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Job Scam in Maine

| September 19, 2013


PORTLAND, ME (AP): The Maine Labor Department is warning job seekers about a scam that uses false postings on the Maine Job Bank to trick them into buying prepaid debit cards. The scammer tells the candidates to purchase a $60 “Green Dot” prepaid card and read the card code to him over the phone. The scammer then tells the job seekers the prepaid card is to cover a uniform and training. ¬†After that, he tells the job seeker to meet him at a local career center. But the scammer fails to show, leaving the job seeker still unemployed and $60 poorer. Labor Department spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz says at least six people have been taken in by the scam. Nearly 150 have answered the ad.

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