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RCMP warn of employment scam

Mounties say the scammers contacted the man though a legitimate website where he had posted an employment profile
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/CityNews Halifax)

RCMP are warning of an employment scam after fraudsters tried to target a Lower Sackville man.

Mounties say the scammers contacted the man through a legitimate website where he had posted an employment profile. 

They claimed to be from a legitimate company and offered him a high paying job.

He then got a cheque in the mail for $89,000, but was told he had to send some money back.

The man contacted the company he thought was going to be hiring him, and that's when he found out the cheque was fake.

"Employment scams target those looking for jobs and offer what appears to be a perfect opportunity," RCMP said in a news release. "Beware of those who ask you to send a cheque, send money back to them or ask you to deposit money into an account."

"Scammers can be very persistent and convincing," police added "Being defrauded is never the victim's fault. "

If you've been defrauded, you can report it to your local police.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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