Job scam costs woman $4,000

 

An Augusta woman told deputies Sunday she lost nearly $4,000 in a job scam.

The 34-year-old victim said she was initially contacted via e-mail late November about a job offer as a customer service evaluator, according to an incident report. After accepting the job, the woman received a check for $3,950 and specific instruction on how to spend it.

She told deputies she followed instructions by spending $100 at Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway, sending $1,824 to the United Kingdom from Western Union at Publix on Furys Ferry Road and another $1,824 from Kroger on Columbia Road.

The victim was later contacted by a representative at her personal bank who told her the check was fraudulent and the funds would be withdrawn from her account.

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