Craigslist job posting scams Southern Arizona post offices - Tucson News Now

Craigslist job posting scams Southern Arizona post offices

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The post office is out $50,000 after Tucsonans say they were put in the middle of a scam.

The scam targeted the post office and used the unemployed as the middleman to get thousands of dollars in stamps.

The Better Business Bureau says about one dozen people found a job on Craigslist.

The company gave them business checks and told them to meet with clients in all different parts of southern Arizona..

Some traveled more than 100 miles.

The "employer" told them to buy close to five thousand dollars of stamps. So, they did and then came back to drop them off.

The next day when they were supposed to start work, they showed up and waited for several hours.

Each employee is out gas money and no job.

"It was a need. Desperate need to make more money because I've been disabled for a long time. What he's doing is wrong. He should think about the people he's hurting and sooner or later it's going to catch up to him."

The postal inspector and police are investigating.

The BBB says no job will ever give you a check before hand.

If something doesn't feel right, go with your gut instinct and check the BBB's website if you have doubts a business is bogus.

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