Murfreesboro Woman Falls for Fake Employment Opportunity Online

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A make believe company has managed to scam a Murfreesboro resident out of nearly $1,000. The 23-year old victim told police she got this particular job opportunity via the World Wide Web. She did not realize the employer was a phony.

The woman told police she received a check in the mail from the company and deposited the check as requested by her new boss. After depositing the $980 check, she was told to wire $714 to a subject in Georgia. Soon after the transfer, her bank notified her that the check she deposited was a fake and now she owed her bank money to cover the loss.

A short time later, her new online employer told her she would be tasked with a similar duty that would require her to send $2,000 to a location in Turkey. Luckily, she did not fall for the scam twice and police were notified. However, the victim still owes her bank $980.


No arrests have been made.



MPD Incident Report #13-21270


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