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Employment scams targeting younger job searchers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A local woman nearly lost close to $3,000 to a stranger in a scam that’s targeting young people – and some are falling for it.

Cynthia Scroggins says people should beware and be on alert, as she almost lost thousands of dollars in an employment scam.

“I got a letter in the mail that was kind of suspicious. I wasn’t sure what it was, but it came with a check for $2,700 and it said what I was going to be doing was the secret going to Walmart and secretly buy prepaid money cards,” Scroggins said.

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