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Anderson Co. deputies warn of job hunter scam

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The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new scam directed at job hunters.

Deputies said two such scams were reported last week. One involved an employment ad posted on Craigslist. 

The victim was hired and received a check from the company ‘Art Materials and Paintings’ via USPS, but was soon informed by a bank that the company’s check was fraudulent, according to deputies.

Deputies said the victim lost $1,900 in the transaction.

A second scam involved an email sent to a victim asking her to become a 'Mystery Shopper.' The victim reportedly received two cashier’s checks from the Navy Federal Credit Union along with instructions to send funds to several locations.

Deputies said the victim was informed by her bank that the checks were fraudulent, and she lost over $2,900 in the transaction.

If you become aware of fraudulent activity, contact the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-922-1594 or file a scam report at www.consumer.sc.gov.

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