JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man interviewing for a job didn't get hired after learning his potential employer was likely a scammer.
According to Jonesboro police, the man told officers he had been applying for jobs online.
A company responded to his application and asked to set up a meeting online through Yahoo! Messenger.
According to the report, a "representative" from the company offered him a job.
The man said he received a check for $2,560, supposedly for equipment for the job.
While cashing the check and placing the money on a pre-paid money card, the man told officers something didn't feel right.
The man said he contacted the company over the phone. That's when he was told it was a scam and the company never contacts someone through an online messenger.
The man is working with the company and his bank to resolve the issue.
In a separate case, Jonesboro police issued a warning about another scam.
Police said a caller is posing as someone with the Jonesboro Police Department demanding immediate payment over warrants and outstanding balances.
The person on the other end of the call demands the victim to put money on a pre-paid money card to settle the issue.
Jonesboro police advise they never demand payment over the phone.
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