Sunday 26 May, 2019

Man swindled out of $10K in job scam

Police are once again warning citizens to exercise caution when transferring money to strangers.

This warning comes after a recent report in which a 48-year-old man was swindled of $10,000 in cash under the pretense that he would get a job at an oil company in Point Fortin.

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According to police reports, the victim, a heavy equipment operator from Palo Seco, told police that he first paid a sum of TT$6,000 via a Western Union money transfer at MS Food City Supermarket in Debe for a job vacancy application at “Heritage Oil Industries” in Point Fortin on December 10.

That week, the man then made a further payment of $4,000.

Both sums were paid to two men who assured they would aid with the process.

However, when almost two months had passed, and no progress was made, the man made a report to the police.

Checks were made on the said company regarding the job vacancies and it was discovered that no such job vacancy was in existence and that the two men who claimed they would aid with the process, were not employees of the company.

PC James is continuing inquiries.

Enquiries are continuing.

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