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Possibly Internet scam

Date: June 07, 2007

If you were looking for high-paying, part-time job, a classified ad promising $2,700 a month for “only a little of your time” probably sounded too good to be true.

As it turned out, it was.

The ad, which recently had a 10-day run in the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, has allegedly been used to lure at least two local residents into an Internet-based check scam that has become the object of investigations by the local sheriff’s and police department detectives.

So far, no one who has responded to the ads in this area is known to have lost any money.

Similar ads have been placed in other community and regional newspapers and seem to be an Internet scam du jour, the latest in a long line of Web-based frauds that traces back to so-called “Nigerian scams.”

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