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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman in search of a job online found trouble instead.

Aprile Chandler has been out of work for three months. As part of her job search she posted her resume on Craigslist. One e-mail reply came from a company called DFS Trading Limited.

They said they'd pay Chandler $450 a week to mail out furniture catalogs.  But the company said they mistakenly sent her a check for $3,650.

They asked Chandler to cash it, keep her portion and send them the rest. Luckily she didn't fall for it.

"It's a recession going on. People are going to try and go to the bank, get that money and say 'oh we've got some free money' but it's really not free money. It's going to get you in the long run," said Chandler.

Chandler researched the company online and found several complaints from people who fell for the scam. She says she won't use Craigslist anymore.

The Better Business Bureau calls envelope-stuffing promotions "perennial and pervasive scams."

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