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Albany women claim they were scammed out of jobs and money

One woman said she almost quit her job for the promised job. (Source: WALB) One woman said she almost quit her job for the promised job. (Source: WALB)
Police responded to a disorderly conduct call Wednesday night. (Source: WALB) Police responded to a disorderly conduct call Wednesday night. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Eight women reported to Albany police that a man used social media to advertise for open office job positions. But they told police there weren't really any jobs when they went to start work.

According to the Albany Police Department, the women told officers they were hired for jobs that didn't really exist. The women are mad because some of them even quit their previous jobs to take the new ones. 

"He called me. He said he had a job position for me, making $6,000 a month. I'm finna quit my job," said Diamond Thomas, a reported scam victim.

The Albany Police Department responded to a disorderly conduct complaint Wednesday night in the 2000 block of West Broad Avenue. When they got to the scene, eight women were there, all saying they had been promised jobs by a man, but said the jobs weren't actually real.

WALB isn't naming the man involved because no criminal charges have been pressed against him at this time. 

The women also said they weren't the only ones.

"It was maybe 20 of us who have done this within the last week," said Meka Pope, another reported scam victim. 

The women said they found out about the jobs through a social media posting. They also said they gave the man who posted the job openings their identification and social security numbers after they were told they got the jobs. 

"We've done several interviews. We've done orientations," explained Pope.

As for Thomas, she's just happy she didn't quit her job.

"I've got a baby to take care of here," said Thomas.

Albany police have not filed any criminal charges in the incident.  

Officers told the women they will need to sue the man in civil court if they want to try to get reimbursed for any lost or promised money.

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