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A Job Scam May Pick Targets By Scanning Your Facebook Page

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Woodruff, S.C. -

Best friends Katie Cox and Demi Messer have shared a lot of memorable experiences, 4 years of Woodruff High school, getting accepted to USC Upstate, and now both have become targets of the same job scam.

"They said I was guaranteed a job and they said I just had to apply over the phone," said Cox.

When she got the phone call, she says it was a no brainer. She had already heard the same pitch being offered to Messer an hour earlier, asking for her private information.

"It was too good to be true. There was no way the job was just going to fall into my lap like that, especially when I hadn't even applied," said Messer.

It left them wondering, why them?

"I asked them how they got my name and they said a friend referred me and they gave me their first and last name and I knew I didn't know this person and so I started to look them up and they were a friend on my friend's list."

Cox is referring to her Facebook page. And she admits she is "bad" about accepting friends she doesn't even know.

Both women think the scammer checked out their pages and picked a friend as a referral to sound more legitimate. They also both admit their phone numbers were listed on their accounts.

Of course the culprit didn't count on these young women being next to each other when the first call came in.

"Yeah, there's probably more people that they called that weren't together, don't know that they're calling several people, so that's why we just wanted to get it out there," said Messer.

In fact they say the scammer called Messer's sister as well. All 3 women have taken their number off Facebook and they plan tighten privacy setting as well.

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