August 13, 2022

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – A Midwest City woman said she sidestepped a scam after being offered a part-time job that was too good to be true.

“They need to be stopped because innocent people are getting taken advantage of and that’s not right,” said Sharron Stinnett.

Stinnett said she saw a post about a part-time job opportunity on Facebook from a woman in the metro area. After finding out the job would be centered around inputting data into a computer for a company, the retired IT specialist from Tinker Air Force Base went for it.

“Would you be interested in working part time from home making $25 an hour? It’s not too bad for working part time,” Stinnett told KFOR.

Stinnett said the woman on Facebook sent her a code for an interview on Google Hangout.

“I did a two hour interview with them and I was giving them all kinds of information, which is scary,” she said.

That includes a copy of a military ID, because she was told the company she was interviewing for was Conduent, which is the same company Oklahoma uses to issue unemployment benefit cards. The alleged company also gave Stinnett a contact with the email address HRDepartmentConduent18@gmail.com.

“Any emails should officially come from conduent.com,” she said. “So, then that’s why I thought this is definitely a scam.”

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