LAURINBURG — Those applying for jobs online should be wary about potential scams.

According to a report from the Laurinburg Police Department, a 39-year-old female of South Pine Street reported that she had applied for a job on and was redirected to a male who identified himself as Thomas Sumner.

Sumner then informed the woman that she needed to obtain gift cards from Walmart, CVS or Best Buy for $2,000 on each and send them.

The victim questioned this and asked to speak to his supervisor when the phone call was disconnected. The victim did not send any more informatiuon, but did provide personal information when applying for the believed job.

The victim has contacted the identity theft program and has initiated protection.

Other scams that have been happening in the area include calls from Spectrum telling people they owe money, but the caller isn’t actually from Spectrum. Law enforcement encourages people to call a…

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