The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Scam: Ad not what it seemed

Help wanted classified


December 21, 2016

Several local residents have reported a recent help wanted ad in the Whitehall Ledger turned out to be too good to be true.

The ad in question had run in the two previous editions of the Whitehall Ledger Classified Section, and was seeking a caregiver for five hours a day, Monday through Friday. The wage for the position was $18.

Local residents Earleen Lloyd and Michelle Lewis both approached the Ledger with concerns about the ad.

Lloyd said she responded to the ad via email, and spoke with a man who said he would soon need a caregiver for his mother in the Whitehall area. Lloyd said aft...

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