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Scam Alert from the Gwinnett County Sheriff

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway is alerting public to a scam from someone claiming to be "Amy Livingston" - a mom from Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway's office sent out an alert concerning an inaccurate advertisement. The online advertisement usually starts with “stay at home mom makes $$$ a month.”  The name often used is “Amy Livingston” and she’s referred to as a mom from Lawrenceville Georgia. The website is reportedly registered in the Ukraine and does not involve any Amy Livingston from Lawrenceville.

The GCSO said there are several online systems out there claiming to help you make thousands of dollars. Conway is urging that everyone check any of these ads out carefully, but he also wants to caution the community that the Amy Livingston that is used in several of these online advertisements and e-blasts in not from Gwinnett County. He is urging that anyone investigate the validity of any opportunity before partnering with one of these ventures.

Gail Lane June 06, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I think Sheriff Conway is telling us to be wary of some of the "work from home" ads that are on many websites. Just be careful of these types of senarios - some are legitimate but many are not - and specifically one that references a REAL person named Amy Livingston in particular.
Bailey June 06, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Someone sent me an email containing this advertisement which I clicked on to read and then deleted. I later found out my email list had been hacked and everyone on the list had been sent this scam which said Amy Livingston from Conyers, GA. People on my email list said the ad said that I recommended it. I've changed my email address and am very cautious about even reading junk such as this. Makes me furious though!
Gail Lane June 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Oh, wow! That's a whole different level to the scam, for sure. Thanks for sharing, Bailey.
Sharon Swanepoel June 06, 2012 at 08:58 PM
These scams are just getting worse. And since so many of them, including this one, originate outside the country it is very difficult for the authorities to do anything but issue warnings about them.
Kenneth Stepp June 09, 2012 at 09:33 PM
One thing to remember. Never click on a link in an email. Even if it looks like the company that sent it is one you recognize. Instead type in the company's web site into your browser. Then you can go there safely. Also if you see a link in an email move your pointer over it and look at the bottom of your screen. You will see where the link actually points to. I get one from Paypal all the time. It's always a scam but it looks legit when it comes. Be careful online.

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