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U.S. Postal Service warning of "work from home" scam

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office passed along a warning of a "work from home" scam on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service.

According to USPS officials, scammers are targeting people who are looking for work and submitted their resumes online, offering them a part-time job that can be done from home. 

USPS says the victim will receive packages in the mail that they open and re-ship to a completely different name and address.

The packages contain items that were bought with stolen credit cards. They also contain fraudulent money orders.

The Sheriff's Officer says this scam victimizes two people; the owner of the credit card, and the person who thinks they are working a legitimate job.

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If you or someone you know thinks they have been affected by this scam, call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 423-209-7000.

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