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Con artist scamming job seekers out of money

Friday, September 13, 2013

There's a criminal in the East Tremont section of the Bronx preying on people who are down and out.

He's promising them jobs in exchange for money.

Police say that job seekers desperate for employment are falling victim to a scam artist.

Investigators are asking for your help to find a man who goes by the name John Rosa.

Police say he promised people jobs, but instead walked away with their money.

So far, 11 victims say they met Rosa at 1941 Southern Boulevard where they paid him to buy uniforms and hold cleaning jobs around the tri-state area.

Investigators say he posted classified ads in a local Spanish language newspaper.

But when the victims went to work, they quickly found out those jobs didn't exist.

"I've never heard of anything like that. Scamming people, just taking people's money, that's crazy," said Precious Coleman, a resident.

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