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BY ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

Three Artesia residents, eager for employment, recently responded to an advertisement in the Artesia Daily Press, only to discover it was not the golden opportunity that it seemed.

A man calling himself “Mark Stone” placed a help wanted ad in the ADP classifieds section, requesting that it run from Dec. 3 until Dec. 16 of 2010.

The ad said this:

“Receptionist/ admin assistant position available at established Construction Management/ real estate development firm. Flexible 30 hour Monday-Friday work week. An excellent opportunity for advancement for the right person. Please send your resume to markstone39@live.com.”

When the victims responded to the advertisement, they allegedly were met with a barrage of requests for personal information. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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