Scunthorpe woman gives warning to others using job websites
An unemployed woman who used a classified website to look for work has warned others to be careful after a potential employer sent texts that she felt were inappropriate and she became worried there might be more to it than waitressing work.
Vicki Wells, 38, of Ashby, has been looking for work after she resigned from her job.
In an attempt to find employment, she placed an advert on a classified ads website.
And when an offer of a catering job came up, she was keen to find out more.
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But alarm bells started to ring when the man claiming to be setting up his own catering business tried to arrange to meet her in a pub for the interview, saying he would treat her to lunch and wine.
Mrs Wells said: "He said he treats 'his girls' well and he would keep me busy and that uniforms and training would be given. He said 'I will make sure you are a very busy girl for me'. He insisted on taking me to dinner and said he wanted to buy me more than one drink.
"I am scared other people in Scunthorpe have also posted ads and could be at risk if they also believe it to be a legitimate job. If you are looking for a job, don't put your mobile number on it or any personal details."