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New job scam warning in Jacksonville

Reported by: Jamie Smith
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Updated: 7/16/2013 11:56 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers about a local employment posting it alleges is actually a pyramid scheme.

The BBB tells Action News it has been tracking H3 Security Inc. for six years as it bounced from city to city placing job ads and allegedly scamming people out of money. The company is now leasing office space in a building next to Bragan Field in downtown Jacksonville.

According to the watchdog group, anyone responding to the H3 Security office will be offered employment if they pay a $99 fee for "training materials."

"All they're training you to do is how to go to other locations, open up a temporary office like that, start your own security company and advertise for managers to come in and pay you $100 so they can learn how to do the same thing over and over," said Tom Stephens, President of the Better Business Bureau.

The man who runs H3 Security claimed to Action News that his business is completely legitimate and legal.

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