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GOLF MANOR, Ohio — With unemployment benefits ending, many people are trying to get back into full time work.

But if you are looking for a professional job online, beware.

Lori Obermeyer is a freelance graphic designer who lost a lot of work during the pandemic at her Golf Manor, Ohio business, Obermeyer and Associates in Design.

She recently started job hunting on sites like LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster and found a company with a great-paying graphics position.

“They emailed me to say they saw my resume and wanted to do a meeting with me,” Obermeyer said. “It ended up being a chat room meeting.”

The company — Granite Construction of Lansing, Michigan — said she was perfect for the position.

“They said, ‘Congratulations, we picked you for one of our graphics designers,'” Obermeyer said.

But they first needed her to send money for equipment.

“They were going to send me things to build a remote office, a Mac, and office furniture,” she…

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