OPB: Yakama Nation members scammed for Gulf Coast jobs
"Ryan Craig is a 28-year-old radio DJ for the Yakama Nation. He's pretty mad today for his friends and family.

Many of the people he knows were taken in by a likely scam by a man who promised jobs cleaning up the oil spill on the Gulf Coast for $40 an hour.

Ryan Craig: "He came and he picked up guys and women that needed the job; that needed the money, that didn't have anything going on."

Craig says that Yakama tribal members who signed up for the gig were ready to board a bus early Thursday morning, but the bus didn't show up.

Ryan Craig: "They put stuff in storage, they had going away dinners and you got elders saying oh we wish you the best, do your best and come back. If this don't happen how is our whole community going to feel?"

All those people gave up their name, birthdate, address, social security number and tribal identification."

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Yakama Nation Tribal Members Scammed Into Giving Up Personal Information (Oregon Public Broadcasting 6/17)
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