LITTLE ROCK — Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday it is assisting law enforcement officers in the investigation of a scam involving false craigslist ads for jobs with the power company.

LITTLE ROCK — Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday it is assisting law enforcement officers in the investigation of a scam involving false craigslist ads for jobs with the power company.


A person who responds to one of the false craigslist ads — which claim no experience is necessary — is asked to provide personal details via email or text and is given excuses to explain why a face-to-face job interview is not possible, the company said in a news release.


The scam artist then sends the victim a check, often described as an advance paycheck or funding to purchase office furniture or pay for training. The victim is told to deposit the check and wire money to another party.


The check is counterfeit, typically bearing the routing number and account number that the scam artist has stolen from a real business.


The scam artists’ mailings have used Entergy Arkansas’ return address and have been stamped with Little Rock postmarks, the company said.


"We’re taking time to inform our customers and the general public to always be on alert," said Brady Aldy, vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas. "We’re a victim in this scam, too, and we’re helping get the word out about this common type of online scam."


More information on how to avoid falling for a craigslist scam is available at craigslist.org/about/scams.