Dumbest Job Scam Ever

job scam Convicted sex offender Gary Doyle Wood thought he could lure a female gas station employee into a motel room by telling her he was an Exxon manager and was considering her for a promotion. All she had to do was rent a room in a nearby motel so he could come and interview her there ... and give her a "medical exam."

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The clerk was no fool. After receiving several phone calls from Wood at the Exxon station where she worked in Alexandria, Va., she was creeped out enough to report the calls to the local sheriff. Deputies then located the caller in the station's parking lot.

A background check revealed that he was a sex offender who had been convicted of rape and kidnapping. Deputies arrested 50-year-old Wood, of Anniston, Ala. He faces charges of Violation of the Community Notification Act, and may well be guilty of perpetrating the dumbest job scam ever!

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Yeah right, I'll let this guy give me an interview and a medical exam at my next job interview for gas station management. This fool had to be ******* on a crack pipe full of formaldehyde. Who gets a job interview and a medical exam in a motel room across the street from the gas station? Can you say XXXXXTRA Stupid? Fool. LOLLLLL!!!!!!

March 20 2011 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How long did he serve for rape and kidnapping? Was it 30 days probation?

March 07 2011 at 2:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Why, oh why can we not neuter these bastards? If they can't get off, they won't do it ever again. Oh, they still might murder, but they couldn't rape anymore. Unless they used a tool of some kind, then they could still rape, I guess. Oh well, it was a good thought at first. Okay, how about we neuter them and remove one or both arms? Then it would be real difficult to rape anyone ever again. Unless they kicked them unconscious, of course. It would still be difficult, but not impossible, I guess. Okay, I guess there's only one way to take them out of the picture permanently...Killem where they stand. Works for me!

February 12 2011 at 5:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I know world's dumbest job scams which are Nigerians and other "dumbies" works because they sent e-mail for offering jobs which they asked for your identification and banking account information when real jobs never do that way like asking for id and banking account, they rather to have in a person. They did not know that other countries don't do to foreign people by e-mails either. Like world's dumbest "lottery scam e-mails", these have no common senses.

February 12 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


February 12 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well he's ganna get his prostate exam once he's locked up again. Win-win situation for everybody it seems.

February 12 2011 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"he was a sex offender who had been convicted of rape and kidnapping."

Why do these people keep getting out of prison to be allowed to hurt innocent women and children? When they get out, they are afraid to get caught, so the next time they kill. Either chemically castrate them to remove the urge or keep them in prison forever.

February 12 2011 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

After reading this article, anyone still believe that sex offenders like this guy can be rehabilitated? The answer is NO and that is why they either need to be locked up forever or executed.

February 12 2011 at 4:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe that is one for the TV show, "World's Dumbest." By the way, I'm accepting down payments for a beautiful oceanfront property I'm selling in New Mexico!

February 12 2011 at 2:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I guess he was only interested in the really dumb ones.

February 11 2011 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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