Victim Location 29316
Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange
I was contacted by a friend who knew I was looking for a PT job, she found this one on Craig’s List and sent it to me via email, and was proposed a job opportunity where I live – South Caroline. It sounded like a job I had several years ago, when I would be assigned to visit a particular fast food restaurant, order specified meal, do a report on employees, cleanliness attitudes, etc. THIS TIME: . I was then emailed instructions to accept a check that I would deposit in my own bank account. They said I would “cash out” the check, however I told “them” that I belonged to a small credit union and the “bank” wanted to hold the check 24 hours. I deposited the check on Friday, late, and when in early Monday morning and had no trouble getting cash. It had to send the cash to one person via two money transfers, had trouble finding the business they wanted me to use, and finally settled on WalMart – because they had “WalMart to WalMart” money transfers as well as “MoneyGram” transfers. The two “sends” had to a specified amount, plus fees (all was paid for by “them”. I was never asked for anything except my name, full address including zip code. The 3rd transaction – the check was not signed, they wanted ME to be the “beneficiary” and sign the check, I refused. Next day I got the same amount, new check… when I got to the bank, the Teller told me that one of the checks I had cashed 2 days before was being returned – they refused to cash the third check. BOTH of the first two checks were returned (NSF). The company I was “working” for insisted the bank had to cash the check and I had to continue the assignment, go to WalMart, send two money transfers, send all references and info to “them” so the cash could be picked up in OHIO.
Now I owe the bank the negative amount of the two checks. I have all paper work and documentation if needed to support these claims.
AMOUNT I AM OUT: $1800.50 + 2375.90 = 4,476.40