Victim Location 92571
Total money lost $3,935.99
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
He made a job posting on indeed. The first person who contacted me through email was a woman named *** *** who was a verified employee of Lawson Products. She gave me James Fin email and stated he was the hiring manager and for me to contact him for more information regarding the job. Once I emailed him, he responded with asking some simple interview questions which then led to me getting hired and telling me my first week paycheck of $400 for 12 hours would be arriving in the next couple days and it would also include some funds that I would be using to run some errands. He gave me specific details on how to deposit the check once it arrived and what to do with the remaining balance. He stated I would be depositing $3000 into a different account number that he would be providing. After that was completed I was to then buy $475 worth of itunes gift cards. On the second day he tried to get me to use my personal funds. I declined and asked for verification of who he actually was, due to also finding the exact same email he had sent me also connected to two other scams. Three day’s after this took place I found out the check was a fake and my bank account was now negative. I want to prevent this to happening to anyone else and their families. Especially any military personal families like my husband and I. I have gone to the police and made a report, along with alk the evidence I have. As of right now the bank is not wanting to credit me back, hopefully that will change. Please MILITARY SPOUSES LOOKING FOR WORK BE CAREFUL!!