Victim Location 02030
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I found this job opportunity through the PEOPLE PER HOUR website. It was a job translator where I supposed to translate 44 pages of documents to a project. I talked to a person called IRENE HUGLEY – 9545464039 – email [email protected] She sent me the document and all information by e-mail. She mailed me a total check of $4.970,00 on May 5th and it was supposed to cover the 2 phases of the project. On May 7th she wrote me back saying that phase 2 was canceled and asking the amount back. I did three payments through the VENMO app, $900, $900, $800 to the USER: ADA PINCKNEY @Hamiltongirls.
After that, I had my BMO BANK ACCOUNT FREEZE. I talked to my bank and they told me that it was a FAKE CHECK and the $4.970.00 amount would be taken out to my bank account and I will own the BANK the VENMO TRANSFERENCES.
I can’t afford to pay it and I am not supposed to since I got the check amount in my bank account and the money was there.
I don’t know how to proceed right now so I am feeling this form to make sure that everything is documented.
My bank told me that I supposed to talk to ***** – ***-***-**** but it has been impossible reaching her out. She never answers or returns the phone calls. I am not having ANY bank support. They freeze my access to my bank account, and they just tell me that I have to wait until the check returns and my balance gets negative.
The VENMO app gave me assistance and they could get 2 of 3 payments back!! The SCAM person, unfortunately, got $800 and I would like to report that I am not going be able to pay this to the bank and I will send a fraud alert to the SCORE companies.