Victim Location 44047
Type of a scam Employment
Responded to an ad on craigslist about Verve energy drink putting a wrap on my car and getting paid to advertise. I received an overnight check for 1900. I was asked to cash it, keep a small amount and western union the rest. I informed "Barry" that the bank had put a 10 day hold on it. He assured me the check would clear the next day. I never actually took the check to the bank. Tomorrow I plan to tell him the check has cleared. And I am sure he is going to tell me to western union him most of it while the check would have been bouncing at my bank. I am reporting this in hopes that this guy will one day be stopped from doing this. I have read countless stories online of people being taken advantage of by this same individual. The company name on the check is Rose East Inc 1419 west diversey parkway. no city state or zipcode. The bank it was drawn on, American Chartered Bank, was merged into MB Financial in August. When I google searched this guys phone number it said it belongs in Camden NJ. The check was return addressed to is Lakes of Margate 5750 Lakeside Dr. Pompano Beach FL 33063. When I looked up Lakes of Margate I learned it is in a different city and is a Luxury Apartment office. I am saving the check, envelope it came in, and all the texts between me and this guy. Please stop him. I checked the box scammer attempted to take money because I know tomorrow when I tell him the check cleared he is going to ask me to western union it.