Scam Type

Employment Scam

Date Reported

2023-05-25 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I reached out to an email about a job on LinkedIn, I was replied to a few days later stating the job had been filled but there was an open position got a Personal Assistant to Heather Pantalone. She stated that she was very busy and would not reply right away, but I would be doing basic errands for “her” such as depositing money I received from her to organizations and charities. I did receive a check in the mail for $2850 from a Thomas Fino. I was told by my bank the funds would not be available for a few days, after relaying this information to “Heather” I was asked to use $1000 of my own money to pay for her errands and reimburse myself using the money deposited from the check. I declined to do this and have not heard from her since. However, my bank locked my account due to the check being fraud.

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