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Fake Check/Money Order

Scam Type

Fake Check/Money Order Scam

Business Name Used

Protech Solutions Imposter

Date Reported

Aug 25, 2022

Victim Postal Code

08863

Total Dollars Lost

1500

Scam Description

They interviewed me on telegram and offered me the job. Two days later they sent me a check to deposit which I did. The next day the funds were in my account and they asked me to send the check money to their ‘vendors’ for office supplies through zelle……the transaction didn’t go through, then they asked me to buy gift cards and send to them which I did……I felt it in my gut that it didn’t feel right….then, I called my bank and explained.
My bank confirmed it was a scam and that the check is gonna bounce in a few days….now I’m in $1500 in debt. They sent $3850….thankfully I found out before I sent all the money back to them.
They have my info too.
Be safe out there guys.