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Fake Check/Money Order

Scam Type

Fake Check/Money Order Scam

Business Name Used

Gasum Oy

Date Reported

Sep 06, 2022

Victim Postal Code

07065

Total Dollars Lost

4976

Scam Description

I was asked to deposit a check to purchase equipment, I was told because they are in Finland, the check would come from someone in the USA. I deposited the check and was asked to make Zelle disbursements to one person. There was a stop payment on the check. The person the check came from finally emailed me back and said he needs receipts on what I spent. I emailed him and explained what happened. He sent another email stating I should send him receipts. I emailed back that the gentleman that I was working for hadn’t gotten me any receipts yet. l’ve been leaving messages all day with the gentleman I was working with and he hasn’t gotten back to me. I don’t what to do all the money I had in the account was a little over $2000 and now the bank took it away, The check was for $4976.