Feeling Really Ashamed, But Keeping My Head Up And Moving Forward
I fell victim to a scam that cost me $1700 and a lot of pride.
I am not looking for sympathy by any means, just warning people that may not be aware of this particular scam.
Being a widow and a mom, I am always looking for a way to make extra money, at the holidays this is extra important. I came across an ad for a vehicle wrap for Fresh Haze IPA, I looked them up, they are very legit.
So I respond to this ad, a few days go by and I receive an email informing me that I was chosen for the promotion campaign and would get another email informing me of what I needed to do.
I get the email, all they asked for was to confirm my name, and mailing address for the check to be sent. I did, and then received a confirmation number for the check. This all sounded legit so far.
The check arrived, $1700, I was to deposit the check and wait for further instructions. So I waited and the check cleared according to my bank, I asked. I was to then send money to a specialist to come and wrap my vehicle with the said advertising.
I sent the money, stupid me yes! A whole week went by and the check bounced, as it was a fake check. And I am left holding the bag of course, even though my bank cleared the check, they are not responsible for one single thing. I think that is crap, but anyway, moral to the story, do not do what I did! Period end of story! Just Don't!
I have reported my case, and luckily have not been charged with any crimes as a result of this. I have since read cases where people have had to defend themselves in court to prove they were not a part of the operation. That would really upset me to say the least!
Use caution my friends, we are among the wolves every day!