Potential scam victim, BBB warn of check ruse


THIS WOMAN, WHO WANTS TO BE
IDENTIFIED ONLY AS GABRIELE,
SAYS AFTER SUBMITTING HER RESUME
ONLINE AT CARE.COM, SHE WAS
CONTACTED BY SOMEONE SHE THOUGHT
WAS OFFERING HER A JOB TO BE A CAREGIVE
>>IN HINDSIGHT I WAS SO FULL OF
JOY TO HAVE THE IDEAL SITUATION. KAREN: GABRIELE SAID THE TONE OF
THE EMAILS QUICKLY CHANGED. SHE SAYS THE PERSON STATED THEY
WOULD BE ARRIVING IN MARYLAND
SOON AND NEEDED A FAVO
>>SHE REQUESTED ME TO POSSIBLY
MEDIATE A BUY OF A WHEELCHAIR
FOR HER MOTHER AND SHE WAS GOING TO TO SEND ME A CHECK FOR DOING
THIS IN MY FIRST WEEK OF
EMPLOYMENT AND SOMETHING WENT
LIKE, ELECTRICITY. I SAID SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT. KAREN: GABRIELE SOON RECEIVED A
CHECK IN THE MAIL FOR NEARLY
$2600 FROM THE SCAMMER. SHE SAYS SHE TOOK IT TO HER BANK
AND WORKERS THERE VERIFIED IT
WAS FAKE. BUT THOSE AT THE BETTER BUSINESS
BUREAU SAY THAT’S NOT ALWAYS THE
CASE.>>THEY’LL SEND YOU A CHECK
THEY’LL ASK YOU TO DEPOSIT A
CHECK. THEY’LL SAY IT’S FOR PAYMENT BUT
THEY WANT YOU TO SEND SOME MONEY
BACK. KAREN: FORCING A VICTIM TO LOSE
MONEY AMONG OTHER THINGS.>>IF THEY ASK YOU FOR TOO MUCH
PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ADVANCE
THAT’S ALSO A RED FLAG. YOU DON’T WANT TO GIVE THEM YOUR
BIRTH DATE, YOU DON’T WANT TO
GIVE THEM YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
INFORMATION, REALLY THREE BIG
GLARING ’DON’T DO THIS IT’S A SCAM. KAREN: GABRIELE SAYS SHE WANTS
OTHERS TO BEWARE.>>REALLY BE AWARE OF THE RISKS
AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SAFETY
SERVICES THE COMPANIES
THEMSELVES OFFER. KAREN: IF YOU FEEL YOU’VE BEEN
THE VICTIM OF A SCAM CONTACT THE
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AT
410-347-

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