“ I got a reply spinal column and it said this position has been filled but I ‘ve been looking for a personal assistant, ” she said. The reception was from a serviceman named James Thomas. He told her he would pay her $ 700 a week. “ You ‘d be great. Ca n’t wait to meet you but I ‘m out of township correctly now. But since I ‘m out of township could you do these things for me until I get in, ” she said he told her. She says he sent her four checks to deposit into her bank account, and then withdraw certain amounts to send money orders to clients. “ I have deposited four checks already, and it ‘s going to make me negative eight grand in my bill and I ‘m 20, going to school, ” she said. On Thursday, she was notified by her bank that checks she deposited were forged. “ They said ‘sorry, you ‘re responsible for it, you ‘re going to have to pay it back. ‘ And if I do n’t, they will most probably action me and I ‘ll have a fraud charge on my criminal record, ” she said.
According to the Better Business Bureau, scams like this spike during the holidays. “ We ‘ve seen things like this out there, we ‘ve seen nanny character subcontract postings where, send us some money, we ‘re going to do background check on you, and you never hear from them again because all they wanted was the money for a background assay, ” said BBB President, Mechele Mills. Officials say anything that sounds besides good to be true, is a red masthead. “ Why would somebody need you to deposit money into your score and pay them ? It ‘s just not something a legalize caller is going to ask you to do, ” Mills said. Which is why a short research goes a long way. otherwise, you could lose the very thing you were trying to save.
“ This is school money, this is lease money and I ‘m getting hit with all of this. And I do n’t want that to happen to anybody else, ” the victim said. The BBB says scammers target job seekers year-round and they warn to never give out personal banking information. copyright 2015 KLTV. All rights reserved .