It started with a sale. A simple transaction that would inevitably lead to my bank account being overdraft, my rent check being returned and now to where I am no longer attending school (I dropped out as of 11/7/2019 and a senior attending university in Arizona).
I needed a little extra cash because on top of this I recently got re-ended by a propane commercial vehicle while running errands. There is more to this story which relates to what I received just two weeks ago from this scammer.
When re-ended the car that I owned was a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder that my dad gifted me a week prior to the accident. Not only that, it was just paid off two weeks prior to my dad gifting it to me for my 21st Birthday. So car paid off, my dad gifts it to me as a present and then boom, its no longer mine, and the insurance are taking their sweet time to do anything with the vehicle.
So, with an origin presented, fast forward to needing some little cash, I sold my violin. A violin that I have had for almost ten years. I started playing the violin when I was 5, then piano at 12 and continued until I graduated high school at 17.
So I post it on Craiglist, Facebook, basically anywhere. Then I received an email saying the buyer is interested, they will send a check, and to ‘please remove the ad on Craiglist”. The only thing I found odd in the format of the email was spacing and a few random capitalized words but I thought based off the rest, perhaps they jumped into the ad wanting it.
I said I only received a certified cashier check/bank check to which they said they would go ahead to see through it. They sent me a 2050 dollar check. But it was not only for the violin but to help with expenses as the “buyer” asked why I was selling my violin. So I typed a novel story of it with the answers the “buyer” wanted and then it comes in. I wish I had known better and being the naive person I can be, to which my boyfriend just shook his head and the result of what I have done, deposited the check to which I became disbelieved of the following actions: check was returned, the person wasn’t who they were (they called and left a voicemail message threatening me with calling the FBI)…..
They still message me to this day trying to “apologize” but their damage has been done and I am swimming in debt. I am optimistic that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. I also believe everything comes in threes and well, this is one of those that came.
I live with my boyfriend and dog name Mandi. I used to be a College Senior. I work at a makeup store part-time. I Postmates to get some money in to at least eat or feed Mandi. I don’t have a car and rely on my boyfriend. I have been job hunting for nearly three months. Life sucks. But when things go down there are always things that will go up.
If you want to send something go right ahead. I also felt the need to share my story to hopefully help someone.