To whom it may concern,
Hi, my name is Gabriella and I am a 20-year-old university student. About a month ago, in a desperate search for a job, I received an email back from an ad on craigslist, from a man named “Scott Eric”. This person ended up being one of the largest scammers on Craigslist, but I was not aware of this at the time, some may say “too bad you should have done your research” but for anyone who has ever been scammed or has been in a situation dire for cash, especially as a student, knows how hard things can get. To summarize the incident, this man told me that he needed a personal assistant to process shipments and payments for his commercial sculpture company. I was sent two checks in the mail and was ordered to cash them and “pay the shipping agent through a cash deposit.” I deposited and cashed the first check and the second one, luckily the bank held it and I was able to do some research after that. My personal bank account since then has been frozen and my account is now overdrawn 5,000 dollars, and despite my efforts with the police department and the bank’s fraud department, they are obligating me to pay the $5,000. I do not have this kind of money, I recently just got a job but at $11,25 an hour, all while being a student, I will not be able to pay the amount in time and I will be placed into collection. I need my life back and I do not want to continue living with this debt hanging over my head, any amount would be helpful. I hope this is a sufficient plea for help, this is not a joke or a scam, I have been a victim of that myself.
Thank you to whoever takes the time to read this and I hope this can lead me somewhere.