Memphis woman falls victim to employment fake check scam | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker



MEMPHIS, Tenn.–A Memphis woman hopes to warn others about a fake check scam after she was frauded out of thousands of dollars over a job that never even existed.

The 64-year-old woman we talked to, who does not want to be identified, said she recently started scouring the internet looking and applying for various jobs where she could work from home.

“I’m sad. I’m sad and I’m hurt and I’m angry. You know that I allowed myself to be a victim of a scam,” she said.

She’s retired and living on a fixed income, but with the recent rise in prices of gas and groceries, she wanted to make a little extra money. 

A man reached out to her saying he represented a company that actually exists. She went through the interview process online. He said he would send her a check for several thousand dollars and when the check arrived it looked legit. 

“It all sounded so good you know? But I’m at a point now where if things sound too good to be true you know 9 times out of 10 they’re not true,” the woman said.



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