I cant stop thinking about what happened. I feel so stupid. I got scammed in such a way that I didn’t know was possible until now.
Basically someone hit me up via Insta DM saying he if i wrote originals (Im a music artist) He said he wanted to pay me 500$ to write a “personal song” for his sons 6th birthday “Danny”.
His account seemed very legit. “Full name” on his username, regular “real estate- entrepreneur” bio, and 400+ posts with 1.9k followers (account private)
He gave me details on what to put in the song (His best friend is Jena, his little dog is Maxxy, his favorite show is PJ Masks Cat Boy, he loves spiderman) He made it sound so legit. I got to work and wrote and mixed an awesome 2minute song in an hour for him.
So this is how it went down, he seemed like a well-off guy right? He basically told me “So there’s a little problem now. My assistant requested $3000 instead of $300 to our manager and now he processed a check for that amount.
We won’t be able to request another check from the account for another month.
I’m trying to see what I can do.
I’ll get back to you as soon as I figure it out” (HOW DID I FALL FOR THIS)
So, there was “no work-around” so basically, his plan was to send me a fake check of 3000$ via email and give 2500$ back. As a trusty person I am, I accepted the fake check and deposited in my bank while e-transferring $2500 back to him.
Cut to the chase I called the bank because I couldn’t make any more Mobile Deposits and they told me I got scammed since my check was in the fraud department.
Guys, Im a 21 year old artist that has been making modern hip-hop for 5 years and this is the worst thing I’ve ever fallen for in the business. I am so ashamed and embarrassed. My family and friends were all happy for me that I made 500$ off a 6 year olds Birthday Song. I felt so great, so proud, so achieved. Only to realize I gave a loser 2500$.
Thats my story. Any confidence boost would mean a lot 🙁
The content was posted by saveSpyro on 2021-10-07 20:06:36 via reddit