What do I do now

I had someone hit me up (someone who designed a twitch logo for me a few months back) and offer to make me a little money by signing up on an app (coinbase), then verifying the account, and pasting him the login, and sure enough, I actually got $500 from that so he had (unfortunately) gained my trust, and I trusted him enough to cash a few checks into my bank account, and send him a portion of them as he asked, and then the first $1000 check reversed, this should have been a red flag, but I stupidly accepted his fix. His fix of depositing a $3000 check. Which also reversed, and now my bank account is sitting at -$2900, and I really don’t know what to do.


The content was posted by ItsWildDucky on 2021-10-05 15:11:59 via reddit

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8 Comments

  1. toastyhoodie says:

    Nothing you really can do. It’s a $2900 lesson. Whatever you do, don’t trust anyone who says they can get that money back for you. At minimum you can explain the situation to your bank, but because you voluntarily did this, they probably won’t be able to help.

  2. I wouldn’t even let lifelong friends or family members cash checks on a bank account with my name attached to it. Not sure what you’re doing.

    Sounds like an expensive lesson, unfortunately. Better hope the bank doesn’t shut you down and blacklist you for repeatedly depositing bad checks.

  3. Aunty_Fascist says:

    Contact your bank in the first instance. Talk to them about what happened. They probably won’t do anything to recoup your money but if you get out in front of it they might not close your account. Filing a police report so there’s a paper trail and proof for your bank would also be a good idea. Just don’t expect the police to be able to do anything to help other than filing the report.

    And you will need to watch out for !recovery scammers who will be targeting you for posting here. Nobody can get that money back for you, no matter what promises they make.

  4. Probably, the next thing you need to do is to learn from this. This is why I never trust anything online that says we can earn big on doing something. There’s no easy money just like that.

  5. ochisiepa says:

    The only thing you can do is to talk to your bank not to close down your account and send you to collections. As for the money it’s gone.

  6. You fell for a common fake check scam. Depending on how you sent the money, you might be able to trace where it went (for instance, if you transferred it from one Coinbase account to another Coinbase account, that might be easy for you to see because Coinbase offers within-Coinbase transfers at a reduced transfer fee).

    The bottom line is that you owe your bank money to bring your balance above $0. If you don’t do that, then they could sue you to recover what you owe to them, and you will have a hard time opening another bank account anywhere else. Ask your bank manager to waive their bounced check and overdraft fees because you were a scam victim.

    !fakecheck

  7. joeyGibson says:

    You’re going to have to see if you can work out a payment plan with your bank, if you don’t have that much money stashed away somewhere else. You _will_ have to pay that money back; it’s just a question of how long they give you to do it.

  8. Goflyakitescammers says:

    Watch for !recovery agents. They will take your money and run. Sorry you lost the money. Hope your bank works with you to get the overdraft fixed before they close your account (usually 30 days in the US). Because once they close it, it is going to be impossible to open another until that overdraft is paid. Scammers are just scum!

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