Complaint / review text:
This was a craigslist scam. I sent my resume to a man named David Jones ([email protected]) for a personal assisstant job. On july 11,2011 he sent me this long response with info about the company, making it sound really legit. He asked me for my basic info, name, address, phone # etc... I gave it to him immediately. On the same day, he informed me that i had snagged the job and let me know when he would be sending me the money for the tasks he had lined up for me. On july 16,2011 David emailed me the usps tracking # for the check that was being sent to me in the amount of $2650. He wanted me to cash the check and western union it out to a person in the atlanta area, which is where i reside. I could not cash the check that day because my balance didnt cover the amount of the check. I informed david that i could cash the check at a local check cashing place, but he insisted that he only wanted to deal with the bank. I said ok, but you will have to wait until tuesday. On july 19,2011 i withdrew 90% of the $2650 check, he wanted me to keep 10% of the check for my labor. I western unioned the money as asked, but it was a different name on this day than originally on july 16,2011. I didnt find out about the bad check until wed july 20,2011. I immediately emailed david for a contact # but never got one. I went to my bank and showed them the emails and they had a copy of the check but said they cant validate the funds to a check if it is not theirs, that is why they cashed it with no hesistation. I then went to the police and filed a report, by the time i got home, there was another check for the same amount in the mail, which i immediately took back to the police as evidence. I dont know what i can do to solve this matter because it seems like my bank or the police can do anything for me.