A victim reported she was trying to sell an item online. She was contacted by a potential buyer who stated he wanted the item and would send a check. The suspect sent a check that far exceeded the amount of the item and told the victim to use the extra funds to pay the movers when they came to pick up the item. The victim deposited the money but then felt suspicious about the situation and informed the suspect she wanted to return the money. The suspect demanded the money back in the form of gift cards. The victim provided the suspect with the activation codes to several gift cards before being notified by the bank that the original check from the suspect was a fake and did not clear.
2/6/2020 1400 hrs.