Instagram Scam: 04/24/2024 Sterling VA

The complainant reported that someone contacted her on Instagram, offering to paint a portrait of her and pay her for it. The complainant was paid by check and told she would have to give half of the payment to the artist. She deposited the check and used Paypal and Apple Pay to pay the individual whom she thought was the artist. She later found out that the check was fake and that she was the victim of a scam.


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