I am a college student who was looking for a part time job on craigslist and I ran into this guy that goes by the name of Scott Pruchnicki. He seemed like a legit guy at first and I worked for him for a week posting craigslist job offers which never even worked because craigslist bots banned the ads. Anyways he said he had another task to complete so he mailed me a check which came from Clinton Township, Michigan for the amount of $2400.
He said he needed me to pay his company manager that goes by the name of Rickey Hassell $1580 as soon as I deposit the check. When I received the check in the mail I immediately called the company listed on the check which turned out to be Manheim Auto Auction out of Lakeland, Florida. The company said the guy had been writing these fraudulent checks and using their company info and that they have been investigating the case for awhile now. So I was curious who this Rickey Hassell guy was so I looked him up on facebook and sure enough there was a Rickey Hassell out of Clinton Township, Michigan. [continued below]....
..... On his facebook it showed him to work at Flex-N-Gate Technologies in Michigan, their phone number is (586) 773-0800.
The scam was that I deposit the fraudulent check and because it is linked to a business bank account it will clear for about a week, but before the week is up I was to western union Rickey Hassell the $1580, and after a week the company would report fraud and I would get charged back $2400 on my bank account leaving me broke and the police would put me in jail for check fraud, and after that the criminal Scott Pruchnicki and Rickey Hassell would have got away with the crime.
I advise anyone who is getting emails from firstname.lastname@example.org or dealing with someone by the name of Scott Pruchnicki and Rickey Hassell to discard any business you have with them and report them to IC3.gov.