|I met John Hedlund on the online dating site Be Naughty & he said he was from Los Angeles, CA & after getting to know each other for a month or 2, I was having problems with my computer so he told me he could get a really good deal on computers since he was a computer engineer & told me to send him $100 to get a computer then he would pay the remaining $300. He had me wire the money via Western Union to Femi Ojo in Nigeria. He said he would be coming to my state to meet me that weekend & give me the computer, but he didn't show up.|
He said he didn't show up cuz his son was in a car accident & in the hospital so he said he was gonna come the next week instead. He said he was gonna bring me some money, when he got paid from his contract with a client, for a christmas present, plus he was gonna bring the computer with him, also. He asked me to send more money until he got paid & he promised to pay it all back plus give me extra when he got here, so I wired him more money, $600, through Western Union, but he didn't show up again.
Then he sent me a check from his company for $2,900 & told me to cash it, keep $600 for myself & then wire the rest of the money to him through Western Union again. The check was from a company in TX. So I went to the bank to cash the check, but they only gave me $1,000 in cash cuz I didn't have matching funds. So I talked to John about it & he told me to send him $1,000 to pay for some computers that he had to bring to some clients in TX b4 he came to see me & when the check cleared then I could have all the money back that I already sent him from my account which was $700 total, then when he got here he would bring the computer & some more money for a christmas present. But the check was fraudulant so I now owe the bank $1,000 plus I lost the $700 that I sent had already sent him. The name of the bank on the check doesn't even exist. I checked it out online & there are several websites with that bank's name, but it was all set up by whoever is running this scam. The name of the bank is Frost Bank in TX.