Model Duped in Craigslist Scam

This report was derived from information from the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department, it does not indicate a conviction.

A 30-year-old Hastings-on-Hudson resident was duped into cashing fraudulent postal money orders and sending money from own her bank account after responded to a Craigslist ad for a modeling job on Oct. 1.

The woman was paid two postal money orders for $920.09 each, which she deposited into her bank account. The bank cleared the money orders the next day, when she transferred $1,340.18 from her account via Moneygram to an Elizabeth Allen on Oct. 26. She later transferred another $348 to the same party, who was supposed to be a stylist in UK, on Oct. 27.

She learned on Nov. 3 that her bank account had been frozen because the postal money orders were fake. She later received several additional requests from the Craigslist scammer to send money, which she refused. The matter is under investigation. 

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