A 33-year-old reported on Jan. 5 that she was the victim of a fraudulent larceny check scam. The Dobbs Ferry woman was contacted via email offering employment that involved running personal errands while the employer was out of the country.
A check for $2,850 was sent for her to deposit into checking account. She was supposed to keep $200 for herself and sent the remaining $2,680 via Moneygram to a woman she did not know in the Philippines. She was notified by Chase bank of the fraud when her bank account was frozen.