This person contacted me about subletting a room from me. They emailed me for about a month before having their parent send me a deposit for the room. The deposit was too large, and they asked me to wire a portion of it to a friend of theirs for a car payment. I deposited the money order into my account and then wired the extra money via a Western Union money order. Luckily, I cancelled the order before this person was able to pick it up, but I was within five minutes of losing all the money. It turns out the deposit they sent me was fake, and I would have been held responsible by my bank for depositing a fake form. I still lost the $150 processing fee from Western Union.
Country: USA State: All USA