Monterey, CA Elder Abuse Alert : Working From Home Scam

A stack of gold color coins and dollars on the table

There are so many online scams to watch out for it just gives me a headache.  One of the latest discovered by AARP involved a woman who was offered a job that she could do from home.  They sent her a W-9 form and a check for $3,000.  After she deposited the check, she was instructed to transfer $1,900 via a Bitcoin ATM to “ensure their financial linkup was secure.”  After she made the transfer, her bank called her to inform her the check was fake.