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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Nancy Williams is one of many Americans who is struggling financially. Currently she is unemployed and is doing whatever she can to get by.

But things seemed to be turning around when she got an email for a job offer from a company called Textiles Direct Limited.

"I did a resume and they said my skills were something that they were looking for so I assumed it was a real job," said Williams.

The email advised Nancy she would be getting money orders via UPS to help her buy products for an at home job. And it wasn't long before the money orders came, totaling close to $1,000.00.

"I'm thinking well I got three grandchildren and one on the way so I'm thinking money right now?? Grandma needs some money! I can go and shop for my grandchildren which I did a little bit of, you know I thought this kinda felt good," said Williams.

The email advised Nancy to wire 90% of the money to another address after keeping 10% for herself. But Nancy said she chose to spend all the money rather than wire any back.

Two weeks she got another check, this time for more than 2,000 dollars, but when she went to deposit it into her bank account she discovered it was no good.

"Through the banks finding they found the $499.00 was no good the check for $2,212 dollars was no good it was counterfeit and I said counterfeit how can that be?!"

The bank closed her account and Nancy says she was informed she would have to pay more than $1,200.00 dollars back. Money that she says she doesn't have.

"I'm very upset about this and I just want everyone to know that this is not okay I mean when someone sends you money just be careful and be mindful of what's going on out there because I'm a victim and now I have to pay," said Williams.

Nancy says she wants others to be aware of the same tempting scam she fell victim to.

"What's done is done now I cant take it back but I can go forward and I have learned from my situation not to do it anymore."

She says she has made attempts to contact the FBI and GBI but has not heard back from them yet.

Police always warn you if it's too good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of any offers by email, mail or phone that don't sound like they are legit.

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