I recently began a casual working relationship with an online friend, who said I could get paid casually in order for doing various tasks for him. One of these included receiving cheques and dropping them in a Bitcoin ATM, as they were out of town.
The first cheque was for $1000, which I deposited and things seemed fine.
The next day, when I tried to purchase something, my card came up as declined, and I went to my bank to see why, I was told to call the fraud department, which I did the day after (today). Turns out the cheque was fake, and now I have to pay $1000 dollars back.
He said it was a mistake and that he could give me the money back, if I went and got a Google Play card, and he could access his account from there.
Anyone have any advice? Been through the same thing? How could I claim the money back, if at all?