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Vancouver art student claims she lost hundreds in social media scam

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An art student in Vancouver claims she lost hundreds of dollars to a fraudster who she thought was buying her work.

Elena Pollock-Ostrowercha says social media user rho_de591 reached out to her on Instagram.

Pollock-Ostrowercha says she thought she was making a sale and agreed to make three pieces for a combined total of $150.

“I felt excited because I haven’t gotten an ask for a commission in a while, and when I heard how much they were paying me – I thought, ‘this is amazing, I’m getting money!’” she told CityNews.


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