Q: Can they take my daughter or me to jail for fraud
My daughter had an Instagram (made her delete it) she’s 16 and wants to become a model. Someone approached her saying they were a company, everything was pretty suspicious from what i saw. She said she was interested and filled out a form asking about measurements, phone number, address, model stuff I guess. There was no contract and a parent wasn’t involved. They began to send her money through zelle so she can pay people through Cashapp and PayPal. Apparently they we’re designers or something. I don’t understand why they didn’t pay them there self but she got money and sent it to them. She did it for awhile until one day they sent a bigger amount than usual. She decided that she was bored of this whole exchange and blocked them without returning the money. Apparently they reported her to the fbi. Can she be trialed? She already spent the money will I have to pay it back or is it fine since there was no parent, contract and they were asking a minor to do them all themselves
A: A contract with a minor is usually unenforceable and it doesn't seem like a criminal violation if they gave her the money (as opposed to her stealing the money). If she's contacted by law enforcement, reach out to a lawyer ASAP. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.
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