Quincy Police say a Quincy woman is the victim of an online scam.

Investigators say the victim posted a request for a babysitter on the Care.com website. Someone purporting to be a Rose Elliott answered, then sent the woman three checks and asked that the victim deposit them in her account. Elliott then asked the victim to send money to different individuals across the country.

The victim did that only to be informed by the bank that the deposited checks were fraudulent. Police say the victim is responsible to her bank for over four thousand dollars as the result of this scheme.

Investigators say Rose Elliott is an unknown person living in the Wilmington, North Carolina area.