So I signed into my bank and he sent me $1,800 and said to send $1,200 to someone for medical bills.
Now I tried using the money that was put into my account and it was being declined.
The scammer stole your $1200. The $1800 was an illusion, only there to trick you into sending the $1200. The transfer was reversed as soon as you sent the $1200. Because the scammer knows how the banking system works -- way better than you do.
I bet the scammer told you a particular way to forward the money, and I bet you did what the scammer said, e.g. doing a Western Union transfer. That way is probably irreversible, but you should really, really try.
Of course the scammer knows you will try, so will have planned for that.
And it's worse than that, because I bet you didn't have $1200 lying around. Now your account is negative. Banks aren't in the loan business, so you need to cover that with the bank right away. PDQ. If you refuse, the bank will close out your account and blacklist you on ChexSystems, which means you won't be opening a bank account anywhere else either.
and later on he asks if I wanted an iPhone 11promax.
Of course I said yes and he bought three iPhones under my name with “his money”, and told me to ship the other two too his grand parents because he missed their birthdays or something like that.
How did this scammer buy them "under your name"? I tried to buy my father an iPhone, and the cell company gave me the third degree - social security numbers, security questions about past homes/cars/employers, ID scan, all that jazz. DID YOU SHARE ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THE SCAMMER?
If so, you just signed up for 2-year contracts on all those phones. That's about a $5000 commitment you just made there. And then you gave your phones away.
I follow big give aways on Twitter because I am currently in college debt and need money.
This. This. This. This is what got you in all the trouble.
You have a fundamental lack of understanding about how money works. Specifically, you believe there is any such thing as "something for nothing".
And you've spent a lot of your perfectly good and valuable time in the pursuit of "something for nothing". And that's a waste. It would literally be more productive to spend those hours saying "do you want fries with that?" That is very disrespectful to your time.
I'm not saying giveaways don't exist. They do, but they're worthless - they are maybe worth 3 cents of actual value to the consumer, but involve you surrendering to endless sales calls or much worse, as you discovered. Last time I entered a car giveaway (from a legit local dealer I already trade with), turns out, there was no car, and they just wanted me as a sales lead. And this is a legit bricks-and-mortar company!
Giveaways are all scams.
The worse problem is, when you do it on social media, you advertise yourself as a greedy person who expects to get something for nothing.
This guy direct messaged me asking me a few questions. One thing led to another and next thing you know he tells me that he wants to send me money to help me out.
Right. Why did this person start talking to you? The intent all along was to see how naive you were. You brought this on yourself, by being seen on Twitter chasing "big giveaways". It wouldn't surprise me if the "big giveaways" themselves are scams by scammers designed to lure out suckers.
Not just any sucker; one looking for "something for nothing". Admit it. You know perfectly well that money and phones aren't free; they're stolen. If this thing had worked, you would've cheerfully been a willing participant in stealing from "whoever". No such thing as a 'half-way crook'.
The scammer doesn't see anything wrong with stealing from fellow crooks. And the scammer is better at the game.