Mystery Shopper Scheme (Betty Sexton)

Thanks to Dennis Foust for letting me know that the mystery shopper scam has resurfaced. I blogged about this topic last July.

Dennis got a letter and an authentic-looking check. The assignment... a dream... getting paid to shop at stores and then relaying information about the experience.

Yes, stores do employ secret shoppers, but not this way.

Dennis got a $3,992 check and was told to keep $450 and wire $3,542 to another mystery shopper.

Dennis knew better and had the check examined. No surprise... it was bogus.

Company names change... this one First Choice Shoppers... but the scheme never does.

Never wire money to strangers and always assume a check sent out of the blue... will only put you in the red.

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