Sheriff: Secret shopper request ‘Too good to be true’
TUSCOLA COUNTY, Mich. --The Tuscola County Sheriff says they’ve received a report from a resident in regards to a secret shopper programs.
While the sheriff’s office says that they aren’t sure it’s a scam, they say it seems too good to be true.
However, the sheriff did some follow up research and found that there is a new scam making the rounds tied to becoming a secret shopper.
The letter invites people to become secret shoppers and to deposit a check that comes in the mail.
While the letter looks like it’s from a legitimate U.S. company, but phone numbers listed originate in Canada.
Once deposited, a person is instructed to wire money and then to contact a person named in the letter that you received along with the check.
Don’t fall for it though—the check will bounce and then you’ll be stuck paying for it.