Sheriff: Secret shopper request ‘Too good to be true’

The Tuscola County Sheriff says they’ve received a report from a resident in regards to a secret shopper programs. (MGN)

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.

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