Saturday, December 20, 2008

The newest "secret shopping" scam

The check was for $3,985.50. And with it, the promise of a simple part-time job.

"Our company is a 'Secret Shopping' employment service," the cover letter reads.

Conduct a survey of retail stores, fax the results, and pocket at least $680.40 for your work, the letter says.

"Secret Shopping" buyer beware: The job promise is among a series of international scams designed to separate you from your hard-earned cash, U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokesman Al Weissmann said.

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