Received email offering work as mystery shopper. Received a check with instructions to deposit check into my account. Then withdraw (2) $780 and $132 for Western Union charges and I could keep $257 for my work. I was to wire the $780 to two people giving their names and addresses. Then give a report to assess Western Union performance. The two people I wire money to would do a report on their end to assess WU performance. I date on the cashiers check was a week old, gave me a Red Flag! I took the check to my bank and asked them to confirm the check was good before I proceeded. They called to bank it was written on, gave the check number and who wrote the check. The bank reported the check was no good. My bank asked to keep the check and turn it over to their fraud department, I did so. I returned home and made copies of all emails, work instructions, Message source, and shipping label the check came in and returned all information to my bank. I hope they will be able to convict the persons running this scam. I hear of many people depositing the check in their account and wire money per instructions. The check is either cancelled or bounces and they have to take the hit and loose their money. The old saying that if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Never deposit a check or cash it and wire money to someone in hopes of getting paid. Always make sure the check is good and the banks approves it so your not accountable for it. Hope this helps someone.Show more...
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