Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Secret shopper scam alert

I'm grateful this viewer was smart and decided to reach out. 

Secret shopper "scams" are all basically the same. Scam artists send you a check/money order and want you to immediately cash it and wire part of that money to someone else.

Here's the thing: the checks are usually fake. You won't know that for a few days until your bank calls to tell you. The bank will then deduct the value of the check from your account. By that time you've already wired money to some unknown person and you can't get it back. You are out the money.

Here's the viewer's email. Tell your friends.