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Mystery Shopper Scams Getting Aggressive standard

Mystery shopper scams are nothing new, but I now have the experience of being personally targeted by one. From my research, most of these scams are carried out in a “pull method,” whereby ads are placed in classified sections asking for applicants for a part time job. I was targeted by someone using the “push method,” whereby a live (fraudulent) check was mailed to me in a haphazardly stuffed envelope with an official looking letter and survey form. Redacted versions of those documents are linked above. One of the first lessons I learned in high school economics was TINSTAAFL. And while I’m pretty far removed from high school at this point, that one came roaring back when I was mailed ...

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