For real???

I have received an assignment from Intouch Insight as a mystery shopper, and a check accompanied it. The person who contacted me is Bryan Thomas. I think this is too good to be true. The check is issued on a credit union that has since merged with another credit union and taken on the new name; there is no company ID on the check and no account number. I believe this is a scam, but found the company's web site. Help!!!!

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Definitely a scan but the company itself is real and reputable. Scammers just steal the name to look legitimate.
If you received a check before doing work from a company with which you did not previously have a relationship, it's a scam.

Are you interested in real mystery shopping? We can certainly tell you about that here.(It is real and people do make money doing it.)

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
A common scam is to send a really, really good fake check or money order for perhaps $2000. They tell you to buy about $1700 of gift cards and mail them to some address and to keep the other $300 as your fee / payment. A week or two later your bank tells you that the check was bogus and your account is overdrawn and they want you to replace the $2000. The pretend mystery shopping company is of course nowhere to be found.

If you received this scam by USPS mail, I suggest that you contact the USPS Postal Inspectors. It may save some future person from becoming a victim. Quite often people come here only after their bank has contactd them to tell them that the check was bad.quote=marlapence]
I have received an assignment from Intouch Insight as a mystery shopper, and a check accompanied it. The person who contacted me is Bryan Thomas. I think this is too good to be true. The check is issued on a credit union that has since merged with another credit union and taken on the new name; there is no company ID on the check and no account number. I believe this is a scam, but found the company's web site. Help!!!![/quote]

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
SCAM

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

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