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Hi, I'm new here. Not sure if I got involved with a legitament Mystery Shopper company. Answered an email ad to be a mystery shopper and just got a check for $1986.11 to deposit. Keep $200 and I will be notified how to spend the rest at a Walmart on products or financial service. I'm to complete the assignment and wait for another assignment. Seems almost like money laundering. ANY INFO OR SUGGESTIONS?

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SCAM. Don't even think about doing it. Ask yourself: Why would a legitimate company send a $1986 check to a total stranger without knowing qualifications or checking references and how could they be legitimate if they didn't collect your social security number so they can legally pay you? Answer: NOT A LEGITIMATE COMPANY. You are being SCAMMED. This does not look even remotely legitimate.
Scam Scam Scam!

Not legitimate MS company pays in advance and only very advanced shoppers get anything like $220 unless it is a very long covert video shop!

Just use the "search function" here to look for the term "scam" and you will find tales of woe from folks who have cashed those checks and 10-14 days after they had sent the money to the designated person, their bank canceled their account and reported them for passing a fraudulent check. Some have been put on a list where it is almost impossible for them to open a new account at any bank! RUN away from that check.

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

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
I agree with above posts, definitely a scam.....take check to police.....

I realize I don't have to doubt how far I can go. I just have to remember how far I've come.....
Does that sound remotely right to you?

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Dave Larson
@gwf3rd
If you have already deposited the the check go to the bank first thing in the morning and explain the situation. They might charge you for depositing a bad check, but, if you ask, they might forgive you that fee as you did not realize you were scammed. Either way, that's far better than what will happen if you continue.... If you have not deposited the check, don't even think about it.

Here is how this works: The check is bad, but it will take the bank up to two weeks to figure it out. Meanwhile, they will make the funds available to you. You'll keep the $200 and send the rest (in cash) to the turd who's running the same. Thereafter, your bank will realized the deposit was bad and take it out of your account - the full $1986.11. In other words, you'll be out $1800 plus any overdraft fees, a bounced check fee and whatever else your bank charges. And you'll never see the turd, who will be $1800 wealthier.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
MF, since banks electronically image checks now, they can clear in three days.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Dave Larson
Perhaps I should clarify: The bank can know in just a few days, but might take two weeks to notify the person who made the deposit. (From articles on wallethub and USAA).

The danger is still the same; If cash is withdrawn and sent to the scam artists, the victim is burned.

@HonnyBrown wrote:

MF, since banks electronically image checks now, they can clear in three days.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
Send it to the FTC or even contact your postmaster at the post office...since it came in the mail it's mail fraud. The check is fake, for sure.
I would turn it into a bank, the police, or your AG - whichever is most convenient. These scams are investigated, especially when they are prevalent.... When I received one, it turned out that it was drawn under a falsified account for a business in Florida. It gave the business a heads-up to have their bank verify that the business's accounts were not compromised.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
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