SCAM .... New Mystery Shopper needs advice

I am a new mystery shopper I got my first task and I’m not sure what to do the assignment says to deposit check in my bank account and then text task received for them to authorize release of the funds into my bank account so I can access the funds within 24 hours....... but because the bank is not local my bank will require the check to be on hold for 7 days, what should I do....

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Call your bank and ask to speak with the branch manager, then explain to him what you have been instructed to do. He will verify it's a scam. The check is fake, I promise you. Call the police, they will tell you the same thing. I am gonna guess it's for a few thousand dollars and they want you to wire them some money. Do not deposit the check and do not wire anyone money!!!!

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Please read what happened to someone who fell for this scam (above).

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And read the article above from the FTC. That should be an eye-opener for you.
The only problem with the moderator changing the name of the thread is that the "new mystery shopper" (who titled it that) may not recognize their thread when coming back in and may not read any of the advice given in reply to their post and question in this thread.
Thank you all I did not deposit the check in my bank account I just was curious...... and I also wanted to know what could they do they wouldn’t have access to my bank because they don’t have my account number or anything all they do have is my address apparently just asking............. but thanks and I also spoke to a real kinesis employer 206-285-2900 they also verified it as being fake......
Glad to hear that you didn't deposit the check. That scam is popular - and takes folks who are caught by it for thousands of dollars.

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Google "Western Union Mystery Shopper Scam" - that will tell you all you need to know. I Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooov busting these "Brasspoles" - if anyone ever gets an email from these @$#^$^$ - keep it, send me a Private Message thru this site and I'll have you email it to me and when I play these chumps for all they are worth I will BCC you so you can laugh at these goobers until I drop the hammer on them in the last email. I do it a lot and love doing it to them
I received a check and letter with the text confirmation message today for a local wal mart money transfering center and insturctions to purchase an item up to $80. Upon trying to look up the shopping website (intellishop) , i do not apparently have a login (which i already knew), so thats when i looked harder. I will be taking this to the local police dept as well to verify. Glad i found this forum!
@Mollylaurin wrote:

I received a check and letter with the text confirmation message today for a local wal mart money transfering center and insturctions to purchase an item up to $80. Upon trying to look up the shopping website (intellishop) , i do not apparently have a login (which i already knew), so thats when i looked harder. I will be taking this to the local police dept as well to verify. Glad i found this forum!

Don't bother with the PD. Shred it. The PD can't do anything about it
The BIG clue for me was when I got the email telling me they were sending me a check for an outrageous amount of money for me to deposit. They wanted me to go out and purchase $2500 worth of Itunes gift cards; letting me know expediency was upmost: "After purchase of the cards:
"ITUNES GIFT CARD" Open the pack, remove the label in front of the cards and kindly peel or gently scratch the silver panel at the back of the cards and then send the pictures of the scratch cards and email to us. (Phone camera accepted)"
Really, I would have given them the "keys to the kingdom" allowing them to immediately use the cards for their purposes. Anyway, thank you for all everyone does on this forum keeping honest MSCs viable and giving the public great information about the crooks trying hurt innocent people.
Actually if you deposit it to your account, the check will have your account number on it as the teller will have to write it on the check.
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