I'm brand new to the mystery shopping world and just received my first assignment from About Face to deposit a cashier check into my account and let them know once complete so they can release the funds. Does anyone have experience with one of this nature? Thank you in advance.
For sure a scam.
I would suggest as a new shopper reading over the posts in the "New Mystery Shoppers" forum. This issue is addressed there.
Yes all of those topics are a lot of reading, but they are very beneficial to being a successful shopper from the start, (including not falling for scams).
Be glad you asked though. That scam dupes a lot of people every year.
Also, fyi a cashier check is guaranteed funds, so there's no need to release the funds.
This happened to someone I personally know. Their account was closed and they can no longer bank with that bank. I'd advise you to contact your banks fraud department and let them know you are a victim of a scam before they place you on chexsystem.