Mystery shopper opportunity to good to be true
A man recently received a too-good-to-be-true offer to be a secret shopper. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Getting paid to shop sounds like a pretty good deal. But, one Las Vegas man has learned that it is a front for a scam.
Ralph Beirnat says it did not take his college degree to figure out that something was fishy about a recent job offer.
Beirnat received a letter postmarked in Spain and it included a check for almost two thousand dollars.
The letter said that some of the money for his first purchase as a secret shopper.
Just to double check, Beirnat took the check down to his bank and the teller confirmed his suspicions.
The Nevada's Attorney General says that people that offer legit mystery shopping programs never promise fast cash or ask you to cash a check.
Con artists capitalize on the time delay between the check is deposited and when the bank discovers that it is counterfeit.
There are legit mystery shopper jobs out there. The Attorney General's office points to the Mystery Shopping Providers Associations's website for more details.