Hey, kids, it’s dad, and for today’s Tommy log I want to talk to you about a secret shopper scam that I want to expose. So I got a message from an acquaintance on LinkedIn. She asked me to be a part of a secret shopper program. It seems legitimate so I filled out the form she linked to. Little did I know that it was a well-formed scam.
I got a USPS Priory Mail package in the mail with some instructions and a $2900 check. The scam works like this …they want you to cash the check and immediately go to Walmart and buy gift cards and then share pictures of the gift cards with the scammers.
Between the time that you deposit the check and the time you buy the gift cards, the check will bounce. The bank gives you a provisional amount, but then when they see the check is no good, they pull back your entire $2900 bucks. So the five gift cards they want me to send, I would be out the $2900.
It’s all just a huge big scam. The check is bad everything about his bad. This is mail fraud for sure!!
So let’s scam the scammers. I want every one of you to fill out the form that I filled out.
Make them work for this. They had to spend $6.65 to send you this three-day USPS Prioiorty letter. Waste their time!! Sure it’s small peanuts to them, but it’s worth it to make them work for nothing. Let’s get these guys back!!