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Mystery Shopper scam hits area

There’s a warning from West Nipissing police.  If you get a cheque in the mail saying you’ve been chosen as a mystery shopper, Inspector Ray St. Pierre says watch out.  St. Pierre says the cheque is a fake and if you cash it, you will be responsible for reimbursing the bank for the full amount.  Police became aware of this latest con after a homeowner got a cheque for nearly $2,400.

The person was told as a reward for being a mystery shopper they could cash the cheque, keep $400 for themselves and return the rest to the company.  St. Pierre says he can’t stress enough that if the cheque is cashed the recipient will be out quite a bit of money.


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