Secret Shopper Scam

Tallahassee police warning you to watch out for scam artists using a secret shopper rouse to prey on their victims.

Tallahassee police say the scammers are using the radio, Internet, newspaper ads and even telephone calls to lure people in.

They send their victims a check asking for a portion to be sent back. The victim keeps the rest as a so-called fee, but the check is bogus and the victims lose their money.

OFC David McCranie says, "There have been no victims in Tallahassee we're aware of, but there have been victims in other parts of the state and the nation, and that's why we're putting this out to warn people that it's out there."

OFC McCranie says there are legit secret shopper companies out there, you just have to beware.


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