The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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July 21, 2012

‘Shopper’ learns a $1.9G lesson

SUNBURY — Plenty of people, especially in this economy, are looking to supplement their income and advertisements — coming in the mail, by phone or over the Internet — may look like a way to make some “easy money.”

While not all work-at-home and “be a mystery shopper” offers are scams, most are.

Earlier this month, Jamie W., 36, of Danville, fell victim to such a con. She received a cashier’s check for $1,999.99 which she took to the bank and cashed. Following the directions she had been given, she then wired funds through Western Union to unknown people in Spain and Greece in return for her services provided as a “mystery shopper.”

Later, her bank informed her that the check was no good. She filed a complaint with state police at Stonington.

For more details, see Sunday’s edition of The Daily Item.

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