A Jamestown woman is alerting residents of a scam that she has been made aware of through a personal communication.
The woman said she signed up online for the “Mystery Shopper” program to earn some extra money.
In response, she received a package delivered by Federal Express that contained a check, payment for her time and work. She took the check, in the amount of $2,845, to her local bank and discovered that the check was no good.
The letter she received with the check had instructed her to deposit the check, then visit any CVS drug store, buy a money gram and send $2,450 to Cara Baker. The Jamestown woman was to clear $250 profit for that job.
The woman wants everyone to be aware that the activity she signed up for is a con and she hopes to prevent the scammers from taking advantage of anyone else.