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Check Scams

Beware of Mystery Shopper Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime
Jason Alderman

Getting paid to go shopping may sound like a dream job to some, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams.

Fake Check Scams Continue to Spread

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Crime
Jason Alderman

Years ago, fake checks were easier to spot. But today's sophisticated scanners, printers and software programs make it simple to create checks that sometimes even fool authorities.