Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office warning of fake 'secret shopper' check
HUTCHINSON COUNTY, Texas (KVII) —
The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of a fraudulent secret shopper letter being sent to the area.
According to officials, the 'secret shopper' company asks the potential victim to 'secretly' buy different gift cards. The person is then asked to send pictures of the front and back of each card to a pre determined number to verify that the task has been completed.
The people conducting the scheme are reportedly overseas and by the time the victim realizes the check is fake, their money is already wirelessly transferred off the cards.
Since the perpetrators are in a foreign country, they cannot be prosecuted in the United States.