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Published April 28, 2010, 03:04 PM

Fargo Police ask people to beware of "secret shopper" scam

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo woman is the latest victim of a Craiglist employment scam and police are asking people to beware.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

It was for a "secret shopper" job.

Police say she was sent a 4-thousand dollar check to buy goods at a local retail store and evaluate the customer service. She then had to wire the rest of the money back to the employer.

But, police say, the check was from a closed account, leaving her to repay the thousands of dollars. Police say it's nearly impossible to get your money back once you've wired it.