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Published December 08, 2010, 09:48 AM

Police Warn of Secret Shopper Scam

FARGO, N.D. (December 7, 2010) – The Fargo Police Department was notified by several individuals who had been solicited via email by a company claiming to be hiring secret shoppers.

FARGO, N.D. (December 7, 2010) – The Fargo Police Department was notified by several individuals who had been solicited via email by a company claiming to be hiring secret shoppers.

The victims in these cases were sent US Postal Service money orders which proved to be counterfeit. The victims were asked to cash these money orders at their banks, make a purchase at an area business, and send the remainder of the cash via a money order service to a third party.

The Fargo Police Department warns area residents to be wary of any employment offers received on the internet which request them to cash money orders or checks and return money via money order service.

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