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How it works:

 
  The victim is "hired to process payments from U.S. customers for a foreign company
   
  Basically, the company is paying you to cash checks for them, possibly explaining that they are either avoiding U.S. taxes or they are required to do this by federal law.
   
  The victim is told that they would be receiving checks or money orders as payments to "the company" and it would be their job to forward the funds to the "employer" (minus a pre-determined percentage which would be their salary/ commission
   
  The checks that the victim receives are FAKE CHECKS but they are out a large sum of money before they realize this.
   

Or:

 
  The victim is "hired' to conduct "mystery shopping"
   
  The victim receives a check or money order, and is instructed to make a small purchase and/or test a money transfer system
   
  The checks that the victim receives are FAKE CHECKS but they are out a large sum of money before they realize this.
   
  Note that there ARE legitimate "mystery shopper" programs out there, but they will almost never pay you in advance for your efforts

 


 

How Can You Protect Yourself?

   
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