I received a letter from MerryWeather Monitoring & Research Group informing me that I was selected to participate in a paid Consumer Research Program in my area of residence as a Mystery Shopper. Enclosed was a check drawn by KeyBank National Association for $3880.00. I was to deposit this check and my assignment and payments are as follows:
Probationary Training Pay: $400.00
Funds for shopping: $100.00
Funds for transaction at Moneygram or Western Union: $3, 130.00
Service Charge (Moneygram or Western Union) $240.00
Get a cashier's check any bank payment to yourself: $10.00
Total: $3, 880.00
Once the assignment (s) was completed, I was to contact Linda Edwards
@ (514) 221-4094.
A banker friend of mine contact the check-issuing bank who confirmed the check was a counterfeit. DO NOT CASH THIS CHECK OR DEPOSIT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT! YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR RETURNED CHECK FEES AND POSSIBLY BECOME FLAGGED OR THE SUBJECT OF AN INVESTIGATION!!!