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Community Alert Toronto Police Service
Scam Alert

The Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a nationwide Secret Shopper Scam.  It is alleged that unsuspecting victims are being recruited for gainful employment as secret shoppers.

Once hired, the victim is sent cheques to cash using their own bank account.  The victim is then instructed to use a portion of this money to shop at various businesses and grade the service they received at those businesses.

One of the final instructions given to the victim is to use and grade the services of a cheque cashing business.  They are given a name and destination by the employer and told to send money, by wire transfer to this destination.  The money to be sent is a large percentage of the money they’d obtained earlier by cashing the cheques.

The victi m would later learn the cheques initially deposited into their accounts, were fraudulent.

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