Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Check Scam Reported In Monterey

Monterey's Hilltop Express newspaper says Monterey Police are investigating a "secret shopper" scam. A Monterey resident reported that she had received two sperate checks in the mail from a company called Global Employment Inc. Both were accompanied by a letter asking her to cash the checks, spend a designated amount at certain businesses, and then send a large portion of the money back to them. The paper says the woman destroyed the first check. But when the second check arrived, she called the police. According to the paper, another Monterey woman reported to police that she had received a check for $4,680 from a company calling itself Market Solutions. Police say in virtually every one of these cases, the checks are fake.