This e-mail is very important. Thank you to the person who wrote me concerning this matter. This is a must-read. Write me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or IM me on Yahoo! Messenger: email@example.com.
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 1:36:41 PM
Subject: Whitney - I PM you also on CouponMomForum
Can you help me Whitney?
From: Whitney At Mystery Shoppers Unite
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 5:35:23 PM
Subject: Re: Whitney - I PM you also on CouponMomForum
I am so glad you contacted me before doing this. Yes, it is a scam and I am sorry that you have been a target. Do not do it. I suggest you shred the check. There was something on Dr. Phil about how a woman cashed a check and got scammed out of so much money. Please do not do this. Only shop with companies listed with MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association). Their website is here. Either shred the letter or if you want to be proactive, report the scammers to the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
Check-cashing scam press release found here.