Mystery Shopper Scam
A nationwide mystery shopper scam is misusing a North Carolina business name.
The Better Business Bureau says people are getting a letter asking them to be a mystery shopper for Bernhardt Company or BFC Produce and BFC."
Bernhardt, a furniture manufacturer based out of Lenior, does not hire mystery shoppers.
The letters include a bad check for around $2,000s, and they tell you to spend some of that money for shopping and send the rest back to them.
David Dalrymple, President of the Northwest BBB, "its really very simple they are trying to get you to pass a bad check."
The BBB says reputable mystery shopping companies are not going to randomly select someone to do work for them.
In fact a mystery shopping company will actually interview you for the job, face to face, not through the mail or internet.