No one likes being cheated. Unfortunately, it's something we've all experienced at least once in our lives. Maybe an older kid tricked you into trading away your most valuable baseball card when you were little. Or perhaps you've had your ATM code stolen by this prevalent scam. Whatever the potential danger, it's our job to warn each other about it when a new one comes along, to keep others from getting tricked. This scam uses a fake letter from "Walmart" that we should all be on the lookout for. Here's how it works:
A letter arrives in the mail explaining that the recipient has been chosen as a "part-time Customer Service Evaluator." It goes on to say that Walmart will pay you to shop at one of their stores as long as you review their customer service when you're done. Everything about this letter looks like it checks out. It even has the Walmart logo and contact info in the upper left-hand corner.
Here's an example of one of the checks they'd send you. Two thousand dollars is a hefty payment for filling out a customer service survey. Whatever you do, don't cash this check. As soon as you do, scammers have full access to your bank account and can empty out your funds without you even realizing it. This great opportunity goes from "payday" to "no way" in a matter of seconds.
We wish it wasn't true either, but now that you know what's really going on, you can spread the word and ensure that none of your friends or loved ones get burned.