BCSO Warns of "Mystery Shopper" Scam

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Bay County Sheriff's Deputies are warning the community about a scam targeting people who wish to work from home.

They have received complaints about the "Mystery Shopper" scam.

The offer to become a Mystery Shopper is usually received by email, according to deputies. The email has instructions on how to apply to become a Mystery Shopper and earn money from home. Potential victims have to submit personal information and this is how the identity theft is accomplished.

Sheriff Tommy Ford urges anyone receiving these emails to use caution, as the Mystery Shopper scam is an attempt at identity theft.

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