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Scam Alert Mystery Shoppers

Alert message sent 29/01/2019 15:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Dorset Police has received reports of social media posts which promise quick cash to people who take part in a “mystery shopper” scheme.

This is a scam. Victims may end up having to pay for goods and contracts that they never receive .

The fraudsters will also attempt to gain access to the bank accounts and personal details of people who respond, enabling additional financial and identity fraud.

Remember: If it looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. Do not respond to social media posts or ads like this, and do not share them with your friends.

Report all scams and frauds to Action Fraud online at or by calling 0300 123 2040. Each report received through Action Fraud helps the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau identify serial offenders, organized crime groups and find emerging crime types.

If you live in Dorset and think you have been a victim of a scam like this please also contact Dorset Police at

More about scams, fraud and cyber-crime:

PCSO 6269 Jones

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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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