I received an email to my university email from another 'student', saying that they use to work for this company and they were now looking for mystery shoppers. I thought I would just look to see what was up (because the only emails that I can receive are student emails), and I ended up putting my name and email to work as a mystery shopper. A few days later I received an email saying that my recent application for being a mystery shopper was approved. They then sent me an email saying that my first assignment was ready. I was already a bit weary from the first email as there were some discrepancies, but was even more sketched out when I received the next one. They sent me pictures of a faulty check, and a word document with my instructions. They wanted me to to buy $1500 worth of google play cards and if someone asked why i was buying so much to say that "it's for family". Immediately I knew it was a scam, but I know that some people will fall for it. Please be careful!!!!!!!
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