What should I do about this Craigslist Job?
I responded to an ad on Craigslist. It basically asks for a mystery shopper. You get $200 for 2 hours. When the guy responds he says he is sending me a check to my address to use for buying something at a walmart. I got the check yesterday and it was a check for $3,800!!! I told him I got the check so he can tell me how to do the assignment. His response was to use $100 at walmart, $50 for gas, $2,850 to send to this guy that needs the survey (sent western union to China), then save the rest for further instruction. Now this sounds really suspicious. Why would you send someone that much money to send to someone else? What I'm wondering is if I could get sued, some way, if I just cash the money and keep it for myself or if this is something like handing off money from a drug deal or something would I be considered an accessory even though I don't know anything about it? I might be looking too much in it but my instinct is telling me something is wrong. This is the ad: Youthful Experts Focus Group! $200/2 hrs Date: 2012-09-18, 7:54PM Youthful Experts- We are looking for your feedback! We are looking for young professionals for a paid focus group coming up next week Tuesday. The study pays $200 (2hours) as a thank you for providing feedback and opinions on career trends in the LA Area. There are no sales or follow up involved, this is a 2 hour event and we are only looking your opinions. Our focus group is taking place on the evening of Tuesday September 25th at our market research facility in LA/online. If you are interested in participating please email your full name, age, gender, ethnicity, email address & phone number. If you are a good fit for our focus group a member of our team will contact you immediately! Thank you for your interest! • Location: (All Los Angeles Area) • Compensation: $200 (120 minutes @Jo No, I obviously don't live under a rock. I at least had sense to realize something was wrong. I just wanted to get someones thought. The people I usually talk to were busy at the moment. You don't have to be rude to everyones questions. People might ask on here because they don't have anyone to ask, they are embarrassed to ask in person, etc. Relax, we are all learning everyday. @Jo No, I obviously don't live under a rock. I at least had sense to realize something was wrong. I just wanted to get someones thought. The people I usually talk to were busy at the moment. You don't have to be rude to everyones questions. People might ask on here because they don't have anyone to ask, they are embarrassed to ask in person, etc. Relax, we are all learning everyday.
Asked By: LovelyH - 10/6/2012
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100% scam, you are correct... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 10/7/2012
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Ok - I will assume you have been living under a rock, have never read a newspaper, or watched the news... More
Answered By: Jo - 10/6/2012
It's a scam when you cash the check and wire it to him the check will bounce and you will be responsible for paying it back.
Answered By: (>*_*)> <(*_*<) - 10/6/2012
Turn that check, the original envelope and copies of all emails over to your local police and report you were recruited as part of a money laundering scam. Also report the ad ASAP to get it removed... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 10/6/2012
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