The Upson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged scam reported by a resident who said he was requested to evaluate various businesses.
Harvey Warren on June 26 made contact with Deputy Justin Hammock at the S.O. headquarters, advising he had received e-mails from a Web site called Mistery (sic) Shoppers.
According to Warren, the e-mails solicited him to evaluate the service at different businesses.
“Harvey Warren said that on June 13, 2012, he received a check from Mistery Shoppers for the amount of $1,980, and he cashed it at United Bank,” Hammock reported. “Harvey Warren said he was told to keep $350 of the money and sent the rest back through Western Union, and then send a report back to Mistery Shoppers evaluating Western Union services.”
Warren said he was on June 20 notified that the check was “no good,” at which time he filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The FTC provided Warren with a reference number and instructed him to file a report with his local law enforcement agency.
Warren stated he had on June 23 received a second check from Mistery Shoppers, which he provided to Hammock as evidence.
The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.