TW Garner Food Company is experiencing a problem with fraudulent, counterfeit checks circulating to consumers. TW Garner Food Company is not the sender of these checks. The letter accompanying these checks offers work as a “mystery shopper”. TW Garner Food Company is not now, nor have we ever hired “mystery shoppers”. The following is from www.scambusters.org/mysteryshopper.html:
There are mystery shopping companies all over the world. To locate companies in your country, do an Internet search for terms such as "mystery shopping company" and the name of your country. One more important bit of advice to avoid mystery shopper scams: NEVER cash a certified check and send cash to someone. This is an old scam (I'm sure you have seen it before), but it is now being used to scam people interested in mystery shopping. Sometimes the bad guys even use the names of legitimate mystery shopping companies when recruiting via classified ads. Mystery shopping companies will not ask you to cash a check and send the money to them.
Another item we found in our investigation: The United States Postal Inspector Service has launched a Consumer Fraud Awareness campaign. Visit their website at www.fakechecks.org for more information. The website includes videos, a fraud test, FAQ's and a link to report if you have been a victim of a scam.
Please be wary of any offer you receive whether from a company with which you are familiar or not. Should you receive such an offer that is supposedly from our company – TW Garner Food Company, whether for a “mystery shopper” or some other scenario, please Fax to: 954 788 4226. Thank you very much.