Shopping scam targets NC woman for thousands of dollars
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — It all started when a Greenville woman says she received a check for nearly $2,000 from someone posing as representing CVS pharmacy.
After that, she began to receive instructions on what to do with that money until finally, silence fell across her phone.
“When I started getting correspondence, nothing else said anything about CVS,” said Shirley Williams of Greenville.
Williams is speaking out after she was almost robbed of nearly $2,000.
“I received a CVS survey questionnaire asking me to be a secret shopper for CVS,” said Williams. “There was no logo and they wanted me to take this cashier’s check for $1,950. Take the check and deposit it to my bank account and then proceed within 12 hours, I get an additional $250.”
Williams, a past secret shopper herself, says she noticed red flags when the organizer kept asking her…