It is one of the most shopped retailers in the world especially at this time of year. Love it or hate it, weve all been there. Yes, Im talking about Walmart.
But as QPolitical reported, shoppers should beware because thugs have come up with a scheme that could truly ruin peoples lives if they are not careful.
An Illinois sheriffs department is reporting that a new Walmart scam has been on the loose in their area. First, a person receives a letter in the mail, like the one below, along with a check. The letter allegedly informs the person that they have been accepted into the Quality Control program from Walmart and informs the person of their responsibilities.
Along with the letter is a check that supposedly needs to be activated by using a supplied user ID and password. Once the check is activated, the person is to deposit the check into their bank account to begin shopping and participating in the program. The amounts on the checks vary widely from a few hundred to nearly two thousand dollars…
But its a scam! Once the person deposits the check into their account, the scammers drain their bank account.
Be sure to warn your friends and family that if any of you receive this letter in the mail, throw it away and DO NOT deposit the check!