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News Authorities warn of Wal-Mart scam

The following reported scam information was received by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office last week from Wal-Mart to alert citizens throughout the county to not comply with what is asked of a “task coordinator.”

“We are looking for qualified evaluators to help us check out our new services. These are the important aspect of your evaluation.

“A Check/Money order of between 800 - 2850 dollars will be mailed out to you. The funds have been calculated to cover both aspects of this survey. You will be allocated 150 dollars for the Wal-Mart Shopping Section.

“Remember that everything you buy is totally yours.

YOUR SECOND EVALUATION - Second Assignment ( Between 600 - 2550 dollars)

“Lot of Wal-Mart customers have reported lapses in Money transfer services in some Wal-Mart stores around the United States.

“Our need to act is based on reports and complaints which some customers forwarded anonymously and phone calls that were made to our head office.

“Agents locations were reported for evaluation for the following reasons: Slow Service; Unbalanced Exchange Rate; Poor Services; Rudeness to customers; Excess charge.


“To make a transfer of funds from the location to our agent in another country as specified in my next email to you with the remaining funds left after you complete your first task. Funds would be picked up by our agent at the exact location which a customer reported his/her funds stolen from.

“You will have to record the time at which you got to the Western-Union store and how many minutes it took you to get the service.

“You will also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you along with the name of the Wal-Mart store and address.

“You will be paid a commission of 200 dollars for completing both tasks.”

If you have received or have been contacted in reference to the above scam please contact the following or your local Law Enforcement Agency: Macon County Sheriff's Office, 828-349-2575; Franklin Police Department, 828-524-2864; or Highlands Police Department, 828-526-1769.

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