DOUGLAS COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a scam.
According to a social media report from police in Lawrence, individuals have received packages via UPS that request that they serve as a “secret shopper”.
The package includes two letters and a check for $2,900.
The victims are instructed to cash the check, keep $500 as commission, purchase $2,400 in Walmart gift cards, and then send the gift cards to a Mr. Knower.
“This is a scam. The check will bounce and you will owe your bank $2,900.”
Police reminded, “if it is too good to be true, then it probably is.”