Susan Tompor: Mystery shopper, fake job offers target people stretched for cash during pandemic

Tosha Waggoner, 33, of Newport, Mich., would love to land a job. But she wasn’t sure that depositing a $6,000 check that arrived out of the blue was the right way to get one.Admittedly, her job hunting prospects have been bleak after she gave birth to a daughter in April, when many businesses had closed their doors during the pandemic. Her fiancé isn’t working either, but he’s going to a union trade school for masonry.They could use the money, like most people during the economic downturn.“It was a straight up check,” Waggoner said.The instructions, sent in August by a supervisor named Michael…

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