Investigates Mystery Shopping, Fake Checks and a Wire Transfer’s Jason Rzucidlo investigates a mystery shopping scam with fake checks and a wire transfer. Here’s how it works: First, you get a letter inviting you to complete a mystery shopping assignment. Also included in the envelope is a check for a large sum of money around $3,000. You are told to deposit the check at your local  bank, keep a few hundred dollars as your commission and then request a money order for the rest of the funds. However, the check is fake and worthless. Those who have unfortunately fallen for the scam had to pay back their bank for the entire amount of the check. In this video, look for an interview with Sheryl Reichert, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau office in San Diego.