#ScamAlert: Members, we’ve been hearing about more instances of a “secret shopper” scam by mail, and we want you to be aware. If you receive a letter in the mail that includes a check and instructions for your secret shopper “assignment,” please do not respond to it. The letter usually instructs you to deposit the check so that you can use the money to buy gift cards from stores like Best Buy and Walmart, and keep the rest as “your pay.” You’re then asked to email answers to survey questions along with pictures of the gift cards’ secret code numbers. The check ends up bouncing and the fraudster steals the funds from the gift cards. If you think you may have fallen victim to this scam, please feel welcome to contact us for help.