This scam can be found through online survey and this is how it works:
“Along with the description came a check for nearly $5,000, they were
told they were secret shopping a money order service and to deposit the
check in their account.
“$800 was supposed to be ours and we had to wire back $4,184.”
A few days later they went to Kinney Drugs in Moravia, as instructed, to wire the money to a Canadian address. “
As usual, if you believe in a “check” and decides to wire “cash” back to the sender, you are in for a scam. As we have warned earlier, a “check” is merely a piece of useless paper unless it is cleared by the bank and the money is IN. Never trust checks and money orders until you see the real money.