Stratford News ‘Mystery shopper’ scam in Woodstock SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2014 An old scam has surfaced in Woodstock. A resident in that city received a suspicious cheque in the mail. The envelope was addressed to the woman and it was handwritten. In the envelope was a cheque made out to her directly. A letter indicated she was chosen to be a ‘mystery shopper’. The woman was instructed on how to purchase products so the company could compare prices with competitors. She was also instructed to conduct investigations of Western Union and MoneyGram to ensure that employees were following the rules of money transfers exceeding $1000. Further investigation indicated that the cheque was written on a closed account involved in other frauds. Police urge people to be suspicious of anyone asking for personal or financial information. If you think you’ve been the victim of fraud, contact police immediately or go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.