TechBite: Secret Shopper Scam – Don’t Get Nailed

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By Steve Bass

My mother got a letter from a company in Canada. The cover letter, on decent-looking stationery, and with a real signature, congratulated her for agreeing to be a secret shopper. There were three pages of instructions and an honest-to-goodness Citibank check for $1,500.

The letter said she was to cash the check, use the money to buy items at Sears, Best Buy, and a supermarket, and then rate the stores. On top of that, she could keep whatever she purchased — and get a $300 fee for her time. Sweet, no?

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PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2009 #2

Back to School Shopping Tip
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The Other Browsers
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Technologizer: XP Users Speak Out
TechBite: 14 Smart and Free Websites
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Tip #1: Building Your Own PC
Tip #2: Identify PC Parts
Tip #3: Speed Up Menus
Tip #4: Record What your Hear
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