This story is an unfortunate tale of the importance of taking heed of the basic premise: “If it sounds too good to be true — it probably is.” “I received an email from my fiancé about secret shopper opportunities at Walmart,” Turner recalled.
“After careful consideration, we both decided to pursue becoming mystery shoppers.” Turner and her fiancé applied for the position and soon received texts of their acceptance as “customer support conducting agents.” Any unsolicited job opportunity that arrives via email or text should always be considered suspect.
If you are a good customer, your bank assumes that any check you deposit is valid.
He told her that she should buy 0 in i Tunes cards. “Salvador, then said he would send me the address of the charity that I should mail the cards to,” Turner recalled.
So she withdrew the money and headed to Walmart to make the wire transfers.
Her fiancé’s bank placed a 5-day hold on his check from Salvador.
These terms also describe a variety of reasons why PNC would put a more extended hold on a check that a customer deposits.
Most of these reasons have to do with the trust and track record the customer has developed with the bank. She took a look at the two wire transfer receipts and noticed that she could check the status of the transfers.