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ST. CLOUD (WCCO) — St. Cloud Police are warning of a fraud scam that has been affecting a number of people recently.

According to police, the scam targets people with online listings for secret shoppers and “work at home” advertisements.

Those who respond to the ads are then sent phony money orders and instructed to use the cash at various stores, in order to rate their shopping experiences.

But because the money orders are fraudulent, that can leave those who cash them responsible for the bank overdrafts.

Police urge citizens to report any such incidents.

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