A woman in Edmonton lost $1,300 to fraudsters posting as a mystery shopper company.
The company, called Regent Research, posed a consumer research firm, and the applicant was given an assignment. They sent a money order for $1,500, and asked her to wire the $1,300 to a fake cousin in the UK.
By the time the bank discovered that the money order was fake, she has already sent the $1,300 out, and forever lost them to the scam.
The company's web site displayed the Better Business Bureau logo, also fake.