Yes, it’s a scam, and no, they did not fall for it. A Wilkesboro man answered an online ad for part time work as a “Secret Shopper.” The man was mailed two United States Postal Service Money Orders in the amount of 995 dollars. He was instructed to cash the money orders, keep payment for his work and expenses, and send the money leftover by Western Union to an address in London, England. Fearing that this was a scam, the man took the money orders to the Wilkesboro State Employees Credit Union. The SECU explained that the money orders appeared to be legitimate but were indeed a fake. The information and money orders were turned over to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department. The Wilkes County man did not fall victim to the scam as he responded correctly by not cashing the money orders until verifying if they were authentic.