Scams reported across area
· A Martinez woman reported a potential scam after attempting to be a secret shopper online.
The woman told police she received a check in the mail with instructions to cash a check, keep $300 and send the rest to a separate address.
The woman said she felt uneasy about the instructions and went to the address where she was told to send the money. She told police the person the money was supposed to be sent to was deceased.