A friend shared the opportunity to be a mystery shopper on LinkedIn with Michael Dean’s email address to contact for qualification. After a couple of email exchanges the assignment was given to purchase money orders from the USPS and mail it to a lady at an address in HI. Michael urged that the job be done ASAP so I began the work before the check cleared (stupid me!). The check that was sent as reimbursement was returned by the bank a week later. I reached back out to Michael and he said that he’d look into it. In the meantime, he offered to directly deposit the money to my credit card which was puzzling. He proceeded to ask me to provide my bank account number, social security #, passwords, etc. when I refused, he started flirting with me via text and asked if he could get to know me more. I told him I’m not sharing a single piece of info with him until the first payment is resolved. I’ve followed up with him for over a month now and there’s still nothing. It’s been radio silence despite my ongoing texts for status update over the last 3 weeks. I’m assuming this is a lost cause.