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Better Business Bureau warns about phony mystery shopping firms

The consumer watchdog says two fraudulent businesses claiming to be mystery shopping firms have surfaced with Minnesota addresses: CGM Dynetics, Inc. and L.W.A. Virtue Group. One consumer told the BBB that L.W.A. stole their bank information and wiped out their account.
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The consumer watchdog says two fraudulent businesses claiming to be mystery shopping firms have surfaced with Minnesota addresses: CGM Dynetics, Inc. and L.W.A. Virtue Group. One consumer told the BBB that L.W.A. stole their bank information and wiped out their account.

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