I got my first assignment like.other's but not knowing it was a scam I deposited the first check and completed the a**ignment then I was sent another one and I deposited it and this time the bank didn't accept.it and the fraud unit froze my account so now I have to pay the money from the first assignment and straighten this out with the bank.
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I was scammed
May 16, 2018
Monetary Loss: $0
Was emailed to apply as a mystery shopper, no invasive information was asked and I was accepted. Sent a letter with a check of $2,897.91 that I was to deposit and evaluate my bank, let them know and keep check of my account for it to be available funds within 12-24 hrs. My task to evaluate was to come forth and to shop at one of these chains Costco, Kroger, Home Depot, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Staples. Once my primary assignment was assigned and completed I would be sent $250-$500 dollars for this information. I did not expect anything from this company and then I got my package in the mail and checked online with the BBB and did not see anything on this company but I also called my local BBB and here I found that it was a scam through a couple of other scam sites she had and advised me not to do it, it was a scam. I am also sending her a copy of the check and my letter too.
Like others who applied to become a Mystery Shopper (I’ve been one year ago with a good company), I too also applied. Received an email “today” in the AM congratulating me on my first a**ignment and that package was coming with “payment” which I thought was strange. Then in the afternoon a followup text with short version of a**ignment and to confirmed a msg back TASK-RECEIVED and your full name added to the end. I received the letter and chk today. I read and reread the letter and saw a few grammatical errors, reviewed the emails, different company names on each email, letter reads “this is a new product of MONEY GRAM, using my debit card/cash transaction, just about every # discussed money were many red flags. The instructions regarding the distribution of funds, what I should keep depending on the time I go to Money Gram (?) but it’s written keep my pay and keep the rest in my account and to whom to send it and my banker info was another red flag. As I looked over the “Money Order” in the amount $1495.45 dated 5/11/18 (before I acknowledged the first email), it looked more like a cashier check, the Pay To The Order Of format didn’t look right, it wasn’t signed manually, etc. I decided to call the bank of where it was “allegedly purchased”. On the phone with a CSR and MGR. for 20 mins and one their MO are not over $1000., two-routing number was not their bank, three-the search of the check number was close, four-the purchaser was not on file not the recipient (myself), and five-it wouldn’t have a “not valid over $1495.45”., and more. The bank was very helpful. Please please DO NOT SIGN-UP !!!
I had applied for a mystery shopping job. After a couple of days I received a check for $1,495.45 with instructions to deposit/cash the check and then purchase MoneyGrams. This seemed suspicious so I looked up the company online and found allegations of other people being scammed. Needless to say, I will not be cashing the check nor will I participate in this operation.
i received 4 different e-mails from Mark Green concerning being a Secret Shopper for American Consumer Eyes, INC, USA - each time i sent them an e-mail in response telling them i was not interested in their "offer" - the last three times telling them that i wanted no part of their "organization/secret shopper" scam. i have no idea from where or how they obtained my name and/or E-mail address. Each time i received their email i sent an e-mail back to them explaining that i wanted no part of their "SCAM". However, on 05/21/18, i received a US Postal Service Priority Mail package from them ( i knew it would happen, because i have encountered these situations before). i have saved the package and its contents (i already have 5 other checks from other places which were also part of a SCAM). In the past, i have contacted the companies whose names appear on the "Money Orders/Checks" advising them of the Attempted SCAM but this is the first time i have reported anyone to your organization. i have copies of their most recent two e-mails and my response to them saved if you would like to have them.