Mystery Shopper

332 reports / 5 comments
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Unresolved

Scammers sent $1,998.00 check

  • by: Gbyrd
  • #37250
  • Aug 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Sent me check to be mystery shopper at Money Gram
Names reported:
Phowell
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], www.myretailrecuiter.com
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Philip Howell

  • by: Dre
  • #37232
  • Aug 03, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Was dent a text that I could sihn up to be mystery shopper. Went to website sihned up got text msg saying package sent. Received paclage with check got $1998.00 and instruction sheet. Was told to deposit check and email once received and once deposited and to purchase itune cards with money minus 300.00 commissiin and 45.00 for travel fees. I researched and saw the name as a scammer so I did not cash check.
Names reported:
Phillip Howell, Peris Monday, Mandarin Oriebtal
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
334-603-2503
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Almost scammed.

  • by: Anutka90
  • #37140
  • Jul 31, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received an email about a mystery shopper job and I never knew how much money they actually make so at first I fell for it after getting the check and instructions. Got excited told my bf and a friend I got that job. But it seemed weird that I only got one sheet of paper and a check for 1998.00 so I googled him. And found already information on the same name and everything. . Almost fell for it.
Names reported:
Phillip Howell, Dwane Lucas, Jeff Norman
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Phones reported:
334-603-2503
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Scam for mystery shopper work

  • by: kakkou
  • #36920
  • Jul 25, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received an e-mail for mystery shopping Recruitment. Responded with some info. But, knew this may be a scam. Received a text the following day requesting that I respond to some e-mail. The e-mail was about providing services, receiving a check to deposit in the bank, then waiting for instructions. Responded to e-mail that I know this is a scam and the dummy can keep the check. That I will report both the phone number and e-mail as fraud scam.
Names reported:
Beate Schmidt
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
818-583-7021
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Money Gram Scam Attempt

  • by: Teddyt
  • #36748
  • Jul 22, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I registered to be a mystery shopper, a week later a priority letter came in the mail with instructions and a check for $1997.00. The instructions said to deposit the check in my bank account, once the funds were available to send money to two different people using money Gram at Walmart and report using their online survey. I was weary about this so I googled everything I could and came up with other people being scammed. Good thing I did not do this, although very close.
Names reported:
Philip Howell, Marcus Greenaway, Shawn Harper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Phones reported:
334-603-2503
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I think I have been scammed

  • by: Melmichele
  • #36728
  • Jul 22, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $2,145
Was sent a packet w/ memo and a check. Told to send a transfer to another party via Walmart to Walmart. Make a report and tell procedure and professionalism of teller at Money Center at Walmart.
Names reported:
Jerome Ruflling
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
703-343-9350
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Comments:

Linda Bremer Hampton

Jun 03, 2017 6:19 PM

I just received Contact from James Carr From Online It is a copy leter telling me how to go be a Wal Mart Secret Shopper.I have a $2,950.35 check from a bank the address is correct and the name of the bank and everything so they are smarter.But they want me to put the check in my bank then draw the money out the next day and keep $300 for myself plus 50 to shop and keep and then Moneygram to 2 locations in Tx.$1300. each Really This is a Scam They sent this Priority Mail.

retail expert

Mar 29, 2017 4:14 PM

(Certain the following are Scam details) I received contact from : Daniel Lawrence via online. I was sent via USPS a money order made out with the sum of $998.00 w/remitter's name : Angela Moore. The money order is from PL$ Republic Bank, Oak Brook, Illinoise, 60523. The sender's name/address is : Stacy Johnson, Carmel Banking Center, 613 E. Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032. The enclosed letter with instructions to keep $150 (+ $20 to cover the transfer costs) and send the balance of $818 via Moneygram Money Transer to their affiliate in Texas by the name of Robert Heisler, 9522 Horserace, San Antonio TX 78251 (I googled that mailing address and discovered the house is up for sale and was able to tour the interior and saw a photograph of the owners displayed above their fireplace). After following instructions completely I am to text Daniel Lawrence via 6195774882.

Thrasher

Jul 01, 2016 5:54 AM

Where did you get the money orders? What kind of money orders are they? They are most likely counterfeit. You need to take the rest of them to the post office. Your savings account? That is a scam. The money could be stolen. It looks like you need to file a police report. File a police report for your protection. I could get you help. Email me at [email protected] Let me know everything.

Matt MusicJunky

Jul 01, 2016 5:17 AM

you are aiding somebody to scam people. He has created degrees of separation from himself and not revealed his location because he doesn't want to get arrested. You could be facing legal problems, as it could appear to the court that the "I didn't know" excuse is just a lie. You need to be a "secret employee" and get as much information on this guy as you can and pass it along to the FBI. You are our only hope of catching this criminal ring that is devastating people; causing them to miss mortgage and rent payments, not afford medical care, etc because he steals thousands from them. Come, join the good guys and help us take him down. YOu can feel free to reach me personally for help.

Bonnie

Mar 22, 2016 11:07 PM

I have been working for Mr. Jim Carr or Jim Giles, he uses both names. I have been printing checks to mail out to secret shoppers and also mailing out money orders to secret shoppers for this individual. He says he is in Paris and he is using me to print and mail these items because it is cheaper than mailing it from Paris. He is paying me $400 every two weeks as promised, and also he reimburses me for the supplies I am using. I am worried that this may be a scam though. It really bothers me. He has also had some one, I don't know who, deposit money in my savings account and then had me send Money Grams and Western Union to individuals over seas. I gave him my savings account number because I do not use that account any longer. I send out second and third secret shopper letters to some of the same individuals, so I assumed that the checks & money orders must be good or these people wouldn't be foolish enough to be dupped a second or third time. But after reading all the information on this website I am very concerned that I may be helping to scam others. Is there any way to verify that this an up and up business? I do not want any part of it if it is a scam.