Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

Mystery shopper scam

  • by: Lag361
  • #64784
  • Dec 2, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Got email for job opportunity, filled out application, got letter through fed ex with check for $2850.00. Wanting me to deposit in my bank acct then purchase gift cards from walmart.
Also reported:
Vindale Inc., Postedjobs Inc., Professional Survey and Research Group
Names reported:
Richard Ellenbogen
Phones reported:
619-320-4802, 308-289-2212
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

I have been scammed by Sandy Green

  • by: bethkram
  • #64935
  • Dec 5, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $4,600
I was e-mailed asking if I want to be a mystery shopper for Walmart for $600.00 I said sure. They then sent me a cashiers check for $4,600.00 and said to deposit it in my bank and then go to Walmart and purchase 4 separate money orders for $1000.00 each blank. Then sent them fex ex to an adress in Houston Texas. I got to keep my $600 but then 3 days later the check was determined bad and my bank deducted $4600 from my own account after I spent what they gave me.
Names reported:
Sandy Green
Phones reported:
972-750-3547
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Ken Olsen

  • by: Robvitae
  • #65054
  • Dec 7, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Secret shopper scam. Did not lose money just saw it's a scam.
Names reported:
Ken Olsen
Phones reported:
203-493-0334
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scam by campus consulting mystery shopper

  • by: kochamusa
  • #65197
  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $1970.00
Received fedx check for 1970.00 with instructions to buy 8 ebay cards for 200.00 each and keep 300.00 plus 30.00 walmart card and up to 30.00 personal shopping, the 2nd check came in today 12/10 back was suspicious (wells fargo) and i made a police report.
Names reported:
Jason Miller
Phones reported:
636-465-9683
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Attempted Scam

  • by: PBR
  • #65199
  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a priority mail package today that contained a "Cashiers check " for $1840 drawn on Community National Bank of Monnett, MO by remitter Virginia Waterman and a mass produced " letter" from H&Z Research/Consulting Services congratulating me on " my achievement" and indicating that the mailing contained my " first Secret Survey assignment along with funding for this first assignment". The return address on the mailing label on the priority mail envelope is Wollies Consults, ***4 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Miami, FL. 33131. The letter instructed me to deposit the check in my bank, deduct a $300 commission, go to any one of several stores selling Best Buy cash cards and purchase 3 $500 cash cards from a store cashier. The letter goes on to instruct that after purchasing the cards, I was to "open the pack and peel the silver scratch-off area on the card" and then "Capture the image of the card front and back please do not discard the cards as it will be used for your forthcoming assignment." Next I was to answer several questions about store service quality and submit ansers to the questions together with photos of the front and back of the cash cards to ***** [email protected]
Turns out the *****4 Old Dahlonega Hwy address is actually in Murrayville GA, not Miami FL and is the site of Dahlonega Box Co. While there is a Community National Bank in Monett, MO, they advised that the Cashiers Check enclosed in the packet I received is bogus. All this proves - once again - that if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is. I will be reporting this event and supplying documents sent to me to the fraud division of my state Attorney Generals office. I encourage everyone who has received a similar mailing to void the bogus cashiers check and do the same asap.
Names reported:
Linda Baker
Phones reported:
470-766-0650
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scam by mystery shopper evaluation

  • by: berniep73
  • #65252
  • Dec 11, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $2850
Sent a check for $2850 to evaluate a post office in my home town. I deposited the check waited for it to clear and took the $2400 out to cover the cost of 3 money order (2 @ $1,000 and 1 @ $400). The rest was mine to keep for my trouble. Did the evaluation and sent the money orders to an address in Georgia. My bank then calls me and says the the check was bad and it came back to me and my checking account was now overdrawn for the $2850. I went ballistic and texted the company and told that I my account was overdrawn because the check was bad. So now I am out of luck and trying to get a loan to cover the amount that's overdrawn. I really should not have said yes to this company in the first place. Its Christmas time and and I can't buy any presents for my nieces and I won't be able to cover my car payment that's due in a couple of days. I feel stupid.
Names reported:
Richard Ellenbogen
Phones reported:
619-320-4802, 308-289-2212
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.