Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

Secret shopper scam

  • by: Tcarbonell1
  • #93288
  • Mar 14, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $2950
I received a text from “Whole Foods” asking if I’d like to be a secret shopper and asked for my address for more info. They mailed me a form with instructions AND a cashiers check with detailed directions and steps. I got the feeling this was shady and looked it up to see that others fell for the scam and were in trouble owing their bank the money after check was deposited and it was to late. How sad. Don’t fall for this SCAM
Also reported:
SCBD holdings group
Names reported:
Linda Shiftlett, Patricia Powell
Phones reported:
281-881-8851
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Check Scam for shopping

  • by: normandaddy
  • #93308
  • Mar 15, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I just got this check by USPS today addressed to my wife and too bad I could use the $2,970.52, but the old saying is true "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" See attached letter of instruction and the check that won't be cashed. Be aware of evil, there's plenty of it out there. God bless!!
Names reported:
Charles A. Colacito Sr., Matt Henderson
Phones reported:
346-200-2388
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Secret Shopper Scam

  • by: krised10
  • #93342
  • Mar 16, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received an email to become a secret shopper. I had been with a valid reputable secret shopper company before so initially I didn't think anything wrong. On March 16, 2021 I received a letter in a USPS priority envelope. Also included was a cashier's check for $2,340.99. Right away I knew this was a scam. The Pay to the Order line was not in the right position nor was the check #. To be sure I did a business search through the BBB and California's Secretary of State and nothing came up. There website did look legit even though the company name wasn't listed. Finally I called the bank listed on the cashiers check and used their automated check verification system and of course the check number was not found. So be aware...don't cash checks from people you don't know and research they company they say they are representing. Thankfully I did just that and saved myself a big headache/hassle
Names reported:
Mark Green
Web/emails reported:
www.ssd.teamz.org, [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Letter with check and Shopper Instructions Letter

  • by: KalinkaJean
  • #93345
  • Mar 16, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received by mail a check of $2390.00 and a letter with instructions for me to cash this cash and buy Walmart gifts Cards. If I couldn't cash I should deposit and in 24hrs I would have the money deposit into my account. Then after getting the money and buying the Gift cards I should purchase a Cashier's Check worth $30 in the name of Kidney Foundation. And I would received in advance $350 and when I get everything done they would send me $100. And I should text "my manager" when I finished the shopping.
Names reported:
William Karvonen
Phones reported:
951-389-9681, 216-273-9664
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Fraudulent job claim

  • by: Notastupidmomma
  • #93362
  • Mar 17, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got a package in the mail I had to sigh for and inside it was a check and instructions how to deposit it how much was mine to keep and what to do with the rest. I was to go to 2 stores on the list and get 700 gifts and 800 gift card activate them scrach off the bar so the code can be seen and send them clear pictures of them.
Phones reported:
213-444-0227
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scam/market research evaluator

  • by: imlainy
  • #93391
  • Mar 18, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I recieved a text message for market research evaluator part time job. i agreed and received a cashiers check for $2340.99 with an instruction sheet to purchase gift cards at two different locations spending only $1500.00. I tried to verify the company online and did find a google listing of the company for 10 years. So i deposited the check where we found it not clearing. i contacted them by text thats the only way we can correspond. i received only that they know i received the check and to acknowledge it. Nothing about my message. so i told them i know this is a scam and will report them and find them.
Phones reported:
213-444-0227
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.