I received a email about secret shopping and how they would pay to purchase the products and I give feedback on the customer service. I received a Check, made the purchase, deposited the check, and responded back to them with the information. The check did not clear it was a fraud and the gift car purchase no longer had a balance. I am so Upset with myself because I try hard not to fall for these type of things.
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Mystery shopper scam
Mar 23, 2021
Monetary Loss: $0
Blake Jones contacted me about a mystery shopper assignment. Mailed a check to me via priority mail then when I tried to deposit the check my bank contacted me claiming that the fraud unit was investigating the check. And recommended that I contact the person who sent the check. So I did then the person messaging me stopped answering when called out.
I received USPS Priority Mail envelope from GBW Solution which had a cashiers check in the amount of $2,660 along with instructions to go to two Walmart stores and purchase 4 $500 Walmart VISA Gift Cards. Then unwrap the cards, take and send pictures of the front and back of the cards to James Peterson at the above number and await instructions.
I got a a big white and red priority mail with a letter and a check for 1,9600 asking me to go to Walmart to purchase these cards and screenshot the back of the card !! Telling me to get 300 off top!! I already knew it was a scam because it happened before and I took the check to the bank and they explained it was not good at all!! Please don’t give your information to this money hungry people!!
First I received a secret shopper job whole food, then they send me a letter about sending me assignments. I decline then they send me a check for Alpine Bank flor 2,790. I knew it was a scam. I look up their website, it seems legit. Then I look up the name on the check and it's Charles A Colacito Sr. Which lead me to this website, and everyone has similar stories. This man should be in jail. He is out to mess people's lives up and there is a huge pandemic. I can not believe that he is getting away with this. I will take it to the president immediately, and try to take actions. I hate scammers.
Received a letter and check purporting to be a secret shopper assignment to purchase walmart gift cards.
Mt bank - capitalone identified the check as fake - if i had followed the letter instructions i would be out $2,000. instead the scam has been flagged and i'm waiting for the fake check deposit to be deducted from my account - thankfully i'm not out any money