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scammed by secret shopper
Jan 26, 2016
Monetary Loss: $0
Received a check in the mail for a Walmart to Walmart transaction. Went to deposit the check and the teller immediately said it might be a scam and put a 7 day hold on the check. Can send more information is needed. I have the email and the letters I received with the address that the letter was sent from. Just have no scanner right now.
Received text congratulating on being a mystery shopper. Then received a UPS delivery large envelope with a $2,400 check, received email in "spam" folder, with instructions:deposit into your bank & take out $, go to Walmart outlet, then to western union and send 2,000, to some woman in Philippians, keep $200.00 for yourself. I would like to send you the email but cannot tell what their email is? Please email me & I can forward the email they sent.
Doug Meyer this is a scam and I want people to know
Feb 3, 2016
Monetary Loss: $2.00
I was contacted through email and everything looked legit I even looked up the company on line and they have a A rating. Once I said ok they said they would send me a cashiers check and that instructions would follow. Then cam a lot of texts asking me if I got the check and to notify them when it was deposited. that's when I got concerned. when I got home that evening I got the cashier's check which was a regular check for 2,935.50 I new then it was a scam. I noticed it had my Banks name on the check so I went to the bank and found out that the check was on wrong paper the account number was valid but it was a account for the city of Surprise Arizona. The Bank is notifying the City and I left the check with the Bank. When I rec. another text I asked them to let me know when the check cleared their bank then I rec. a notice this morning letting me know that the check had cleared. no check was deposited. Note I really did not lose any money the system made me put in at least $2.00.
I have had checks sent to me asking me to cash them and send most of the money back to them. I know this is a scam because the banks don't honor the checks. I have received other checks. in the past and let the banks know of the fraud. This contains two fraudulent checks.
We received an email asking if we would like to make a little extra money as a secret shopper. Sounded kinda fun, though it might be legit, so responded. I received several emails telling me what I would be secret shopping and what I would need to do. Started to sound fishy, received a priority mail with instructions and check, for $2,900 . I was to cash check take my $200 fee out, and send another check for $2700 to Ann Stevens Warsaw Poland, 01-029. It infuriates me to think people fall for this kind of scam and are taken advantage of. Just wanted to report it to someone and would like to see this kind to abuse shut down. Thank you for listening.