Mystery Shopper

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I have been scammed by Eddy Collins

  • by: ajt1217
  • #1355
  • Feb 11, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1463.00
Received an email claiming to be a secret shopper. Sent a certified check that was deposited into my account. From there, I was immediately instructed to send funds via a cashiers check to CHina. Waited several days after doing cashier's check and the deposit was returned as a fraudulent account.
Names reported:
Edward Collins
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Mystery shopper

  • by: firebrandrios
  • #1406
  • Feb 13, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
[email protected] Jan 26
Join Programs as An-Evaluation Shopper * We are starting a very big research .............................................
.Found In USAJOBS.com
So I complied to this email and they sent me a cashiers check of almost 2,000.00 looks so real but they keep sending text to me to make money orders right away to their specifications ....I never sent them what they asked for till the check cleared, but it never did it came back from the bank as Altered......................
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Abundio Rios
Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Belldata - Usa.Jobs
To: [email protected]

__E-MaiL ;[email protected]
__N4Me ;~~~Abundio Rios
__Add.rress ;~~~400 Hayden st
__C|tiy Statte Zi|p ;~~Divine TX. 78016
__PH0nee # ;~~~~361-944-1433
__Gendre-Age.s;~~~~47
__Your JobNow;~~Nustar, Security

On Jan 26, 2016 10:35 AM, wrote:
Join Programs as An-Evaluation Shopper

* We are starting a very big research project in USA.

___Assigned to visit a shop.

___No experience needed like shopping.

___You will then finish an on-line questionnaire.

___Review customer satisfaction survey.

Pay.you between 35O$ - 5OO$ per completed~visit.

__Interested...?Y0u need to filling details below__

__E-MaiL ;~~~~~~~
__N4Me ;~~~~~~
__Add.rress ;~~~~~~
__C|tiy Statte Zi|p ;~~~~~
__PH0nee # ;~~~~~~
__Gendre-Age.s;~~~~~
__Your JobNow;~~~~~
This is the return email I got after I deposited the cashiers check to my account................................
Matthew Snodgrass
8:22 AM (4 hours ago)

to me
Hello

As it was stated in the first email that sent to you will be evaluating different stores around you / location, your first assignment will be at the Money gram outlet near you.

MONEY GRAM ASSESSMENT

Proceed to a MONEY GRAM store close to you request for a money transfer service and send the balance after you might have deduct your commission of $200 and send the balance of $1,700 to our other mystery shopper agents for the completion of their assignment with the details below (Transfer charges of $50 for both transaction should be deduct from the the balance and not from your commission. Split the money / balance into two equal part and send it to the information below

Under no circumstance are you to make it known that you are secretly evaluating their services as that will defeat the purpose of the whole program, so if asked if you are a mystery shopper please answer NO.

Receivers Information:

A) NAME : NAME : Surlena McNeal / Address: 2305 Golfview Dr. Southfield MI. 48033 ($850)
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B) A) NAME : Surlena McNeal / Address: 2305 Golfview Dr. Southfield MI. 48033 ($850)

REQUIRED INFORMATION'S AFTER TRANSFER IS COMPLETED VIA MONEY GRAM:-

Your full name and address as written on the form filled.
REFERENCE NUMBER (8 digit number on the receipt given to you).
Exact amount to be picked up.
Receiver's Information written on the form.
Scan/take picture of receipt given after money is sent.

REPORTS REQUIRES GUIDELINES

(1) How long did you wait for a Customer Service Agent?
(2) What was the overall appearance of the store, inside and out?
(3) Knowledge of the Customer Service Agent helping you?
(4) Reaction of personnel under pressure
(5) Your comments and impressions.
(6) Name and Address Of Location?
(7) Did you experience any overcharging?
(8) Did you notice any roll-back charges?
(9) How fast and efficient is the Money Transfer Service?
(10) How long does it take you to have the funds transferred?

[email protected]
505-675-0444 (Text only).......................................
So the cashiers check didn't go through after two weeks of waiting to be cleared but this person keeps telling me to comply with there order .....the check came back in the mail return as Altered from bank but i never told them it was fake i'm just playing stupid right now telling them i don't know what to do.......
This job came from a trusted sight usajobs.com I thought it was real but as I can see now its not. Thanks for your time I hope you can resolve this as soon as possible because someone out there might loose a lot of hard working money.
Names reported:
Surlena McNeal , Matthew Snodgrass
Phones reported:
506-675-0444
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

I have been scammed by Tom Taylor

  • by: bcrill61
  • #1462
  • Feb 15, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2,770.00
I received a check from a mystery shopping company. I was to cash the check and go to the Apple store in my area. I spoke with Tom and all sounded good. Even called the bank and was told the check was good. Went to my bank they ran a check on the check. All was good until the check back as a fraud.
Names reported:
Tom Taylor
Phones reported:
516-350-6912
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery Shopper scam

  • by: Txredhead83
  • #1524
  • Feb 16, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was approached via email telling me Secret Shoppers was looking for people in my area and if I was interested reply with my name and address. I did. Several days later I receive what looks like a check in the mail with instructions on my 'assignment'. I contacted the financial institution and they verified the check is fraudulent.
Names reported:
Debra Louise
Phones reported:
424-235-7311
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Sent me a fraudulant check

  • by: sashashimp
  • #1622
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3350.00
He sent me a check I was waiting for it to clear and he called me and chewed me out because I had not sent the money to his account yet I told him I was waiting for it to clear. then when I heard from the bank that it was a fraudulent check he said it wasn't and he had canceled the check because I would not talk to him on the phone.
Names reported:
Fernando Tores
Phones reported:
815-349-9490
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Almost got me

  • by: dstrass
  • #1623
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2450
I had joined a Mystery Shopping site. I received an email from a potential employer. When I received the instructions, I was to deposit the cheque in to my personal account, go shopping at Walmart only spending $50.00, pay myself $250.00 and wire the remaining balance of $2100.00 to Dubai, UAE. Money transfer fees paid out of this money were to be $50.00.
Names reported:
Benjamin Chukwunonso Offor, Charles Powell
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.