Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

They try to scam me with a fake check

  • by: Cromedome
  • #57397
  • Apr 10, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I sign up for secret shopper and got a check in the mail
Names reported:
Philips Davis
Phones reported:
318-496-0925
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Secret Shopper Scam

  • by: Trueblue
  • #57493
  • Apr 11, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received a Priority Mail from DAYLE FELTS , 514 S. CATALINA ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90020. Who is that?! Also that address is for private apartments in Cali.

Inside was a letter and a check for $998 from BayPort Credit Union. First clue was how large the check was. It also had on it "Re: DAVID CARLSON" on it. Who is that?!

Letter stated that I should cash check, keep $248, use rest to buy Google Play gift cards from different stores. Answer 12 questions about my transaction, scratch off back of cards (that's when I knew it was definitely a scam) and send clear photo to the emails below:
[email protected] and to [email protected]

Everything just didn't match up. The return address wasn't a company, no letterhead on letter, no real company name, who is David Carlson? Just so many questions. Why aren't they afraid Ill take their $998 and run? Because it's a scam! Smh.
I wasn't scammed but warning others to watch out for these people.
Names reported:
Dayle Felts, David Carson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

I have been scammed by frank smith and dyna solid

  • by: cass
  • #57759
  • Apr 16, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $7,775
I was on indeed and found this mystery shopper, I thought it was a legit business because my company has done secret shopper before, they had me send in my information like my address date of birth and what my occupation was. I sent in my information they had let me know that I have received the check and that I should go deposit and take a portion for my commission, when I have done that I was supposed to cash the money and go get gift cards at the local Walgreens, I didn't know how it worked so I went and cashed the money . They had me send in my evaluation to them with the gift cards and the pin as well, I didn't think twice about it so I did just that a few weeks go by I get my other assignment I were to go to sephore and buy 2,600 in gift cards and send in my evaluation when I was finished. A few weeks later they had me deposit the money orders and donate the money thru mail i did that twice the last time i did it I told them I did not want to do it anymore and it has been 2 weeks now and my account is now -7,779 I am stuck paying for this because of the action I took and proceeded on going with it. If you receive a money order from someone you dont know who it is do not check it and report it or you will be having your money taken from you for a few hundred bucks.
Names reported:
Frank Smith
Phones reported:
501-500-8315, 310-881-4282
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Secret shopper/bank evaluation/bitcoin transfer

  • by: Mcmillanjs
  • #57767
  • Apr 16, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Emailed about secret shopper opportunity and sent check for 3890 to deposit, then told to send money order to American cancer society, then send remainder through bitcoin transfer and keep 300$. Asked for validation and web site and received nothing.
Also reported:
Sky River Consulting
Names reported:
Michael Preston
Phones reported:
919-391-0759
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery shopper scam

  • by: Tmosley84
  • #57885
  • Apr 18, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Send a package through Fed ex with a, letter and a $2999.33 check
Names reported:
Ethan Johnson, Steeve Anglee, Alexandra Ashley
Phones reported:
720-862-5951
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery Shopper Scam

  • by: Kentay66
  • #58050
  • Apr 22, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a text message on my phone to become a mystery shopper. I replied to it and they told me I will receive a package in the mail with instructions on what to do. Couple days later I received a priority mail with instructions on what to do including a check for $2,945.47, I was to notify them once I received the package and then follow instructions in the letter. I am sending copies of all of this so that you can see it. I called the Bank on the check and the bank clerk ask for the check number to verify if it was valid and it wasn't, he said that there have been some check scams with his Bank, so this is why I'm reporting it.
Names reported:
Tony Cowen, Mark Witte, Diannia Butler
Phones reported:
612-444-7813, 612-444-7813
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]surveysfirm.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.