Got mine today. Thank God I searched on this before going to the bank. Even called the Bank that the check is on. They said to beware but could not give any information out. I jus recvd my second fraud chk which is for 1986.70, I really wish dis was real cuz I cud use da money rite nw. Da first chk I tryd to cash was 2900, I nu it was too gud to b tru bt I tryd to cash it neway. Sad to say bt it came bk a fraud chk. Im ok wit it nw tho cuz knowin dat its nt real will save me from ne prblmz n da presemt n future. Fax numder on letter is +1 888-777-1972 n da fone number is (289) 892-5963 I 'DID' RECEIVE ONE OF THESE EXACT 'MYSTERY SHOPPER' LETTERS AND A CHECK FOR $2980-00. PRIOR TO RECEIVING THIS LETTER,I WAS HOSPITALIZED AND, DURING MY STAY, WAS ASKED BY A HOSPITAL THERAPYST IF I WAS INTERESTED IN 'PART TIME' WORK UPON DISCHARGE, I REPLIED "YES"...(THIS TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE A COINCIDENCE), AS THE LETTER BEGAN WITH "BASED ON THE PREVIOUS SURVEY BY OUR AFFILIATE CONSUMER SURVEY SPECIALISTS, YOU INDICATED YOUR INTERESTS IN AN ADDITIONAL INCOME ON A 'PART TIME' BASES",ETC... INSTANTLY ASSUMING THAT THE LETTER WAS A SCAM AND BEGINNING TO RIP IT IN HALF, I REMEMBERED THE QUESTION THAT I WAS ASKED IN THE HOSPITAL. I THEN READ THE ENTIRE LETTER AND EXAMINED THE CHECK, WHICH LOOKED TOTALLY LIGITIMATE. I CALLED THE NUMBER AND LEFT A MSG. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, I FINALLY SPOKE WITH THE WOMAN LISTED ON THE LETTER. AFTER EXPLAINING MY 'JOBS', SHE STATED THE IMPORTANCEY OF THE TIMELY MANNER IN WHICH THESE JOBS NEEDED TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE EMPLOYMENT WITH THEM. STILL LEARY ABOUT A POSSIBLE SCAM, I ASKED HER IF THEY ALLOW TIME FOR THE CHECK TO CLEAR AND SHE SAID, "OH YES, WE ALLOW TIME FOR THAT". OF COURSE I THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BUT, STILL REMEMBERING 'THE HOSPITAL INTERVIEW', THE VALID CHECK AND NOW BEING ALLOWED TIME! IT WAS 4:30 P.M. ON A FRIDAY (NOW FEELING PRESSURED)SO, I HUNG UP WITH HER AND IMMEDIATELY RAN TO THE BANK, DEPOSITED SOME MONEY AND SAT ON THE REST, UNTIL THE CLEARING OF THE CHECK. I FIGURED THAT THE WORSE THING THAT COULD HAPPEN WOULD BE A BOUNCED CHECK FEE. ANXIOUS, YET STILL LEARY, I WENT HOME AND STARTED MY RESEARCH...(SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT FIRST, OF COURSE)! NO COMPANY LISTING WITH THAT 'EXACT' NAME...SOME VERY CLOSE THOUGH. THEN CHECKED THE ADDRESS, WHICH WAS A VALID ADDRESS...(TRYING TO REACH HER AGAIN IN THE MEANTIME... NO ANSWER), WANTING TO ASK WHO OR WHERE SHE GOT MY NAME FROM, (HOPING SHE WOULD SAY "THE HOSPITAL") AND ALSO HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR THE CHECK TO CLEAR, SO I CAN START MY JOB'S AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I THEN CHECKED THE PHONE NUMBER...BINGO!!! WRITTEN ALL OVER THE SCREEN WAS THIS EXACT COMPANY NAME AND NUMBER, STATING ABOUT THIS EXACT SCAM! HAD TO WAIT UNTIL MONDAY, WENT TO THE BANK AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY COULDN'T PUT A STOP ON IT, THAT I WILL GET A BOUNCED CHECK FEE AND ALSO THAT I MAY BE DISMISSED FROM THIER BANK ENTIRELY, DUE TO THIS 'CHECK BOUNCING'!...I'VE BEEN HAD! I LEFT A MESSAGE AT THAT NUMBER, PRETENDING THAT I DROPPED COFFEE ON THE LETTER AND AM UNABLE TO MAKE OUT HER FAX # TO FAX THE RECEIPT'S, THE EVALUATIONS I DID ON THE 2 COMPANIES THAT I DEALT WITH AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, MY JOB ID #. I DIDN'T LEAVE HER ANY 'NEEDED' INFO, IN HOPES THAT SHE WILL CALL ME BACK TO FIND OUT IF I WIRED THE MONEY AND FROM WHICH COMPANY. I'M NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT YET BUT, I'M JUST TRYING TO GET HER TO BE AT 10401 FOSTER AVE, BROOKLYN, NY. 11236 TO RECEIVE. I ONLY WISH THAT THERE WAS A # TO CALL TO REACH THE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY! I WANT THEM CAUGHT! http://www.wdtv.com/news/59517607.html
Link to the news report showing a video with the EXACT letter I received today.
I got a letter from NATIONAL SHOPPING SERVICE, stating i'd been selected as a mystery shopper and a check for $2,995.00 was with it. The letter stated $600 was for me, for my evaluation and training pay, $100 to be used toward purchase at Sears, $100 to be used towards purchase at Walmart, and $1,995 to be wired at a Western Union to a woman name Louise Flanary in London.
Even though I knew something didn't smell right, I wanted it to be true so I used the web address and sure enough it was to NATIONAL SHOPPING SERVICE.
The address, city, state and zip code, all matched, but then I noticed the phone number was completely different.
I read there cite and was amused to find out they don't mail out check's just like that.
YOU "the shopper" have to come out of pocket on the assignment, send them the receipt, and they reimburse you, and it can take several weeks for them to do so!
I knew right away some one was trying to scam me.
The check looked legit. It had JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA Syracuse, NY., and NOCO ENERGY CORP FUELS DIVISION 2440 SHERIDAN DR TONAWANDA, NY 14150.
I wonder if the company named on the check is aware of this,or if they're a part of the scam.
Why is it so hard to nab the scammers, when they have names of suspects from the wire to forms?
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