Sample complaints we have found for (289) 892-3358

  • Be afraid, be very afraid
    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?
  • joan gantt
    i received an email from these folks, they sent me a check for $3000.00. i checked with my bank & they said it was not any good. so i said fine. i had not lost anything. the next few days they sent another one, same story. thankfully i did not deposit any of it by checking with the bank 1st. Today 8/27/09, someone called me wanting to know about the agreement. i simply sent a copy to the fax # on the letter dated 7/28/09, job ID# B2299. there is never anyone to take a phone call. i also called the landmark bank in manhattan, ks. they also said it was a fraud.  i keep copies of every thing that i get from the internet. so much of it is fraud & i usually simply delete but watch out for the name difference when another comes thru.  phone # is1-(289) 892-3358 & fax #206-984-0592 on this letter i have. you also need to be alert to requests for help, lottery wins, inheritance etc. from places in Africa & other asian locations. i am glad i found this. the day the check came i was in a hurry & did not have time to check the computer.  best of luck to all of you.  JUST BE CAREFULL ABOUT WHAT YOU ANSWER ON THE NET THAT SOUNDS TOO CALL TO BE TRUE.
  • Andy
    I got an email from craigslist saying that their company overseas wanted to hire my company to do secret shopper work and that it would take a few days to send a letter with all the details. I said what the hell, why not, i would see what the letter said, see if it is legitimate. I got the letter almost a month later, just yesterday. I got a check, looks real enough, or $2995.00. At first i thought wow, then i read the letter that came with it. It had scam written all over it. I was wondering how they trust to pay me two payroll, a total stranger they know nothing about, right off the bat. Then i was to wire $2220.00 to Tom Gonzalez after contacting him to activate the check,blah blah blah. I knew that it had to be fraudulent based on the fact that they were so trusting to begin with and secondly because if they just wanted to check to see if i was capable of doing the job by wiring money, why such a large sum. $50 would have been fine to wire, right. Then i figured that it is a large sum because once you deposit the check and it clears and you wire them the money, you end up losing the amount you deposit when th check is found to be bad. I wonder if the companies thay have listed on the letter as employesr that pay tem to do the secret shopping is aware that they are being used for fraud.Companies such as walmart, bestbuy, mcdonalds, costco, ikea, western union, exxon mobile. When they firat emailed me they said they were the international branch of ikea. That was something else i ddn't understand, why would a furniture company do secret shopping for walmart and the other companies. I was under the assumption it would be for ikea only until i got the letter. Then they said not to contact anyone about it because it will have a bias opinion, they say that so that you won't blow their operation out of the water. Well i was never going to deposit this check but i think i will post some craigslist ads to warn others.
  • KATHY
    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!
  • j.o.
    well they got me for 300 and using a differant #.  # is (289) 892-4306
  • MAndie
    I was so happy to open a check with 1,989.70 they wanted to to go to western union and send 1,580 to someone in london ??? then go to any of there stores a buy things This company came from Philadephia,PA Bankers conseco performance assurance company  Fax number 1-877-1972   there number being 1-(289) 892-5963  my husband put the check in the account not knowing   now we are going to bank tonight to see what I can do to stop it!! Any one eles be scamed by the same company

Do you have a comment about (289) 892-3358?

Your name
Who called you?
Message
Call type
Join the discussion...
Post a comment
Spam Report Card
Spam Score
50.00%

0 complaints this year

18 total complaints

Recent Comments