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Victim Location 38049
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I signed up to be a secret shopper through my email. A few days later I was contacted by an automated system telling me to check my mail for my first assignment. In my mailbox today, I had a cashier's check for upwards of $3000. I was instructed to deposit the ENTIRE check in my bank and transfer the rest of the money into an individual's account while monitoring the customer service and interaction with the teller. The check was signed by a Mark Badget. I was given a ID # and the cashier's check appeared to be from NOLA.

Victim Location 70528
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

RECEIVED A CHECK IN A PRIORTY 2 DAY ENVELOPE WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO DO WITH IT. THE CK IS FOR $2870.50.. FROM F & M BANK. IT SAYS TO GO TO MY BANK EITHER DEPOSIT OR CASH ,,( ITS A CASHIERS CHECK)BUT DONT LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WHATS ITS FOR . AFTER I CASH IT TAKE MY $300.00 , FOR MY COMMISION, THEN GO TO WALMART AND SPEND $50.00, THAT WILL LEAVE ME WITH $2520.00, NOTIFY THIS PERSON ONCE IM DONE THEN HE WILL GIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO WITH REMAINING MONEY.

Victim Location 49120
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I had responded to an ad online about the possibility of receiving $300 per assignment to go to a specified location to report back on the customer service received or lack of it. I received a FEDEX package with a letter with information about the next steps to complete this assignment. In this same FEDEX package was also a check for $3856. Of this amount, I was to go to the nearest facility that offers MONEY GRAM service and send 2 drafts for $1700 each, to 2 separate addresses in Cyprus. An additional $100 is to be used for the service fee for these 2 drafts. Also, a draft for $50 to another individual. Anyhow, I would end up with $300 as a commision for my work. I went to my bank to deposit (although at the back of my mind, i had some suspicion about this check and informed the teller that I dont have a good feeling about this check and it is my first assignment and so this is the first check, she allowed $200 from this amount and had said that the balance would be available to me in 2 days. When I went to UFCU branch in Berrien Springs this afternoon, I was informed that this check was fraudulent. I was devastated, disappointed and angry at a person that would put my good reputation and integrity at risk. Thank you.

Victim Location 49505
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I was sent a letter saying I was selected as a secret shopper. I was to cash a cashier's check for $2,350, use $20 to shop, $300 for myself, and to send 2 wire transfers ($965 each) to Vincent Andrew and Jason Hamburg via MoneyGram who both are in Los Angeles, California, 90001. I was to use the "Money Available in Minutes" option. Once I completed these assignments I was to send my "survery reports" to [email protected] and [email protected]

The Cashier's Check received was a computer printed check, supposedly drawn from Woodforest National Bank. Routing Info: 47871 314972853 8001000820. Nowhere on here is an address that matches what was on the envelope, nor was there any contact back info to get in touch with the sender of the papers other than a return address.

Victim Location 38138
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Applied for secret shopper on Internet. Received check for $2800+ and told to deposit in my bank and await for instructions.

Victim Location 07652
Type of a scam Other

I was contacted by email to participate in secret shopper. I already belong to similar group which is legitimate. I was asked for basic information. Shortly after, I received an email from another person about participating in a secret shopper event. I accepted expecting more information. I then received an email from the same person but different email telling me a check was sent to me as payment. I was then told to deposit the check, keep a portion for myself and deposit the rest in another secret shoppers bank account. When I questioned it, I received a few basic responses. I sent an email stating I wanted to be removed and would not accept the check. I was able to take pictures of the check and have the email correspondence.

Victim Location 68142
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

At first I received emails that said a priority letter was sent to my address. Those messages continued for 2 weeks until I actually did get a priority letter from a John Mint. In the priority mail was an official looking "cashier check" drawn on a Bank of America account. I was to deposit it and call him the next day to get my supposedly secret shopper assignment.

I responded to his latest email that this was a fraud and was reporting it to the ScamPulse.com. It had all the trappings of a scam one of which I was not going to get caught up in.

I still have the "cashier check" if the ScamPulse.com would like it.

Leonard Berthelsen

402-490-6411

Victim Location 48174
Type of a scam Employment

While looking online in the want ads, i signed up for this secret shopper. They emailed me as well as texted me. They sent a cashier check for me to deposit into my account and provide services at Walmart, Money Gram. Upon receiving the cashier check, they texted me and said once I receive the Priority Mail to text them and confirm receipt. So I did, and they wanted me to provide the services within 48 hours. I told them it would not be done because the banks were close. I will try after work (which is today 7/14/16). I called the Credit Union to confirm the Cashier Check which I was told it was a scam.

Victim Location 95833
Type of a scam Employment

Someone contacted my Mother offering her a job as a secret shopper through her email. She signed up and received a flat rate envelope, priority mail, USPS. Containing a two page document with instructions and a check for $3725.00. The return address on the envelope is,

Wendy Stroud

Wendy ENT

8253 Hidden Acres Road

Mississippi S MS 39762-0156

USPS tracing # 9405 5016 9932 0084 8636 62

I went with My Mother to her bank where she tried to cash this check. The bank teller told her that the check was a fraud. Also explained that if she were to put the check through her account it would result in the account being frozen and then being investigated. My mother is on a fixed income that would have been devastating to her.

The credit union on the check is legit. I doubt the remitter Crystal Lambert is however.

I am sending a copy of the a check(the bank kept the real copy).

I also have the two page document containing instructions

Copies of the emails he has been sending plus text messages to her phone.

They don't know yet that we have found out the check is a fraud and are still making contact.

Thank you for your time

*** *** ( daughter of victim)

Victim Location 16506
Type of a scam Employment

This scam involves a fake cashier check with a request to wire a portion of the check to two parties in China.

Victim Location 38119
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

On April 2016 I recd a text msg to be secret shopper. On April 2016 I recd a ltr w/a check that was written on 4/14/2016 for $982.95; the check was from BNY Mellon Bank, NY, NY. Top of the check was Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. , 500 W Madison St Ste 4000, Chicago, IL 60661; Member of all principal exchanges. The ltr instructed me to deposit the check in my bank today; withdraw cash; go to Walmart for evaluation & survey; keep $120 for your service. The survey was to be completed 4/16/2016. Then I was told to wire $862.95 to Adam Bolen, Porterville, CA 93257. I knew it was a scam.

Victim Location 31794
Type of a scam Employment

This is exactly how the txt read:

Be a Secret Shopper. Earn $300

Weekly + $25 Gas Expense. To get

started

Send Full Name: zip Code:

Email: Regards Charlene

That is all the imformation

Victim Location 76301
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

online and filled out a survey for the post office and when I did a survey and they asked if I wanted to do a secret shopper and i said not and they sent a check anyway

Type of a scam Employment

Received a message on my hangouts regarding hiring for secret shoppers for as much as $400.00 a week earnings. Their contact info is secretshopperjob.net and #226-220-7819.

Victim Location 12302
Type of a scam Employment

I responded to a secret shopper employment ad thinking that that would be easy. I had to supply cell phone number and address. I then received a text regarding the secret shopper position stating that they have received my application and to respond back receipt of the text. I then received a priority mail envelope with a letter in it and cashiers check for $2,970. The letter was not on letterhead and asked me to evaluate Kmart, spend $50 and get employee name product purchased cost of product advise of customer service professionalism etc. then I was to deposit the money to my account deduct $400 for my self and $50 for product purchased and proceed to second customer evaluation to two different Walmart stores and do a money gram money evaluation transfer. was advised to transfer $1260 to two different name and addresses .Also advised that the money transfer charges $25 for each transfer. Advised to keep my identity confidential I should not let bank cashier, Kmart employees or Money Gram agents know I am performing a customer service evaluation.Advised to inform Walmart Location & address, how fast and efficient is money gram money transfer service, how long does it take to have the funds wired what is the name of the local transfer agent and any general comments.. then advised to give senders name, and address, reference number amount of transfer, use same day service and receivers name. once completed email to two different email addresses a Gmail and yahoo account once completed the money transfers. The letter was signed with an name and address of a Senior Evaluation Officer and the address was the same as where one of the money transfers was to go.

Victim Location 38125
Type of a scam Employment

I received a package in the mail instructing me to deposit a check that was included in the package into my account with the false impression of being a secret shopper for Walmart

Victim Location 92203
Type of a scam Employment

Hoyeh Shossy is a name associated with this scam

Service Checking

rvice Checking

7:29 AM (30 minutes ago)

to bcc: me

Attn Checker,

By now you must have received your first assignment as a service checker. Avoid any delay, make sure you read and understand the instructions before proceeding with your assignment.The more assignment you could process, the more money you earn.

Should in case you havent received it, you may need to Check your porch, garage and mailbox for it.

GUIDELINE ON THINGS TO NOTE AND PUT DOWN IN YOUR REPORT AT BANK AND WALMART STORE ARE AS FOLLOW:

A. Name of attendant

B. Name and address of outlet

C. How long it took you to get services-

D. Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet-

E Smartness of the attendant

F. Customer service professionalism

G. Reaction of personnel under pressure

H. Information that you think would be helpful

I. Your comments and impressions.

REQUIREMENT INFORMATION TO BE SENT IN EMAIL AFTER TRANSFER IS COMPLETED VIA BANK TRANSFER:-

1. Sender's Name and Address as stated on the Bank receipt,

2.Receiver's Name and Address as stated on the Bank receipt

3.The amount transferred after deducting .

NOTE: As a service checker you should go there and study how to send money and memorize all you see at the outlet,observe anything useful going on in the outlet(Don't forget your job is secret and you must not let anyone including the attendants know you are carrying out an evaluation on them or the kind of job you are doing).

I will be waiting for the evaluation report.

Regards

Richard

Victim Location 32696
Type of a scam Employment

Answered a E-mail about Retail Secret Shopper assignments, Contact responded within 3 days for me to go to a Apple Store to do a purchase of three (3) I-phones $3,145.00 and send same to an address in Fresno CA. I received a Cashier's Check made out to me for the purchase so I could cash/deposit it in my bank account for $3,145.00 to purchase the afore mentioned phones. I checked with my bank before the check was deposited and they found it was a fake.

Victim Location 29801
Type of a scam Employment

Cash this check written on WoodForest National Bank The Woodlands TX 773877889. Purchaser John Brown for 2445.00. Keep 400.00. Purchase 4 500.00 Vanilla , My Vanilla One Vanilla prepaid card.

contact John Smith - ALL SCAM

Victim Location 43532
Type of a scam Employment

Received a payroll check for $3,158 for a business in Tennessee. The account was closed. I was to purchase 3 I-phones.

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