Secret Shopper Scam

Filter by:
  • SECRET SHOPPER SCAM FROM PRIGIN ID COAA ASALIA CATALAN

    $2,350.00Unresolved

    Received a email about a job for secret shopper said would receive 250.00 per assignment. requested info was name,address,email,age. received a check in the mail through fedex for 2350.00. there request was to take 250.00 out of that amount and send a moneygram to the next secret shopper. took check bb&t to speak to their customer service so they would be aware of the scam.

    Show more
    • My demands: INVESTIGATE IF POSSIBLE
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $2,350.00
    • Agents: Hobert Carter
    • Phone: 488-430-2582
    • URL: [email protected]
    ALFRED
    Dec 03, 2015
    Complaint #: 775
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (1)No (0) Leave comment
    Additional information

    Company names reported: PROBER & RAPHAEL A LAW GROUP

  • Wire transfer of money

    $0.00Unresolved

    Received check and was ask to cash the $2,980.99 and keep $250.00. Divide the balance and send it to the two address provided. 1. Beverly Britts 2051 N President (George Bush Hwy)
    Richardson Texas 75082
    2. Shirley Lane 209 Enterprise Blvd
    Hewitt Texas 76643

    Called the bank on which it was drawn on :501-982-1000
    Arkansas Federal Credit
    Po Box 9
    Jacksonville Ar 72078-0009
    Date on Check: 11/30/2015
    Check No 016745808
    CASHIER'S CHECK
    ref: Timothy Smith

    I did not cash check and sent an e-mail to: [email protected] stating that I found out the check was not good.

    I am not out any money but would like this not happening to other people.

    Show more
    • My demands: Expose them as a scam
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • URL: [email protected]
    marylynne
    Dec 03, 2015
    Complaint #: 772
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (1)No (0) Leave comment
  • Mystery Shopping Scam

    $2,875.00Unresolved

    I received several emails from this individual claiming to represent a mystery shopper company that is looking for people. They sent me a check of $2800 wanting me to sent the money to Turkey to an individual and I take my fee of 250 out. I called the bank (Fulton Bank) where the check was from and they informed me it was in invalid check.

    Show more
    • My demands: For someone to get to the bottom of the scamming and shut it down
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $2,875.00
    • Agents: Jonathan Daniels
    • Phone: 859-965-0076
    • URL: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    Melcounty_1985
    Nov 11, 2015
    Complaint #: 662
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (6)No (1) Leave comment
  • Fraudulent job scam assignment

    $1,870.00Unresolved

    I received a check by priority mail from a floor covering company in the amount of $1870.00. I was told to deduct 250.00 for myself and follow the instructions as a "secret shopper ."

    Show more
    • My demands: Wire all but 250.00 as payment for my assignment
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,870.00
    • Agents: Brian Norwood
    • Phone: 412-436-3457
    • URL: [email protected]
    Ldunning
    Nov 05, 2015
    Complaint #: 632
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (0)No (0) Leave comment
  • Mystery Shopper Job Placement

    $1,766.20Unresolved

    I filed out this form to be a Mystery Shopper, I got this Priority Mail with a latter and a Money Order for $982.35, all I was supposed to do was Deposit the money order, then go to Walmart by something for $30.00 and transfer $772.35 to this other Mystery Shopper in Miami FL. address 28 NE 38th St. Zip 33137. Then I got this text from Tom John saying that I needed to go back to Walmart and resend the money to this guy in Chicago IL Pena Raldas all it was just the city Chicago State IL. & Zip 60621. I ask this guy Peter about Tom John sending the money to Chicago he said no he would take care of it. I said okay, then after I sent in all my reports. i was wanting for my next assignment. Then on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 I got the Alert that the money was returned, I texts the guys about this they said that I refuse to send the money to Chicago so Bye. they would not communicate with me anymore, I then send them both a text asking for money back telling them this was sa scam, never heard back from them.
    The phone that they was using are Tom John (563) 794-7366, and Peter Arkade was (413) 461-4187, and the emails were [email protected],& [email protected], The report that I had to send to are [email protected] and [email protected]

    Show more
    masteroflaj
    Sep 21, 2015
    Complaint #: 416
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (2)No (0) Leave comment
  • Secret shopper.....sent fraudulent check, asked to wire funds

    $0.00Unresolved

    Contacted by email with job offer. Mailed bogus cashiers check. Letter asked I cash it and send $1250 each to 2 men in Phillipines. [email protected] and [email protected] as initial email.
    Taking mailed check to post office for their inspectors today.

    Show more
    • My demands: Get them off internet
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Sheri Stallings
    • URL: [email protected]
    rich1one
    Sep 09, 2015
    Complaint #: 361
    Did you find this complaint useful?
    Yes (0)No (0) Leave comment
Public discussion

Comments:

jaydeedoubleyou

Apr 25, 2019 4:48 AM

Sarcasm aside neither of these responses answer his question. I am curious about the same thing

Kelly

Aug 29, 2016 4:56 PM

Received check today for $1940.00 but Strange it came from west coast life Insurance Co. Address on envelope is from 272 e bartlett way chandler az 85249 and when I Research that address it is an empty house up for sale. When I looked up Marcus Shawcross who is who initially emailed me and who is on the paperwork enclosed, I found this site which shows it is Fraud. I will not be cashing the check. Also got a text from 6822316928 in which I will be giving all info to Police dept in hopes it will help stop this fraudulent activity. Also received email from a Kate Melissa checking to see if I got my check...will not fall for this and will be giving info to BBB and Police department with all info I have regarding this activity

Nancy

Aug 23, 2016 4:41 AM

Thank you for defending the innocent people that get taken by these criminals. They prey on the elderly and I personally have known an elderly individual in my area that has dementia and was robbed of his little savings acct. because of these low life scumbags.

Nancy

Aug 23, 2016 4:37 AM

Received fake cashiers check today for 2455.00 for same scam. National Shopping Service Network is a legit mystery shopping company but this scammer has done a good job of making it looking legit. The real company will never use and aol.com email address and do not send out cashier's check. I am looking forward to calling these crooks bluff & will report to local and federal agencies. In the process now of trying to track them now.

AngelHeart

Aug 22, 2016 10:05 PM

Steve Rogers, You are being a bit harsh. There is really no need for your sarcasm. Some people may not have as much knowledge about these things as others. If they are low income, that check is going to look like a million dollars to them. Not everyone knows to not trust everything they see or hear. I would not ever call anyone "stupid" for believing what they received was real. As I said some people just don't realize there are people out there who will try to take advantage of anyone. t's not at all right what these creatures are doing. Your sarcasm isn't helping. JMO.

AngelHeart

Aug 22, 2016 9:49 PM

I received the exact same "priority mail" letter as SNEAMEN46 from Melvin Churchill. The only difference is my fake check was $2455. I was also instructed to buy FOUR $550 Kroger Vouchers, then send this person (Melvin Churchill) the reference numbers for the vouchers. I knew it was a scam as soon as I saw the check. Who sends that amount of money to someone they do not know? Also I had not applied for a mystery shopping job. This person also emailed and texted (don't know how he got my cell number) messages telling me the "package" would be delivered to me today 8/22/2016 which is when I received it. There is NO WAY I would even think about depositing that check in my bank account. There are way too many red flags. I didn't lose any money, but I'm hoping no innocent/naive people will get taken advantage of by these horrible scammers who have no conscience at all!

Steve Rogers

Dec 13, 2015 3:55 PM

What exactly is the scam? I did receive an email asking to be a mystery shopper so I responded, "yes" then I got my first assignment in the mail in a priority envelope and a cashier check for $2500,00. They asked me to cash or deposit the check and take out $250 for my self and send the remaining balance off to a guy in Turkey, in the form of a mail order. I am having a hard time figuring out the scam and how they would get money from me? The cashier check is obviously fake and they would not cash it at any bank for me so therefore I would not get any money for myself or to send to anyone in turkey, so how exactly does this scam work for them? They have gotten nothing from me at this point, no information other than my name and email which is public information already and I have not cashed or sent them any check or any money because the cashier check they sent me is fake, but even if I did go to bank with it the scam would stop there because no bank is going to accept that cashier check that they sent me, SO HOW ARE YOU PEOPLE GETTING SCAMMED BY THIS??? Please explain to me how it works. The only thing I can think of is if you are really that stupid to go ahead and send them your money you have in your bank before cashing their check or money order that they send you. Is that what they are hoping that you do? Have some of you people really done that? Send them your own money before you try and cash the check or money order that they sent you?? If so than I am sorry you deserve to be taken for your money if your that stupid!!!