I also recieved a check from them and I knew off the bat it was a scam. Come on people think of it this way..... Why would someone send u a large lump sum of money like that for an assignment? Why not send 100.00 and have you send 25.00 if all you are in fact doing is "a report on their service" anywho here is the emails I recieved:
Thank you for the interest for the customer service job on
craigslist,We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act like
customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services
in relation to their customers. Once we have a contract to do so, you
would be directed to the company or outlet, and you would be given
the funds you need to do the job(either purchase products or required
services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs
activities and give a detailed record of your experience.
Most companies employ our assistance when people give complains about
their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve
their customer service. your Identity would be kept confidential as
the job states (secret customer) you would be paid $400 for every duty
you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds
would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty Your job
will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety
of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area.
No commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours
as it suits you. If you are interested, do send in these information:
So we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to
put your service into, and your address would also be need for your
payments. Message bodyHello Antoinette,
How are you today, we re sorry with the delay with payments,I am happy
to inform you that you will be receiving the first secret shopping
assignment from the company today through fedex courier service with
tracking number 797303813620 , you can track it on http://www.fedex.com
You will receive the total amount of $2750. You are to put in funds
and take out funds to send,or deposit for 24 hours , then you deduct
your $250 salary, you will have $2500 left so I want you to send $2350
to the secret shopper in another location via western union money
transfer. The remaining $150 will be for the western union transfer
charges (money in a minutes)and your transportation allowance.
Here is the name below:
Fullname: Quincy Skinner
ADDRESS: 9442 W Sample Rd
CITY: Coral Springs
YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
During this assignment which requires you to have the check cashed at
your bank before proceeding to wire the remaining funds at any local
western union money transfer location in your area, You are expected
to secretly perform the following shopping operation:
1. How fast and Efficient is the Western Union Money Transfer Service?
2. How long does it take you to have the funds wired?
3. How Close is the Western Union Money Transfer Location to your area?
4. Is the Senders Request Form too short or Long?
5. Is the neighboring environment safe for handling Western Union Money
6. What is the name of the Local Western Union Money Transfer Agent
where you have the funds wired?
7. General Comment
You are expected to have this done today and email us back your
results with the following information after you have
1. Name and Address of Sender
2. Money Transfer Control Numbers (MTCN)
3. Amount Wired
I will be waiting to read from you ASAP with the requested transfer details.