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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:28 pm 
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Thanks for the warning guys. heres how the bastard tried to scam me...

Heritage Mystery Evaluation Inc is the fake buisness name. heres his Email thomashanes001@aol.com

Dear David, You have been considered for the post of the mystery shopper. You willbe evaluating Wal-Mart Stores and Western Union Money Transfer in yourneighborhood, kindly check out for one Wal-Mart store and one WesternUnion Money Transfer agent outlet you will like to evaluate, make surethe store and the outlet you will chose are close to your area as muchas possible , you will have to send the name and address of the twolocation to us, Please note that you are to act Cool,Calm and Confident through out theperiod which you will be carrying out your survey at the store, inorder not to arouse any suspicion. you will be shopping at Wal-Martstores and also make a transaction at the Western Union Money Transfer,you will write a report about the customer services , you will sendyour report back to us via Email , you will have to use the followingpointers to prepare your report : 1) How long it took you to get services.2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet3) Smartness of the attendant4)Customer service professionalism5)Reaction of personnel under pressure6)Information that you think would be helpful7)Your comments and impressions. Payments will be mailed out to you,which you will expend in carryingout all that will be required of you including your compensation andTransportation fee. All Other Instructions will be sent out to you assoon as Evaluation commences. Please reply thisEmail and give us thename and address of the Wal-mart and Western Union Money Transferlocation you will be evaluating . Thank you.The Hiring Manager Mr Thomas Hanes.


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:32 pm 
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yep they got me to


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Hello Everyone!

I recently applied to something similar than this, but I just realized it's a scam. I have a few questions though. For one, how would they receive any money? And also, what happens if I just tear up the check and ignore the guy and just go on thinking nothing of it? I'm just curious as to if anything else can go badly or if there is something I should take care of.


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:12 pm 
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skwolf75 wrote:
For one, how would they receive any money?


They ask you to evaluate a Western Union or MoneyGram location, and to do so you need to wire money. They send you a check, tell you to cash it, use that money to wire and evaluate the store . . . then, about a week later the bank will find out the check is counterfeit and you will be liable for the money.

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And also, what happens if I just tear up the check and ignore the guy and just go on thinking nothing of it?


That would be the BEST thing that you could do!

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Hi all.

Unfortunately, I fell victim to this scam just last week......deposited the check last sunday and transfered the money/went to walmart on thursday........hard-earned $1,700 down the drain. :cry:

Got my 2nd check today worth $2,500. I was about to deposit it when I stumbled upon this site. I thank you guys for having this site.....saved me a couple thousands!!!!

Meanwhile, that first check has yet to bounce and I will be contacting my bank tomorrow. I just hope that I don't get arrested or anything of that nature....I have already contacted western union and they have submitted my concern to the fraud department..
After contacting my bank, should I call the local police?

Thanks again for this site.....saved me from being even more of an idiot and I hope it continues to save others!!


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:27 am 
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I am glad that you found this site. You might want to check out this page.

http://scamvictimsunited.com/resources_ ... _check.htm

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:36 am 
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Yeah I saw that link earlier and did a couple of things....
I live in Canada though.....do you know if there's a site for Canadians?

thanks for your time

EDIT: The guy just called me.....definitely sounded foreign........I asked him about the company listed on the cheque....and he hung up..

name used to send emails: David Kurr
money transfered to: Name: Thearon thomas
Location--Detroit, Mi 48223

that SOB!!!


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:04 pm 
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The best I can give for for Canada is another victim who started our Canadian sister site

http://www.zorpia.com/group/scam_victims_unite

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:02 pm 
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okay thank you very much.

I called my bank and they are looking into my account and will just debit that amount (since i have the funds) without charging a bouncing fee....so that's done.

Just have a question......I have read everywhere (and logically) these guys cannot be caught due to fake names/addresses, other jurisdictions, etc and you cannot get your money back........so why file a police report? They obviously can't do much other than get the original cheque back for evidence....but it won't lead them to anywhere....just curious.


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:58 pm 
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In the past we have seen cases where the victims have been arrested . . . some banks pressed charges saying that the victim knew it was a counterfeit check and was trying to pull a fast one on the bank . . . but if you have placed a police report you have a "paper trail" that shows YOU are the victim.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:24 pm 
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alright thanks for the reply.

if you notify the bank, saying that you believe it's fake, before they discover it, you should be safe though right?


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Safe from being arrested? Your chances are better, but I have heard of victims who call the bank and tell them, and then the bank asks them to come in so that they can "work things out with them" and then when the customer arrives they find that the bank has the police waiting there to take them to jail.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:38 am 
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Well this email is from today the 5th of June 2009, I just replyed with my first and last name year I was born and my home address and what gender I am. I gave my cell phone which can not be traced because it is pre-paid. Then I decided to look them up. I am out of work and I used to work retail and I know of mystery shoppers that would come into my work to test us and send information back to our corporate office. So I assumed that this is what it was not even thinking it was a scam, because he did not ask for my bank info or social security. I would not give that information anyway's and the information I gave I put that on all applications for any job I apply to so I did not think nothing of it., Well once I googled the name Mystery Evaluation Inc , which seems to be the new name I was directed to ths site. I am not sure what will happen next but if anything comes I will definitley not cash any check. This mans name is Larry Adams <larry.adams84@yahoo.com> this is his e-mail address. Perhaps he can be searched through this e-mail that was on my e-mail I have posted below his letter that came to me. PLEASE READ!! and for people like myself who are out of work I know it is hard out there but this definitley is a wake up call that we all have to be really carefule I am a very smart women but somehow I feel very stupid at the moment and all I did was apply and send the e-mail through.
Please read below:


Dear Applicant,


Mystery Evaluation Inc is a well established Evaluation Firm , We are a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. 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,you would be directed to the company or outlet or restaurant, and you would be given the funds
for the job (either purchase things or require services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience.

Examples of details you would forward to us are:


1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant
3)Customer service professionalism
4)Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see how they react to clients when they get tensed(under pressure).


We turn the information over to the company executives and they would carry out their own duties in improving there services. Most companies employ our assistance when people give complaints about their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve their customer service.Here is a chance for you to get a free shopping and dinner out,if you will like to be a Mystery Shoppers. You are to evaluate and give comment on customers services in different Stores ,shops and restaurant in your area code . You will be paid to shop and dine out, you will also have access to free meals, Free Merchandise , Free services , free Travel ,Free entertainment and lot more.Your
Identity would be kept confidential as the job states (secret shopper) you would be paid $150 for every survey 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 , you have to fill the list below so we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be needed for your payments.


Requirements:
You must be RELIABLE, detail-oriented, and write reasonably well, and have access to a computer with Microsoft Word and a reliable Internet connection, must be 19 years old and above , no experience needed .

Application info needed:
Full Name :
Full Address
Telephone number:
Year of Birth :
Gender :
Disability :


Thank you.
The Hiring Manager
Larry Adams


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:38 pm 
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I am glad that you found this site before he sent you a check.

I would block his email address, and if the ad is still online notify the website and see if they will take it down.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Wow. I got the e-mail from Larry Adams too, and I submitted my all the info EXCEPT that I changed my address slightly, so that the address I gave him is one number different from my actual address (an address that technically doesn't exist). I sniffed a scam, but if he has my name, birth year, and city, phone number, do I have anything to worry about from this guy? He's not gonna try to track me down or anything is he? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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