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 Post subject: What Should I do? I've just been scammed!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:10 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:44 pm
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Yesterday I sent a Western Union to someone in Tallahassee and did a survey on the store. I'm pretty sure i was scammed because yesterday AFTER I did the transaction, I looked it up online and found a lot of reports on the supposed company. I was totally sketched about the whole thing while the check was sitting in my account, but then the check CLEARED!!! So I assumed it was legit. Anyway, I just don't know what to do. If someone could inform me on what steps to take that'd be awesome.
FYI: He's even been texting me.

Re: Customer Sevice Associate

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Message flagged Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:08 PM

Thanks for getting back to us,We only have Mystery Shopper
representative job avail this time around, go through the message
below and email us back with the information needed to start your job

Mystery Shopper is a venture that checks reputable companies
performance and services, We are registered and established in America
for a long while now, Feed-plus Secret Shopper? is accepting
applications from qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers.
It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to
shop. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need
previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to
training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

One amongst many others pay for Mystery Shoppers to shop in their
establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for
shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free.

Mystery Shopper? never charge fees to the shopper, training, tips for
improvement and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered

Assignments Example
Secret Shopper has available for immediate assignment an inspection of
the customer service of any Walmart, Western Union outlet and some
other local company in your area. This fee will be paid upfront from
us. During this shopping you will visit the location and make several
observations as regards the customer service.

*You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
*You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
*We will pay you $400.00 for your first Assignment

Interested Shopper need to kindly fill Out the application form below
and we will get back to you shortly with more information and be
advise that you need to be checking your mail at least once or twice
everyday. If you fail to respond to any mail for more than 24 hours
you will miss your assignment.

First Name .........
Last Name ..........
Street Address ..................
City, State, Zip Code ...........
Cell Phone Number ...............
Home Phone Number ...............
Age(Above 17) ...................
Gender ..........................
Current Occupation ..............
Alternate Email Address N/A......

Kind Regards..

Hiring Manager

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I am really happy to informed you that the payment for your first assignment will be deliver to you today via FedEx. I need to rush online to notify you so that you be expecting the FedEx today.

Here is the tracking number for the payment via FedEx (798443400893) you can confirm at to know when to expect it today... The check is sum of $2550...

I want you to have the check cashed or deposit at your bank and withdraw the money immediately and deduct $500 which is your fee for the first assignment once the first is completed, you would get another pay to start the 2nd, I want you to send the rest funds to the other secret customer and remember to make record of all the activities in the western union location you survey.

$500 for your assignment fees
You will deduct the western union transfer charges from the remaining $2050 and you will send the rest to other secret customer.

You are to make the survey for your first assignment at nearest western union money transfer location around you.

Note that western western union charges will be deduct from the money you're sending to other secret customer.

Please send all Western Union transactions to the details below in A Minute Services. You are to send it to our evaluation agents in Tallahassee, FL....

Here is the information for the other secret customer you are to send the money to:

Reciever's Name:...... Amanda Moon
Address............ 2450 Nugget Lane
City............... Tallahassee
State.............. FL
Zip:............... 32303

Once you have sent the funds at the location, I'll want you to send me the information below:

Sender Name and Address
Amount sent (After deducting Transfer Charges)
MTCN # (Money transfer Code)
Detailed Survey Report in English
The Address of western union you survey

*Notice : You are to take cash to the Western Union.
*Notice : You are to deduct any charges for the wiring western union from the rest money you're sending.

I would be awaiting for your response as soon as possible .

3rd message

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Message flagged Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:31 PM
you will write a report and send back to us via Email using the
following pointers:

1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3) Smartness of the attendant
4) Customer service professionalism
5) Reaction of personnel under pressure
6) Information that you think would be helpful
7) Your comments and impressions.

and get back with transfer details as soon as you complete your assignment

Thanks waiting to read back from you

 Post subject: Re: What Should I do? I've just been scammed!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:42 pm 

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:39 pm
Posts: 414
Location: Third Rock from the Sun
Hi omgitskasey. Sorry to read you were scammed. The banking term "cleared" is very misleading. In order for a check to be good it needs to be "Honored". You may also want to contact a lawyer in case the bank presses charges against you for cashing a fake check. Under NO circumstances should you talk with anyone at the bank or the police without a lawyer. They can and will take what you say and turn it around then use it against you. Somewhere on this site is a list of banking terms. I just can not remember where. Also I edited your post and removed your name. Never post any real information about yourself anywhere on the web. Once it is out there is is there forever.

Best of luck to you.

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