Well, we fell for the scam! They used Lightspeed Consumer Panel (which I belong to and I believe is legit) as their company name. They took me for $1,520. The guy I spoke to had an accent and his "name" was Michael Daddy. Fortunately that's all they took me for. My husband went to the bank to make them aware of the situation. They said last week a lady was taken for $4,500. YIKES! Here is the original email they sent me. Looking at it now, it doesn't even much the letter I was sent. The money gram I sent was for $1,450.! Any advice on what I should do now. The emails they used was Trish Bailey <email@example.com>,Survey Volunteers <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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We are looking for interested survey participants.
Our company has been engaged by MoneyGram Int'Transfer â€œMoneyGram Systems Inc.â€, located at most Wal-Mart stores, the survey is to find out the customer service performances of this location/s, this survey is being introduced based on recent complains from MoneyGramâ€™s reliable clients.
The aim of this survey is for you to familiarize yourself with the practical feeling of what secret survey entails. Your job site will be at any MoneyGram Travelers location/s, located at most WAL-Mart Stores. Your main survey objective is to evaluate and observe the efficiency of customerâ€™s service being offered. You will act as a potential customer sending funds to a friend or family member (we will provide you all required details MoneyGram office).
This is the breakdown of attached funds and your task:
Survey Amount : $1,155:00
Service Fee: $105:00
Your Survey Paid Expense: $240.00
Your reimbursement for each survey is $240:00 (Two Hundred and Forty dollars).
If you wish to continue, we will send to you these same travelers check/s in the same amount 2-3 times weekly, for different Wal-Mart stores.
A customer service evaluation form will be enclosed in your first assignment. We will expect you to fill out this form to the best of your knowledge, which will depend and be determined by the customer service offered to you at any of the survey participating location.
If you wish to participate, kindly reply this e-mail and provide us with your full name and mailing address.
P.S - Survey participating open only to legal US and Canadian residents.