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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Hi I received a very similar letter in March 09. I believe the scammers are recycling this money gram scam. The address the letter and check is coming from is 3912 West Street Hawthorne CA 90248. The bank the check is from is WoodForest National Bank. They claim that I would be secretly reporting on Walmart customer service when they process Money Gram transfers. They said some Walmarts aren't offering the discounts they should be. What a crock. I told the guy on the phone that I thought it was a scam. He wanted to know what city I live in. I gave him a bogus city. I probably shouldn't have said anything in retrospect...
The bank might seem to be a ligit; however, they have a lot of complaints against them also.

Anyway, I thought you guys would want to know there are several versions of these letters circulating.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:14 pm 
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Greetings,

Please help me out with this, I found it on Craig's list, and as there are many Mystery Shopper ads out there, I thought this was legit, it may be. Please let me know if it's not...

The funding for your first mystery shopper assignment which includes your duty fee has been sent out to you which will be delivered to you on the19th May 2009 VIA UPS COURIER SERVICE and If you miss the package, kindly check your Door step.


Please you are advice to carry out your assignment upon confirmation of the funds ASAP.

You will be getting a check for $1980. As soon as you receive the check, take it to your Financial Institution (Bank) and have it deposited and make an instant withdrawal of funds so you can carry out your assignment. You will be a secret shopper at Walmart stores and also make a transaction at a Money Gram outlet .

Below is the breakdown of how the payment will be spent.

1 You are to deduct 200$ for your commission from the total payment received, after completion of first assignment)

2 You are to make a purchase of any electronic item worth $100 from any Wal-Mart location in your area (to be kept by you)

3 You are required to proceed to the nearest Money Gram location with the remaining balance to perform your transfer assignment, after you might have deduct your $200 and 100$ for the Wal-Mart duty.

Remember: Any item you purchase from the Wal-Mart store should be kept by you for your personal use since we are only interested in the accurate information from your survey. You are to make a purchase of any electronic item worth $100 (to be kept by you) plus your $200 duty fee to make it a total of $300 as stated and note that your survey is to shop at the Wal-Mart location given to you and you are to give a report on customer service, quality of product, and cleanliness of the establishment.


You are to use the following pointers to prepare your report :

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.


Please do check your locality for Walmart and Money Gram Outlet you do wish to evaluate, you can check for close-by Walmart store and Money Gram Outlet in your locality at http://www.Walmart.com and http://www.moneygram.com . Respectively, Email me with the name and address of the Walmart and Money Gram location you will be evaluating .


Remember: Any item you purchase from the Wal-Mart store should be kept by you for your personal use since we are only interested in the accurate information from your survey. You are to make a purchase of any electronic item worth $100 (to be kept by you) plus your $200 duty fee to make it a total of $300 .

You would send the rest funds via Money Gram to the following address. And our mystery shopper in South Africa would pick the funds up from the location where two customers have reported their money missing.


SEND TO:
ALABI JOLAYEMI
10 Amberfield Crest
Centurion, South Africa
0157


You would provide me with the following information.

SENDERS FULL NAME AND ADDRESS (you are to be the sender)
TOTAL AMOUNT SENT:
8 DIGIT REFERENCE NUMBER:


Please note that your assignment should be kept secret, you do not need to let the agent at the Money Gram / Wal-Mart location know you are taking note of the activities.

Note*** Our aim is to established and help customer obtain a better understanding of their positioning and there right in the market place.

Hope all is clear?

I will also be awaiting your report via email. Acknowledge receipt of this email and let me know if you have any questions.
Waiting to hear from you

Best Regards,

Henry Wellington


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:11 pm 
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You would send the rest funds via Money Gram to the following address. And our mystery shopper in South Africa would pick the funds up from the location where two customers have reported their money missing.


It's a scam. Anytime you are requested to send money from a check to Africa it is a scam.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:00 am 
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I agree . . . it is a scam. Here are all of the things that jumped out at me . . .

delivered to you on the19th May 2009 VIA UPS COURIER SERVICE (real secret shoppers are not paid in this manner)

You will be getting a check for $1980. (large check amount)

make a transaction at a Money Gram outlet (Money Gram does not use secret shoppers as a part of their regular business practices)

You are to deduct 200$ for your commission (normal payment for shoppers is MUCH less per assignment)

Respectively, Email me with the name and address of the Walmart and Money Gram location you will be evaluating (real secret shoppers THEY would be giving you the name and address of the location they want you to shop)

And our mystery shopper in South Africa would pick the funds up from the location where two customers have reported their money missing. (sending money to South Africa)

You would provide me with the following information.
SENDERS FULL NAME AND ADDRESS (you are to be the sender)
TOTAL AMOUNT SENT:
8 DIGIT REFERENCE NUMBER:
(they should know the amount sent and they need the reference number so that they can pick up the money)

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:15 pm 
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Thank you SO much for this information. Is there anything more I should do with this information? Turn it in to someone with authority? Again, thank you, this couldn't be a more wonderful service.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:02 am 
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garrisonoban wrote:
Is there anything more I should do with this information? Turn it in to someone with authority?


If you did not cash the check and wire any money, then no crime was committed . . . it was attempted, but not committed . . . so anyone you report it to may blow it off.

What you can do is to help to spread the word about these scams. Connect with us on social networking sites by going here http://www.retaggr.com/page/ShawnMosch

If you have a blog or other site where you can post info, please do so. You can also go to the top of this page and click on the Share button and directly link us/this story to social networking sites that you are on.

Education is the key to fighting these scams, so spreading the word in any way you can will help!

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam "DAVID MOORE", Genesis Group
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:35 pm 
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This is a scam someone tried to rope me into the other day, Posing it as an interview for an admin. asst. position. He took my info from my resume, and i started getting these:

Hello Secret Shopper,

Thank you for your swift e-mail response , Your information has been accepted and inputted into our database. Your assignment shall be as follow:

FIRSTLY:
You are to shop at Wal-Mart and give a report on customer service, quality of product, and cleanliness of the establishment. I hope there is a Wal-Mart store in your area. Money will be provided for you to shop..

SECONDLY:
You will also ascertain the ease of sending Money Gram from Wal-Mart.
You will also be paid a commission of $400 for your assignments.
We are going to send you a check or making a wire transfer to you for the assignments.

You are not to use any money from your pocket. I need you to send the following information below, So i will provide you with the money for the assignment and detailed instructions henceforth.

Full names (As you want it to appear on the check)
Physical Address No PO BOX (where you want the check delivered)
Home number (best time to call)
Cell number (best time to call)


Note: PLEASE ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS BY YOUR PHONE TO ANSWER IT AND ALSO CHECKING YOUR EMAILS REGULARLY BECAUSE THIS JOBS NEEDS COMMUNICATION.


After shopping at Wal-Mart, you will send the balance through Money Gram so as to ascertain the ease of on-line and instant transfers as against check and money orders. Adequate information will be provided as to where to send the balance as soon as the check clears.

Let me know if you can handle this. I await your reply.


David Moore.
Genesis Group.
Tel: 607-821-0792


I ignored it, and a few days later i received this email:

Hello,
hope you are doing great today, am happy to tell you that your information has been sent to the head office in respect of the payment for your first assignment, payment shall reach you in due time, for now all you need to do is to check your email regularly because immediately i receive the tracking number for the payment i will get back to you together with the instructions to guide you through.

Thanks for your understanding,

David Moore.
Genesis Group.
Tel: 607-821-0792


I ignored this one too, and was surprised when a few days later i received the check anyway, and i got this email:

Hello H***** B****,
We are very Happy to inform you that payment has been sent to you via ups courier service with tracking # 1Z4TV5244491944365, You should receive it earlier today.
As soon as you have the check, proceed to your bank to get it cashed proceed with your assignment as a Shopper.
All you need to do is go to any walmart of your choice and carry out your evaluation by recording any flaws noticed during your shopping time at the store. Deduct $200 commission covering costs to be spent at Walmart and extra $400 for your work making the sum of $600, when you are done proceed to Money Gram but it is better to use the money gram service in walmart so as to have a perfect evaluation.
Please have it at the back of your mind that no staff of the store you are evaluating should know you are a Secret Shopper. Below is the name and address of the Secret Shopper whom You have to transfer the funds to so that she can continue with her Evaluation in the United States. Be aware that money gram is going to charge you a token to get this money sent, deduct the money gram charges from the balance you have with you after deducting your own commission and get the remaining transferred.

Name: Kathy Murphy
Address: 343 Mesa Street,
City: Brighton
State:Colorado
Country:United States.
Zip :80601

As soon as you are done with the transfer get back to us with the details below:

1. Sender's name and Address as used to fill the Money Gram form.
2. Total Amount sent
3. Transfer Reference Code.


Attached to this email is the evaluation form. Send me a complete copy
of the evaluation form together with the Money Gram details to the other shopper as soon as you are done with the transfer.

I will wait to hear from you...

Regards,

David Moore.
Genesis Group.
Phone#:607-821-0792.[/color]

Later, another email:

How are you this morning? You are to evaluate money gram outlet and wal-mart. you are to complete this assignment with the payment you received, you are to spend $200 at wal-mart for purchasing what is useful for yourself at wal-mart and your commission is $400 making total of $600 that will be deducted from the whole amount you received and you will have to go to money gram and send the rest of the fund to Mrs Kathy Murphy for her to start her own assignment and money gram will charge you for sending fee which you are to deduct from the rest of the funds you are sending to the other shopper not from your commission. i want you to get back to me with details for the money gram to Mrs Kathy Murphy.




Here is the info to send funds to via money gram:

Name: Kathy Murphy
Address: 343 Mesa Street,
City: Brighton
State:Colorado
Country:United States.
Zip :80601

You have to get back to us with the below Money Gram transfer information for the money you sent to the other secret shopper.


1. Senders Name and Address
2. Reference number(8 digit number given to you while sending the money)
3. The amount transferred after deducting money gram charges.


NOTE: We want you to know that we will be waiting to read from you regarding your Survey & Evaluation Report do get back to us once this email has been received


Regards,
David Moore.
Genesis Groups.
Tel: 607-564-5305.


So i wrote back:

The game is up, chap, i've discovered your check to be false and have contacted Scotland Yard. Even now a hit squad is closing in on your most recent location. They have no time for trials or courts, and when they find you they will prop you against the nearest wall and paint it with the contents of your skull. DO not contact me further, and please, go by the swiftest route possible directly to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $3400.00.

The guy has tried to call me twice. The area code of his phonecall is Orlando, FL, yet the business number attached to the emails is in Binghamton, New York. One call i answered, and it was a very foreign, African sounding person, and brushed him off, yet when i called the same number back i got a very anglo- sounding voicemail for a David Moore, and left him a very colorful, cleverly worded message asking for his sensitive info. I'm trying to figure out what else i can do to mess with this guy.

I guess the lesson here is not to include a mailing address in any resume's or cover letters you will be emailing.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:17 pm 
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So glad I found this site! My sister got a letter yesterday from Q.Quest with an address 4002 Maple Dr., Dallas, TX 75202, but with a postmark from Canada and the Olympic stamp. There is a check for $2995 enclosed from Corporate Printing and Bank Supply drawn off Amarillo National Bank in Amarillo, TX. We live in Alabama, so obviously there are no local branches to check this out at. Her first evaluation was to take place at a Western Union by sending $2510 to James Buru or James Earrl at 4002 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07017. Her next assignment was to spend $55 at a JC Penny(incorrect spelling), K-Mart or Sears. It is signed by Research Director, Chas Thibault.

I couldn't find the company, Q.Quest, when I googled it, well nothing that had to do with mystery shopping. When I checked the activation number area code (514), I found out that was in Canada, the only place that I could find a Chas Thibault as well. That's when I decided to search Consumer Survey Specialists and found you.

She doesn't have internet, so I am really glad she gave this to me to research before she cashed the check. Thank you so much for posting all of this info!


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:47 pm 
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I am glad that you were able to help your sister out and save her from being a scam victim!

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:57 am 
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I recieved a letter form All Safe or ALLSAFE ASI Retail Managment RE: Acceptance Letter (Secret Shopper) Consumer Survey Specialists part of the Mystery Shoppers Program 1-289-892-3218 or 1-206-984-0592 received Oct 12, 2009 All that info is for search engine results. Same old scam western union 2,990 to someone in NY and heres a check for 3,960 for your trouble. this is a great web site :-) Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:51 pm 
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stravis wrote:
this is a great web site :-) Thanks


Thank you. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
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 Post subject: Re: Money Gram Scam
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum. I joined here because, like you, I'm sick and tired of people in this economy trying to take the last dime out of my bank account. Times are incredibly hard for millions of Americans, and it's getting pretty hard to just put food on the table and a roof over our heads.
That said, I got TWO of these bogus Customer Service Evaluator scam letters in the mail today. Thank you to everyone who posted here about it, as there is very little info on the internet as of yet and it took me like 30 minutes of Googleing to come up with this site.
I think it's because the entity responsible for this caper keeps changing the name of their "company". The letter that I received says it's from Global Marketing INC out of San Antonio, TX. The address is 16505 Nacogdoches Road. They list an email address: globalmarketing_inc@rocketmail.com and the letters (which are identical) were sent on November 3rd. :

Position: Customer Service Evaluator
Rep ID#: WB10OC29

Congratulations! With reference to your application as a customer service representative, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to become one of our representatives in your region....and it goes on like this. They also sent me 2 checks which appear authentic. I even looked up the Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union and the routing numbers on the checkes match up. Being broke as a joke I almost went to the bank with these until I decided it seemed too good to be true and found you guys.


Thanks again. If not for your posts I would have been out $5K when the checks came back to my bank. By the way, there is no personal information on the letter itself. It is photocopied and certainly seems like it has been copied thousands of times. And yes, thanks to you guys, I went back to the trash and found the envelopes that they were sent in. They are from Canada with the yellow flower stamp. I wonder if this Canook company is subject to US federal regulations?


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