[Resolved] Bare International — mystery shopping initial package assignment
I filled out one of the on-line application to be a mystery shopper. Two companies replied surprisingly with checks attached to be deposited and a big portion send to someone and the balance to do the shopping and my pay for the services. One of the package says Bare International (not in a company letterhead) and the contact person ([protected]@gmail.com) has no contact for Bare International. Can somebody tell me if this process is legit?
Customer Service has done everything in their power to resolve the complaint. All attempts to contact the customer have failed. Therefore, the complaint has been annulled and must not be considered where image of the company in question and its services are concerned.
Bare International Customer Care's Response · Oct 23, 2017
From BARE's website: Please be aware of possible email scams pretending to be BARE International. All evaluators for BARE International must be registered and would never receive prepayment for services. All payments are via PayPal, live check or direct deposit; Cashier Checks appearing to come from BARE are a sign of a scam. Further, all legitimate BARE International emails end with @bareinternational.com.
If you encounter a scammer impersonating a mystery shopping company, please help to stop them by reporting to the following agencies:
If you have received a check in the mail, report to the Post Office
For Internet & email scams, report to FBI
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These agencies have successfully caught and prosecuted scammers performing this scam before, so reporting them does help!