Global Market Research / Fraud and cheating
I received a letter in the mail offering me a position as a 'Mystery Shopper' being paid $440. a week. A check was inclosed in the amount of $3375. I was to shop one of seven stores with $100. of that and Money Gram $2900. to an individual in Canada claiming to be one of their representatives. I was to keep the rest as my pay.
I did deposit the check as I have been working with survey companies online and thought they had a part in it. Thank God the teller put a hold on the check to ensure it cleared. It did not but I was out 5.00 to back the deposit out of my account. I plan to meet with the bank today to see if I should even close this account.
They are ripping off people and causing people to loose faith in the companies they claim to be. The names they are using on the letter and on the check are real companies. The banks the checks are written on are real companies as well. Do not deposit these checks.