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MegaView Concepts / Scam to extort money from individuals

1 4506 Juanita Dr. NEBothell, WA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 206-338-7666

Beware of any emails by MegaView Concepts!! They recruit through emails, mine said the following:

MegaView Concepts® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become Customer Service Evaluators. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. There is no charge to become a Customer Service Evaluators and you do not need previous experience.

Recruitment:

We need individuals such as you to work about 4hours a week performing secret shopping activities. Our Company is hired by restaurants, retail businesses and other service businesses to help them determine how the consumer perceives the quality of their service and products. We send shoppers anonymously into their locations to inquire to a service business or use their service. The secret shopper/Evaluator acts like any normal customer, you will be discreet about the evaluation that is the only way it can be efficient.

Assignments:

After the visit, the shopper sends in a report or comment about the events that happened during the visit. The information should be objective only and should contain only the facts about the visit. The shopper is provided funds for the request of service, hence you do not need to pay any amount to start or even invest a cent of your money into shopping. We will be providing all the funds needed. You are paid a flat fee of $100 for successfully completing an evaluation. No START UP FEE Required. Once you accept an assignment, your report must be completed and submitted within 24hours after the visit to the evaluated Company or Business.

My incident:

They will give you an assignment. Mine was to transfer money from Western Union or MoneyGram. They said to cash what appears to be an official United States Postal Service money order. My USPS money order was for $870. I was to deduct my fixed pay of $100, deduct $10 for the evaluation and also $10 as transportation allowance.
I was to take the remaining balance of $750 to Western Union to transfer money to the next evaluator. Mine happened to be in Canada. Once the money is transferred, you were to write up a report and evaluation to Mr. Larry Sonsatta by email. What happens next is that Mr. Sonsatta then notifies his accomplices to pick up the money and that's how they extort your money. When my bank withdrew $870 one week later, I had no idea what this was for. I called my bank and they informed me that the USPS money order were fraudulent. My bank never notified me. I happen to check my online banking accts. daily to see what bills were being paid for the day. Since a week had gone by, I had cashed two more USPS money orders for two more evaluations of Western Unions for locations of my choice. All in all, I lost $2, 610 which I did not have since I've been unemployed for 18 months! I went to the bank but they said they could not do anything about this so I am out of $2, 610! I decided to expose them where I could...DO NOT FALL PREY TO THESE PEOPLE!

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  • Go
      29th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    Wow, I just spent an hour writing about my ordeal and then it asked me to sign up.
    I guess my lengthy comment got wiped out.

    I had, am having the same experience but will go to small claims court against my bank.
    I gave them every opportunity to verify the money orders before cashing and they said they were good.

  • Ca
      16th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    I received the same email on 5 July 2010. I saved the email, just in case I decided to try it. Then, on 15 November, I received the same email, only there was additional text, and instead of Megaview Concepts, it was mystery shopping for a company named Beyond Evaluation. BOTH email reply addresses were @me.com. Scam for sure.

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