Mystery Shopper — scam & fake check
Here is what I got in the mail today and new right away to visit this web site (Complaints Board.com) first before going to my bank with the "Mystery Shopper's check".
I received a letter in the mail (USA Mail Service) and the letter went along these lines: Here is a check for $3, 980.00 and our company, Frank W. Kerr Company, (listed with the Better Business Bureau) is a service provider for the mystery shopping industry. "When actually Frank W. Kerr Company is one of the largest, independent wholesalers in the country, (USA) distributing brand and generic pharmacies and specialty pharmacy providers to cooperatives, chain drug stores, chain drug warehouses, grocery and mass merchandisers, in short, Key Word "PHARMACEUTICALS".
( I just www.BING.com the name Frank W. Kerr Company.)
So when this letter went on and said : As one of our possible research personnel selected for this program, you will be under cover and visit selected businesses in your area and pretend to be an average customer. While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and product quality. If you accept this offer, the current consumer services evaluation you are undertaking will attract a pay of $300.00 a week to you. "that sentence makes know sense at all and this paragraph, is me quoting the letter word for word".
Anyway, the letter goes on and gives me a break-down of what to do after I deposit the check into my bank account. It said, "Please find enclosed a check bearing the required funds to cover your first week's assignment. It must be expended as follows:"
1. Your first week pay...$300.00
2. your first assignment, to evaluate Western Union or Money Gram money transfer system...$3, 410.00
3. Estimate sender's fees, to be paid to Western union or Money Gram...$175.00
4. Your second assignment-shopping (you will choose the merchandize(not my spelling of the word merchandise) to buy, they are yours to keep)...$95.00
The bottom line:
If I (you) deposit this check into my (your) bank and then withdraw $3, 410.00 from my (your) bank account and send it to someone, via Western Union or Money Gram, they (whoever wrote this letter) will be receiving YOUR money you will be responsible for it to the bank, not Frank W. Kerr company and most surly not your bank. I'm responsible for covering that withdrawal by every law in this country. And I'm not going to do that for anybody, including my own family, no less, someone who just up and send me a letter anonymously. Sure, Frank W. Kerr company is a real company but, the list of names of people in that letter to send the money too, they are, WHO? And I'm suppose to go and send one of these people money, I think not.
Just so the above letter I received is clear. Someone wants me to send $3, 410.00 dollars to a person from or out of this check I am to deposit in my bank-account and mind you, withdraw off of it. Yeah right, and who thinks this is right to do and not be responsible for the withdrawal when the bank finds out the check is fake. Understand, the letter has some anonymous names and addresses to pick from toward who, you choose to send the withdrawal too from my (your) bank account. I have tried to up-load the letter so everybody could read all that it said but, I keep losing the web page after clicking the upload button.
This letter was a job offer to be a Mystery Shopper and there are people who do this very thing as a job. They go around on shopping spree assignment and get paid for that. But everyone knows or should know Western Union and Money Gram can't be tested because they are the only way to go if and when a person wants to send money person to person, from State to State or country to country, testing them is not going to do anything but have you pay for the service and be out of your money, like it or not. Don't be GREEDY for money were you risk your neck for an anonymous person who just wants you to go in-the-hole, so they can get rich and leave you to cry, "poor me. "The true don't need to hurt you, you can do that all by yourself" said secondson2002
Here is the real phone and Fax numbers plus, I spoke to the Director of Finances - Ted Toloff @ [protected]
Talk to him yourself.
Frank W. Kerr company
43155 W. Nine Mile Road Novi, Michigan [protected]