MysteryShopOnline.com / Online fraud
I received a letter that was postmarked from Canada and inside was a letter offering me a part-time position as a 'MYSTERY SHOPPER' or Customer Service Evaluator and a check for $3, 998.00. For my training assignment I was to spend $40 at WalMart and evaluate my experience there.
After that, to be trained in a financial transaction, I was to send $3, 430.00 through a MoneyGram, to the Human resource manager Thomas Banks in TULSA OK USA. The $128.00 fee for the MoneyGram was part of the check funds. The check was drawn on Tactical Gear Inc's bankcheck from First Cmty Bank of East Texas, NA. I was supposed to call a 514 number before cashing the check to verify that I had received it and would participate and then to fax an acceptance form. I would have one week to finish my assignment upon acceptance. This immediately sent up a red flag for me, since it wouldn't be enough time for the check to clear both banks.
Upon further investigation, I could not find a Tactical Research Center listed in Tulsa and the phone number is a Canadian number. The NCL lists any job offer where you are to send the majority of the money back to the employer via wire as a scam. On the rise! I have trashed my 'offer' and shredded the check.