Shoppers Enterprises / Fraud and scam
I received a check in the amount of $4998.00 and a letter with instructions to call Shoppers Enterprise Inc. The letter also included instructions on what my first assignment would be (shopping at Wal Mart, Gap, and two separate wire transfers, oh and I would be paid $300.00 for training).
Upon receiving this letter I was curious so I called, transferred by an automated system I was directed to give my name, after several beeps I was told by the automated system that this person was unavailable and to leave a message. I waited a couple of days then called again, this time after following all of the prompts I spoke to a live person. She directed me to deposit this check into my bank account then when I had the cash in hand to call back and she would give me further instructions, I told her I was not comfortable with this and asked her if I could cash the check anywhere she said yes I could take it to a check cashing facility for a fee. I asked her if this was all legitimate and she said of coarse, she said I would be able to keep the merchandise I purchased, I stated that I would like to talk to my Husband about this, she said to call her back afterward and the company would then activate the check for me to cash. I told her I am definitely interested albeit very wary at that time we were disconnected. I tried to call back but was again prompted to leave a message.
Upon further inspection of the envelope, I saw that there was no postmark, a Canadian stamp and no return address. I googled the name of the bank on the check, finally this morning I googled the company name and found this web site.
I have decided to file a report with the FBI when I went to the FBI's website there is a warning posted about such companies.