• Report: #587973

Complaint Review: Consumer Research Group - CRG2000

  • Submitted: Wed, March 31, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, February 24, 2011

  • Reported By: pwilliams032785 — jacksonville Florida United States of America
Consumer Research Group - CRG2000
2002 Glynn Avenue brunswick, Georgia United States of America

Consumer Research Group - CRG2000 CRG They really thought we were stupid!! brunswick, Georgia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Facts on the Consumer Research Group

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My husband recieved a check in the mail for $2,680.00 from a company by the name of CRG (Consumer Research Group) dated 11/30/2009.. They were claiming to be a mystery shopping company.

The gave specific details on what to do with the money, and one of the instuctions was to wire a large amount of it through Western Union. Here is the breakdown of the check they sent that are susposed to bearing the required funds for "the project"

1. Participation Pay $300.00

2. Western Union evaluation assignment $2,735.00

3. Service Fee charged by Western union $175.00

4. Retail Shop evaluation assignment(You keep the purchased goods) $150.00

If you can do math you can see that the total amount is $3,360.00 The check was only $2,680.00... Are they stupid or what?

The check looked very authentic, I MEAN VERY!!! We talked about it and went back and forth about whether or not we should cash it and participate. [continued below]....

...... That check sat on our dresser for months because we werent sure what to do with it...


Finally today I had enough, I jumped on my computer and googled this company and low and behold, what did I come across? A rip off report about similar to my situation! I also looked under the BBB to see if this company was registered, and it was not.. 

 I called the numbers that were listed on the letter that came along with the check.. The operator stated on both numbers that THIS NUMBER DOES NOT EXSIST... I was like WOW!

Its mighty ironic that the address listed on the letter is 2002 glynn avenue Brunswick GA, because Glynn county is Brunswisk GA and thats the city my husband was born in!! Lol...

I am so glad I researched this company before we made the BIGGEST MISTAKE of or lives. Now I can rip the check up and not feel bad about it at all..

Folks do you research, dont fall for scams like this, because think about it, if we would have deposited this check into our bank account, we would be left footing the bill of a seriously overdrawn bank account and possibly facing jail time for a counterfeit check.

If you get anything from this company in the mail, THROW IT AWAY!!!! Dont even try to second guess yourself on this!!!

Have a great day!!!!!


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Facts on the Consumer Research Group

AUTHOR: Don Bode - (United States of America)

This response to accusations of any illegal or less than reputable activities by the Consumer Research Group or any affiliates in regard to the “Cashiers Check Cashing Scam” comes with great irony, as we have over the past 3 years dedicated untold manpower and resources to combating this menace.
Because of the mechanics, ease of operations and lucrative rewards, this check cashing scam has plagued our industry for several years. Please see an article at the web site of the Mystery Shopper Providers Association: http://www.mysteryshop.org/news/ 
Using elementary school level computer skills, the culprits behind this scam copy company logos
off of company web sites, add a fictitious address and their actual Canadian cell phone number
and they are in “business” to steal. One would think receiving an un-requested $2,300 cashiers check in the mail would alert anyone that this is an example of: “If it sounds too good to be true,
it usually is!” 
And yet, so many of these bogus packets are mailed out that they are bound to snare unsuspecting and even knowledgeable people that can’t seem to give up hope of the possibility of a “miracle”. Unfortunately, for those who follow the directions of the con artist’s cleverly worded
instructions, the “miracle” evolves into a financial nightmare!
But, make no mistake about it, while, we empathize the victims of this dastardly crime, we here at CRG can not condone nor allow any slanderous, libelous or other illegal retalliation. These actions
include, but are not limited to: reproducing our company logo, making undocumented statements, verbal and/or written threats and other illegal actions. Victims are encouraged to assemble the materials sent to them and contact the United States Postmaster and their state’s Attorney

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