Watch out for these PROFESSIONAL SCAM ARTISTS. They also sent me a check for $4880.00 to send a money gram, western union, Wal-Mart shopping and Gap shopping. They state they pay $600.00 for your services. But as soon as the check is deposited into the bank account, they ask to transfer a Money-gram and Western Union and then evaluate their service.
Adam Tanner is the contact at the Mystery Shopping. Sometimes a lady by the name of Cynthia answers the phone, but the majority of the time, no one will answer the phone. I think they screen the caller. If its someone that is calling complaining about a bounce check, they won't answer. They have a website, www.excellencemysteryshopping.com, but is not helpful.
Their scam works as follows: They send you a valid check for $4,880.00, an evaluation form and a cover letter with instructions. You are then instructed to deposit the check into your bank account and wait a couple of days to allow the check to clear. Then you are instructed to send a Western Union transfer to George Fisher in Windsor, ON Canada for $2600.00 and a Money Gram transfer to Edward Siffon, also in Windsor, ON Canada for $1,400.00. They also ask you to make a purchases at Wal-Mart for $50.00 and the Gap for $40.00. They state that they pay $600.00 for your services. Once you complete the transaction, you are to complete an evaluation form for the customer services at each location and fax it in.
Everything seems to be fine until your bank calls you to inform you that the check for $4,880.00 came back listed as fraud so the bank is required to take the funds out of you bank account. You then call the Mystery Shopper and inform them what happened, they you never hear back from them. So whatever you do. DON'T FALL FOR THIS SCAM. INSTEAD CALL THE FBI AT 1-800-876-7060 and report the company.
San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico