• Report: #1043853

Complaint Review: Secret Shopper

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  • Submitted: Tue, April 16, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, April 16, 2013

  • Reported By: kritchie — Roanoke Virginia
Secret Shopper
Internet United States of America

Secret Shopper Charles Murray, Dr. Charles Murray, CharlesMurray504@yahoo.com Scam to steal your money! Fraud USPS money order that looks real but is conterfiet and you lose your money. Internet

*Consumer Comment: Scam that has made the news for years

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 I am unemployed and searching for any opportunities to make some money to pay my bills.  I was on a coupon site and saw an ad for "Secret Shopper".  It had a glitzy write up about being paid in advance with funds to shop at local stores and get paid a small fee for reporting back on the service of the stores.  I signed up. 
I started getting emails from "Dr Charles Murray" about accepting assignments for Walmart and Wester Union and said okay.

Well I received a USPS Overnight envelope with a USPS money order from an individual in Illinois for $965.00 and I was to deposit or cash this and keep $200.00, shop with $50.00 at Walmart and then wire the remaining $675.00 to a woman in the Philippines using Money Gram in Walmart.

Needless to say next day my bank called and my account was frozen because the USPS money order was a fraud and there were no funds paid for it.  I am now out the entire $965.00 and my account with it's poor $55.00 in it is frozen until I deposit or pay for the fraudlent deposit.  I reported to local police and they told me to report to Postmaster General because this was an enormous scam going on all over America and people were getting ripped-off for hundreds to thousands of their own money. I was dumb and desperate since I have been unemployed for over a year and even with all my degrees I can't get a job at McDonald's these days.

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Scam that has made the news for years

AUTHOR: Marie - ()

Haven't you watched the news over the past few years. Anytime anyone tells you they are sending you a check but want you to cash it and send them a certain amount of money back it is a scam. This scam has been on the news for several years.
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