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Complaint Review: Sights On Service, Inc. - Stephen Greene - RepID# TR 7920-23

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  • Submitted: Tue, March 03, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, April 15, 2009

  • Reported By:Augusta Kansas
Sights On Service, Inc. - Stephen Greene - RepID# TR 7920-23
Nationwide Canada

Sights On Service, Inc. - Stephen Greene - RepID# TR 7920-23 Customer Service Evaluator / MoneyGram Transfer / thejobplanet.com/ woodforest national bank Canada Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: SCAMMERS STEAL REAL BUSINESS NAMES IN THEIR SCAMS - ITS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE KNOW THIS

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

*Consumer Comment: More From thejobplanet.com

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We received this letter in the mail today and it seemed too good to be true.....I'm really glad that I did a little research before we went for it. The letter states that you applied for a secret shoppers position on thejobplanet.com and that you have been accepted to join in.

"thejobplanet.com
620 Mendelssohn Ave N Suite 190
Minneapolis, MN 55427-431

REP ID # TR 7920-23

Position: Customer Service Evaluator
We are a mystery customer employment firm that specializes in assisting corporations improve the most important fact of their business, customer service. As one of the most respected firms in the country, we represent 150 companies, ranging from small to midsize businesses, to fortune 500 corporations. Mystery shopping enables companies to improve their services by identifying gaps in the way they deal with the customer.

Congratulations!!!! You have been selected to represent out company as a mystery-shopper. We have helped thousands of people generate substantial cash flow from mystery shopping. And now, for a minimal investment of time and no risk to you, you too can take advantage of this opportunity and increase your income.

It is important to ascertain your skills as a potential mystery shopper. The first probation training task is a PAID ASSIGNMENT and is to be completed as directed by any of our assignment coordinators, so please contact us at 1-888-625-5198 to connect to a coordinator for detailed instructions."

I just called the number and it is a recorded message that says you are calling the job planet. You are on hold after you punch the right numbers and then after about 30 seconds the system says that job planet is not available please leave your name and number or press another number for fax.

The check sent to us was Drawn from: Woodforest National Bank the bank is legit and the routing number on the check is legit
rt # 113008465
phone # 888-262-0332 (did not call this number to check)

check made out for: $3875.00
cashier's check

job: cash check for $3875.00
salary for assn. 200.00
walmart purchase 40.00
Money Gram 3560.00
svc. fee +/- 75.00

I just want to put this on here and it is very similar to another one that I found on here so they are going around

Our letter was received 3/3/09
check dated 2/18/09
Bank is in Texas
jobplanet.com is in Minnesota
envelope came from Canada (always suspicious)

here are a couple of good links for information
http://www.secretshopper.com/info/shoppers/Montrose.pdf

video link
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?s=8410371

Thanks for listening and I hope that this catches a few of you in time.

Kimberly
Augusta, Kansas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

SCAMMERS STEAL REAL BUSINESS NAMES IN THEIR SCAMS - ITS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE KNOW THIS

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

ITS NOT A NEW SCAM - but an old one that just keeps changing the business names they use. The business name they use changes as many times as their phone numbers and websites.

ITS ALSO IMPORTANT TO KNOW - in LEGITIMATE SECRET SHOPPING SERVICES

that you are hired and paid by the retailer - not the service. So you will never get an assignment that has several different stores in it like these scams do. FOR EXAMPLE - MONEY GRAM WILL HIRE YOU TO RATE THE SERVICE and will only provide a small amount of money - NOT SEVERAL THOUSAND! The whole point of wiring money - is there is no way to get it back - no tracking etc..

THE SCAMMERS CLAIM $200 FOR YOUR PAY - This is far too high an amount for Secret Shopping. LEGITIMATE retailers pay far less - depending on the job max is usually $20 per shop. Some are higher but those usually go to the most experienced proven shoppers - never to new shoppers.


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

AUTHOR: Secretshopper.com - (U.S.A.)

Everything you are reading here does not have anything to do with our company. We don't have "Stephen Greene" work for us. Scammers are using our name and logo. Please go to our website at www.secretshopper.com to read more how to avoid these scams in the future. Legitimate companies have no reason to ask shoppers to send them money. If you get an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Mystery shopping is a legitimate business, but only if you are dealing with legitimate companies. Don't get scammed. If you receive a cashier's check in the mail, with a request to wire money to someone, don't do it! Contact your local authorities and the FBI...and fax a copy of the materials you receive to MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association) at 972-755-2561 or go to the website at http://www.mysteryshop.org/. Thanks
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

AUTHOR: Secretshopper.com - (U.S.A.)

Everything you are reading here does not have anything to do with our company. We don't have "Stephen Greene" work for us. Scammers are using our name and logo. Please go to our website at www.secretshopper.com to read more how to avoid these scams in the future. Legitimate companies have no reason to ask shoppers to send them money. If you get an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Mystery shopping is a legitimate business, but only if you are dealing with legitimate companies. Don't get scammed. If you receive a cashier's check in the mail, with a request to wire money to someone, don't do it! Contact your local authorities and the FBI...and fax a copy of the materials you receive to MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association) at 972-755-2561 or go to the website at http://www.mysteryshop.org/. Thanks
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

AUTHOR: Secretshopper.com - (U.S.A.)

Everything you are reading here does not have anything to do with our company. We don't have "Stephen Greene" work for us. Scammers are using our name and logo. Please go to our website at www.secretshopper.com to read more how to avoid these scams in the future. Legitimate companies have no reason to ask shoppers to send them money. If you get an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Mystery shopping is a legitimate business, but only if you are dealing with legitimate companies. Don't get scammed. If you receive a cashier's check in the mail, with a request to wire money to someone, don't do it! Contact your local authorities and the FBI...and fax a copy of the materials you receive to MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association) at 972-755-2561 or go to the website at http://www.mysteryshop.org/. Thanks
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Secretshopper.com/Sights on Service is in business since 1990!

AUTHOR: Secretshopper.com - (U.S.A.)

Everything you are reading here does not have anything to do with our company. We don't have "Stephen Greene" work for us. Scammers are using our name and logo. Please go to our website at www.secretshopper.com to read more how to avoid these scams in the future. Legitimate companies have no reason to ask shoppers to send them money. If you get an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Mystery shopping is a legitimate business, but only if you are dealing with legitimate companies. Don't get scammed. If you receive a cashier's check in the mail, with a request to wire money to someone, don't do it! Contact your local authorities and the FBI...and fax a copy of the materials you receive to MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association) at 972-755-2561 or go to the website at http://www.mysteryshop.org/. Thanks
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AUTHOR: Mike C - (U.S.A.)

I received similar today, 3/10/09. A letter from a Stephen Greene with a check for $3,875.00. The check was drawn from JP Morgan Chase Bank in Syracuse, NY with the body of the letter exactly as stated in the previous thread.

I reported this to the FTC, and let friends and neighbors know about this. I also contacted thejobplanet.com. I am hoping the scam artists are using thejobplanet.com as a cover, and the company itself is not part of this Secret Shopper fiasco.
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