• Report: #794093

Complaint Review: State Farm Career Assurance Service

  • Submitted: Tue, November 01, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, November 01, 2011

  • Reported By: Cynthia — Abilene Texas United States of America
State Farm Career Assurance Service
4027 S. Wells Rd. Suite 402 Internet United States of America

State Farm Career Assurance Service This company sent me a letter in the mail offering an at home job as a secret shopper. They sent a check to be deposited in my account and took it back out after I had done the job, leaving my account Internet

*Consumer Comment: Red Flag?

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State Farm Career Assurance Service sent me a check in the mail with a job to do. In the letter it instructed me to cash the $1995.30 check and send a money order worth $1590.00 to an address in London, England then to spend $55.30 at any given store and the remanining $350.00 would be mine to keep. This was supposed to be a weekly job. However, when I sent the money order, I couldn't get a hold of the company right away. This should have been a red flag but I was too eager to notice. The next day I got in contact with the man, he went by the name of Tim Goldman. He explained that the next task was to spend the $55.30 on anything and to fax the receipt to his company. When I was finished shopping and at the front of the line my bank card wouldn't go through. I called the bank right away and was informed that the 1995.30 check was taken out by the company. When I returned home and called Tim Goldman, he assured me that he would contact his bank and see what the problem was. I called again the next day when the money was still not in my account and he told me that his bank was sending a check for about $2000 in the mail and it should get to me in a couple more days. I waited over the weekend and still no check, nor was there an answer from Tim and his company. I looked up his company on the computer and found this website all about people who have been messed over like me by this Tim Goldman character and if you see a letter like this in your mailbox RIP IT UP!!

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#1 Consumer Comment

Red Flag?

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

This was supposed to be a weekly job. However, when I sent the money order, I couldn't get a hold of the company right away. This should have been a red flag but I was too eager to notice.

- That was your first Red Flag? 

How about being told to cash a check from someone you don't know and send a Money Order for $1500 to an address in a foreign county.  In some circles that could be considered "Money Laundering"

How about getting paid $350 for what amounts to probably no more than 30-60 minutes worth of work.  If you say this was going to be a regular job just expand out the numbers to see even how more ridiculous the amount is.

If you haven't figured it out by now, but you are never going to see the money again.  Your bigger problem is your bank.   If this caused you to be overdrawn your bank is going to hold you responsible to bring the account back up to positive.  If you don't they will most likely close your account, put you in ChexSystem(making it impossible to open an account at a regular bank for many years).  If you still don't make good on the overdraft they may decide to file suit against you. 

Regardless of the reason someone may give you.  If anyone you personally don't know sends you a check and asks you to cash it and send money to them, it is a SCAM. 

If anyone you personally do not know asks you to send any money through Western Union or other untraceable method(such as a Money Order or Pre-Paid Debit Card), again regardless of the reason, you have to know it is a scam.

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