• Report: #839603

Complaint Review: customer service research Inc.

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  • Submitted: Wed, February 15, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, February 23, 2012

  • Reported By: jim — milo Maine United States of America
customer service research Inc.
suite 2306, 303 5th ave New York, NY Internet United States of America

customer service research Inc. sent a letter and a check for that amount of $1,600, says to cash the check western union out $950.00 and a $100 service charge, and go buy things at best buy, K-mart or Walmart for the sum of $250 an Internet

*Consumer Comment: Use some common sense.

*Consumer Comment: It IS a scam, period.

*Consumer Comment: I am shocked.....

*Consumer Comment: How do we find out if this is a scam?

*General Comment: Do not cash the check

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Got a letter and a check in the mail from Customer Service Research Inc. saying that I was chosen to do a western union survey and to send out $950 by western union plus a $100 western union service fee charge, then go buy items at Best Buy, K-Mart or Walmart for $250 and $300 for participation wage, After I do this survey fax this paper to 1-866-811-5658. also gives a phone number to call of 1-800-731-7947 and an email address of csr.surveys@gmail.com and the address is suite 2306, 5th ave, New York, NY 10010...I have not done anything with this, just got it in the mail today it is dated Feb. 10th 2012. I believed it was a scam when I opened it, it might look lagit but I really do not think that it is.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Use some common sense.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

Why would a company that does not know you send a valid check for $1400?   If such checks were real the company would be getting ripped off left and right by people who pretend to be someone else on the Internet.   Real businesses do not work that way.  This is not a real company.  It's just a group of scammers that hope you send them untraceable cash transfers in exchange for a phony check.

Here's the scam :   They send you a bogus check and tell you to deposit it.   You are then instructed to spend a little of it locally, but the bulk of the money is to be sent via Western Union (which is like handing cash to a stranger).    In a few weeks, the check makes its way back to the supposed bank of origin and is identified as a fake.    Your bank then demands that you pay back the money you withdrew.  In the meantime, the scammers have disappeared with your untraceable cash.   

Does that sound like something you want to get involved in?     This scam is possible because banking regulations require banks to make funds available on deposited checks before the checks can actually clear at the bank of origin.   The scammers know this.   The victims don't (until they're on the hook for a lot of money). 
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#2 Consumer Comment

It IS a scam, period.

AUTHOR: Steve - (USA)

And a very common, well known one at that. The check will cash, but then turn out to be fake, and you will be liable for the amount, plus you may even be criminally charged. End of story. 
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#3 Consumer Comment

I am shocked.....

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

that anyone still has to question whether crap like this is legitimate. What the hell is wrong with the empty space between your ears to think some random company is going to send you a check for NOTHING and trust you to send the money back etc.. Seriously?
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#4 Consumer Comment

How do we find out if this is a scam?

AUTHOR: Dayna - (United States of America)

I got the same letter today for 1400.00 with the same instructions. How do I find out if it is a scam or not?
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#5 General Comment

Do not cash the check

AUTHOR: scott - (United States of America)

This is a scam. The check will bounce and you will have to reimburse your bank. This fraud usually works like this: you sell an item on Craigslist/eBay. The purchaser sends you the amount for the item along with a very large additional amount for shipping. You are then requested to send any money left over along with the item. The check, after intially clearing your bank, bounces and you have lost the item and the money you have sent. What happened to you is just a variation of this popular scam. Contact the consumer fraud division in your state. I'm sure they will love to have all the info you have.
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