ED Magedson – Founder
Merit Direct Insurance2 International Drive Rye Brook, New York USA
Merit Direct Insurance Mystery Shopper Passing bad check SCAM Rye Brook New York
I applied for Mystery Shopper opportunity. Received in the mail a form letter explaining program along with a business check made out to me for $1,992.42.
You are asked to deposit the check into your personal account and wait until the check clears your bank. Usually 2-5 days. They then tell you part of the check is your 1st weeks pay and that you must go online to register to get your 1st & 2nd job assignment.
1st assignment is to test Western Union by sending $851.00 plus $62.00 handling fee to Madrid Spain.
RED FLAG.............After you cash check and send the required funds to Spain they of course cash the funds in Madrid and then a few days later your bank notifies you that the check did not clear the final drafting process.
YOU.......are stuck with no funds with your bank and must repay your bank while they run off with the money you sent them.
They take advantage of normal banking system delays when clearing business checks. YOU LOSE!!!
The KEY to the SCAM is they always ask you to send money somewhere usually out of the counrty where they are never found. Strange how they choose the Money Gram or Western Union first to test and not your local market place.
I was not taken by this scam because I felt no one would send a pay check to anyone before the job was completed. And GUESS WHAT ??? I was Right. Don't be taken by this.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/23/2013 03:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Merit-Direct-Insurance/Rye-Brook-New-York-10573/Merit-Direct-Insurance-Mystery-Shopper-Passing-bad-check-SCAM-Rye-Brook-New-York-1053396. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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