- Report: #1131597
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Mystery Shopper Inc
Mystery Shopper Inc516 Dawson Road Austin, Texas USA
Alberto Guillen at Mystery Shopper Inc TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - DEPOSIT CHECK - KEEP $250 PLUS FEES - TRANSMIT REMAINDER - LOOSE MONEY TRANSMITTED Austin Texas
*Consumer Comment: Long running scam - this is what the Federal Trade Commission says about Mystery Shoppers
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On February 17,2014 I received an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org stating that a check for the amount of $2,572.05 was sent to my home address. The check was received the same day through USPS.
Instructions were to deposit the check for $2,572.05 immediately retain $250.00, and transmit the remaining $2,320.00 less fees through Western Union to:
Alberto Guillen, 156 Dawson Road, Austin, TX 78610
I was to report back to My Guillen with my experience conducting this mystery shopper engagement Here is what happened:
I deposited the check for $2,572.05 on 2/18/2014 into my checking account.
The next day I checked my balances and this amount was indeed in my account.
The same day, 2/19/2014 I transmitted $2,144.00 ($2,320.00 - $176 Western Union transfer fee) to Mr. Guillen.
On 2/20 2014 Mr. Guillen’s check for $2,572.05 was returned due to “uncollected funds” AFTER he had received $2,144.00 from Western Union.
I have tried to connect with Mr. Guillen but to no avail.
This is an alert for anyone contemplating doing business with My Guillen or Mystery Shoppers Inc.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/18/2014 01:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mystery-Shopper-Inc/Austin-Texas-78610/Alberto-Guillen-at-Mystery-Shopper-Inc-TOO-GOOD-TO-BE-TRUE-DEPOSIT-CHECK-KEEP-250-P-1131597. 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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