ED Magedson – Founder
Bernhardt Company Inc.PO Box 740 Lenoir, North Carolina Lenoir, North Carolina USA
Bernhardt Company Inc. Scam- Secret Shopper- Bad check that will bounce and you will be responsible Lenoir North Carolina
I received a check for $1920.50 in the mail the other day. I thought it would be real since I have been doing surveys online at home. I decided to try it out.
Basically they send this check and you are to PUT IT IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. I do not have an active account and was worried about it so I took the check to cash it instead and Kroger, Walmart or the check cashing place would not cash it. It is on Bank of America which they can not confirm that the money is in the account with them therefore, they won't even cash it.
Here's the break down of this scam.
1) activate your check for $1,920.50 (in your account where it will bouce after a few days)
2) Once money is in hand...activate the shopping assignment. Now in the letter is states clearly that I will get to keep the products I purchase as a secret shopper however, I went ahead to generate the assignment just to see what it is after i could not get their check cashed.
3) The assignment is as follows for the first generated:
Go to Western Union- send $947 to someone is Spain plus $68 for sending the money.
Then part 2 you have to find a moneygram place and then send $440.00 to Atlanta plus $37 fee.
Take 78.50 to Costco, Bestbuy, Home Depot or Walmart and spend it and you keep that stuff.
Thats generous because in the background, your live if falling apart. The check they sent you has bounced by now, you have spent your money on the assignements and now have to pay back the bank the $1,920.50 plus the bank fees for bouncing the check. Remember, you have already sent all of it to two places all but a whopping $78 that you will have to return what you bought anyways just to eat.
I saw there were a couple complaints on here and thought maybe, just maybe... but knowing that the check can not be cashed outright and after seeing what the assignments really are....
BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT PUT THIS IN YOUR ACCOUNT!!!!!
IT IS A SCAM AND YOU WILL BE FINACIALLY RUINED.
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