Report: #391731

Complaint Review: Paladin Research Center, Paladin Consulting Inc, Wendy Davis, Tony Ellis, Sarah Willis

  • Submitted: Sun, November 16, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, November 19, 2008
  • Reported By: Taylors South Carolina
  • Paladin Research Center, Paladin Consulting Inc, Wendy Davis, Tony Ellis, Sarah Willis
    Head Office: P.O Box 221Brandon, MB Canada
    Duncan, British Columbia
    Canada

Paladin Research Center, Paladin Consulting Inc, Wendy Davis, Tony Ellis, Sarah Willis offered mystery shopping job, provided $4,260 check to transfer money to canada. Duncan British Columbia

*Consumer Suggestion: How to determine a Scam

*Consumer Comment: UPDATE!

*Consumer Comment: I received the same letter, are they a scam?

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I received a letter in the mail today from Paladin Research Center offering me a position as Customer Service Evaluator, and a Check made out by Paladin Consulting Inc @ (3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1140, Dallas Tx, 75234) for $4,260 . I was advised of my first job which was to go to Walmart and spend $60 on what ever I wanted. Then I was instructed to do 2 money transfers from two different Money Gram locations, which was the mystery shop. I was instructed to wire $1860 to Wendy Davis, the Human Resource Manager in Duncan, British Columbia. Once I completed the transaction, I was to contact Sarah @ 514-716-0905 with the Reference number from the transaction. Then I was instructed to visit second Money Gram location and wire $1800 to Tony Ellis at the Head Office @ P.O. Box 221 Brandon, MB Canada. The letter I received had the following break out of the monies paid via the check I received:

Check amount $4260.00
Salary and Training - $400
Walmart Purchase - $60.00
1st Money Gram transaction - $1,860.00
2nd Money Gram transaction - $1,800.00
Service charge by Money Gram - $140.00

As a added bonus, when I contacted Sarah for specific instructions, she informed me if I completed this job my 3:30pm on 11/17/08, I recieve a $250 bonus, and receive 3 jobs a week making $650 per week.


Deb
Taylors, South Carolina
U.S.A.
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#1 Consumer Suggestion

How to determine a Scam

AUTHOR: Mary Theresa - (U.S.A.)

I received the same letter although the addresses were different. I called the phone number on the letter as requested. The phone rang without an answer many times. I didn't give up on the calls. I finally got through to someone called Sarah. I asked her several questions and then we were disconnected. I learned that they want the job done in a few hours. What happens is they wait until you cash the check and send the money to them and then stop payment on the check. They get the money you've just wired and the check is now no longer any good. You are held responsible to keep good on the wired cash. I didn't fall for the tactics but I was curious on how this 'rip off' worked.
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#2 Consumer Comment

UPDATE!

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

I called the # on the check and the fella there told me this was mail fraud and to please take the letter/check to the post office and report it as mail fraud.

thanks.(when it's too good to be true.....it IS!!)
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#3 Consumer Comment

I received the same letter, are they a scam?

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

I received the exact same letter and check today. I'm not finding anything but this page when I google the company. Have there been any other complains, has this person tried this out to see if it works or is a scam?
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