• Report: #380227
Complaint Review:

Shopper Reports, Inc.

  • Submitted: Fri, October 10, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, October 10, 2008

  • Reported By:Southlake Texas
Shopper Reports, Inc.
Suite-125-692 W South Jordan Pkwy. South Jordan, Utah U.S.A.
  • Phone: 289-218-7093
  • Web:
  • Category: Customer


*Consumer Suggestion: Lets Look At The Clues Here

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I got a letter in the mail asking me to participate in being a mystery shopper. Inclosed, was a Customer Service Evaluation Tool (CSET) page (a page that requires you to evaluate the customer service representative) and a cashiers check in the amount of $4,992 with specific instructions to call a number to varify the check. After you call, they tell you to call them again after you've cashed the check with YOUR own bank account for instructions on where to spend and how to spend the money cashed. Here is a breakdown of how they wanted you to spend the check:

SALARY AND TRAINING PAY.............................$350.00

Wal-Mart Purchase.........................................$50.00
Gap Purchase................................................$40.00
Western Union Transfer...................................$1,558.00
Service Charge by Western Union......................$99.00
Moneygram Transfer.......................................$2,835.00
Service Charge by Moneygram..........................$60.00

I cashed the check on Friday (planning to do my shopping on Saturday) and I called like they asked, right after cashing the check. I told them that I planned to go shopping tomorrow and was calling because i had just cashed the check. The man on the phone was very rude and acted like I was stupid, and said the moneygrams needed to be transfered the day the check was cashed. I explained that I was attending a concert later that evening, and I wouldn't have time to do it. He got very nervous sounding and said that the moneygram transfers needed to be done at once! So my husband offered to do it.

I got a bad feeling on my way to the concert and called my husband and told him that i thought it could be a possible scam, however he had already completed the moneygrams and transfers at Wal-Mart. He then went home and googled the company name and other information, and it led him to this website. He immidiately called Wal-Mart and luckily, had the moneygrams reversed and went to pick up the money.

We got lucky- others not so much.

Stay away from this letter, it's very easy to overlook flaws and little details.
If we hadn't had those moneygrams reversed we would have been liable for repaying the bank the $4,992.00 out of our own pocket.


Southlake, Texas

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Lets Look At The Clues Here

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

1) Do a reverse lookup on the address. Belongs to a Mulligans golf course and shop at that address in Utah.

2) The area code on the phone number is for the Ontario, Canada area.

3) Where was the envelope postmarked from?

4) Did they want the money wired to a specific location for pickup?

5) Almost all of these money places videotape the pickup transactions. Police can have the tapes pulled for a suspect ID.

Using the US Mail and telecommunications systems for this type of scam is a federal offense. The US and Canadian participants can be prosecuted by US courts.
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