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Complaint Review: GFK Mystery Shopping - Shopping Insite - Anna Hassan - Burlington Ontario

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  • GFK Mystery Shopping - Shopping Insite - Anna Hassan 564 Maple Ave Burlington, Ontario Canada

GFK Mystery Shopping - Shopping Insite - Anna Hassan Received cashiers check and was instructed to deposit into my account. Was told to send moneygram to canada for 1400.00 and was ripped off. Burlington Ontario

*Consumer Suggestion: You were scammed..but not by GFK

*Consumer Suggestion: You were scammed..but not by GFK

*Consumer Suggestion: You were scammed..but not by GFK

*Consumer Suggestion: You were scammed..but not by GFK

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I received a letter in the mail with no return address. I opened it up and found a letter and a cashiers check for $4880.00. The letter said I was hired as a secret shopper and to deposit the check in my account and then call them back to get started on my assignments. Since I am looking for a job and was strapped for income I went and did as they instructed. The bank cashed the check with no problem so I thought it was lagit.

I then called them and talk to different people like michelle Green, and she told me to send $1400.00 moneygram to a Cory Farwell at 9861 Paul St. London Ontario, Canada. Then I was to send $2700.00 western Union To a David Johnson at 630 Buchin Ave Summerside NewFoundland, Canada. My bank then informed me by telephone that they did some investigating and found out it was a fraud.

I then immediately called western union and told them what was going on and they refunded me the money back. Then I called moneygram and told them also what was happening and all they could do is file a report and hope the invesigators would get my money back. So far I haven't seen the $1400.00 yet. I see the number they have in their letter for you to use is still in use. They need to be shut down now and i need my $1400.00 back. The number is also their fax the only difference is when you are prompt do do so when you have dialed that number from a fax machine you hit 3 and then hang up. The telephone number in their letter ha a provider and they are Fido Solutions out of Hamilton, On.

Looking that up I found the name smart cell solutions at 2456 Lake Shore BLVD West, Etobicoke, On m8v1c9. If you can help me my family and I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Shut them DOWN.

Steve
appleton, Wisconsin
U.S.A.

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#4 Consumer Suggestion

You were scammed..but not by GFK

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

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2007

GFK is a legitimate "secret shopper" company. They DO NOT send out cashiers checks and have people cash them. This not only goes for them but ANY legtimate "secret shopper" company. I have done assignments for GFK and can tell you that any expenses you incurr you are responsible for, but they then reimburse you after you provide receipts.

What you fell victim of is a very common scam.
First they send you a check out of nowhere...this should have been your first clue.

Second it says you were "hired". Did you even remember applying to them?..This should have been your second clue.

Next they have you create a money order/moneygram and send it part of the money to some person in another country....this should have been your third clue.

I hope you can get all of your money back but the reality of the situation is that you may have just learned a very expensive lesson. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

You were scammed..but not by GFK

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

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2007

GFK is a legitimate "secret shopper" company. They DO NOT send out cashiers checks and have people cash them. This not only goes for them but ANY legtimate "secret shopper" company. I have done assignments for GFK and can tell you that any expenses you incurr you are responsible for, but they then reimburse you after you provide receipts.

What you fell victim of is a very common scam.
First they send you a check out of nowhere...this should have been your first clue.

Second it says you were "hired". Did you even remember applying to them?..This should have been your second clue.

Next they have you create a money order/moneygram and send it part of the money to some person in another country....this should have been your third clue.

I hope you can get all of your money back but the reality of the situation is that you may have just learned a very expensive lesson. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

You were scammed..but not by GFK

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

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2007

GFK is a legitimate "secret shopper" company. They DO NOT send out cashiers checks and have people cash them. This not only goes for them but ANY legtimate "secret shopper" company. I have done assignments for GFK and can tell you that any expenses you incurr you are responsible for, but they then reimburse you after you provide receipts.

What you fell victim of is a very common scam.
First they send you a check out of nowhere...this should have been your first clue.

Second it says you were "hired". Did you even remember applying to them?..This should have been your second clue.

Next they have you create a money order/moneygram and send it part of the money to some person in another country....this should have been your third clue.

I hope you can get all of your money back but the reality of the situation is that you may have just learned a very expensive lesson. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

You were scammed..but not by GFK

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

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2007

GFK is a legitimate "secret shopper" company. They DO NOT send out cashiers checks and have people cash them. This not only goes for them but ANY legtimate "secret shopper" company. I have done assignments for GFK and can tell you that any expenses you incurr you are responsible for, but they then reimburse you after you provide receipts.

What you fell victim of is a very common scam.
First they send you a check out of nowhere...this should have been your first clue.

Second it says you were "hired". Did you even remember applying to them?..This should have been your second clue.

Next they have you create a money order/moneygram and send it part of the money to some person in another country....this should have been your third clue.

I hope you can get all of your money back but the reality of the situation is that you may have just learned a very expensive lesson. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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