Complaint Review: SurveyMonkey - Internet California
SurveyMonkey SurveyMonkey - Mystery Shopper Fake Check Scam Internet, California
*Consumer Comment: I think you got taken from beginning to end
I am currently unemployed and have been looking on the internet for jobs. I had seen many adds for 'Mystery Shoppers' on the internet and signed up to hopefully earn some quick cash. Shortly after signing up as a Mystery Shopper for the SurveyMonkey program I received a typed letter in the mail with a check for 1,487.00 included and instructions on what I was to do.
According to the letter I was to cash the check and do a couple of Mystery Shopping assignments ASAP. In return $300 out of the check was to be mine for doing this job and the $100 I was to spend at a department store was to be spent on anything I wanted and I was to keep what I bought. I completed the assignments as instructed; I wrote up evaluations regarding the assignments and faxed all the documentation to SurveyMonkey as requested in a timely manner.
A couple of days later I used my debt card on the internet and was informed that my card did not go through. Upon communication with my bank I was informed that the check for 1,487.00 from SurveyMonkey did not clear. Therefore, I was responsible for paying the bank back $1,187, which I did not have.
Initially, when I called the first number I was provided the message stated it was a 'MajicJack number which was not assigned to anyone'. I then called another number listed on the letter. Although, I have been able to speak with several different people at the second number, I continue to get the runaround and still have not received the money from them to cover their first check and all of the insufficient funds charges which have accumulated since.
I have since heard of 'check scams' going on which describe exactly what I have experienced with MonkeySurvey.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/10/2012 11:55 AM and is a permanent record located here: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/surveymonkey/internet-california-94301/surveymonkey-surveymonkey-mystery-shopper-fake-check-scam-internet-california-895486. 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. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content
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