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Meredith –

Victim Location 77845

Type of a scam Phishing

While traveling in my car I received a phone call and answered it hands free. Caller said "This is market research, can you hear me?" Call lasted 15 seconds. Upon checking my phone later, it showed "Fraud Risk" for that phone no.

Allison –

Victim Location 83687

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a letter in the mail from asking me to deposit a check for $1887.00. They were asking me to go check on stores to make sure that they were clean and report back to them, and that they would pay me $300.00 for my participation. I was to buy something that wasn’t over $50.00 and report my experience with the cashier and the cleanliness of the store. I was told to send back (2) money order back to them in the amount of $740.00. I took the check to my bank and the bank manager advised me that this was a scam and they took the check and disposed of it. I then received text messages asking to confirm the package as well as a second envelope. I advised them that I took the package to the bank and they disposed of it for me. I advised them that I already reported them and not to text me.

Samantha –

Victim Location 28052

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a text stating that I had had a previous message with them about being a Secret Shopper. I don’t remember ever speaking with anyone about such a thing. The text came yesterday that I would receive a USPS priority package with a check to be deposited and then used to purchase items at Walmart. The package arrived yesterday with a check for $2,250.00 enclosed and the with specific instruction, allowing only 3 days to deposit the check and then purchase a few things and wire most of the money to someone in Texas. The names on the letter and text message are very concerning. The name on the letter was Torres Bentley but the name in my text message was Bentley Torres. And then the names to send money to was, Kelvin Fields and Kenneth Bellucci in Lubbock Texas and Hondo Texas

Bryce –

Victim Location 10462

Total money lost $1,825

Type of a scam Employment

I was contacted via LinkedIn to apply and become a secret shopper. So I did. I received a text message from Kathy Henry saying that I would receive a USPS envelope with a check and instructions for my first shopping evaluation. I received instructions with a check for $1825 to purchase 3 one vanilla gift cards from either CVS, Walmart, or Rite Aide. I waited for funds to be available in my account. I purchased 3 $500 one vanilla cards at CVS. I took pictures and wrote my evaluation as instructed and sent in email to [email protected] Well what transpired I didn’t expect. I thought I was making a quick $300 but instead the bank froze my account for fraudulent check and when I went to check on the gift cards, those were wiped out as well. So now I have no access to any funds for another week and I’m out $1825. I won’t be able to make my mortgage payment. These people need to be caught and brought to justice. This is the tracking usps# in case you can find them this way *** *** *** *** *** **  Her name is Kathy Henry with a cell phone number of 343-303-0722

Christina –

Victim Location 43701

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I got a check $1885.00 by FedEx from JP Morgan Bank, Detroit, MI from Market Research to be a Secret Shopper and a letter. I have to go to Walmart and buy an item for less than $50, fill out an evaluation, then I am to go to Moneygram transfer and send $1465 to a man named Kelvin Thomason in Sacramento, CA. This leaves me $350 for participating in the evaluation. The name on the check is Bloomfield MV Acquisions, 280 N old Woodward Ave, Ste 104, Birmingham, MI 48009-5391. I was on a job site online prior to this. I sent them an email asking if they are legit, and they send just do what we’re asking you to do and everything will be fine.

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