Retail Shopper Express LLC

Terrance – Apr 09, 2020

Victim Location 44119

Type of a scam Employment

I received a check for over $1000. Afterwards I received a text message with instructions to cash it by depositing it into my bank ONLY. I was to keep $450 for my first assignment. I was told to text the sender as soon as it was deposited. Instructions also said I was to purchase Best Buy gift cards.

Tommy –

Victim Location 10031

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Mr. Collins, James mailed me a check and assignment using USPS then emailed me to make sure i received the funds.

my bank branch manager told me the bank information on the check is fake.

Travis –

Victim Location 27217

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Received a check for 985.50.They was Ted me to deposit the check in the bank and take the money and keep 150.00 and buy something at Walmart under 10.00. They send a money order of 825.00 to GaryJohnson/ Rio Grande City, Texas. 78582

They also asked me to text George Holder at 909-689-8024. I called the and they told me it was a scam. Retail shopper express LLC.

Michael –

Victim Location 77449

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a envelope with a letter entitled- Re:Your Mystery Shopping Assignment. It was signed by George Holder. Enclosed was a money order in the amount of $997.00. ( postal money order) I was asked to cash it at my bank. Then I was to transfer money on Moneygram $825. I could keep $150 for myself. The $825 would be sent to charity.

Desiree –

Victim Location 76528

Type of a scam Employment

George Holder is the name the scanner uses. He says your hired as a secret shopper gives you a real email and phone number where he converses with you then sends you a packet claiming it is your first assignment via mail. When it comes it looks legitimate until you see the check. He says it is for you to do the shopping but my bank looked into it and the check was fake. He wants you to put it in your account so he can take your money and you get into trouble for the fake check.

Louis –

Victim Location 36610

Total money lost $60

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received an email with a link to a website to sign up for a secret shopper. After I signed up, this guy who calls himself George Holder sent me an email the next day to congratulate me and to inform me that my first job assignment was on the way by USPS. When I got the package there was a money order for $1,000 and instructions on what to do. The instructions were for me to cash the money order at the bank and keep $150 for my payment, buy something for $10 dollars from WalMart which I could keep for myself and then send the remaining amount to another guy named Anthony Younis in Great Neck, NY by Western Union. Well I did everything except for send the money because Western Union wouldn’t allow the transaction to go through because they said it was a telemarketer. So, I emailed a report on what happened and then he tells me to send the money through Money Gram at WalMart but by this time a check for $2,480 dollars had arrived that morning. I didn’t want to have that much cash on me so I just deposited the check in the bank to wait for it to clear. "George" and someone else calling themselves "Tracey Corel" kept emailing me and texting me asking about the money from the check. Each time I replied that it hadn’t cleared yet. So then he asked about the $840 from the money order because I hadn’t sent it yet. The day that I was supposed to send the Money Gram I checked my account and found out that the check was returned , that’s when I decided not to send the other money and to just hold on to it until I was sure that the money order was legitimate. Turns out that the money order was returned also so the bank charged my account for the $1,000 dollars luckily I still had all of it so after I deposited it into my account I ended up losing $60 dollars in overdraft fees. I hope this helps someone else because I could have lost even more had I just not been smart about it.

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