I was also sent one of these checks drawn off TCF bank and was told by the loss prevention to file a local police report followed by my states Adenauer Generals office this is totally a scam where the payee pays for all loss to their bank for cashing the checks TCF will not honor these checks/moneyorders the loss will be covered by you and your bank please follow TCF banks recommendation and file the nesscary reports
Posted on 2/11/2010
I am a new legal citizen in the USA trying to find work and earn a honest days work. I think I have been taken by this company. The cheque that I received and was returned without any warning. I did however complete my assignment and now find myself short of $3875. Do I have any recourse?
Posted on 2/9/2010
just got one of these "real checks"...for $3,870.00 ...yea..who would be stupid enough to fall for something like this....get real!!!!
Posted on 2/6/2010
Report: Life-Style Shoppers
Reported By: John Holm (Minneapolis Minnesota)United States of America
Life-Style Shoppers This is not a real company…
Sends you a check, tells you to send moneygram
to accomplice, check bounces palm beach
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Life-Style Shoppers4827 PGA BLVD palm beach gardens, FL 33418
palm beach gardens Florida 33418
United States of America
Category: Unusual Rip-OffSubmitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
They send you a fake cashiers-check with instructions. The check appears valid, but it is not. The instructions are to cash the check, and send money via moneygram to Lola Coyaso-Magno 66 W 5th ave, stockton, CA 95206. It is packaged as a “secret shopper” job, where it is your job to evaluate the money-gram store.
Do not fall for this scam.
This is what the letter looks:
4827 PGA BLVD-#540, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
TEL: 1-403-926-2266 FAX: 1-646-365-3153
ATT: ANY SUCCER
ANY CITY, STATE, ZIP
CLIENT ID #
Our online data source has identified you, through our affiliat Consumer Survey Specialist, as a
candidate interested in an additional income part-time job. We are pleased to invite you to Participate
in a paid Cosumer Research Project in your area of residence as a Consumer Service Evaluator, also referred
to as Mystery Shopper. Mystery shopping is a tool used by market research companies to measure quality
of retail or gather specific information about products and service. Mystery shoppers posing as normal customers perform specific task such as purchasing a product, completing a business transaction, asking questions or behaving in a certain way and then provide detailed reports about their experiences. Just about every kind of shop, service or store uses mystery shoppers to improve their services quality. These business need to know what average consumers just like you, think about their products and services, and they need to know what’s going on when management is not looking over their employee’s shoulders. They accomplish this by bringing in mystery shoppers.
Our company, LIFE-STYLE SHOPPERS (listed with the Better Business Bureau) is a service provider for the mystery shopping industry. With over 7,500 shoppers and a roster of over 120 companies that we refer new shoppers to every day in US and AUSTRALLA. Every company we deal with is fully certified and consistently offers top-paying mystery shopping jobs. As one of our possible research personnel selected for this project, you will be under cover and visit selected businesses in your area and pretend to be an average customer. While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and product quality. If you accept this offer, the current consumer service evaluation you are undertakingwill attract a pay of $300.00 a week to you. after this assignment, your salery will be reviewed upward to $400.00 per week for the first three months. Additional increment up to $480.00 per week is possible after six months; depending on the company you will be assigned and the task involved. Upon accepting this offer you must keep your identity and assignment as a mystery shopper CONFIDENTIAL in order not to introduce any form of bias to the data you collect. You must not take this letter to your place of assignment. This assignment has been put together to be completed in two different location. The first evalu ation will take place at either a WESTERN UNION or MONEYGRAM agent near you. You shall pose as a potential customer evaluating a WESTERN UNION or MONEYGRAM money transfer agent by sending the stipulated amount below to our training agent: LOLA COYASO-MAGNO 660 W 5th AVE. CONCORD CA 94520. The oblective of this excercise is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the payment system you choose to vist. The second evaluation assignment will take place in one of these major retail outlets: SEAR’S, WAL-MART, HOME DEPOT, JC PENNY, and K-MART and MACY’S. The object of this second evaluation assignment is to determine the customer service quality of the retail outlet you choose to shop at. This offer exspires 6 DAYS from the day you receive this letter since the program is on a wek basis.
Please find enclosed a check bearing the required funds to cover your first week’s assignment. It must be expended as follows
1. Your first week’s pay$300.00
2. Ypur first assignment, to evaluate Western-Union or Money Gram money transfer system $3,295.00
3. Estimated Sender’s fees, to be paid to Money Gram or Western Union $215.00
4. Shopping ( you will choose the merchandize to buy, they are yours to keep ) $80.00
Please call CHRIS ABBOT, your coordinator at 1-403-926-xxxx to activate your check or if you don’t understand what to do.However if you do understand all the instruction go ahead and deposit your check. Once your check is through, usuually in about two business days, withdraw the amount required for your assignment only; go to any nearby WESTERN UNION or MONEY GRAM agent office and evaluate it. Then inform your coordinator and fax your report and all receipts to: 1-646-365-xxxx
Sincerly, PAUL FILLS ( Director OF HUMAN RESOURCES )
Posted on 1/29/2010
If you receive a check in the mail always call the bank the check is drawn off of. They keep lists of cashier's checks made out and they will tell you if it is a problem. Plus before you deposit the check ask your bank to verify it first. These two steps alone will save you many headaches down the road. Good luck! This company hands out bad checks!!!!!! Good luck getting your money back.
Posted on 1/26/2010
This company will send you a FAKE check, although it looks real. They will want you to deposit it into your bank account, then wire them some of the money. The check is not real, they will receive your money, and you will owe your bank. This is a SCAM.
Posted on 1/20/2010