Complaint / review / scam report
Direct Marketing Affiliates
Mystery Shopper Scam or as they call it "Consumer Service Evaluator"

BEWARE of the Mystery Shopper Scam

My husband recently received a letter in the mail in a brown envelope (with out return address, I must add) in this envelope it contained a check for $3, 875.00.
Wow! Thats a lot of money right? WRONG THIS IS A SCAM! Don't get suckered. If you cash it, it will bounce. This letter tells you, you can cash the check and keep $200.00 the rest is to use for the following:
1. Western Union transfer (first tip off) $1, 205.00
2. Money Gram transfer (2nd tip off) $1, 900.00
3. Funds needed for shopping $ 150.00
4. Travelling fund (yes that is how the spelling is in the letter) $20.00
5. Transferring fees $ 400.00

The check is from TCF National Bank an OFFICIAL CHECK. Looks real, but its
not. With a little investigation of my own I was routed via the internet to

http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/specialalert/2005/sa3905.html

On the fdic website it explains that "counterfeit cashiers checks bearing the institutions name are in circulation". Here is a excerpt from the fdic website.

"The counterfeit items display the proper routing number of 022000868, which is the payable-through bank for TCF National Bank. The counterfeit items and authentic items are similar in appearance. However, the counterfeit items have a fraudulent toll-free telephone number, which directs the caller to an automated message system purporting to be for TCF National Bank. Authentic checks do not contain the toll-free telephone number............"

***If it's too good to be true than it probably is! ***
Author: Contact with Author

Offender: Direct Marketing Affiliates

Country: Canada   Province: Ontario   City: Saint Thomas
Address: 14 Confederation Drive
Phone: 6132554157

Category: Education & Science

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