I received a check for $3, 950 and a letter from Best Customer Service Research Group - A Division of Mysteryshoponline.com The check, however, was from Penson Financial Services, Inc from Dallas TX. The letter instructed me to keep $300.00 for "salary and training", spend $100 at Wal-Mart as a Mystery Shopper (I could keep the merchandise) and wire the remaining amt to a location they would provide once I called my "assignment coordinator". All I had to do after that was fill out a company evaluation sheet on my shopping experience. Of course, in order to fulfill this task, I had to deposit the check into my bank account and then turn around and pay for Wal-Mart and the $3300 money gram out of my own funds. For continuing in this role of "Mystery Shopper" I would receive $600/wk for the 1st 3 months and then I would receive $850/wk after that.
Because I was suspicious of this, I looked up the company that issued the check on the web and contacted them to ask if the check I received was fraudulent. They confirmed that, indeed, it was not a good check.
If I had followed through with this, I would have deposited their check, wired $3300 to someone unknown person/place out of my own funds (as the check they provided would not have cleared yet) and then their check would have bounced and I would have been out $3300 of my own money. Beware - this is a total scam!!