This company preys on people who have signed up for surveys, mystery shopping and market research companies. They contact you by mail with a letter stating they want to give you a work at home job doing mystery shopping. They say they got your name from a previous survey filled out at a marketing research website. A bogus check is included for a fairly large sum of money. Mine was $3, 900.
The letter states that they want you to call them right away to get information on the training opportunity before you deposit the check. You are suppose to do two mystery shops for them. The 1st is with a K-mart, Walmart, Gap, JcPenney, Macys or Target. The second is with a Money Gram or Western Union. They agree to pay you $200 to do both of the jobs listed. The rest of the money is to be used for the shops. The scam is that the check is Bogus! The answering machine has a voice that sounds Nigerian(Not Canadian).
Also the check name does not match either the business name. Mine was a company called KD factors out of Grapevine, Tx. Most likely the company on the check is a stolen name of a real company to make it harder to track them down. The research company is from Ontario, Canada. The bank may not catch that the check is bogus until after you have withdrawn the full sum of the money from your account and did the Moneygram. They require you to do both of these shops within a week to get employment by them.
By the time the bank catches up on the scam it is too late. They have taken a huge sum of money from your acct. which was never there to begin with. You are left with a negative balance and possible check fraud charges. I received this check on 2/26/08 and had a gut feeling that something was not right. I began doing my own personal research online and googled the company names listed on the check, bank, and letter.
I came across a consumer complaints that detailed the same scam two days earlier for another person in Michigan. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is! Thanks, consumer complaintss.