Date This Problem Happened: November 30, 2011
State You Live in: Michigan
Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American
Age Range: 51-65
Total Amount of Fee Paid:
Company Name: Rockbridge Service
399 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19096
Company Telephone Number: 289-892-3339
Website of Company:
I received a check in the amount of $2,126.50 along with instructions to participate in a mystery shoppers program for additonal income. I was instructed to cal the account manager George Crosby at 1-289-892-3339 to activate the checke before depositing and receive further instructions. I was to evaluate a Western Union Outlet and also a local retail store and I chose to evlauate WalMart. The salary was broken down as such: my salary was $300.50
Survey funds for Western Union t obe transferred was $1600.00 + $146.00 for the fee funds for shopping were $80.00.. after each transaction I was to complete a survey form provided by them and fax it to 1-866-999-5325. After competing the assignment I was also instructed to call Mr. George Crosby and inform hin that the task was completed.
After depositing the check dated November 21,2011 I followed the exact instructions. I called Mr. Crosby and he informed me that he had indeed recieved the confirmation via fax and would be sending out my next assigment soon. On November 30, 2011 while transacting regular bank business I was informed that my account was overdrawn by several thousand dollars . In fact the exact amount of the check had been deducted from my account. The bank manage informed me that this scam has been taking place in a few other places. He stated that the area code was not from Philadelphia as my letter states as the return address and phone number but rather a Canadian area code. After coming home and checking on the internet I found that to be a true fact. The letter stated that they received my information based on a previous survey by one of their affiliates. I have called Mr. Crosby several times and left several messages with his answering machine but he has failed to return any of my calls. Please to everyone to avoid this scam. The check looks real and is accepted by the banks but the scam artist will reverse the monies and get away with the money you provided him as well as the total amount of the check.
Consumer Action Taken:
See the explanation above fro the resolution I tried.
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