I was on the internet, responded to a Mystery Shopper e-mail , They sent me a money order for 975.00 and then a check for 1890.00, Both were bad, but did look good, So they wanted me to go to western union and evaluate their service, and wire the money minus my fee to another mystery shopper get my next assignment and make 1000.00 a week ! so I was to deduct my fee 500.00 , well by now I knew this was a scam, There scam is they send you the fake check hoping you will get excited and go wire the money before the check clears, or they hope some dumb check cashing place will actually cash the bad check or not detect the fake money order,making you a party to a crime. They even gave me a deadline of today to complete my assignment knowing the check want clear and stealing money. I told them when their check cleared I would complete the assignment, being a bored retiree I played with her or them via e-mail. After 27 years in Law Enforcement I knew this was a scam. Haven’t heard anything else from them.
Consumer Action Taken:
I never sustained any loss , However folks like this should be punished because a lot of folks are hurting out here and these scum scam artist rip them off, especially old and less educated folks looking for hope of earning a living or at least make enough to eat. The name I was given was Erin Maloney, ( get it Money from Al ) Maloney , A manhattan NY phone number 646-580-9329 which is probably a throw away cell, This is pretty heavy on the internet They are working it hard. Return Addresses on mail was Norfork State University 700 Park Avenue Norfork Va 23504, and Dana Lynn McGinn 207 Bills Ln Mayport PA 16240-4705 probably fake too.
Date This Problem Happened: June 11, 2012
State You Live in: Alabama
Race/Ethnicity: American Indian
Age Range: 51-65
Total Amount of Fee Paid:
Company Name: Erin Maloney
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