Victim Location 89123
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
Received a letter and check in the mail for $3990.00, made payable to me from Unique Insurance Company. The first thing I did was research the company and saw the had an A rating with BBB…..The letter stated I have been chosen for part time employment by a paid consumer research program as a mystery shopper. It instructed me to use $100 of the included money to shop at Walmart or Home Depot and evaluate my experience on the forms provided and to include copies of my receipts. $3160.00 of the check was to be sent to someone else in the mystery shopper program via Western Union or Money Gram, afterwards I would provide receipts and tracking numbers of the money sent. It included $280.00 processing fees for the money, and the remaining $450.00 was mine to keep as payment for my employment. It said my Assignment coordinator was Theresa Johnson and she would instruct me at the included phone number on where and whom to send the money. It also stated I had 1 week to complete the assignment, which is not enough time for this check to even clear the bank!! I know this check is fake and the funds will be insufficient as soon as I try to deposit this, but not before someone else uses their own money to do it and gets screwed. I’m not sure if Unique Insurance Company is directly or indirectly involved but this is something that absolutely needs to be reported. I plan to call both the number on the letter and Unique directly tomorrow to investigate further.