Mystery Shopper Possible Farud help pls

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Found 25th Jul 2009
I applied for secret shopper a while ago, and finally got my first assignment.

They pay me £150 for every session.

I receieved a cheque of £900 saying i need to wire transfer £750 using western union to a address in london. Rest is mine for my work and transportaion.

Nearest western union in 10 minutes walk.

They dont have much information about me and sent me £900 ?

Just a bit hard to believe.

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sounds dodgy, high amounts for 1 and a proper outfit would not leave you to send their commission

Sloth/Mod

Scam. Tell them to shove it. The £900 will bounce and you'll be £750 out of pocket.

hotukdeals.com/ite…re/
this was written a few weeks ago don't know if it's the same thing

Syzable;5844824

Scam. Tell them to shove it. The £900 will bounce and you'll be £750 out o … Scam. Tell them to shove it. The £900 will bounce and you'll be £750 out of pocket.



^^^^^^^^ and that :thumbsup:

Definate scam... .....police now

Original Poster Banned

i am waiting for cheue to clear ? what can they do after cheque has cleared ?

There will be a lot of people falling for things like this in the current climate. How did you apply for the "job"?

Original Poster Banned

their email is @live.co.uk
and claim their website

[url]www.checkoutuk.co.uk[/url]

If you want to mystery shop try retail eyes,they not a con.

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jtx;5844838

There will be a lot of people falling for things like this in the current … There will be a lot of people falling for things like this in the current climate. How did you apply for the "job"?



internet add

Take all of the details to the police and inform the bank of possible fraud against your bank account as they'll now have these detaiks when they query the 'stolen' cheque.

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if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a london address ?

gR8_mUndA;5844850

if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a … if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a london address ?



No, scammers live all over, not just in nigeria:roll:

gR8_mUndA;5844850

if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a … if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a london address ?



It's a scam don't send any money!!!!!!!!!!

gR8_mUndA;5844841

their email is @live.co.ukand claim their website ]www.checkoutuk.co.uk



Although the company appears to seem legit on paper, it could be a money laundering operation underneath it's business shell:


Name & Registered Office:
CHECKOUT (UK) LIMITED
THE LOFT, TY COCH BARNS
LLANGYNHAFAL
DENBIGH
CLWYD
UNITED KINGDOM
LL16 4LN
Company No. 04484767


http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/en/stdwc/spacer.gifhttp://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/en/stdwc/spacer.gifhttp://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/en/stdwc/spacer.gifhttp://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/images/en/stdwc/spacer.gifStatus: Active
Date of Incorporation: 12/07/2002

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
7413 - Market research, opinion polling
Accounting Reference Date: 31/07
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/07/2008 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)
Next Accounts Due: 30/04/2010
Last Return Made Up To: 12/07/2009
Next Return Due: 09/08/2010
Last Members List: 12/07/2009

Sloth/Mod

gR8_mUndA;5844850

if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a … if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a london address ?



No, you can scam anywhere.

It's up to you to heed the advice on here or learn the hard way though.

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Syzable;5844862

No, you can scam anywhere.It's up to you to heed the advice on here or … No, you can scam anywhere.It's up to you to heed the advice on here or learn the hard way though.



just asking. i am not sending the money anywhere and will wait for money to reverse

cash the cheque.

From their website:

There are several current e-mail scams using the mystery shopping … There are several current e-mail scams using the mystery shopping industry as cover for their operations. Often originating from a web mail account, the e-mail text mentions a legitimate company and offers large sums in advance payment for mystery shopping work. Checkout (UK) Ltd only use shoppers registered with us and all e-mail correspondence will originate from our URL. We do not offer payment in advance. If you are suspicious of an e-mail that you have received, please get in touch and we can advise you. Thanks.



Are you sure the cheque came from this company and not someone who has cloned your details ?

gR8_mUndA;5844876

just asking. i am not sending the money anywhere and will wait for money … just asking. i am not sending the money anywhere and will wait for money to reverse



I'd even email the company and ask for some advice, sounds like your details have been passed on to me, as choc says, Checkout uk seem genuine:?

Any mention of cheques and western union is definatley a scam though:thumbsup:

Original Poster Banned

Ok I am in trouble, i guess ? I gave my sort code and account number , name , address and age.

What do i do now ? I am paranoid.

I am gonna take every penny out now and will wait for this cheuqe to clear.

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gR8_mUndA;5844850

if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a … if it was a scam, wont they ask me to wire transfer it to nigeria ? not a london address ?



doesnt matter mate.....there are a hell of a lot of "nigerian" scammers living in london

i would sit tight and ignore any further correspondance and gather it all together and take it to the police , online fraud squad

met.police.uk/fra…rt/

gR8_mUndA;5844904

Ok I am in trouble, i guess ? I gave my sort code and account number , … Ok I am in trouble, i guess ? I gave my sort code and account number , name , address and age..



To whom and how?

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jtx;5844913

To whom and how?



via email

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jtx;5844901

I'd even email the company and ask for some advice, sounds like your … I'd even email the company and ask for some advice, sounds like your details have been passed on to me, as choc says, Checkout uk seem genuine:?Any mention of cheques and western union is definatley a scam though:thumbsup:



which details passed on to you. sorry dont understand

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gR8_mUndA;5844904

Ok I am in trouble, i guess ? I gave my sort code and account number , … Ok I am in trouble, i guess ? I gave my sort code and account number , name , address and age.What do i do now ? I am paranoid.I am gonna take every penny out now and will wait for this cheuqe to clear.



youve given them enough details to set up debits from your account mate.....

contact your bank by 24 hr phone now and explain the situation som they can keep an eye on your account.....it needs to be flagged

be careful handing out these details to anyone

SERIOUS

Original Poster Banned

ok ill ring the bank and tell them to do it

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choc1969;5844884

From their website:Are you sure the cheque came from this company and not … From their website:Are you sure the cheque came from this company and not someone who has cloned your details ?



> Luke Ryan
> Operations Director
> Checkout (UK) Ltd
> Tel 01628 771407
> Mob 0777 9117938
> [url]www.checkoutuk.co.uk[/url]
>
>
> Offices and postal address;
> The Loft, Ty Coch, Llangynhafal,Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 4LN
>
> Do not send correspondence to this address;
> Registered at 93 High St Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 3DP
> Registered Number 4484767

maps.google.co.uk/map…ddr

DOES SEEM ABOVE BOARD BUT SOEMTHING ISNT RIGHT HERE WITH THI9S WESTERN UNION STUFF opps caps

why do they need his bank details etc to send him a cheque then askin him to western union .....

At least you've identified it early on in the scam. Good luck :thumbsup:

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tinkerbell28;5844971

^^ Ditto now phone the bank and the police:thumbsup:



ok, ill ring them

also ill ring the person on his mobile and and his fax(landline) number and mess around with him that i need more money and time to complete this job etc lol

WU = SCAM :thumbsup:

why the hell would someone send you a cheque for 900 then ask for 750 back??? if they can afford to do a cheque for 900 they would have just sent you one for 150.....! imagine its your birthday and your aunty said there you go love heres a 100 pound cheque cash it but give me back 90 pound...... you would be asking WHY??? So why not with this its got scam all over it.....

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paul1521;5845006

why the hell would someone send you a cheque for 900 then ask for 750 … why the hell would someone send you a cheque for 900 then ask for 750 back??? if they can afford to do a cheque for 900 they would have just sent you one for 150.....! imagine its your birthday and your aunty said there you go love heres a 100 pound cheque cash it but give me back 90 pound...... you would be asking WHY??? So why not with this its got scam all over it.....



no. giving extra money is this makes a sense.

coz i was to send to money to write a report on WU services.

"They dont have much information about me and sent me £900 "?

You gave them your name, address, age AND your bank account details. They known plenty.

Seriously you should never ever ever give anyone your bank account details like that. Its so dangerous.

No company would ever in a million years pay you by OVER paying you then asking you to refund the rest. Honestly thats unreal :roll:

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Leah_D;5845029

"They dont have much information about me and sent me £900 "?You gave … "They dont have much information about me and sent me £900 "?You gave them your name, address, age AND your bank account details. They known plenty.Seriously you should never ever ever give anyone your bank account details like that. Its so dangerous. No company would ever in a million years pay you by OVER paying you then asking you to refund the rest. Honestly thats unreal :roll:



they paid me extra to test WU services and write a report on them

There is a page on their website about scams.
They say that all correspondence will come from their e-mail address not a webmail address like live.co.uk.

Sloth/Mod

gR8_mUndA;5845023

no. giving extra money is this makes a sense.coz i was to send to money … no. giving extra money is this makes a sense.coz i was to send to money to write a report on WU services.



Eh?? :?

Can someone translate please..........i'm lost.

My mum does mystery shopping for loads of places such as pret a manger and a number of hotels and she gets paid NOTHING like that. Think for Pret, she gets the sandwich/drink/cake for free if she provides the receipt- and that's still a pretty good gig at that!

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gR8_mUndA;5845035

they paid me extra to test WU services and write a report on them



thats says it all mate.....

test wu...lol yeah its good at making your money dissapear.....

send him the report but dont send no money

tell him someone took it what should i do?

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Syzable;5845042

Eh?? :?Can someone translate please..........i'm lost.



they paid me extra money so i can walk into western union as a customer to do a money transfer.

then write a report on WU customer services to my mystery shopping company.
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