I have gotten two of these checks I’m the mail saying the check attached is for 1960 when it’s really only 1450 saying there’s a compensation 367 when that’s not right you’d end up having to spend money then get any money then it’s says reminder do not make the cashier at the bank or anyone aware that you’re carting out an evaluation make sure you excited the assignment in a timely manner no later than 2 days after you receive the check and your supposed to text(304)726-9449 and confirm the present package at the [email protected]
Kristin – Nov 20, 2020
Victim Location 96816
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
They sent me a fake cashiers check and a letter asking me to cash the check and use the funds to purchase ebay gift cards with the money as part of a secret shopper program. They wanted me to complete this task as soon as possible and email them the gift card numbers, etc.
Mindy – Oct 28, 2020
10282020 received in united states postal service priority mail legal flat rate an envelope a letter from Penney Hoarder Survey Program and a check for 2,452.61 . It stated that I was to buy Ebay cards in amount of $2,100 and take pics of front and back of cards and text them to 2813892826. I was not to allow anyone at bank etc know what I was doing. Stores were Best Buy, Walgreens, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Rite Aid, Dollar General, 7 eleven, Kmart, Staples, Gyft, Vons, Sears etc. This is supposed to be a marketing evaluation. It says you will keep $352.61 as compensation for participation in consumer evaluation.
Jeremy – Sep 11, 2020
i reached out to the number i got the text from and asked a few question like why we have to scratch it off isnt a pic and receipt prooh we had it but all i got was a auto text back if you get these check rip it up because once you deposit it they can trace you banking info that want a good hacker would do or they are just trading ebaybits for cash its a good turn over but if they get caught it traces back to you the depositor
Brad – Aug 02, 2020
Scammer’s phone (281)389-2826
Scammer’s address 183 duboce ave san francisco,ca 94103-1231
i received a priority mail evelope with a check for $2452.61 drawn on citizens bank dated july 13 2020. under my name was Denver citizens Bank, n. a. there were no company name on the check just official check. the routing number was same as the check number.the scammer wanted me to deposit the check into my account and buy $2100.00 worth of EBAY GIFT CARDS and scratch the silver area or peel the silver area and take pictures of card front and back and send to email [email protected]/ text (2183892826) the first email i got was from address JOHN CORPER /[email protected]
Michael – Jul 29, 2020
I received priority mail with a cashiers check for $2452.61 with a letter from the Penny Hoarder Survey Program. The letter gave me instructions to deposit the check into MY BANK TODAY to be an evaluator to complete a survey and purchase gift cards for $2100. The $352.61 was my compensation. The check appears authentic because it has a watermark. I went to my bank and they stated they have seen the exact checks several times this week. The amount is the first line of the check and it does not spell out the amount. The payee is the second line, not the first. I was also suspicious due to the numerous grammatical errors and copies of logos without trademarks.
Wayne – Jul 26, 2020
I just received the same darn mail to purchase ebay cards and a check. I am destroying this. I never signed up for any of this and went on the penny hoarder website and shows nothing of survey programs where they send you a check. This is bogus. don’t fall for it. Everything is the same as the previous replies except they state they are from NY and a different number to text. Don’t fall for this you will get in trouble with your bank for cashing a bogus check.
Lawrence – Jun 18, 2020
Hi- As the person above, I responded to an email on 4/23/20 to participate in an evaluation program for Whole Foods. I received a text message notification that I would be receiving a check by “courier,” to participate in the Whole Foods Secret Shopper program. I received a USPS Priority Mail envelope from along with instructions for the WS Logistics, 247 25th Ave, San Francisco, 94116 CA, with Instructions and a check for the amount of $2,452.61. on 6/18/20. The instructions directed me to deposit the check in my bank account within 24 hours, that $352.51 was my compensation and the balance was to be used for purchasing Ebay gift cards. I was to peel off the scratch-off area on the cards, take pictures of the front/back of the cards, and forward the images to: [email protected] or text the images to 402-699-8291. I too thought this seemed like a scam so I am notifying you. I think the strategy they have is to take the EBay card numbers I scratch off and use them but never actually allow the check to be cashed. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. I am doing nothing with the check and I am not following their instructions. Thank you
Ruth – Sep 11, 2020
I just got the 2 of this checks in the mail i replyed to them with a picture copy of the check but then i said i need proof the this is not a scam with a follow up phone call i can record the name of there ceo and their headquarters address i got a text sayin they understand my worry about the assignment but assures me that this is something i can use to earn income it work oiut for both of us .. what do you thinks
Susan – Jun 15, 2020
Victim Location 90501
Type of a scam Employment
Hi- I responded to an email on 5/14/20 to participate in an evaluation program for ***** ****** I received a text message notification that I would be receiving a check by "courier," along with instructions for the "**********" secret shopper" program. I received a USPS Priority Mail envelope from Dontra Services LLC with Instructions and a check for the amount of $2,452.61. on 6/13/20. The instructions directed me to deposit the check in my bank account within 24 hours, that $352.51 was my compensation and the balance was to be used for purchasing Ebay gift cards. I was to peel off the scratch-off area on the cards, take pictures of the front/back of the cards, and forward the images to: [email protected] or text the images to 402-699-8291. Needless to say this seemed very bogus to me so I am notifying you of what appears to be a complete scam. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. I am doing nothing with the check and I am not following their instructions. Thank you
Victim Location 19706
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I receive priority mail with a cashiers check for $2467.51 with a letter from them penny hoarder surgery program’. The letter gave me instructions to deposit the check into my account within a day and be a secret shopper and purchase gift cards for $2100. The $367.51 was mine to keep.