Secret Shopper

United States
November 5, 2008 7:48am CST
Has anyone ever heard of a company based in Statesboro, GA called Atlantic Marketing & Logistics Management Inc? I received a letter with check in the mail from them yesterday requesting my services as a secret shopper. It looks legit to me but I wondered if anyone on here had any experience with this company and could offer me any input. They are basically paying me to go shopping and to send a Money Gram transfer to another secret shopper and then evaluate the sales reps for each company. Any information anyone can provide would be a great help. Thank you.
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@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
5 Nov 08
Just in case I wasn't quite clear before, I would advise you to NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES cash the check!
• United States
5 Nov 08
Thank you very much for your insight. I did go to that ripoff report webite and saw this company on that site. I posted my own account of this situation. It is amazing what some people will do. Needless to say, I have shredded that check and will do so with any others that come my way. Thanks again.
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@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
5 Nov 08
You're welcome! I think this is the first discussion I've seen here involving this kind of scam. I hope that others find it and heed the warning before they get tricked by this very nasty technique.
@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
5 Nov 08
I think you should read this page: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/ripoff0378842.htm Anyone who sends you a check before you have done any work for them - or even agreed to - is immediately suspicious. My advice is NOT to cash the check but, if you do, wait at least three weeks (probably longer) before doing anything at all with the money. It is likely to show up in your account but, until the check has been verified, it can easily be claimed back. Many people have been taken in by this scam. It involves issuing a dud check with the instructions to forward the money (or some of it) to someone else. Of course, by the time you have sent your check off and the dud check has been rescinded you have no way of getting your money back!
@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
5 Nov 08
There's more information on the Advance Fee Fraud here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_fraud http://xpedx.com/files/press/Press%20Releases/2008/020108_Fraud_Check_Scam.pdf http://safety.amw.com/home/outsmart-scammers-recognizing-a-fake-check/ ... amongst many, many other links that I could quote!