Mystery Shoppers

@ladygator (3469)
United States
August 17, 2009 10:11am CST
I just recieved a check from a company called Manpower out of Milwaukee, WI. It is for a large sum. It contains a breakdown of how to use the check and I must wire most of it in a moneygram transfer. It is to be a mystery shopper. I am not sure what this is all about. The check looks legit. But you have to call into a number that my cell phone wont let me call. Have any of you heard such a thing?
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6 responses
• United States
17 Aug 09
i was told mystery shopping worked this way: you go and shop, take your notes,and then you are reimbursed for what you spent it is basically a free shopping spree
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I read all the stuff and really was hoping that it only allots for me keeping 200.00 50 has to be spent at the store. Which would be nice towards the new camera I have been searching for. But when I called the number it said to call and it would not go through I have become suspicious.
@Sonadora (356)
• United States
17 Aug 09
This is a scam. The check will bounce, but not until after you send the moneygram. So then you will be out quite a bit. Rip it up and don't do anything else with it. Except maybe report it.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I will report it. I wish people would not do this type of crooked stuff. Ripping people off when everything is already so unstable.
@2EarnMoney2 (1163)
• United States
17 Aug 09
This is a common scam, throw it away and ignore.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Nice, I wonder why people even waste their time and mine.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Rule of thumb, if you have no idea what it is, and it involves money, it's a scam. Tear it up and throw it away. Getting into anything you can't get a legit answer from, is mostly a scam. A phone number that you can't access from a cellphone... kind of phishy.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Thats what I was thinking. I can usually call anywhere from my cell phone. And I worried about putting it into my checking account as the check was written out to me, but I needed to wire transfer the majority of the amount. And it was on the thousand dollar range. So it was a bit out there. Another to good to be true things I guess.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I know that this discussion was started about 8 months ago, but, still, I feel compelled to reply. This happened to me a couple of years ago too. When I went to the bank to cash the check the teller told me it was counterfeit. Everyone knows me at the bank so they knew I wasn't committing any crime. Thank goodness I didn't lose anything because I'm on Disability. It's sad to know that there will always be people out there who will always try to get away with anything and everything. That's just human nature to take advantage like that. According to the Bible there are more people like that than decent people in the world. Too many wolves in sheep's clothing. I'm glad you didn't get scammed yourself. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Helo Ladygator..Im one of the mystery shopper here in the philippines..And im glad that it secure me a lot..I earn more money while im working..Mystery shopper is a sideline job to earn extra money..