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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Phillipsburg, NJ, United States
| Secret Shopper Scam |
Just to provide a little more information, The Customer Service Network (www.customernet.com) actually exists. I don\'t know if the people behind this scam are affiliated with customernet.com, but the website has a good WOT rating and looks like a legitimate company. I am assuming that customernet.com has no affiliation with the scammers.
I soon received another email stating that I would be shopping a Western Union bank in my town, and that when I was ready I should respond \"YES I AM READY\". At this point I just decided to err on the side of caution and assume this was a scam. I don\'t really remember any spelling mistakes or sentencing structures that tipped me off; I really just decided I wasn\'t interested in the whole thing.
Two days later I received a written check and letter via first class mail. The amount was for a little more than 2k, and the letter told me to deposit this check in my bank account. I shredded these papers, and filtered all emails from \"Sophie Austin\" and \"email@example.com\" as spam.
But the emails keep showing up in my inbox, although now mostly from Alfa Pita and firstname.lastname@example.org. I have not received any more letters yet, but if in the event that I do they are going straight to my shredder.