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Zephyrhills, FL, United States
2012-05-08 15:18:20
Job Scam
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+2 Western Union Evaluation Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Eric Stubbs, Lorree Kraige, Gregory Page
Email Address:
   research@thinkinggroups.com
I received an offer to \"evaluate\" a western union. They sent me a very real looking check from Luxottica through Bank of America. The address they gave me was 1513 W 132ND ST
GARDENA, CA 90249. I googled this and it is a shady looking storefront. I am not wiring them the money unless the check clears!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
ivorees   (Hayward, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-09 20:19:32
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Eric Stubbs
Scam Website:
   Research@thinkinggroups.com
Body of email: Good Morning, The Post Office confirmed delivery of the survey packet. Follow the instructions below to complete the survey .
Deduct your pay of $300 after cashing/depositing the official check at your bank Deduct another $180 for transfer fees and any other expenses i.e gas & transport.
Locate the nearest Western Union agent location within your neighborhood (RITE AID,UNION STATION MARKET,MONEYTREE,SAFEWAY,TRAVELEX CURRENCY, MONEY MART,QFC) and make a transfer of what's left of the funds after deduction of your pay and other fees to the information below, you should appear as a customer making a Western Union transfer to a relative.
Shanell Thompson 5420 Western Ave. Boulder, CO 80301
Be sure to observe the following during the transfer : how long it took you to get service,Intelligence of the attendant and Customer service professionalism during the transfer process. Under no circumstance should the Western Union Agent(s) know this evaluation is being carried out on them.
Send me an email me as soon as you complete the transfer with the following information; MTCN # , AMOUNT SENT, NAME & ADDRESS OF SENDER, WESTERN UNION LOCATION SURVEYED.
We will send you the survey questionnaire after confirming carrying out the evaluation. Note that participation in future studies depends on how fast and how well you carry out this evaluation.
Thank you and get back to me as soon as the evaluation is completed today.
Regards Eric Stubbs Market Research Analyst

Scamdex   (Sacramento, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-08 17:43:39
 Scammer
  Information
Your check may 'clear' (the funds may become available in your bank) only to later 'bounce' due to a good faith agreement with your bank. Some 9esp. foreign) checks can take up to two weeks to clear. Don't send any money by Western Union (The Scammer's Best Friend).

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