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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012-03-26 22:25:21
Job Scam
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Craiglist Moneygram mystery shopper scam   
Patrick Trotter
Email Address:
Found position on Craiglist. Received this response: --

TNS Global
3340 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta GA 30326

Dear Applicant,

Having indicated interest in the above position, please find details of the position below.

TNS Global is a leading market research firm that helps corporate and not-for-profit organizations channel insights into more effective communication, stronger customer relationships, and new solutions for multifaceted business challenges. Our company uses market research to measure the quality of service rendered or gather specific information about products and services that help organizations strengthen brand reputations, improve communication and enhance customer relationships.

We are currently conducting a survey on MoneyGram Agent Locations to help measure and improve effectiveness of the services offered to customers, this is as a result of complaints from some of MoneyGram repeat customers about the behavior and orderliness of most MoneyGram outlets.

The survey requires that you visit a MoneyGram Agent Location in your area and evaluate the services they render to customers, you will thereafter give us feed back on your overall experience by filling out a simple questionnaire. The survey will take 30 minutes to complete and you will receive a $150 cash compensation for your participation.

If you are interested in participating, send us a reply with your information in the following order.

Full Names:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Employment Status:

We are confident you will be able to make a significant contribution to the success of our company and look forward to working with you.

Patrick Trotter
Market Research Analyst
After receiving check i wrote that i thought is was a scam and received this: I have given the check and the forwarding wire address to the los angeles police department.....dude.

have a nice day.
----- Original Message -----
From: Patrick Trotter

Sent: Monday, March 26, 2012 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: | MoneyGram Survey Instructions |

First of all, I\'m not your dude.

Secondly, If you go about calling companies that offered you a job scams, then you\'re the scammer.

The check has been voided, have it destroyed. Any attempt by you to cash the check in an attempt to elope with the funds, you\'ll be arrested and prosecuted.

What a jerk.
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