I received the check today so I was curious and activated the check and went to see what the assignment was. And of course this is a scam the 1st assignment was to go to a Western Union and send $ to somebody who has the last name as me in Madrid so goes the same for the second part of the 1st assignment as for the 2nd assignment I was instructed to go to Wal-mart and make a $50 purchase and keep the item. It's purely a scam because the only people who have my last name on this planet is my mother and I. Rest assured I will be handing over this check to Wells Fargo for further investigation these people need to be stopped with all the struggles going on this day and age. I hope that they get caught at what they're doing and get sent to my house so I can show them what $1996.75 will get them. Guaranteed they'll get their moneys worth.
The secret shoppers are companies that are hired by retailers to evaluate the quality of their services in the market and in their stores. The retailers send mystery shopper to go and purchase a particular item from their stores and then report on the experience. Although there are legitimate secret shoppers, there are also those that are scam and you need to be careful.
I also got a check yesterday for that same amount, I did do research cant find them on BBB and the address that its linked to is a different company not unless it was just recently sold to slc I don't no. I almost wanna try just to see if its a scam. But I no there are people out there that do the secret shoppers. It would be a fun job if it wasn't a scam. I went right onto the website let me right on but I didn't activate the check. If you guys are having problems getting to the page don't go threw google you have to go to the main bar on top and type in the web address. I also did call the number and its there number. If anyone tries it let me no.
hello, i also received the same thing today in the mail and the same check amount.i'm sharing all of your concerns that it's a scam yet part of me isn't sure? my first tip was that it came in an envelope, no business address on it? but 2 stamps and postmarked Espana when the Co. is from CO.In addition, I did a lookup in the white pages. the phone # doesn't list a business but that it is a VOIP service. a reverse address turns up nothing. i looked up the name the letter is from "peter serrat" and come up short there also. i looked up online the routing # on the check and says it's valid! i also called wells fargo and spoke with a gentleman, he confirmed its validity! i just don't know?? i'm scared to follow through with this and be responsible for the 1,996.75. i just lost my job, $ is tight and i don't want to fall for a scam. i just got a letter and a larger check from another mystery shop but for western union. i called to check on the routing # at that bank and it was fradulent. any other feedback from anyone is appreciated!
I got check from slc management inc for $1996, went to wells Fargo bank in Oregon, check from wells Fargo in Colorado, after 2 phone calls the bank confirmed it was invalid, advised to report the fraudulent activity, was told I was not the only one they have tried to scam
We recently received the same $1996.75 check mailed from Spain on a Wells Fargo bank for a Secret Shopper position...with instructions on how to spend the money. An initial $350.00 portion of the check was said to be ours right away, and access their website for instructions on how to spend the rest. Apparently you buy products, test them out, send the company your input, and end up owning the product for yourself. Spend the money according to their instructions, send them your feedback, own the products, then recieve another check and repeat. Has anyone gone that far with their checks? I could sure use an LED TV or a notebook computer.
I got one too. Wells Fargo took the check and the letter and will notify the FBI. My check was for 1999.75 and i had the same instructions. these people need to be stopped! Take the check to Wells Fargo and hand over the check, envelope and the letter!
It is a scam. I wish I knew how they picked my name and address to send me this fraudulent scam. This is the steps I took when I received this offer. 1. Got online and activated the check. 2. As per instructions, waited till it cleared. 3. went back online to find my 1st assignment. 4. 1st assignment Part 1 is to Western Union $792. to (let's say my name is Lynn Stupid) John Stupid in another state and make it available to John Stupid without ID. (needless to say I did not do this #4 or the following.) 5. send report and fax with receipt from western union for assignment to SLCmanagement corp. 6. 1st assignment Part 2 is to send $600Plus to Jim Stupid to another state through Western Union and available for pickup without ID (same as #4 above) then.. 7. same as #5 and must do all of this within 24 hours or you are disqualified for further assignments. (cont. 1)
HUGE FRAUD !!! I contacted the BBB in Denver/boulder area. They are well aware of SLC being a scam. The address is of an entirely different business, the check is from that same business SLC hijacked their account. Called Wells Fargo bank, they provided no help in verifying check issued! They also had no interest in any receiving information on bank fraud going on in their system. Postmaster general was also "uninterested" in fraud (no surprise). FTC was very interested, so I filed complaint with them. What I find to be scary is that of the four businesses/agencies involved only two of them cared about it.
I too, have gotten this check in the mail and followed the steps...activating it online, but don't have a bank account so I went to a check cashing place. They said that the check was legit due to having all the correct watermarks on it, and they cashed it for me. I was telling a friend about it after I had read what my first assignment was because I knew then that this was a scam. She found this page and told me to come here. Being that it's a weekend the place that cashed it would've deposited the checks at the end of the work day, and will not reopen until Monday so I'm worried about what can be done to me....does anyone know what will happen when this check comes back to them? I have already spent the majority of the money I was to keep, and I'm currently unemployed and looking for work, so I'm unable to repay this money. Can I get arrested? I'm a worried single mom to two kids, and don't know what to do!! Any information would be helpful!!
I received the slcmanagementcorp letter telling exactly the same and I did it; as they instructed me, now I owned my regions bank the money after I explained them what was going on they request me to close my account and they don't want my business anymore. My question is Shouldn't the bank have mercy and let me fix it?