Christina – Jul 01, 2020
Victim Location 32250
Type of a scam Employment
I initially received a message from +1 (281) 702-0171 that read: Wholefoods is beginning an exceptionally huge research survey in your area. This Survey happens each week, so we have to select shoppers to function as a store evaluator. You will get $400 on every task. Every task requires 20-30 minutes of time at the store in addition to time to review reports. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION. https://sfrmz.com/KtSiA9xa59SAWGV87hvs — FYI – that link is no longer active.
I received via USPS Priority Mail — a check for $2,950. Check no. 81782 from Bank Name: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Located 3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131-3302. I also received an one page instruction titled: CUSTOMER SERVICE EVALUATION TOOL (CSET).
The letter starts off with: Congratulations for your achievement! It instructs me to deduct my commission of $450 and then visit 2-3 stores and purchase $2,500 in NIKE gift cards. Among the stores to purchase these cards were: Publix, Walgreens, Home Depot, Safeway, Target. I couldn’t read them all because the copy was poor and grainy.
I have copies of email that I sent. However, "Ray Richmond" requested that I correspond via text at 1 (380) 201-2686.
His grammar and spelling was off. It was all a clue. I immediately googled and confirmed that it was a scammer. He continued to text me asking if I was a the bank yet and if I had completed my assignment.
Nina – Feb 05, 2020
Received fake check for $2950 asking me to purchase 5 $500 Nike gift cards and scratch off back to send photo of front and back. This was supposedly a secret security assignment.
Ashley – Feb 03, 2020
Received fake check wanting me to deposit and buy gift cards and sent photo of gift card with front and back with code scratched off
Victim Location 30635
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
Received a "Priority Mail" flat rate envelope in the mail early today; 12/16/2019. After reading the instructions, it was obviously sketchy. So i did a bit of research. It didn’t take long to find other stories of the same thing that we got.