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Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams

Additional Locations

Phone: (438) 880-0576 View Additional Phone Numbers Various Addresses, Chicago, IL 60611 View Additional Email Addresses http://moneyandshopping.com View Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert on Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams !


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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams include:

  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 3

Additional Complaint Information

It has come to the attention of the Bureau that consumers are receiving correspondence allegedly from these businesses, advertising opportunities as a mystery shopper. However when the consumer expresses interest, the offer is revealed to be a variation of the ubiquitous "check scam".

In the check scam, a consumer is provided with a check and instructed to deposit this check in their personal bank account. They are then instructed to forward a portion of those funds onward, usually via wire transfer, and "keep the rest for themselves". However, while the check may appear to clear the bank, it is not in fact a valid check. When this discovery is made, the consumer is responsible for those funds, with the end result being the consumer has sent their own money. This type of scam is also known as an overpayment scam, and has many variations.

Additionally, it is important for consumers to note that many times, legitimate businesses find their identities being used fraudulently by offers such as this, in order to lend legitimacy to the scam. Consumers should be aware that all businesses listed here are either either non-existent, or are not involved with this scheme. It has come to the attention of the Bureau that consumers are receiving emails allegedly from this business, advertising opportunities as a mystery shopper. However when the consumer expresses interest, the offer is revealed to be a variation of the ubiquitous "check scam".

In the check scam, a consumer is provided with a check and instructed to deposit this check in their personal bank account. They are then instructed to forward a portion of those funds onward, usually via wire transfer, and "keep the rest for themselves". However, while the check may appear to clear the bank, it is not in fact a valid check. When this discovery is made, the consumer is responsible for those funds, with the end result being the consumer has sent their own money. This type of scam is also known as an overpayment scam, and has many variations. For more information, we suggest visiting http://www.fakechecks.org/

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 09, 2008
Business Category

Lotteries - Foreign Business Opportunity Companies Secret Shopper Work-At-Home Companies Sweepstakes Other Gambling Industries (NAICS: 713290)

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of F.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

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    1500 Oakwood Avenue

    Des Plaines, IL 60016

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    1501 South Ashland Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60636

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    1801 South Meyers Road Suite 350

    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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    3008 N Lincoln Ave Fl 2

    Chicago, IL 60657

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    35 W Wacker Dr Fl 6

    Chicago, IL 60601

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    400 Cambridge Road

    Des Plaines, IL 60016 (905) 781-2803 (559) 664-3979 (514) 651-3692 (515) 690-3620 (315) 836-4579 (403) 714-8643 (514) 569-2543 (514) 652-2734 (718) 673-6124 (718) 673-6124 (514) 570-2831 (718) 673-6124 (718) 673-6124 (514) 578-0265

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    400 Fullerton Ave

    Carol Stream, IL 60188

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    4027 S Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60609

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    4240 N. Sheridan Rd.
    Suite 214

    Chicago, IL 60613

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    500 Congress Ave.

    Sycamore, IL 60178

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    5090N S. Lawndale Avn

    McCook, IL 60525

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    511 Dempster St Apt 1E

    Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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    5115 South LaSalle

    Chicago, IL 60603

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    800 South Westgate Road

    Des Plaines, IL 60016

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    PO Box 06290

    Chicago, IL 60606

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    Various Addresses

    Chicago, IL 60611

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


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Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/18/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues
7/7/2015 Problems with Product/Service
10/23/2014 Problems with Product/Service

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Customer Reviews Summary

1 Customer Review on Consumer Reported Check Scams & Mystery Shopper Scams
Neutral Experience (0 reviews)
Negative Experience (0 reviews)
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