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National Award Release Headquarters

PO Box 928, Arlington HeightsIL 60006-0928 ! There is an alert for this business !

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Factors that lowered National Award Release Headquarters' rating include:

  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates.
  • BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating.
  • BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business. BBB made two or more requests for background information from the business. BBB has not received a response from this business and/or has not been able to verify information received from this business.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 0

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Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Industry Comparison| Chart

Mystery/Secret Shopper, Work-At-Home Companies

Additional Information

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The check scam attempts to defraud a consumer out of their own funds from a bank account to which they have access. This is accomplished by sending a consumer a check of some sort, which the consumer is asked to deposit in their bank account. There can be any number of justifications for this action. Some examples are:
*Consumers are told that they have won a lottery, and the check is to cover fees of some sort.

*Consumers are asked to "mystery shop" a money wiring service, using the check funds for the process and for payment.

*Often seen at online auction and classified sites, consumers may be sent a check to pay for an item being sold, but for (usually convoluted) various reasons, the buyer needs to send the seller more money than the item actually costs. Also referred to sometimes as an "overpayment scam".

Once the consumer has deposited this check in their bank account, they are asked to wire funds onward to another person, for various reasons related to the above points, such as mystery shopping, payment of taxes or fees, or to pay "shipping" in an online auction/classifieds overpayment scam. The catch here is that due to various banking practices, it is possible for a check to appear to have "cleared" the bank anywhere from immediately to 10 days later, when in reality the bank is still investigating the check. The end result is that when the bank discovers that the check has no funds behind it, or is a fraudulent check, any funds from that check will be removed from the victim's bank account, leaving the victim responsible for any funds spent, including those sent by wire. This is true even if as a result, the victim's account must become overdrawn by hundreds of dollars.
To summarize, the key "red flags" for this scam are: 1) being sent a counterfeit check for any number of reasons, and 2) being asked to deposit this check and send a portion of the funds onward by wire transfer.

For more information on this and other similar scams, please visit www.bbb.org

BBB file opened: 03/26/2013
Contact Information
Principal: Jonathan Worth (CEO)
Business Category

Mystery/Secret Shopper, Work-At-Home Companies

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LocationsX

1 Locations

  • PO Box 928 

    Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0928

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*National Award Release Headquarters is in this range.

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The check scam attempts to defraud a consumer out of their own funds from a bank account to which they have access. This is accomplished by sending a consumer a check of some sort, which the consumer is asked to deposit in their bank account. There can be any number of justifications for this action. Some examples are:
*Consumers are told that they have won a lottery, and the check is to cover fees of some sort.

*Consumers are asked to "mystery shop" a money wiring service, using the check funds for the process and for payment.

*Often seen at online auction and classified sites, consumers may be sent a check to pay for an item being sold, but for (usually convoluted) various reasons, the buyer needs to send the seller more money than the item actually costs. Also referred to sometimes as an "overpayment scam".

Once the consumer has deposited this check in their bank account, they are asked to wire funds onward to another person, for various reasons related to the above points, such as mystery shopping, payment of taxes or fees, or to pay "shipping" in an online auction/classifieds overpayment scam. The catch here is that due to various banking practices, it is possible for a check to appear to have "cleared" the bank anywhere from immediately to 10 days later, when in reality the bank is still investigating the check. The end result is that when the bank discovers that the check has no funds behind it, or is a fraudulent check, any funds from that check will be removed from the victim's bank account, leaving the victim responsible for any funds spent, including those sent by wire. This is true even if as a result, the victim's account must become overdrawn by hundreds of dollars.
To summarize, the key "red flags" for this scam are: 1) being sent a counterfeit check for any number of reasons, and 2) being asked to deposit this check and send a portion of the funds onward by wire transfer.

For more information on this and other similar scams, please visit www.bbb.org

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