This Business Is Not BBB Accredited

PineCone Research Panel (Impostor)

PineCone Research Panel (Impostor)

PineCone Research Panel (Impostor)

Unknown
Cincinnati, OH 45202
BBB File Opened: 12/01/2010
Business Management
  • Mr. Eric Bold, Hiring Manager
Business Category
  • Secret Shopper
Additional Information
  • BBB warns consumers to be suspicious of anyone that asks you to cash a check and wire funds.  In these scenarios the check is likely counterfeit and will eventually bounce.  The consumer who cashes the check will be held responsible for any...

  • BBB warns consumers to be suspicious of anyone that asks you to cash a check and wire funds.  In these scenarios the check is likely counterfeit and will eventually bounce.  The consumer who cashes the check will be held responsible for any money lost in the transaction. 

    BBB is unable to determine the persons responsible for this scam.  The name, PineCone Research Panel, belongs to an actual company doing business in Cincinnati, OH.  However, PineCone Research Panel of Cincinnati, OH is not affiliated with the person perpetrating this scam. 

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Alert


BBB warns consumers to be suspicious of anyone that asks you to cash a check and wire funds.  In these scenarios the check is likely counterfeit and will eventually bounce.  The consumer who cashes the check will be held responsible for any money lost in the transaction. 

BBB is unable to determine the persons responsible for this scam.  The name, PineCone Research Panel, belongs to an actual company doing business in Cincinnati, OH.  However, Pin... Read More

Overview

This business, posing as PineCone Research Panel is fraudulently conducting a check cashing scam.  The phony business claims to pay $400 for each evaluation you carry out.  In reality, consumers are asked to cash a counterfeit check and wire the funds they receive for the check to unknown persons located out of the country.  

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PineCone Research Panel (Impostor)

THIS BUSINESS IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

PineCone Research Panel (Impostor)

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