Mrs. Cranky just got hired for a job for which she never even applied.
She has been hired as a consultant in the “Mystery Shopper’s Program (No end-quote…hmmm) by BLUE BELT SERVICE SCOUTS EVALUATION INC.
She was hired from their affiliate, Consumer Survey Specialist, were (their spelling) Mrs. Cranky apparently indicated an interest.
I am just curious if this is a scam or not.
I have Googled the heck out of “Blue Belt Scouts Evaluation Inc.” and found nothing. Their address is just a P.O. Box address, Box 5509 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and yet the postage was from Canada. All the telephone numbers they give are toll- free, or from someplace in Canada.
Here is the deal:
They sent Mrs. C a check for $3000. Yippee!!
Mrs. C calls her account manager Daisy Joseph or Timothy Derry @1-819-576-2571 to have the check validated and receive further instructions.
The first assignment will be to test any Money Gram location to evaluate their competency and customer service. (ANY Money Gram location…REALLY? Wouldn’t they know that Money Gram is MoneyGram, not Money Gram?)
Mrs. C is to send $2400 to ANKIE PETERSON at their branch in STOCKHALM SWEDEN. (Gee, I don’t find a StockhAlm Sweden…they probably meant StockhOlm.)
Here is the good news. Mrs. Cranky gets to keep $400 as her salary for this job, after she fills out and returns an evaluation sheet.
For her second assignment, Mrs. Cranky is asked to spend the remaining $100 at “ONE of the retail stores listed: WAL-MART, COSTCO, BESTBUY, HOME DEPOT, Etc.” She is to then inform if the employees are helpful or not and she can keep her purchases as a bonus. I think Mrs. Cranky would probably carry out this assignment at “Etc.” but I’m not sure there is an “Etc.” store in our area.
I don’t know, I am just a little wary. Why would a company send $3000 to someone they don’t even know. Wouldn’t some people just take the money and run? I am a bit uncomfortable depositing a check from a company that I cannot find on the internet via Google and then sending $2400 to StockhAlm Sweden.
What could go wrong?
I don’t know.
It looks very official with lovely letterhead and all.I would like to thank PAULA KOLISTE (Director of Operations) as we can use the money. We will be following your instructions soon because…wait…what is this?