Best Mark F. Converters Mystery Shopping Company LTD.
Complaint 157042 Details

  • Date Occurred: 09/13/2012
  • Reported Damages: $0.00
  • Location: PO Box 130, Constantine, MI 49042

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

My daughter that is 19 received a letter in the mail congratulating her that she had been hired by this company to participate in their "Mystery Shopper" program. Enclosed in the letter was a check for $2982.00. The letter instructed her to call Angela Lewis or Timothy Jackson, her account managers to activate her check and receive further instructions. I pretended to be my daughter and called the company the 1st number did not work and the 2nd number was disconnected and the 3rd number went through. Someone answered the phone claiming to be Timothy Jackson with a Nigerian accent. He then asked me for my Job Id that was on the letter I gave it to him. He asked if I accepted the Job of being a "Mystery Shopper" and I said yes. He then instructed me to deposit the check and wait 12-24 hours for the check to clear, then follow the letter exactly. The letter said "1st assignment You will be evaluating a western union location in your area as a way of rating their competency and good customer service by doing a money transfer to the Agent assigned to you. Please follow these steps: 1. At the western Union fill up the Green Color Money Transfer Form. for $2325.00cents plus $160 send fees for Money in Minutes option. 2. Receiver's names: ERIC JOHNSON at our branch in the city of New York, and State is New York. 3. Upon completion of this transaction, call your account manager immediately with your receipt to confirm the transaction. 4. Complete the evaluation form at home with your honest opinion and fax it to Fax: 1-866-912-2443. 2nd assignment, you will take out the sum of $100.00 for shopping at one of the retail stores list; WAL-MART, COSTCO, BEST BUY, HOME DEPOT. Etc Items you buy are yours to keep as a bonus. Please inform us if employees are helpful to customers." Then they broke down the check as follows $400.00 your salary, Survey funds to be transferred $2322.00 +$160.00 send fees $2482.00, funds needed for shopping $100.00, total 2982.00. Sincerely Bradley Flippo (Director of Operations) Needless to say I did not believe this letter so I decided to search the Internet for the name of the company Mr. Jackson said the company name was BestMark.com however that was not the complete name on the letter. Turns out there is a company name BestMark.com that do Mystery
shopping, but it is not the same company in this letter. So when I went on the internet I pulled up Scams.com and I saw the complain from a gentleman who had just received the same letter and followed it and was out $2900.00 so I decided to write this letter to warn others before more people fell for this scam

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  • Jesse
  • Jesse SBID #a5848bcf8d
  • Posted 10/24/2012
  • You have to apply directly on BestMark's website, http://www.bestmark.com, for them to contact you. BestMark will tell you that and also they will never send anything by mail or ask that you wire money. This is a scam for sure but don't blame BestMark. Someone is using their name wrongfully and one should do their homework when sent free money. Don't you think???
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  • Complaints Filed: 29
  • Reported Damages: $632,744.00
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