Pinecone Research Inc
Complaint 246010 Details

  • Date Occurred: 05/29/2013
  • Reported Damages: $1,950.00
  • Location: Unknown
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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

The details of the scam is below, I'm out $1950 and feeling really abd about falling for this scam.

Contact Person:Steve Thomas
Email:stevethomasgroups@gmail.com
Phone number:(769) 926-0581

Attn: Prospective Shopper,
The company has issued out a payment to you for your first assignment which means your Bi-weekly payment of $250.00 has been issued to you with some funds which you will use in executing this Assignment.Read and make sure you understand all that is stated below to avoid any mistakes.Payment was issued to cover the assignment bills and also your weekly wages and assignment.Once you receive the payment,You are to deposit the Check at your Bank for clearance which clears within 24/48 hours after you have it deposited in your account and the funds would be available for you to pick up,and proceed with your task.Deduct $250.00 as your Bi-Weekly wage the remaining balance should be used for the below assignment.Follow these instructions below.
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1ST ASSIGNMENT:
ASSIGNMENT (A) WAL-MART EVALUATION:-
ASSIGNMENT (B) MONEY GRAM EVALUATION:
You will be evaluating a Wal-mart store and one(1) MONEY GRAM outlet in your city. Deposit the payment at your Bank and then go ahead with the Evaluations.The payment you received covers all expenditures including evaluation, shopping , transport and your compensation (Bi-Weekly salary=$250.00 ) for these surveys.You are to purchase goods of your choice for your own use not more than $50.00 at any Wal-mart store close to you and also you will be using MONEY GRAM services to send the balance to another Mystery shopper to carry out his or her own assignment.As a secret shopper,you should go there and study how to send money and memorize all you see at the outlet,we want to compare between local transfers and international bound transfers.We want you to report back to us with the following information:
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GUIDELINES
1-How long it took you to get services
2-Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3-Smartness of the attendant
4-Customer service professionalism
5-Reaction of personnel under pressure
6-Information that you think would be helpful
7-Your comments and impressions
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BELOW IS THE EXPENDITURES BREAKDOWN:
Money Received.....$1950
Bi-Weekly Salary...$250.00
Wal-mart....$50.00
MONEY GRAM.....$1650.00
Money Gram Fees....???
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As a secret shopper your job is to observe any thing useful going on in the outlet. Make sure you observe everything you see in there because you would be asked some other questions when you return. So then you would go ahead and make a MONEY GRAM money transfer to another mystery shopper for another assignment. We want you to deduct your Bi-weekly payment of $250.00 and have the remaining funds sent to the information below for proper preparation of our next Mystery Shopper. (Minus the MONEY GRAM fee and also the $50.00 for whatever you will be buying at Wal-Mart)
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TRANSFER THE REST OF THE FUNDS ($1650.00) THROUGH MONEY GRAM

RECEIVER'S NAME: KENNETH RUHL
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ADDRESS: 11 CASPER LANE
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CITY : ST ROBERT
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STATE: MISSOURI
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ZIP CODE: 65584
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AMOUNT: $1650.00
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PS.Remember you are to deduct the MONEY GRAM charges fee from the rest of the funds after you must have deducted your wages.And make sure you use MONEY IN A MINUTE when sending the funds
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REQUESTED INFO AFTER TRANSFER HAS BEEN COMPLETED VIA MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER
1.Senders Name and Address
2.8 Digits Reference Control Number
3.The amount transferred
4.Transfer fees
5.Receiver Name
6.Amount Left Over After All Expenses
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We look forward having a long term business relationship with you,Do have a splendid day ahead.

Thank You,
Warmest Regards,
Steve Thomas
PAYMENT OFFICER.
PINECONE RESEARCH,INC.

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  • Detective
  • Detective SBID #2fa3ab4106
  • Posted 06/18/2013
  • Kelly,

    Please call me at (863) 421-3636 Ext. 238.

    I am a Detective with the Haines City Police Department in Florida. I am currently investigating this company for fraudulent practices.

    If there is anyone else reading this and has a complaint with this company, please call me as well.

    Detective Donovan
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