Is Whiteclay Assignment legit?

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Is Whiteclay Assignment a legit company for mystery shoppers?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2018 03:45PM by Lllndmnr01.

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Maybe?
I think we need more details.

White Clay is a legitimate MSC. Scammers usually use the name of a legitimate MSC in order to sound a bit more legitimate. So yeah. We need more details.

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@MFJohnston wrote:

Please share more details....

Great minds and all that.

Although if great minds think alike then doesn't that mean poor minds think alike too?

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At the moment only demons come to mind
I received a task for walmart to shop with instructions. Im doing research on this company but not seeing much of anything
White Clay is a legitimate mystery shopping company located in Louisville, Kentucky, and they are one of my favorites. They do NOT solicit people randomly through the internet and I have not seen any shops with them for WalMart. They also do not pay in advance, so if you received a check, you are being scammed. If you did not sign up in advance on the White Clay website, [www.wcshoppers.com], then you are dealing with an imposter. You provided very little information, so it's hard to give you any kind of answer, but this sounds like you have been randomly contacted and you received a check or money order to spend at WalMart. If so, that's a definite SCAM.
White Clay is a real company. A quick search on Google with give you information about it. It has been highlighted in the Mystery Shopper Magazine and discussed on this forum. However, it is common for scammers to use real company names as a way to make their scams seem legitimate.

If you were assigned a task without applying for one, this is a red flag. If you are asked to send money or gift cards anywhere, this is another red flag. If the grammar in the assignment was poor - red flag. If you have received an assignment from an company with which you have never signed up - red flag.

What are the details of how you got the offer and what you have to do?

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@Lllndmnr01 wrote:

I received a task for walmart to shop with instructions. Im doing research on this company but not seeing much of anything

We still need more information.
Have they sent you a large amount of money and want you to do something with it?
If that is the case it is not legitimate.

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I will let the very learned forum members fill you in further...But, DO NOT DEPOSIT THAT CHECK.
Yup, that was a scam. No legitimate mystery shopping company will send you a large payment for work not yet performed.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
It always amazes me when new shoppers or those who don’t even shop think a company they may have never even signed up for is going to pay them 2000 for a shop. I know a very smart girl who fortunately asked me about it as she knew I did shop and I said to her you need to ask yourself if any legit business would choose someone out of the blue to do a 2000 shop rather than go with someone like me who has worked in the business 20 years.

And no offense to the OP as she could tell something wasn’t right.
Actuall the scammer does not offer to pay you $2,000. They want you to deposit the bogus check for that amount then do a shop for about $200 and return the balance to them via money order, ITunes cards etc. Still too good to be true but for someone not familiar with mystery shopping or these forums it is enough of a lure to fool many. The scammers are sophisticated and the cashiers check looks real. That with them using the name of a legitimate company it’s a real threat to this industry.

Congrats to the OP for not falling for it. It’s nice to read that instead of the alternative that we see too often.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2018 09:38PM by kenasch.
Hey, this is Ziggy from White Clay.

This Walmart thing is a TOTAL SCAM. Some criminals are using our name to make themselves look legitimate. This scam has been going on for years; this journalist was writing about it 2 years ago:
[www.csoonline.com]

Also, I'm trying to stop these criminals by reporting their LinkedIn accounts and other contact information to the host sites. So if anyone has screen captures of their overtures, I'd love to have them.

Thanks, everyone!
-Z
YAY!!!!

@Lllndmnr01 wrote:

Thank you.. ive already ripped it up. Nothing sounds right to me at all.

Thanks much!!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
They sent me a check also for $2,180.00 to deposit in my bank account & allow 24 hours to pass then check to see if the money is in there. Then I'm suppose to spend $1,980.00 at Wal-Mart & keep the other $200 for myself for doing the shopping..but they are communicating with me Via Text Messaging by sending "task received" then after deposit "check lodged" then after that I'm suppose to send two more, I don't remember saying what..I even texted them asking if I could use my Husband's bank account because I don't have one and they sent back "yes you can"..I just find this very, very odd..especially communicating via text message & no other way available if you have any questions / concerns..its like they don't want to talk to you over the phone..

The number they gave me to text them is: (707)709-6900
Did you read the other posts? It's a SCAM. The check is fake. If you deposit it you'll be in trouble, both legally and financially. Turn it over to you post master (it's mail fraud) it the FTC.
@JayJay_2424 wrote:

.I even texted them asking if I could use my Husband's bank account because I don't have one and they sent back "yes you can"..I just find this very, very odd..especially communicating via text message & no other way available if you have any questions / concerns..its like they don't want to talk to you over the phone..

Of COURSE you can use your husband's account. They are out to SCAM you.....and they don't care whether they get the money from your account for your husband's. I bet you could even draw your mother or your cousins in to the scam. These are equal opportunity scammers. They'll take money from anyone dumb enough to send it to them.
@MFJohnston wrote:

Yup, that was a scam. No legitimate mystery shopping company will send you a large payment for work not yet performed.

And it is very rare for even a legitimate company to send someone a large payment like that for work you DID perform. Most mystery shop pay is under $50. And I would say a very large percentage of shops are under $15. Yes there are occasional shops seasoned shoppers might get with much more pay but they are few and far between.
[www.chicagotribune.com]

The above is a link to a story that was in the Chicago Tribune last week...This is not a mystery shop scam but it is an interesting read to see just how far the scammers will go and to the detail and time they will spend to see their scam, whatever it is, through to the end.
Thank you for the information. Is there something I can provide to help you with shutting these people down? I have the check, letter and phone number
@JayJay_2424 wrote:

They sent me a check also for $2,180.00 to deposit in my bank account & allow 24 hours to pass then check to see if the money is in there. Then I'm suppose to spend $1,980.00 at Wal-Mart & keep the other $200 for myself for doing the shopping..but they are communicating with me Via Text Messaging by sending "task received" then after deposit "check lodged" then after that I'm suppose to send two more, I don't remember saying what..I even texted them asking if I could use my Husband's bank account because I don't have one and they sent back "yes you can"..I just find this very, very odd..especially communicating via text message & no other way available if you have any questions / concerns..its like they don't want to talk to you over the phone..

The number they gave me to text them is: (707)709-6900
Banking regulations require the money be available to you within 24-48 hours but that does not mean the check is viable! It just means the bank is required to release the funds and the scammers bank on this that folks do NOT know that it takes up to 2 weeks to detect a fraudulent check. This is why the rush, rush to get you to cash it and tell them the money is in there. They know at that point you are a "great mark" meaning you believe them and pretty soon they are going to have a LOT of money. YOUR money. Because the bank is going to pull that bad check amount right back out of your account!

They are communicating with you via text because they are likely foreigners who live in another country and don't want you to detect their strong accent. The last two messages you would send would be that you arrived at the Western Union or Walmart and you have sent off the money they have asked for. From there, you are sunk! Unless you wised up and STOPPED the transaction, which if done early enough, can reverse and you are not at a financial loss. The whole thing is a SCAM!

PS: The REAL Whiteclay is amazing and they pay about $25-30 for the furniture shops and give great feedback! You are NOT dealing with Whiteclay in this case,

You are dealing with SCAMMERS!
This is not a legit thing. I've been getting the same Flat rate envelope with the same letter and info in the letter each time along with a "check" for $2180.10... I've gotten about 20-30 of them in the last 4 months. I do the same thing with each and every one that comes to my house... I set it on fire. That's the best way to make sure that nobody else can get a hold of it or put it back togethet to try something sketchy with it.
You could always turn it over to the Federal Trade Commission. They are extremely interested in this kind of fraud and how it's being perpetrated.
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