Bestmark EBay Gift Card Scam

So recently got email from a scheduler named Jessica McKeenzie stating she was from a Bestmark. Numerous locations were listed. Job included purchasing $200.00 EBay Gift Card. Job was well presented with the typical observations etc. the shop assignment report would be sweet and short and very tempting. So you do the shop and do the report. Part of report is picture of receipt, picture of card as well as additional simple pics. Payment was $30.00 for shop and reimbursement for card purchase. Hmmm sounds good, right...and to top it off you still get to use card. Wow what a score.
So your told not to use the card till client approves your report. Can you guess why?
The last picture required is the back of the card where they required that you scratch open the pin. So here you think you just made a great score. Your waiting to get report approval and payment. Well the wait is over before you know it. While you patiently waited they used that pin that you so innocently sent them and emptied that card that you bought.

Correct emails come from Bestmark.com not Bestmark.inc.
Assignments should show on your account once assigned

So hopefully nobody got lured in. I never made the purchase but did play the game just to see how far it went. I saw all the signs. Once I confronted this woman with questions she disappeared because she knew I caught her.

So again...beware of. “jessica.mckenzie@bestmarkinc.awsapps.com”

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2020 11:26AM by Ltchatty.

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Hi chatty. I am glad you saw the signs and strung them along for a bit.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
This is an address by Amazon:
“jessica.mckenzie@bestmarkinc.awsapps.com”

Anything with awsapps is Amazon. Scammy
That is probably the most obvious red flag.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
These people...ugh...they sadly do this very often. I've seen some using actual company names and addresses for checks (you know, cash it, keep $X and send them the rest). Other tell tale signs, incorrect @ email addresses, reply by text, and unsolicited work/assignments period! As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true...
Hi Sandra. Welcome to the forum! I am sorry this happened to you. How did you miss all of the red flags?

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Hello. I’m new to the group. Guess how I found this forum? Needless to say I have 2 gift cards totaling $400 for EBay. Who even shops on Ebay anymore...I guess I will be now. But the best part of this all is Jessica didn’t get me after all...close call. I really wish she could be reported. Funny thing is per BeenVerified the telephone number that she initially contacted me from is possibly registered to a Cody.

I am so annoyed right now.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2020 02:50AM by PIPearl.
@PIPearl wrote:

Hello. I’m new to the group. Guess how I found this forum? Needless to say I have 2 gift cards totaling $400 for EBay. Who even shops on Ebay anymore...I guess I will be now. But the best part of this all is Jessica didn’t get me after all...close call. I really wish she could be reported. Funny thing is per BeenVerified the telephone number that she initially contacted me from is possibly registered to a Cody.

I am so annoyed right now.

So, you bought the gift cards for the shop but you did not do the report and send photos of the gift cards to the scammer?
@PIPearl wrote:

Hello. I’m new to the group. Guess how I found this forum? Needless to say I have 2 gift cards totaling $400 for EBay. Who even shops on Ebay anymore...I guess I will be now. But the best part of this all is Jessica didn’t get me after all...close call. I really wish she could be reported. Funny thing is per BeenVerified the telephone number that she initially contacted me from is possibly registered to a Cody.

I am so annoyed right now.

I bought my Dyson Vacuum on eBay. You'll find something. (bought it directly from Dyson). You can get pretty much anything on eBay that you can get on Amazon, usually from the company direcctly.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2021 08:31PM by SoCalMama.
SoCal, I am looking for after Christmas gift with purchase sets. You just reminded me about eBay.

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