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If they sent you a cashier's check it is a SCAM< SCAM< SCAM

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
They are based in Malaysia. I did a couple shops for them early in November and got my PayPal from them late in December. I am not seeing anything in this country on their board right now though.
I can proof to you that they are scammers and not real. I do have the proof. They are in Florida, Texas and all over USA and it is a very big scam and money laundering scheme

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2022 08:36PM by victorogo.
Yes, their Cashier's Check bounced ( Sherry Smith, Annamarie Yvonne Wolfe, Angie Holbrook & Gary Brumfield a construction worker (aka Robert Matthew)). Cashier's Check Remitter is: Everett Rowlands ( Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
901 RTE 66
Moriarty, NM.87035
Amount:$2,660.00
Check Number:0532304051
Dated: December 22, 2021
Operator I D. u622762

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2022 12:30AM by victorogo.
@victorogo wrote:

I can proof to you that they are scammers and not real. I do have the proof. They are in Florida, Texas and all over USA and it is a very big scam and money laundering scheme
Victor: If you already had the answer, why ask the question? Also please provide your proof.
GBW is a legitimate MSC. It is also true that there are many fraud artists who pose as legislation MSCs.

There are also scam artists who claim to be the IRS. That doesn't mean the legitimate IRS does not exist.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2022 05:13AM by Rousseau.
Scams are real in this industry. GBW is real in this industry. It is extremely important for mystery shoppers to learn more about the scams and to distinguish between what is true and what is false. Would you please describe the proof that you have about the scam mentioned in your first post? Thank you.


@victorogo wrote:

Wrong, they are complete scam.

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@Shop-et-al wrote:

Scams are real in this industry. GBW is real in this industry. It is extremely important for mystery shoppers to learn more about the scams and to distinguish between what is true and what is false. Would you please describe the proof that you have about the scam mentioned in your first post? Thank you.


@victorogo wrote:

Wrong, they are complete scam.

He was given an opportunity to describe the issue two times and has refused each time just repeating his assertion without proof. I think if there is a way to flag a poster this is an appropriate way to deal with this.
It looks like Victor was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in the name of GBW, His reply did not show up in my feed until now nor did the now first post referring to a cashed check. Any request to cash a check and send part of the proceeds on is nearly always a fraud that will bounce back on the victim. Victor: I am sorry you were victimized by scammers but it is highly unlikely that GBW is the culprit.
What other proof do you need other than copy of the Wells Fargo Cashier's check that I have but can't even upload it here
Somebody scammed you by sending you a fake cashier's check. No one doubts you. This is a common scam, namely using the name of a legitimate MSC to scam people by sending out fake checks, or by asking people to buy gift cards and send them the numbers, or etc. The fact that you were scammed by people using the name of a legitimate MSC does not make the real MSC a scam. Many MSCs (including GBW) have warnings on their home pages about this and other types of scams. Dozens of legitimate MSCs have had their names used as parts of scams.

I am sorry that you are a victim of a scam. If you had come to this Forum before you cashed the check (that you later found out was a fake), we would have told you that you were being scammed and that the check would bounce.
@victorogo wrote:

What other proof do you need other than copy of the Wells Fargo Cashier's check that I have but can't even upload it here

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2022 07:13PM by myst4au.
Sorry you were scammed. As others have posted, the check was fake and was not issued by GBW. These scammers have the ability to create very realistic cashier's checks. No reputable company is going to send you a large cashier's check unsolicited. In general, MSC's do not pay in advance. There are a few exceptions, but these are for specific scenarios where a relationship already exists with the shopper.
I was contacted this morning, 01/10, by a poster with whom I have corresponded in both E-letters and the phone. During our chat, she mentioned I had been somewhat flippant in my reply to the OP. Below are my comments:

1-The first post in this thread did not appear until after I had responded. Had it been on the page from the beginning, my reply would have been different.
2-The OP, naturally being distraught, has refused to alter his/her position that the MSC is at fault. I have never applied to Gap Busters, so I am not a cheerleader, but what is right is right and libelous statements are wrong. Sufficient time has elapsed; the OP knows he/she is incorrect in stating the blame is with the MSC; where is the correction?
@shopperbob wrote:

I was contacted this morning, 01/10, by a poster with whom I have corresponded in both E-letters and the phone. During our chat, she mentioned I had been somewhat flippant in my reply to the OP. Below are my comments:

1-The first post in this thread did not appear until after I had responded. Had it been on the page from the beginning, my reply would have been different.
2-The OP, naturally being distraught, has refused to alter his/her position that the MSC is at fault. I have never applied to Gap Busters, so I am not a cheerleader, but what is right is right and libelous statements are wrong. Sufficient time has elapsed; the OP knows he/she is incorrect in stating the blame is with the MSC; where is the correction?
Bob: I had the same issue. The first post was the question about is GBW a scam. Wales comment was not then present. I replied. He replied that it was a total scam. I asked for proof and he reiterated his initial claim. It was not until much later the first question including the cashiers check and the follow up with the information about the cashiers check clarified what the issue was. I am not sure whether it is a problem with the website or the OP added the information at a later date.
A warning for any shoppers reading this thread. Some of our members have described above the situation with scammers in this industry so take heed. And in addition to the warnings about scams just looking at what the poster wrote below should be an additional clue this is a scam...Real mystery shop companies do not send cashiers checks in payment. They do not send money upfront. And they do not pay mystery shoppers thousands of dollars to do a job. Every once in a while a real mystery shop company may have a high paying job but if it does it goes to someone who has done many successful shops for the company. So be suspicious of any shop paying you upfront or paying a fee that is above the usual fee in single or low double digits or even offering you any job with a decent payout if you are a first time shopper. And always contact a new mystery shop company to you through their official website. You can find the list on this site below.
So to reiterate these are the signs of a scam in the quote from the OP below...Cashier Check, $2,660. And if it was sent prior to the shopper doing a job, another sign. In addition do not expect a job offer from a company you never signed up for and do not respond to random emails about mystery shops.

From the OP
Yes, their Cashier's Check bounced ( Sherry Smith, Annamarie Yvonne Wolfe, Angie Holbrook & Gary Brumfield a construction worker (aka Robert Matthew)). Cashier's Check Remitter is: Everett Rowlands ( Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
901 RTE 66
Moriarty, NM.87035
Amount:$2,660.00
Check Number:0532304051
Dated: December 22, 2021
Operator I D. u622762[/quote]
Sorry, you got scammed but in this industry, you learn better. Just like that prince in Nigeria email. You should no better by now.
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