ok i will just get this out of the way so no one thinks that i have no idea of what i am talking about, my fiancee' is now in prison for forgery for making fake payroll, personal, and cashiers checks, that i watched him make. so i know a fake when i see one. i just received a cashiers check for $4,880.00 and they want me to do secret shopping,
Western union: 2,700.00
western union fee:140.00
Money gram: 1,400.00
money gram fee: 50.00
evaluation and training pay: 500.00
does this sound familiar to any one?
and in my opinion this check is a fake and a bad fake at that. not to mention i found it odd that they conveniently located the bank phone number one the check. the bank it was wrote off of was Bank of Cattaraugus which is located in NY but the address on the check is TX, not to mention that the automated service for the bank was also a poorly done job. and the phone # for the company is a private #. how many companies do you know of that have private numbers? i am writing this so if anyone else gets a check like this then they can be pro active about it. here are a few helpful tips.
first: if it comes in an envelope with no return address, or an address that can not be tracked to the appropriate company, i would be extremely cautious
second: if the check has a phone number on it, do not call the number on the check, look up the banks number your self and call them.
third: if you did not sign up for this company and they are soliciting you then i would not cash it.
this is all the advice i can give as i cant personally look at the checks but i know mine is a fake i hope this help out. i would hate to see someone get there hard earned money stolen.