Complaint / review text:
I signed up to become a secret shopper through the coupon lady website. A few days later I recieved an e-mail asking for my name and address and a few questions regarding my qualifications. Approximately a week later I received a check in the mail for $2500.00 from Check Mark Inc. With directions to e-mail [email protected] for further instructions before I cahed the check. I e-mailed him and was told my assignment would be to cash the check and choose two local Wetern Union locations to evaluate. I was given the names and adresses of two people to send the money to. I was to keep $200.00 for my fee and split up the remaining amount to send to the other members who would evaluate the other end of the process. I was weary so I looked up the company and all I could find was reveiws from people stating they sometimes were paid late or not at all. The reveiws were very old and I had already received my payment so I thought the company had just changed its' procedure. I deposited the check and waited a few days. I called the bank and asked if the check had cleared and was told the funds were available (which does not actually mean it had cleared as I have come to find out.) I went to the bank withdrew the funds and followed the directions including sending my detailed reports. The next morning I was called by my bank to be told the check bounced and I now owe them the 2300.00. I called my contact person and told him the check bounced he acted surprised and told me he would check on it and get back to me. Haven't heard back yet and the phone is going straight to voicemail. I was scammed and feel like a total idiot and don't know how I am going to get this fixed with the bank. If I had an extra $2300.00 I wouldn't be looking for ways to make money.