The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of a scam “mystery shopper” scheme that uses a faked Kansas return address. Consumers throughout the U.S. are receiving letters in the mail from P. Less Sinclair Corporation, which claims to be located at 2403 S. Main, Fort Scott Kansas. That address in Fort Scott is actually Peerless Corporation, located there since 1952. Peerless manufactures doors and windows. They have NO association with P. Less Sinclair Corporation.
Consumers are receiving a sizeable check, usually between $1300.00 and $1400.00, along with a letter instructing them to deposit the check and go to a website. At the website they are supposed to enter the supplied ID and Password to get their first shopping assignment. As usual consumers are to wire money from Western Union to Spain, then scan the receipt and upload it to the website to complete the assignment.
Consumers should know that this is not a valid work at home opportunity. Eventually the check from “P. Less Sinclair Corporation” will bounce and the consumer is left with the responsibility for paying back the bank. Contact the BBB at 1-800-218-1001 or www.snake-river.bbb.org
if this scammer contacts you.
The Better Business Bureau has years of experience with victims of such scams. There are several signs that have been identified as indicators of a work-at-home scam.