CONSUMER / SHOPPER WARNING!
11/20/2011 - Fraudulent Job Offers on Craig's List:
An individual or individuals posting opportunities on Craig's List and other
locations using email addresses from the domain "amusementadvantageinc.com"
offering jobs, and mystery shopping opportunities is committing fraud.
They are using many names including Paul Shane, Danielle Leon and many different
They will state that you will be shopping at
Wal-Mart and Western Union or other locations. They are trying to involve
individuals in cashing fake checks and then sending the money to them. We do
NOT use the domain amusementadvantageinc.com as we always use
amusementadvantage.com with no inc in the address. Please
consider any communication from these individuals as a scam or fraudulent
behavior. We never conduct any business or complete any shops that involve
cashing checks or money orders or other projects with funds in this manner.
We also do not conduct shops at Wal-Mart or other regular retail locations.
All our assignments are related to attractions or tourism in some manner. Please share any information regarding such scams with the Federal Trade
Commission and the Mystery Shopping Providers Association.
A company is posting messages on Craig's List using
firstname.lastname@example.org offering mystery shopping work involving check
cashing. These postings are fraudulent and not placed by Amusement
Advantage, Inc. We do not utilize any gmail or yahoo accounts for any
communication. All communication from Amusement Advantage would original
from our domain, amusementadvantage.com.
Amusement Advantage, Inc. NEVER conducts mystery shops involving check cashing,
money orders or money transfers. Amusement Advantage, Inc. also never asks shoppers to send us
money except in cases of reimbursement for tickets lost/used by shoppers on an
assignment in accordance with our Independent Contractor Agreement.
If someone posing as a
representative of Amusement Advantage, Inc. ever contacts you with a cashier's
check, email us before you try to cash the check, it is certainly
a scam! Please report any fraudulent activity to Google, Craig's List, the
Federal Trade Commission and our company immediately. For more information please click the link above to view an
article on the
Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA)
Fake Check Scams: Do Not be Fooled!
Beware of Ads/Letters Promising Quick Returns for Cashing