Premier Service Inc. will never send anyone a check in the mail! The fraudsters that do this are NOT related to our company.
Please report ANY check you receive in the mail to the authorities!
For the last few years, a scam has occurred where victims will receive a large-sum cashier’s check in the mail.
The fraudster will then ask you to deposit the check to your bank account, and to wire the money to a specified address. You must then evaluate the service you received.
Your “reward” is that you get to keep the difference between the check amount (usually $4,700), and what you have to wire (usually $4,000).
Of course, after you do this, the check will bounce, and you will lose the money you wired. Sadly, there is usually no way to get back your money.
These fraudster use a phony name similar to our company. We are not related to “Premier Market Research Services”, or any other sounding name.
We are a reputable firm, in business for over 20 years, and are good standing members of the Retail Council of Canada and the Mystery Shopping Providers Association.
As soon as we became aware of this problem, we contacted the RCMP, as well as the local Montreal police department and have filed reports with various agencies.
To learn more about the Federal Trade Commission’s information on cashier’s check scams, please visit the websites listed below. If you think you’ve been targeted or a victim, please report it to these agencies:
· The National Consumers League (NCL):
Visit www.fakechecks.org to learn more, with many excellent resources.
· The Federal Trade Commission:
Visit www.ftc.gov or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
· The U.S. Postal Inspection Service:
Visit www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov or call your local post office.
· Your state or local consumer protection agencies:
Visit www.naag.org for a list of state Attorneys General.
Visit www.phonebusters.com, a joint initiative between the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police.
Premier Service Inc.
3901 Jean Talon West, Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec H3R 2G4