Connect Marketing Review

Received information about a research company offering secret shopper work opportunity via Linkedin contact. Contact person included website address to sign up to be considered for secredt shopper work. Was contacted a few days later by Connect market research company representative that informed me that the office had mailed me a check to be used for my assignment. Received company check that appeared to be in working order. Deposited check in savings account at Bank of America. I followed up with Connect Market research to let them know that I had received the check via a two day mail arrangement that Gabriel Jackson and Derrick Cantona of Camdemns MS had sent me. I received text messages that provided me with assignment instructions. The assignment involved using $1500.00 to apply for three Walmart gift cards. | After I signed up for the three walmart gift cards I was text messaged with instructions to provide the gift card numbers and pin numbers and to keep the remaining $350.13 as compensation for my assignment as compensation. After e-mailing the Connect market research company the gift card numbers including pin numbers for each of the three cards I did not hear further from them. A month passed after which I received an e-mail notice from Bank of America informing me that the amount of $1,850.13 had been returned to my personal savings account. The amount in my personal savings account was highlighted in read. I called bank of america to ask what this was about. I was told that the amount orginated from the check I had deposited in the account that was mailed to me in December 2016 that onnect market research had presented me with to work through the assignment. | The bank of america customer service representative explained to me that while the company whom the chek money was drawn from did have the amount in the check to draw from they did not authorize the check to me. Gabriel Jackson and Derrick Cantona in Camdemns Ms somehow acquired this company’s routing and commercial busines checking account number to send me a counterfit check that included an active company’s bank information. Having kept the senders priority mail details I provided the bank representative with Gabriel Jackson and Derrick Cantona’s mailing address in Camdemns, MS. After which I was told by the representative that I would be responsible to remove the insufficient funds account status. Being the victim of a fraud my reaction to this was why I be responsible for paying back the money being that Bank of America did not inform me of a problem with a check that belong to bank of America commercial account holder. | I wasked the business customer service representative to transfer me to a bank manager. After holding for a period of time I was told that I wld be called bank to my mobile telephone number. I did not receive a telephone call from anyone. After two weeks of not hearing from anyone I filed a Better Business Bureau complaint on the matter. Based on my experience I do not believe Bank of America gets involved with fraud disputes involving check writing since they did not ask or state they would notify law enforcement officials about this. I have since asked them to cancel my personal savings account and block to for deposits or withdrawls. They have stated that they can only cancel the account however not block it due to the negative balance on the account.


Name: Connect Marketing

Country: United States

State: Alabama

City: San Francisco

Address: One Market Street 36th Floor

Phone: (415) 222-9691


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