AlertPay, Inc. Informative - Be Very Aware Of This
Crystal got an email offer of part-time work from a company called AlertPay, Inc, with an Albany, NY address. She showed it to me, and we both had a good laugh. Do these people think we live under a rock, and haven't heard about this scam?
The 'part-time work' consists of receiving checks in the mail, going to a check cashing service and cashing it. You deduct 10% of the amount of the check, and send the rest to AlertPay's client (nudge nudge wink wink) by way of Western Union. This scam has been in the news and has even made it onto Judge Judy's show. I went to the BBB website and there was no AlertPay listed in New York, but there was one in Kentucky. The BBB rated the company 'F' due to several factors. According to the BBB, the victim is sent a check for $1,920. They cash it at a check cashing place, and deposit their $192 in the bank. They then send the so-called client a Money Transfer through Western Union. Trouble is, the check cashing place finds out later the check is no good, so they come after the person who cashed it, demanding the original $1,920, plus fees and such.
If you receive an email from AlertPay, Inc. either file it in the circular file, or send it to your state's Attorney General.