Pinnacle Financial Strategies
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Pinnacle Financial Strategies has recently been made aware that there are a number of individuals using a name similar to ours in the process of a scam involving "mystery shopping opportunities" that would require you to cash a check and complete a wire money transfer.
It is our understanding that these individuals are providing bad checks in the hopes that you will deposit them into your bank account and transfer a portion of the check amount back to them as part of a mystery shop. The check will not clear and if you've already transferred funds, you will be responsible for the amount of the bounced check.
Pinnacle Financial Strategies will never:
Require that you cash or deposit a check that we send you as part of a mystery shopping assignment.
Ask you to transfer funds to an account as part of a mystery shopping assignment.
Send you a letter via the mail telling you that you have been selected to participate in a paid consumer research program.
As a Pinnacle Financial Strategies shopper you will only be contacted regarding upcoming assignments by phone or by email from an employee using an @pinnstrat.com email address. Additionally, you will always be able to reach someone at our offices during regular business hours if you need to verify that an opportunity you may be unsure of, is legitimate.
We would also urge you to visit the Mystery Shopping Providers Association website for more information and helpful tips on becoming a shopper, reputable mystery shopping companies, as well as more information on current scams in our industry. You'll find the MSPA at www.mysteryshop.org.