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Apex Research Solutions Scam?

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Oct 4, 2012
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Toronto

Apex Research Solutions Scam?

I received this e-mail after I uploaded my resume on Indeed and got a job notification which I said yes to.
Is it too good to be true? I couldn't find the company on Google when I did a quick search.

"Thanks for your response. Apex Research Solutions guides industry leaders in solving their most complex issues in development, marketing and communications. Our single focus is delivering better business results for brands through custom solutions that optimize brand offerings, identify innovations, and create compelling propositions.

We are currently hiring reliable people to join our customer service evaluation team across Canada including Quebec (Part-time) with the responsibility of evaluating client companies in order to determine areas of improvement and for better decision-making by management. This is a great opportunity to earn extra income while improving customer service experience in your city of residence.

Primary Responsibilities:
Visiting our client establishments in order to evaluate the overall customer service experience and fill out a report sheet detailing the quality of your experience at the establishment.

Description:
Visiting different client establishments as assigned.
Sought after a particular service as instructed.
Fill out a report sheet detailing the quality of your experience at the branch.

Compensation:
You will be paid $350 per assignment. Each assignment takes less than 2 hours. Furthermore, the company will cover all expenses required to complete each assignment. No specific training is required, we give detailed instructions with each assignment that you must follow since task varies depending on the client firm. Our clients are majorly financial institutions.

For registration purpose, please complete the following (All fields are mandatory):

Full Name (As stated in your ID):
Address and Apt# if any:
City:
Province:
Postal Code:
Phone/Fax number:
Email:
Date of Birth:
Occupation:

Upon receipt of the requested information and your approval, your job as a Part-time Customer Service Evaluator will begin the week after at which time we will provide you with more information.

We await your email with the requested information to proceed.

Best Regards,

Zach Bolos
Director, Research Operations |Apex Research Solutions
1403 Rooney Street, South Dundas, ON K0E 1K0
Office: 1 613 702 7974 ext. 1 | Fax: 1 613 702 7975
zbolos@apexresearchs.com | www.apexresearchs.com
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Newbie
Aug 31, 2018
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Hi I got the same message yesterday. Nothing online about it. I feel like it’s a scam. Keep me posted on it please!
Deal Fanatic
Mar 10, 2005
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sounds like a scam to me
"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say"
Newbie
Oct 5, 2016
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Seems like a scam.

It you check street view in Google Maps, you'll see there is literally nothing on "Rooney Street" as of 5 years ago (the last time Google was there).
I might be passing through the area next week. If I remember I'll drop by that street and see what's there now.
moalsamman wrote:
Sep 1st, 2018 10:51 am

Compensation:
You will be paid $350 per assignment. Each assignment takes less than 2 hours. Furthermore, the company will cover all expenses required to complete each assignment. No specific training is required, we give detailed instructions with each assignment that you must follow since task varies depending on the client firm. Our clients are majorly financial institutions.
Around the corner from Rooney Street is the Iroquois Motel. The above sounds like they are describing the job of an escort worker. Face With Tears Of Joy
[OP]
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Oct 4, 2012
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Toronto
flavious99 wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2018 5:39 am


Around the corner from Rooney Street is the Iroquois Motel. The above sounds like they are describing the job of an escort worker. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Jul 28, 2008
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I've seen this scam before. They claim their clients are major financial institutions -- what they do is send you a fake cheque, get you to deposit it while "surveying" the service of the teller/customer service rep (like a secret shopper). They then ask you to send this money BACK to them, keeping $350 for yourself as "pay". A week later the cheque bounces and you're on the hook for the entire amount. Don't fall for this.
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Why don't report to Indeed and let them know. Job postings board should validate employer.
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Phokus wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 9:47 am
I've seen this scam before. They claim their clients are major financial institutions -- what they do is send you a fake cheque, get you to deposit it while "surveying" the service of the teller/customer service rep (like a secret shopper). They then ask you to send this money BACK to them, keeping $350 for yourself as "pay". A week later the cheque bounces and you're on the hook for the entire amount. Don't fall for this.
I don't quite understand. So the company will send you a 'cheque' for an amount over $350 for use of the services at the locations, and you are expected to send them back a cheque after minus $350 as your own pay? Would you not normally keep this cheque until it's not bounced back?
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kmarcie wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 12:14 pm
I don't quite understand. So the company will send you a 'cheque' for an amount over $350 for use of the services at the locations, and you are expected to send them back a cheque after minus $350 as your own pay? Would you not normally keep this cheque until it's not bounced back?
The trick is that it takes a while for the cheque to bounce back. There is a way for the routing number to work all the way up till the last route, and each route takes a while to go through their paperwork. Which means you might think the money is yours, but a month (or months) later the bank come back to you for it.

They might even have an insider at the last route to take their sweet time to bounce it back. Depends on the agreement between banks and institutions, they might have up to a month to process a cheque. This part is purely speculation but I won't be surprised if someone inside the institution is part of the scam.
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Sep 12, 2018
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I’m about to complete “my assignment” with Appex and not so happy about this guy called Rob Amhsa who has called me twice already to go at the bank to deposit the cheque in someone’s account. Gotta say, I felt for it, step by step, from resume application, exchange of emails, expectations about a serious and honest way to make a quick buck out of this, but it all fell under water... he wants the deposit rushed. I’m going to google map his address in Thunder Bay. And release their info to the public.
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Can I inquire about the assignment? What are you researching exactly?
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kmarcie wrote:
Sep 13th, 2018 3:26 pm
Can I inquire about the assignment? What are you researching exactly?
:facepalm: :facepalm:

Google the address, if it isn't immediately obvious something is very off then I don't know what to tell you.
Member
Feb 13, 2017
237 posts
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toronto, ontario
100% fraudulent.

Actually a common fake cheque/funds scam.

Any funds you "receive" will from stolen credit card, hacked Paypal account, counterfeit money order or certified cheque.

Any funds you "send" will be from your own bank account.

Please note the perpetrators are usually overseas and not even in this country.
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Aug 16, 2017
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dont fall for this, happened to my friend and got scammed. These people are targeting people desperate for a job and will lower their guard.

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