Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

Text and E-mail Mystery Shop Scammer

  • by: sliston
  • #139
  • Jan 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Today I had received a text message from this scammer. He had apparently found my information through a mystery shopper search. I decided to check to see if it was legit. I had him message me back so that I would have the full name and to see what all of it was about. He sent me a text message about a supposed mystery shop which would involve him sending me $2450 telling me that I was to send $ 1750 to a yet to be disclosed receiver. The second task was that I was to buy $100 of any items of my choosing. Then I was to send an observation of the workers. This really sent up red flags. I check out the mystery shop companies I work for and I definitely did some checking up on this one because I found it fishy that he was sending a $2450 check. I began and online search seeing that this guy has scammed other people. It was under a different name, but it was similar to what has happened to other people.

http://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T048-C011-S001-don-t-fall-for-this-walmart-mystery-shopper-scam.html

I am even sending a couple print screen images of the e-mail. I made it seem like I was interested, but for him to give me details in order to look up whether or not this was a scam.

I just put a dollar on it so that I can post this, but did not lose any money. I just want people aware.
Names reported:
James Fidon
Phones reported:
605-496-7758
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Try to make my fiance cash a check

  • by: Izzy0114
  • #175
  • Jan 8, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
They send him a paper and check for 1997.20. And tell him that he need to send the number to money transfer.
Names reported:
Mark Antonio, Wayne Humphrey, Rafael Martinez
Phones reported:
480-526-7525
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

I have been scamed by Josh Steven

  • by: scam10000
  • #278
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2700
I sign up to be a mystery shopper online and got scam. I was send money orders to deposit in my account and evaluate my bank, western union, money gram. do a survey after sending the money to josh steven and reporting to mystery shopper.
Names reported:
Josh Steven
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Fraud

  • by: jacobsmelanie74
  • #280
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3080.00
I took on a job as a secret shopper. The company sent me a check for 3000.00 to purchase goods and give a report of how the transaction went including displays. I purchased 2 gift cards 500.00 and the check came back in sufficient and they stole the money from the cards.
Also reported:
PR Research Co
Names reported:
Paul E. Landrum
Web/emails reported:
No
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery Shopper

  • by: navy
  • #325
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Email invites you to participate which you reply to participate. In less than 2 weeks you receive a FedEx letter with instructions and a check for a large amount of money. Directions were to "shop" on a bank, deposit money, and wire transfer to Poland (after 24 hours).
Names reported:
Todd Hampton, Alexadra Beglo
Phones reported:
347-695-0827
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Job Scam

  • by: ajstexas
  • #341
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2875.00
I filled out an application for a retail secret shopper position which seems legit I had someone email me saying that I was hired and they would send me a check in the mail I received the $2,875 check from Fulton bank in my name which was signed off by Kimberly Schaefer remember was Jenny Hargrave and the letter states welcome estimated secret shopper we're happy to inform you that your first secret survey assignment included with this letter is this funding for the assignment and survey read the instructions carefully have fun make money and help us improve customer service on a global level and then it says my first assignment was to cash at your bank or deposit the check in your bank account and wait for it to clear it should clear within 24 hours after you have deposited and it stated that my budget was $2,875 check to see if my salary was $250 Western Union charges 125 amount to be sent to Turkey $2,500amount to be sent to Turkey under (Gerrick ROGELIO) CITY OF ISTANBUL , TURKEY.so basically they wanted me to send this money to a Western Union after it cleared in my bank account postcode 34000 but I found it suspicious to have just a minimal amount of information like no phone number no clear title no thanks to contact so I proceeded to look on the internet and look up scams under retail secret shopper lo and behold they came up with an email Jonathan Daniel s at secret [email protected] like the scam had said they will let these fake checks clear because by law they have to have to have 24 hours to clear but me being me I didn't go through with it I contact the local authorities and reported them because all they ask me what to do this and tell me to email them back with the western union MTCN number and i would be done and id make 250.00 off doing just that. which I found to be very odd no one gives money away these days I wanted to warn others about this scam thats going on and below you will see the letter and the check looks legit its not what will happen you will cash the check it will go through it's already through in your bank so when they found that its fraud you will be the victim and you will owe the bank the money because the check will bounce and you will get stuck paying them back so please be aware of this game.

Added by ajstexas on Jan 14, 2016 16:37 EST

The address the package came from..... Name Tina Silvestre
ADDRESS KIRKS AUTO
3811 HORIZON HILL DRIVE
LAKELAND FL 33813

Also reported:
Retail Secret Shoppers
Names reported:
Herrick Rogelio
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.