Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

Sketchy Check

  • by: Arby1987
  • #56282
  • Mar 13, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was sent a cashier's check for $1,994.90 from a company called Consumer Insights saying something about a Mystery shopper position. I never signed on to this. The legitimate Consumer Insights website warned that it was a scam when I searched it. The actual Consumer Insights company told me that they don't do mystery shopper positions, and told me to contact the FTC right away.
Also reported:
Consumer Insights Actionable Intelligence Delivery
Names reported:
David Noble
Phones reported:
646-598-2316
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Survey scam

  • by: johnnyD
  • #56247
  • Mar 12, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received an unsolicited check for $2,950, made out to me, written on SunTrust Bank. The check was sent priority mail from an address in Missouri. The check was written from a fake account (I called the SunTrust fraud department to make sure). Instructions were sent to my email. I've included the copy of them below

Attention,

The check of $2,950 you received via the postal service is for your first retail survey assignment. Kindly deposit the check and wait for it to clear (IT WILL CLEAR WITHIN 24HOURS OF DEPOSIT). Below are instructions for your first retail survey task.

SHOPPING ASSIGNMENT: You will be Evaluating any "WALMART STORE" OR WALGREEN'S, TARGET, KMART, KROGER, BEST BUY, CVS PHARMACY, ALBERSTONS and any other stores in your city. The payment you received covers all expenditures including shopping and your compensation of ($450).

You are to purchase a combination of "GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARDS" and "STEAM GIFT CARDS" worth of $2500 with CASH, CREDIT CARD or your DEBIT CARD, $100 denomination each. Please take note that you are only allowed to buy $100 denominations ($50 denominations is also accepted but $100 denominations is highly preferable). You MUST also purchase only FIVE($500) of each cards per store... You can purchase $1500 worth of GOOGLE PLAY and $1000 worth of STEAM or the other way around, It does not really matter which gift card is more. Just make sure you do not purchase over $500 worth of each cards per store and only 100 and 50 denominations (100 DENOMINATIONS preferable)... BELOW ARE THE GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW WHILE PURCHASING THE GIFT CARDS;

{1} How long it took you to get services.
{2} Name and Smartness of the staff that attended to you.
{3} Customer service professionalism.
{4} Your comments and impressions.
{5} Your personal opinion.

NOTE that you might not be able to purchase all cards from one store, so you can use 2 to 4 stores or more. Use any of the stores mentioned above. Then you are to send the above and below details as soon as soon as you have completed the ASSIGNMENT.

AFTER PURCHASE OF CARDS
- Make sure the cards are "ACTIVATED "before you step out the STORES
- Open the packs and peel the silver scratch-off area gently.
- After peeling the silver scratch on the card neatly, you are to take a clear picture of each cards showing the PINS CODES and ensure that the face value of the card is visible alongside.
- Take a picture of the Gift Cards one after another and pictures of the receipts of all the cards.
- (Phone camera accepted)
- Please do not discard the cards as they will be used for your subsequent assignments and make sure you get receipts for all the cards.

At any store chosen should you under no circumstances acknowledge that you are evaluating their services as that will deter the purpose of the whole program, so if asked if you are a mystery shopper please answer NO. As soon as the evaluations are completed, kindly have all the details above emailed to me and text or email me the screenshots of all the cards and receipts given to you. (TEXT WILL BE EASIER). PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO BUY CARDS ABOVE $100 DENOMINATIONS... THEY ALL MUST BE $100 DENOMINATIONS. My number to text is (864-485-5940).

Thank you
Ronald Harley
864-485-5940
A-Closer-Look
Names reported:
Ronald
Phones reported:
864-485-5940
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery shopperreceived check in maill

  • by: Chickiebaby
  • #54141
  • Feb 1, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received cashiers check for $2,875.00 purchaser was regina Robinson sent by Forrest Patchin of 1500 Kenneth dr marrero la. Check drawn on 1st national bank Texas first convenience bank district is in of first national bank.
Names reported:
Forrest Patchin
Phones reported:
972-499-5807
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Mystery Shopper Scam-ALERT

  • by: arcticminer
  • #54074
  • Jan 30, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Collins Hickman did try to scam me! See the PDF attached.

A little research on google, and all the scam reports did save me from the scam. Thank you for reporting the scams. Although I did not loose any money, I want to report it so that others can be beware and alerted.
Phones reported:
323-374-3527, 260-786-5651, 859-363-6237
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Been scammed by above mentioned

  • by: SharonLimpus
  • #54005
  • Jan 28, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $2420.00
I had applied on the website for a mystery shopper. After about 2 weeks I received a priority mail envelope. The return address came from Marley Watson at 3035 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133. There was the instructions and a cashier's check for $2420.00. I did deposit the check but have not used any of it.My mistake was not doing enough research before hand.
Names reported:
Anderson Hunt
Phones reported:
830-282-6344, 512-515-1711
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

I recieved a false check of money order and want to report

  • by: Pau19
  • #53974
  • Jan 27, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I apply for a job online (mystery shopper) and they send a money order check for $1000, with a letter shopping instructions guideline and assignment for buy $800 in gif card in different store for evaluating the costumer service and asking to send the gift card codes after buy it, scratching the codes and taking pictures and sending it to this email. [email protected] or [email protected]
They say I will keep $200 comisión. I was looking about it in google and is a fraud, the check is false and they stole money from people. I still have the check, i did not deposit in my checking am count how they ask, the check for $1000 is blank and they say I should put my name and fill in with name: Haven Monica ER and address 1534 Edris Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035 I just would like to provide this information In case can be investigate and found this people because there are many adviser for work as mystery shopper online and they have robbed many people.
Names reported:
Haven, Monica
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.