Mystery Shopper

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Unresolved

Scam via Linkedin Maybe from Bob Young Bestmark Survey Shopper

  • by: Westy62
  • #51501
  • Oct 9, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Contacted via e-mail and phone text, says I signed up via Linkedin through Bestmark. Sent out secret shopper form instructions, with a Cashier's Check for $2,900 made out to me. Says to deposit money and go buy $2,500 in Amazon gift cards...keep $400 for myself, take pictures of cards, email [email protected] on any steps taken, bonus for completing in 24-48 hours...much info on net says check will not cash and if you buy all these cards you will be toast! I'm looking for a new job, so I have my contact info out to more than usual websites and contacts...depressing. Thanks, Wes
Also reported:
Bestmark Survey Shopper via Linkedin
Names reported:
Bob Young, Mark Jones, Cerissa C. Hinson
Phones reported:
762-233-6568
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Cashier's check scam

  • by: aikiart7
  • #51378
  • Oct 1, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received the cashier's check from Secret Surveyor, Ebay gift cards, cashier's check of 2,900.42. Blocked, the email contact. Have the check letter and envelope as evidence. Was always suspicious and after googling waited to the scam unfolded. They txt'd and even tried to call several times.
Names reported:
June Allison, Cerissa C. Hinson
Phones reported:
707-676-3667
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Now targeting CVS,Waldgreens, Target, K mart, Staples,Albertsons,Publix and Safeway

  • by: Showdoc
  • #51290
  • Sep 25, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was contacted by survey monkey regarding a mystery shopper. Have been sent a check allegedly from this Peyton Toland of 2413 manning Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 via USPS priority Mail.
The check alone is suspicious as it is from Family Trust FCU of Rock Hill SC and allegedly issued by Moneygram payment systems of Minneapolis MN. He check is for $1,950.00 of which $1,600.00 is to be used to make two purchases of eBay gift cards of $200.00 each at any two of the businesses in the title.
I am keeping the check .letter of instruction and envelope for use by FBI
Names reported:
Peyton Toland
Phones reported:
540-248-4653, 510-322-7635
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scam job offer

  • by: amycarle
  • #51252
  • Sep 22, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received letter of assignment and money order for $1000
I did not cash the check or attempt the assignment.
Names reported:
Ryan Romprey
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Walmart Secret Shopper Scam

  • by: Truthseeker
  • #50992
  • Sep 5, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got a check for $2430.00. They want me to cash at walmart. Keep $430 for self and 4x&400 gift cards.
Also reported:
Walmart Secret Shopper
Names reported:
Peyton Toland
Phones reported:
510-322-7635, 510-248-4653
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Secret Surveyor Evaluation Scam via LinkedIn.com

  • by: WaterGirlg8
  • #50991
  • Sep 5, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I have been actively looking for a job and use LinkedIn.com to stay in front of my customers with articles and such. A person by the profile name of John Nitz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-nitz-b6b4a010/ sent me an email via the Inbox for my account on LinkedIn. I responded and he sent me a linked: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9reHbiX90QeLSc0c3 to respond to. It asked for my name, address, phone, and email address. Once I reported the profile to LinkedIn.com, the entire conversation was deleted from my Inbox. I then unconnected from the profile(s) (John Nitz & Salvatore Macedonio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/salvatore-macedonio-89470116/ )

I decided I needed to seek another reporting tool for the public.

https://www.horizonsfcu.com/contact-us/ is the bank where the check was supposedly written from. I tried calling them but got put into an endless holding loop, even though I could hear someoone on the line each time they put me on hold. Oh well.
Names reported:
John Nitz, Salvatore Macedonio, Mark Carter
Web/emails reported:
www.emailmeform.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.