Mystery Shopper

357 reports / 5 comments
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Unresolved

Sent $2,450.00 check to buy Itune cards

  • by: cot10tail
  • #40567
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a priority mail package this morning containing a check for $2,450 and advised that I was selected to be a secret shopper, that I was to deposit the check immediately and on same day purchase $2,000 worth of Itune cards from 2 different Walmart locations, then report back to the email with my observations of the sales clerks. I searched the internet and this appears to be a scam.
Names reported:
Julius Watson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
786-749-8451, 443-339-4684
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Scam

  • by: Dalejr
  • #40527
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
They said they were Kroger and would pay for being a secret shopper they sent emails and text and now sent me a 2439.18 check and want me to deposit it in my bank
Phones reported:
847-834-9206
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

$1995. Check

  • by: Cathouse12345
  • #40433
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was sent a check for $1,995, to keep $250. Buy items for a charity which I would have to donate myself $50. And then for myself $50. Next two money orders, 1 for $741. & another for $800. The remaining $100 for overnight shipping to the next secret shopper.
Names reported:
Raymond Goldman, Robert Jackson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
424-317-2425
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Scammed by Secret Shopper

  • by: TladyGG
  • #40259
  • Oct 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received an email saying I qualified for a secret shopper job assignment & how much money I could earn. If I was interested send email with my home address, phone number & email address. I did. I was told in email or text I would receive checks or money orders with instructions and to let him know soon as I receive package in mail from Priority Mail. After I got package I opened it, looked at US Postal money order for $989.00. I almost went to my bank and cashed it but my daughter noticed date it was purchased was a month old. I researched return address. It was to a cemetery in Louisiana. I didn't cash it. I signed up for other secret shopper assignments to see what would happen. I received more checks. I never cashed them.
Also reported:
Job Express Consulting
Names reported:
David Atkins
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
516-730-4105
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Secert shopper scam

  • by: SMW
  • #40248
  • Oct 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Secert shopper scam...sends large check to be deposited in private account to cash to send money via money gram to Ivan Hunterea. Wilsin Hudson and many others are partners. There are several email addresses they use each time you respond. Starts out asking name address phone number. I have a check in front of me for 2,865.00. With a letter that doesnt make sense. But letter also states who send the bighest part of the money to.
Names reported:
Wilson Hudson, Ivan Hunterea
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
347-796-3514
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I have been scammed by lisa peters C/O Walmart

  • by: AFigueros
  • #40213
  • Oct 06, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $10
Receive email about Walmart Mystery shopper they issued a check to be a deposit and within 2 days was suppose to clear, Then I was supposed to send a money gram to another Walmart mystery shopper and keep 350. plus whatever charge for the money, They were pushy and wanted proof that I deposit check, so I sent then proof it was deposited, they kept emailing me to send money gram. I told them it should clear in ten days, they kept emailing me to send the money gram, I told them when the check would clear, They knew it would not clear. The check came from moodys investors service,inc, 7 WTC at 250 greenwich st new york new york 10007 sun trust bank. so im getting notify from bank check non negotiable
Names reported:
Lisa Peters
Phones reported:
347-802 2997
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Comments:

Linda Bremer Hampton

Jun 03, 2017 6:19 PM

I just received Contact from James Carr From Online It is a copy leter telling me how to go be a Wal Mart Secret Shopper.I have a $2,950.35 check from a bank the address is correct and the name of the bank and everything so they are smarter.But they want me to put the check in my bank then draw the money out the next day and keep $300 for myself plus 50 to shop and keep and then Moneygram to 2 locations in Tx.$1300. each Really This is a Scam They sent this Priority Mail.

retail expert

Mar 29, 2017 4:14 PM

(Certain the following are Scam details) I received contact from : Daniel Lawrence via online. I was sent via USPS a money order made out with the sum of $998.00 w/remitter's name : Angela Moore. The money order is from PL$ Republic Bank, Oak Brook, Illinoise, 60523. The sender's name/address is : Stacy Johnson, Carmel Banking Center, 613 E. Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032. The enclosed letter with instructions to keep $150 (+ $20 to cover the transfer costs) and send the balance of $818 via Moneygram Money Transer to their affiliate in Texas by the name of Robert Heisler, 9522 Horserace, San Antonio TX 78251 (I googled that mailing address and discovered the house is up for sale and was able to tour the interior and saw a photograph of the owners displayed above their fireplace). After following instructions completely I am to text Daniel Lawrence via 6195774882.

Thrasher

Jul 01, 2016 5:54 AM

Where did you get the money orders? What kind of money orders are they? They are most likely counterfeit. You need to take the rest of them to the post office. Your savings account? That is a scam. The money could be stolen. It looks like you need to file a police report. File a police report for your protection. I could get you help. Email me at [email protected] Let me know everything.

Matt MusicJunky

Jul 01, 2016 5:17 AM

you are aiding somebody to scam people. He has created degrees of separation from himself and not revealed his location because he doesn't want to get arrested. You could be facing legal problems, as it could appear to the court that the "I didn't know" excuse is just a lie. You need to be a "secret employee" and get as much information on this guy as you can and pass it along to the FBI. You are our only hope of catching this criminal ring that is devastating people; causing them to miss mortgage and rent payments, not afford medical care, etc because he steals thousands from them. Come, join the good guys and help us take him down. YOu can feel free to reach me personally for help.

Bonnie

Mar 22, 2016 11:07 PM

I have been working for Mr. Jim Carr or Jim Giles, he uses both names. I have been printing checks to mail out to secret shoppers and also mailing out money orders to secret shoppers for this individual. He says he is in Paris and he is using me to print and mail these items because it is cheaper than mailing it from Paris. He is paying me $400 every two weeks as promised, and also he reimburses me for the supplies I am using. I am worried that this may be a scam though. It really bothers me. He has also had some one, I don't know who, deposit money in my savings account and then had me send Money Grams and Western Union to individuals over seas. I gave him my savings account number because I do not use that account any longer. I send out second and third secret shopper letters to some of the same individuals, so I assumed that the checks & money orders must be good or these people wouldn't be foolish enough to be dupped a second or third time. But after reading all the information on this website I am very concerned that I may be helping to scam others. Is there any way to verify that this an up and up business? I do not want any part of it if it is a scam.