Mystery Shopper

412 reports / 5 comments
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Unresolved

Mystery Shopper Scam

  • by: justice4all
  • #45517
  • Feb 16, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a cashier's check for $2498.98 that required a walmart-to-walmart transfer. I contacted BMO Harris Bank where the so called Cashier's Check was issued to investigate if the claim was legitimate, as well as, contacted the website. The bank was able to verify no record of this Cashier's Check ever being issued. Always follow up to see if your funds are legitimate and the company is as well with the Federal Trade Commission. Sometimes the Better Business Bureau may not have updated records if the company shows paid dues and no current complaints in your area!
Also reported:
American Consumer Eyes LA, Inc.
Names reported:
Deborah Cooper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
213-921-2503
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I received a text about “The shopper position”

  • by: dalejrrocks
  • #45281
  • Feb 05, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a text from someone named James saying “Congratulations!The shopper position you subscribed via email/internet with us has been approved. Your first evaluation task will be delivered to you in about 4 to 5days from today. Kindly Acknowledge this message by sending Position accepted with your full name at the end of your message to 909-506-0060 kindly send your text to 909-506-0060. We look forward to your reply today. James”
I never signed up for anything like this. I didn’t return a text message back to this James person.
Names reported:
James
Phones reported:
909-506-0060
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

secret customer acam

  • by: pam641
  • #45144
  • Jan 31, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
received a check from Fairview Title Company 9310 N Aremenia Ave Tampa Fl 33612 for $1989.86 was told to cash check then get money orders to send back to them and keep $170.00 check was signed by Anthony Belli
Names reported:
Danielle Marcos
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­l.com
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Fraud

  • by: lennylionlee
  • #45126
  • Jan 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $990
I received a letter priority mail by JAne Minglana with a letter of instructions to follow first I wanted you to deposit the money order of $ 990.00 dollars and then make transferences to a certain MARK ANThonio JR as well as walmart to see all this tells me wow this is fraud not I will do it ... therefore I finally broke the money order and the letter but before I took pictures. and block by email, phone to the scammers. at least do not carry it out thanks to this page and youtube that there are videos of victims.
Names reported:
Mark Anthonio Jr, Mark Anthonio Laser, Jane Minglana
Web/emails reported:
[email protected][email protected]
Phones reported:
832-749-1242, 832-736-2873
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Mystery Shopping Scam Frank Lawson

  • by: ScamResistantAuntie
  • #45054
  • Jan 27, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received email same as all others reported. Asked to use (fake) cashiers check at retail stores.
Names reported:
Frank Lawson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­mail.com
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Mystery Shopper

  • by: Lorian1968
  • #45040
  • Jan 26, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Got a priority mail envelope in the mail 01/25/2018 with letter instructing me fill out the postal money order make payable to myself from Sarah Stevens in Garlan,Tx cash money order at my bank keep $150 for myself go to walmart spend up to $10 send $819 back to them really the mo is fake why wouldnt they just send a check for $160 scammers trying to get your bank info.
Names reported:
Sarah Stevens, Richard Arcenia, Mark Anthonio, Cristian Martin
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]­l.com
Phones reported:
973-963-9354, 619-577-4882
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.