Mystery Shopper

382 reports / 5 comments
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Unresolved

Scam for Secret Shopper

  • by: Ginkbee
  • #42804
  • Dec 02, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received by priority mail a check drawn on Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union for $2,485. With it was a lengthy letter telling me to go to Walmart and send a total of $2,140 to Jimmy Jordan (supposedlly an undercover Surveyor in another Walmart.) There were many details, but when I researched it I learned it was a scam. I will discard the check and the letter.
Names reported:
Tony Edison
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
612-444-0671, 612-255-7909
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Scam

  • by: Cutxpert
  • #42711
  • Dec 01, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
The send emails stating the have paid you to do a secret shopping... and send you a check forest more than they are willing to pay, you are supppse to cash it and after ypuve don’t the secret shopping if less the $50 and taken you $300 payment you are to deposit the rest into a bank which they will give you an account to ... He Saunders middle eastern and claimed the connection was breaking up... yes i called to see if it was a scam.
Names reported:
Samuel Hudson, Peter Hudson, Dan Sutton
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Attempted scam by John Sadle

  • by: sandy43
  • #42272
  • Nov 25, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a check in the mail for 2972.00 with onstructions to deposit in my account keep 300.00 for my salary,purcase 4 reloadit packs for 650.00 each and spend the packs at designated store.I didn't do any of the above,Im passing this on to you.
Names reported:
John Sadle
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Attempt of scamming me out of $2900

  • by: Carissa1375
  • #42264
  • Nov 25, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was sent a message on LinkedIn (that has mysteriously disappeared) about doing secret shoppers work. I replied and they sent me a cashier’s check plus instructions to purchase $2500 in gift cards and keep $400. I hadn’t checked my mailbox ory email in a few days and after they sent 2 emails asking if I received the check that I hadn’t responded to, I got a text message. After being firm that I wouldn’t try to cash the $2900.42 check with my own bank we agreed that I’d try cashing it elsewhere. It failed at a Walmart check cashing place. The check reading machine couldn’t read the numbers at the bottom of the check. After several persisting texts from the “company rep” and a couple of days, I then called the issuing bank who informed me that the account number I entered was invalid. I tried it 4 times, each with the same result. My husband had already text “Mark Scott” saying he was a scammer and the check was fake. Mark said “take it to another bank”. I have asked him to remove all my information from his databases.
Also reported:
Shantz Associates Inc
Names reported:
Mark Scott, Daniel Smith
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
646-458-0666
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Mystery shopper scam

  • by: st90an96
  • #42203
  • Nov 24, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This guy sent me a check for me to cash to be a mystery shopper person ,to check out the money transfer department. he sent me a check for $2685.45. and he wanted me to transfer money to a person by the name of soji sydney at 2100 s ws young dr ,Tx 76543. and sent $2200 and that i would keep $350 .Well I called the bank America First to verify funds on a Money order, bank told me they did not have that money order in their system. So it was fake.
Names reported:
Darryl Stone
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
213-921-2503
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Secret shopper

  • by: ggsang
  • #42176
  • Nov 24, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
i was contacted via email about a secret shopper job. I inquired, they sent me a check for $1984.50 and instructions for assignment. they wanted me to go yo either Walmart or kroger and purchase $30 of merchandise and make an evaluation of service. next she wanted me to send 2 monograms for a total of $1784 to: shantiera ferguson, 1872 madison avenue, baltimore, maryland, 21217.
Names reported:
Michelle Simpson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­.com
Phones reported:
805-666-0816
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.