Sunday, November 16, 2014

Secret Shopper Scam

There is a legit company called Secret Shopper. However, there are scammers sending out emails pretending to be this company. The real secret shopper company has even posted a warning about this on their website This is one of those things where they send you a fake check and you are to deposit it and then take money out and wire it to them. You will be able to get the money from the check because by law the banks must make funds available to you within a few days and it takes a couple of weeks for a check to clear. By the time they find out the check is fake the scammer is long gone with your money and now you owe your bank money.

Here is what this email looks like. As you can see there are several errors throughout the email. They even call themselves Goodrich Direct in the beginning.

An exciting opportunity now exists to join Goodrich Direct. We are searching for enthusiastic Mystery shopper/Survey Agent in
your area. Earn 200 Dollars per venture and 3000 Dollars per month.It wont affect your current
job and you wont spend a cent from your pocket.

Its fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop.

You will write a report about the customer services , you
will send your report back to us via Email, you will have to use the
following pointers to prepare your report :

- Assessment and advice on customer care.
- Store layout and ease of selection.
- Depth of selection.
- Customer care programme and service audits.
- Staff appearance.
- Staffs approach
- Staff knowledge of product.
- General Service level.
- Store cleanliness.
- Cash and wrap area appearance.
- Exit polls.
- Telephone surveys, and market research projects undertaken

  We are hiring Mystery shopper/Survey Agent in
  your area.Earn $200 per venture and $3000 per month.It wont affect your current
  job and you wont spend a cent from your pocket.

  You will be evaluating Macys, Restaurants, Wal-Mart Stores Services in
  your neighborhood.

Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES,BBC NEWS And CNN.

  Kindly fill out the application form below and email
  And we will get back to you
  shortly with the assignment and more details:

  * First Name:
  * Middle Name:
  * Last Name:
  * Street Address:
  * City:
  * State:
  * Zip Code:
  * Mobile Phone Number:
  * Home Phone Number :

There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience.
  After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

Secret Shopper®
is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America,United Kingdom and Canada
With over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers.

  Waiting for your reply.

  Best Regards,

Riley Foy
  Consultant / HR Manager
  Shopper IncR. Communications & Human Resources

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