Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#56974 by A.B. Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:45 am
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We are a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers.

We all shop, and many of us enjoy shopping. But very rarely does opportunity present itself to do what we enjoy doing and getting paid for doing it. Imagine earning extra income just for going shopping and filling out a questionnaire!

Mystery shopping is basically a form of market research. You are asked to gather information, from a customer's perspective. Often times, this is done without the knowledge of the personnel where the shop is taking place. As a mystery shopper, you may therefore be asked to do some acting. This is not to deceive anyone but rather to assure that the information being gathered is representative.

The first thing to remember is that we are on the side of the client. You are not hired to catch anyone "in the act" or trap the employee. Rather, it is your job to answer specific questions in an unbiased and constructive way.

Confidentiality is also very important. In most cases, the establishment is not to know that a mystery shop is taking place. Additionally, the questionnaires may be protected by copyrights. Often, the employee evaluated will be informed of the results of your evaluation later and may even be allowed to read your comments. But this is for management to determine.

The information most often requested by management concerns employee to customer relations, employee performance, product quality or presentation of the establishment including cleanliness and convenience. This information helps management to identify areas of strength and weakness so they can take steps to correct the problem or potential problems before business is lost. The information can also allow management to monitor the success of a program designed to improve certain areas of concern. This can be a very advantageous tool to management in the extremely competitive business environment of today. Some companies will even inform employees that mystery shoppers will be visiting them but the employees will not know who or when the shop will take place. It may be considered a kind of report card and, as you can imagine, this can be a very effective motivational tool.

As a mystery shopper, you may receive assignments in a variety of establishments in your area. Most of them will be customer oriented retail establishments, which include chain stores, specialty stores and restaurants. Normally, it is the larger companies with many outlets and a central management office that use mystery shoppers. Statistics show that by far, the most important factor in competitiveness is customer service. Therefore, most of the information you will be asked to gather will concern customer service.

Obviously, mystery shoppers should appear to be a typical customer to the establishment. The mystery shoppers that consistently get new assignments, however, are those who are punctual and reliable. Mystery shopping companies want shoppers who also pay attention to detail and work well with others and have an appreciation of good service. You will be given specific questions to ask and perhaps specific products to shop for and/or purchase. You will be expected to promptly complete the questionnaire, neatly and concisely, and return it based on the instructions provided to you. Your job is not to be a problem shopper for the establishment but to gather specific and representative information.

Most of the time, the compensation for the assignment is established in advance and paid after the questionnaire is returned. As a mystery shopper, you are not an employee of the company that provides you an assignment--but rather an independent contractor. As such, there are no employee benefits and no taxes will be withheld from your pay. You are responsible for reporting your own income. However, you may want to consult your tax advisor as some tax breaks may apply.

Pay can range from $200 to $300 per job assignment, with an average of $100 per assignment. Additionally there is a stipend for purchases. The number of assignments per day varies but if you are assertive in seeking work-and work for several mystery shopping companies-you could garner up to 20 assignments per month. While most mystery shoppers consider this a part time or "hobby" job, if you approach the work as a full-time job, you can earn $4,000 to $5,000 per month.

Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area.
No commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours as it suits you. If you are interested do send in these information:

FULL NAME: .......................
MOBILE NUMBER:......................

So we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be need for your payments.
Great Pay** Fun Work** Flexible Schedules**No experience required. If you can shop-you are qualified!

No start up fees are required
Must be above 18years old
Must be computer literate
Must be very honest and committed
please note that this is a part time job

Recruitment officer
The Secret Shopper Inc®

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#88301 by A.B. Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:23 pm
Further scam script plus details on the western union pick up contact.

We are writing to let you know that funds for your survey has been mailed to you via USPS.

In order for you to receive your fee, take the payment to your bank and have it deposited in your bank account for 24 hours and the fund would be available the very next business day.

The Payment ($1986.50) covers all expenses including evaluation, shopping, transport and your compensation which is $150.00 for this survey. Please deposit at your bank and commence first assignment TOMORROW:

You are to purchase Goods of your Choice for your own Use at the Wal-Mart store in your City which you are evaluating, spending not more than $40.00

Western Union, we will be using our company feed-back mechanism; therefore you will be sending funds through Western Union outlet in your City to our receiving agent. You are required to take funds to the Western Union outlet you are evaluating; Please pay all Western Union transfer charges from the funds and send the balance.

Please send all Western Union transactions to our regional officer with the details below:

Name : Helen Peters
Address: 852 P. Hidalgo Lim St. Malate
City: Manila
Country; Philippines

Below are details you need to send once funds have been transferred to the Agent's Name and Address above:

Wal-Mart Receipt #
Western Union Money transfer Control Number usually 10 digits:
Western Union Transfer charges:
Sender's Full Name and Address:
Amount Sent ( After deduction of your salary/pay, Wal-Mart spend fee,
transportation costs, Western Union sending charges )

After Evaluation, ensure that you send back (via Email) Western Union Money Transfer Control Number (usually 10 digits) and Wal-Mart reports as it is required for Company feedback purposes on service delivery.

Western Union ........................(Full amount)
Compensation ......................$150
Transportation …...................$10.00

Please remember what we are really after are the lines of question stated below, those are guidelines that you will lookout for during your visits to Wal-Mart and Western Union.

-How long it took you to get services.
-Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet.
-Smartness of the attendant.
-Customer service professionalism.
-Reactions when under pressure.
-Information that you think would be helpful.
-Your comments and impressions.
-Your personal opinion.

We are counting on you and we expect a detailed report. Please get back to us if you have something to know about your Evaluation.

Yours Sincerely,
James Walter
Secret Shopper®

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#88985 by jeannietir Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:15 pm
These things are still going around, I received one myself is it best to just delete them or is there a place to forward these spam mails to. Is anything being down to stop these? Below is what I received today.

From: "Clear Evaluation Inc" <[email protected]>Add sender to Contacts
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We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area, and we would like you to participate,
we are accepting application from qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers.
It is fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop.
You are never obligated to accept an assignment.
There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience.

You will receive a flat sum of $200 per assignment.
The company will furnish you with all expense needed for the assignment
and any other expense incurred during the course of executing your assignment.

Funds required for the shopping assignment would also be sent to you within a week of application through mail, and you will not use your personal funds.

If interested, send the information below :

Full Names:
Address Line 1:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
Current Occupation:
Have you had any work of this nature before:
Email Address:

ferguson walter
Evaluation Manager.

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#88987 by AlanJones Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:39 pm
The best thing to do is ignore the emails and post them here.

If you report them, then their email account might be shut down, which is a minor irritation to the scammer as he will just set up a new one, but it means that warnings on here are then worthless as the scammer will be operating from an unreported email address.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

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