Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#7803 by The Enchantress Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:10 am
MYSTERY SHOPPER Sassiemysteryshop

Please be wary of employment offers similar to the following.

From: Micheal Lincoln <[email protected]>
To: ------------
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:08:09 AM
Subject: Mystery Shopping

Good day,
This is a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies.We are 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.Once we have a contract to do,you will be directed to the company or outlet and you will be given the funds needed to do the job(either purchase things or require services), after which you will write a comment regarding the staffs activities,customer care and give a detailed record of your experience.

These are details you note.

1. How long to get the services.
2. Smartness of the attendant
3. Customer service professionalism

And we turn the information over to the company executives and they carry out their own duties in improving their services.

Your application will be viewed and processed by our customer service,therefore you will go through extensive background checks and your information which you will send to us will be reviewed and processed.After this you will be inform that you have been cleared to receive employment from us.
You will first start out handling smaller shopping contracts and when you have displayed an ability to perform at an augmented level, you will start to oversee larger activities and this will also mean an increase in your payment.

You will be paid $300 and you will be given payment to carry out your task which is usually $1000 to $3000 on every research information which you record for the company.You will also be given extra funds in a case where by you are evaluating or studying the activities of a place where spending is required by you.
Example is a Restaurant, clothing store, a bar or situation where mobility is required by you.

Every activity of mystery shoppers remains a secret between you and your employee.As the company reserves the right to every documentation and information which you gather on behalf of the company.flexible schedules,no experience required,full time and part time available which can not disturb your schedule,get back to me with these information so we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service,reply for confirmation.

NAME.............
ADDRESS..........
CITY.............
STATE.............
ZIP CODE.........
PHONE#...........
GENDER...........
AGE...............

Micheal Lincoln.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
Regional Manager.
Sassiemysteryshop.


The job offer is nothing but a scam. The scammer now has your personal details.

From: Micheal Lincoln <[email protected]>
To: -----------------
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:09:30 AM
Subject: Confirmation Notification

Good day,
Thanks for the mail,i got your information which was successfully process and cleared by our customer service and personnel dept.I hereby inform you that you have been cleared and now part of our team.Due to so much on our table to handle,we will be sending your employment papers at later and proceed on task at hand.You have been confirmed and will be doing evaluation and a comprehensive report on every activity carried out during the evaluation will be forward to us via email,reply to this mail on confirmation.

Micheal Lincoln.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
Regional Manager.
Sassiemysteryshop.


The job details.

From: Micheal Lincoln <[email protected]>
To: -----------
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 3:10:44 PM
Subject: MONEYGRAM EVALUATION TASK

Good day,
You are invited to run a survey on prominent company in your area,the 1st is the MoneyGram location in your city close to you.The management and staff of the various MoneyGram in your city has reported a laps in the services of their management and some of their staffs,their complains were based on reports which their customers forwarded anonymously and phone calls to the head office.The MoneyGram outlet was reported for the following laps.

1.Slow services.
2.Unbalanced exchange rate.
3.Smartness of the attendant
4.Customer care reception.

Your secret evaluation activities will be

1. To make a transfer of funds through this MoneyGram location to our Mystery
shopper in Texas and the funds would be picked up by our Texas based mystery shopper.

2. You will have to record the time at which you get to
the location and time taken to get the service.

The funds use to carry out your duty will be made available for you which will be sent to you.The payment check or money order will be deliever to you by Fedex or Ups and you will be given the tracking number of your payment package,when you get the payment you will deduct your commission pay $300 for your duty and also pay the MoneyGram charges,the rest of the funds which will be the amount to transfer through the MoneyGram service you are evaluating.

Your survey and evaluation must be kept secret,as we have the right to every information you gather on our behalf,the payment for the evaluationis being prepared and will be delievered to you by courier service.
Reply for mail confirmation.
Thanks.

Micheal Lincoln.
Staffing and Recruiting Dept,
Regional Manager.
Sassiemysteryshop.


The job is in reality a heap of trouble for you if you attempt to cash the fake cheque or money order. You may be charged with fraud and will have to make good the money yourself.


Please note this warning from here http://www.sassieshop.com/site/index.php

Important note about fraudulent mailings:
A bank cashing scam from Manitoba, Canada has been mailing letters claiming to come from SASSIE. Our company NEVER contacts individuals via standard mail, so we recommend that you report such mailings to your local authorities.


And this sensible advice.

Another example of what some disreputable companies that scam shoppers will do is- send a large advance cashier check. The shopper is told to send a MoneyGram or Western Union to a person in Canada, keeping part of the check for themselves. However, the check is not legitimate and bounces, leaving the shopper without any money to cover the MoneyGram. Beware of these tricks when looking for a business or organization to mystery shop for. Daniel Torstenson from Michigan a watchdog of scams suggests the following:

Look out for poorly designed sites with confusing navigation systems and information. (some certifications can be counterfeited)

Avoid surveys that pay little or no money at all.

Check for outdated directories and resources. Make sure the links, phone numbers and email addresses are legit.

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Never send money by Western Union/Moneygram.
Never give personal information.
Online anyone can claim to be anyone, any age and from anywhere.
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