This scam is crazy!!
So 2 days ago I saw this ad on Kijijji and craigslist looking for mystery shoppers so I sent my resume and then within a few hours i got thisDear Sir/Madam,(sorry for the late response/you are still needed for the mystery shopping job)
Our Consulting firm is presently conducting surveys and stealth evaluation of companies and organizations. We need Mystery Shoppers From any where in Canada, as part-time or full time worker worker. No application fee Required . Applicant must be 18 years and above, should check email 2 -3 times in a day to read updates from us and be honest. Our mystery shoppers pose as normal customers to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product, asking questions, registering complaints or behaving in a certain way and then providing detailed reports or feedback about their experiences. You will earn $300 on each transaction by being our Survey agent/mystery shopper.Your employment packet include business evaluation form and a training Instructions which will be sent to you via email after you have received payment.A Certified check/money order will be sent to you for the first Evaluation by our finance company,you are to deduct your $300 commission, and the rest will be used for the evaluation at the store that you will be instructed to go.This Evaluation can take place five times or more in a week so you can end up earning for yourself close to $1500 or more in a week. This job is an opportunity you wouldnt want to miss as it is flexible and can suit your own timing as a student or full time worker.
1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area as directed,you will be given the store name and address which you are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you. You will be required to fill a form to rate the employee(s), the form will be given to you after the evaluation at the store.
2. Training Instructions: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that will be selected by you and very nearest to you . You are needed to rate the employees.Interested shopper should please Enclose their information below for you to start with us.
Best Times To Call:
Thanks for responding, We will wait for your full details .
P:S: After you have emailed your information to us ,You should endeavor to check your email 2-3 times in a day to read updates from us.
Consultant / HR Manager
Delivering simple solutions and achievable business objectives!
(206) 249 9030
which seemed slightly weird because my info was already in my resume that I sent...
i thought it was a bit suspicious so i looked up the website wwww.mysteryshoppercanada.com dot COM not .org like it says (i guess i'm a little blind) and thought it looked legit.. the email was a bit weird i looked it up and i found some articles in halifax
so i filled out the info needed and then the next day (today) I got this emailDear Survey Agent,
You have been Accepted as one of our Mystery shopper/Survey Agent. You will be evaluating Western Union Services in your neighborhood, Kindly check out for two Western union Agent outlets you will like to evaluate, make sure the outlets you will chose are close to your area as much as possible,
You will have to send the name and address of the two locations to us,Please note that you are to act Cool, Calm and Confident through out the period which you will be carrying out your survey at the store, in order not to arouse any suspicion. you will make a transaction at each of the Western union, 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 :
1) How long it took you to get services.
2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3) Smartness of the attendant
4)Customer service professionalism
5)Reaction of personnel under pressure
6)Information that you think would be helpful
7)Your comments and impressions.
A package will be sent out to you, inside the package you will find your Compensation payment and other fund you will use to carryout your surveying process , You must not use your personal money to complete any of the surveying process and there will be no reimbursement of any kind since we are providing you with all the fund your will need to carry out the survey. An Evaluation Instruction will be given to your through email, this will tell you what to do at the Western union locations and how to expend the fund at each location. Please reply this Email and give us the name and address of the two Western union location you will be evaluating .
The Hiring Manager,
But what happened to Justin's email footer/signature
so i went to the right website and read that it asked for $34 and it was a scam and yaddah yaddah but because they were offering to give me money to give to western union plus some money to keep i thought okay why not...
But the fact that they used a website that was marked online as a scam made me wonder and dig deeper...why did the number trace back to seattle washington when this ad is suppose to be for mystery shoppers canada.
Nice try scammer, nice try.