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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:42 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the information in your group... or i would have been fooled!! Anyways, i wont have wired anything from my account :D ...guess looking at my profile at likedin as an international student looking for jobs i was contacted..
Following is the mail... which i hope is from the scammer... talked about in the earlier posts......


Hello

You have been hired as one of our Mystery shopper/Survey Agent.You will be evaluating Wal-Mart Stores and Money Gram Services in your neighborhood, kindly check out for 2 Wal-Mart stores and Money Gram Agent outlet you would like to evaluate, make sure the store and the outlet you will choose are close to your area as much as possible. You will have to send the name and address of the two locations to me. 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 be shopping at Wal-Mart stores and also making a transaction at Money Gram.


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 to you,inside the package you will find Payment in form of Money Orders which you will cash and deduct your Compensation payment and other funds you will use to carry out your survey process.You must not use your personal money to complete any of the survey and there will be no reimbursement of any kind since we are providing you with all the funds you will need to carry out the survey.


Once you receive the package, you are to Check your EMAIL for Evaluation Instructions......this will tell you what to do at the Wal-Mart and the Money Gram location and how to expend the fund at each location.


Please reply this Email and give us the name and address of the Wal-Mart and Money Gram location you will be evaluating , if you have any question get back to me.


You can get addresses of locations near you, via their website (http://www.walmart.com & http://www.moneygram.com)


Best Regards,
Your prompt response would be highly appreciated.

Derek Spittle
Twister Data Services®


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Hello

Infosurv has a Part-Time Job for you which pays $200 per-assignment and we would like you to participate.The beauty of this job is that it is very flexible and can fit all working schedules.Your job is just to act like any regular customer and perform a normal
business transaction while you conduct a simple survey. As an Undercover Surveyor you get paid to conduct a Simple Survey and
provide valuable Customer Service Feedback to us.The job Entails Evaluation process,visiting Walmart, e.t.c
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Regards,
Derek Spittle
Infosurv

I'm out 3000. He lives in Teas. called fed ex. they tracked the packages. they gave me the addresses from where they were dropped off.
----outdoor drop box 960 coronado blvd. universal city tx. May 29th
----front of us post office---> 9155 shaffer rd converse TX 78109 May 23rd/24th
ive called EVERYONE. no one wants to help. i wouldnt mind if they just gave me the footage and i can sift through it and look at it myself, but no one cares.
this scammer is in my hands and i cant wrap my fist around him. it frustrates me.


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Dear Survey Agent,


This e-mail is to notify you about your First Assignment which starts immediately. Read and make sure you understand all that is stated below to avoid any mistakes. You will be receiving a package (Money Orders) from purolator courier which the tracking number is ...(329408085655 ) and will be delivered to you today. The Payment was issued to cover the First Assignment bills and also your compensation fee ( Salary=$200 ).So be on the lookout fot it
Once you receive the Money Orders, you should take the Money Orders to your bank and deposit for 24 hrs for processing, after cashing deduct your $200.

The remaining balance should be used for the below assignment :


1ST ASSIGNMENT:
You will be Evaluating any Walmart store around you and any Western Union store.The funds you received covers all expenditures including evaluation, shopping ,your compensation ( salary=$200 ) and western union service for these surveys .You are to purchase Goods of your Choice for your own Use not more than $50, at any Walmart store close to you .You will be using Western Union services to send the balance to another secret shopper in another location. We want you to report back to us with the following information:
GUIDELINES


For Walmart Store:
-How long it takes you to get services ?
-Ambience/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
-Smartness of the attendant
-Customer service professionalism
-Attitude of the attendant
-Your comments and impressions.

For Western union:
-How fast and Efficient is the Western Union Money Transfer Service?
-How long does it take you to have the funds wired?
-Ambience/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
-Smartness of the attendant
-Customer service professionalism
-Attitude of the attendant
-Your comments and impressions
Below is the expenditures breakdown:

Money Received ....$2,600
Store Shopping..$50
Salary .................$200
Transportation .........$70
Western Union Charges.... $90
Amount to Wire .... $2,190

The $90 will be for western union transfer chargers to the other secret shopper.Ensure that money is sent using the (Money Available in Minutes) procedure. Here is the name you will wire the funds to below:

First Name: Frank
Last Name: Hanson
52 Prine mant Road
Finsbury Park,
Zip Code : N4 3PX
City : London
Country : United Kingdom

You are expected to have this done as soon as you can and email us back your WORK REPORT and the WESTERN UNION DETAILS BELOW after wiring the fund:
1. Name and Address of Sender
2. Money Transfer Control Number
3. Amount Wired
NOTE: Do not let the Walmart store and western union outlet know you are working undercover for us. I will be waiting to read from you.
Please get back to me as soon as possible to confirm you have received the package from Purolator.

Regards,

Richard Brown


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:19 pm 
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I would like to know how anyone is out any money from this when I did not give any personal information. I can believe that it is a scam but I dont understand how anyone is out any money because they did not get any personal information from me at all. I am very interested in knowing this so someone please do reply. thank you


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:34 pm 
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If you accept the job, they send you a check and ask you to cash it and use that money for your mystery shopping jobs. One of the places you will have to evaluate is a Western Union or Money Gram, so you will wire some of the money from the check. Then, a week or so later the check comes back as counterfeit and the bank comes after YOU for the money . . . but you don't have it . . .you wired it off. That is how you are out money with this scam.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:16 am 
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I also recieved a check from them and I knew off the bat it was a scam. Come on people think of it this way..... Why would someone send u a large lump sum of money like that for an assignment? Why not send 100.00 and have you send 25.00 if all you are in fact doing is "a report on their service" anywho here is the emails I recieved:

Thank you for the interest for the customer service job on
craigslist,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. Once we have a contract to do so, you
would be directed to the company or outlet, and you would be given
the funds you need to do the job(either purchase products or required
services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs
activities and give a detailed record of your experience.

Most companies employ our assistance when people give complains about
their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve
their customer service. your Identity would be kept confidential as
the job states (secret customer) you would be paid $400 for every duty
you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds
would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty 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:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP-CODE:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
MOBILE NUMBER:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
EMAIL:

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. Message bodyHello Antoinette,
How are you today, we re sorry with the delay with payments,I am happy
to inform you that you will be receiving the first secret shopping
assignment from the company today through fedex courier service with
tracking number 797303813620 , you can track it on http://www.fedex.com .


You will receive the total amount of $2750. You are to put in funds
and take out funds to send,or deposit for 24 hours , then you deduct
your $250 salary, you will have $2500 left so I want you to send $2350
to the secret shopper in another location via western union money
transfer. The remaining $150 will be for the western union transfer
charges (money in a minutes)and your transportation allowance.

Here is the name below:

==================
Fullname: Quincy Skinner
ADDRESS: 9442 W Sample Rd
CITY: Coral Springs
STATE: Florida
Zipcode: 33065


YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT:

During this assignment which requires you to have the check cashed at
your bank before proceeding to wire the remaining funds at any local
western union money transfer location in your area, You are expected
to secretly perform the following shopping operation:

1. How fast and Efficient is the Western Union Money Transfer Service?
2. How long does it take you to have the funds wired?
3. How Close is the Western Union Money Transfer Location to your area?
4. Is the Senders Request Form too short or Long?
5. Is the neighboring environment safe for handling Western Union Money
Transfer Service.
6. What is the name of the Local Western Union Money Transfer Agent
where you have the funds wired?
7. General Comment

You are expected to have this done today and email us back your
results with the following information after you have

1. Name and Address of Sender
2. Money Transfer Control Numbers (MTCN)
3. Amount Wired
I will be waiting to read from you ASAP with the requested transfer details.

Regards


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:25 pm 
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To anyone who lost money to this scam . . .

I just got another media request to speak with a recent victim of a scam. They are open to any type of scam . . . please let me know if you are willing to speak with them and share your story. You could help to warn and educate so many others about these scams.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Just found out this was a scam by reading the posts on this site. I received a second set of checks via Fedex and the bank couldnt cash them, that sometimes money orders were weird and wouldnt go thru for some reason. They told me to try cashing them at Post Office since the Money Orders looked like they were from there. The Post Office was closed by that time so i couldnt cash them there. I went to Amscot and they said they would cash them minus a 4.9% fee. I held off and emailed the "Mystery Shopper" contact to see if he wanted me to just go ahead and cash them at Amscot. I never received a reply to my email. I was gonna go try the Post Office today, but for some reason i got a gut feeling to look into this online one more time (i tried checking it out after receiving the first set of checks and couldnt find anything online).

I still have the 3 money orders for $890 each. What should i do? Tear them up?

The first set of money orders (2 in the amount of $975.45) i was able to cash out at my bank. I thought they were legit since the bank went ahead and processed the money orders and gave me the cash and i went ahead and folllowed the instructions to send the money via Western Union. I emailed the report to the contact afterwards as instructed in their email to do, reporting about the Western Union branch i went to thinking i was doing my job for them.

I didnt deposit the money orders in my bank account, just cashed them out, so my other question is how will this affect me since i never deposited the money in my account, i just cashed it? This happened last wednesday, and it's the following monday right now. I havent heard anything from the bank. I cant afford to lose any money, i'm currently unemployed and dont have much left in my bank account. Should i take the little i have left out of my bank account? I gave those
"Mystery Shopper" crooks a bunch of identification/personal information.

p.s.
thanks for this website, i hope you guys are able to shed a more public eye on these crooks through the mainstream media!!


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:16 am 
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sonicdeathfence wrote:
I still have the 3 money orders for $890 each. What should i do? Tear them up?


I would shred the money orders that you have.

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The first set of money orders (2 in the amount of $975.45) i was able to cash out at my bank. I thought they were legit since the bank went ahead and processed the money orders and gave me the cash and i went ahead and folllowed the instructions to send the money via Western Union.


Did you cash them at YOUR bank? If so, even if you did not put them into your account they know who you are and have your account info, so when the bank finds out that the check are fake I am going to guess that they will take the money out of your account.

You might want to open an account at another bank and have that to use in case the first bank does lock up your bank account while they investigate the situation.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:38 am 
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I would shred the money orders that you have.


Thanks for replying!! I trust your judgment and will go ahead and do this. The reason i hadnt yet was because i thought i might need them if and when the bank does do an investigation, i can show them that i wasnt making the whole thing up and that i had even received a second set of fake money orders and they would serve as proof. What do you think?

Quote:
You might want to open an account at another bank and have that to use in case the first bank does lock up your bank account while they investigate the situation.


I went ahead and withdrew the money i had in my bank account in a couple of $500 increments through the ATM and went ahead and did as you said, opening a new bank account in another bank with that money. I left only about $30 in the old account. I just hope that they dont think my doing this is admitting guilt and running off, i just cant afford for the little money i have left to be frozen, as i am unemployed. I will do whatever i can to help them in their investigation if and when they do open one to find the crook who sent those fake money orders. Did i proceed correctly here? If and when the bank opens an investigation....Do i print out all of the emails that went back and forth between me and the "Mystery Shopper" crook, and give these to the bank along with the receipt for the money transfer and the Fedex envelope the money orders came in?

Once again thanks for responding, and look forward to your feedback!!


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:17 pm 
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sonicdeathfence wrote:
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I would shred the money orders that you have.

Thanks for replying!! I trust your judgment and will go ahead and do this. The reason i hadnt yet was because i thought i might need them if and when the bank does do an investigation, i can show them that i wasnt making the whole thing up and that i had even received a second set of fake money orders and they would serve as proof. What do you think?


I would save all emails and packaging that the checks came in. Also, if you fill out our police report then that is also proof of YOUR side of the story. Keep us in the loop on what happens.

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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:21 am 
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So what happened? Did you do the survey?

Scamming is really rampant this days. We should always be careful especially when it come to e-mails coming from strange senders. We should always check, review and think of it. I had experienced that once but, I just ignored the e-mail. I know it is for scamming.

Hope people will be aware of anything about scamming schemes and tactics so that there will less or even no more victims again.


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:26 am 
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Look who's back

richard cole richardcole150@gmail.com
6:38 PM (13 hours ago)

to me


You have been accepted as our Mystery shopper/Survey Agent/Evaluators.
You will be evaluating WESTERN UNION SERVICES and WAL-MART

STORES in
your Neighborhood… Please remember that you are to act Cool, Calm and
Confident through out the period in which you will be carrying out the
survey. In order not to arouse any suspicion. We will furnish you with
transfer details which you will send Funds to via Western Union. Also
you will be shopping at Wal-Mart stores close by. After which you will
write a report and send back to us via Email using the following
pointers:


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.

Payments will be mailed out to you which you will cash and expend in
carrying out all that will be required of you including your
compensation. All Other Instructions will be sent out to you as soon
as Evaluation commences. Kindly email us back with the Locations of
Western Union outlets and Wal-Mart Stores Near you for our own review
and we later email you back if they are the stores you going to
evaluate. Please reply this Email with the locations requested as soon
as possible and ask questions on Instructions not Understood.


Thank you.

Hiring Manager


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 Post subject: Re: MYSTERY SHOP SCAMMER!!!!! BEWARE - Global Evaluations
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:29 am 
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I was about to loose money and I found this website... I have received the same email and a check for $ 2800 from a scammer..
Kudos to scamvictims united.com ...............Thanks sir Thank You a thousand times....................


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