If you get an email that is similar to the one posted below please know that this is a scam and the email poster’s intent is to obtain as much information on you in order to commit Identity Theft. To protect the business’s that were listed in this email we replaced their names with COMMERCIAL STORE* which is a commercial department store and COMMERCIAL MONEY TRANSACTION COMPANY* as that is a business you can go and wire money.
Now not all ‘secret shoppers’ are scams as we did some research on this topic and there are legit companies that employ people to become secret shoppers. But if any email you get is ‘fishing’ for personal information to include bank accounts, addresses, ect then you can probably assume it is a scam.
Always keep in mind, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is…..
Attn: Mystery Shopper,
You have been chosen to be one of our Mystery shopper.You will be evaluating COMMERCIAL STORE* and COMMERCIAL MONEY TRANSACTION COMPANY* Services in your neighborhood, kindly check out for one COMMERCIAL* store and one COMMERCIAL MONEY TRANSACTION COMPANY* outlet you will 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 location 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 be shopping at COMMERCIAL STORE- stores and also make a transaction at the COMMERCIAL MONEY TRANSACTION COMPANY, 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.
YOU WILL BE PAID $200 PER DUTY
A package will be sent to you via courier,inside the package you will find your Compensation payment which would be in the form of money orders/ cashiers check,which you would be required to cash at your bank so you would use the funds to carry out 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 you will need to carry out the survey.An Evaluation Instruction will be given to you through email, this will tell you what to do at the ******** and he ********* location and how to expend the fund at each location.Please reply this Email and give us the name and address of the ********* and
********** location you will be evaluating.
PLEASE KINDLY PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCEED ON FIRST ASSIGNMENT IF INTERESTED:
Full Legal Name :
Full Physical Address :
Zip code :
Home and Cell # :