Beware of "I Have A Vacancy Post for A Part-Time Mystery Shopper Work for You" Scam
Aug 8, 2016
The email message below, which the sender, a so-called recruit manager for AZ Global Consulting, a professional Mystery Shopping Consultant Co, claims there is a vacant position for a mystery shopper in their company, is fraudulent. Recipients of the fraudulent email message should not respond to it with their personal information or any other information that is requested by the sender. This is because the fake email message was sent by scammers/cybercriminals. The victim of this scam will be provided with a fake or counterfeit check (cheque) and is advised to cash it and then asked to use some of the proceeds to do some form of mystery shopping. Also, the victim may be asked to take part in surveys or other promotional services. But, the counterfeit check will bounce and the victim who cashes the check will be held responsible for the money lost in the transaction and any additional fees imposed by his or her bank. They may even get arrested for fraud.
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Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.
The Fraudulent Mystery Shopping Email Message
Subject: I HAVE A VACANCY POST FOR A PART-TIME MYSTERY SHOPPER WORK FOR YOU
From: AZ Global Consulting (email@example.com)
Sent: Mon 8/08/16 5:36 AM
Attn: Interested Candidate,
My name is Barry Cooper I am the recruit manager for AZ Global Consulting , A professional Mystery Shopping Consultant Co, and this e-mail is an awareness to let the public know that we have a vacant position of a mystery shopper in our company.
We are seeking mystery shoppers from around the globe. Your job as a mystery shopper you will be able to check your email 2 - 3 times a day to read update from us and be honest. As a mystery shopper you work and shop together for pleasure and the pay is $350 per weekly on part time basis. you only work 2-3hours twice in a week.
If you would like to apply for this position, kindly provide the Information requested below for assessment and registration by the company:-
Full Legal Name..
Present occupation. .
Home Number. .
Cell #:. .
Mr Barry Cooper
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