"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam

The Wal-Mart Freelance Market Research Analyst application form below, which appears as if it came from Careerbuilder.com or www.jobs.com, which is own by job finding website www.monster.com, is a fake. The email address where the fake message appeared to have been sent from was spoofed, to make it appear as if it came from CareerBuilder or Jobs.com, when it was actually sent from some other email account. Also, the attached application form is also not associated with Wal-Mart. It was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, which they will attempt to use to scam the potential victims.

Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form Phishing Scam

The Fake Careerbuilder or Jobs.com Email Message

From: CareerBuiIder.com support@careerbuiIder.com
Subject: We have an open position in our team for you!

We have an open position in our team as a part time freelance market researcher !

If you are interested in this offer, you can find all informations in the attachment bellow or

If you are interested in this offer please visit this link

Or visit us at Careerbuilder.com/OpenJob"

Best regards!

The Fake Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form

The Fake Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form

Freelance Market Research Analyst

Application Form


We are the experts in market research. We help companies find the market data and industry analysis they need to make informed decisions.
Our collection provides information on products, trends, regions, demographics, industries and companies updated daily from over 700 research publishers worldwide.
Robust intelligence on over 13 million US, Canadian and Mexican public and private companies, as well as over 16 million executive decision makers and hundreds of industries.
The goal of marketing research is to identify and assess how changing elements of the marketing mix impacts customer behavior.
The Market Research Analyst is principally responsible for interpreting data, formulating reports and making recommendations based upon the research findings.
Stores and organizations such as McDonald's, Anytime Fitness, BEST BUY and STARBUCKS amongst others pay for market researchers to evaluate their activity and report their experiences.


Freelance market researchers are either paid a pre-arranged fee, or a monthly salary depending on the number of assignments completed that month.
You are to assess one of our employers business by visiting the location and making several observations about the customer service, shelf arrangement, product shelf life.
First evaluation - You will receive a form that you are required to fill after you visit one of the locations in your area.
You are required to evaluate the customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.
You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.
You will earn the minimum of 100$ per assignment plus expenses by working as a freelance market researcher for us and your weekly pay will increase after we evaluate your ability.
Depending on your free time and ability you can receive up to 5 assignments a week.

Your employment package includes an evaluation form and training assignment which we will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment.

The fake application form is currently located at the following websites:

  • http://111.67.71 .30/OnlineApplication.htm
  • http://metamorphosis-production.com/wp-admin/network/ freelancesurvey.htm

NB: There maybe other fake websites.

Information submitted on the form will be sent to the cyber-criminals who created it, who may sell the information to scammers. The scammer will then use the information to contact their potential victims to trick them into sending money, disclosing their credit card and other sensitive information.

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April 5, 2018 at 12:17 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I just got emailed by one of these scammers. However, I thought I at the time it was legit and gave them my address and my email. however I didn't get involved further than that, but since I gave my email and my address should I be worried?


April 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam

Just be careful going forward because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you.


March 28, 2018 at 1:26 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Just got one of these today from Market Analyst, INC.

It was a priority mail with a forged check, followed by an email. Pretty elaborate scam. Hoping someone can find the owners of Market Analyst, INC and put Market Analyst, INC owners in jail for this scam.


April 9, 2017 at 9:20 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Frisco, Texas, United States

Received mystery shopping email from jobs@Careerbuilder.com

Very real look, but seemed too easy.

Fraud email below!

Yet email is Jobs@careerbuilder.com with attachment to fill out.

"From: CareerBuiIder.com <jobs@careerbuiIder.com>

Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:35 PM

Subject: Would You Like To Become A Member Of Our Team?

We recruit thousands of individuals across the US and Canada to become independent Mystery Shopping sub-contractors. Most of our Mystery Shoppers or Auditors are professionals that work full time jobs, and Mystery Shop part time. Mystery Shopping has many great "perks". Most of the assignments have very flexible time spans and are a great easy way to make part time income. If you are interested, you simply complete our survey in the attachment bellow. It's absolutely free!"


March 26, 2017 at 6:22 AM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Dade City North, Florida, United States

I recently recieved an email from these people too. Once I clicked the link it asked for my full contact and address information. It was too good to be true so thanks for posting this info!

hxxp://mydancingsoul.com/ Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm


November 30, 2016 at 1:37 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Commerce, Georgia, United States

I received a check from these people. The instructions were to cash it and keep 150.00 and send the rest to another person. I am wary of this and would like to find out any information on this. I feel it is a scam.


November 30, 2016 at 1:39 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam

Yes, it is a scam. Do not attempt to cash the check or send money to those people.


November 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

I have been looking on Indeed.com and evidently there is at least one bot on their site - I do remember seeing something from careerbuilder yesterday, but it mey have been that I thought Marriot outsourced that externality or something as it did not look like this anyways.

Mine came today from www.acekard2dslite .altervista.org/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm

Two or three things alerted me:

1)When I saw something from careebuilder today, I thought, "Wha..?"

2) I do need employment, so I read the offer - it has major grammatical errors which pale besides the fact that if you DO read the thing - It makes NO SENSE! It actually says they pay you BEFORE you are sent your eval forms! I'll take that gig!

3)Come on, people! If you get an email that says it's from careerbuilder.com, but the domain is actually www.acekard2dslite. altervista.org/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm

you get what you deserve.

It's 2016! What?! Do you work for John Podesta?



November 8, 2016 at 2:39 AM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

I thought it was too good to be true so I figured I'd do a search before filling anything out. Glad I did!

Here's the site I was sent: http://littlesom.com. br/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm


October 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM by
"Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Springfield, Illinois, United States

I am glad I read this article. I got this email yesterday in my email. I filled it out, only for the next screen to read this webpage cannot be found. Then after reading this article, I realize now it is not real. Thanks for sharing this vital information.


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