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Beware of "Walmart Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form" Phishing Scam

2014-09-05T19:38:59  +
Beware of "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.

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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

ABOUT US


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.

JOB DETAILS


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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  • Posted: Apr 5, 2018 at 12:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, 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?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM by info

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

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 1:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 9, 2017 at 9:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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
    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!"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 26, 2017 at 6:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Miami, 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

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2016 at 1:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fitzgerald, 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.

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 30, 2016 at 1:39 PM by info

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

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Eaton, 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?
    Sheesh.....

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 8, 2016 at 2:39 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington, 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

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 31, 2016 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Toledo, Ohio, United States

    Same here on bs scam, but I went to the first part of the website and found something totally different. I was going to send them my old number so they would get in trouble hehehe! But this is the link I was sent:

    "We have an open position in our team as a part time freelance market researcher !
    If you are interested in this offer please visit this link
    Or visit us at Careerbuilder.com/OpenJob

    http://twofistedpiano. com/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm"

    I just put in twofistedpiano.com and got some guy playing a piano selling his music I guess.

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 6, 2016 at 12:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

      Well, looks like they are trying to strike again. Here's the link, http://www.abercraveinn.co .uk/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm. Though this was in my spam folder, but still. Keep your heads up and verify everything.

      delete


    • Posted: Aug 31, 2016 at 11:07 AM by info

      What the cybercriminals do is to hack into people's websites and place their phishing webpages on them.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 26, 2016 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Nebraska, United States

    I just received the fake email supposedly from career builder . com, for Walmart, here is the link: http://hrbtool.in/Walmart /freelancesurvey.htm.

    Thank you so much for getting the word out about this scam, really appreciate it!

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 6:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sacramento, California, United States

    Thank you for entering this message. I also received the fake CareerBuilder email. This time, the blue application did not have Walmart's name on it, it was for any company. I reported it as Phish.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 6, 2016 at 8:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Irvine, California, United States

    I just received this exact phishing offer. There was no need to spoof the From: email address, since it was From:

    careerbuiIder.com

    Intended for the not attentive audience that doesn't read carefully. Unsolicited job offers that sound too good to be true, usually are.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 29, 2016 at 3:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Montevallo, Alabama, United States

    Just got this offer today. It came from CareerBuilder. I wonder if they know that they are being used for a scam. Thanks so much for getting the word out!

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 14, 2016 at 9:31 AM by info

    Here is another email scam that appears as if it came from Career builder. The email address was spoofed to make it appear so, and the link in it goes to a fake Careerbuilder website.

    -- start of scam --
    "Subject: Fw: We have an open position in our team for you!
    From: Tara Batchler-Taylor (tara.batchlertaylor@yahoo.com)
    Sent: Thu 7/14/16 7:56 AM
    On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:29 PM, CareerBuiIder. com wrote:
    We have an open position in our team as a part time freelance market researcher !
    |If you are interested in this offer please visit this link
    Or visit us at Careerbuilder.com/OpenJob"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I just received this email. Thanks for the heads up!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 13, 2016 at 1:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

    Here is another site:
    http://lospequenines.com/walmart/ freelancesurvey.Htm

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 11, 2016 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

    Received one today from "CareerBuilder". The link sent me to: http://lospequenines.com/Walmart/ freelancesurvey.htm

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 10, 2016 at 12:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pasco, Washington, United States

    This is another phishing site - http://lospequenines.com/Walmart/ freelancesurvey.htm

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Boiling Springs, South Carolina, United States

    Here is another scam from:

    http://lospequenines.com/Walmart/ freelancesurvey.htm

    Great spoof; said from CareerBuiIder.com

    Glad I found this because it sure looks like career builder wants to hire me... ha ha and it somehow has walmart in the link? well I am so glad my email and info won't be sold by anyone extra.

    delete


  • Posted: May 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    Received this in an email from Careerbuilder. It took me to this link:
    http://icgs-eg.com/Walmart/ freelancesurvey.htm

    delete


    • Posted: May 15, 2016 at 3:25 PM by info

      The email was not sent from Careerbuilder,although it may appear so. It is a scam sent by scammers.

      delete


  • Posted: May 3, 2016 at 10:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Linton, Indiana, United States

    Received this from CareerBuilder.com.

    delete


    • Posted: May 3, 2016 at 10:43 PM by info

      It was not actually sent by CareerBuilder. The email message that you received was sent by cybercriminals, and the email message spoofed to make it appear as if it came from CareerBuilder.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 18, 2015 at 4:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ida, Michigan, United States

    Beware Freelance Market Research Analyst. Same deal, $1955 check, quick deposit, quick eval of Western Union. I keep $300, I split the rest to send Western Union and money to 2 different people. Asking for my general bank information including an evaluation of my bank. I am over 65 and I am a juicy little target.

    Dates of letter, Priority Mail and check all matched. Thanks for covering my backside.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 8, 2015 at 12:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cedar City, Utah, United States

    The link is from CareerBuilder now and located at http://metamorphosis-production.com/wp-admin/network /freelancesurvey.htm.

    Beware!

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 6:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Davison, Michigan, United States

    I can't remember if I filled this out or not. Been completing a lot of online apps, mostly for jobs in physical locations. I must have completed a "mystery shopper" one on a whim. Received a text asking for a status update on the package they sent me.

    I hadn't received it yet, as I only check my mail about once a week. Received a priority mail envelope with a letter (very basic, NOT letterhead) telling me to contact my "boss", amazingly same name as the one who texted me.

    Also enclosed was a USPS money order for $981.08, which I plan to take to the police to verify. The money order is dated 5/29/15. The envelope shipping label is dated 7/7/15. Same name on money order & shipping label, but different addresses. Not doing anything 'til I talk to cops and definitely NOT depositing into my bank account.

    Killer Paragraph:
    "Kindly take this payment issued in your name, to your Bank to get it deposited into your account for 24hours clearance, ad write your Boss with the deposit confirmation and also send me a copy of the confirmation."

    Uhhh...NO!!!

    delete


  • Posted: May 26, 2015 at 1:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cocoa, Florida, United States

    I just got this same ad with the exception of it saying it was from Careerbuilder.com

    It looks very real so be very wary.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 23, 2014 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Contern, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Received today saying it's from Careerbuilder with link to click from http://196.30.112. 121/ApplicationForm.htm.

    Didn't look legit based on the incorrect grammar usage in their first sentence: "We have brought to you a job offer provided by Walmart, one of the biggest agency in the United States."

    Also got a warning message when mouse pointer hovered over the http link.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 22, 2014 at 12:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

    Got this from CareerBuilder email address... sounded too good to be true and researching it on walmart.com showed nothing and I'm sure they'd have something on their own website. Then found this... Thank you!

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brookline, New Hampshire, United States

    I just got this email from a very convincing career builder email address.

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Siler City, North Carolina, United States

      So did I. Was wondering if it was legit, so I started researching .

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 1, 2014 at 3:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Henderson, North Carolina, United States

    I just received this email today in my inbox

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

    I received the email today at my usa.com email address, which is owned by mail.com. It went to my inbox. Their spam filter didn't catch it. I Googled one of the sentences as I always do first and came here. Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 9, 2014 at 9:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

    Received the following message:

    ---
    Monster.com

    We have brought to you an employment opportunity provided by Walmart.
    You and other people have been selected from a list of consumers to apply for the position of a freelance market researcher.
    This post is presented in a full-time job or a part-time job.
    If you are interested you can continue reading about the company and what this position involves by pressing here.

    the link directed me to http://197.248.134 .19/JobDetails.htm
    ---
    I checked the IP and its from kenya..

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Mateo, California, United States

    I too received this crap and it looks legit. I will continue to seek real work.

    JB

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 8, 2014 at 11:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    I had a feeling this might have been fake. I almost wanted to fill it out but then I decided to look it up and see if it was as legit as it looks. Glad I didnt fill it out.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2014 at 8:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

    This is what I received:
    ------

    Job Offer?

    Actions

    Monster.com (recruitment @monster.com)
    1:12 PM

    recruitment @monster.com

    From: Monster.com (recruitment @monster.com)
    Sent: Sun 9/07/14 1:12 PM

    We have brought to you an employment opportunity provided by Walmart.

    You and other people have been selected from a list of consumers to apply for the position of a freelance market researcher.

    This post is presented in a full-time job or a part-time job.

    If you are interested you can continue reading about the company and what this position involves by pressing here

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2014 at 8:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Georgia, United States

    Well, they got me, I filled it out. Son of a gun.

    Well lucky for me I don't give any sensitive info over the phone.

    That stuff they ask for is readily available online anyways.

    What a sweet gig that would be though, right?

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

    I received this email yesterday in my spam folder. I knew it was suspicious that's why I did this web search. Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 6, 2014 at 9:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Old Bethpage, New York, United States

    Really hate scammers. Got this and filled out a fake name as well - Y. Iddiut.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 6, 2014 at 7:53 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas City, Texas, United States

    I filled it out with fake information just to hinder them. Applicants name is Jack Meoff.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      You my friend, are so incredibly wonderful. Props to you and you're creativity.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Clifton, New Jersey, United States

    What do you do if you filled out the information?

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 6, 2014 at 7:48 AM by info

      They will attempt to scam you with the information you have sent.

      So, be careful next time around.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Thank you for this alert. I got this email:
    ------

    "
    Job Offer

    Monster.com
    Today at 8:07 PM


    We have brought to you an employment opportunity provided by Walmart.

    You and other people have been selected from a list of consumers to apply for the position of a freelance market researcher.

    This post is presented in a full-time job or a part-time job.

    If you are interested you can continue reading about the company and what this position involves by pressing here."

    Lucky the link was blocked.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Welland, Ontario, Canada

    I received it, this is the link:
    http://197.248.134 .19/JobDetails.htm
    looks real, I am glad I check here before I fill out the form,thank you for the advice.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Oakland, California, United States

    http://197.248.134 .19/ was the address in the link I received.in Kenya. Thanks for the info.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Wallburg, North Carolina, United States

    Thanks for the info. It looked legit but I was suspicious and this website alerted me to the threat!

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada

    This is the link they sent me:
    http://197.248.134 .19/JobDetails.htm

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sylmar, California, United States

    I got this email in my spam, but searched online to find out if it was a scam before clicking on it. Thanks for the info.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

    Well I fell for it. I matched up the Walmart icon and it was the same so I hoped it was legit...

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Gatineau, Québec, Canada

    Thanks so much. I was about to fill out the form.

    The link pointed to http://197.248.134 .19/JobDetails.htm
    I hope it helps others.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2014 at 1:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Akron, Ohio, United States

    I got this email with the following link: http://197.248.134 .19/JobDetails.htm. Such a shame.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 4, 2014 at 12:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Richmond, Virginia, United States

    http://190.33.253 .102/OnlineApplicationForm.htm
    This is the site the email took me to. FYI.

    delete


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