Mystery Shopper Scam - "We have a Shopping Assignment in your Area"

Mystery Shopper Scam - We have a Shopping Assignment in your Area

The Mystery Shopping email message below is a scam. 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.

The Mystery Shopper Email Scam

From: Mystery Shopper (

We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate.

Mystery Shopper is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop.

You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience.

Mystery Shopper NEVER charge fees to become a shopper, mystery shoppers are paid a prearranged fee for a particular shop, We have available for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer service of any Western Union in your area. This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service. You will be required to interact with the shop clerk. You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.

The assignment will pay $170.00/ assignment.

Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment.

You can also send the below required information as plain text email.


First Name..
Middle Name..
Last Name..
Street Address(Not PO Box) ..
City, State, Zip Code ..
Cell Phone Number ..
Home Phone Number ..
Current Occupation..
Alternate Email Address ..
AVAILABILITY: Days/Hours Available

Monday .

Tuesday .
Wednesday .
Thursday .
Friday .
Saturday .
Sunday .

Hours Available:

We await your urgent response.

Thank you for your help. We look forward to working with you.


Timothy White.

Mystery Shoppers, Inc.

If you have received similar Mystery or Secret Shopping emails, please do not follow the instructions in them. And, always do your research before taking part in any Mystery Shopping promotions.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 6:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Received money order to cash and go purchase iTunes cards. reported to US postal service and FBI holding to mail to postal service. I felt it wasn't for real.

  • January 6, 2017 at 8:03 PM by info

    Received via email:

    I keep getting Mystery email telling me to click for more info, but goes to a weird site that has nothing to do with mystery shopping... when I click it goes here: S .mk/activate/application.html

    I really hope you can help me get rid of these emails because I get tons of them every day. Thanks so much"

  • May 15, 2016 at 11:09 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Secret Shopper

    Date: 5/10/16 9:22 PM (GMT-08:00)

    Subject: Good Job!

    Dear Sir/ Ma

    Perhaps, this might be the right platform to lessen unpaid bills that triggers unrest. This is an opportunity of a lifetime you don’t want to miss. We are looking for outstanding Brand Personnel (In the name of Secret Shoppers) to evaluate sales performance, market force, and improved customer service in USA.

    It’s a part-time job with basics computing, minimal managerial skills & zero hassle. We operate in a diverse business ventures, such as Production, Distribution, Retail, Hotels, Automotive, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Pub, Banking and more..."

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Mystery Shopper Scam - "We have a Shopping Assignment in your Area"