Beware of Hope Research Group Shoppers Evaluation Scams
October 14, 2016
Scammers are sending out fake email messages, like the one below, to potential victims, which appear as if they came from Hope Research Group claiming they are currently accepting limited number of applications from competent mystery shoppers to evaluate some department stores, restaurants and business centers in the US and Canada. But, the fake email messages are another phishing scam that are being used by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, by promising them ways of making quick and easy money doing something which almost everyone likes, shopping for free.
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The stolen information collected by the scammers will be used by them to contact their potential victims and attempt to scam them. This is why online users should never respond to unsolicited email messages with their personal or financial information, and should always research claims by emails and websites that request personal information.
The Phishing “Hope Research Group” Email Message
From: Recruitment Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:31 PM
We are currently accepting limited number of applications from competent shoppers to evaluate some departmental stores, Restaurants and business center around the US and Canada area.
Job Description & Responsibilities
As our shopper posing as normal customers, you will be required to visit
The nearest outlet near you to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product or using a service. Funds will be provided inform of a Certified Check to cover the expenses of evaluating the outlet.
While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and quality of service rendered.
Upon completion of the survey you're to simply send us an E-mail with your rating of the store.
You will earn between $250 to $500 for each assignment in which you can complete between to task weekly. It's fun and rewarding. There is no charge to become a volunteer. You do not require any special skills for this opening,
Most of the time you will only need to spend 20 minutes on each assignment.
We would like you to participate because it's Fun &Rewarding;
Please fill out the Application below as we hope to Welcome You as one of our Undercover;
Apt Suite Other:
City, State & Zip Code:
Phone # (Cell and Home):
We're dedicated to providing our customers the best services possible, and you can help!
Hope Research Group (c) Customer Impact LLC
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