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Beware of Paid Surveys Secret Shoppers Inc Scams

Beware of Paid Surveys Secret Shoppers Inc Scams

Below are samples of Paid Surveys Secret Shoppers email scams that scammers are currently sending to potential victims. 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 and send the rest to someone. 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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Samples of the Paid Surveys Secret Shoppers Inc Scams

From: d-support29@funge.uva.es
Date: Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 1:12 PM
Subject: Welcome to First-Selections


We have a customer service survey assignment in your location and we will pay $283(USD) for each assignment.

Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to perform your assignment.

The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c

Send below information to get started If you are still Interested Applicants are to forward Information below:

Names: ______
Your Address: ______
C.i.t.y: ______
S.t.a.t.e: ______
C.o.d.e Zip: ______
Phone: ______
Age/Gender: ______

Barbara Morgan
Recruitments Department

From: Mike Smith michsmithforsmithtextille02@gmail.com
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: Welcome to First-Selections

Dear Representative,

Congratulations, we thank you for your response to our email. We would like to let you know that you have been selected in your area. Thanks for the response and expression of interest. We do have all the required details needed and we are happy to congratulate you on your new part-time employment. So I have documented a file for you and it's in record.

Shopper's Guide wants you to run a survey on two prominent companies in your area.

The First is to Evaluate any : WALMART , CVS-PHARMACY, KROGER , RITE AID , KMART,7ELEVEN OR DOLLAR-GENERAL store location nearest to you by buying any product of your own choice Which you will be provided with funds to purchase .

Financial Sector


There has been reports about laps in the services of their Management and some of their staffs,the complaints were based on reports which their customers forwarded anonymously and Phone calls which were also made to the head office due to Negligence for the following reasons:

I) Customers have reported their money missing

II) Slow services

III) Unbalanced transfer charges

The 2nd company was reported to be rendering

(I) Poor services

(II) Rudeness to customers

(III) Excess charge

(IV) Late opening time and Closing before time. Your Secret Evaluation would be

Note: You Are not required to use your money upfront for any reason. We would be sending funds for the survey.

1) You will be sent a certain amount of money to perform your survey evaluation on the stores or restaurant close to you.

2) You would have to record the time at which you go to the location and how many minutes it took you to get service.

3) You would be sent a check/Money order which would cover your payment of $300 and also for the duty. As soon as you receive the check/money order, you would cash in at your bank, and deduct your $300, and use the rest of the money for the services.

4) Upon receiving the funds and after processing the funds, you are to go into one of these stores which you will indicate in your report the one in which you evaluated , most times it is easier you evaluate the closest store to you and You would have to keep a comprehensive report on every activity you carry out.

5) You would also provide me with the name of the cashier that attended to you. Note: Please, confirm that you did receive this message so that we can process funds that would be sent to you for the assignment.

We want your total Co-operation, Support, Availability and Trust.

****Please confirm****(Acknowledge)**** receipt of this email, by writing back before we proceed confirm with , Your NAME and ADDRESS for Payment Delivery .

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation in order to start work soon.

Mike Smith
Paid Surveys
Secret Shopper Inc USA/Canada
Secret Shopper

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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: danielafortu@zitcom.dk <danielafortu@zitcom.dk>
    Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:05 PM
    Subject: [ Welcome : Mystery Shoppers. ]

    Good News !
    We have a customer service survey assignments in your location, we will pay U.S500.
    which would come in the form of a moneygram you to perform your assignments.

    The job e'ntails an Evaluation process such as visiting Walmart/k-mart,e.t.c.
    Following details below :

    Address Line:
    Postal Code:
    Phone Number:

    Sheila Stone
    Team Recruitment"


  • Posted: Dec 7, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tacoma, Washington, United States

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "From staf.d19@ulb.ac.be



    Dear candidate,

    You have been selected as a "Secretshopper" in your area.

    You will be assigned to visit a shop.
    You will receive funds for the assignment.
    You will receive instructions for your assignment via email on
    the location and details of the task.
    Reviews and surveys for collection-of-data.
    You need to be collecting and analyzing primary data.

    We provide you with all the costs necessary for the assignment
    Rewards (Salary) range US$300 - US$500 per-assignment.

    Join Now, Please fill-in your info below :
    1. Name (first/last) :
    2. Address :
    3. State, City, Zip :
    4. Phones (cell/home) # :
    5. Age & Sex :
    6. Alternative email :
    7. Occupation :

    We will soon provide more information to your email.

    MS Networks Team"


  • Posted: Oct 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Aubrey, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "We have a service survey assignment in your location for you. We will pay $250 per assignment which would come in the form of a cashiers check along with comprehensive details in regards your assignment. The survey Entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart, Rite-aid, Walgreen e.t.c. Send information below to get started If you are Interested.

    Full Address (No PO BOX):
    State :
    Zip Code :
    Phone_Cell :
    Gender_Age :


  • Posted: Jun 26, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received an on-line shopping check that I believe is a scam. It includes a survey and cashiers check from University Federal Credit Union in Austin Texas for the amount of $2,350 dollars. The return address on the USPS envelope is CSE Organisation, 1690 Calle Parana, San Juan PR 00909

    Please advise if I should take any action."


  • Posted: May 22, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

    I got a letter from Kroger with a check for $2,972.00 to participate in a survey. I was asked to cash the check or make a next day deposit at my bank. After receiving the cash I was to Email "LOCATION" to surveyjobs003@aol.com. Also to text "LOCATION" to (585)502-8103. At this point I would be given the address of the business location I was to evaluate. Keep $300 as my commission and $72 for my transportation and expenses.

    It also came in a Priority Mail 2-Day envelope with the return address of John Shannon, 104 St Anna Drive, Schenectady NY 12303

    They must think I am a real idiot!

    I'm going to enjoy taking this to my local Kroger store and see their reaction!

    Gina B.


    • Posted: Feb 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Grapeland, Texas, United States

      I received the exact same letter last week with the same amount and same instructions. I have been receiving a text message every day asking if it has been received and when I am going to proceed with cashing or depositing it.


    • Posted: Dec 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Miami, Florida, United States

      I got the same letter and check. thank god I did some research.


  • Posted: Dec 14, 2016 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Ma/Sir,

    We have a customer service survey assignment in your location
    and we will pay $300(USD) / Assignment.
    Which would come in the form of a cashiers check for you to
    perform your assignment.

    The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Wal-mart/K-mart,e.t.c.
    Send below information to get started If you are still Interested
    Applicants are to forward Information below:

    1. Full_Name :___
    2 Your_Address :___
    3. Citys_States_Countrys :___
    4. Zip_Codes :___
    5. Phones :___
    6. Ages :___
    7. Gender :___
    8. Alt. E-mail :___

    NOTE: ( We prioritize candidates from USA & Canada to apply for this Offer )

    Evaluator Managers
    Greet America, Inc @2016"


  • Posted: Dec 7, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Gainesville, Georgia, United States

    I received this letter and questionnaire. Is it legit?

    "Part-Time (Job Opportunity)
    Michelle Margie

    Today, 7:46 AM
    We have a new Walmart survey assignment available in your area and we would like you to participate. Get paid '$200' for each completed survey.

    >>Click Here<< to Participate if interested.

    Thanks for Participating.

    Secret Shopper
    Survey Sampling Company ©2016 Copyright

    Registration Form
    Please fill in the form below.
    Full Name *
    First Name
    Middle Name
    Last Name
    Address *
    Street Address
    Street Address Line 2
    State / Province
    Postal / Zip Code
    Date of Birth *
    Pick a Date
    Phone Number *
    Area Code
    Phone Number
    Current Occupation
    E-mail *
    ex: myname@example.com

    Submit Form

    Powered by JotForm"


    • Posted: Dec 7, 2016 by info

      It is a scam.


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