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Beware of Survey Shopping Offer Scams

Beware of Survey Shopping Offer Scams

The Survey Shopping Offer email message below is a scam. Victims of this scam will be provided with a fake or counterfeit check (cheque) and are advised to cash it and then asked to use some of the proceeds to do some form of secret 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.

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The Survey Shopping Offer Email Scam

From: Chris Sizzler <russanna@dir .bg>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: Survey Shopping Offer

Survey shoppers are needed in your area for a reasonable weekly pay, reply to c.sizzler@ gmail.com for more details.

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

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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Ohio, United States

    I got one today from a Lisa Doyle from "Cedar Rapids Iowa". The return address is from an AES CORPORATION. I intend to call the actual number listed on Google and find out if they are aware that they are using their name.


  • Posted: Jan 18, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Richmond, Indiana, United States

    Just received a check from West Texas educator credit union. South west corporate fcu. For $2,980.45 Daniel Rodgers. Huston Texas zip code 77084 amount to send money gram of $1,290.00.

    And send Justin comb. City, larnaca. State larnaca. Country cyprus. Amount of $1,340.00. Money should be sent in euro form.


    • Posted: Jan 18, 2017 by info

      It is a scam, do not send money to the scammers.


  • Posted: Oct 24, 2016 by info

    Received via email:

    "On October 3, I received a Mystery Shopper offer by email from a Teressa Adams, allegedly recruiting from csupport6@ucsc.edu. The job entails an Evaluation process such as visiting Walmart/K-Mart etc. Since I am in search of a job working from home, I accepted and on October 6, a follow-up email from a James Taylor (private@myfirm.com.co) explained the survey procedure in detail and advised me that a package would be sent to me with my compensation payment of $250 and other funds. A Priority Mail envelope sent by Silverpoint Survey, 1433 New Road, Northfield NJ 08226 was in my mail box on Friday, October 21.

    However, certain payment instructions in his letter had aroused my suspicions and I went on-line to search for more information about Mystery/Secret Shoppers opportunities. To make my story short, my suspicions were confirmed and I am attaching copies of the letter, the Priority mailer and an authentic looking cashier's check of Northwest Savings Bank in Warren, PA 16365. The amount of $2850.35 was transmitted by Kathleen Spearman and is to be paid to the order of Leodyne Alsbach.

    Because I had a very serious car collision on October 10, which has left me indefinitely without transportation, and this first assignment had to be completed within 24 hours which would entitle me to a $100 bonus, I advised James Taylor yesterday by email that I would be unable to accept the assignment and would therefore return the cashier's check on Monday (tomorrow). So far, I have not received his response to this.

    My report to the FTC has been submitted today. Thank you so much for your time and attention!



    • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

      Hi, I have fell for this!!! And I have deposited this already! What do I do?!!!


      • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 by info

        Contact your bank and let them know that you were scammed, and the check you have deposited, that was sent to, is a fake.


        • Posted: Dec 14, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Illinois, United States

          I have another question, so I have deposited the money. But I actually have at least $40 before I had deposited the dumb $2980.35. Can I still use the money I have or do I have to wait until everything is clear.


          • Posted: Dec 14, 2016 by info

            You will have to contact that broker that you have deposited the money with, to answer your question.


        • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

          Ok, I let them know it was fake. I forgot to tell them I was scammed but they told me not to use any of the money. I haven't tho. Should I be ok then?


          • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 by info

            Yes, you should be OK, once you have told the bank the check is a fake.


            • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

              Thank you so much! I knew it was too good to be true. Thank goodness I found this forum!


    • Posted: Dec 2, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Palatine, Illinois, United States

      HI Leodyne,

      Have you heard back from the FTC confirming whether or not this was a scam or a legitimate Secret Shopper survey? I received a cashier's check from the same company; also from James Taylor. The dollar amount is for almost the exact amount as yours...mine is $2,890.35 - the check is from INterra Credit Union in Goshen, IN.

      My priority letter from SilverPoint Surveys has their address listed as 9021 Foxwood Drive North, Tallahassee, FL, 32309. At first I thought this was safe b/c it's a "Cashier's Check", but am skeptical b/c the task is to "shop" the Money Gram service located in Walmart & the task is to wire transfer the money. I also grew more skeptical b/c the letter was NOT on letterhead & there were typo's on the letter. Any additional info you could provide would be much appreciated.



      • Posted: Dec 2, 2016 by info

        It is a scam, do not fall for it.


        • Posted: Feb 14, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Levelland, Texas, United States

          I also received one today from Silverpoint.com and after reading the letter and instructions on what to do, I decided not to do this. So, what do I need to do with this letter and check they sent me?


          • Posted: Feb 14, 2017 by info

            Dump or tear them up, or report them to the police or your local authorities.


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