The 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 mystery shopping. Also, the victims may be asked to take part in surveys or other promotional services. But, the counterfeit check will bounce and the victims who cashed the check will be held responsible for the money lost in the transaction and any additional fees imposed by their bank. They may even get arrested for fraud.
Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via unsolicited email messages.
One of the "Dr. Beate Schmidt Detective Shopper Freelance Recruitment" Scams
From: Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:06 AM
Subject: Secret Shopper Needed!
My Name is Beate Schmidt. We have an assignment as a D e t e c t i v e Shopper for you in your area.
If you are interested. We will like you to confirm your details:
1. Full Name :
2. Addresss :
7. Age :
8. E-Mail :
9. Cell and Home Phone :
Your payment would be sent to you per Assignment which is ($500) Also you will be provided with all expense money for the shopping and other expenses incurred during the course of your assignment. All the tools you will needing would be provided to you with details on every assignment.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFICIENCY.YOUR RESPONSE IS NEEDED TO FACILITATE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTION.
We look forward to working with you and await your prompt response
Dr. Beate Schmidt
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