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Beware of "Dr. Beate Schmidt Detective Shopper Freelance Recruitment" Scams

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Beware of "Dr. Beate Schmidt Detective Shopper Freelance Recruitment" Scams

Online users, be aware of "Dr. Beate Schmidt Detective Shopper Freelance Recruitment" mystery shopper email messages like the one below, which claim that a so-called Dr. Beate Schmidt has a mystery or secret shopping assignments in their area. The email messages are fraudulent and are being sent by scammers/cyber criminals who are pretending to be Dr. Beate Schmidt. Therefore, recipients of the same email messages should not respond to them with their personal information or any other information that is requested by the senders.

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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 <freelance80088@mystery-sh0pper.com>

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 :

3. City:

4. State:

5. Country:

& ZIP:

6. Occupation:

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.


We look forward to working with you and await your prompt response



Dr. Beate Schmidt

Freelance Recruitment

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  • Posted: Aug 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tempe, Arizona, United States

    Just received this email:

    -- start of scam --
    Job Descriptions :
    You will be assigned to visit the store. {Pretending} to be an agent of the company who is dedicated to you.
    And be normal potential customers who are looking for a particular service or product.
    You will then complete the questionnaire on-line to share with us your customer experience.


    1. 18 Years old or above.
    2. Can speak local language well.
    3. Can read and write english.
    4. No experience needed like shopping.

    Job- Pay :

    1. You will get $450 for each assignment.
    2. Most of the time you will only need to spend 20 minutes on the visit

    Please fill in the data and continue with the next step if you are willing :

    Full Name :
    Occupation :
    E-mail :

    Thank you for participation. Your response would be greatly appreciated.
    We will contact you immediately as your application has been received.

    Dr. Beate Schmid
    Director Resources"


  • Posted: Aug 13, 2017 by info

    Received via email:


    My name is Becky, I was sent an email about secret shopper then I accepted it then I realized it was too good to be true and it was probably a scam so I sent a message back asking if it was a scam. I didn't want to be involved in it. well, a week later they sent me a check for over 2000 dollars I still have the check. what should I do next?

    Thank You,


    • Posted: Aug 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Riverdale Park, Maryland, United States

      Same here. My name is charles and they did the same thing.


    • Posted: Aug 13, 2017 by info

      You can destroy the check or report it to the police, but do not cash it.


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