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The "Hill Octopux Consultancy Research" Scam Created by Scammers

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The "Hill Octopux Consultancy Research" Scam Created by Scammers

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The "Hill Octopux Consultancy Research" email below is a fake and scam created by online scammers. The scam tricks potential victims into cashing a fake check and buying Money Cards with it. The scammers will then ask their potential victims to take pictures of the cards and send it to them. Once the cards are sent, the scammers will use them. And, the fake check will bounce, which will result in the victims paying back the bank, along with fees for processing the check.

The "Hill Octopux Consultancy Research" Scam

From: Octopux Research <octopuxresearch@comcast.net>

Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Subject: Research Assignment #1 - 10/18/2018

Greetings,

Your first assignment check of $1860.45 was posted via USPS. The envelope should arrive with your mail in the coming days. See below and also attached for your assignment guideline and commission details. Proceed with the assignment when the payment arrives.

Kindly confirm receiving this email.

[ASSIGNMENT #1 GUIDELINE]

1: Proceed to your bank or credit union to have the check deposited. Funds will be available immediately or in 24 hours.

2: Deduct USD $350 as your commission.

3: Proceed to nearest store with Walmart Money Cards, Vanilla Visa Gift Cards or Google Play Gift Cards.

(The cards are available at Walmart Stores, CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Best Buy, Dollar General, etc.)

4: Purchase 3 Walmart Money Cards or Vanilla Visa Gift Cards or Google Play Gift Cards at store.

(See below for Samples).

5: Go to the register and add cash of $500 to each card. $500 X 3 = $1,500

Note: If the $500 Gift Card are not available, then you may purchase/load other denominations ($100, $250, $300, $400 etc.) to total $1,500 which is required for the assignment.

6: Evaluate the quality of customer service delivery, condition and arrangement of cards at the store and fill out your observation in the Feedback Section below (Page 3).

Note: Under no circumstance should you acknowledge that you are evaluating their services as that will deter the purpose of the program. If asked if you are a mystery shopper, kindly answer NO.

AFTER PURCHASE OF CARDS

WALMART MONEY CARD & VANILLA VISA GIFT CARDS

Open the pack, remove the label in front of the cards and capture clear image of front and back of each card and email to us along with Page 3 of this document. (Phone camera accepted).

GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARDS

Open the pack, scratch off label to reveal code at the back of the cards and capture clear image of front and back of each card and email to us along with Page 3 of this document. (Phone camera accepted)

The cards are required for the next assignment. You will also use the funds to carry out future assignments. This eliminates the need of posting you checks for other upcoming assignments. Note, do not use the cards until we instruct you to do so.

FEEDBACK FORM

YOUR NAME

STORE NAME AND ADDRESS

DATE AND TIME OF VISIT

Comments:

Three (3) things that could be improved in this store (Services).

1.

2.

3.

4. How long did it take to purchase the cards?

Thank you for your services.

Hill Octopux Consultancy

PO BOX 775210

CHICAGO IL 60677-5200

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • October 29, 2018 at 2:01 PM by an anonymous user from Camden, New Jersey, United States

    This is a scam! Karen is a fake. They just robbed me for $1900.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 10:40 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Octopux Research <octopuxresearch@comcast.net>

    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:53 AM

    Subject: Assignment Payment

    Greetings,

    Kindly confirm receiving your assignment check in mail. Proceed to have your assignment completed and email us feedback report along with the requested images of cards to enable us file your report as soon as possible.

    The evaluation can be done at any nearby Walmart Stores, CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Best Buy, Dollar General, or any other store which Walmart Money Cards, Vanilla Visa Gift Cards or Google Play Gift Cards are available.

    AFTER PURCHASE OF CARDS

    WALMART MONEY CARD & VANILLA VISA GIFT CARDS

    Open the pack, remove the label in front of the cards and capture clear image of front and back of each card and email to us along with Page 3 of this document. (Phone camera accepted).

    GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARDS

    Open the pack, scratch off label to reveal code at the back of the cards and capture clear image of front and back of each card and email to us along with Page 3 of this document. (Phone camera accepted)

    Thank you,

    Karen"

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