"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

The "Kroger Shopping Experience" email below is a scam being sent by online scammers to potential victims. The scam tricks the recipients into clicking on the link within it thinking they will be given a chance to win a $200 Kroger gift card if they give reviews of Kroger stores. But, the fake website that the link goes to was created by online scammers to steal their potential victims' personal information. Therefore, information submitted on the fake website will be sent to the scammers.

Kroger Shopping Experience Scam

Once the online scammers have stolen their potential victims' personal information, they will use the information to contact and attempt to scam them.

The "Kroger Shopping Experience" Email Scam

Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 8:25 AM

From: "Kroger.com" <career@kroger.com>

Subject: Job Offer

Register and if you are selected, you will receive $200 for shopping at Kroger or at competition stores.

Send us your feedback for your Kroger shopping experience.

Your review will make a difference for providing better services and products.

Kroger Shoppers are selected randomly every week and if selected, they will be contacted via phone or email.

You will be paid with amounts between $100-400 per assignment.

You can shop any products you want at your designated store.

No experience, fees or interview are required.

Click 'I Want' and then complete all of the required fields in order to register.

I Want

Copyright © *2018* Kroger, All rights reserved.

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January 29, 2020 at 8:14 AM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

"From: Kroger Shopping Survey <tabathaj94@gmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:06:05 PM

Subject: Re: Congratulations! Kroger Application Approved

Dear Scott,

We already reviewed your information for the position of Secret Reviewer for The Kroger Co. survey and you have been selected so we congratulate you with this opportunity of working with us as one of our representatives. Your sincerity, trust and confidentiality is all we need. Just to bring to your notice that the Package for your first survey is about to be sent to you.

Please acknowledge you received this notification and you will be available to receive the package that would be delivered to you soon by a courier or Post and also carry out the task. A confirmation from you to this email is needed so that we can proceed on making the payment addressed to you as our store secret reviewer.

The payment would be sent out to you soonest and I will get back to you with the tracking number once the package has been sent out and once you respond to this notification. Do know that the payment which will be sent to you will include the funds for you to carry out the survey and your pay of $300

I look forward to read an email from you soon as possible to confirm you got this payment notification.


Michael Welch"

Here is another scam.


February 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

Received via email:

"Subject: kroger survey scam

I received a cashiers check for 1880.00 to buy iTunes cards from Kroger, Walgreens and Target. It said I would receive 300.00 for my survey results.

Gary Cooper

survey/evaluator Consultant




December 11, 2018 at 11:14 PM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

I received these emails from Greg and just read some articles online about. I wished I had read them earlier.

Thanks for the information.

Merry Christmas.

- Forwarded message -


Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Subject: Re: 2nd Assignment Instructions- Complete Surveys Today

To: <sturgeg@basicshop.net>

Hi Greg,

I just deposited the check, and will have to take off work this afternoon to complete the shopping today.

Have a great day,


On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 8:53 AM Greg Sturge <sturgeg@basicshop.net> wrote:

Hi Gina,

Payment will be delivered to you this morning through FedEx. Kindly go ahead with the shopping immediately you withdraw funds. You have been rewarded with extra $100 for your assignment today due to your great performance on your first assignment. Your assignment salary for today's task is $400.

Deduct $400 for your service from the total amount received. See below your assignments.

A. SHOPPER’S ASSESSMENT: Locate another Kroger Store. It has to be a different Kroger store in your area.

1: Purchase iTunes gift cards of $500 in total. It should be $100 or $50 denominations.

B. SHOPPER’S ASSESSMENT: Locate Walgreen's store in your area.

1: Purchase steam gift cards of $500 in total. It should be $100 or $50 denominations.

C. SHOPPER’S ASSESSMENT: Locate Best Buy Store.

1: Purchase steam gift cards of $500 in total. It should be $100 or $50 denominations.

D. SHOPPER’S ASSESSMENT: Locate Home Depot Store.

Purchase iTunes gift cards of $500 in total. It should be $100 or $50 denominations.

N.B:If Steam gift cards are not available in any of the stores, you can purchase iTunes gift cards of $500 in total. It should be $100 or $50 denominations.

Under no circumstance should you acknowledge that you are evaluating their services as that will defeat the purpose of the whole program, some of the security questions which they may ask to figure out if you are a mystery shopper include, but not limited to the following:

•If or when asked if you are a mystery shopper, answer NO.

Kindly use the same questionnaire you have to prepare the report. Send the receipt of all the purchases and also the pictures of the gift cards purchased after scratching off the labels.


Greg Sturge

PS: Complete the surveys today


October 24, 2018 at 12:33 PM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

Here is another scam:

"From: Kroger Evaluation Service <customerservice@clearevaluation.net>

Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:36 PM

Subject: Online survey respondent application approved

Good day,

Thank you for applying for the Kroger Evaluation Service position.

This message is to confirm that your online survey respondent application has been reviewed and approved and you will receive your first Kroger Evaluation Service package next week.

We want you to keep eye on the delivery of evaluation package. follow the instructions enclosed.



William Millot"


April 8, 2018 at 7:53 PM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam
an anonymous user from: Yuma, Arizona, United States

Here is another version:

"Kroger <job@kroger.com>

FrI 3/23/2018, 12:42 PM

We invite you to be part of our shoppers team.

You can shop any products you want at your designated store.

Register and if you are selected, you will receive $50 for shopping at Kroger stores and $200-400 payment per assignment. Shoppers are selected randomly every week and they will be contacted via phone or email.

No experience, fees or interview are required just send us your sincere feedback after your shopping experience.

Your review will make a difference for providing better services and products.

Click 'I Want' and then complete all of the required fields in order to register.

Join Us (***This is a big link button)

Copyright © 2018 Kroger.com"


February 13, 2018 at 12:57 PM by
"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam

Here is another scam:

"From: Evaluation Update [mailto:Customer.care@kroger.net]

Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:54 AM

Subject: David Amrhein- Application received/approved. Start up package mailed to you via USPS

David Amrhein- 7315 S. Hazelton Lane Tempe AZ 85283

You applied for our shop survey job online in which you will be evaluating participating Store locations around you eg ( Kroger). Payment for your 1st evaluation has been sent via USPS to your mailing address 7315 S. Hazelton Lane Tempe AZ 85283. Once you receive it within the next 2 business days, you are to follow instructions within package carefully.

The purpose of this evaluation is to ensure that samples are as representative as possible. We give business owners, operators and executives insights into the extent that a company is delivering on its brand promises at the point of interaction with the customer. Through the use of unbiased third-parties who objectively record their experiences, we understand what the average customer is experiencing, what staff behaviors should be acknowledged and areas of customer interaction that can be improved. We also aim at establishing professional standards and ethics for the industry.

If you did not get my text/sms message sent to 6026255435 containing your welcome message and delivery info, then include a mobile number in your reply to receive updates. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this email. Thanks



Copyright (c) 2018"


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"Kroger Shopping Experience" Scam