The "Target Secret Shopper" Phishing Email Scams Created by Scammers

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The Target Secret Shopper Phishing Email Scams Created by Scammers

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Online users, be aware of fake Target secret or mystery shopper email messages created scammers like the one below, which claim that the recipients have a mystery or secret shopping assignments in their areas and are asked to participate. The email messages are fraudulent, 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. The fake email messages are being sent by scammers/cybercriminals.

The victim of this scam will be provided with a fake or counterfeit check (cheque) and is advised to cash it and then asked to use some of the proceeds to do some form of mystery 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.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via unsolicited email messages.

The Fraudulent Target Mystery or Secret Shopper Email

From: Target.com <career@target.com>

Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:55 PM

Subject: Receive $400 Free Target Voucher to spend!

We're looking for mystery shoppers to rate their local Target store!

We want to know what you think of the store layout, the selection of products, the customer service, and would you recommend the store to your friends and family?

In return you'll receive a free $400 gift card to spend on anything you like in Target.

Join our program today for your chance to receive a free $400 gift card to spend on anything you want in Target!

Sign up for free here link

The link in the fraudulent email goes to the following website:

Target Secret Shopper Fraudulent Website

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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The "Target Secret Shopper" Phishing Email Scams Created by Scammers