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The "Kroger Secret Shopper Get Paid for Shopping" Scam

Online users, be aware of "Kroger Secret Shopper Get Paid for Shopping" secret or mystery shopper email messages 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 Kroger Secret Shopper Get Paid for Shopping Scam
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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 "Kroger Secret Shopper Get Paid for Shopping" Scam

From: Kroger applications@jobs.kroger.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:57 PM

Subject: Get Paid for Shopping !

Kroger Secret Shopper

We invite you to be part of our secret customers team.

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

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.

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

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

Press 'Join Us' and then complete all of the required fields in order to register.

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  • March 16, 2019 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States

    I just received a priority express mailer with a $2850 cashier's check in it from someone name Joe Robinson saying I'm to participate in the Kroger/Walmart secret shopper program.

    I vaguely remember responding to an email, but it was from Kroger(at least I think it was).

    It has a page of written instructions on what is to be done with the money and who to even send the bulk of the money to.

    I'm probably going to let the check expire since it says it's void after 3 months anyway.

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