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Victim Location 43204
Type of a scam Employment

I was online looking for job. Today, I received two letters and two checks in the mail to be a mystery shopper; $1960 and $2950 in the USPS priority mail. The letter says to deposit the checks into my account. The letter says the money will be available instantly. Withdraw the cash and locate the nearest Dollar General to you. (They give you a website to enter your zip code) and buy Amazon gift cards, and gently scratch off the security numbers. They want a clear picture of the front and back of the gift card. I am to text 347-491-6587 Simon Walkoviak. The return address on the envelope is *** *** *** *** *** *** ** ***. The other letter says to buy Walmart gift cards. They email is: [email protected] One of the checks is from Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union. The other check is from Broadway Bank.

Victim Location 60803
Type of a scam Employment

On 2.16.19, I applied for a job as a mystery shopper on ***. I completed an employment application through a link on ***. On 2.18.19, after completing the app online, I got an email saying I was selected as a mystery shopper. On 2.22.19 I received a text message asking if I got the email. Later, I got a text asking how I was doing and if I had received my check in the mail yet. Gave me a routing number to follow.  I was to pic between *** and ***. They said once I received the check, I would receive additional information. The check written against *** arrived in a Priority Mail envelope with a return address of *** *** *** *** *** *** ** ***9. There was nothing in the envelope but the check. The emails came from *** *** with an email address of ***. I received a text message from him with a phone number of ***. I have kept everything. 

Victim Location 11216
Type of a scam Employment

They didn’t scam me I was just confused about the email but then I researched about it and found out it was a scam so the article I read said to report it here and here I am.

Victim Location 30067
Type of a scam Other

My son was "employed" to be a Walmart mystery shopper. He got a package from UPS with instructions and a check for $2,900. He was asked to deposit the check in his account, draw out $2,500 in cash and go with the cash to a Walmart nearest to him and buy blank money orders of $2,500. He was to evaluate his interaction with the agent (because they'd gotten complaints about the staff) and send the money orders to an address that would be texted to him once he had confirmed he had the money orders. If he FEDexed the money orders within 48 hours, he'd get $300 extra.

Victim Location 83716
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

A letter telling me to deposit the check into my account, purchase 2 Amazon gift cards, email pictures of the front and back of the cards after I had scratched off the silver scratch off area. There was a list of local stores I was supposed to evaluate. They wanted names of cashier, professionalism of service, and captured image of gift card and the receipts among other things. I'm reporting this because I don't want anyone to be taken advantage of.

Victim Location 90022
Type of a scam Employment

I was selected by Kroger to be a mystery shopper I received a $1900.00 check to cash and go buy I tune cards and steam gift card and send them the numbers and picture after I scratch the codes

Victim Location 83634
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received this postal letter in the mail with a check of $2,895.00, $400. of which I could keep. I was to call them and deposit the check. Then buy $2,400 worth of Gift Cards then e-mail them with the pin numbers and 16 digit codes. I was to not tell walmart what I was doing. they had 6 questions I was to observe while I was doing this. I was to do this in 24 hours. Of Course, I was suspicious about the check. So I didn't do it. Would you like a copy of this information and the check? I am not sure I can do this by internet.

Victim Location 43725
Type of a scam Employment

I received a check in the mail from Mystery Shopper Inc. for $2150.00.

Victim Location 92243
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

They ask for your name home address and to send them Amazon card of $***dollers

Victim Location 32159
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I responded to an email about becoming a mystery shopper. I then received a second email stating I would receive a package of information. Today by Priority Mail I received a check in my name and instructions on how I should deposit it in my bank account and keep $300.00 for myself and send $960.00 VIA money gram transfer to Denis Mitchell Texas. and again the same amount to Robin Hughes using a Walmart to Walmart transfer. I am glad i researched this scam online. Don't fall for it as I know there are legit jobs for Mystery shoppers out there.

Victim Location 27530
Total money lost $3,000
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I was connected by email saying away selected to be a "mystery shopper". Was told to be looking forward to receiving instructions along with payment for my shopping and monies to shop with..It came in Priority Mail. I cashed the money order and went shopping for ITune Cards..Weeks later received supposedly my 2nd assignment . Similar to the first method just this time it was a cashier's check and to purchase Reloadit Plus Pack. Little did I know in the end somehow it got to be my money now the bank wants to deduct from my acct..even in light of all the emails and pictures I have on my phone to verify exactly what was young on, un beknieing to me...for I just knew it had to be legit because my bank cashed both and Never once flagged my acct or mentioned anything to me about possibly being scammed UNTIL afterwards and even then very casually said the "mystery shoppers" scam have been going on for years..Mind you on the very FIRST transaction(money order) I noted "mystery shopper" bank did not think to flag my acct nor confront me to make be be aware of what they knew to be suspicious...please please do Not accept anything from Anybody you do not know and please please do Not use this bank as your financial institution..customer service is way below confidence and security you want to feel with your banker..

Victim Location 39365
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Was sent a check in the amount of $2,420. The instructions: deposited the check at your bank and keep $420 of it as payment then take the remaining $2,000.00 and purchase 5 Amazon gift cards at $400.00 each. Wanted photos of the cards numbers on the back side after scratching off silver strip. The check and letter arrived Priority Mail via US Postal Service from 4818 Berkman Dr. Austin, TX. 78723-4697. The footer on the letter P&O Professional Survey and Research Group Partnering Company / Haves-Arche Buisness Intel. The task advisor Anderson Hunt. E-Mail address: [email protected]

Victim Location 55398
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

it was a job offer to perform surveys in the stores, rating them; 2x a week for $450 apiece. Then they sent me a Priority Mail from Ampex Corporation; a postal Money Order for $1000. and instructions to first confirm I got it and then cash Money order at my bank. then you are to evaluate any store that sells iTunes Gift cards. I am to buy $800. worth of cards in denominations of $50 and $100 only. then scratch off the pin number and take picture of front and back of the card clearly so they can read the pin number. I am not to tell anyone that I am a secret shopper and give observations of Cashier, name if visible and their dress; neatness and smartness. How long did it take to to purchase the cards; provide iTunes gift card PIN numbers (usually 16 digits) and so on. the thing that threw me is on the bottom it has the Accredited Business label. MSPA EUROPE..

Victim Location 95205
Type of a scam Employment

I was job hunting when I saw a listing for mystery shoppers I sent an application and a few days later a Priority Mail Envelope came. I closed was a check and a letter explaining what I was to do. I took the check to my bank where they informed me that the cashiers check was fraudulent and told me if they were to deposit it Into my account it would cost me thousands of dollars. For days after receiving the check someone was texting me about the money . When was I going to make the deposit and to let them know ASAP when I did by text message. If I wouldn’t have had it checked out by my bank this person was waiting for me to wire money to 2 two other people in Texas

Victim Location 95610
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

first company sent me a cashiers check for 1970.00 said deposit in my account and the next day remove it and said perform this assignment,i didint do as told i call the bank its written on a totally fake

then week later i receive another check n 2450.00 same instructions and i called that bank totally fake next day i received another check for $2850.00 with same instructions again i called the bank check is no good b then 7 days later i got another check for 2465.55 with instructions as well I checked this check is no good .just last week i received another check for 2965.69 same instructions but this time they said i would get more money if i just deposited the check and don't tell the teller or ask the bank anything so i checked and the check is no good with all this has happened her i called the police told the fraud at my bank answer no we cant do anything you didn't cash the checks so no crime has been committed so .'


Victim Location 30296
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Hello to anyone that might fall victim of check fraud i recieved a package in my mail today for a mystery shopping job that stated they wanted me to take a check of $2,350.00 they sent and go to walmart to transfer the funds to two other people and to take note of how clean the batrooms were and how satisfied was i with customer service please be smart when recieving money from a company because right away i called the bank to verify the check and like i assumed it was a scam a fake check be sure to always call the bank yourself to verify any checks you receive by mail i hope this information can help anybody in a financial crisis to avoid such temptation it will only make your situation far more worse always very a check and never try to cash nor deposit checks from companys you didn't apply for

Victim Location 99508
Total money lost $3,500
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Went online to try get second part time job. Applied for mystery shopper. Got a packet in mail with money orders employee number. And direction to what to spend what store to go to. Email to send my evaluation to. Money orders looked legit water mark and everything it was a scamm i lost 3500 dollars

Victim Location 78640
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I've received a money order addressed to my home address after receiving a text about being a mystery shopper. It came with a typed letter giving directions as to what and where to cash or deposit money order or check then purchase another money order or what money transfer service to use to forward to specified addresses and person's name.

Victim Location 32550
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

And additional email address was given [email protected]

I received a check for A large amount of money , I was suppose to Deposit the money and then I was to deduct $*** and then another 35 to cover my cost and my first commission. I was to send by Walmart

transfer in the amount of $*** a money gram to Steven Kilman 126 End Place, Buffalo, NY 14215

There were Other instructions but I do believe it’s a scam

Victim Location 99824
Type of a scam Employment

Mystery Shopper (Job Offer)

john sonin

I'm worried that the forwarded information (with my SSN!) will be used by what I've construed, after sending this info., to be a pfishing scammmer. Can you investigate this internet hoax-er? I did not give them anything else except my address, phone, age, & SSN, but they have continued to send me solicitations to deposit a check in my bank account...which I never received!

*** S. ***, Juneau-Douglas, AK

john sonin

Dear Annette Kathy,

I am:

*** S. *** a 56-yr. old Male @

*** *** *** *** ** *** *** *** ###-###-#### both home and cell

*** Annette Kathy

Sat 1/6, 3:16 PM


National Shopping Service Network, LLC is one of the leading agency specialized in Global Customer Service Research. We are starting a very big research project in USA. This project takes place every week, so we need to recruit Mystery Shopper to work as a surveyor. You will get $300 for each assignment.


•You will be assigned to visit a shop.

•You need to "pretend" to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.

•You will then finish an on-line questionnaire to share with us your customer experience.

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