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Jason
CA
2011-07-30 12:19:43
Job Scam
+1 Mystery shop scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Andrew/ Thomas Gagnon
Email Address:
   worknowpeter@yahoo.com
So i got an email saying i was accpeted in the role of a mystery shopper! So im thinking sweet, so I give my particulars ( who i am, where i live and my phone #)

I get an email saying Im going to mystery shop a Wal-Mart and a Western Union... Ok i can do that then I get this email after. It has been Copyed and Pasted.

Hear\'s how smart/ good this is the cheque is from a company called Nexeo Solutions Canada Corp. Who is real... if you google them theres a page where there banking info is posted. SO they really did there homework!

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Good Day,

How are you today? Hope everything is fine with you , This is to update you and to inform you that Our shopping assignment starts today, a paycheck of $1,950 has been sent out to your given information with us and it should be deliver to your address today via a UPS courier service (www.UPS.cA).Here is the tracking number for the package e8424112992.We are very busy company and you will enjoy your work with us as we create impact in training the Public.When you get it I would like you to have it cashed instantly because it is a personnel Check; After which you proceed to the Wal-Mart and buy an item with worth of $30 you like make the Survey and also Western Union to make the survey there too. NOTE below is the detailed explanation on how to spend the money.

THE SECRET SHOPPING ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS :

The paycheck is from our finance company and was issued to cover the project bills for your wages and Assignment. It is a Check :-

You should first take it to your bank and cash immediately or you can deposit it via ATM, Deduct your first wages then the remaining balance should be used for the assignment below.

Wal-Mart ====>$30

Commission Payment for the survey =====> $300

Western Union transaction =====> Send the rest money in cash after deducting the transfer charges

Below is the information to have the Western Union sent to


NAME: MaryBrown
ADDRESS: 15 Pembroke Road
POST CODE: N10 2HR
CITY : London
COUNTRY: United Kingdom


We are shopping in Wal-Mart and Western Union location this time, We always instruct our secret shopper to shop according to the report made by different customers from various stores and Wal-Mart and Western Union has being the talk of the town from almost all of their customers that send money often, they were said to be slow and having bad customer relation - So your first assignment is to proceed to the Wal-Mart and Western Union outlet to find out about their Trading and
operation system.

After evaluating Wal-Mart. As a secret shopper, You should pretend as if you are a client and want to send money, Memorize all you see at the outlet. We want you to report back to us on the following information\'s today:

As a secret shopper your job is to Observe, Memorize and Evaluate everything going on in the outlet. Also for the short period of minutes that it will take you to Observe, Memorize and Evaluate 1,2,3,4,5 above, you can\'t just walk in and out of the outlet without sending Money or else you would be suspected, That is why we send you the funds to make a transfer during the process so that everything will go fine without any interference during your visit to the Western Union Outlet. We authorize you to send the remaining funds which is After deducting your first wages, To the above information provided for our up coming exhibition.


Be aware that Western Union is going to charge you a token to get this money sent, You should deduct the Western Union charges from the money you have left with you and not from your own wages. Make sure you don\'t go with a note, Only write down the name and address above along with you so that you will not make mistakes when sending the money, because if they see you writing anything down, they will definitely suspect you are a secret shopper, Just memorize all you see and report back to us.

Your next assignment will commence Immediately after you have reported back to us and your next payment will be included also.

Below are the details of what you should email back to us immediately you are done with the assignment:

For the Wal-Mart
==============================
1) How long it took you to get services.
2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3)Smartness of the attendant
4)Customer service professionalism
5)Reaction of personnel under pressure
6)More other information that you think would be helpful
7)Your comments and impressions


For the Western Union
=========================================
1) How long it took you to get services.
2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3)Smartness of the attendant
4)Customer service professionalism
5)Reaction of personnel under pressure
6)Senders Name and Address
7)10 Digit; Money Transfer Control Number {MTCN}
8)The amount transferred after deducting Western Union Charges.
9) A scanned copy of the western union\'s receipt
10) Your comments and impressions

YOU SHOULD ALSO GET BACK TO US WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE MONEY YOU HAVE SENT VIA THE WESTERN UNION OUTLET:

P:S: You should use your full name and address when sending the money.

You should please make sure you Execute all the Assignment today immediately you receive the paycheck and get back at us with a details as requested above.

Warm Regards and God Bless

The Hiring Manager
Andrew
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-11-30 20:59:21
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Emily Morice
Email Address:
   worknowottac@yahoo.com
a mystery shopper scam , similar to the above one here are the details, i realised it is a scam when she told me she will send money to me to do the assignment, how is that possible to send money just like that to someone you don't know.
Good Day,
How are you today? Hope everything is fine with you , This is to update you and to inform you that Our shopping assignment starts today, a paycheck of $1,950 has been sent out to your given information with us and it should be deliver to your address today via a UPS courier service (www.UPS.cA).Here is the tracking number for the package E845 662 636 9.We are very busy company and you will enjoy your work with us as we create impact in training the Public.When you get it I would like you to have it cashed instantly because it is a personnel Check; After which you proceed to the Wal-Mart and buy an item with worth of $30 you like make the Survey and also Western Union to make the survey there too. NOTE below is the detailed explanation on how to spend the money.
THE SECRET SHOPPING ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS :
The paycheck is from our finance company and was issued to cover the project bills for your wages and Assignment. It is a Check :-
You should first take it to your bank and cash immediately or you can deposit it via ATM, Deduct your first wages then the remaining balance should be used for the assignment below.
Wal-Mart ====> $30
Commission Payment for both surveys(i.e both walmart and western union assignments) =====> $300
Western Union transaction =====> Send the rest money in cash after deducting the transfer charges
Below is the information to have the Western Union sent to
NAME: Hannah Fournier ADDRESS: 125 Baker St POST CODE: W1U 6SA CITY : London State: London COUNTRY: United Kingdom
We are shopping in Wal-Mart and Western Union location this time, We always instruct our secret shopper to shop according to the report made by different customers from various stores and Wal-Mart and Western Union has being the talk of the town from almost all of their customers that send money often, they were said to be slow and having bad customer relation - So your first assignment is to proceed to the Wal-Mart and Western Union outlet to find out about their Trading and operation system.
After evaluating Wal-Mart. As a secret shopper, You should pretend as if you are a client and want to send money, Memorize all you see at the outlet. We want you to report back to us on the following information's today:
As a secret shopper your job is to Observe, Memorize and Evaluate everything going on in the outlet. Also for the short period of minutes that it will take you to Observe, Memorize and Evaluate 1,2,3,4,5 above, you can't just walk in and out of the outlet without sending Money or else you would be suspected, That is why we send you the funds to make a transfer during the process so that everything will go fine without any interference during your visit to the Western Union Outlet. We authorize you to send the remaining funds which is After deducting your first wages, To the above information provided for our up coming exhibition.
Be aware that Western Union is going to charge you a token to get this money sent, You should deduct the Western Union charges from the money you have left with you and not from your own wages. Make sure you don't go with a note, Only write down the name and address above along with you so that you will not make mistakes when sending the money, because if they see you writing anything down, they will definitely suspect you are a secret shopper, Just memorize all you see and report back to us.
Your next assignment will commence Immediately after you have reported back to us and your next payment will be included also.
Below are the details of what you should email back to us immediately you are done with the assignment:
For the Wal-Mart ============================== 1) How long it took you to get services. 2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet 3)Smartness of the attendant 4)Customer service professionalism 5)Reaction of personnel under pressure 6)More other information that you think would be helpful 7)Your comments and impressions
For the Western Union ========================================= 1) How long it took you to get services. 2)Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet 3)Smartness of the attendant 4)Customer service professionalism 5)Reaction of personnel under pressure 6)Senders Name and Address 7)10 Digit; Money Transfer Control Number {MTCN} 8)The amount transferred after deducting Western Union Charges(in GBP equivalent and can$ equivalent). 9) A scanned copy of the western union's receipt 10) Your comments and impressions
YOU SHOULD ALSO GET BACK TO US WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ABOUT THE MONEY YOU HAVE SENT VIA THE WESTERN UNION OUTLET:
P:S: You should use your full name and address when sending the money.
You should please make sure you Execute all the Assignment today immediately you receive the paycheck and get back at us with a details as requested above.
Warm Regards.
The HR Manager, Emily Morice

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