The Scam is Still Out There

Please don't get caught by this one.

I just gained knowledge of another person who has fallen for the Secret Shopper scam. And this was a person who I thought would have known better given the publicity surrounding these scams. Listed below is the exact email from one of these scam outfits.  It will always involve Western Union for wiring money that you will never recover. Here it is. Please, don't be fooled.

We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate.
Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

Secret Shopper® is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America and Canada with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Secret Shopper® is a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES. Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and Banks. One amongst many others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper® NEVER charge fees to the shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both. Secret Shopper® has available
The assignment will pay $200.00 per duty, depends on the amount of assignment.
Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment:


First Name.................
Middle Name................
Last Name..................
Street Address.............
City, State, Zip Code......
Cell Phone Number..........
Home Phone Number..........

We await your urgent response, Thank you for your help.

We look forward to working with you.

Eric Coris
Secret Shopper®

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

This isn't the only one out there. It does seem to be one of the more grammatically correct ones. It's a scam.


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Mary Jan Cimino January 25, 2013 at 09:05 PM
I live in Illinois and am a victim of a mysery shopper scam. I moneygrammed $ and it was picked up in Cartersville, GA by Amber Henson last Saturday, 1-19-13. Can you help me recover it?? Thank you, Mary Jan Cimino, maryjan.cimino7@gmail.com My phone # is 847-895-6294


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