Topic: Is this Job legitimate?
June 20, 2019 / By Anne-Marie Question:
been looking for an internship this is one of my email's
1:12 PM (42 minutes ago)
Our company conducts surveys and evaluate other companies. We get
hired to go to other peoples companies and act like customers in order
to know how the staffs and personnel there handle company services in
relation to their customers. Once we have a contract to do you would
be directed to the company or outlet and you would be given the funds
you need to do the job (either purchase things or require services)
after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and
give a detailed record of your experience. Examples of details you
would forward to us are;
1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant.
3) Customer service professionalism.
4) Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant to see how
they react to clients when they get tensed (under pressure).
"When performance is measured and reported, service improves. When
performance is measured, reported and shared with employees, service
accelerates.company representatives play in driving purchase intent.
Most companies employ our assistance when people give complaints about
their services or when they feel there is need for them to improve
their customer service.
1. Receive payment from a mystery shopper in form of certified check/money order
2. Cash and Deduct $300 which will be your salary.
3. Forward balance after deduction salary to a mystery shopper whose
information will be provided in subsequents emails via an outlet you
will be evaluating
DO YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THE TRANSFER FEE FROM YOUR PERCENTAGE?
No you do not have to; all necessary transfer fees should be deducted
from the balance after you must have cashed and deduct your $300 from
total money Received after cashing.
You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent
contractor right from your home / office.
Your job is absolutely legitimate.
You can earn up To 3000- 4000USD monthly depending on time you will
spend for this job.
You do not need any capital to start.
You can do the work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job.
The employees who make efforts and work hard have a strong possibility
to become managers.
Anyway our employees never leave us.
18 years or older, Legally capable, Responsible, Ready to work 3-4
hours per week. With PC knowledge, E-mail and Internet experience
Your Identity would be kept confidential as the job states (secret
shopper) you would be paid $300 for every survey you carry out bonus
Your transportation allowance and funds would be given to you if you
have to dine as part of the duty.
Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide
variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area. No
commitment is made on this job and you would have flexible hours as it
If you are interested do send in your:
(I)Your Full Name:
(II)Your Residential address:
(III)Present work address:
(IV)Home and mobile Phone numbers:
(VI)Your Age and Current Occupation:
So we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to
put your service into, and your address would also be needed for your
payments. We also implore you to send a scanned copy of any form of
Identification for the processing of your application form and also
for record purpose but if you cannot provide it presently then you can
provide it later..
Are you a U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S._________
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD RESPOND. AND CHECK YOUR
EMAIL BACK FOR RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS..........
Wymund | 7 days ago
There is no job.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "[email protected]
gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.
If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "check mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
I think it is a scam. First they r asking you to cash a check take out your money and forward rest to some unknown. Second, I noticed any time they use USD in their ads, it is a scam. I read somewhere alot of these scams r coming from overseas. I heard especially Russia
It sounds like something my friend's done in the past actually, which turns out to be a scam, that sadly no one could really help him with. I wouldn't go for for it.
100% FAKE. they sent you a "check" for something you did NOT do. ask you to send it back to them, take your cut and do it quickly. its called MONEY LAUNDERING.