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    AndyD_OHD
    Mystery Shopper Scam?
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    • 15th Jul 09, 10:14 AM
    Mystery Shopper Scam? 15th Jul 09 at 10:14 AM
    HI All,

    I have registered with a company apparently offering Mystery Shopping positions. I received this email this morning and to be honest it looks pretty suspicious. I wondered whether anyone had any additional info or whether they had been duped by this?
    Shopper's Guide wants you to run surveys on a few prominent western union locations in your area(the locations are within 10 miles
    from your zip code, you will be filled with the exact details).
    The Western Union location was reported for evaluation for the following reasons:
    1) Customers have reported their money missing.
    2) Slow services.
    3) Unbalanced transfer charges.
    4) Rudeness to customers.
    5) Late opening time and Closing before time.
    Your Evaluation at the first western union location would be:
    1) To make a transfer of funds from this western union location to another mystery shopper (we will provide you with the needed
    funds; you will never use your own money).
    2) You will have to record the time you spend sending the transfer.
    3) You will also provide the name of the cashier that attended to you.
    4) Make a detailed report about your personal impressions as an average customer.
    To complete the surveys we will send you the money to cover your $100 commission and the money you need to use at the western
    union location.
    Upon receiving the funds, the exact instructions of the survey will be forwarded to you and the report is to be ready same day you receive the funds.
    You will have to keep a comprehensive report on every activity you carry out and send it by fax to our office.
    If you are interested in becoming a mystery shopper confirm that you are ready by replying to this message with "I AGREE".

    Thank you,
    Michael McDowell
    WA Surveys Inc
    Initial email was from @msshop-uk.com but a follow up email was from a gmail account. So beware....

    Cheers
    Andrew.
    Last edited by AndyD_OHD; 15-07-2009 at 10:19 AM.
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