Mystery Shopper Scam Email

Here is a Mystery Shopper Scam email that I found in my Spam folder.

Subject:MYSTERY SHOPPER NEEDED IN YOUR AREA
Date:9/10/2009 6:26:15 A.M. Central Daylight Time
From:jobs@mysteryshopper.com
Reply To:mysteryshopper@dowdles.org

“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.

ABOUT US
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 availableThe assignment will pay $75 – $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:
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
First Name……………..
Middle Name…………….
Last Name………………
Street Address………….
City, State, Zip Code……
Cell Phone Number……….
Home Phone Number……….
Age……………………

We await your urgent response, Thank you for your help.
We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely,
Thomas Bode
415 830 6195
Secret Shopper®

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4 Responses to “Mystery Shopper Scam Email”

  1. Michael Ramirez Says:

    I replied to this e-mail because I am aware that there are legitimate “shoppers” companies. When they responded to my reply I knew something wasn’t right. They informed me they would send me a check for $975.01 of which I would keep $75.00 for my shopping services. They said they would send a bank certified check for this amount which I would cash at my bank.I know people don’t send ckecks to someone for that amount without more personal info. This is my first encounter with a scam & I am trying to inform the proper authorities.

  2. RobD Says:

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  3. Bill Bartmann Says:

    Hey very nice blog!!….I’m an instant fan, I have bookmarked you and I’ll be checking back on a regular….See ya

  4. Tom Says:

    I received this e-mail today and immediately googled the name and company. I had to chuckle when I discovered the real Thomas Bode.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bode_Thomas

    He was NIGERIAN politician. Scammer has a sense of humor.


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