Looking for work?

BOTTOM DOLLAR. The FTC continues its crackdown on con artists who prey on unemployed Americans by promising to help them get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling crafts and ornaments. David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced the law enforcement sweep “Operation Bottom Dollar,” against these scams. The sweep includes seven FTC cases, 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, a civil action by the Postal Inspection Service and 18 actions by state attorneys general. The FTC also partnered with Monster.com, the search engine Bing, and Craigslist to post FTC tips that help job seekers recognize and avoid job scams. Read the press release.

2 Responses to “Looking for work?”

  1. Kelvin Ross Says:

    Dear Candidate,

    We have a job offer available for you that will not disturb your present occupation. Currently we have available position for you to work for us. See below description.

    “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 for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer service of any Wal-Mart in your area. You are to shop secretly and invest just a token. This fee will be paid up front. During this shop you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service.

    You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
    You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
    The assignment will pay $200.00 or more per duty

    Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment:

    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Street Address (No Po Box Acceptable) :
    City, State, Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number/Home Phone Number:
    Current Occupation:
    Alternate Email Address:
    Days/Hours Available
    Hours Available: from _______ to ______

    Assignment: We have had complaints on some western union and money gram location in the services they render and we want you to investigate it personally as our new Evaluator in your area By Going there to send funds. We will be sending you Payment in form of Money Orders to carry out this assignment. So please take note of these instructions below.
    We will send you Money Order which you will take to your Bank for Instant Cashing then you are to proceed to the location we are going to allocate to you for investigation and you are to carry out every instructions we will be sending to you via email to investigate this location.
    We will want for you to email us as soon as you have carried out the comprehensive investigation and let us understand what you found out about your survey.
    I hope you do understand what we have requested for you to do as our new
    Evaluator, Please confirm you do understand so we can approve your application and your new assignment will kick off immediately.
    This is a very exciting job and is very rewarding. So please get back to us confirming your interest and we await your response for us to go ahead and approve you.

    We await your urgent response.
    Thank you for your help.
    We look forward working with you.

    Kelvin Ross.
    Recruiting Department,
    Secret Shopper®

  2. scamvictimsunited Says:

    At first I was not going to allow the above comment to be posted on our website, but then I thought about it . . . it is a PERFECT example of a scam email, so remember, the only reason it is on here is because it is a scam. Do not contact the person who made the above comment.

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    Co-Founder of ScamVictimsUnited.com
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