SECRET SHOPPERS / STORE EVALUATORS NEEDED ASAP

From: “Joel Goodman”<marcbenson@unbunte.com>
Reply-To: <100miles4job@gmail.com>
Subject: SECRET SHOPPERS / STORE EVALUATORS NEEDED ASAP
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 06:55:07 -0700
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC
2123 West industrial Estate
Santa Clara, CA
Good Day,
“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
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC 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 18 years of know-how means working with EBay Secret Shopper® LLC 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 upfront. 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 per duty
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……………………………………………………………
Current Occupation……………………………………………….
Alternate Email Address ……………………………………….
AVAILABILITY:
Days/Hours Available
Monday ………………………………………
Tuesday ……………………………………….
Wednesday ……………………………………….
Thursday ……………………………………
Friday ……………………………………
Saturday …………………………………….
Sunday ……………………………………….
Hours Available: from _______ to ______see above
We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help.
We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely Regards,
Employment Officer
Joel Goodman
EBay Secret Shopper® LLC

38 thoughts on “SECRET SHOPPERS / STORE EVALUATORS NEEDED ASAP

  1. Received The above e-mail. Filled out info. received first assignment which is a cashiers check for $1900.00 drawn on navy federal credit union in Virginia. The bank is a real bank from my reseach. The assignment is to cash the check at any bank, evaluate the bank staff and teller, keep 200.00 and send the rest of the money back via western union. this requires no out lay of money on my part. Is this real??????

    • Darlene,

      I got sent bogus money orders took it to my local post master with the e-mails. I got suspicious after they sent two money orders for 845.00. They kept e-mailing me for wire information told them I was detained for passing forged money orders, and surprise not one e-mail since! Give all the information to the poat master that you have.

  2. They almost got me! I was getting ready to send them a confirmation e-mail so I could receive assignments and I just got a funny feeling. I searched the company name on Google and this web site (scam of the day) came up. So glad I checked!

  3. This is a Nigerian scam… all the checks will bounce eventually. I know… I was involved in a similar one and contacted the FBI when I was told to “pick up a Western Union Cash money wire for $1800, keep $200 and $300 to a guy in New York and the rest to Nigeria. That’s how they hook you. After that, you get paid to write bogus checks. They are very clever and Nigeria does NOT cooperate with the US in catching and prosecuting the felons. I now live by the saying, “If it sounds too good to be true… it probably isn’t”

  4. I was too suspicious seeing all the information they requested of me. So, I Googled the info and got to this site. Glad I checked. I’ve done surveys before and they never ask this of you unless you qualify for the survey.

  5. I have received $1,753,275 so far in fake money orders, POSTAL money orders, moneygrams, checks drawn on banks closed for years, I even got a couple drawn on "Navel" credit union… I even got several "checks" that say NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED ~~~ THE BANK REALLY HAD A GOOD LAUGH ABOUT THAT ONE…

    EVERY ONE THAT PAYS BEFORE THE "SECRET SHOP" ARE FAKE AND SCAM…. NOTHING BUT MONEY LAUNDERING AND YOU LOSE.

    There are many legal "secret shops" out there but NONE pay $200 or 10% for the shop and NONE pay in advance…

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    LOAN APPLICATION FORM

    Name Of Beneficiary:………
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  9. I am so thankful after reading this scam ebay secret shopper deal.
    I filled-up the application, but before i send it i decided to check any review regarding such offer being too good to be true. Indeed it is A SCAM! Thanks you all for posting, it helped me FROM becoming one of their scam’s victims.

  10. They posted a job ad first in craigslist for customer support that I responded to with my resume. They then sent the scam email above. Glad googled the name first and came here. What was suspicious was the email address of the scammer was not an Ebay email but AOL.

  11. I just got the same email stating that they need some mystery shopper, so i just typed ebay secret shopper on the google and it turned to be a SCAM so inmediately i replied to the person who sent me the email and told her that i did not want to deal with them and attached another link I found related to this BIG SCAM. PEOPLE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS,, IS ALL SCAM!!

  12. I fell for this… almost. I actually sent them my info. I received a UPS with three money orders for nearly $1000. each. and nothing else inside the envelope. At this time, I hadn’t checked my e-mail, so I didn’t know what it was about. I was in tears, thinking my prayers had been answered.

    Later on, I tied all the loose ends together. I was supposed to cash them and then send them the difference after subracting $250. for the “Wal-Mart” survey. It was supposed to go out to the Philippines, and I was supposedly evaluating “Western Union”, too, while I did so. This part made me suspicious, so I requested more info. They actually confirmed the tracking # and offered no more info. about their co. except to repeat the name “EBay Evaluation LLC”.

    Why are they able to continue doing this? Has the FBI gotten involved, at all? I thought USPS money orders meant that the money had already been paid upon the purchase!

    Thanks, y’all. God bless.

  13. Just received the same email, they changed the “company” name to ABC Secret Shopper LLC. I just felt it was a scam so I wanted to see if others had heard about them. I want people to be careful. They have kept the same address (2123 West Industrial Estate), but they have changed the name of the contact person to Andrew Taylor. Stay safe people are mean and don’t mind hurtin people to get what they want.

  14. Glad I decided to find out a little more before sending in my info. I also got the email with the name “ABC Secret Shopper” same address and ANDREW TAYLOR for contact. Wouldn’t it be nice, I know secret shoppers are real but not this one!
    Thanks to those who share their info about it.
    God Bless All

  15. Just got a check today early called the person in ca said her credit card was tapped for the price of the fedex expense, seems they have sent out a bunch of new checks this last weekend, is there any agencies we need to contact? No info has been sent to me regarding this, by the way where can you find real secret shopper companies, still want to work for them, but not this way.

  16. received an email from this company, I did send them my info. and a week later they send me a monyorder from western union for $975.00 and, the want me to dedact $200.00 for me and send$775.00 mony ordre to Houston,Tx I wene to my bank and to cash it, it was to good to be true, the bank is inverstgatin the money order, I send them e-mail that once my bank find out the money order is real I will buy the $775.00 money order, I have not heard from them since. the are froud I am so glad I check this web site and did not fall for it

  17. EBay Secret Shopper® LLC

    Dear Survey Agent,

    How are you doing , we got the information and we have filled it in the company’s record, you will be evaluating the western union outlet early next week, we will send you the evaluation package which will contain your payment and the funds you’ll be using to carry out your survey at the location .

    The package is in progress and ready to be sent out via courier service

    We want you to reply to this email acknowledging it as soon as possible.

    We hope to read from you soon .

    Thanks for your time,
    Employment Officer
    Bryan Thorpe
    EBay Secret Shopper® LLC

  18. I received this scam 2 years ago and was suspicious so I took the two USPS money orders to the post office and they said they get them all the time and they are fake money orders, or stolen money orders.I emailed the crooks and told them I was on my wayto Walmart to moneygram their monies to them but had a car wreck and my car was tiowed and when I got my purse out of my car at the tow lot, someone had stolen thier money. I never heard another word.I wanted to just mess with them.

  19. Today i received a FedEx with 2 money orders adding up to be $1,926.30. There was nothing attached to it but i went ahead and dropped it off at the police dept. I think the only reason why they havent got caught is b/c they are from overseas. I am so glad i didnt cash those money orders….i love my freedom way more than $1900. *Today i received an e-mail showing me a breakdown of the cost and how much i sound send them etc.

  20. Thank you so much for this information. I know that Secret Shoppers can be real had a friend was one. But this did not sound right to me and with there being no personal contact with anyone I suspected this was a SCAM!!! Ass holes I wish I could catch these fool personally……I hate to hold a whole country responsible but every last Nigerian I have ever met is a scammer and full of the devil. Even the Christian ones they are the worst….I know there must be some God fearing good people there but so far in all my years they are all scrammers and liars…..Thank you again for all of your information and I too let my common sence kick in!!!

  21. I ALSO RECEIVED AN EMAIL ABOUT THE “ANDREW TAYLOR SECRET SHOPPER”. I GOT THE UPS OVERNIGHT PACKAGE WITH A CHECK DRAWN ON M&T BANK FOR $1995. THE USUAL EVALUATOR SPEEL AND I AM TO SEND THE BALANCE OF $1550 TO JAKE BLAKENSHIP. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE CHECK, AND HAVE CHECKED WITH MY BANK………..AND THE CHECK HAS CLEARED. MY BANK IS SENDING ME A COPY OF THE CANCELLED CHECK. SO, WHAT IS THE SCAM HERE ?? THE CHECK HAS CLEARED AND I HAVE $1995 IN MY BANK ACCOUNT. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS ON THIS MATTER.

  22. @Keith – how these things work is that the check was forged; the scammers gather routing information and account information and have checks created with them on it. Eventually the real account holder will notice it on their bank account and ask for it to be credited. There may be legal ramifications for you also since it was deposited in your account. And if the scammers tell you it’s urgent it’s because they want you to wire money to them before this check bounces in your account. So – it’s forgery, theft and money laundering all in the same boat.

    • Brian,

      thanks for the info. i kinda thought it was a money laundry scam when the check cleared, but i didn’t think about the routing angle. i haven’t sent these suckers a dime, so i’ll see how this plays out. right now i’m just a person who responded to a secret shopper offer and i’m waiting to see if there is any problem with the check. i can always return the money if law enforcement gets involved.

  23. I got the email from Ebay Secret Shopper. I filled out the information. Received a money order from a credit union for $2000 of which I was to keep $200 and send the rest via Western Union to Malaysia. The assignment was to evaluate Western Union. I did not have a bank account so went to my local bank. Told them the situation. They deposited the check without me having access until cleared or failed. That was on Friday. Today is Tuesday and I got a call that the money order came back fraudulent (as we suspected). In the meantime, David Scott (allegedly) from Ebay Secret Shopper aka The Radici Co, keeps text messaging me asking when I will be able to complete assignment. I advised them the bank is holding it until confirmation. Today I responded to them that the check came back – no good and asked them what the “h—” they thought they were trying to pull.
    That was an hour ago….so far no response.

  24. I relate to the actions of everyone else who has gotten the request to become a secret shopper from Andrew Taylor. I sent them my info, and 6 days later I received an overnight FedEX envelope with a cashier’s check in the mail for 2,380.02. No note, receipt, explanation, or nothing else inside the envelope. At this time, I hadn’t checked my e-mail, so I didn’t know what it was about. I, too, like someone else, had been praying about getting out of a financial mess that I’ve made from gambling. I know God had delivered me, and I was in tears, thinking my prayers had been answered again by receiving over 2,000.00.
    I called my husband and he went to SNOPES and found out that this was a BIG SCAM. I got an email later that afternoon saying to go to the Western Union (they gave me four different choices in my town to go to), and wire $1900ish of it to someone in Pennsylvania, and keep $200 for me, $50 for gas and the rest for fees to wire it. I answered the email and said that I was on to them, and asked them to stop emailing me. They continued to check to see if I had completed my assignment. I finally blocked the sender who was Andrew Taylor from Santa Monica, CA as shown onf the return address of the FEDEX envelope.
    As strange as it seemed, I woke up in the middle of the night to check to see if all my doors were locked over the next couple of nights. I had given them my physical address, and I thought that they may come looking for their money…I held on to the check (it is a cashier’s check with a watermark and all), and everyday i am tempted to take it to my bank and cash it. Today, the temptation arose again, so I came to this site. Yes, I am completely convinced that it is a scam after reading all of the comments. When I finish this comment, I will got to my trash, and toss it. God is going to help me get out of this debt, and it’s not going to be through crookedness or unrighteousness. I have to stand of my FAITH and believe in HIS LOVE!
    Thanks, y’all.
    God bless.

  25. This is the one I received on 9/22/11. It’s now deleted. Looks like they have a Richard Smith doing the dirty work now.

    ABC Secret Shopper® LLC
    2123 West industrial Estate
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    Hi,
    We are accepting applications for qualified individuals to become Mystery
    Shoppers.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    1. You will receive funding for the assignment.
    2. You will receive the Instruction for your assignment via email on the
    location and details of the assignment.
    3. You are to complete the assignment as fast and discreetly as possible.
    4. You will be asked to visit a business location to conduct business be it a
    restaurant, shopping store etc.

    PAYMENT TERMS:
    You will receive a flat sum of $200 per assignment. The company will furnish you

    with all expense
    needed for the assignment and any other expense incurred during the course of
    executing your assignment.

    If interested, send the information below to > Richard Smith’s email removed

    Full Legal Name :
    Address(NO.PO.BOX ADDS) :
    City:
    State :
    Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:
    Current Occupation :
    E-mail Address:

    It’s fun and rewarding. There is no charge to become shopper and you do not need
    previous experience and you would be paid $200 for every duty you carryout,

    Your response would be highly appreciated.

    NB;CANDIDATE FROM USA,CANADA & EUROPE ARE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR THIS OFFER

    Thank you,
    Richard smith
    Market Force®
    ABC Secret Shopper® LLC
    2123 West industrial Estate
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

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