Consumer Alerts

Confero Warns about Fake Email, Fake Schedulers Amelie Armstead Miyuki Jefferson

Sep 08, 2014 by Confero Inc.

An email address at Conferoinc.com has been spoofed by an outsider who is sending email messages out with the subject "Job Opportunity Opens". The message appears to have been sent from info@ our domain address. This message was not sent by Confero and was not authorized by Confero to be sent on its behalf. If there is a link in the email message, please do not click on it. Confero posts jobs on it's mystery shopping job board to those who have submitted a profile for consideration for mystery shopping. Mystery shoppers are notified of mystery shopping projects when they become available. The subject "Job Opprtunity Opens" is never used. A recipient of this spoofed email message kindly sent us a copy of the contents and the

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Confero Warns About Mystery Shopping Scam Using the Name Diane Holley

Jun 06, 2014 by Confero Inc.

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Nicolas Morgan

Aug 13, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received an inquiry from a consumer about a phishing email going around using the Confero name. The consumer asked, "Do you have an affiliate in Seattle, Washington operated by one Nicolas Morgan in the "Market Viewpoint" department? We received two e-mails from this person in the name of Confero, Inc. soliciting for mystery shopper evaluators (Rep ID# FPH04609)."

We are not affiliated with anyone named Nicolas Morgan and we do not operate a "Market Viewpoint" department. A scammer is trying to capitalize on Confero's good name.

Please do not fall for the Nicolas Morgan scam!

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Confero Warns (Again) About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Paul Williams

Jul 05, 2012 by Confero Inc.

The warning we posted about "Paul Williams" is still valid (see the original post here). . Fortunately, the would-be shopper contacted Confero rather than "Paul Williams. See her comments below. Please note that we NEVER send checks to mystery shoppers, asking them to cash checks and keep part as a payment. All Confero payments are issued to shoppers via PayPal AFTER the mystery shop has been completed, submiitted to Confero and accepted by our client.

I got a letter in the mail today from Survey America, signed by a "man" named Paul Williams. The letter is asking me to be a Mystery Shopper. Along with the letter came a check for $2,860.00.

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Kelvin Ford

Jun 04, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received information today that someone using the name Kelvin Ford, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Kelvin Ford as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and learn what to do if you are a victim of a scam

If you think someone is trying to scam you, please read our How to Spot a Scam article to find out what you should do!

We appreciate the consumers who contacted us to let us know about this. Thank you!

 

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Paul Williams

Jun 01, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received information today that someone using the name Paul Williams, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Paul Williams as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and learn what to do if you are a victim of a scam

If you think someone is trying to scam you, please read our How to Spot a Scam article to find out what you should do!

We appreciate the consumers who contacted us to let us know about this. Thank you!

 

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Kevin Bailey

Mar 08, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received infromation today that someone using the name Kevin Bailey, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Kevin Bailey as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and

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Visa Director Writes about Mystery Shopping Scams

Feb 28, 2012 by Confero Inc.

Jason Alderman, Senior Director at Visa, Inc. wrote a nice article explaining mystery shopping scams. Thanks for helping to the word out about these scams!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-alderman/mystery-shopper-scams_b_1247878.html

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Texting Scam: 888-408-1754

Feb 07, 2012 by Confero Inc.

Confero, Inc. was recently notified about a new texting scam. The text messages, some using our trademarked name Confero, ask recipients to contact 888-408-1754 for information about making hundreds of dollars conducting mystery shops for cash back. Please do not mistake those text messages as legitimate! We called that number and our call was answered by what sounded like

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New E-Mail Scam Update

Aug 22, 2011 by Confero Inc.

Confero warned consumers about a new e-mail scam on Friday, August 19th.  Today, a consumer sent us a copy of the response he received when he responded to the scam. 

These scammers have used the name of Confero’s President and CEO, Elaine Buxton, and created a fake email address.  Remember, Confero never asks shoppers to sign up by sending personal information via email. Mystery shoppers register their interest on our secure website by visiting www.conferoinc.com and clicking on Shopper Center (upper right) to arrive at our secure website.

If you think someone is trying to scam you, please read our “How to Spot a Scam” article to find out what you should do!

Fake email from a scammer:

From: Elaine Buxton [mailto:e.buxton@aol.com]

Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 6:03 PM

To:

Subject: Re: Career opportunity inside

The training consists in three evaluations. You will receive a commission of $120 for each survey.

Being accepted for the training doesn't mean you're already hired, it all depends on the quality of your reports. After the training period you will receive all the needed documents to fill and sign including the tax form, and from that point you will receive assignments on regular basis. The maximum is one assignment per day, seven per week. You will have to let us know your optimal times available. During your one week training period, the first set of surveys you have to do is at a few western union locations in your area, within 10 miles from your zip code, you will receive the exact address and instructions at the right time. The task is to go there as a customer and tell them you want to use their transfer services. The funds will be received by another Mystery Shopper who is also making an evaluation. You have to be very natural but at the same time focus on small details as we need a comprehensive report from you.

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