Confero informs of scam: Jesse Miller and Google Play gift cards
Jan 07, 2019 by Confero Inc.
Confero received information today on a fraudster who is using the Confero name to try to scam consumers. We have no employee named Jesse Miller. The fraudster sends a letter mentioning a first secret survey assignment and includes a check for $3450.24, DON’T FALL FOR IT. Do not cash the money order or check, or provide any information. Do not respond.
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers through emails and letters.. Once contact information is provided, the fraudster sends check and asks for the recipient to cash the fake checks. Then, the letter asks the receipient to purchase Google play gift cards, and then scratch off the codes, and then take a photo of the codes for the report. Please do not fall for this scam!
The name, email and phone on this particular letter is:
Please do not contact Jesse Miller as this person is trying to scam people. These scams almost always result in consumers becoming duped into a fake check scam. In fake check scams, shoppers are sent checks to deposit, and then told to wire most of the funds elsewhere and keep the difference. Ultimately, the check the scammer sent the shopper turns out to be worthless and the shopper is on the hook to cover the entire check with the bank. Some of the checks look quite real - so real in fact that bank tellers see them all the time. BE CAREFUL!
Please be aware:
1. Emails from Confero employees will come from conferoinc.com.
2. Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal or Direct Deposit. Payments are issued after successful completion of the mystery shop.
3. Hundreds of dollars in pay for a mystery shopping assignment is rare.
We thank the consumers who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.