Confero Issues Warning about John Gordon - LinkedIn Scam

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Aug 14, 2015 by Confero Inc.

Confero received information today on a LinkedIn scam regarding someone using the name of John Gordon, who claims to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent through LinkedIn, and uses a contact email of .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The person falsely claims to be an employee of Confero and his email attempts to recruit secret shoppers.

We have no employee named John Gordon, and our email addresses are, not    The scam asks for the person to reply by email in regard to secret shopping opportunities.  Do not fall for this scam!


Please do not contact this person by any means, as he 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, 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! 


And, just so you know: 

1.       Emails from Confero employees will come from, not   

2.       Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal or Direct Deposit.  


We thank the person who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.  If you would like to read more about scams, please visit our website:

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