Confero Issues Warning on Frank Wilson - Another LinkedIn Scam

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Aug 19, 2015 by Confero Inc.

Confero received information today on a LinkedIn scam regarding someone using the name of Frank Wilson, who claims to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent through LinkedIn.  The person falsely claims to be an employee of Confero, in the HR Department, and his email attempts to recruit secret shoppers:

 

Dear Shopper,
Kindly read the below carefully and send your full mailing address, and cell.

MYSTERY SHOPPER BRIEF
Our clients are the best in their sector and want to learn how well their sales and service staff are representing their business. The most successful way to reliably test this is to use one of our team to rate how well they do, known as a mystery shopper. That is why we are giving you this opportunity.
 
You will need to be conscientious, articulate and be able to recognize great service. There are no hidden fees, there’s no catch. You can earn money doing something you probably love anyway.
 
CONFERO INC. Mystery Shoppers
*CONFERO INC. Mystery Shoppers are honest , confident, extremely reliable, able to meet deadlines and fill in forms accurately.
 
*CONFERO INC. Mystery Shoppers look upon Mystery Shopping as an opportunity to help improve service levels at the places they like to frequent.
 
*CONFERO INC. Mystery Shoppers take personal satisfaction in watching service levels rise knowing that they played an instrumental part in that improvement.
 
*CONFERO INC. Mystery Shoppers know the importance of following directions, they read and follow each client's evaluation criteria to the letter.
 
Assignment length
Each assignment brief will detail the expected time scale so please read through carefully and allow enough time for your visit.
 
READ
It is vital that you read and understand the brief.
The brief details how the assignment must be completed.
It is crucial that you remember these details fully as each client has different reports.
Clients needs change so please refer to the brief every time you conduct a Mystery Shop in case details have changed.
Relax, act normally, and do not draw attention to yourself.
Take notes as soon as possible so that you can complete your evaluation form.
 
FIRST ASSIGNMENT
Your first assignment package will be delivered to your address via USPS next week . Each assignment is different but normally involves assessing staff performance, customer service, cleanliness etc. Our clients want to ensure that the company standards they set are adhered to and the customer experiences the best service possible. Clients use the feedback to assist in developing the customer service standards and training for their staff.


CONFIRMATION
It is important that you confirm receipt of this memo to authorize us send your assignment package


 

We have no employee or contractor named FRANK WILSON.  The scam asks for the person to reply by email in regard to secret shopping opportunities.  Do not fall for this scam and please do not send him any of your information.  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 conferoinc.com, not conferoinc.net.   

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: http://www.conferoinc.com/shoppers-center/consumer-alerts/

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