Confero Receives Information on Scammer Brandon Cryar - Beware
Dec 07, 2018 by Confero Inc.
Confero received information today on a fraudster, going by the name of Brandon Cryar, who is using the Confero name to try to scam consumers. We have no employee named Brandon Cryar. The fraudster asks people to cash a money order in regard to a mystery shop assignment. If you receive an email or letter in the mail from this scammer, DON’T FALL FOR IT. Do not cash the money order or provide any information.
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 checks via UPS, asking for the recipient to cash the fake checks. Please do not fall for this scam. The name and address listed in this particular letter is:
418 Spring lake Drive
Fortson GA 31808
Please do not contact Brandon Cryar 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 consumer who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.