Confero Warns of Another Fraud Scam - Pat Powell
Jun 15, 2018 by Confero Inc.
Confero received information today about a scam regarding Pat Powell, who claims to work for Confero. We have no employee named Pat Powell. The fraudster mentions tasks, and asks people to visit a link that mentions Pat Powell and wufoo.co.ok, If you receive an email from this scammer, DON’T VISIT THIS LINK!
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers through emails. The scam asks for the person to reply by email in regard to survey opportunities. 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! Here is an example of the email:
Get paid for dining out!
Have you heard about CONFERO EVALUATION PROGRAM in your zone, to examine and survey stores.
CONFERO has great opportunities in Any area! $500 per task. Every task requires 15-20mins of your time.
The organization will furnish you with all costs required for the task and some other cost caused over the span of releasing your task .
To enroll,tap the Link underneath..
Please do not contact Pat Powell 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:
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. $500 pay for a mystery shopping assignment is rare. The time to complete a shop varies from project to project and this email claims they all take 15 to 20 minutes.
We thank the consumers who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.