Confero Warns of Fake Amazon Assignment Scam - Dyna Solid
Dec 07, 2018 by Confero Inc.
Confero received information today on a scammer, going by the name of Dyna Solid, who is using the Confero name in regard to fake Amazon secret shopper assignments. The fraudster first sends an email.
Subject:FIRST AMAZON TASK THIS WEEK
Attn : Survey Agent
This is to inform you that you will be undertaking your 1st Amazon Shopping Evaluation task on our behalf this week Tuesday by the UNITED STATES PRIORITY MAIL.At this Point in time you are expected to check your email every day and most especially tomorrow WEDNESDAY MORNING (12/5/2018) for Instructions to follow as soon as you get the payment for the assignment.check your front door or mail box,as soon as you get the package,kindly cashed/deposited the payment in the enclosed package at your bank and make sure you follow instructions and complete the task today with professionalism and send in your comprehensive Amazon survey report accordingly.
Get back to us with a reply to show that you are in receipt of this message.
Los Angeles, CA.
Text only: (310)881-4282
Once contact information is provided, the fraudster sends a letter in the mail. The letter details an assignment where the shopper will go into a store and purchase Amazon cards, scratch off the PIN numbers and then send the card numbers and PINs to this fake company. They also send a fake check to deposit in order to have funds to buy the Amazon cards. If you receive an email or letter in the mail from this scammer, DON’T FALL FOR IT. Do not cash the money order, provide any information or conduct the assignment.
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers. We have no employee named Dyna Solid. Please do not contact this person, Dyna Solid, as they are 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. Hundreds of dollars in pay for a mystery shopping assignment is rare.
Thank you to the consumer who sent us this information so that we were able to warn others of this scam.