Confero Warns of Fake Mystery Shop and Scammer: Paul Meyer
May 06, 2019 by Confero Inc.
Confero received information today on a scammer, going by the name of Paul Meyer, who is using the Confero name in regard to fake secret shopper assignments. The fraudster first sends texts to obtain the person’s email and then sends an email like this one, promising a large fee:
Here is the email that was sent:
Thanks for your response about Indeed on ads, your Resume has been reviewed and approved.
Here's your chance to be our Company mystery shopper & get paid for shopping and dining out. Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops and stores in your area.
Per Assignment: 400.00
Note: You are to follow all instructions given to you, kindly provide us your details to proceed on first assignment and payment will be mail out to you in 2-3days to complete your first assignment.
It's fun and rewarding
There is no charge to become shopper and you do not need previous experience and you would be paid 400.00 for every duty you carryout.
We are waiting your good response only if interested and you will be contacted as soon as your email is received.
Please supply the following information for the next phase of the hiring process.
Phone Number *
Paul Meyer - Hiring Agent.
txt me (424) 307-4746
If you receive an email or text from this scammer, DON’T FALL FOR IT. Do not provide any information or conduct the assignment.
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers.He menitions that he received the person's phone number from Indeed. We have no employee named Paul Meyer. We do not search Indeed for potential mystery shoppers. Please do not contact this person, Paul Meyer, 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:
1. Emails from Confero employees will come from conferoinc.com. This one came from mivaniinc.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. A payment of $400 for a mystery shop assignment is rare.
Thank you to the consumer who sent us this information so that we were able to warn others of this scam.