Confero Warns of LinkedIn Scam Using Confero Name- Job Offer Scam – Lauren Smith- It’s a Fake!
Aug 04, 2015 by Confero Inc.
We learned today about a fake mystery shop offer for the position offered via Linkedin messaging. These fake positions are advertised through Linkedin and possibly other sites as well. The scammer, who goes by the name of Lauren Smith, falsely claims that he works for Confero.
WE DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYEE OR WORK WITH A CONTRACTOR NAMED LAUREN SMITH!
Please do not contact that person on Linkedin or elsewhere as "Lauren Smith" 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:
- Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal or Direct Deposit.
- A typical mystery shopping gig does not pay $300!
We send our sincere thanks to 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/