Warning: Micah Johnson posing as Confero Employee – It’s a Scam
Jan 22, 2019 by Confero Inc.
Confero learned about a scam regarding Micah Johnson, who claims to work for Confero. We have no employee named Micah Johnson. This person also falsely lists our company address on the communication. The fraudster mentions survey tasks and wants the recipient to cash a fake check, purchase Amazon cards, activate them and send the fraudster the codes.
The person attempts to recruit secret shoppers through emails and letters. The scam asks for the person to reply by text or email to provide personal details. Once contact information is provided, the fraudster sends checks or money orders, asking for the recipient to cash the fake checks and then purchase Amazon cards with them. Please do not fall for this scam!
Here is more information on the fake assignments:
- The fraudster uses the address of 2525 Regan Street, Dallas, TX 75219
- The pay for the fake assignment is listed as $1000, with a second assignment paying $5000.
- They ask the consumer to text them at 310-881-4282
Please do not contact Micah Johnson 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. An amount of $1000 or $5000 pay for a mystery shopping assignment is rare.
Thanks to the consumer who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.