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Confero Warning about Fake Check & Money Transfer Scams: Updated 11/2/09

Nov 02, 2009 by Confero Inc.

*Updated: 11/2/09 *

Please take a few minutes to watch these videos recently release by the Federal Trade Commission. David Vladeck, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection explains several money transfer scams, including The Grandparent Scam, The Counterfeit Check Scam and the Mystery Shopper Scam.

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Confero and Better Business Bureau (BBB) Release Mystery Shopping Scam Video

Nov 24, 2009 by Confero Inc.

As a reputable company with 24 years in business, we are always concerned about scams involving mystery shopping. The scam typically plays out like this: the consumer receives a certified check from the bogus mystery shopping company, along with an “assignment” to deposit the check and then send funds via Western Union or Moneygram to a person designated on the assignment.

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Confero Warns of LinkedIn Scam Using Confero Name- Job Offer Scam – Will George- It’s a Fake!

Jul 31, 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 Will George, falsely claims that he works for Confero. 

WE DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYEE OR WORK WITH A CONTRACTOR NAMED WILL GEORGE!

Please do not contact that person on Linkedin or elsewhere as "Will George" 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! 

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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 Will George, falsely claims that he works for Confero. 

WE DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYEE OR WORK WITH A CONTRACTOR NAMED WILL GEORGE!

Please do not contact that person on Linkedin or elsewhere as "Will George" 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:

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Confero Issues Warning about John Gordon - LinkedIn Scam

Aug 14, 2015 by Confero Inc.

Confero received information today on a LinkedIn scam regarding someone using the name of John Gordon, who claims to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent through LinkedIn, and uses a contact email of .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The person falsely claims to be an employee of Confero and his email attempts to recruit secret shoppers.

We have no employee named John Gordon, and our email addresses are conferoinc.com, not conferoinc.net.    The scam asks for the person to reply by email in regard to secret shopping opportunities.  Do not fall for this scam!  WE DO NOT HAVE AN EMPLOYEE OR WORK WITH A CONTRACTOR NAMED JOHN GORDON!

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