Category: Shoppers

  • Consumers Lured into New Version of Check Scam

    September 30, 2008

    Cary, NC — September 30. 2008 — The Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA), the largest professional trade association dedicated to improving service quality using anonymous resources, wants to warn consumers of a new version of a check cashing scam. In the past, the scam used a fake cashier’s check to take thousands of dollars from consumers. Recently, consumers have received what appears to be a regular check from a legitimate mystery shopping company, but the check is actually forged. The name of a real company usually appears on the check as well as real account information. The forgery of the check is discovered a few days after it is deposited, and the consumer is held responsible for the entire amount of the check. For more information, please MSPA website.

  • Beware of Fake Confero “Recruiters” James Scott and Carlos Burnett

    August 25, 2008

    Cary, NC — August 25, 2008 — We have been contacted recently by prospective shoppers who were emailed by persons with Hotmail and Gmail email addresses, claiming to be recruiters for Confero. These emails are a scam! The emails ask consumers for personal information and promise an unrealistic $200 per shop survey. PLEASE never give your personal information to anyone via email. To register your profile to shop for Confero, please do so online via our secure website. If you have been contacted by these scammers, please forward a copy to us at We are working with the authorities to put a stop to this!