Confero received information today on a fraudster who is using the Confero name to try to scam consumers. We have no employee named Andrew Cole. The fraudster sends a letter mentioning an assignment but we do not have further details on the letter. If you receive a letter from someone using this name and it has a money order or check in it, do not cash the money order or check, or provide any information. Do not respond.
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers. Please do not fall for this scam!
â€¯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! â€¯
Please be aware:
- Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal. Payments are issued after successful completion of the mystery shop.
- Emails from Confero employees will come from conferoinc.com.
- Hundreds of dollars in pay for a mystery shopping assignment is rare.
We thank the consumers who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.