Confero learned about a LinkedIn scam regarding two individuals using the names of James Morgan and Mathew Shook who claim to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent through LinkedIn, and he uses an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The persons falsely claim to be employees of Confero and attempt to recruit secret shoppers through emails. We have no employee named James Morgan, or Mathew Shook. The scam asks for the person to reply by email in regard to secret shopping opportunities. Once contact information is provided, the fraudster sends money orders via Priority Mail, asking for the recipient to cash the fake checks. Please do not fall for this scam!
Please do not contact either of these two by any means, as they are trying to scam people. 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:
1. Emails from Confero employees will come from conferoinc.com â€¯
2. Confero does not recruit shoppers through LinkedIn.
3. Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal or Direct Deposit.â€¯
We thank the person who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam. â€¯If you would like to read more about scams, please visit our website:â€¯https://www.conferoinc.com/shoppers-center/consumer-alerts/