New E-Mail Scam Update
Aug 22, 2011 by Confero Inc.
Confero warned consumers about a new e-mail scam on Friday, August 19th. Today, a consumer sent us a copy of the response he received when he responded to the scam.
These scammers have used the name of Confero’s President and CEO, Elaine Buxton, and created a fake email address. Remember, Confero never asks shoppers to sign up by sending personal information via email. Mystery shoppers register their interest on our secure website by visiting www.conferoinc.com and clicking on Shopper Center (upper right) to arrive at our secure website.
If you think someone is trying to scam you, please read our “How to Spot a Scam” article to find out what you should do!
Fake email from a scammer:
From: Elaine Buxton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: Career opportunity inside
The training consists in three evaluations. You will receive a commission of $120 for each survey.
Being accepted for the training doesn't mean you're already hired, it all depends on the quality of your reports. After the training period you will receive all the needed documents to fill and sign including the tax form, and from that point you will receive assignments on regular basis. The maximum is one assignment per day, seven per week. You will have to let us know your optimal times available. During your one week training period, the first set of surveys you have to do is at a few western union locations in your area, within 10 miles from your zip code, you will receive the exact address and instructions at the right time. The task is to go there as a customer and tell them you want to use their transfer services. The funds will be received by another Mystery Shopper who is also making an evaluation. You have to be very natural but at the same time focus on small details as we need a comprehensive report from you.
Your report should include:
-how courteous the attendant is.
-how clean the location is.
-whether or not your presence was acknowledged within a short time of arrival and if you were greeted in a friendly manner.
-description of the attendant's clothes, whether they are professional or not.
-how well they know their services.
-exact amount of minutes you spend at the location.
-any other strange or unusual thing you may notice while you are there and worth mentioning.
-how would you rate them (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor).
Make sure you start writing down notes as soon as you finish the survey so you don't forget important details.
To complete this first task we will send you a Money Order to cover the funds needed for the survey plus your $120 commission.
Confirm that you understand the above requirements by replying "Ready To Start".
Mrs Elaine Buxton