Consumer Alerts

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 Interview - Job Offer Scam – David Foster - It’s a Fake!

Apr 30, 2015 by Confero Inc.

We learned today about a fake mystery shop offer for the position of personal shopper/secret shopper. These fake positions are advertised through Workable and possibly other sites as well. The scammer, who goes by the name of David Foster, invites people to interview with him through Skype and claims falsely that he works in Human Resources at Confero.  Please do not follow the steps for setting up the Gmail account, sending your resume or participating in the interview, as this is a scam. 

We want to remind everyone to please be aware of scams! 

  • The scammers often fake an email address from a legitimate mystery shopping company.  

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Confero Warns about Recent Email Scam:  Belinda Ramos and N. William Brock

Sep 24, 2014 by Confero Inc.

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Confero Warns about Fake Email, Fake Schedulers Amelie Armstead Miyuki Jefferson

Sep 08, 2014 by Confero Inc.

An email address at Conferoinc.com has been spoofed by an outsider who is sending email messages out with the subject "Job Opportunity Opens". The message appears to have been sent from info@ our domain address. This message was not sent by Confero and was not authorized by Confero to be sent on its behalf. If there is a link in the email message, please do not click on it. Confero posts jobs on it's mystery shopping job board to those who have submitted a profile for consideration for mystery shopping. Mystery shoppers are notified of mystery shopping projects when they become available. The subject "Job Opprtunity Opens" is never used. A recipient of this spoofed email message kindly sent us a copy of the contents and the

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Confero Warns About Mystery Shopping Scam Using the Name Diane Holley

Jun 06, 2014 by Confero Inc.

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Nicolas Morgan

Aug 13, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received an inquiry from a consumer about a phishing email going around using the Confero name. The consumer asked, "Do you have an affiliate in Seattle, Washington operated by one Nicolas Morgan in the "Market Viewpoint" department? We received two e-mails from this person in the name of Confero, Inc. soliciting for mystery shopper evaluators (Rep ID# FPH04609)."

We are not affiliated with anyone named Nicolas Morgan and we do not operate a "Market Viewpoint" department. A scammer is trying to capitalize on Confero's good name.

Please do not fall for the Nicolas Morgan scam!

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Confero Warns (Again) About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Paul Williams

Jul 05, 2012 by Confero Inc.

The warning we posted about "Paul Williams" is still valid (see the original post here). . Fortunately, the would-be shopper contacted Confero rather than "Paul Williams. See her comments below. Please note that we NEVER send checks to mystery shoppers, asking them to cash checks and keep part as a payment. All Confero payments are issued to shoppers via PayPal AFTER the mystery shop has been completed, submiitted to Confero and accepted by our client.

I got a letter in the mail today from Survey America, signed by a "man" named Paul Williams. The letter is asking me to be a Mystery Shopper. Along with the letter came a check for $2,860.00.

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Kelvin Ford

Jun 04, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received information today that someone using the name Kelvin Ford, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Kelvin Ford as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and learn what to do if you are a victim of a scam

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!

We appreciate the consumers who contacted us to let us know about this. Thank you!

 

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Paul Williams

Jun 01, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received information today that someone using the name Paul Williams, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Paul Williams as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and learn what to do if you are a victim of a scam

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!

We appreciate the consumers who contacted us to let us know about this. Thank you!

 

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Confero Warns About New Mystery Shopper Scam Using the Name Kevin Bailey

Mar 08, 2012 by Confero Inc.

We received infromation today that someone using the name Kevin Bailey, posing as a representive of Confero, is asking people to wire money through Western Union. Please do not mistake the person calling himself Kevin Bailey as a Confero representative. He is not. Please do not fall for his scam.

As a reminder, Confero NEVER sends certified checks to mystery shoppers and Confero NEVER asks shoppers to wire transfer money. Read more about mystery shopping scams and

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