Shopper News

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! 

And, just so you know:

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Shop Log Updates!

May 29, 2015 by Confero Inc.

We are working to streamline and update your shop log! Over the next few months, you might notice a few changes when you log in! 

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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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Summer Vacation Plans?!

Apr 28, 2015 by Confero Inc.

Do your summer plans include a visit to an amusement park? Or are you lucky enough to live within minutes of a park!? Then we have the mystery shop for you!

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I’m registered! Now what?

Mar 30, 2015 by Confero Inc.

You are registered...now what? Whether you just signed up or have been registered with us for awhile and have not yet begun shopping, let's talk about where to begin! 

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Tips for Writing Comments and Narratives in Mystery Shopping Reports

Feb 20, 2015 by Confero Inc.

You have finished your mystery shop, have your notes and are ready to write your report. How much detail should you include? Was that an important detail or not? 

Here are some tips to help you when you fill out your next report. 

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We are Secure!

Jan 23, 2015 by Confero Inc.

We are pleased announce we have a new level of online security for conferoinc.com website and our Sassie-based Compass mystery shopping reporting system.

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Holiday Humor

Dec 17, 2014 by Confero Inc.

With the holiday season upon us, we thought we would share some shopper funnies that we have encountered over the years.

Technology is great, but it doesn't always catch the misspellings for some unintended mistakes!

 

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Confero Warns of Fraudulent Email Scam – Thomas Keane

Dec 16, 2014 by Confero Inc.

A scam was uncovered recently which offers a fake mystery shop assignment and delivery of a fraudulent check as “payment” before the shop.  The communication encourages the recipient to cash or deposit a fraudulent cashier’s check at their own bank before completing a shop assignment at a drug store.

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Mystery Shopping Photography 101!

Nov 17, 2014 by Confero Inc.

Tips for getting the perfect shot while mystery shopping! 

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