Confero received information recently on a scammer who is using the Confero name to try to trick consumers. The scammer initiated contact through FaceBook. This person claims to be an employee of Confero and sends emails/texts to consumers offering fake mystery shopping tasks that pay $300 each. The scammer is falsely using the name of Confero employee Paul Jacobi.-sssss
The scammer asks for information like social security number, copy of a driver’s license and credit card information to be sent to them by text or email. Please, do not fall for this scam!
The fraudster asks the following:
- Do you have any of these departmental stores around you? Target, Marshall’s, Kmart, Best Buy, Shop & Shop?
- Do you have an Apple store near you?
- Do you have a credit card account?
- Kindly click here to fill out the card registration form to get started.
The scammer sent a text that reads:
I got your resume for the role of mystery shopper. This is the type of job where our company pays you to shop and act like a regular customer and take vital surveys. You’ll be giving feedback on these assigned stores and you will earn $300 per completed task. You can get 3-5 survey task weekly depending on how fast and efficient you are. Kindly text registration details below and regcode RG0231 to 605-299-9192. Another phone number used is 605-277-8594.
The person falsely claims to be associated with Confero. The email address the scammer provided is from mail-Conferoinc.com. This is not our domain. Confero’s is conferoinc.com
Please be aware:
- Emails from Confero employees will come from conferoinc.com.
- Please do not click on a link to provide your credit card information or provide any personal information to this person. Please do not text them. Do not provide your social security number or ID information.
- Confero NEVER asks for a credit card payment from the shopper prior to assigning them to a shop. Registering as a contractor with Confero is at no cost and there is no obligation to take on any assignment. Payments are issued after successful completion of the mystery shop.
- A fee of $300 is rare for a mystery shop assignment. Most assignments do not pay this much, so high fees like this are another red flag.
We thank the consumer who brought this to our attention, so that we can warn others of this scam.