November 3, 2017
Confero learned about a scam regarding "John Paula" who claims to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent out as a phishing scam.
John Paula falsely claims to be an employee of Confero and attempts to recruit secret shoppers (mystery shoppers) through emails. We have no employee named John Paula.
October 2, 2017
Confero learned about a LinkedIn scam regarding "Robert Walker" who claims to work for Confero. The fraudster’s email was sent through LinkedIn, and he uses an email address of email@example.com.
August 13, 2012
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!
July 5, 2012
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.
June 4, 2012
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 ScamÂ article to find out what you should do!
We appreciate the consumers who contacted us to let us know about this. Thank you!