Here is the latest info on the mystery shopper scammer. I recieved this today. He is going by the name Mr. Mark Lawrence, in addition to the other names listed in the other blogs. The crazy thing is, he isn't smart enough to change his address or PO Box. So he is still highly identifiable. Good luck everyone and try to not get scammed. The e-mail I recieved is as follows:
We have a job opening for the position of Mystery Shopper
officer.Would you like to work form your home and get paid weekly? We
are offering this position to all interested applicants. Please
carefully read through.GENESIS EVALUATION, INC is a well established
Evaluating Firm,We are a company that conduct surveys and evaluate
other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act
like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their
services in relation to their customers. once we have a contract to
do, so you would be directed to the company or outlet, and you would
be given the funds you need to do the job(either purchase things or
require services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs
activities and give a detailed record of your experience.Mystery
shopping involves providing anonymous feedback to companies about the
customer experience at their locations. Companies use mystery
for many reasons, but all programs involve evaluating whether the
company's standards are being met.
During a typical mystery shop, a mystery shopper will make
observations at a specific store, restaurant, or other type of
location, while blending in like an average customer. They will then
report their observations to Global Evaluation through an email
contact that will be given to you or the Experience Exchange.
Examples of details you would forward to us are:
1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant
3)Customer service professionalism
4)Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see how
they react to clients when they get tensed(under pressure).Most
companies employ our assistance when people give complaints about
their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve
their customer service. Your Identity would be kept confidential as
the job states (secret shopper) you would be paid 10% for every survey
you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds
would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty. Your
job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide
variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area. No
commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours as
it suits you.If you are interested get back to us with information
below information , so that we can add your mailing address to our
Address Line 1...........
Address Line 2...............
YOUR PREFFERED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL ?
Your response to this email is needed , so that we can reconfirm your
mailing address details we have in our database.We will be updating
you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be
directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent
to,after the deduction of your 10% pay on every survey you carry out
all other Instructions will be sent out to you as soon as Evaluation
will commences A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email
will be appreciated.
Thanks For Your Total Understanding.
Mr lawrence Mark
Human Resources Manager
STATUS OF YOUR RESUME !
N.B:Note: We will never ask you for anything more than that which we
have stated above. No bank names, No bank account number, routing
number, credit card, passwords, SSN# etc. If anyone asks for those on
our behalf,please do not give out this info.This is to ensure your
security and non involvement in cases of Identity theft.
The Genesis Evaluation Team
GENESIS EVALUATION INCORPORATION
4609 Collins Avenue
PO BOX 120921
St Louis, MO 63114