Victim Location 31220
Type of a scam Employment
Here is the invite I got on LinkedIn:
"PROGRESSIVE RESEARCH COMPANY MYSTERY SHOPPING PART-TIME JOB OPENING (MARKET RESEARCH SERVICES) We require part time representatives who we will send on assignment to specific nearby stores to make some purchases and in the process evaluate the quality of the store’s customer services delivery and also the condition of products in the store. We shall provide funding for every assignment, payment will be via electronic payment or drawn on checks/money orders and posted to you at least 24hrs before an assignment. You are being paid a Monthly Salary of USD $1,500 and also a bonus/commission of USD $350 on every assignment given to you. You may receive up to two (2) assignments in a week as the case may be. A feedback form for every assignment will be emailed to you by our officers. The details on the form includes name of the attendee, product purchased and also quality of customer service at the store. This vacancy contract is part time and will not require much of your time as assignment can be carried out at your fee time in the day. To apply, email the below details to : [email protected] Full Name : Address : City : State : Zip Code : Email : Mobile Phone : [ All above information must be emailed to : [ [email protected] ] (Note that the information provided details is correct as payment checks will be mailed to the address you provide) NOTE: The assignments and payment process will commence immediately once we have received and approved your application. Progressive Research Group 4117 North Star Blvd, Great Falls, MT 59405 USA Phone : + 1 408 818 8349"
Here is the email that I received (I emailed my name and address…):
We have received and accepted your application. You are hereby confirmed to be registered as a part-time agent for the ongoing marketing research program.
Your first assignment will commence next week as we have a client in process of posting a payment check to you. The payment will be posted in few days. You will then be required to follow instructions which will be given to you.
Once you have received the payment, you will be required to proceed to nearby store to purchase a specific product and then give us feedback on quality of their customer service delivery and the condition of products in the store.
Further details on the assignment will be provided to you upon confirmation.
Kindly reply this email, saying you confirm acceptance of this offer to enable us proceed.
Assistant Project Manager.
4117 North Star Blvd, Great Falls, MT 59405"