Retail Secret Shopper

Samuel –

Victim Location 44052

Type of a scam Employment

I received a package with a check for $948 and instructions to participate in a mystery shopping opportunity. The contact name was Jadawn Kelly. I was told to deposit the check, buy 2 reloadable cards for $375 each and send copy of receipt via text. The instruction sheet included the logo. I did not do as instructed but did call the BBB. They were unable to find the company listed in their records.

Craig –

Victim Location 59105

Type of a scam Employment

I was recruited to be a secret shopper after us for application process I may or may not be selected and they will send me a money order to cover my purchases which I get to keep and after the report I will receive $400 I can do up to four reports a week each paying $400 as a secret shopper

Edward –

Victim Location 62040

Type of a scam Employment

I received a text from an unusual and incomplete phone number 1(410)200-506 from Larry. I clicked the message and it took me to a website asking to apply to become a retail secret shopper. Stating that they (Retail Secret Shopper) is the premier intelligence shopping company, that they are a chartered member of the industry trade association, the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) and services provided by Sights on Service, Inc. reading all these different companies and names I decided to look some of them up to see if anything came up about the retail secret shopper or if this is a scam. I could not find the link to this website, the name of this website, the name of this company, or any information on this website related to any of these companies mentioned anywhere. So I’m concerned it may be a scam and needs to be caught as soon as possible if so.

Trisha –

Victim Location 71261

Type of a scam Employment

Got a text from ?1 (410) 100-004? with a link to the above stated pngage with a button to Apply.

Webpage begins with…

"Retail Secret Shopper in conjunction with CRA ratings has a secret shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate" Evaluate any MONEYGRAM/CVS/WALGREEN in your area. ® If accepted, You will be paid to confidentially survey the services they offer and score your overall experience.The survey will take 30 minutes to complete and you will receive a $400 cash compensation for your participation

I want the individuals to go to jail! Almost got scammed like this in the past!

Miguel –

Victim Location 02904

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Received a package via mail with a cashier’s check for $1950.00 on 03/29/2017 assigning me to use a Money-Gram assessment. I was assigned to deposit the check into my account and I was to keep the remainder cash. The letter sent to me was as directed to me: The receiving agent: Gary Austin City: Istanbul Country: Turkey Zip: 34000 – I was to send $1500 via Money Gram Money Transfer.

At the bottom of the letter I received, I was told under no circumstances was I to acknowledge that I was a "mystery shopper" because it would "deter the purpose of the whole program". If asked, I was to answer "NO".

Tasha –

Victim Location 44406

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order


Retail Secret Shopper/Money Transfer to Turkey

Shipping Information:

Received at Residence via USPS Priority 3-Day Mail

Return Address:


Document Providing Details of "First Assignment"; Check for $2,875.00


First Assignment

"You have received funding of $2,875. Cash at your bank or deposit the check in your bank account and wait for it to clear. The check will clear instantly or within 24 hours after you have deposit.






Copies of the shipping label, document, and check (name redacted) are attached hereto.

Joy –

Victim Location 11967

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Looking for xtra money for the holidays I saw an add in jobs 4 u for secret shoppers they sent me a cashiers check for $1950 . It says here is the breakdown of your assignment

1. Amount received $1950

2.Your salary $300

3. Amount to be sent out $1500

4. Money gram charges $150

It looked real stupid stupid me I deposited the check , I went to send my son a few $s and found out my account was locked Well Gerald Johnson!!! I pray the police find you and lock your [censored] away

Noah –

Victim Location 21229

Type of a scam Employment

I was told that I would be visiting shops and reporting a survey online about the shop. Instead I received a check in the mail from Jefferson Financial in the amount of 7520.00, I was to deposit the check into my account, allow it to clear, then send it to these three people via Money Gram. Ryan Adams , Istanbul, Turkey 34000 post code and I was to send 2200.00 , Aries William Istanbul, Turkey, 34000, 2200.00, and Philip Gold, Istanbul, Turkey, 34000, 2200.00. All in one single transaction. I was to send two transactions from one store and the other from another store. Email information for evaluation information is [email protected] also send email to [email protected] Johnathan Daniels sent the information. They do not want the cashier to know about the evaluation. Tracking information 9405501699320076415428 USPS

Alicia –

Victim Location 50322

Type of a scam Employment

I received a letter with a check for $2875. It wants me to deposit in my bank account and keep $250 and then send $2510 to Turkey and also some monies to cover charges and ect. I have scanned the paper work and will send that on if you could provide me with your email address.

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