Victim Location 66605
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I was looking for part time jobs to add to my current income. I saw an ad on Indeed that were looking for secret shoppers via Kroger Survey. Since I am a regular Kroger shopper, I thought why not make money while I shop? I received an email from Mark Henderson, Director Human Resources and Staffing, Kroger Survey on May 13. Here is a copy:
You recently submitted your information to one of our recruitment agency to work as a Kroger secret shopper.Your details has been verified and you are shortlisted as one of our representatives. Here is your unique I.D number MS6953, your details have been stored in our database.
I will like to congratulate you as a member of our working team. As a secret shopper you are responsible for gather information, giving
ideas, and improving brand standards of products and services. You have been selected to conduct an all expenses paid survey and evaluation in your area. As our secret shopper posing as a normal customer, you are expected to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product or using a service. While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and quality of service rendered. You would have to keep a comprehensive report on every activity you carry out.
Some of the simple questions in your shopper’s report will be:
• Were the employees friendly and courteous?
• Did you receive prompt service?
• Was the merchandise displayed neatly?
• Would you return to this store / restaurant?
• Was it easy to use the service?
That’s all there is to it! The answers to these kinds of questions are extremely valuable to any business – and they are willing to pay top dollar to find out what consumers really think. You will be providing important information that will be used to improve the quality of businesses everywhere.
Where will I be mystery shopping?
The companies we deal with mostly represent large chain stores and
popular franchises with hundreds and thousands of locations across the United States.
They are stores, services and restaurants like:
• BEST BUY
• RITE AID
No commitment, membership fee, special skills are not required for this assignment. Your survey packet which includes funds for the shopping will be mailed to you soon. Confirm in writing your readiness to complete your first assignment and let your opinion
Director ( Human Resources & STAFFING )
Kroger Secret Shopper
I never confirmed anything but was sent an envelope with the check attached as well as a letter telling me to deposit the check, then buy 5 money orders for $520 each to assess the service at my local post office. They told me to send the money orders through FedEx/UPS Express Next Day to Dennis Lee, 6785 Bent Creek Drive, Rex, Georgia 30273I knew there were too many red flags for me to think this was legit. The letter and assessment form looked homemade, there was no contact phone number, and no website.