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The scam is being run by two guys named “Kyler Parker” and “Anthony Love.”

Avoid Tripod Inc.

From: “kyler parker”
Subject: Job Description

TRIPOD INC. is a well established Accounting, Resourcing and Evaluating Firm, One of our Business is to provide exceptional Customer Service Evaluation. Our company is solely responsible for hiring survey agents and recommending them to our Clients. The clients are companies that have a wide network of businesses across America, most of our clients have retail outlet in major cities across America. What your job (Survey Agent’s Position) entails is to conduct surveys at any of our client’s retail outlet assigned to you. You will be patronizing their business and conducting a survey at the same time at the Company expense, which mostly is in regards to the customer relationship their staffs offer.

We will therefore like to offer you the Job position as a Survey Agent to conduct customer service surveys in your area.

Your Job will involve you providing feedback to us about the customer experience at any client’s locations. Companies use this survey for many reasons. During a typical survey session, you will make observations at a specific store/office, restaurant, or other type of location, while acting like an average customer.

A typical survey report will include

1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant
3) Customer service professionalism

Most companies employ our expertise 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 a safety measure. You will receive $300 on each survey you conduct at any time for any of our clients, and with the number of clients we currently work with, you could be conducting as much as 5-10 surveys weekly, which will earn you between $1,500-$3,000 weekly.

Our clients include:

McDonalds , Starbucks , Dunkin’ Donuts , Washington Mutual , ACME Check Cashing , Chase Financial
Walmart , MoneyGram America , Victoria’s Secret , Dell America , Western Union America , FTD Florists

No commitment is involved, no startup fees, no paperworks, and you would have flexible working hours.
If you are interested, email me your full name, address and a Valid cell phone number, so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database.

First name.
Last name.
Address ….(No P.O Box)
City State Zip Code
Cell phone Only.

Once we receive this information and confirm your interest, we will introduce you to our clients immediately.

A swift acknowledgment of this email will be appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Anthony Love

A response gets you this next email…

From: “kyler parker”
Date: August 24, 2011 7:15:38 PM MDT
Subject: Congratulations

We received your email and we have added you to our contacts list, which we sent out to our clients to inform them that we have recently hired you and also let them know that you would be available to conduct surveys at their offices/stores around you.

The Good News is that we heard back from MONEY-GRAM America Inc,They are our largest client and they stated that they would like to proceed immediately with you. This means that you will be conducting surveys at MONEY-GRAM agents around you, but we will need your confirmation first before you can start working for them. They want to hire you to conduct surveys at their outlets in your area and when we forwarded your resume with your details, they were satisfied with it and want to go on with you, now can you work with MONEY-GRAM, conduct surveys at their agent outlets in your area?? This is a very interesting offer, You will get $300 on each survey you conduct and you can conduct as much as 5-10 surveys every week, and the timing for each survey is about 20-30 minutes, so i guess this is a good job for you.

Email me back and let me know if you will like to go ahead with this job. I will also alert you when another client is interested, But this is a BIG offer.

Do get back to me soon and make sure you check your email always

Anthony Love

Additional Contact Information:
232 Cherry Street
Denver CO 80220

As always, avoid any job that asks you to send and receive money. It is always, guaranteed to be a scam. Click here for more information on how this scam works.

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