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Scam Email #1
From: Michael Lehmann
Subject: JOB OFFER
We get hired by companies to act as customers in order to examine services rendered by their staff. As soon as your details are confirmed, you will be funded and directed to offices to either purchase or process items, after which you will write comments.
You can earn over 2600 monthly as our evaluator
We get hired by companies to behave/act like customers in order to examine services rendered by their staffs. as soon as your details are confirmed, you will be funded (with money orders, travelers checks or cashier’s checks to be cashed at your bank) and directed to offices to either purchase or process items, after which you will write comments
WHAT IS MYSTERY SHOPPING?
Mystery shopping or mystery consumer is a tool used by market research companies to measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services. Mystery shoppers posing as normal customers perform specific tasks-such as purchasing a product, asking questions, registering complaints or behaving in a certain way – and then provide detailed reports or feedback about their experiences.
Mystery shopping has been a standard practice since the early 1940s as a way to measure employee integrity. The most common venues where mystery shopping is used are retail stores, movie theaters, restaurants, fast food chains, banks, gas stations, car dealerships, apartments and health clubs, as well as health care facilities.
Examples of details to forward to us:
1. How long it took to get services
2. Smartness of the attendant
3. Customer service professionalism
4. Sometimes you might need to upset the attendant to see his/her reactions
This is a part-time offer with 4-6 flexible hours weekly and pays over $2600 monthly,
Kindly complete below to qualify for the position
1. FULL NAMES:..
2. MAILING ADDRESS:..
5. ZIP CODE:…
7. PHONE NUMBERS:..
10. ARE YOU EMPLOYED?…
11. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF VIOLATING ANY LAW OTHER THAN A MINOR
TRAFFIC VIOLATION ?
12. IF YES, EXPLAIN CIRCUMSTANCES:
13. HAVE YOU EVER ACTED AS A MYSTERY/SECRET SHOPPER BEFORE?
15. IF YES, EXPLAIN CIRCUMTANCES:
15. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:
You must be above 21 years of age and have a bank account to qualify for this position, as soon as the information is received an explicit details will be sent you in less than 48hrs!
Head of the Mystery Evaluation Team
Scam Email #2
From: Brian Sawyer
Mystery Shopping Offer-Respond
Join our Field Network!
As profiled on Good Morning America, mystery shopping and merchandising
provide a flexible way for individuals to earn extra money. “A nationwide
leader in mystery shopping and merchandising among top brands,” Market
Force Information is constantly looking for people just like you to be our
eyes and ears in well-known stores, restaurants and banks.
Mystery shopping, also known as secret shopping, and merchandising are fun
and YOU can make a huge difference for future customers
As a mystery shopper you work and shop together for pleasure and the pay is
$200 on each assignment and its on Part time basis, you only work 2-3hours
twice in a week. If you are interested kindly send me your Name,Address In
Full,Home and Cell number.for assessment and registration to
Market Force Information®
Scam Email #3
FROM THE DESK OF
DR. DAVIDS HARRISON
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
HUMAN RESOURCES AND RECRUITMENT PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR
LISBON OIL AND GAS COMPANY UK
Designation: MECHANICAL SUPERVISOR
This is an Affirmation that your Experiences and Qualifications where found suitably qualified after much screening/verification of your CV for the requirements of LISBON OIL AND GAS COMPANY; GAS PROJECT IN UK. This document attached embodies the approved Terms for the purpose of this contract.
Now you have to make contacts with the British Tour Travels by signing and forwarding the appointment letter to them via their EMAIL for the procurement/acquisition of your necessary traveling / permit papers.
SEE TRAVELING AGENCY CONTACTS BELOW
BRITISH TOUR TRAVELING AGENCY UK.
Linen Hall 162-168 Regent Street
London W1B 5TE England.
Contact Person: Dr, Thomas Benson
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org< /a> AND email@example.com
Tele Fax: 060 7729 9588
Note that any expenses incurred by you during the processing your work permit papers with the agency will be reimbursed to you by the company.
FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR BELOW COMPANY
LISBON OIL AND GAS COMPANY.
300 HARROW ROAD , MIDDLESEX , HA9 6LL,
LONDON, ENGLAND , UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 702 405 8662
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Dr. Steve Bruce
Scam Email #4
Subject: MR.SHOU FANG.
BENXI STEEL COMPANY LTD.
15 XIWAI DAJIE XINXING DONGXIANG
ZHOUJI HUAQIAO JIUDIAN RM 1312
Dear Friend of Business Endeavor,
Greetings to you and your family. My name is Mr.Shou Fang, the Chairman and CEO of Benxi Steel Company Limited.Our Company is a steel manufacturing Company which has a standardized office here in China. Our product include mild steel round bars,high-yield deformed bars, light section and wire rods ranging from very low carbon to high carbon and cold heading steel. Recently our profit has increased so much that we decided to expand globally.
In view of our global expansion we are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in Europe and America as well as making payments through you as our payment officer.
The reason we seek your urgent assistance is that most of our customers make payment in check; America and Europe check takes a longer time to clear here in China thereby holding business down for us and our business associates.
Salary is based on percentage level. For every payment you receive from our customers on our behalf is 20% commission. You will also be receiving 2.5% bonus annually for all payment received through you to us.
If you are interested in this part time job offer, please forward to us the following information;
Note that you don’t need to make any upfront payment for this Job offer and your bank account information is not needed too.
Work with us and you will be glad you did.
CHAIRMAN & CEO.
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