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Re: Secret shopper scam

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Good for you! Great catch!

 

I "secret" "mystery" shopped for years and state-by-state is important.

 

For example, I shopped in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and California with "gold" ratings (MSRP standards).

 

Then in NV found there were licensing requirements including working for licensed PI...

 

Fully investigate; great opportunity but be careful.

 

 

Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
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Secret shopper scam

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I was recently sent an email invitation to become a secret shopper for Kroger Food Stores. I had known a little about these scams so I applied and later received a text message with a "contact" person's name and email address and a cell phone number with a local area code. A few days lateral I received a FedEx package with instructions on what to do and a check for $2500. I was instructed to deposit the money, then purchase "x" amount of gift cards from different Kroger stores; the rest of the money I was to keep for myself.

 

I grew more and more suspicious and eventually sentbeverything to the Attorney General of the State of Pennsylvania (where I reside) and was told that it was, indeed, a scam and was thanked for contacting them. Beware of the secret shopper emails.

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