Snopes.com: Secret Shopper Scams


Subject:
Consumer Research & Advocacy , Jobs & Work , Corruption & Fraud , Occupations , Fraud , Consumer Protection , Shopping

Description:
Discussion of employment fraud in the form of secret shopper job postings. Describes how "reshipper" and "cashier's check" cons have been reworked into secret shopper pitches, as well as the traditional secret shopper con, in which individuals are defrauded in the "value of their payments for goods (training materials) or services (certificates or listing in databases of available secret shoppers)." Also provides tips for avoiding secret shopper scams. From Snopes.com.

Publisher:
Snopes.com

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.snopes.com/fraud/employment/shopper.asp


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