FAKE Secret Shopper Alert: Walmart Mystery Shopper
My dad received an email (full text is pasted below), alleging a big payout from Walmart if you agree to be a secret shopper for them. There are some real mystery shopper jobs out there, but typically they don’t pay much. More often than not they don’t pay much more than you’d spend for gas to get there. Even real mystery shopper jobs are definitely not a way to get rich quick. And, this isn’t real. This is a scam.
So, when I saw this email I was skeptical. I did a quick internet search and found this blog as well as this page on Walmart’s own website that confirmed my suspicion that this Walmart Mystery Shopper email is a scam.
The best thing to do is mark it “junk mail” or “spam” in your email, and ignore it. Don’t respond to them, and don’t agree to do anything with them.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Wal-Mart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 6:38 AM
You will be assigned to visit a shop.
You need to “pretend” to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.
You will then finish an on-line questionnaire to share with us your customer experience.
17 Years old or above.
Can speak local language well.
Can read and write English.
No experience needed Like Shopping.
You will get $200 for each assignment.
Most of the time you will only need to spend 20 minutes on the visit.
Give me your information for register ;
1. Name :
2. Physical A_ddress :
3. Citys / States / Countrys :
4. Zip Codes :
5. Phone :
6. Gender :
7. O.c.c.u.p.a.t.i.o.n :
8. Ages :
=> Your response would be greatly appreciated.
The MS Evaluators
Customer Service Shoppers