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I Must Be on the Latest Scam List
plmccut
Posts:1,294
Just got this email. Second scam email I've gotten in the last few days. Reckon they sell our email addresses to one another? They just need my "good response."

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We are a charter member of the Mystery-Shopping Provider's Association (MS-PA),
You have been selected for assignment as a mystery-shoppers in your area.
You will get $200 as a commission per assignment, your employment packet will
include funds for the shopping. There's no charge to apply to become a shopper.

Payment check or money order will be a certain amount which you would be
required to cash your bank then deduct your salary, and have the rest used
for the evaluation.

Please provide the following information below if you interested.
All fields are required in order to serve you better.

- First/Last Name :
- PhysicalAddress :
- City :
- State :
- ZipCode :
- PhoneNumber :
- @#$%& & Age :
- CurrentJob :
- EmailAddress :

You will have access to training materials after this one complete and your full
Job Description will be sent to you prior in your assignment.

Thank you for responding, we waiting your good response.

Sincerely,
HARLEY J. ROLE
m a n a g e r"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2013 11:55AM by plmccut.
January 10, 2013 11:47PM
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shopgal
Posts:1,941
They continue to fine-tune this scam bit by bit. This is the first time I've seen them refer to the MSPA. Clever.

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"Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
~Viktor Frankl
January 11, 2013 01:21PM
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SunnyDays2
Posts:2,412
Just think! If you did 10 of these $200 shops, you could refurnish your living room! smiling smiley
January 11, 2013 08:59PM
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rezteach
Posts:639
Did they actually have a company name in their address?
January 11, 2013 10:07PM
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Shelly
Posts:1,511
I get more of these in my email accounts that are not related to MSing, thn my MS email. I thing just using the email for anything gets you on a list.
January 12, 2013 11:54AM
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shopgal
Posts:1,941
My experience is opposite of Shelly's. All of mine have been related to mystery shopping.

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"Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
~Viktor Frankl
January 12, 2013 01:02PM
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techman01
Posts:2,639
I use google's gmail and get less then 5 total spam messages a week. The only thing I've notice in last few weeks is legitimate msc messages are getting red flagged with a stern warning in bright red by google at the top: "Messages like this have been known to be used to steal people's money. Do not respond unless you know the person or requested to receive the email." What services are you using?

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January 12, 2013 02:22PM
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James Bond 007.5
Posts:2,257
Techman, I've noticed the same thing with my gmail account.

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Have PV-500 & willing to travel.
"Answers are easy. It's asking the right questions which is hard." (The Fourth Doctor, The Face of Evil, 1977)

"If things come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit." Branch Rickey, President, Brooklyn Dodgers 1942-1950
January 12, 2013 11:17PM
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plmccut
Posts:1,294
Ahh. This morning I get an email from Tanneca Milling with a subject of Mystery Shopping. When you open it the body says "Yes I would like this job."

Again, I say, they must sell their lists to one another. Third stupid message this week!
January 13, 2013 12:45PM
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plmccut
Posts:1,294
Another one!


From Evaluator MS




We are a charter member of the Mystery-Shopping Provider's Association (MS-PA),
You have been selected for assignment as a mystery-shoppers in your area.
You will get $200 as a commission per assignment, your employment packet will
include funds for the shopping. There's no charge to apply to become a shopper.

Payment check or money order will be a certain amount which you would be
required to cash your bank then deduct your salary, and have the rest used
for the evaluation.

Please provide the following information below if you interested.
All fields are required in order to serve you better.

- First/Last Name :
- PhysicalAddress :
- City :
- State :
- ZipCode :
- PhoneNumber :
- @#$%& & Age :
- CurrentJob :
- EmailAddress :

You will have access to training materials after this one complete and your full
Job Description will be sent to you prior in your assignment.

Thank you for responding, we waiting your good response.

Sincerely,
HARLEY J. ROLE
m a n a g e r



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2013 05:34PM by plmccut.
January 26, 2013 05:01PM
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LisaSTL
Posts:12,989
That is not your real e-mail address in the post, is it?

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January 26, 2013 05:03PM
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plmccut
Posts:1,294
Thank you, Lisa - I removed my email address.

I was just sooo excited to be given that marvelous offer from Evaluators MS.
January 26, 2013 05:35PM
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LisaSTL
Posts:12,989
It is in your original post as well. Maybe that's why your getting all the special offers and we aren't, LOL!

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January 26, 2013 05:37PM
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Inside Evaluators
Posts:432
techman01 Wrote:
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> I use google's gmail and get less then 5 total
> spam messages a week. The only thing I've notice
> in last few weeks is legitimate msc messages are
> getting red flagged with a stern warning in bright
> red by google at the top: "Messages like this have
> been known to be used to steal people's money. Do
> not respond unless you know the person or
> requested to receive the email." What services are
> you using?

Spam filters are the bane of a scheduler's existence. Besides our emails getting plopped into spam folders, they are also routinely blocked completely. Comcast and AOL are the notorious for doing this-even Clientsmart system emails have trouble getting through sometimes.

Joan Gingras
Scheduling Manager~Inside Evaluators LLC

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January 26, 2013 06:56PM
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xtreamdnbfreak
Posts:2
hello folks..

I seem to be the latest one to get this scam... at least i think its a scam. from reading the posts here, i am assuming it is... here is the following email text..

from: Recruitment Dept <netid@stanford.edu>
reply-to: scottedward2@gmx.com
to:
date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM
subject: => 1st Step Selected
mailed-by: stanford.edu

JOB DESCRIPTION:
1. You will receive funds for the task.
2. You will receive instructions for the task you via email in the location and details of the task.
3. You must complete the task as quickly as possible and quietly.
4. You will be asked to visit the business location for doing good business restaurants, shopping stores, etc.

The assignment will pay you $200/assignment of 2 assignment a week.

Provide the following details if you interested :
1. Name (first/last) :
2. Address :
3. Cities :
4. States :
5. Countries :
6. Postal code :
7. Gender & Age :
8. Occupation :

Thank you for the respons, the sooner you apply the bigger possibility you will get a shop to visit.

Regards,
Evaluator Shopper
Inc Copyright (c) 2013
March 11, 2013 02:13PM
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itsasecret
Posts:3,103
I think someone posted one from stanford.edu previously. Scam. You can forward it to abuse@stanford.edu so they know someone is sending spammy scams from their servers.

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March 11, 2013 03:38PM
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xtreamdnbfreak
Posts:2
itsasecret Wrote:
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> I think someone posted one from stanford.edu
> previously. Scam. You can forward it to
> abuse@stanford.edu so they know someone is sending
> spammy scams from their servers.


Thanks, I will do that.. Ive also forwarded it to other authorities
March 11, 2013 04:00PM
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