KSS Ebay gift card

I don't remember signing up for this... But they sent me a text with this link: [kernschedulings.com]

They are reimbursing through paypal for purchase of a $200 ebay gift card (up to 6) to retail stores and will get payment 5 days later. Is this a scam or is it legit?

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My text came from Market Force $200 reimbursement, paid within 5 days & $30 shopper fee. I no longer shop for MF, not sure how they got my number.
@KirstenS wrote:

I don't remember signing up for this... But they sent me a text with this link: [kernschedulings.com]

They are reimbursing through paypal for purchase of a $200 ebay gift card (up to 6) to retail stores and will get payment 5 days later. Is this a scam or is it legit?
Do I feel like an idiot? Yes.
And there were red flags that a more experienced shopper may have seen, that I didn’t.
These a**holes have gone to a lot of work to appear legit.
I got a text from a “scheduler” asking if I wanted the assignment.
I got an assignment confirmation text from “Bestmark”
I got an email from the scheduler with Bestmark logo, address and tagline confirming the assignment, a shopper id number and a link to the report.
I submitted everything.
I text messaged the “scheduler” that I could not login to BestMark with my shopper number. She said it may not have gone through yet, but not to worry – I would get an email confirming my survey was submitted. And asking would I like to do more shops?
I felt something was wrong and jumped on ebay - the card had already been linked to another account.
Ebay can’t do anything.
I submitted everything I had – text messages, numbers, emails to the Federal Internet Fraud website. But am 99% sure I won’t receive any follow-up.
I sent a text graphically describing the horrible things I hope happen to their future and current children, their parents and them.
Later that afternoon I got an email that my survey was accepted.
The next day I got an email scoring my survey 10/10.
All communication looked legit, same format and fonts.
Any other time of year I would not have had the money to front this, but I’d saved for my kid’s Christmas and now they will “pay” for my stupidity. I feel worse than you could possibly know so please don’t comment “you should have known” – I tell myself every second.
I am truly sorry this happened to you.
Some of those scams are getting to look pretty good these days. Spelling and grammar are improveing and they even use an email address that seems legit.
It almost seems as though the scammer had some inside knowledge of the mystery shopping world and how things operate....

Thank goodness I'm too stupid to be mental!
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