New Mystery Shopping SCAM - Linkshare / Tyler Mayer

Posting this in case someone does a search for this company. A friend of mine who knows I shop emailed me last night, asking if this email he received was for real. The company and its address are real, although it does not seem to be a mystery shopping company, and the offer is most certainly NOT real.

One can only wonder what happens in the event people respond -- I suspect that a request to cash funds comes quickly thereafter.


From: "TYLER MAYER" <>
Date: 20 Jul 2011 00:30:52 -0000
To: <> (address scammer used -- NOT my friend's address!)
Subject: Regional Mystery Shopper

LINKSHARE? is presently recruiting a "limited" number of MYSTERY SHOPPERS.
POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper
START DATE: Immediately
COMMISSION: $200.00 Per Survey

ABOUT US: LINKSHARER is a market research company that uses Mystery Shopping or Mystery Consuming to measure the quality of service rendered or gather specific information about products and services. We work with some of the largest, reputable businesses in the world; from Fast Food to Petroleum, Technology or Fashion Retailers and more.

JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be hired to conduct an all expenses paid surveys and evaluation exercises on behalf of GUESTLINKR. As our mystery shopper posing as normal customers, you will expected to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product or using a service. Your job will be to evaluate and measure quality of retail service or gather! specific information about products and services. We presently have a couple of outstanding contracts, which means you will visit various stores and outlets in your area and pretend to be an average customer. While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and quality of service rendered. When you?|re done, submit your shoppers report to us via e-mail and get paid for your opinions.
Some of the simple questions in your Shoppers Report will be:
?E How well were you treated?
?E Were the employees friendly and courteous?
?E Did you receive prompt service?
?E Was the merchandise displayed neatly?
?E Would you return to this store / restaurant?
?E Was it easy to use to use the service?
That?|s all there is to it! The answers to these kinds of questions are ext! remely valuable to any business - and they are willing to pay top dollar to find out what consumers really think. You?|ll be providing important information that will be used to improve the quality of businesses everywhere. You will be provided funds in advance for any upcoming survey via Checks to cover expenses.
Where will I be mystery shopping?

The companies we deal with mostly represent large chain stores and popular franchises with hundreds and thousands of locations across the world. They are stores, services and restaurants like:
?E Money Gram
?E Wal-Mart
?E Western Union
?E Ace Hardware
?E Walgreens
?E Best Buys
?E McDonalds

Special skills are not required for this opening. However, in order to apply for this job you must ensure you have access to your e-mail at least twice daily and must read and respond to our notifications with! in 24 hours.Working with us won't affect your present job.
If you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the Application below as we hope to Welcome You to LINKSHARER Limited!
#Your full name:
#Your full home address in the order below (Pls P.O box is not acceptable)
#Zip Code:
#Your age:
#Present Occupation:
#direct contact telephone number (HOME AND CELL): HOME:
#Your email address:
Kindly send your replies to:

NY 10003.

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** edited to add, to the nice people who warned me to remove my friend's email address, it is NOT his email, but thanks!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/2011 12:02AM by nicelytwicely.

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