A Scam Email with the Subject "Recruitment!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Nov 2010 19:43:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Western Consumer Research" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, "We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate" Western Consumer Research is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. Its fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail. ABOUT US. Western Consumer Research is the premier mystery shopping company; serving clients across America and Canada with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Western Consumer Research is a satisfying and rewarding experience. Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES. Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and Banks. One amongst many others pays for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper® NEVER charges fees to the shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both. Western Consumer Research has available for immediate assignment an inspection of the customer service of any Wal-Mart in your area. You are to shop secretly and invest just a token. This fee will be paid upfront. During this assignment you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service. You will be required to interact with the shop clerk. You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple. The assignment will pay $300.00 per duty Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly with the assignment: PERSONAL INFORMATION: First Name............ Middle Name........... Last Name............. Street Address........ City, State, Zip Code ......... Cell Phone Number ............. Home Phone Number ............. Age............................ Current Occupation............. Alternate Email Address ....... AVAILABILITY: Days/Hours Available This assignment as been designed with flexibility in mind. It only takes a few minutes/hours of your time. As many of our shoppers still have their current employment and still work with us at their spare time. So as not to be in the way of your current work/study times, We will like to know: Days and time of the week that you are available........................... We only require you check emails regularly. We await your response. Thank you. We look forward to working with you. Sincerely, Alan Silva Western Consumer Research All correspondence may be Emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt