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Linkshare Corporation

Posted:    GypsyRoad

Fraud

Complaint Rating:  89 % with 66 votes
Contact information:
Linkshare Corporation
United States
These people are on Craigs List advertising for Mystery Shoppers. I have done this kind of work in the past, but these people are frauds I tell you. Here is the email they sent me. You decide if you think this is a scam. I told them "Not today Pal, signed not that stupid", ha ha<br />
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Following the successful assessment of your application, you have been allocated an assignment based on your location and personal profile.<br />
<br />
DETAILS OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT:<br />
<br />
<br />
Visit the nearest Money Gram {http://www.moneygram.com} outlet in your Region.<br />
<br />
<br />
Conduct a hidden survey on the MONEY GRAM outlet by forwarding a fixed amount ($800.00) to a "Mystery Consumer" in another Region who's conducting the same survey at the "RECIPIENT" end.<br />
<br />
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A check for $999.00 has been issued and should get delivered to you via regular mail within the next 3-5 business days.<br />
<br />
<br />
Your income is $150.00 on the check.<br />
<br />
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You're to deduct $49.00 to cover the Money Transfer charges at the MONEY GRAM location to the Mystery Consumer.<br />
<br />
RATINGS OF THE MONEY GRAM OUTLETS SERVICE:<br />
<br />
You're to simply rate the MONEY GRAM outlets service on a scale of POOR, FAIR, GOOD and EXCELLENT by simply observing and recording the parameters below:<br />
<br />
Service:<br />
Friendliness:<br />
Efficiency:<br />
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You're to simply send us an e-mail with your rating of the store /depot. You will be provided with the Mystery Consumer information in subsequent communications.<br />
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ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THIS EMAIL IF YOU TOTALLY UNDERSTAND YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND IF YOU WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT THIS PAYMENT.<br />
<br />
We look forward to hearing from you!<br />
<br />
LinkShare™ Mystery Shoppers. <br />
215 PARK AVENUE SOUTH 8TH FL, <br />
New York, NY 10003. <br />
<br />
If you have any more questions about Mystery Shopping please feel free to email us at: recruitment.linkshare@live.com
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 23rd of Nov, 2009 by   robiny 0 Votes
i agree i got the same exact email today.
 20th of Mar, 2010 by   Oxen 0 Votes
This is a scam with the sole purpose of obtaining your personal information! I've done mystery shopping for 15 years, and no company is going to offer $400.00 to do a "variety of shops." I've received a couple other similar offers, some are so "real" (one was a job opportunity for a courrier company) that I almost fell for it!! Be careful out there!
 6th of Apr, 2010 by   Instinctive-one 0 Votes
A legitimate company will always have a website for you to submit your information online not to be pasted/responded back to an email with a .gmail address! Never give out any personal information. Always google the information to research any information such as reported fraudulent businesses such as this one.
-----------------------------
LINKSHARE CORPORATION.©2006-2010

-----Original Message-----
From: Phillip Williams
Sent: Mon, Apr 5, 2010 11:41 am
Subject: JOB ALERT:Mystery Shopper Opening{$150 Per Assignment}

JOB ALERT:Mystery Shopper Opening{$150 Per Assignment}

LINKSHARE™ is presently recruiting a "limited" number of MYSTERY SHOPPERS.

POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper

AVAILABILITY: Open

START DATE: Immediate

COMMISSION: $150.00 Per Survey

ABOUT US: LINKSHARE® 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 GUESTLINK®. 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:

• How well were you treated?
• Were the employees friendly and courteous?
• Did you receive prompt service?
• Was the merchandise displayed neatly?
• Would you return to this store / restaurant?
• Was it easy to use to use the service?

That’s all there is to it! The answers to these kinds of questions are extremely
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 country. They are
stores, services and restaurants like:

• Money Gram
• Wal-Mart
• Western Union
• Ace Hardware
• Walgreens
• Best Buys
• 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 within 24 hours.

If you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the
Application below as we hope to Welcome You to LINKSHARE® Limited!

Full Names:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Age:
Home Phone Number:
Cell / Mobile Phone Number:

PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO: philwilli424@gmail.com

LINKSHARE CORPORATION.©2006-2010
215 PARK AVENUE SOUTH 8TH FL, New York,
NY 10003.

The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachment, is confidential
and is intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. Access, copying or
re-use of the e-mail or any attachment, or any information contained therein, by
any other person is not authorized. If you are not the intended recipient please
return the e-mail to the sender and delete it from your computer.
 26th of Apr, 2010 by   angelique30656 0 Votes
This is absolutely fraud. I've mystery shopped and I now schedule mystery shops. I do advertise online, but I completely bypass Craig's List because of these scammers. Real companies will be found on sites that checkout the companies before they're allowed to list, i.e. jobslinger & volition. ShadowShopper is legit too, but who wants to pay for it when free sources are out there. The mystery shoppers association also has job boards if you're looking for real work. If you don't have to work for your money, then it's fake...plain and simple. Also, it's not likely that you'll find enough work in one area with one company.
 4th of Jun, 2010 by   Doug0529 0 Votes
I signed up for this before reading this post and after a month I got a Fed ex envelope containing a letter (not on a letter head) with instructions on what to do and where. It also included a check for $1, 800.00, I was to cash the check and from there I was sopposed to take out $150.00 as my payment and $50 for a shop at Walmart (I could keep the products purchased). Then I was sopposed to visit a Western Union at a Publix location they said and wire the remaining money to another shopper in Georgia. Appereantly, the location in Georgia had complaints of other money transfers/wire getting lost and Linkshare was researching this on behalf of the Western Union company. Here is what I think is going on...
The check I got was from a:

Comcast Financial Corporation
A comcast cable communications Group Company

It appears very real and probably is, however I think this company is scamming account info on corporations and issueing froudulant checks from their account. Then they have YOU cash it and you keep $200.00 ($150.00 for your payment and $50.00 from the walmart shop) and the remaining balance of $1, 600.00 is the money they (the scammer) makes. It isnt bad for them, cause they never cashed the check and they made $1, 600.00 for just issueing you a fraudlant check and having u do all the dirty work, including the issue with your bank and local Police with the investigation. I to have done mystery shopping and first your not getting paid ahead of time for a assignment and secondly why the big payout?

THIS SMELLS LIKE A SCAM, Im gonna be forwarding the info to my local Police and let them look into it maybe save some poor company the headaches!
 23rd of Jan, 2011 by   NoCandy4UScammers!! 0 Votes
I just got forwarded this scam email from someone who I assume they were trying to get input from their family and friends. Anyway doing a search on it (as bells went off in my head that said "SCAM SCAM!!" I found this thread! Yes it is a scam! No reputable job would have you "evaluate the postal system by sending money" especially to someone you do not even know! First of all it is AGAINST THE LAW! Second of all, once you send money out of the country there is no one that can get it back! You sent it! You are responsible! The fake Money Order they send you will bounce but it will take a week or more to do so and then the bank will come back on you and say YOU owe that money because once sign the back of it / cash it / bank it, you vouch for its validity!

This is the email that was forwarded to me .. I notice they use different email addresses or different links because they don't want to be caught. When one is caught they change it to another. They have been around for a year .. this one is lasting longer than the one I got caught in before because of this! The scammers are getting too smart for the average person.

Received: from vms173009.mailsrvcs.net (vms173009pub.verizon.net [206.46.173.9])
From: dfossilrecruits@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:49 AM
Subject: [SPAM] JOB ALERT:Mystery Shopper Opening{$150 Per Assignment}

LINKSHARE™ is presently recruiting a "limited" number of MYSTERY SHOPPERS.

POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper

AVAILABILITY: Open

START DATE: Immediate

COMMISSION: $150.00 Per Survey

ABOUT US: LINKSHARE® 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 GUESTLINK®. 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 Shopper's Report will be:

• How well were you treated?
• Were the employees friendly and courteous?
• Did you receive prompt service?
• Was the merchandise displayed neatly?
• Would you return to this store / restaurant?
• Was it easy to use to use the service?

That’s all there is to it! The answers to these kinds of questions are
extremely 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 country. They
are stores, services and restaurants like:

• Money Gram
• Wal-Mart
• Western Union
• Ace Hardware
• Walgreens
• Best Buys
• 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 within 24 hours.

If you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the
Application below as we hope to Welcome You to LINKSHARE® Limited!

Full Names:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Age:
Home Phone Number:
Cell / Mobile Phone Number:


Thanks.

David Fossil
Recruitment Manager.

LINKSHARE CORPORATION.©2006-2011
215 PARK AVENUE SOUTH 8TH FL, New York,
NY 10003.

The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachment, is
confidential and is intended solely for the use of the intended recipient.
Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any attachment, or any
information contained therein, by any other person is not authorized. If you
are not the intended recipient please return the e-mail to the sender and
delete it from your computer.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Je*_2b*bN*N*SNcb*0V*InfA_*d_*d
http://www.surveymonkey.com/optout.aspx?sm=***_*************************_**_**

**The links at the end of the email do not work anymore (well the first one doesn't so I have *** out the 2nd one which was just an opt out link which actually worked as SurveyMonkey is not the scam but the one who created a scam through them is**
 23rd of Jan, 2011 by   NoCandy4UScammers!! 0 Votes
However the sender email in that one I think was spoofed or a hijacked account.
 23rd of Jan, 2011 by   NoCandy4UScammers!! 0 Votes
Actually it seems like it is the scammer's email going by the name:

David Fossil
Recruitment Manager.
 26th of Jan, 2011 by   autox200 0 Votes
I have been doing Mystery Shopping and have yet to have someone try to Solicit me via an email especially from someone I've never even heard of before. I started out by using Shadowshopper.com and paying for a one month membership to get me started up with the companies that were truly looking for Secret Shoppers.

I just received the above mentioned emails but the name of David Fossil isn't listed on it this time. The name and email addresses have changed. So beware guys.

LINKSHARE? is presently recruiting a "limited" number of MYSTERY SHOPPERS.
POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper
AVAILABILITY: Open
START DATE: Immediate
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!

ENCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION:

#Your full name:
#Your full home address in the order below (Pls P.O box is acceptable)
#Address1:
#City:
#State:
#Zip Code:
#Country:
#Your age,
#Present Occupation:
#direct contact telephone number (HOME AND CELL):
#Your email address:

Kindly send your replies to: brileylarrrrrry@aol.com

Larry Briley
LINKSHARE CORPORATION.c2006-2010
215 PARK AVENUE SOUTH 8TH FL, New York, NY 10003.
 15th of Feb, 2011 by   AnoninIndy 0 Votes
I just got these emails. I had applied on my university's job board for a company called ShellMark. Then the next day, a guy with the same name as the ShellMark executive emailed me this one below:


Dear Applicant,

Thanks for getting back to us Ontime, My Name is James Harden Linkshare Corporation, i link suppliers who have been personally tested to buyers and can stand for 100% .LinkShare Corporation provides ecommerce businesses with a wide range of online marketing services including Search Marketing (SEM), Lead Generation and Affiliate Marketing. Advertisers can increase their online sales by leveraging LinkShare's massive performance marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology. Superior service combined with technology innovation allows advertisers and publishers to acquire and retain new customers, increase revenue and drive results.LinkShare clients include Fortune 500 and other prominent and emerging companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express, and Avon Products. LinkShare was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London and Tokyo.We source for buyers and suppliers at the same time so I can link them to make profit. On every actual purchase made, we have a profit of 20% .I source for buyers and suppliers within and outside the United States of America. I am constantly on the move organizing seminars to bring buyers and suppliers together. I need someone that can complete billings, invoicing and payments on my behalf and get them to the vendors, as well as being capable to receive payments from my buyers from time to time, so the linking is effective and immediate.The only way I am entitled to the 20% payment is if the actual deal is concluded through me.. When suppliers and buyers go head to head, I am at a loss as they can transact directly with one another without my knowledge. This position offers you 10%, you're offered a very good pay as transactions are steady, continuous and constant. An average transaction is for $2, 000.00 and over and you can handle as many as 3 transactions in a week as most payments are made in installment. The pay is good enough to encourage you to work hard and be efficient while it's more than enough for me to stay in business while encouraging me to source harder and link more suppliers. I travel a lot and when buyers want to make any purchase, when i'm on company errand, heshe has to hold-on till I return, to place an order, on the long term. The effect is our customers start sourcing for suppliers on their own, so having an assistant/representative easily reachable has its numerous advantages. We have lost too many deals due to this and i'm trying to put an end to it.

The best form of payment used are business checks and direct bank transfers they are readily available and confirmed on the spot, they are not the only means used but they are the best for our process. Most of the buyers we work with are those we've previously handled successful transactions with in the past, new buyers are verified and confirmed before the linking process occurs. You have nothing to worry about. The mode of operation is as follows; you receive the payment directly from the individual buyer, in your mail, usually via ups and have them cashed. You send the payment to our suppliers/vendors when I need you to, or directly to the company and your pay is 10% of the amount sent to you. All charges during cashing, sending of payments and transaction completion will be deducted from the balance after you have deducted your pay and not deducted from your own money so your pay is fixed on the amount cashed per transaction. You can handle as many as 3 or more transactions per week, but you'll be handling one (1) initially to see how efficiently and how quickly you can carry out the completion.

On 3 transactions you're sure of nothing less than $600 weekly. The hours are flexible and you can decide when you want to work as what you'll be doing initially is cashing the payments and completing the transaction to the supplier. I don't need you online 24/7, just to be online on a daily basis and at least check your e-mail regularly. Working with me will also not disturb your other jobs, (If you have any) as I require that applicant only have easy access to the internet, be reachable easily and respond/carry out instructions sent as soon as possible.


Please show your continued interest in this position by sending me the following info.


First Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address {No P o box}:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Mobile Phone #:
Contact Phone #:
Alternative Contact e-mail address:


James Harden
Linkshare Corporation
(248)-434-8974
 15th of Feb, 2011 by   AnoninIndy 0 Votes
To show that this guy really did email me about something that sounded more legit, here was the first email I received after having sent my resume to a posting:

Good day,
We received your resume from your university/college career services and we would like to know if you are still searching for a job/position.Any interested applicant can please get back to us with immediate effect.Thanks for your co-operation.
Regards,
J. Harden
Shellmark Textile Machinery
 16th of Feb, 2011 by   anonymousme 0 Votes
I agree. I have sent by the linkshare corporation. What will happen to me if I have given my information to them? Here is the message that he gave me.

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for getting back to us Ontime, My Name is James Harden Linkshare Corporation, i link suppliers who have been personally tested to buyers and can stand for 100% .LinkShare Corporation provides ecommerce businesses with a wide range of online marketing services including Search Marketing (SEM), Lead Generation and Affiliate Marketing. Advertisers can increase their online sales by leveraging LinkShare's massive performance marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology. Superior service combined with technology innovation allows advertisers and publishers to acquire and retain new customers, increase revenue and drive results.LinkShare clients include Fortune 500 and other prominent and emerging companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express, and Avon Products. LinkShare was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London and Tokyo.We source for buyers and suppliers at the same time so I can link them to make profit. On every actual purchase made, we have a profit of 20% .I source for buyers and suppliers within and outside the United States of America. I am constantly on the move organizing seminars to bring buyers and suppliers together. I need someone that can complete billings, invoicing and payments on my behalf and get them to the vendors, as well as being capable to receive payments from my buyers from time to time, so the linking is effective and immediate.The only way I am entitled to the 20% payment is if the actual deal is concluded through me.. When suppliers and buyers go head to head, I am at a loss as they can transact directly with one another without my knowledge. This position offers you 10%, you're offered a very good pay as transactions are steady, continuous and constant. An average transaction is for $2, 000.00 and over and you can handle as many as 3 transactions in a week as most payments are made in installment. The pay is good enough to encourage you to work hard and be efficient while it's more than enough for me to stay in business while encouraging me to source harder and link more suppliers. I travel a lot and when buyers want to make any purchase, when i'm on company errand, heshe has to hold-on till I return, to place an order, on the long term. The effect is our customers start sourcing for suppliers on their own, so having an assistant/representative easily reachable has its numerous advantages. We have lost too many deals due to this and i'm trying to put an end to it.

The best form of payment used are business checks and direct bank transfers they are readily available and confirmed on the spot, they are not the only means used but they are the best for our process. Most of the buyers we work with are those we've previously handled successful transactions with in the past, new buyers are verified and confirmed before the linking process occurs. You have nothing to worry about. The mode of operation is as follows; you receive the payment directly from the individual buyer, in your mail, usually via ups and have them cashed. You send the payment to our suppliers/vendors when I need you to, or directly to the company and your pay is 10% of the amount sent to you. All charges during cashing, sending of payments and transaction completion will be deducted from the balance after you have deducted your pay and not deducted from your own money so your pay is fixed on the amount cashed per transaction. You can handle as many as 3 or more transactions per week, but you'll be handling one (1) initially to see how efficiently and how quickly you can carry out the completion.

On 3 transactions you're sure of nothing less than $600 weekly. The hours are flexible and you can decide when you want to work as what you'll be doing initially is cashing the payments and completing the transaction to the supplier. I don't need you online 24/7, just to be online on a daily basis and at least check your e-mail regularly. Working with me will also not disturb your other jobs, (If you have any) as I require that applicant only have easy access to the internet, be reachable easily and respond/carry out instructions sent as soon as possible.


Please show your continued interest in this position by sending me the following info.


First Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address {No P o box}:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Mobile Phone #:
Contact Phone #:
Alternative Contact e-mail address:


James Harden
Linkshare Corporation
(248)-434-8974
 26th of Feb, 2011 by   NoCandy4UScammers!! 0 Votes
They MIGHT (emphasis on might) use your information to try to take out credit cards in your name or other identity theft tactics. Might not but keep a look out for these things. Keep documentation on this stuff and you might want to ask more about this on http://ksforum.inboxrevenge.com because they investigate this type of fraud and might have more advice for you than anything I could tell you.
 9th of Jun, 2011 by   becky78 0 Votes
I am such an idiot. I replied to the email and sent my details through - I didn't think it sounded right but thought I had nothing to lose as they had my CV with address, number and name on it anyway. I am in a panic now as I don't know what they will do with my details...what do you think will happen?
 10th of Jun, 2011 by   amyyard 0 Votes
yes i got an email too and i was a little doubtful as to how genuine it was but they already had my CV because i applied via Gumtree. What will they do with my details? and i replied to them telling them i was interested. Apparently they are now sending me a cheque. What do i do?

Dear Trustee Mystery Shopper,

Welcome Aboard as our Mystery Shopper. We are pleased to write this letter of appointment to you, setting out the details of your employment with our company. You are being appointed to the position of United Kingdom Regional Representative of our company as a mystery shopper.

This appointment takes effect immediately. Salary break-up of the rules and regulations and general information of the terms of appointment are as follows: Your income is as discussed in our offer letter (£200 per daily survey), £50 shopping money to act as a customer shopping for any charity home of your choice. The more completed survey the higher your income e.g if you able to successfully complete 3 daily survey in a week that gives you wages of £600/week. The allowances, benefits and other terms and conditions of your employment will be as per Company policies as applicable from time to time. If assignments are processed and completed before 3pm UK Time, you are entitled to certain compensation from this company.

You should note that the first six months of your employment constitute a probationary period during which we can fully assess your transparency and prudence in handling of financial transactions and discharge of duty for this role as a mystery shopper and you can decide if you have made the right decision joining us. You will abide by our work rules and regulations of our Company as may be in force from time to time. The relieving/resignation letter from this job must be communicated to us 14 days before the intended day so as to stop all survey funds from being sent to you.

This letter of appointment is based on the information furnished in your acceptance of our offer letter. If at any time in future, it comes to light that any of this information is incorrect or any relevant information has been withheld, or we notice any discrepancy, then your employment is liable to be terminated without notice and legal actions may be taken against you towards recovery of our funds/negligence of duty. All matters pertaining to your Mystery Shopper appointment and compensation are strictly confidential and it should be treated as such.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

1} When an assignments is given to you, you would be provided details in your email to execute the assignments and in a timely manner.

2} You would be asked to visit a company or store in your area and they are mostly our competitors as a secret shopper and conduct a service with them, shop with them to know more about their sales and stock, cost sales and more details as provided by the company then report back to us with report.
3}If you are required to buy anything from a shop then what you buy at the shop should be given to any charity home of your choice. All we want is an effective/quick discharging of your job and detailed reports.

ASSIGNMENT PACKAGE: Before any assignment we would provide you with the resources needed {funds}. Mostly our company would send you funds in form of Bank Cheque, Traveler's Cheque or Postal Money Order which you can cash in your local bank and use for the assignment. All further instructions on how to carry our your first evaluation Survey would be email to you on or before the arrival date of the funds at your mail address.

Then we would be providing you details on here and you are to follow all information given to you as a secret shopper secretly.

You can earn more which involves nothing more than shopping at a number of selected retailers and assessing their customer service and reporting back to us in a very detailed manner, if possible before 3pm UK time depending on when your regular mail arrives. We welcome you to our organization and look forward to your contribution to the growth of the organization and yourself.

It is important you acknowledge the receipt of this message with a short brief reply and kindly expect funds to carry our your first evaluation survey to arrive at your address next week Monday. Remember it is important you are home during your mail delivery hours as we expect your survey reports to reach us via email before 3pm UK Time so avoid missing your daily mails delivery and get your assignments completed in a timely manner.

Best Regards,

Bradley Simpson
LINK SHARE CORPORATION. c 2006-2011
215 PARK AVENUE SOUTH 8TH FL,
New York, NY 10003
 21st of Jun, 2011 by   Affiliatemarketer101 0 Votes
LinkShare actually has no “secret shopper” or “mystery shopper” program. There is a blog posted on Linkshare's site that you may want to check: http://blog.linkshare.com/2011/03/21/avoid-mystery-shopper-scams/.
Another thing that everyone should be particularly attentive to is the email address that you are receiving the Mystery Shopper invite from. You may notice that the email address is not ****@linkshare.com which is the only domain that Linkshare emails originate from.
Linkshare is a very reputable company and there are a million scams around targeting these types of companies. Even Ebaymotors. In any case, it's always best to actually call the company in question before doing anything.
LINKSHARE
General Inquiries: 646.943.8200
Toll-free in the USA: 800.875.5465
 20th of Jul, 2011 by   anonomousinKY 0 Votes
I agree. This is a scam phishing for peoples personal inforomation. It has been said before 'If it sounds too good to be true, then most likely it is'. I recieved the same email about the open position paying $150.00 per survey. It then said to send the info. to: deewards02@gmail.com. The email is the main obvious thing that alerted and reassured me that this is a scam.
 22nd of Jul, 2011 by   shawnmstout 0 Votes
i sent in my application. I hope they like it, i copied it below


Full Names: Kiss My Ass
Address Line 1: 123 Ripoff Ave.
Address Line 2:
City: Fraud
State: Any
Zip Code: 55555
Age: 5
Home Phone Number: 555-555-5555
Cell / Mobile Phone Number: 555-555-5555
Alternate e-mail: ihatejunkmail@linksharecorp.com
 13th of Oct, 2011 by   Samzerofour 0 Votes
Dear Trustee Mystery Shopper,

Welcome Aboard as our Mystery Shopper. We are pleased to give you this letter of appointment, setting out the details of your employment with our company. You are being appointed to the position of United Kingdom Representative of our company as a mystery shopper.

This appointment takes effect immediately. Salary break-up of the rules and regulations and general information of the terms of appointment are as follows: Your income is as discussed in our offer letter (£300 per survey). The more completed survey the higher your income e.g if you able to successfully complete 2 survey in a week that gives you wages of £600/week. The allowances, benefits and other terms and conditions of your employment will be as per Company policies as applicable from time to time. If assignments are processed in a day, you are entitled to certain compensation from this company.

You should note that the first six months of your employment constitute a probationary period during which we can fully assess your transparency and prudence in handling of financial transactions and discharge of duty, for this role as a mystery shopper and you can decide if you have made the right decision joining us. You will abide by our work rules and regulations of our Company as may be in force from time to time. The relieving/resignation letter from this job must be communicated to us 14 days before the intended day so as to stop all payments from being sent to you.

This letter of appointment is based on the information furnished in your acceptance of our offer letter. If, at any time in future, it comes to light that any of this information is incorrect or any relevant information has been withheld, or we notice any discrepancy, then your employment is liable to be terminated without notice and legal actions may be taken against you towards recovery of our funds/negligence of duty. All matters pertaining to your appointment and compensation are strictly confidential and it should be treated as such.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

1} When an assignments is given to you, you would be provided details to execute the assignments and in a timely fashion.

2} You would be asked to visit a company or store in your area and they are mostly our competitors as a secret shopper and shop with them to know more about their sales and stock, cost sales and more details as provided by the company then report back to us with report. If you are required to buy anything from a shop then what you buy at the shop belongs to you. All we want is an effective/quick discharging of your job and detailed reports.

ASSIGNMENT PACKAGE: Before any assignment we would provide you with the resources needed {funds} Mostly our company would send you funds in form of Bank Cheque, Traveler's Cheque or Postal Money Order which you can cash in your local bank and use for the assignment. All further instructions on how to carry our your first evaluation Survey would be email to you on or before the arrival of the funds in the mail.

Then we would be providing you details on here and you are to follow all information given to you as a secret shopper.

You can earn more which involves nothing more than shopping at a number of selected retailers and assessing their customer service and reporting back to us in a very detailed manner. We welcome you to our organization and look forward to your contribution to the growth of the organization and yourself.

Please, confirm receipt of this message with a short brief reply and kindly expect funds to carry our your first evaluation survey to arrive to your address next week Monday. It is important you are home during your mail delivery hours as we expect your survey reports to reach us via email before 3pm UK Time so avoid missing delivery and get your assignments completed in a timely manner.


Best Regards,
Gabriel

They need to get tracked down and shoot if you have received the cheque go to the police report it and if you have put the cheque in already alert your bank ASAP.

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