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Dereon Inc / job scammer

1 Los Angeles, CA, United States

As a result of posting resume on Careerbuilder, Monster/Yahoo Hotjobs, etc. I got a spam from a company calling themselves Dereon Inc. saying I could become a secret shopper, make lots of money, asking where is the closest Wallmart to me, etc.

They sent me a contract, which i naively filed and faxed back to them at the fax no provided [protected].

Then they started sending these email saying that checks of different value were sent to my address and I would have to make different purchases Wallmart and later. After I told them it was a scam and that nothing has been sent to me or received by me, they started saying to go shopping online…and very shortly, they want ed me to go to Western union to send some money they would say they sent me to some random people located in foreign countries,

So, of course nothing has been sent to me by Fedex, by regular mail or any other way what so ever!! but i worry that they might use my personal info for other purposes.

After going through this, I did some research online and have seen that other people complained about being scammed by this company and being required personal info.

Please help do something about this company to stop them ripping off people and sending all these scam job offers...!!

I was lucky enough to stop after their "first task" and hopefully will not get damaged through the info i have provided by filling the "employment" contract they send me...but as i see, there are so many more people that have really been ripped off by these people!

Thank you so much!

I have attached a list with all the emails received from them together with my reply.


This is a copy of the emails I have received from this company and still receive even after I told them they were a scam!

1st email


Iris Mccall
to me
show details Dec 2
from Iris Mccall <cheriiomasuda@hotmail.com>to margaret.windebank@gmail.com
date Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 3:29 AMsubject Job for margareta windebankmailed-by hotmail.com
Dear, margareta windebank
JOB OFFER
Our company is happy to propose you the office of Secret Shopper in Dereon Inc. after coming across on your autobiography at CareerBuilder online. Our HR department did its best to study your autobiography and remained to be pleased. We rely that your experience will be among our most valuable assets.
Necessary Criteria for being employed:
1. Age: older than 27
2. Internet access
3. 3-5 hours of free time every day for performing your professional duties
4. Certtificate of no criminal record
Job Benefits:
As it goes, Secret Shopper is an ideal way for customers to gain profit in the process of providing feedback, making comments, making of, commenting out to company. This is a real potential for you to get to the top of the career enjoying things you like above all. For instance, one may lunch in eating house or buy things in shops reveling in life and helping entity at the same time.
Remuneration:
Your month wages may come to $1, 500-2, 000.
Time Limitation of the Position:
On account of the great amount of candidates for this vacancy, this office is time-bound. So, it is strongly recommended for you to send us the necessary information about yourself ASAP.
To become the employee of our firm:
1. Please go to our site: Dereon Inc.
2. Register yourself
3. Download, read browse accurately a agreement and sign it on a compulsory basis.
4. Tell us the closest Walmart shop to you. Specify the exact address. Five shop are max. In Accepting this application, you certify that your work will be on at-will basis and resign any appeals against Dereon Inc.and its team.
About Dereon Inc.:
Our organization is involved in cooperation with other organizations to make better capacity on an international scale by applying anonymous resources. We deal in a team with over 300 firms internationally. Our main work includes market search and cooperation with merchandising firms, private investigation companies, training organizations and other entities that are engaged in Ghost Shopping services. Our member businesses work with their clients in order to establish the medium of modernizing level of service industries.
Regards Truly
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2nd email


Deirdre G. Sheppard
to me
show details Dec 3

from Deirdre G. Sheppard <helenes5ch@hotmail.com>reply-to contract.dereon-inc@gmx.com
to margaret.windebank@gmail.com
date Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 6:51 AMsubject Dereon Inc - Contractmailed-by hotmail.com

Thank you that you’ve accepted our job offer.
To start working with us you need to do the following:
1) This letter enclosed a contract which you need to fill in and first task for you email or fax us at
[protected] fill in the contract legibly so the data would be seen well
2) Please send us your phone number so you could be available the whole day.
3) Tell us the Walmart shop to you. Specify the exact address. Five shop are max.
4) You must respond to our emails within the day anyway, if you can’t answer us, for example, tomorrow,
you should forewarn us of your absence.

All shopping to cafes and restaurants, our company will pay in advance. Everything that you buy
will remain with you. The salary will be transferred once a month to your account.
Thank you in advance.
We are waiting for your information.


3rd email

Second task for Mr.Shopper

Inbox X

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Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers
to me, me
show details Dec 6

rom Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc@gmx.com>to Margareta Windebank <margaret.windebank@gmail.com>
cc Margareta Windebank <margaret.windebank@gmail.com>
date Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 3:00 AMsubject Second task for Mr.Shoppersigned-by smtp.com
Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the WALMART or BestBuy (only one) to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G. If this model of iPad is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 1080. It will be delivered to you via Fedex. Tracking number is [protected].
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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Margaret
to Dereon
show details Dec 6
Hi there,

Just checked the tracking no provided and it should be delivered tomorrow, the 7th of December.

I would appreciate if you could help me with an information about your payment method. How is the payment calculated? on a daily basis or on a task basis? for any of these, what is the payment per day/ task? The contract only gives some generic info on an estimated amount for a monthly basis, but no info on how is that calculated.

Thank you so much.

Will let you know as soon as i receive the check, so can perform my task.

Margaret W.
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On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc@gmx.com> wrote:
Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the WALMART or BestBuy (only one) to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G. If this model of iPad is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 1080. It will be delivered to you via Fedex. Tracking number is [protected].
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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Margaret
to Dereon
show details Dec 7 (13 days ago)

Still have not received anything from Fedex by the end of today, the 7th of December.

Margaret
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On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Margaret <margaret@windebank.com> wrote:
Hi there,

Just checked the tracking no provided and it should be delivered tomorrow, the 7th of December.

I would appreciate if you could help me with an information about your payment method. How is the payment calculated? on a daily basis or on a task basis? for any of these, what is the payment per day/ task? The contract only gives some generic info on an estimated amount for a monthly basis, but no info on how is that calculated.

Thank you so much.

Will let you know as soon as i receive the check, so can perform my task.

Margaret W.

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc@gmx.com> wrote:
Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the WALMART or BestBuy (only one) to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G. If this model of iPad is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 1080. It will be delivered to you via Fedex. Tracking number is [protected].
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com


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4th email

Second task for Mr.Shopper

Inbox X

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Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers
to me, me
show details Dec 13 (8 days ago)

Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Hello, we have sent you a letter about your second task. Please let us know when you have finished it. Letter is attached again below
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the WALMART or BestBuy (only one) to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G. If this model of iPad is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.

Financial part:
You received a check for $ 1080 via regular mail.
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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Margaret
to Dereon
show details Dec 13 (7 days ago)

I have not received any letter so far.
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On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc@gmx.com> wrote:
Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Hello, we have sent you a letter about your second task. Please let us know when you have finished it. Letter is attached again below
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the WALMART or BestBuy (only one) to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G. If this model of iPad is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 1080 via regular mail.
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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5th email

Second task for Mr.Shopper

Inbox X

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Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers
to me, me
show details Dec 14 (7 days ago)

Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Hello, we have sent you a letter about your second task. Please let us know when you have finished it. Letter is attached again below
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the closest BestBuy to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G and Apple® - MacBook Pro / Intel Core™2 Duo / 13.3" / 4GB / 250GB . If this model is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 2880 via regular mail.
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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Margaret
to Dereon
show details Dec 14 (6 days ago)

I have not received anything from your company what so ever. I totally believe this is a scam!
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On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Dereon Inc. Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc@gmx.com> wrote:
Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Hello, we have sent you a letter about your second task. Please let us know when you have finished it. Letter is attached again below
Thank you for your assignments. Your recall is very important for our company. Please keep all cash register receipts when buying goods and services. You must provide a report at the end of each month. Please reply our emails daily, as it is one of the conditions of our contract with you.
Your second task:
You will go to the closest BestBuy to you and buy 64Gb Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G and Apple® - MacBook Pro / Intel Core™2 Duo / 13.3" / 4GB / 250GB . If this model is out of stock, please buy a model that is in stock right now.
During purchase talk to the consultant. Ask what he thinks about this product. Memorize what he says in details. Specify hisher name. Report us how everything was. Enter the address of the shop.
Questionnaire is attached to this letter, you must complete it, after the purchase. Carefully read it before you perform the task.
After buying iPad do not unpack the box and keep the receipt of purchase. The box should not be any damage in case of loss of presentation of its cost will be deducted from your paycheck. All iPad’s will be sent to Apple corporation.
Financial part:
You received a check for $ 2880 via regular mail.
The balance of funds after the purchase iPad (these funds can not spend) will be needed to perform the following tasks.
Please scan the sales receipt and send it to us on e-mail dereon-inc@gmx.com or fax [protected] in the day of purchase.
Please tell us that you have received this letter and started to do the job.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc. Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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6th email

Task for Mr.Shopper

Inbox X

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Dereon Inc Secret Shoppers
to me
show details 3:00 AM (9 hours ago)


from Dereon Inc Secret Shoppers <dereon-inc.com>

to Margareta Windebank <margaret.windebank@gmail.com>
date Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 3:00 AM

subject Task for Mr.Shopper


hide details 3:00 AM (9 hours ago)

Good day, Margareta Windebank.
We have received your contract and have scrutinized it carefully. You are the person we need to do this work. HR department has approved you for this position. You'll receive check today totaling to $ 2830.
Your first task consists of two parts:
1) Follow this link: Apple store: iPad 16GB
There will be a Refurbished iPad 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi - $499. Make the order through the online store. Choose the fastest way to deliver. As soon as you make an order immediately inform us. And as soon as get the goods, respectively, too. Whether the goods will be delivered on time as stated on their website.
ALL THE GOODS AND SERVICES YOU BUY — REMAIN YOURS FOREVER.
2) The amount of the goods you buy in Apple store won't make more than $, the rest amount of check you need to use for checking Western Union office work. Please, reffer to Evaluation form for Secret Shopper that is enclosed. Transfer funds by the Western Union MONEY IN MINUTES system.
What you need to do is: Go to the Western Union office which is located in your area. Carefully fill in all forms, watch how the staff works. (Please, see enclosed evaluation form for detailed instructions) The system guaranties to transfer money in few minutes- this service we will control. Do the transaction «Money in Minutes». Money is generally available to pick up within minutes.
Money in Minutes:
Amount to be send is $ 2649
Western Union fees are $ 141-169

Transaction requires the following data.
1) First Name: Gennadiy
2) Last Name: Petrov
3) City: Moskow
4) Country: Russia
NOTE: Write each letter of these data very carefully.
After you make the transaction please email us the same day the following information:
1. Your address (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
2. Your full name (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
3. Amount of the transfer
4. MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number)
PLEASE, SPECIFY THE FOLLOWING DATA COMPLETELY
As soon the transaction is done fax us the copy of the receipt of Western Union. Everything must be done quickly so we could test the speed of the system. Just specify the time when you did the translation.
The proceeding of these two tasks today is required. Tomorrow you will have another assignment.
We are looking forward to hear from you today about the work done.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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Good day, Margareta Windebank.
Sorry, in our system error has occurred, please read corrected tasks:
1) Follow this link: Apple store: iPad 16GB
There will be a Refurbished iPad 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi - $499. Make the order through the online store. Choose the fastest way to deliver. As soon as you make an order immediately inform us. And as soon as get the goods, respectively, too. Whether the goods will be delivered on time as stated on their website.
ALL THE GOODS AND SERVICES YOU BUY — REMAIN YOURS FOREVER.
2) The amount of the goods you buy in Apple store won't make more than $ 600, the rest amount of check you need to use for checking Western Union office work. Please, reffer to Evaluation form for Secret Shopper that is enclosed. Transfer funds by the Western Union MONEY IN MINUTES system.
What you need to do is: Go to the Western Union office which is located in your area. Carefully fill in all forms, watch how the staff works. (Please, see enclosed evaluation form for detailed instructions) The system guaranties to transfer money in few minutes- this service we will control. Do the transaction «Money in Minutes». Money is generally available to pick up within minutes.
Money in Minutes:
Amount to be send is $ 2062
Western Union fees are $ 111-133

Transaction requires the following data.
1) First Name: Gennadiy
2) Last Name: Petrov
3) City: Moskow
4) Country: Russia
NOTE: Write each letter of these data very carefully.
After you make the transaction please email us the same day the following information:
1. Your address (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
2. Your full name (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
3. Amount of the transfer
4. MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number)
PLEASE, SPECIFY THE FOLLOWING DATA COMPLETELY
As soon the transaction is done fax us the copy of the receipt of Western Union. Everything must be done quickly so we could test the speed of the system. Just specify the time when you did the translation.
The proceeding of these two tasks today is required. Tomorrow you will have another assignment.
We are looking forward to hear from you today about the work done.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!
________________________________________
Best regards, Dereon Inc Secret Shopper LLC
mailto: dereon-inc@gmx.com

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