Julian –

Victim Location 29611

Type of a scam Employment

I as contacted by email to be a mystery shopper for Nike products. There was a lot of detail in the email stating specific instructions and steps for conducting their survey. It was a lot of detail to report. I thought it was legit until I received a check for $1850. The payee name and address on the check is River *** *** *** *** * *** *** *** Fl 33130. I received the check via Priority Mail. The return address is Sarah Palmer 3321 Hodges Rd. Dryden Mi. 48428-0613.

I received text messages from 318-474-7297 to confirm I received the check. When I called the number, a man answered and would not state his name and did not speak well, and hung up on me. I texted the number asking to verify the amount on the check and the payee. He text back verifying Check amount for $2550 and from Sabadell United Bank. The amount was wrong but the bank was right.

I believe this is a scam and will not be cashing the check. Please advise if I should report elsewhere. Here is an email from them:

This is a great opportunity for individual who is interesting in making extra income in a easy way. Nike seeks individuals with a keen eye, who are extremely conscientious and responsible in honoring their commitments. Successful Nike Product analyst will be able to meet deadlines, follow detailed instructions and write fact-based reports to provide our clients with actionable data. If you are interested in applying as a Nike product Tester, email for more information. Regards, Nike Research/Evaluation Team Another

Email: Dear Applicant, We received your email and we’ll like to offer you a Job with our Company. NIKE, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; What is your job "NIKE PRODUCT TESTER" As a Tester you get paid to carry out fiscal market research and submit sample reports on the quality of our consumer products and service tested. To confirm your application and get you started, kindly respond to the information below: ** First & Last Name: ** Physical Address: ** Apt, Suite, Floor #: ** City: ** State: ** Zip Code: ** Cell Phone # ** Age: ** Address of closest Nike Store: **

Address of CVS/WalMart Store: Commissions: You earn $300 on Each Completed job. Only job seekers who follow Ad guideline would be considered for this position. No commitment is involved, no Sign Up fees and you would have flexible working hours. A swift acknowledgment of this email will be appreciated Frank Miller Research/Evaluation Team Another Email Thousands of companies work to improve their services and businesses every day by using Testers who anonymously go into stores and report back to the companies on everything from cleanliness, customer service to quality control. Being a tester is a very flexible, fun job with lots of benefits. Let’s get you started on your first Testing Assignment. To excel as a Tester you must be good at paying attention to your surroundings and remembering details. Remember the name of each employee you interact with, the clothing they are wearing and if they greet you politely. You might be asked to rate the product given in terms of quality or how long it took the employees to make. You might be required to ask assistance of the employees and rate their helpfulness. If you forget important details you may not get good ratings. It is a good idea to take notes after each assignment. Keep a notebook and pen in the car so that you can record information you are likely to forget later on. You can even keep notes on your phone if it helps. Follow the directions exactly as they are given to you "If you do not purchase the right item you may not be paid" You must remain anonymous or it defeats the purpose of job. During your first tester assignment you will be evaluating our clients service at neighborhood store provided NIKE & Walmart Store. This particular exercise will be to determine operational compatibility. – NIKE is looking into complains in customer service delivery from and not limited to: reported lapses in services rendered by management and staff. Customer’s complains were based on pointers which have been analyzed and prepared for evaluation below. (i) Rude/Impolite treatment from customer service attendant (ii) Slow services and delayed response time (iii)Poor overall services (iv) Unresponsive sales attendants (v) Shopping Evaluation Summary {Would you love to visit our store again} (vi) shop attendant name(s) (vii) store location Carrying out your Testing Exercise: You will be provided required funds to shop at local store provided while evaluating their customer service delivery, On receipt of funds for shopping, You are to visit provided NIKE location to shop our " 2017 Collection". You are to select 1 item in accessories COLLECTIONS: * Nike Dri-FIT Legend T-shirt * TPower 5 Soccer Socks * Nike Run Heritage T- shirt * In the event whereby highlighted items are not available in the store, you are to make purchase in the specified categories above. Your evaluation begins from the moment you walk into the store, Select, Purchase and Try-on selected items. * Items purchased at the store are yours to keep. You are required to read and follow this instruction carefully and report promptly with results of your survey. Your report would include: I) Unqualified Staff II) Slow services III) Loss of Money IV) Rude Attendants V) Excess charge VI) Late opening hours and closing before time VII) Time of arrival at store location. VIII) Time of departure. IX) Un-indicated customer service lapses. – Walmart Evaluation DURING YOUR SURVEY YOU WILL GO TO PROVIDED STORE WITH CASH/ BANK CARD TO EFFECT A TRANSACTION WHILE CONDUCTING YOUR SURVEY. At the chosen store you will be effecting a transaction through Walmart to Walmart. While conducting the transaction, you should bear in mind the reason for the survey. • NOTE: You must not disclose for any reason that you are a mystery shopper or let them know you are evaluating their store. You are to remain calm and confident during the process of the assignment so as not to arouse any suspicion of an ongoing survey. Prompt submission of your report will entitle you to an evaluation bonus. This would be included in your pay for the next assignment. While effecting transaction at Walmart/CVS store, you would be making the below listed observations. • Store Name & Address (If multiple stores were visited, kindly specify). • Name of the Cashier/Attendant {If Visible on Tag} • How long it took to get checkout • Smartness of the attendant • Customer Service Professionalism • Specify if there were any restrictions due to the amount of money tendered. Your feedback will help our client increase the quality of business service delivery and be the best they can be. Salary and commission: Salary: $300 Commissions: You are entitled to a stipulated evaluation bonus upon survey execution in specified time frame. You will be Allocated and Mailed required funds to carry out your evaluation exercise via check in mail. You are to respond with an acknowledgment mail to indicate availability and processing for your Shopping Packet which will guide you in execution of your survey. NB: Please ensure you respond to this email in order to show your interest and also ready to get the necessary proceedings. Also send me a text at (318) 474 7297 to confirm your cell phone number for better and fast communication. Hiring Manager

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