Sheena – Sep 09, 2020
Victim Location 33602
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
A man I do not know sent me a link to apply to be a secret shopper. John A. Napolitano is his name. He sent me this note via LinkedIn along with a link to a company where I entered my contact information, to be considered for a "position" with this company:
Hello (my first name), I endorsed you for this position/project. It is part-time and can be done from your home location at your convenience. I earn an extra income doing it. Just about one hour or less is required in a week. Read the details and apply now if interested. Thank you, John
Then I received an envelope from someone named Kim Elliott, which I’ve not yet opened. Based on her emails it contains a check that I am to deposit, and then I am supposed to use cash to buy GIFT CARDS then photograph them and send them to her. This seems like a scam.
So far I have received 3 emails from someone named Kim Elliott who never replies when I ask for more info:
We are looking forward to receive your completed survey feedback report and images. Kindly proceed to have it completed as we need to file your report ASAP.
Confirm receiving your assignment check. We look forward to receive your survey report. Proceed to have your assignment completed and email us feedback report along with the requested images to enable us file your report as soon as possible.
The evaluation can be done at any nearby Walmart, 7-Eleven, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Kmart, A&P, Office Depot, Staples, Safeway, Dollar General, Winn Dixie and many other stores where the cards are sold.
AFTER PURCHASE OF CARDS.
Walmart Visa Gift Cards, Vanilla Visa Gift Cards, One Vanilla Visa Gift Cards, American Express Gift Cards.
Open the pack, remove the label in front of the cards and capture clear image of front and back of each card and email to us along with Page 3 of this document. (Phone camera accepted).