Kroger Secret Shopper

Kroger Secret Shopper Scam or Legit? Check Kroger Secret Shopper Reviews below.
Terrance –

Victim Location 60487

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a priority mail envelope with a check for 2850. and instructions on what to do for the survey.

Deanna –

Victim Location 30549

Type of a scam Employment

Asked to be a secret shopper for Kroger’s. Sends me by priority mail UPS a check for $2650.00 to cash and keep $400. Go cash check, go to store to spend $50 and eval store. Get 3 money orders and send to a person.

Aaron –

Victim Location 44905

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

First contact was through email. Second was a text. Third was a FedEx mailer. Initially the offer was to be a secret shopper and earn $400. The instructions from the FedEx mailer read differently. There are 3 tasks to perform once the cashiers check was to be deposited to the bank account and to scan a copy of the deposit and send it as confirmation to proceed with the 3 tasks. Well, the check has not been deposited. Suspected it couldn’t be legit. Received several emails and texts pushing for the tasks to be completed. Those emails and texts are now blocked.

Krista –

Victim Location 47567

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Kroger Secret Shopper with a cashiers check of $2650.00.

Tabitha –

Victim Location 83646

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Original contact via email from (careers @ to shop for free @ Kroger. Review local store(s) with $200 gift card to spend. Sign up asked for cell number stating all correspondence would be via text. Text from Phil Goldman, 424-257-6468, head of operation for the Kroger Secret Shopper. Packet received with assignment letter and $2650.00 Cashier’s check. Instructions to cash/deposit the funds, collect a receipt to be used in evaluation. After transaction is complete, write a detailed report on the quality of the transaction with focus on customer service. Please make sure the clerk/institution is unaware they are being evaluated. Specific note: Were you able to withdraw the funds the same day as transaction or were you required to wait. Once deposited, be sure to email a scanned copy of your deposit receipt/slip and evaluation so they are aware assignment has started. Instruction to proceed to next instructions. "Follow the steps to execute your task correctly without any error".


Task A: Deduct you assignment compensation ($400), remainder $2250. Evaluate any store of you choice (Walmart, Kmart, Kroger, Rite Aid, CVS Pharmacy, Target, Costco or BestBuy. Make a $50 purchase to children items for a charity home and $50 to you, remainder $2150. You deliver children’s items to local charity in your neighborhood.

Task B: In you neighborhood purchase three (3) money orders for $683, total $2049. Remember to evaluate the store money orders purchased from.

Task C: Use $101 to send three (3) money orders to next "undercover shopper" via Fed-Ex / UPS. Select overnight delivery. Please make sure you leave the receiver/payee blank and intact.

Detailed description in attached documentation

Kristen –

Victim Location 31326

Type of a scam Employment

Text message said that I had been selected for this opportunity to work at my own pace and serve as a mystery shopper. Received numerous texts regarding this assignment and a tracking number sending it by USPS. Priority mailed arrived as advised containing welcome letter and cashiers check in the amount of $2450.00. It didn’t smell right from the getgo and I did not comply with the offering. This is one of the instances where it sounded too good to be true and I did not participate, but I can see why someone else might be fooled into losing a couple of thousand dollars.

Kate –

Victim Location 93446

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I answered either an email or website ad for secrete shopper opportunity. It sounded interesting. Then I received a text from a Dave Goldman, Head of Operations. It was so odd I didn’t respond. A few days later, I received a cashiers check in the mail for $2400 and the opportunity to shop at various stores and conduct a survey. The instruction include speedy cashing of the check, sending some money to another secrete shopper via fed ex, using some of the money to buy product, and some of the money left for my service. I’m repulsed by the level of deception in the affair. I did not previously understand how cashier check fraud works, but the law requires speedy delivery of the money if cashed, but once you have used the money (i.e. sent off to another shopper), the money is gone, but the bank finds out that the check is fraudulent and then you become responsible for the money taken from the bank.

Uff, what a scam.

Daniel –

Victim Location 48178

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a Cashier’s check via Priority mail from return address: Helma Heartman, 12975 Romero Ln, Victorville CA 92394 for $2,450.00. The letter enclosed said it was for a Kroger Secret Shopper and I was to cash the check, make some purchases and buy some money orders and send them with NOTHING written on them – left blank – to another "undercover secret shopper". The letter was signed by Mr. Steve Goldman, Head of Operations.

Roy –

Victim Location 29170

Type of a scam Employment

Greg Sturge

Survey/Evaluator Consultant

Team Anerley

Mob: (847) 834-9206


This email is regarding the Kroger Secret Shopper programme you provided your contact details for. A background check has been conducted on the details you provided and I am glad to welcome you on board. You’ll receive payment within 7 to 10 working days which will cover the shopping and also your employment remuneration which is $300 per Assignment.

WORKING HOURS: The hours of work when you have assignments are flexible. However due to the nature of the business you may be required to work extra hours.

PERFORMANCE: Employee performance will be evaluated through our staff appraisal system which will be conducted within Six (6) months of the operation of the company.

BUSINESS ETHICS: It is expected that whilst in the employ of the company, you will devote time to the company’s business. It is expected that you will conduct all affairs with integrity and live above board at all times.

We are currently running a research project for Walmart, Best Buy,

RadioShack, Walgreens, CVS, Kmart, Kroger.

Your subsequent assignment would be to shop at any of the stores listed above.

Remember this is a Mystery Shopper Part Time Job, hence you have to be discreet about it.

If the above offer is agreeable to you, please indicate your acceptance by acknowledging the receipt of this email.

As we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship, we exhort you to maintain the high level of commitment which has commended you this confirmation. Kindly accept our congratulations.

Our team is here to help if you have any questions.

Thank You.

Greg Sturge

Survey/Evaluator Consultant

Team Anerley

Mob: (847) 834-9206


This email is regarding the Kroger secret shopper program you provided your contact details for.

I’ve been on leave and not been able to provide an update concerning your survey. Apologies for not receiving the payment to carry out the task as this is a delay from our finance department due to the ongoing audit.

I’ve been informed today by the finance team that payment will be sent to you after the Christm[censored]iday.

Compliments of the season and enjoy your holiday.

Our team is here to help if you have any questions.

Thank You.

Greg Sturge

Survey/Evaluator Consultant

Team Anerley

Mob: (847) 834-9206

First Assignment- Shopping is Fun

Sequel to your interest dated 11-25-2017 to shop secretly. I wish to welcome you to your first shopping program which will take place in Walmart since the funds to perform your task is on its way to deliver to you by post office priority mail.

We trust you will follow instructions carefully and you’ll perform the task diligently.

Correspondence is a major factor in our business. Please see to this with immediate effect and the report from the questionnaire in the instructions will be needed from you via email after you have completed your task.

Thank You.

Greg Sturge

Survey/Evaluator Consultant

Team Anerley

Mob: (847) 834-9206

Kindlygotoyourbanktohavethecheckintheamount$2950 depositedforrecordpurposeaswewant to know how effective your bank is and funds will be released the next business day. Deduct your assignment fee which is $300 from the total amount received and proceed to 2 different Wal -Mart outlets in your area to carry out your assignment with instructions below.


iTunes Purchase from 1st store : $1000 iTunesPurchasefrom2nd store:$1000 Groceries shopping: $100 Moneygram transfer : $500 Assignment Fee: $300

FIRST WALMART STORE INSTRUCTIONS: You are to shop by purchasing $100 X 10 iTunes cards which is $1000 worthofiTunescardsintotalfromthefirststore.

The next step is to shop groceries worth $100 for your personal use in this first Walmart store.

SECOND WALMART STORE INSTRUCTIONS: You are to purchase $100 X 10 iTunes cards which is $1000 worth of iTunes cards in total from the second store.

AftercompletingthepurchaseoftheiTunescards,gotothemoneygramsectioninthe2nd Walmart store to shop by transferring $500 using the money in minutes option to the information below.

Name: Tin Aye

Address: 6041 S Mansfield Ave, Windsor Hills, CA 90043.

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.Note:Reasonforthemoneygramsurveyisduetocomplaintsabouthightransferchargesandhug… amount of money not available to the beneficiary.

As you are shopping at Walmart by purchasing the iTunes Cards, you’ve started your survey as a secret shopper, memorize every event around you and we want you to work on the questionnaire below.

1) Address of each (WAL-MART) outlet you visited and the name of each attendant during shopping. 2) Procedure and courtesy of all the attendants during shopping.

3) How many attendants are in each section?

4) Pictures of the back of all iTunes Cards bought from each store after scratching the panel (One by One).

5) Picture of the Moneygram receipt & picture of the groceries receipt 6) Were the groceries properly arranged

7) Does all the groceries have price tag?

8) Was it easy to locate different sections in the stores?

9) The duration it took them for the entire transactions from each store 10) General comments.

Bobby –

Victim Location 90601

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a text message Oct. 18th, 2017, that my check in my name was in the mail. So I texted back "What is the check for? No responce

so being it was a bunch of B.S. I forgot about it….then Friday Oct. 20th, 2017 I opened my mail up and sure enough there was a check, this

person just copied a check because this check wasn’t even cut out or not even the line to make it easier to detach when you fold it. Saturday

Oct. 21st., 2017 I received another text from Mr. Mike Stein (Head of Operations For KROGER SECRET SHOPPER) wanting to confirm if I was still interested in the shoppers assignment I applied for so we can proceed. I haven’t reply nor am I going to. The End

John –

Victim Location 67110

Type of a scam Employment

I signed up for a Kroger secret shopper job online. Received a very legitimate looking check with watermarks and other security features. I was told to keep $250 for myself, and make two Walmart transfers and evaluate the wire transfer process. The transfers were to a New York address.

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