Vocal Mystery Shoppers Inc.

Scott –

Victim Location 07201

Type of a scam Employment

I am really not sure if these guys are scammers as it is the first time I am dealing with mystery shopping. I received a check and for 2450 and was told to keep 200 after the completion of certain (unclarified) tasks on Walmart. Well I don’t remember going to any type of screeening so this company doesn’t know of my ethics. It just sounds fishy that a company would send me check for that amount without any type of prior over the phone or in person interview it recruitment process. Upon googling I was read about similar stories. Please investigate.

Kurt –

Victim Location 49721

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I applied to a job on indeed to be a mystery shopper and gor contacted by email and then by mail with a check for $2,450 and that $200 of that was my salary and the rest was to be spent at walmart with a list of purchases they would provide after depositing the check in my bank account.

Matthew –

Victim Location 56303

Type of a scam Employment

I received a message on my LinkedIn account about a job opportunity for secrecy shopping. I replied because who wouldn’t want to make some easy cash?

About a week later I received a text message stating that my first task will be sent to me via mail. Today I received a letter that was sent to me through USPS as a priority mail and when I opened it it came with a cashier’s check for $2,450 saying that $200 was my salary for the task. As I began to research a little more something felt off. The address listed on the letter is in California and brings me to a residential area. And when I search the website it’s nonexistent. The name on the letter, on the packaging, and on the check are all different.

Evelyn –

Victim Location 73142

Type of a scam Employment

I received an email from Vocal Mystery Shoppers to be hired as a Walmart secret shopper. They wanted me to go to Walmart and make purchases with cashier’s checks. I was instructed to send them a text, and that once I do all future correspondence would be through text only. I was also mailed a check with the Premier Community Credit Union. This was supposed to cover my expenses and task salary. The nature of the job became too suspicious so I froze my credit account and filed a police report where I was told that phone number is not even in service.

Joanna –

Victim Location 77044

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Sent a check for $2450.00; deposit in my account, get assignment via text everything via text. However, when call number it just rings after 1 minute a recording stating it is either busy or disconnected. Well, how will I get assignment no valid contact/text number.

Not list with the mystery shoppers association. No valid website.


Ana –

Victim Location 94606

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order


I received a message on linkedin to become a mystery shopper.

Then I signed up for it on their website.

I received this check and letter in the mail

Brent –

Victim Location 63033

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

This is the original request that I received on LinkedIn.

Robert Stec

Hello ***This is an opportunity for you to earn extra $1000 weekly. This is fun, rewarding and will not affect your present employment.

Become a mystery shopper•As a Mystery shopper, Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurants and services in your area. This is your chance to get paid to shop and dine out. Your can make money, have fun and help improve customer service. The importance of customer service has turned Mystery shopping into a $1.6 Billion a year industry.

Get paid to shopMystery shoppers jobs pays well and quite often, the secret shopper is treated to free merchandise and free meals as part of the job. A shopping career can be very exciting, And for those who love to shop and dine out-It’s the perfect job that offers fun assignments and flexible schedules. Click to read more and submit application

Alison –

Victim Location 74349

Total money lost $1,750

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

This scam has a person deposit a bank printed check, that will clear if you call bank/CU to check available funds. After funds are available in your account they’ll ask you to make withdrawal for the full amount or let ya take $200 of the top, then BY TEXT communication only, they will give instructions to buy money order or MoneyGram and send to a random name and number elsewhere. Then they will STOP PAYMENT on the check you’ve "cashed" which then makes your account $2500 less plus whatever fees your bank applies, etc. and if instructions are followed you will have already purchased and sent the money orders never to be recovered again.

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