Secret Shopper Scam

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Scam Alert

 

It has come to our attention that a current secret shopper scam is being funded by fraudulent copies of Directions Credit Union checks. This is a nationwide scam claiming to payout for one’s “first assignment as a survey analyst/store evaluator at Walmart”

Below are the images of three letters we have obtained from the scam. If you have received a letter of this nature please refer to these images for your protection. If you have received a cashier’s check from DCU due to this scam please do not deposit the check, it will not be honored.

HireRight Scam Letter

HireRight Scam Letter

 

Remington Evaluations LLC scam letter

Remington Evaluations LLC Scam Letter

 

Trendsource Scam Letter

Trendsource Scam Letter

22 Comments on “Secret Shopper Scam”

  1. I received one of the checks to work for a secret shopper company called Clear Evaluations

    1. Hi Carolyn, thank you for this information. We appreciate you making Directions aware of a new company involved with the scam. We would appreciate it if you could email the information to our Fraud Prevention Manager at jsegura@directionscu.org .

    1. Hi Angie, we appreciate you making Directions aware of a new company involved with the scam. We would appreciate it if you could email the information to our Fraud Prevention Manager at jsegura@directionscu.org so that we can post the new information. Thank you again for this information.

  2. I have received the letter posted above and a check for $2330.00 from Direction credit union dated Feb. 26, 2018. I Google and found your website. Please advise on the appropriate way I should report this scam.

    1. Hi Mary, Directions Credit Union is working diligently to make the public aware of the secret shopper scam that is currently being circulated. If you didn’t deposit the check with your financial institution there is nothing for you to report at this time. If you did deposit the check then we recommend that you file a police report with your local law enforcement.

    1. Hi Alan, Directions Credit Union is working diligently to make the public aware of the secret shopper scam that is currently being circulated. You will have to work with your financial institution in regards to your funds. We recommend that you file a police report with your local law enforcement.

  3. Hello, I am a victim as well, I have just received a check for $2,300.00 from Directions Credit Union USPS-priority mail for supposedly hired to be a mystery shopper at Walmart, along with a letter with 1,2,and 3 assignments to be carried out and my wages would have been subtracted from the $2,300 of $320. I got this ad from Craigslist, however, I reached the Shopper’s View Research and they are legit and BBB accredited only based out of Michigan. I decided to check out this check institution and this is how I found out that it is a scam and I really needed a job right now to pay upcoming rent and bills, this is really, really sad and appauling and so is America sad to say.

    1. Hi Tamalyn, we’re sorry to hear you were a victim to the scam. We would appreciate it if you could email any information to our Fraud Prevention Manager at jsegura@directionscu.org so we can help keep everyone updated. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  4. I just jumped onto your website to see if anything fishe was going on I just received two types of checks here and this person that contact me is kind of jumpe to find out of I got paid yet he just texted me right before I literally got the checks and they both came in different envelops one priority mail and one was in a brown priority mail 3 day shipping and one check off the top I could tell was fack but the other one wow blow my mind it was good best I ever seen looks like a payroll check I just though you guys needed to see this one ASAP.

  5. I’ve received two checks now. They were sent to me so my car could be converted into a red bull advertisement.

    1. Hi Melissa, that’s a new one. Thank you for sharing with us. We would appreciate it if you email any information you have to our Fraud Prevention Manager at jsegura@directionscu.org so we can help keep everyone updated.

  6. I too received a check. I received a check even tho I felt as if it wasn’t right, a scam. There was no letter, just a check with my name and the sender…whom I’ve never had contact from. It came as Priority mail. In a official envelope and all. Should I send you what I have?

    1. Hi Tanya, thanks for your comment. We appreciate any information you’d like to send us. Please send it to the attention of our Fraud Prevention Manager J. Segura at our Whtieford Branch location or you can email it to her at jsegura@directionscu.org.

  7. My sister received such a letter and check yesterday. It was styles as being from “Shopper’s View Research”. I’m in the process of scanning it all and will send it to the email you’ve provided.

  8. Hello I just received a letter and check with your logo and information,however, I would never do anything without contacting and verifying all the checks information and account information. It is from Mystery Shopper Services by way of Irvine CA.for $2300.00. I will be happy to take a photo and email, scan to you or fax if you would give me a fax number. Thank you for the warning and heads up.

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