Most mystery shopper scam emails are pretty easy to spot. They are full of errors. They come from free email addresses (e.g., Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) instead of emails using the company’s domain name (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org). They ask you to respond to the email with all of your personal information instead of filling out an application at their website.
Then along comes a scammer who is just a little more sophisticated. Someone who understands how email and websites work won’t fall for this, but lots of people don’t even look. Here is a scam email I got recently that looks sort of legit. Someone who wanted to believe that it was real and didn’t look closely could easily fall for it. This is from the email:Continue Reading