• Report: #945563

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  • Submitted: Sun, September 23, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, September 23, 2012

  • Reported By: wrksnfx — Clinton Township Michigan United States of America
Arbitron
7 West Brentwood Dr. Columbia, Maryland 21117 Columbia, Maryland United States of America

Arbitron George Horowitz & Mark Fotheringham Wire Money Fraud Via Bogus Secret Shopper Program Columbia, Maryland

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JOB ID # QPR1359 
RE: ACCEPTANCE LETTER (SECRET SHOPPER)


Dear (Your Name)
This is to inform you that based on the previous survey by our affiliate Consumer Survey Specialist, you indicated your interest in an additional income on a part bases. You are hereby selected to participate in a paid  "Mystery Shopper Program" as one of our Research Personnel selected under this program. You will be working as a Consumer Service Evaluator at some selected merchant outlets and service providers. This research program is a fully paid program and would become a permanent part time position for a select few who are able to distinguish themselves in the course of this program. You are being paid $305.20 as your salary  for this training assignment. You will be assigned a different job every week based on your performance the previous week. Salaries differ depending on the job nature.

Your first job is a hands on self training designed to equip you with the knowledge necessary for you to effectively carry out your assingment(s) as an experienced research Personnel under this program. This assignment has has been put together to be completed in two differently locations. Pleas call your account Manager GEORGE HOROWITZ at 1-647-530-5201 Monday to Saturday between 8:30am to 10pm EST. For further instructions.

First Survey Assignment: you will be evaluating any Western Union Outlet in your area as a way of rating their competence and good customer relations by by doing funds transfer to the district Agent, MARK FOTHERINGHAM at NEWARK NEW JERSEY branch office.

Second Survey Assignment: Yo will take out the sum of $70 for shopping at one of the retail stores listed below WAL*MART, K-MART, SEARS, COSTCO, BEST BUY, HOME DEPOT or OFFICE DEPOT. The items you buy are yours as a bonus. The funds required to complete these transactions assignments has beeen arranged and enclosed with this letter.
You are requires to fax in the the retail receipts and transfer receipts for verification purposes.

Enclosed herein is a check for $1,351.20 Please contact our Accounts Manager to activate the enclosed payroll check before depositing in your bank account. PLEASE FAX IN ALL RECEIPTS and call the Account Manager after each survey assignment.

Below is the breakdown on how to spend the enclosed funds.
1.  Your Salary.....................................................................................$305.20
2.  Survey funds to be transferred .....$900.00+$76 send fees...........$976.00
3.  Funds needed for shopping .............................................................$70.00
                                         Total........................................................$1,351.20

We appreciate your confidentiality and integrated as our "Secret Shopper" representative. Please see below for our sponsors.

Amy Ward
Director of Operations
3224              PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
                                TOTEM POLE

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