Someone has stolen my corporate identity and is using my name and address to try to scam people interested in mystery shopping. ShadowShopper is helping them by sending emails with this message:
Dear [first name],
A scheduler is has searched for shoppers and emailed you the following message:
We found your information on shadowshopper.cm and writing you regarding a new vacancy for a mystery shopper we currently have in our company.
We will be glad to work with you hand in hand!
To set up an interview for this vacancy, please email us your name, e-mail address and phone number on email@example.com and we will get in touch with you shortly. Please kindly specify the date and time when you are available for an interview. Keep in mind that our business hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET.
Free free to contact us
Then you are contacted my someone calling themselves Magnolia Lineman, the Human Resources director for Secret Shop Communicators. The problem is that Secret Shop Communicators/SSCOMM Inc. is my company founded in 1999 in Tennessee. Magnolia Lineman by email or by phone promises $50-$150 per shop and a guaranteed annual income of $22,000. Somewhere along the line, she asks for a credit card number.
This is unbelievable!
Someone purchased my old domain name using my name and my address in April 2012. The website (which went up recently) is www.sscomminc.com and it shows my name with someone's else photo and uses my address (with a map!) along with their phone number and a gmail account. SSCOMM Inc./Secret Shop Communicators is a real company but we do not hire mystery shoppers. We are a one-woman public relations firm.