I was utillizing CareerBuilder's website to look for a new job, and there was a listing for "Accounting Assistant" in Frederick, MD. (Reference ID on their site was BA222996) I received an email from "Burke Miller" as shown below.
We wish to inform you that the advertised position is not available anymore so we have decided to offer you the position that is currently available and below is the job details for your review.
POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper Needed AVAILABILITY: Open START DATE: Immediately COMMISSION: $250.00 Per surveys and evaluate and will be paid the bonus of $2,500 monthly.
ABOUT US: SASSIE is a market research company that uses Mystery Shopping or Mystery Consuming to measure the quality of service rendered or gather specific information about products and services. We work with some of the largest, reputable businesses in the world; from Fast Food to Petroleum, Technology or Fashion Retailers and more. JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be hired to conduct an all expenses paid surveys and evaluation exercises on behalf of SASSIE. As our mystery shopper posing as normal customers, you will be expected to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product or using a service. Your job will be to evaluate and measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and Services. We presently have a couple of outstanding contracts, which means you will visit various stores and outlets in your area and pretend to be an average customer. While there, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness and quality of service rendered. When youre done, submit your shoppers report to us via e-mail and get paid for your opinions. Some of the simple questions in your Shoppers Report will be:
How well were you treated? Were the employees friendly and courteous? Did you receive prompt service? Was the merchandise displayed neatly? Would you return to this store / restaurant?
Thats all there is to it! The answers to these kinds of questions are extremely valuable to any business - and they are willing to pay top dollar to find out what consumers really think. Youll be providing important information that will be used to improve the quality of businesses everywhere. You will be provided funds in advance for any upcoming survey via to cover expenses. Where will I be mystery shopping? The companies we deal with mostly represent large chain stores and popular franchises with hundreds and thousands of locations across the world. They are stores, services and restaurants like: Money Gram - Western Union - Ace Hardware - Walgreen's McDonald Special skills are not required for this opening. However, in order to apply for this job you must ensure you have access to your e-mail at least twice daily and must read and respond to our notifications within 24 hours. Working with us won't affect your present job if you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the Application below as we hope to Welcome You to SASSIE Mystery Shopping. Its a very easy job that is not expecting too much of such experience. You don't need to travel and You don't have to pay any fee to get started.
Kindly email the below to email: firstname.lastname@example.org immediately for more information so as to start immediately.
REQUESTED INFORMATION: FIRST NAME: LAST NAME: MAILING ADDRESS (P.O. BOX NOT ACCEPTED) CITY : STATE : ZIP CODE : CELL PHONE # : HOME PHONE # : SEX : D.O.B MARITAL STATUS CURRENT OCCUPATION : E-MAIL : WORKING AVAILABILITY: Days/Hours Available Monday ...open availability _______ to ______? Tuesday ______ to .______? Wednesday _______ to ______? Thursday _______ to ______? Friday _______to ______? Saturday _______ to ______? Sunday .....open availability_____ to _____? Hours Available _______ To ______? Best time to call ______ to ______
Awaiting your response soon .... Sincerely, Burke Miller Mystery Shopping Consultancy.
It is abundantly clear that there was never an "Accounting Assistant" position in Frederick, Maryland. And I'm willing to bet there is no Burke Miller, either. However, whoever is manning the email address that has been submitted, is clearly trying to backdoor into spamming people.
If there is such a position in Frederick, MD, I would request the owner of SASSIE to respond to the report with the name of the person in the position, the exact address and phone number at the office in which he/she resides to do the job, and proof that SASSIE actually pays that person to do the job that supposedly was "not available."