Do My Assignment Paypal Scam

I confess… I once was a mystery shopper. Decades ago, I shopped at stores to see what they were charging for certain products and visited restaurant chains to evaluate the food and service. I wrote up a report, sent it in, and received a check for my work. Nothing I could make a living from, but it helped fill the gas tank.

Back then, it didn’t occur to me that responding to a mystery or secret shopper ad could set me up for a scam. Now I know – if you’re looking to make extra money as a mystery shopper, it pays to do some homework to make sure the job is real.

Recently, we’ve heard about a scam that begins when you get an email offering “secret shopper” jobs with retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart, Best Buy or Home Depot. If you click through to the website, it looks like you’re on a retailer’s site – but you’re not. You’re asked to provide some personal information to get started, and told you’ll soon get a cashier’s check for around $1,500. You’re instructed to deposit the check into your account to “activate” your employment, keep $300 of that money as “advance payment” to cover initial expenses, and wire back the rest.

Problem is, the “job” isn’t real and it’s not associated with any actual stores. You’re dealing with a scammer. That check is a fake. If you deposit it, you’re on the hook to pay the bank back.

Following these tips can help you avoid a mystery shopping scam:

  • Do your research. Most legitimate secret shopper jobs are posted online by reputable marketing research or merchandising companies. A quick internet search can help you verify the company’s reputation, legitimacy, or flag any complaints. Scammers like to use the names of well-known companies like Home Depot or Wal-Mart to gain your trust.
  • Never wire money to someone you don’t know.Wiring money is the same as sending cash – once you send it, you can’t get it back.
  • Never agree to deposit a check from someone you don’t know. If the check turns out to be fake, it will eventually bounce. And since you are responsible for any deposited checks to your account, you will owe the bank the money you withdrew.
  • Never give your personal or financial information out online. Guard your personal information, and treat it as if it were cash. Refrain from entering your Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers online or by phone to someone who gets in touch with you.

You don’t have to pay to get into the mystery shopper business. We have more advice on finding legitimate mystery shopping jobs. If you suspect a scam, report it to the FTC.

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YES I did , I'm responding to you but the response is not getting recorded - I have no idea what is going on. YES- file a claim with Pay_pal and escalate it to Pay_pal IMMEDIATELY as the suckers buy time otherwise to play the game and prolong !

you will get something like this after you file a claim - JUST ignore and do not give it a damn: ALL in broken Indian ENGLISH !!
Dear Student,

This is in relation to PayPal dispute.
We got no positive response from your side. We incurred our cost to make your assignment whereas you put the dispute. Also we have analyzed the case wherein we can confirm that we delivered the solution as per the instructions. Also, the refund can be initiated as per the refund policy and proofs. Now, in absence of dispute cancellation, we are going to contest the charge wherein we are sending the solutions with the assignment's requirement files to be published with 100% plagiarism for security reasons. Also, the concern team is going to contact at University against the claim on MyAssignmentHelp. Also, we will have to contest the charge on PayPal wherein you were agreed upon our policies, proof of chats with payment proof to submit to PayPal along with the sign-Up form with the MyAssignmentHelp. Further action will be taken care by collage/University officials.

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