Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

JOB SCAM : Mystery Shopper Vacancy / brianheather1@aol.com

My location? What location, they don't know who I am or where we live, so any location?

If this biz is legit, why use an AOL address, well I can answer why AOL, but we all know it is not legit.  A company would not use the name brianheather1, so they phished and stole this account from the owner, and not using it to scam people.  AOL should pay more attention to this issue, however we all know AOL is not the internet powerhouse it once was.   They are also using brianheather001@aol.com.

Scam = Avoid

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brian Heather <brianheather1@aol.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 2:35 AM
Subject: Mystery Shopper Vacancy
To:

Good Day,

We are currently seeking mystery shoppers in your locality.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
1. You will receive funding for the assignment.
2. You will receive the Instruction for your assignment via email on the
location and details of the assignment.
3. You are to complete the assignment as fast and discreetly as possible.
4. You will be asked to visit a business location to conduct business be
it a restaurant, shopping store etc.

PAYMENT TERMS:
You will receive a flat sum of $200/ 100GBP/ 150 Euros per assignment. The
company will furnish you with all expense needed for the assignment and
any other expense incurred during the course of executing your assignment.

Note: You are to follow all instructions given to you to the fullest.
KINDLY SEND YOUR INFORMATION BELOW TO PROCEED ON FIRST ASSIGNMENT TO
(brianheather001@aol.com)

Your Full Name:
Your Address (NOT P.O Box):
City, State, Zip:
Occupation:
Phone Number(s):
AGE:


Regards
Brian Heather
Service Monitor

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