*** IMPORTANT *** Possible scam


Wassim
11 months 0 Wassim 56

Hello All,


Today I received an email from: DaveSchedules@gmail.com with a very suspicious message about some MS assignment shops.


My suspicions were even more intensed when I search the MSPA’s provider list and did not see any listing for the company he states he is from.


So, be careful!


Also, if anyone has dealt with this Dave and he is legitimately involved with MSing, my apologies, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Ivan
11 months 0 Ivan 593

Thank you so much for the warning Wassim!


Cases like this are sadly not uncommon, with people trying to scam shoppers in various ways, so it's always prudent to be careful.


Here are a few things to look out for when receiving emails from schedulers that haven't contacted you before:


  • The email address should always be a corporate email (like for example ivan@prismintelligence.com) - private emails like @gmail, @yahoo, @icloud, etc. should always raise suspicions (and are not authorized to be sent via iSecretShop).
  • The emails themselves that are being sent through iSecretShop should always contain reference to the iSecretShop platform (whether by directing you to login to iSecretShop, or informing you that you are receiving the email because you're registered at iSecretShop, or something similar)
  • The emails should, in most cases, contain the exact location/locations (and/or the specific address) that's being shopped, and you should be able to login to iSecretShop and look it up under Available Shops.


These are just some of the tell-tell signs of a possible scam, so always be sure to check (as Wassim did), and you can even open a support ticket for iSecretShop, to check if the person that sent you an email is registered as a scheduler for any MSP. In this case, this Dave person, is definitely not.


Thanks again Wassim!

Tara_NJ
9 months 0 Tara_NJ 100

I've been getting a lot of spammy mystery shopping emails and text messages lately. Not from isecretshop but from other so called companies. If the emailer's address isn't from a company domain i delete them immediately. I'd rather be safe than sorry.


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