Service Excellence Group, Inc. has become the victim of a new mystery shopping scam. This scam is targeting unsuspecting consumers for mystery shopping projects. The scam artists have used Service Excellence Group, Inc.’s reputable name in an attempt to trick consumers into disclosing their personal information in exchange for high paying “mystery shops.” This is a scam.
These “scammers” have posted multiple advertisements on an on-line job board affiliated with a reputable news station. They are adept at making these advertisements seem real. They have stolen the identity of Service Excellence Group, Inc.’s company website and are claiming to be employees of the company.
The scammers are currently using the following names:
Tips to Avoid Mystery Shopping Scams
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provides guidance and tips to help individuals to avoid becoming victims of employment schemes associated with mystery/secret shopping: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams
A few extra precautionary tips for your consideration:
There are reputable mystery shopping companies with legitimate mystery shopping opportunities for interested consumers. For information on how to get started as a mystery shopper or to find legitimate mystery shopping opportunities, visit the Shopper Headquarters page on our web site or The Mystery Shopping Providers Association’s (MSPA) website.