Walmart Job Opportunity

Walmart Job Opportunity: How The Scam Works

A fake Walmart job opportunity is the newest scam in the employment industry. It is making its rounds this week, also known as the Job Application Walmart Scam.

Let’s say you’re looking for a job and searching for ways to make money online in addition to your daily job. One day, you receive an email that features a great Walmart job opportunity. It sounds like this: “You have been selected to apply for this job. It’s easy, fun, well-paid, and requires no experience. For information about this position, click here on the job application; Walmart wants you!”


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You are all in. After you sign up, somebody contacts you to validate your position. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see in detail the Walmart Job Opportunity scam exposed, which revolves around the mystery shopper fraud concept:

The Mystery Shopper job in itself is a fantastic opportunity, and the Walmart one is the same. All you have to do is visit a business location as a hidden customer, use its services (dine, buy products, etc.) to write a report about the service – and get paid!

After signing up for the above offer, your first paid task is to verify the quality of service at Walmart, for example, using the Western Union money transfer inside the store. You have to write a report on how fast they are, how their customer service is, etc. Once you agree, the ’employer’ (the scammer) sends you a check for – let’s say, $1,200. Considering your job is worth $200 for the time you have spent, they ask you to deposit the full check into your account and wire back $1,000, so you can keep your fee for the job at $200. It seems easy enough, right?!

Their only stipulation is that you must perform the Western Union job as soon as you get the check within 48 hours. You do as you’re told, send off the money, and write a report for your employer detailing your mystery shopping experience.

Unfortunately, you receive your bank statement a few days later and realize your balance is $1,000 less than it should be! Little did you know that the $1,200 check your employer sent you just bounced. The scammers told you to hurry (meaning sending back to them $1,000 quickly), knowing that in 5 business days, their fake check would turn out as counterfeit or NSF.

You are now responsible for the money you wired. If you’re in overdraft, you’re also facing a fee.

 

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Walmart Job Opportunity Scam: How to Avoid

Walmart is not offering jobs over random emails. They also warn their customers about this scam. If you look at the page that opens when you press the “click here” button in the email, you will see that the domain name is not walmart.com, but a random number or weird combination of letters and words.

Also, look at the grammar they use in their message. As you could see at the beginning of the article, “its fun” should be “it’s fun” and a “Job application Walmart” should be a “job application at Walmart”. Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers.

Walmart Job Opportunity Scam: How To Report

Warn your family and friends about the Walmart Job Opportunity Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

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3 thoughts on “Walmart Job Opportunity”

  1. Elaine Bilbao

    I have received a message on my iPhone offering me a Walmart job …they are now scamming people this way as well … Copy of message below !!!
    Hello, I am an agent from Walmart
    I am primarily responsible for recruiting and training part-time employees.
    We have your contact information in our database and your qualifications meet our hiring requirements.
    1 to 1 performance training service
    Earn £1,000 – £3,000 per month easily and receive daily payments.
    All you need is a cell phone and you can start working from home.
    Invitation code. 16819
    Please send a screenshot of the invitation code you received to an agent for verification Age must be 20 years or older
    Primary responsibility to help Walmart merchants drive cloud data
    If you are interested in joining, you can add an agent

    whatsapp: +447751463537

  2. I just got the email too. On the link they sent there is an About page. It says:

    "About Us
    Walmart Shopper is the premier shopping agency responsible of the treatment and the rights of clients, serving across all the United States with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers.

    On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Walmart Shopper NEVER charge fees to the shopper.
    Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers.
    Walmart Shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both.
    You are to shop secretly and invest just a token. This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service.
    No upfront fee required.

    Job Details.

    1) Shopping evaluation : You will receive a form that you are required to fill after you visit any location in your area, You will be evaluating and shopping at your desired mall.
    2) You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.
    3) You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.
    4) You will be required to interact with the shop clerk."

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