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Walmart Job Opportunity

How the scam works:

(with video below) Let's say you're looking for a job and you're searching online for ways to make money in addition to your daily job. One day, you receive an e-mail that seems to be from Walmart, sounding like this: "You have been selected to apply for this job. Its easy, fun, well paid and no experience required. For information about this position [click here] After you sign-up you will be contacted to validate your position. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see in detail the Walmart Job Opportunity scam exposed, which is based on the mystery shopper concept.

Mystery Shopper Scam Video

The Mystery Shopper job in itself is an amazing opportunity, if you think the concept: All you have to do is to visit a business location as an incognito customer, use its services (dine, buy products, etc), only for the purpose 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 located inside the store. You have to write a report on how fast they are, how is their customer service, etc. Once you agree, the 'employer' (the scammer) sends you a check for - let's say, for $1,150. Considering your job will be worth $200 all together for the time you spent, they will ask you to deposit the full $1,200 check in your acacount and wire back $1,000, so you can keep your fee for the job, $150. Seems easy enough, right?!

Their only stipulation is that you need to perform the Western Union job as soon as you get the check, say 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, a few days later you receive your bank statement and realize your balance is $1,000 less than it should be! Little did you know that the $1,150 check your employer sent you... just bounced. They told you to hurry (meaning send back $1,000), knowing that in 5 business days their check will bounce and you'll realize they were running a scam.


Needless to say, you're responsible for the money you wired and if you're in overdraft you're facing a fee.

How to avoid:

Walmart is not offering jobs over random emails. 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, but a random number or weird combination of letters and words. Also, look at the grammar they use in their message. As you can see in the beginning of the article, the expression "its fun" should be "it's fun". Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. 

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