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A new take on an old scam. This steaming pile of camel ejecta signed up on a Translator's job clearinghouse to troll for suckers, and also ripped text directly from secretshopper.com to make his bait seem more natural. Until, that is, you get past the boilerplated text and his English goes straight to Hell. Just like he will.


To: "ProZ.com Member" <proz-lists@proz.com>
From: "willisharmannn" <willisharman@gmail.com>
Subject: job

Good day,

We are currently searching for English and french speakers residing in USA and Canada to help us conduct a survey.

Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obliged to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

ABOUT US :

Secret Shopper® is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America and Canada with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Secret Shopper® is a satisfying and rewarding experience. Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A TIMES. Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Walmart, Pizza Hut, and Bank. One amongst many others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper® NEVER charge fees to the shopper.

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 will be receiving payment inform of money orders starting
from $1900 which
4.You will have to deposit and cash to clear 24hrs from your bank.
5.You will have to deduct $200 of your own and further instructions will be given to you.
6. You are to complete the assignment as fast and discreetly as possible.
7. 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 as your own 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.

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

Regards

Service Monitor

Will Sharman

Secret shopper®




No thanks, Will - I think I'll pass. U no fit comot face, just skip along.

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deckardcanine
Jan. 10th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Well, at least he seems to have English as a first language.
ccdesan
Jan. 10th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Compare the language above and below "Job Description." The part above was ripped from the Secret Shopper website; the part below, composed by the scammers. Too many errors to be a native speaker of US or Canadian English. It screams "Nigeria."
deckardcanine
Jan. 10th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
No, I did compare. It's still well within my criteria for a native speaker.
ccdesan
Jan. 10th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Well, there are many Englishes in the world, including African, Indian, and numerous others. He may be a native speaker of another breed, but it's not US English.
thefoxaroo
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:20 am (UTC)
It's not us Australian either. *snerk* (Yes, I knew what you meant :) )

The scary part is that as there are developments in AI, one day these people wont even *need* a decent grasp of English. They'll be able to type in the text in their native dialect and the computer will be able to identify and self-correct all the gramatical errors.

Yet another example of something that *could* be done by a machine... but shouldn't!

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