SCAM ALERT: Kantar Advises Consumers to Beware Fraudulent Mystery Shopper

14 Aug 2012|Added Value

Added Value is part of  WPP’s consumer insight and consultancy group, Kantar.  It’s come to our attention that Kantar’s name is being exploited to further a fraudulent “mystery shopper” or “secret shopper” scam in the U.S. and Canada.

Kantar is in no way associated with these offers and are taking all necessary steps to work with the appropriate law enforcement and governmental authorities about this scam.

We urge anyone who receives these offers not to cash or deposit any checks, not to send any money to Western Union or Money Gram, and to refrain from disclosing personal or bank account information.

If you have been the victim of this scam, we suggest that you contact your local and/or federal law enforcement authorities for advice on how to proceed to recover any stolen funds, secure your bank account, and protect your personal information and privacy.

Please send Kantar a copy of any materials you have received regarding this or similar offers bearing Kantar’s name by email to or by fax to + 1 212 621 0916.

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