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Shopping PayPal, Inc.,has been reported to CFR as another secret shopper / mystery shopper scam. (This appears to be unrelated to the well-known PayPal service). The contact information reported was:

  • Phone: 1-289-888-2208
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER IS JOHN HILL

  • Address: 5512 PARAMOUNT VIEW, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO

We cannot independently validate this, so if you have additional information or experience with them, please contact us.  Below is the visitor's report.

See this page for more information about Mystery Shopper scams.


Here is a report about of the Shopping PayPal, Inc. letter:

THERE IS A SERIOUS SCAM THAT IS GOING ON EVERYWHERE. IT IS FROM CANDA. SOME PEOPLE ARE SENDING OUT MAIL SAYING THAT THEY ARE SECRET SHOPPERS. THEY SEND YOU AN ASSIGNEMENT SHEET. TELLING YOU TO SHOP AT WALMART AND SEARS. THEN THEY WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO GET A MONEY GRAM FOR THE AMOUNT OF 3000,00 DOLLARS, RIGHT NOW THEY ARE USING (LEGENDS BANK) WHEN YOU GET THE MONEY GRAM TRANFER IT TO SOMEONE THAT YOU JUST MAKE UP. THE CHECK LOOKS REAL AND ALSO PROMISING THE CATCH IS THAT THE CHECK IS COUNTERFIT. IT WILL CASH AND THINGS OF THAT SORT. BY THE TIME THE BANK TELLS YOU THAT THE CHECK WAS COUNTERFIT. THE PERSON ALREADY HAS THE MONEY AND YOU ARE STUCK 3000,00 POORER. I RECIEVED IT YESTERDAY. IT WAS LIKE A BLESSING BUT ENDED UP AS A SCAM. I AM JUST GLAD THAT I DIDNT FALL FOR THE SCAM WOOOOOOO :) THANK YOU GOD FOR THE INTERNET

it wasnt done over the internet it was done by mail

it was called. SHOPPING PAYPAL INC

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-289-888-2208

THERE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER IS JOHN HILL

5512 PARAMOUNT VIEW, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO


CFR's Recommendation:

AVOID Shopping PayPal, Inc.! Do NOT sign up for it unless you can confirm them. Certainly, do NOT use Western Union to pay!


How to file a complaint against Shopping PayPal, Inc.

To file a complaint against them, go to the BetterBusinessBureau and click on "file a complaint". For the details, like name and address of the business, use the information below:

Shopping PayPal, Inc.

5512 PARAMOUNT VIEW, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO


What to do and How to Report the Scam:

Anytime a scam involves a cashier's check, official check, or money order from a financial institution and you believe that it could be counterfeit, you should contact the issuing bank directly to report receipt of the check and to verify authenticity. Only the issuing bank can verify the authenticity of the item. When contacting the bank, do NOT use the telephone number provided on the instrument, as this number is generally not associated with the financial institution but rather with the scam artist.

To locate a bank's contact information, you can check the FDIC's website at: http://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/main_bankfind.asp

Consumers who receive a counterfeit or fictitious item and associated material should report it or file complaints with the following government agencies, as appropriate:

Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) may be forwarded by email to: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov

or by mail to

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division, MS 6-4
250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219

or Fax: (202) 874-5214

What are victims saying about Shopping PayPal, Inc.?

See this page for emails and comments from victims!



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