WARNING: STORE EVALUATOR SCAM NOTICE

Ipsos would like to warn you about a phishing scam that is periodically being perpetrated on individuals in the United States, in which a scammer posing as a legitimate market research firm will send you an email asking you to confirm personal information and offering a fee (often $180) per evaluation.

If you have received such an email claiming to be from Ipsos, please note that it is not an authorized communication from Ipsos, and Ipsos does not use such methods to perform its studies. Valid Ipsos emails will come from the"@ipsos.com", “@ipsos-na.com” or “@i-say.com” domain, never a gmail or other address.

If you ever receive an email and are unsure of its validity, please forward it to info@ipsos-na.com and we will confirm for you.


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WARNING: MYSTERY SHOPPING SCAM NOTICE


Ipsos would like to warn you about a scam that is periodically being perpetrated on individuals in the United States, in which a scammer posing as a legitimate market research firm will send you a letter promising a high-paying job as a “Mystery Shopper”. In a recent scam, each targeted individual receives a check in the mail, usually for an amount between $3,000 and $5,000, which they are invited to deposit into their personal account for use as a mystery shopper. They are then either asked to send a similar amount to the sender for training or other purposes, or to return the unused funds. The consumer then finds that the original check has bounced and they are out of pocket for all of the money they have sent to the scammer, as well as any money they’ve spent.

If you have received such a letter claiming to be from Ipsos, please note that it is not an authorized communication from Ipsos, and Ipsos does not use such methods to perform its studies. Ipsos will never ask shoppers, consumers or respondents to send us money. Do not cash the check enclosed with the letter; if you have already done so, please alert your bank immediately.

If you have received such a letter claiming to be from Ipsos, please send us a full copy of what was sent to you either by email, regular mail or by fax as set forth below. Please include a copy of the envelope as well, or if it was sent via courier, the packing slip, as this may help in any investigation.

To contact us:
By mail: Ipsos America, Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor New York, NY 10020, Attn: Legal
By email: mailfraud@ipsos.com
By fax: 1.866.717.5716

Ipsos is working with the appropriate Federal, State and local authorities to crack down on all individuals involved in perpetrating these schemes. You may also want to notify the FTC ( www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov), your State consumer protection agency (a list of State Attorney Generals is available at www.naag.org), and/or your local post office regarding this type of mail fraud.

For more information about these scams, including how to protect yourself and the steps to take if you’ve been victimized, please click here.


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