Scammers are imitating Forrester and/or asserting that Forrester is associated with a Walmart “Secret Shopper” program. Forrester is in no way associated with these programs. Scammers are sending fraudulent solicitations, mostly via mail, under the pretense of having consumers evaluate the retail experience. This scam is accompanied by a fake check made out for a large sum of money and asks the recipient to cash the check and purchase Walmart gift cards. If you receive one of these solicitations, you should not cash the check under any circumstances.
Reporting Suspicious Behavior
If you feel that you have been defrauded, we encourage you to report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (see below) or the Consumer Fraud Division of your state’s Attorney General’s office.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Contact the FTC if you feel that you have been defrauded. To file a complaint, visit https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov/, call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to: Federal Trade Commission, CRC-240, Washington, D.C. 20580.
- For updates on other types of potential scams, check out the FTC’s “scam alert” website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts.