August 20, 2018
MARKET ANALYTICS NOTICE
Market Analytics International was alerted that individuals are posing as employees and inviting people via their LinkedIn network to become paid part time agents of our company. These individuals are using the Market Analytics name and logo but not a legitimate Market Analytics email.
These are NOT requests from our company and as a result, DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE INQUIRIES. THEY ARE PHISHING SCAMS AND CAN RESULT IN RECEIVING FRAUDULENT CHECKS ALONG WITH ASSIGNMENTS.
We are taking numerous proactive steps to end this scam. However, since we are not the only victim, here are steps you can take:
If you have been contacted via LinkedIn
Report the scam to LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/ask/TS-RPS
If you received an email
If the sender’s email is @marketanallytics.com report the phishing attempt at – https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/SpamAbuse.aspx
If the sender’s email is @gmail.com report, the phishing attempt to Google – https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
If you received a check
If a check was received via mail, please report the tracking number to the carrier’s Fraud Department. They can flag the sender’s account as fraud and stop future checks.
FedEx – 1 (800) 463 3339
US Postal Service (USPS) – 1 800 275 8777 and/or https://ehome.uspis.gov/fcsexternal/default.aspx
UPS – 1 (800) 742-5877
If you have cashed a check
Contact your bank immediately to report the fraudulent check.
As a victim of a fraudulent check, you should file a report to your local police department.
If you have followed the instructions and purchased the Walmart Gift Cards and provided the card numbers
Walmart – 888 518 6278 (option 3)
If you purchased another retailer’s gift card, contact their fraud department.
Other identities that should be contacted
The FBI – https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
The Federal Trade Commission – https://www.ftc.gov/