We have recently received information regarding scam emails and letters falsely using the Directions Research name and a non-existent employee “Michael Barnes.”
These scam communications use the subject “Flexible Part-time Job” or “Mystery Shopping Survey Task.” From our understanding, the communications maliciously ask you for personal information. You are then sent a fake check, asked to cash it and use the proceeds to purchase gift cards and share the codes with someone who claims to be a Directions Research representative.
These scam communications and fake checks are NOT from Directions Research, and we recommend you NOT respond to them.
Many variations of these scams exist. For more information, please visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scamsDirections Research, Inc.