I was checking my emails and I received one from ShopNCheck--a company that no longer exists. I think Marketforce took it over. The email looks legit. That is until you read the sentence that says you'll be paid $300-$400 per survey. The grammar wasn't too bad in this one either. But when I just read it again, the grammar isn't so great--evaluate the "services" and try to upset the "attendant".
Just thought I'd post about it in case anyone thinks it could be legitimate.
Edited after re-reading the email.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2013 07:34PM by DanceMom.
I'm pretty sure we don't have ShopNChek in Canada any more either.
Speaking of scams, they arrested 3 people in the Calgary area for one of these mystery shopping scams. They intercepted lots of letters with fraudulent cheques. Law enforcement in USA and Canada were working together to catch them. Was on Global Calgary news a few days ago.
Hell everyone! I'm new to the otherside of Mystery Shopping (I used to work for a company right out of college but it was as a survery editor). This is my first time being the shopper but I'm skeptical about all of the things I've been hearing about Shop N Chek. I got this email today:
Dear Survey Agent,
This is to inform you that your first assignment officially starts Today 10/24/2013, you would receive
package containing funds for your first assignment Today via FedEx Mail, we are sorry for the delay.
N.B. Please add this email to your Email contact list, to ensure all our emails gets to your inbox.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail and package when you receive it.
I wonder how these sleaze bags are getting the email addresses of shoppers? Is there a Judas goat out there in MSC land? I know I research any company like the most paranoid, tin foil hat wearing, conspiracy theorist in the world, before I give anyone ANY information. I even use Start Page for my general searches!
They send blast e-mails using all sorts of variations on names. Being in the business just makes us more aware.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
What I don't understand is why people are so hard to convince that it is a scam?
Really, somebody who has never done a shop is going to get $300 for their first one? Everyone wants to think that they are truly special. I have people tell me that their friends get these emails and ask them to ask me. I can't convince them it is not real.
Favorite: $300 to shop Wal-Mart. #1 Wal-Mart is not shopped. They were shopping the photo labs for awhile. What did they pay, $9? At one time, they were having "shops" done by their credit card holders. Not real shops like we are used to doing, but same concept. I think that they paid $5, no more than $10. You can shop cell phone providers in Wal-Mart. Again, $15 max I think unless the location was in BFE.