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how do I know that this is not a scam

Received a check and am really sceptical about this being real or not... Continue Reading

Getting scam mail from myself

Ok I don't know what I should do. The past two days I have been getting scam mail from myself. I tried to block the email but but got a message that I can not block my own email address. Fortunately, the mail has been going to my junk mail... Continue Reading

Scam? or no

The only one of my friends who knows I'm a shopper sent me this email below. Anybody know anything about it? The pay is by cashier check that raises my radar about a mile. I wouldn't touch it. Techman - if it's phony can you do... Continue Reading

New to Mystery Shopping (Stericycle scam?)

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SCAM OR LEGIT ? - Insight Reporter Mystery Shopping Assignment

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BARE email NOT a Scam

Hello! For those who received and email from BARE asking them update their email... yes, it is legitimate! We're sorry for any confusion. The U.S. Office is doing this in order to validate the emails we have so that we can effectively communicate BARE news and updates. It states in the email... Continue Reading

BARE scam? - RESOLVED (It's legit.)

Got this today. Looks suspicious to me since the link to update your email does not reference BARE at all. I forwarded it to their corporate office. Anyone know anything more? From: resource-US@bareinternational.com (resource-US@bareinternational.com) BARE is doing some spring cleaning (…or fall cleaning!) We are updating our email... Continue Reading

The Green Dot MoneyPak Mystery Shop Scam

I am posting a link to one of Cathy Stucker's latest articles dated August 10, 2014... http://www.mysteryshoppersmanual.com/the-green-dot-moneypak-mystery-shop-scam... Continue Reading

IRS SCAM

I was notified by my daughter who just received an attempted SCAM from the IRS. Our CPA notified all of his customers to warn all of us about this. She reported it to the police. Our CPA told us that he received several calls from his customers... Continue Reading

Stop asking if it's a scam!!!!

I understand there are many new shoppers coming here every day trying to learn more about what we do. I was once a newbie and had many questions. However, one of them was NEVER "is this a scam?" If you have no common sense to know when somebody is... Continue Reading

Another Scam ...

Here is a copy of an email I received: CareerBuilder.com To Today at 11:16 AM We have an open position in our team as a secret consumer and we are looking for qualified individuals to apply. You can find more information about the position and what this job involves, also the registration form if you... Continue Reading

Is this a scam?

I just got a call from a out of state number and answered it. It was a woman with a accent (similar to what you get from MF). She stated she had a mystery shopping job for me that would not require me to buy or say anything just get... Continue Reading

Another Mystery Shopper Scam? With Money Orders!

So I come home today to a Priority Mail envelope. In the envelope is a letter on Corporate Research International Letterhead with instructions to deposit and blah blah blah...plus two U.S. Postal Service Money Orders in the amount of $970. These might be the best fakes I've ever seen,... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopping Scam

Hi Everyone, We would just like to word to spread that currently there is a scam floating around the US. They send fake checks & e-mails to unsuspecting people who then deposit the check. However the check bounces then money is taken from the persons account. If you or anyone you... Continue Reading

Worse Scam Letter Ever!!!!

Talk about poor grammar and sentence structure:).............. Welcome, and thank you for your interest to our company and the opportunity which our company is opening for applicants who wants to join our big and friendly family. Right now we have openings in different states of US for highly motivated... Continue Reading

how do you know if a company for mystery shop is a scam

How do you know if they are a scam or for real?... Continue Reading

Just want to make sure I'm not being scammed!

Hi everyone, I just found about mystery shopping and I'm interested in trying it! I went on the website for Intouch Insight Systems and I'm tempted to fill out the application and try it out! But before I enter my information I want to make sure this is a real company and not... Continue Reading

Is Shadow shopper a scam?

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coupon scammed by server!

I know not to use coupons or gift cards blah blah blah...Did a restaurant assignment last Saturday and yesterday I got an email asking why I used a coupon when I wasn't supposed to and why my receipt didn't match the restaurant's receipt indicating the use of a coupon. The... Continue Reading

BEYOND HELLO is giving me FREE MONEY? SCAM?

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!! I JUST recieved a email from Beyond Hello and it said they put $70.00 in my PAYPAL ACCT. For signing with them. Has anyone else heard or seen anything else like this? Please help! I've been doing this for a little oner a year and... Continue Reading

MSC money gram is it a scam?

Got a sizeable chq in mail to send $ by money gram to a couple different locations. Has any one even done this and was it legit. Welcome any comments?... Continue Reading

Mystery Researchers Survey SCAM

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Got a scam PM here on the forum

Looks like the account was created just to send scam spam. How do I report it?... Continue Reading

Funny example of a scam mystery shopper opportunity that uses a legitimate MSC's name

Note to new shoppers: This is a funny example of a scam mystery shopper opportunity that uses a legitimate MSC's name. This is an example of why if you get an offer for a shop to go to the official links on this forum to sign up instead of using... Continue Reading

A new twist to the "you're rich" scam?

I've not seen this before: a scam referral to the scammer trying to get my money. Hilarious in any event... Mrs. Debbra Irish 10:55 AM (35 minutes ago) to Recipients Dear Esteem Beneficiary, I am Mrs. Debbra Irish, I am a United State of America citizen, 47 years Old., My residential address is as... Continue Reading

want too know if scam or not

my name lucy m i got a check in the mail for 1842.12 and its says too go too walmart then too buy something for my self and only spend $50.00 and it says too cash the check at western union. the guys email who game is davidemiller8888@lycos.com at head of... Continue Reading

New phone scam

Just got a call on my cell phone that said "Your debit card has been suspended, press 1 for how to reinstate your privileges." I hung up instantly. This is a scam. If you press 1 you will be prompted to give your personal information, like account... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopper Scam

I received a letter today with a check in the amount of 1,989.85 to be a mystery shopper as you know I did nothing with the check because I did nothing to earn it. I did report it as mail fraud with the Postal Inspector. I am posting this because... Continue Reading

Scammed? Severely stressed new shopper

I'm extremely stressed out. I completed a form for http://www.secretshopper.com. It asked for my ss#. At the time I thought nothing of it, seemed logit. With my 2yr old running a muck, 6mnth old crying my mind was focused on "hurry & submit". Now that I can think logically I'm... Continue Reading

Uncovered a scam

Hi I am new to Mystery Shopping. I just interacted with a company and they sent me a check to deposit before completing the assignment. I had the check investigated by my bank and they found that it was a fraudulent check. I would like to alert... Continue Reading

Has anyone ever heard of a Victoria's Secret shop or is my friend getting scammed?

My friend claims that she is doing a shop and she gets to buy (keep?) $350 worth of merchandise. She said that it's a mystery shop "test". The company is a reputable behemoth that we all know and love/hate. Anyone hear of that?... Continue Reading

check scam

I just recently recieved a check in the mail, in the amount of 1260.00. They wanted me to buy something at home depot, and deposit so much in my account and so much on a money pack from walmart. The company that sent it to me was Retailing Solutions.I just... Continue Reading

Is this a scam?

I received the following email today and I believe it is a scam. Has anyone else received this email? Mystery Shopper (postmaster@digiconasp.com) Add to contacts 7:03 PM To: todmax021@aol.com Picture of Mystery Shopper We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate. Mystery Shopper is accepting applications... Continue Reading

SCAM? Your Profile - Albatross Mystery Shopper

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Sentry Marketing Corp Owes Money and it is a Scam

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Anyone Gotten This Email? Or Is It a Scam?

Application Form Mystery Shoppers, Inc was founded in 1994 by Beverly Gleason, Tiffany Gleason and Trish Overton. We are a nationwide company, based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate" Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for... Continue Reading

Scam alert

I just got this email. Of course, the majority of you are savvy and would just hit delete, while laughing ironically about being paid $200 per assignment! Just want to warn newbies. I especially love that they can't even spell the name of their own company, along with their dubious... Continue Reading

MF/scam

I just received a weird email from MF. The topic was MESSAGEBOARD@MARKETFORCE( Then it read, Certified New messages for XXXXXXXXXXX. The line that makes me really wonder is, It is important that you review your messages as quickly as possible! Please go to https://crinv.com/message Boardaspx with your username and password. Okay leaders... Continue Reading

Toolbar scam? Really?

I expected something better here.... Continue Reading

Mystery shopping scammers arrested in Calgary

Calgary RCMP arrest three in 'mystery shopper scam' mail fraud By Arthur Weinreb Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/360057#ixzz2iInqKhzx Calgary - A couple from Calgary and a man from Cochrane, Ontario face several charges in a 'mystery shopping scam' police began investigating in 2011. The scam was directed at Americans. Police allege 10 Americans were bilked out... Continue Reading

ShopNChek Scam

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wondering if I am getting scammed

I received a check and letter from W.ROHLIG USA INC. today inviting me to be a mystery shopper for them. This is my first experience doing this. I want to know if it is legitimate.... Continue Reading

**list of scammers, add on!**

Matttuener011@outlook.com briaanna4fa@gmail.com... Continue Reading

anyone come across scams for shopping?

Im gathering a list of emails/contacts. Of scammers that we have come across! Join me!:)... Continue Reading

Is mystery shopper a scam

I am fixin to sign up with mystery shopper and before i drop 50 bucks on it i would like to know if it is a scam or legit... Continue Reading

Beware of mystery shopping scams

If you tried to do mystery shopping and you received emails from a guy named ted hansley, but the email address says brianna4fa@gmail.com it is a scam. They will send you a check even though you haven't done any work for them yet an tell you to evaluate walmart and... Continue Reading

CSE company name being used in email scam

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Other Cricket shoppers.. Beware of scam calls.

As of recent, I've gotten repeated phone calls from a 201 number. I looked them up and found out they are scam. They call pretending to be Cricket, ask if you are happy with your service, ask about your bill, and then ask for your account's pin number. They apparently... Continue Reading

Walmart Secret Shopper Employment--Scam

This email looked so legit! It's really long, with the logos of the MSPA, BBB, twitter and facebook at the end and there is a reference to a company called Sights on Service, Inc. in Minneapolis--not on the list of legit companies. In the body... Continue Reading

GFK Warning from Facebook SCAM ALERT

Gfk Schedulers Attention GfK Shoppers & Friends: SCAM ALERT! This new scam involves a "recruiter" out of the UK, using the GfK name, sending people FAQ and contract agreements in order to become a secret shopper. This is NOT GfK. Please disregard or forward to our info@gfk.com email.... Continue Reading

Is this legit or scam

Hi, i am a new mystery shopper and today i got an email from bestmark which is i applied. and now i just wants to make sure if i got a legit email from bestmark person, because i am afraid some people just use bestmark name to get some money,... Continue Reading

Scam...not sure

This has nothing to do with mystery shopping, but I'd appreciate your feedback. I've been advertising my photography business locally on Craigslist. Today I get an email asking if I'm free on June 22nd and how much I'll charge for 4 hours. Literally, that was the extent of the email.... Continue Reading

check scams

i receive 2 checks i do work from home but, didnt know what they were for they said check n shop i heard it was a scam. mystery shopping told me to take some money out and send the rest to someone else by western union the name on the check was global holdings they... Continue Reading

has anyone recieved a check in the mail? is it a scam?

I just received a check in the mail from B.BUSINESS SOULUTIONS INC. stating to DEPOSIT it into my bank and then send a specific amount to another shopper. Has anyone else received this? Is it a scam?... Continue Reading

Pinterest Scam Question

Hey everyone, I've got a potentially random question, though I guess this is the "anything goes" board. I've started wandering in the realm of Pinterest, and have created a few boards, mostly for kicks and giggles. Over the last few days, I've noticed one particular "pin" on one particular board getting... Continue Reading

New to mystery shopping and already got scammed, help!!

Hi everyone, My name is Jessica and I'm new to this forum, new to mystery shopping in general actually. This site is great, I just wish I had found it a week ago. I just started my second assignment with Mystery Shopper Online Jobs and it's been great but I had... Continue Reading

The scammers are getting better

Received this in my spam, interesting that it sounds very much like the warnings from legitimate MSCs AND the assigmnent is for a Western Union shop. SarahD We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate. Mystery Shopper is accepting applications for qualified individuals to... Continue Reading

Latest Scam in my email !

Found this "offer" in my in box!! Seem to have more of them comming in lately !!! The Heading read FANTASTIC JoB OFFER ... It is a fantastic job offer all right :0 There is no charge to become a shopper's. At MSG Shoppers, You will never pay to shop! We pay... Continue Reading

Part of a Scam Letter...

This is your typical outrageous scam letter with the usual "please send us $$$$$ by Western Union"...but I wanted you to see how they annihilated the english language.. Actual awful letter : "We awaits your activation fee today, so you can start receiving your install mental payment as from... Continue Reading

MBC Research - thoughts? Scam? Providing an address bad idea??

Second email from this company. I am assuming its a scam based on the $ paid. I saw the other post about this company but was wondering if anyone received mail from them after responding. I am very tempted to give them my address and see what they send me.... Continue Reading

Got an email today and not sure if it's a scam..... Help please?

Hello everyone! I received an email today and I'm not to sure about it (especially since I almost was scammed recently) and need help figuring this out please. The email reads as follows: Fun Dinner/Games/Bar/Bowling shops available in Long Beach, CA Inbox x EllenforPSS@aol.com 11:37 PM (1 hour ago) to EllenforPSS Hello Shoppers, Palm Scheduling Services... Continue Reading

Is this a scam?

I recently received an e-mail from jobs@careerbuilder.com with the headline: Job Opportunity. The e-mail states the following: You have been selected to become a mysteryshopper agent. The jobs are easy, fun and well paid. We have sent you an attachment which contains all the information. Download it, read it and signup our form. You... Continue Reading

Arrest Made In Secret Shopper Scam, Woman Faces 47 Fraud-related Charges

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases//pdfs/25869.pdf... Continue Reading

Scam?! "Mystery Assessor Job"

Has anyone else got this email? Hello, There is a mystery assessor job open, please reply if you are interested to partake in the shopping assignment we have offered. Market Force is a company that conducts surveys and evaluates other companies. We get hired to go to other companies and... Continue Reading

Reality Based Group Scam

I received the following notice today Reality Based Group Shoppers, It has come to our attention in the last several days that there are scammers out there trying to take advantage of professional shoppers like yourself. A couple things to keep in mind. These types of scams go on all the... Continue Reading

Scam!?! Anyone else get this email?

Good days, We are a charter member of the Mystery.Shopping Provider's Association (MS-PA), You have been selected for assignment as a Detective Mystery Shop in your area. You will get commission $ 200 / assignment, your employment packet will include funds for the shopping. There's no charge to apply to become a Detective MS. Money... Continue Reading

$1,900.00 check for Mystery shopping - scam or nor?

I, also, receiced a check from fscmarkinginc. It says to deposit it & then after it clears, withdrawal $350.00, for your participation salary, then, at some point you withdrawal the balance. It says to do the other 2 assignments. You can quit at anytime after you do these 3 assignments/evaluation.... Continue Reading

Help with Scam protection

I am reaching out to those of you who have been doing this for some time and "know the ropes". I have registered on only 3 sites thus far and while all of them asked me for my birth date, none of them asked me for my social security... Continue Reading

Yet Another Scam

Here's another email targetting mystery shoppers that ended up in my junk today. Very sweet. Not! :P SSN 2013 [ms.legal@guilford.edu] How Are You dear . . . Welcome and best wishes to you Your first step we ask only to fill in the info below (1) Full Legal Name: (2) Address: (3) City, State: (4) Zip Code And... Continue Reading

I Must Be on the Latest Scam List

Just got this email. Second scam email I've gotten in the last few days. Reckon they sell our email addresses to one another? They just need my "good response." " We are a charter member of the Mystery-Shopping Provider's Association (MS-PA), You have been selected for assignment as a... Continue Reading

MSPA "Certification": Is It Just Another Scam to Fleece Shoppers?

I just paid and passed the MSPA "Silver" certification for $15. I received a "certification" number. I tried to add it to my profiles for the companies that I do assignments for and ... and ... and... Lo! And Behold! No company will accept the certification number. My email address for MSPA,... Continue Reading

Hotmail (!!) email from "Taylor and Associates"- scam or legit?

Hello to the forum - I just received an email on behalf of "Taylor and Associates." The text is at the end of this post. Did a little sleuthing here and on the V-site, and the company IS a member of MSPA. HOWEVER..... here are my red flags: 1. No website, and a... Continue Reading

Scammed

Ouch! I had a legit mystery shopping job- it was a great experience... then I responded to an email to do another "job" and experienced my first scam. ouch. Now I had a "check" in the bank that probably wont clear :( SOO sad about that and feeling like an... Continue Reading

mystery shopping scams?

We all see the warnings on the legitimate MSC's websites. I got an email from USSecret Shopper(R) the email it came from does not look professional to me. It landed in my spam filter. Is anyone familiar with this one?... Continue Reading

Judge show handled a mystery shop scam

I was lying home ill today and turned on the TV. One of the judge shows was on The defendant claimed she had asked her really good lifelong friend to cash a money order for $1900.00 as she needed the money badly and her bank had a... Continue Reading

Scam?

I received this e-mail today. This scream scam to me, but I can't figure out what they are planning to do? Hello, We are currently seeking to employ individual's Country wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for JOHNNIE WALKER. How it works Here's the basic... Continue Reading

SCAM - FAKE PAYPAL e-mails - BE CAREFUL

Someone posted a few days ago about an e-mail from PayPal telling her that her PayPal account was limited. Comments about a potential scam were made. Below is a scam e-mail I received from someone using PayPal's name. It tells me about a "problem" with my account... Continue Reading

SCAM

I just received a check for $1,985.55 from Safeway Inc.,the Bank of New York Melton. The company said's there name is BenchMark Mystery survey Management inc. and Secret Shopper. I really want to follow this and give the check to the right people to pursue this scam. ... Continue Reading

SCAM!

So I almost got caught up in a scam if it wasn't for this Site. I received a check through certified mail for me to cash it at my bank. From there I was to transfer the money to someone that they gave me the check for but... Continue Reading

new scam?

-----Original Message----- From: MS-Team Recruitment Sent: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 9:29 pm Subject: <1st Step> JOB OPPORTUNITY Welcome to Secret-Shopper® Job Opportunity. We are a charter member of the Mystery-Shopping Provider's Association (MS-PA), the professional trade association for the Mystery-Shopping industry. We accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery-shoppers. The salary US-$200 per assignment on... Continue Reading

Another Scam By Email!

Hi We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area. And your wages is 200$ per assignment, the job entails evaluation process, visiting Walmart e.t.c. Send below information to get started. __________________________________ Your Full Name: Address (NO.PO.BOX): City / State / Zip Code: Telephone Number: The current work: __________________________________ Best Regards, Secret Shopper® David Barrett(Member Agencies... Continue Reading

Please read this. It feels like a scam to me!!

Hello Everyone, I just received this in an email. I have not changed a word of it. My gut is screaming: NO. DO NOT REPLY! Please comment on this. I do not reply to unsolicited leads like this. The only lead, I believe, is down a path... Continue Reading

LUPIN GROUP LLC . . . Is it a SCAM??

Has anyone gotten an email from LUPIN GROUP LLC?? It came from an email address that is another valid MS company. But when you reply, it goes to a different email address secretshopper19801@mail.com. I think this is a SCAM. It goes something like this: LUPIN GROUP LLC is a... Continue Reading

Craig's List MSC Scam - Newbies Especially Beware

Fraudulent Job Offers on Craig's List: An individual or individuals posting opportunities on Craig's List and other locations using email addresses from the domain "amusementadvantageinc.com" (and others) offering jobs, and mystery shopping opportunities is committing fraud. They are using many names including Paul Shane, Danielle Leon and many different... Continue Reading

Premier Secret Shopper/Apple Logistics Scam!

So I was researching mystery shopping companies and fell right into a scam. I have just started to get back into shopping after taking a few years off and boy did I fall right into their trap. The company's name when Googled is Premier Secret Shopper. You enter your info... Continue Reading

Scam? Anyone else get this email?

I got this email offering part time jobs, supposedly with Mercantile Systems. I replied and was offered this position. To do the job I had to evaluate websites. Well they were all spam websites. I haven't done it yet, but want to know if anyone else received this email. I... Continue Reading

scammed

I was also scammed by Value Shoppers. How do we stop them?... Continue Reading

Does this belong in the scam-worthy file?

Ath Power Consulting Corp. wants to pay electronically using Bill.com Want the convenience of direct deposit payments from us, straight to your bank account? Click the link below to set it up in minutes. It's free to you {my name listed here.} To get started, click this link {link posted here.} Sincerely, Alex Cugini ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Or... Continue Reading

Scam offers

Beware fellow mystery shoppers. I just received the following email that on its face seemed hinky. An offer to be a mystery shopper for wal-mart came my way. I happen to know that Wal-mart doesn't allow that kind of activity in their stores so I opened the... Continue Reading

Frank James again. Another SCAM. USSecret Shopper

Frank is at it again with a new guise. Just to make sure he is googleable with the current scam, here is the email. Date:15th July 2012 We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate Secret Shopper(R) is accepting applications for qualified individuals to... Continue Reading

BEWARE!! SCAM

EMAIL RETURNS IF YOU USE THIS ADDRESS!! To get started and become one of our undercover Angels simply APPLY ONLINE by visiting [www.shopangelsglobal.com] and clicking on ‘Become an Angel’ or email jeanette@shopangelslobal.com Not the right address. SHOPANGELS DOES NOT HAVE GLOBAL IN THEIR ADDRESS!!... Continue Reading

Couponers - "SavvyShopperSite.com" - Scam, owners arrested in Phx.

Hey all, I remember there was a post here regarding couponing. The following was on the news this morning: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2012/07/10/20120710phoenix-fake-coupon-operation-busted-abrk.html This company: savvyshoppersite.com is the scam.... Continue Reading

CIAI creative image associates is a SCAM

CREATIVE IMAGE ASSOCIATES IS A SCAM!! June 30, 2012 From: Frank Rowe Email: srowe1965@aol.com To Whom it May Concern: I have been the victim of a fraud based on sending money via Western Union overseas, in this case to Turkey. Background: I recently retired from the... Continue Reading

Scheduler or scam?

Hi there, I received an email today and it just seemed very odd, I have not ever applied with this company. I have received emails from unknown schedulers before when they had jobs in my area, INVITING me to sign on with their company. I assume they have found me through... Continue Reading

Anyone heard of Shoppers View? Scam or No?

I got this email today to shop a local pawn shop. "Hi MN shoppers! SHOP TYPE: Pawn/Loan PAY: $50.00 shop fee, $50.00 reimbursement ($8.00 bonus) LOCATION: (I removed that for this forum) DUE DATE: 2012-06-29 SHOP DESCRIPTION : Shoppers' View is paying $50 for quick turn around pawn/scrap gold shops. You must pawn your item by... Continue Reading

Is This A Scam?

Did anyone else receive this e-mail from Second-To-None? Is this a scam? They are not asking for money but they are not offering any either. I did NOT click on the link so who knows where that goes to. "Second To None invites you to participate in a... Continue Reading

scam email

Well I guess I can join the club of those that received a scam email because I think the following qualifies. Welcome to Your step recruitment, You have been for assignment as a Detective Shopper in your area, and You will get $200 being a Detective Shopper. Your employment packet will include... Continue Reading

New Scam?

Well, I got my own personal invite from "morris." With $200 a week, I can quite messing around with these other MSCs! "Hello Ma/Sir, My name is morris this is an awareness to let the public know that we have a vacancy position of a mystery shopper in our... Continue Reading

Yes it's a SCAM if . . .

You get paid in advance. -More likely than not, you don't get paid in advance to mystery shop!!! You get paid a large sum of money for a job. -Most mystery shops... Continue Reading

Is this another scam?

I received this e-mail and wondered if any of you know of this company. It seems fishy, but I may be hyper-sensitive to mystery shopping scams. I looked over the list of MS companies in this forum, and did not see it. Have any of you received... Continue Reading

YES! My very first Scam Email! James Anderson, Service Experiences

James email to me ... AND, my reply to him at the bottom! ---------------------------- Original Message ---------------------------- Subject: Urgent Vacancy: Get Paid Shopping. From: "ServiceExperiences™" Date: Sat, May 12, 2012 8:47 am To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Shopper, ServiceExperiences™ is a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies... Continue Reading

USPS Scam

I received a new scam saying it was fromt he POST OFFICe and a package is being held in Louisville. Supposedly it is Express mail . I did not open it. It looks like a scam to me. English is bad and there is no letterhear. BEWARE... Continue Reading

Is Caliber a scam?

I've now signed up for two different versions of this site and they NEVER have shops! I mean they don't show any on a country wide search even.... Continue Reading

Beware of the mystery shopping SCAM in the name of Onion Insights!

We recently identified that there is someone posing as a Onion Insights Market Research Inc. (Address: Unit, 142, 587, Austin Place Bronx NY 10455) and is trying to recruit secret/mystery shoppers across USA and other parts of the world. We would like to categorically state that these communications are purely... Continue Reading

Beware of this SCAM!

I received this email today. The sender was army@bestmarks.com. Do not be fooled. This is a scam. I also received another one just like this a few days ago that was from david@runway.com. We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area, and we would like you... Continue Reading

mystery shopper scam

I REPLIED TO A NUMBER OF THE EMAIL JOBS TO FIND OUT HOW MANY SCAMMERS WERE OUT THERE, WELL I PLAYED THEM ALONG AND RECEIVED ALMOST $5000.00 IN POSTAL MONEY ORDERS AND A GROUP OF NAMES IN DIFFERENT CITIES AND COUNTRIES, AND THEY KEPT ASKING ME TO REPORT BACK ABOUT... Continue Reading

Scam

I received this same check from seaboard. Couldn't access their Webb sigh either. Started to take it to the currency exchange before I started reading it.... Continue Reading

Almost Scammed

I had inquired to a few sites for info on being a mystery shopper. I received several e-mails from B.Buisness Sollutions asking if I was interested. I sent them all the information they requestd by e-mail. I received a cashier check in the mail for $2.850.00 and was instructed to... Continue Reading

Another new Scam

Everyone,please do not accept any offers from a Cint Innovations or offers coming out of the state of MI for mystery shopping for Walmart, Mailgram or McDonald's. Old scan that they send you a check and you need to pass on funds to another shopper in another state -... Continue Reading

Scam

Here we go folks received an email from Daniel Casto, that very day Fed Ex delivered an envelope with a check for $3,720.00. Wanted me to go to Western Union and wire funds. Beware they are on the loose again!... Continue Reading

SCAM

I just got a check for $2,760.00 from "One Source, infogroup", 11E.26th St.New York, New York 10010, 646-597-8024Ext.1 Looks very appealing, of course I know it is a scam. I am supposed to confirm in writing my signature. Who do I take this too..I can't find other thread.... Continue Reading

which company is NOT a scam? I'm a beginner!

Wow, there is a huge community out there! When an on-line add asks for a one time $30 fee to become a shopper, is it a scam? Which company are "good ones"? Help me get started please!... Continue Reading

Scamed

I have been scamed, I'm not sure what to do. Premier secert shoppers have all my info including my SS number. The web site look really convincing. Yes, I was taken. I'm not sure if they will try to use my info in a fraud matter. I'm sure I am not the only... Continue Reading

Helped Stop an Email Scam

I was in the post office the other day. When I was done, I stepped aside to put my change in my wallet. The next person in line walked up to the counter with a Priority Mail envelope and showed the clerk what looked like a money order. She asked... Continue Reading

SCAM ADVICE PLEASE

This morning I received the SCAM that mystery shoppers have been warned against in my mailbox. Can anyone tell me who I need to contact to report this information? The company name on the fraudulent check (supposedly the MSC's client) is: (typed exactly as printed on check) Mindspeed Management... Continue Reading

Shopresearch Market Research scam

Yup, a scammer's at it again. This one's JUST hot off the electronic presses: Dear (last name first name) We need a number of Full and Part-time Shop Evaluators in (city, state) Basic pay starts from $180 per assignment. Interested applicants should confirm their details as requested below in a reply... Continue Reading

Scam / looking for suckers?

I recieved this post in my email. (complete soy and paste) SAFEWAY ✆ pem34@case.edu show details 3:58 AM (6 hours ago) SAFEWAY Groups is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become a Evaluation Agent. Its fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to... Continue Reading

Have I already been SPAM'd or scammed?

Head of Human Resources, 620 Mendelssohn Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55427-4310 Secret Shopper® http://www.secretshopper.com/ Attn: Mystery Shopper, You have been chosen to be one of our Mystery shopper.You will be evaluating Wal-Mart Stores and Western Union Services in your neighborhood, kindly check out for one Wal-Mart store and one Western union Agent outlet you will like to... Continue Reading

Dennis Hunt Mystery Shopper Scam

Any RazorFocus Mystery Shopping opportunities posted by Mr. Dennis Hunt or ANYONE else claiming to represent RazorFocus are clearly a scam. The REAL RazorFocus is a legitimate marketing research company located in downtown Stamford, CT. and we do not do mystery shopping. RazorFocus is a member of the Marketing... Continue Reading

Spams and scams on the job board

This is worrisome. On the job board is an ad for secret internet shopper. There is also one for easy video shops that require no special training or equipment. That one only takes an hour, must be done between 10 pm and 1 am tonight and pays $150-$250 for an... Continue Reading

E-Mail Scams Galore

It seems like up to a year ago I would get the occasional e-mail from a foreign business man wanting me to help him transfer some money and usually I would get a little chuckle out of the bad english and then delete, no big deal. I was cleaning out... Continue Reading

@job4u.com. Is this a scam?

Hi, My 76 year old neighbor wants to start mystery shopping. She received the following letter and wants me to tell her if it looks legitimate. I told her it's too good to be true. The email address of the guy trying to recruit her is: secretshoping@job4u.com Here is... Continue Reading

Secret Shopping Services Scamming UK shoppers

This company have one UK client in the jewellery trade and they have scammed UK shoppers who have undertaken assignments for them and then not paid despite the reports being approved. I did jobs for them in September and not been paid and I know other shoppers in the same... Continue Reading

Great article for newbies about the check-cashing scam!

Some of you newbies may be tempted to answer emails that say you can make $200 a shop. They say they will send you a check for about $2000 and you are to take it to the bank and cash it. You keep $200 as your mystery shopping payment and... Continue Reading

Have I been Scammed?? HELP!!

So im an idiot.. I got a packet in the mail for a mystery shopper company and it had all the info. I also recieved 3 checks which i was informed to deposit one. I searched and heard that its a scam if they want you to send money in anyways ex.... Continue Reading

fraudulent check or possible scam

Dear Ms Cynthia S. Chavez ; Hello the reason for this email is to alert you of possible fraud or scam to your company. My JOB ID is 21084 I recently received a check from your company in order to participate in the secret shopper program,... Continue Reading

Scam emails using my name! How do I fight this?

I have had several of our shoppers now, call in and ask of a scam email is legit because they know I work here. Those evil scammers are using my name, sometimes my title, and using the name of our website to make their emails look legitimate. Fortunately most... Continue Reading

!!!!!Scam!!!!!

I just got sent a scam from this site. I addes the scam letter that was sent to me. I hope this keeps someone else from getting scammed. Let's watch each others back. No SCAMS allowed. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Miss. Sandrine Zuma From: sandrine11 To: ChoicesUnLimited Date: 10/24/2011 01:07PM From... Continue Reading

Scam?

Just received this email message. Very suspicious as there is no MSC listed and it says instructions will be sent with money. 1ho would sign up for a shop not knowing the details, plus not knowing the company? Welcome to Mystery Shopper, You have been selected for assignment as a Detective... Continue Reading

Warning about scam artist

I received this from Spot Check and am reproducing it with permission: "To All Shoppers IMPORTANT MEMO As I had mentioned yesterday, there is a person by the name of Jeffrey Veen who is posing as an employee of Spot Check Services. He has sent emails to many people throughout... Continue Reading

Is this a scam

I just received this email today and I am very leary. Does anyone have a clue? I am Bryan Doch, HR Manager, Apex Consults America Inc. I received your resume from an Online resume distribution service. On behalf of the company, I'm offering you a customer service evaluator position after thorough review of... Continue Reading

Is this a scam?

I received an email from a MarketWise doing Mystery Shopping. Wanted my full name, address, age and phone number i emailed back the information. It says this group is from 12 rue de paris 75012, France. I feel this is a scam. It is so confusing because there is a... Continue Reading

HAS ANYONE ELSE RECIEVED THIS EMAIL---IS IT A SCAM?

REF: SSI92416 Kindly take your time to read about the Job Details. Strategic Reflections Inc.. takes a closer look at company's service quality and quality control efforts. We provide them with the information needed to improve customer service; improved customer service will have a direct impact on their bottom line of business. Whether... Continue Reading

CashCrate mystery shopper assignments -- scams or legit? HELP!!

I am a NEW mystery shopper who has been offered a customer service assignment from a Mr. Mike Hall of CashCrate. I was sent an assignment letter, Albertson's grocery store money order (for a HUGE amount of money?!!), and a name/ address (in the Philippines Islands?!!) to have most... Continue Reading

CashCrate mystery shopper job assignments -- legit or scam?

I have been offered a mystery evaluation job by a Mr. Mike Hall at CashCrate Inc. for a Western Union customer service evaluation. I have received in the mail an assignment letter, a Albertson's grocery store money order,and an address/ name to wire most of the money order to... Continue Reading

Check Scams

I've heard of many check scams @ Western unions for Mystery Shopping? Anyone else know about these?... Continue Reading

Scams on the radio?

So twice today while at work, there's been a scam-y sounding radio commercial about mystery shopping. You can make big bucks blah blah blah, just send an email to getjob2011@(hotmail or yahoo) can't remember. Is it just me, or is that really weird to be played on the radio.... Continue Reading

This is a real company but I think it is a scam

Dear Candidate, We have a job offer available for you that will not disturb your present occupation. Currently we have available position for you to work for us. See below description. "We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to... Continue Reading

Shop N Chek Scam

I am new to the whole mystery shopper thing and I recently emailed and asked for some information from a shop n chek email that I had received. Well, noone called me or emailed me back with info but I did receive a $980 money order in the mail... Continue Reading

A brand new twist on a scam

I was laughing so hard when I got this that I just felt I HAD to share it!! The scammers have found still another way to con folks out of their money. I have no doubt that the first email correspondence after contact would be to have you... Continue Reading

Survey Scam or Not? for Apex Consults America (Bryan Doch)

Has anyone gotten a job offer to take surveys for this company? Here's a copy of their offer. Sounds too good to be true. It probably is a Scam. Please Let me know. Hello, I am Bryan Doch, HR Manager, Apex Consults America Inc. I received your resume from... Continue Reading

New Mystery Shopping SCAM - Linkshare / Tyler Mayer

Posting this in case someone does a search for this company. A friend of mine who knows I shop emailed me last night, asking if this email he received was for real. The company and its address are real, although it does not seem to be a mystery shopping... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopping Scams ~ Dennis Hunt, etc.

Hello everyone ! I am new to this forum. I joined when I saw that there were several postings about Dennis Hunt & his mystery shopping scams. Thanks to all who posted info about this scam. I received an unsolicited email from him & then subsequently received a fake US... Continue Reading

more scams

Seems to be more scam Mystery Shopping companies popping p. Mystery Shopping Guide offers $299.99 per assignment. So be careful who you sign up with!... Continue Reading

"Mystique Shopper" SCAM!!!

I just got a doozy! Wanted to post in case anyone find their way here by searching for info. Of course, there IS a legitimate (but slooow paying) company called "Mystique", but this isn't it!!! Here's the email: --------------------------- Mystique Shopper LLC™ is presently accepting a "limited" number of Applications. Position Title:... Continue Reading

DENNIS HUNT MYSTERY SHOPING SCAM

I AM NEW HERE AND WANTED TO FIRST INTRODUCE MYSELF. I JUST STARTED MYSTERY SHOPPING A WEEK AGO. I RECEIVED 2 POSTAL MONEY ORDERS FROM A DENNIS HUNT ALLEGEDLY LOCATED IN HOUSTON TEXAS. ON THE PREVIOUS NIGHT I HAD SIGNED UP WITH A FEW MYSTERY SHOPPING... Continue Reading

Has anyone heard of this scheme? Is is a scam.

I've only been in this business about a month and a half. But this seems too good to be true. Could anyone comment on this? Thank you! Incidentally, I love this business. Mustang Willie DAVID COMBS.txt (3KB)... Continue Reading

Shopping Scam?

I'm new to this group, but have been mystery shopping for close to 5 years. I just got a strange phone call and wonder if anyone else has had any experience with this company. The company name is Shopping Spies, Inc. They send assignments by mail with a very... Continue Reading

THIS WHOLE INDUSTRY IS A SCAM!

Group, I had another unfortunate experience the other day. After being burned by Market Force, I signed up for another company (who will remain nameless). I signed up for a "blind" theater check, where I'd get to see a free movie and count people (pretty straight forward). In my employee... Continue Reading

Scams

I have gotten around 10 scams this mounth,Beware of Western Union Shops!... Continue Reading

re: nascosto is a scam

hi... I would like everyone out there to know about NASCOSTO COMPANY... i HAVE HEARD ALOT OF PEOPLE , LIKE MYSELF HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE. i JOINED A WEEK AGO, AND TRIED E-MAILING MY "AGENT 3 TIMES AND THE "SUPPORT TEAM 3-4 TIMES, WITH NEVER ANY RESPONSE. WHEN i LOGGED... Continue Reading

Any one has any details on Conundrum Shoppers LLC? I have a feeling they are a scam

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BBB scam

Did anyone see the article on the BBB company tonight on 20/20? Appareantly BBB is having there own scam going done interdepartmentally. They are husseling businesses out of cash to keep there A rating. If you don't pay up, your rating turn into a C and if... Continue Reading

Direct Scheduling Service & Ramack Scheduling is a SCAM

Do not take jobs from any postings by JuneRSS (June Raeder-MacKinnon, scheduler) on this forum. She is part of a BIG RIP-Off and SCAM. She has delayed and mislead shoppers about getting paid for work she schedules. She will tell you that she is just a scheduler, but She continues to... Continue Reading

WARNING-MYSTERY SHOPPING SCAM!

Company Called Store Plainning Sends You A Large Check And Tells You To Wire Money For A Mystery Shopping Program--do Not Wire Money To Anyone You Don't Know! This Is A Scam! Do Not Cash The Check And Do Not Wire Money To The Scammers. Check Will Bounce And You... Continue Reading

Is there any where to report scams?

I received what looks like a scam today in the mail and I'd like to know where I could report it ... Even someplace to send copies of what I received so that maybe the scammers could get caught!... Continue Reading

Mystery shopper scams

have almost been burned twice by shopper scam, how can you find legitimate shopper services? BBB seems to useless in identifying legitimate services.... Continue Reading

Scam involving Cell Phones

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently learned that an old long distance phone scam that leads consumers to incur high charges on their phone bills may now affect wireless consumers. In the past, consumers have been fooled into making expensive international calls by scam artists who leave messages on... Continue Reading

Is this scam ?

Dear Mrs Lynch, Further to our discussions and the subsequent offer letter sent earlier, we are pleased to give you this letter of appointment, setting out the details of your employment with our company. You are being appointed to the position of United States Representative of our company Market Force... Continue Reading

Same Scam, New Angle

Recently, members of the public have been targeted by two fraudulent schemes involving forged Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. checks. In the first, recipients were delivered a forged Cracker Barrel check with a letter instructing them to cash the check, keep a portion of the proceeds and... Continue Reading

Can we talk about shopping again? Not scams?

Maybe there can be a new section to talk about scams.... Continue Reading

NEW SCAM!

We have been receiving reports that shoppers are receiving text messages regarding shopping opportunities in their area. I called the number, 1-866-749-1238. This is obviously a boiler room operation. They say there are many shops in your area and say they are in need of shoppers. You will... Continue Reading

This is an ALERT or SCAM

I have been MSing over the past year, I have received 2 email memos from paypal. If I had been thinking I would of included the last one here for your opinion, but I deleted it. The memo said something to the affect that I needed to updated my... Continue Reading

SCAM ALERT

harmonmich1 has posted on New Mystery Shoppers a blind request for shoppers personal contact information, giving his company as M & H in California, a division of Harvey Consulting, Company Registration No. - 14-4392289. A check of that company # shows the company registered under that number is... Continue Reading

Intellishop targeted by scam

New shoppers beware! Emails claiming to be from Intellishop are offering to send out a money gram for you to cash. This is a scam, per Intellishop's staff.... Continue Reading

Help -- I may have been scammed !!

I may have just messed up. Received a last minute breakfast shop for tomorrow AM through 1 of the companies I signed up for just yesterday. Read through the info, and clicked accept, but received an error msg. Instead of emailing the support addy, I just replied to the msg which announced the... Continue Reading

Scam or not?

I responded to an ad on Craiglist.com and was replied to for a Mystery Shopping position. I am skeptical, as this "company" says that I've been selected and my first job is to evaluate my bank and a Western Union. They say that they will send me a... Continue Reading

Check Scams

The follwoing has just come out from the FTC. Anyone who lost money by cashing fake checks should contact the FTC. You MAY get restitution. It is worth a try, For Your Information: 04/28/2010 FTC Mails Redress Checks to Fraud Victims Who Lost Money Through MoneyGram's Money Transfer System Beginning today, a... Continue Reading

Please be aware of email scams!

I received an email today and the way it was wrote; very unprofessional. This person appears to be looking for personal information. This one came in from another country.... Continue Reading

Check Scams

I am trying to get information on how many shoppers have received a check that turned out to be a scam. I have some ideas on how to try to stop this but it is not an overnight fix. I would like to know: 1. If you received a check but... Continue Reading

new way to run the mystery shopper scam

This article highlights that now some scammers are actually paying people for small jobs for shopping before hitting them with the large western union fraudulent check. http://bit.ly/4quaI9 This is ultra scary! Make sure you only sign up with legitimate companies and that you do not sign up for jobs... Continue Reading

NYT article about "phishing"-please read-MS scams abound trying to get this info from you!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/business/29digi.html?ref=technology... Continue Reading

Which are the scams?

Can anyone tell me which companies that you pay a one-time fee to are the legitamate ones? For example: paidforfree.com; secretshoppingcenter.com; myshoppingjobs. These are supposedly legit and will give money back if not satisfied. Can anyone validate these claims?... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopping Scam?

hi, i'm trying to get started in the mystery shopping business and recently applied with a 'company'. i got an email saying i'd been accepted and then another one with my first assisgnment. below i've copied and pasted it: Thu, 5 November, 2009 18:55:38From: Mike Chambers View Contact To: inkpages@yahoo.co.uk... Continue Reading

Best Mark scam e-mail

Sounds pretty fishy to me. ARE YOU INTERESTED? Best Mark® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you... Continue Reading

Are any of these companies doing a scam?

Just checked online with the BBB and they reported that some scams were going on. Anyone had one?... Continue Reading

Are any of these companies doing a scam?

I recently looked on twitter and it had the BBB warning about scams. Has anyone heard of Service Performance Group,Inc.?... Continue Reading

New scam cirulating involving AboutFace

A new series of scams have begun circulating over the last week. These are being posted on Yahoo Hot Jobs and Career Builder, and the emails being sent out are coming from a Career Builder email address. These are the same check cashing scams that have been around for... Continue Reading

I smell quite a scam.

I recognized it as a scam mail yesterday but I replied to it just to see how they would respond. I find it very hard to believe that a "regional instructor" for a MSC would have such poor grammer; not to mention that they are offering to pay up... Continue Reading

how do you recognize scams

With so many scams out today, its difficut to find which is real or not. My last experience with a company appeared to be legit. I checked the bank which the check was drawn and the bank stated that it was. No and behold, I deposited it instead of cashing... Continue Reading

CAREFUL WITH THIS SCAM (another version of the wire-transfer)

Beware...you can receive the following e-mail --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mystery/Secret Shopper Position. Shopper's Guide wants you to run surveys on a few prominent western union locations in your area(the locations are within 10 miles from your zip code, you will be filled with the exact details). The Western Union location was reported for evaluation for the following... Continue Reading

Warning scam

FYI: Good Morning Linda, Scam Alert!! Be aware that there are individuals using Corporate Research Internationals good name to perpetrate a scam on unsuspecting consumers. Consumers are receiving fraudulent letters offering, among other things, a mystery shopping assignment to evaluate a money transfer service (click here to see an example... Continue Reading

SCAM ALERTS

Hi its me again I received another email yesterday or the day before and here it is I pretty sure it a SPAM email it is not real I know that. ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Secret Shopper® Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 9:26:52 PM Subject: SECRET SHOPPER NEEDED !! "We have a mystery... Continue Reading

phishing scams

Beware of scams from an international company saying that money has been deposited to papypal and they need you to click on the link in order to obtain it. Be aware of the companies that you are expecting money to be deposited with paypal. Always go directly to paypal... Continue Reading

SCAM ALERTS

Hi Everyone, I just got a email today from a so called Mystery shop company. They sent me an email telling me about them and asking for all of my Personal info. Here is a copy of the email with the Scam name of the company. Hello, We are a company... Continue Reading

Useful scam info

5 pages of 250 scams per page. Might save some wasted time and money for newbies. Or might not. http://antifraudintl.org/archive/index.php?f-29.html... Continue Reading

Check Cashing Scam

I posted this here since it doesn't fall under "mystery shopping." We keep getting the same question AND the topic has become personal to me, read the last paragraphs. I'm sure many people know about check cashing scams. I had to explain this to my husband, and this is... Continue Reading

scam

irecieved a 2800 dollars check .a person out of chicago i tracked were it came from the postal servive is invovled and the police im working on getting names addresses ect.. to the fbi... Continue Reading

SCAM ALERTS

Hi Everyone I received these emails the other day and I am sure they are a Scam so watch for them and if you get one of these just Spam it or report it which ever you wish. take care Here they are!! "We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area... Continue Reading

IS THIS A SCAM????

Hi all, I just filled out an application to become a mystery shopper for a company called Shoppersguide99. Has anyone ever heard of this? They claim to pay $500.00 per shop. Have I been scammed? Thanks for your help.... Continue Reading

Scams

Be Aware!! I just received in the mail a scam letter from SHOPPINGJOBS.COM a false Research Marketing company for Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Macy's, JC Penny or Target, along with a check for $2995.65 and all kinds of instructions. Included in the instructions was to send funds of $2450.65 to a... Continue Reading

THE LOCKSLEY GROUP, LGL MERLE--SCAM????

Does anyone know if this company is or was legit?? I did a shop for them in APRIL and have not been paid, now all phones are out of service. I have emailed DAWN, NO RESPONSE, she is the one who assigned this and called me to do this shop.... Continue Reading

THE LOCKSLEY GROUP, LGL MERLE--SCAM????

Does anyone know if this company is or was legit?? I did a shop for them in APRIL and have not been paid, now all phones are out of service. I have emailed DAWN, NO RESPONSE, she is the one who assigned this and called me to do... Continue Reading

**SCAM WARNING**

These dirty little crooks take a legitimate ms company name and dummy up a bank draft/money order and try to feed on the greed of people. The ms companies then have to clear their muddy name even though they did nothing wrong. It is just like those emails you... Continue Reading

Scam.

Dear Jacob: I need some advice from a professional like you, on my regular mail I get a Check for the amount of $3998.00, claiming is a Mystery Shop to the provider of wire, transfer, But, I has to Cash the check at my Bank first, expend a $100.00... Continue Reading

Scam Shops

I was also sent a money order from a mystery shopper company, which didn't seem real. So I took the money order to my bank and they said it was from Nigeria. And it is a world wide scam. It asks you to deposit the money order into your account... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopping Scam

I received a letter from"Antex Consumer Research, Inc." offering me a job mystery shopping at Walmart, McDonalds,Western Union, and Moneygram. It also contained a check for $1,882.00 and a customer evaluation form for me to submit after I had completed the job. It was all a SCAM. I decided to... Continue Reading

SCAM ALERT!

It's only been two a half months that I started mystery shopping and I received today, Friday May 23rd, my first scam letter. It is postmarked from Canada and comes from a supposed company called "INFOLINKS SURVEY Company". They claim on their letterhead that they are a "Member of American... Continue Reading

Scammers

Hello, There is a scam looking for shoppers. They offer a part-time job for a gaming company that is trying to establish throughout the States. They want you to cash a check they send to you. Do not fall for it. The bank will hold you... Continue Reading

Nigeria Scam

I have been trashing these Nigeria checks for weeks now. I just recieved a email from the FBI stating that the checks were real and mine was legit and to go cash it. How did these folks get this information? How do I get them to leave me alone? How... Continue Reading

Scammed

Beware not all Mystery Shoppers is logit. I am on my way to the bank since I was sent $3940.00 stating it was from a Consumer Research Program. I was to shop at Walmart and one restaurant and to send a money gram to someone in Canada. ... Continue Reading

SCAMS

RECEIVED A CHECK FOR $3900.00. WANTED ME 2 SEND 2 MONEYGRAMS FROM 2 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS FOR $1650.00 EACH TO A KAREN COLE HR. DIRECTOR. TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR TRANSFERRING FEES, $100.00 FOR SHOPPING @ WAL-MART AND $300.00 FOR 1st assignment pay. the name of the company is WEISMAN RESEARCH GROUP.... Continue Reading

Mystery Shop Scams

I have done mystery shops with Service Intelligence before and I haven't had any problems at all. Is this one of the fraud accounts to watch for? If so let me know and I will watch for any incoming shops. Thanks. diannlynn... Continue Reading

Shopper Scam

I recently signed up with a shopping company called "Shoppers Smart, Inc.", they do not exist. I have emails a so called rep from this company, he wanted me to cash a check and send money to canada. I just finished talking to the police and they are going to... Continue Reading

SCAM COMPANY/CHECK

It is a fact that we have to register, register, register in order to pick up mystery shop assignments. I received an e-mail invitation to register with a company about 3 weeks ago. The company name was International Marketing Concepts,Inc. They also had a link www.imconceptsinc.com that went right... Continue Reading

possible scam

i am holding a letter and check right now that must be a joke. it is worth $4,880.00 and i am suppose to spend small amounts@2 stores-the gap and walmart and i total$90.00for that. i get$600.00,and the rest goes to:western union and money gram transfers and service fees.this letter came... Continue Reading

SCAM

Watch out for www.paidmysteryshopper.com. She gives a 90 day back guarentee but try to get it. An absolute SCAM.... Continue Reading

Mystery Shopping Scams

I was wondering sice companies want you to work and rate their company as a mystery or secret shopper do they give you a credit card or a personal company card to spend their money because a honest job would not make you spend money out of your own pocket?... Continue Reading

What to do with scams sent to your email address?

First of all, any scams that want you to cash a check and sent Western Union or money gram. Valid Mystery shopping websites don't ask you to cash a large check for them and then send it by a money gram or western union. It just... Continue Reading

SHOPPER GROUP AGENCY SCAM

I got in the mail a letter check i got from shopper Group Agency for Four thousand NIne Hundred Sixty eight Dollars Told me in the letter to cash or deposit check in to my checking accountand shoper for they company MCDonald Burger king Moneygram FEDEXWALMART... Continue Reading

Have I been Scammed?

Several months ago,I sent $100 that was very hard to come by, to this company thinking I was going to receive something for my investment. Since then, I have received nothing but JUNK MAIL from campanys wanting more money from me. Please HELP, Thank you. Or Please send... Continue Reading

Too many scams

Can someone please tell me where I can go to find some Mystery Shopping jobs that don't expect you to sign up for a bunch of magazine 'scripts, foreign language programs, etc? I don't want to have to PAY for a JOB!! missashley... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of Scams

Yes it scam I am the same way it hard to trust them mine was shadow shopper in San Angelo tx. (Source). December 17, 2014

There is a valid link to each there. Once you put the scam behind you there is lots of wonderful information about mystery shopping on the forum. (Source). December 15, 2014

Mrs Honest it is a common scam. (Source). December 15, 2014

Honest, everything AustinMom said is both true and good advice. I just want to add that some of the scammers are using the names of legitimate mystery shopping companies. (Source). December 15, 2014

If you received a check in the mail from a company with whom you did not sign up first and provide your social security number, then it is a scam. (Source). December 15, 2014

in the mail just a week ago from a mystery shopper company with a check that I am suppose to cash but I am not sure if its a scam or not so I need some tips on how to check and see if the company is real or not and what are some of the best mystery shopper companies (if it can be (Source). December 15, 2014

And I have aready received one of those checks (cheques.) A friend of mine actally tried to prosuade me to cash it. I said, "Are you stupid? It's a Scam. (Source). December 13, 2014

Season shoppers understand. New shoppers think, oh, you didn't really have a shop. Your a scam. (Source). December 11, 2014

It was just a general meeting to see whether or not I would or would not use this dentist. I think Dentistry is a scam but that didn't influence my reporting. (Source). December 11, 2014

I used to think the term "schmuck" was just another term for jerk and used it when I was doing public speaking engagements about scams and cons for my police department. (Source). December 08, 2014