New with questions on shops, and specifically BARE

Hello,
I am fairly new to mystery shopping and I am trying to set up an account with BARE.
I am a little nervous they are asking for all of my banking information up front during the intial set up process.
Can anyone give me any feedback if this is a safe and routine practice in setting up an account like this?

I would like to set up with companies that are active and have Shops to select every day. Some seem rather inactive. Can anyone direct me to a couple of the more active companies, please?

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Hi @karenshops - I understand your concern about providing your banking information.
You can choose another method to be paid, but most of our evaluators have always preferred Direct Deposit and this is why this information is on the application. Feel free to message me if you need assistance.
Thank you.
Lisa

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
Some of us use PayPal. They need the information for making Direct Deposits. I do shop for Bare Int. never had any problems.
Thank you @johnb974

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
Thank you all for the input. I am a big fan of direct deposit, but just handing over my banking information to a company online where I have yet to have any direct interaction with from the start was leaving me a bit on edge, but am feeling better about it.
The members of this forum are very helpful, and I am sure in a few minutes you will get more responses to put your mind at ease.

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
I have done Bare shops for 13 years with no problems with my bank account. Asking banking info is routine and what they get for direct deposit would not be sufficient to remove money from your account. Remember, they send you a check and you endorse and deposit it, anyone will see your account number. And anyone can get the routing number of a bank since that is pretty much public.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2018 05:32PM by walesmaven.
@karenshops
I'll chime in for further support: Bare International is a fine company and you can trust them with your banking information.

Overall, the companies listed in the link at the bottom of this page are honest, vetted companies. In order to pay you legally, they need information such as your social security number and, if you want direct deposit, your banking information.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
Thanks everyone.
I did sign up and gave the information.
And now there are no Shops that I can do at the moment.
~laughs~
@karenshops - Bare releases their evaluations with a short window of completion. You can email the scheduler and request a date that works for you. Please let me know if you have any questions. We are happy to have you!

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
Bare is a respected company. I have personally met the CEO Micheal Bare and can confirm that he is a very decent person.
Market Force is the only company that I have run into that will only pay via direct deposit to checking account or wait for a snail - mail check. Every other company I am working for uses PayPal which I prefer as it puts a barer between my account information and a company I am only contracting for.
@Catnap - That is very kind of you to say! grinning smiley

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
@LShapiro_Bare_Intl wrote:

@Catnap - That is very kind of you to say! grinning smiley

I respect people who are able to create successful businesses in a competive environment. I believe Mr. Bare's son will eventually take over the business so I guess Bare Int will be around for years to come.
@Catnap - You are absolutely correct! Jason is the second generation of BARE International. Jason joined BARE as a Project Manager and has transitioned to global business development. Throughout his career, Jason has learned the importance of great customer service and is eager to assist clients and trusted evaluators, like yourself to succeed in the future! Thank you again for your kind words!


@Catnap wrote:

@LShapiro_Bare_Intl wrote:

@Catnap - That is very kind of you to say! grinning smiley

I respect people who are able to create successful businesses in a competive environment. I believe Mr. Bare's son will eventually take over the business so I guess Bare Int will be around for years to come.

Marketing | Business Development
Phone: +1 800 296 6699
www.bareinternational.com
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