Earlier in the thread you mentioned that it was possible to provide my arrival time at the location and my time zone, and that the event description could be written for me...is that how you prefer to handle the reports, or is it just something you offer to make the reporting a little less difficult for the shopper?
I also had several questions that I needed to ask, so I've been waiting on a response before I continue.
This is bad business on the part of the MSPs. Inexperienced people providing a notarized statement for PPV piracy, and having some other person write a description of the event is not a solid "hit." [...]
The fact that it's sent back to the shopper to verify the information *before* it is notarized means that it is just as valid as any other statement that a shopper makes.
Who was the undercard; What color robe was Lomachenko wearing; What was Santa Cruz wearing; How many people were in Cayteno's corner; How many rounds did either undercard go? Is that one minute of video sent to the "editor" of your notarized statement to add in detail that you may have missed?
@James Bond 007.5 wrote:
the affidavit does not support the video; rather the video supports the affidavit.
bgriffin- You cannot compare apples to oranges in this arena, it simply does not work that way. If you have to go to court, the programmer is not going bring in an "expert." You are the expert in regard to the video you recorded, you have to be able to answer those questions.
Edlund was upfront about what was expected and seemed to provide the needed support for their shoppers on this assignment. EDS did not make it sound as if you just get video and you are good to go, far from it.
bgriffin- EDS offering to supplement/enhance/embellish the notarized statement was not a part of my assessment of the company's support to the shopper. The supplemental information is enough to invalidate the claim of the programming rights owner. Having to file a notarized statement should be enough of an indication of what your responsibilities are in this type of shop. You have to be able to back up what is written (and notarized) in that statement. If you go back and reread the EDS postings they were available by phone and text before, during and after this assignment. The expectations set out by EDS were specific and realistic. However there is not enough of a qualified pool of shoppers to accurately complete this assignment. Legal or law enforcement background is not necessary to successfully complete the shop. Again, the fee for this shop should be much higher and I believe EDS will work out the kinks for future shops of this type.
There is a company that does these kinds of shops....fairly new company....I almost did one a year and a half ago but decided not to because they wanted to send me to a place where I didn't feel comfortable going to or went to that often. Now I've noticed when they are looking for people that they mention what kinds of facilities that you might go to and they also are looking for certain people to do these shops so one doesn't stick out.
If I can find one reasonably close to my area and its a place I feel comfortable going into, I may try one.