I completed a chicken shop today for them and I too saw the new request on receipts. I do believe it is because people were figuring out ways to forge the receipt. And this is there way to try and stop the problem.
If you were the MSC would you want your client coming back to tell you they checked the receipt and it was forged? It makes the MSC look bad and could risk their contract.
I have not done this job myself...what does that mean that they must be able to see a background? Do they want an arm or a finger or a kitchen table in the pic? Would I be able to lay my receipt down on my scanner bed on top of some book or something and use that? I will have to check my See Level account to see what Chicken job you are all talking about. Taking a photo and downloading it is way more time consuming for me so I probably would not do this job with this requirement.
And how does one forge a receipt? Not that I would bother. I do these jobs for the food, not the money, although I will gladly take any money thrown my way. I often see receipts on the floor or tables in restaurants and think if I wanted to I could just pick a few up, find one with the correct order and use that.How would they know unless they checked their video. And I doubt they do that on every job. By the way I am definitely not advocating any shopper picking up a receipt and faking the job.
I completed a shop for SeeLevel and the receipt was barely readable. I took a pic of it, uploaded it to my computer, and attached it to my report. Twice they asked me to resubmit the receipt. No number of resubmissions will make the ink darker on the receipt. The restaurant should have changed their tape earlier in order to print a readable receipt. I even offered to USPS mail the receipt or fax it. Instead, I got an email today stating that my shop had been cancelled! I am out $30. No more MS with this company.
I haven't picked up this particular shop but I do shop this MSC. it is so easy to take a pic with my phone and upload it I don't know why anyone would use another method. Is it because people don't have smartphones?