Checks can't be cashed!!!

I finally received my pay from Shared Insight yesterday but was unable to cash it! I've been given no reason for this issue and have yet to hear a response. My guess is to write it off and delete my account with this company. I felt it was only right to let other shoppers know this company is unreliable and shady.

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Why are you not being paid through PayPal? That's much easier and quicker. I prefer direct deposit, but Shared Insight payment is available through PayPal and checks.

As to a check that can't be cashed, what did the bank say when you tried to cash it? If the bank teller did not explain why she would not cash it, what did the Shopper Representative or Bank Official say about why it could not be cashed? I'm not understanding "was unable to cash it! I've been given no reason for this issue and have yet to hear a response." It was not cashed yesterday by the bank and today you are giving up with no explanation? That doesn't make sense to me.

How much is the check for? Is there something incorrect about the way the check is made out? Is this payment for a job you have not yet performed? Possibly a scammer? Are you registered with Shared Insight,[shoppers.sharedinsight.com]? What does your shopper account show when you log in?

I've worked with Shared Insight for years with no problem. Payment is always made to me by PayPal the last week of each month.
I get paid via PayPal and have never had an issue with this company? Did you get a check for thousands of dollars (which is almost certainly a scam) and your bank just saved you from a whole heap of trouble?

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
Someone else mentioned tellers refusing mystery shop checks because company names are also used by scammers. That doesn’t make a legit check bad. I always deposit online or at an ATM. I don’t like using PayPal at all.

I just put in my SI checks. Will update if they don’t clear.
I think that one incident is not enough to qualify that a company is unreliable and shady. People are so quick to come on this board and make statements when they don't even know what they're talking about.

@DiannaL wrote:

I finally received my pay from Shared Insight yesterday but was unable to cash it! I've been given no reason for this issue and have yet to hear a response. My guess is to write it off and delete my account with this company. I felt it was only right to let other shoppers know this company is unreliable and shady.

It's easy to grin when your ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat. But a man worthwhile is a man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat......Judge Smails
Shopping the South Jersey Shore
The OP has not yet returned to tell us any more. Did the OP complete legitimate work for the MSC and the check was for a reasonable amount? Or did the OP get scammed by someone impersonating the MSC who sent a check for $1000 (or more) and asked that gift cards be bought or money wired or something else that is not a real mystery shop? We just don't know..

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
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This seems to happen often. A new participant posts about something that sounds like it might be a scam. We provide guidance about the situation but never hear back about what actually happened. In some cases I suspect the OP has been scammed and is too embarrassed to report the “rest of the story”. Hopefully that’s not the case here. I do wish posters would fill us in after we have taken the time to reply to their initial post.
I think that not getting paid once would be enough for me, assuming that the company doesn't make it right. You can tell from the first post that the company didn't even get sufficient time to respond.
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