Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mystery Shopping Scam: What To Look For

If you have been a follower for some time then you know that I am a mystery shopper. I am aware there are scams.  Here is one that I received at some point. I want to share the scams with you so you're aware.

Here is a screen shot of the scam I found in my Gmail.

Work at home scam
You can tell it's a scam in many ways. There are spelling errors.  The error in the word "Address" which shows as "A_ddress".  

Please know that NO mystery shopping company with email you without your expressed consent. You have to contact them first, or be on a website where they will contact you (such as Shadow Shopper). Also, they won't EVER pay you before you do work. They will never ask you to send them money. They will ask for a receipt or business card to verify the shop visit. Rarely does a shopping company pay you directly after the shop. Most of these companies are on a net 30, 45 or 60 (sometimes even 90!). Meaning they pay you 30-90 days after the shop has been completed. 

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Have you received emails like these? Did you fall for any? Tell me your story and help others learn. Feel free to send a comment here, on my Facebook or send me an email and I can share your story.


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