Mystery (Secret) Shoppers Defraud Companies

by Robert ~ April 2nd, 2008. Filed under: mystery shops, Mystery-Shopper, Mystery-Shopping.

From The Desk Of B. Robert


There are the few unfair mystery shoppers, who complete and submit fraudulent reports, thereby requiring companies to devise tricky questions on the submitted evaluations.

Mystery (Secret) Shoppers defraud Companies

Yes, it is true! A very few Shoppers will actually falsify their audit reports.

There are the few unfair mystery shoppers, who complete fraudulent reports, thereby requiring companies to devise tricky questions on the submitted evaluations.

Although, I do not understand why anyone would attempt such pretense, it nevertheless happens.

Those who complete bogus reports represent a very small number of shoppers; yet, they put a black mark upon the industry as a whole.

Deliberately falsifying factual information is fraudulent behavior and if the Mystery Company for whom you signed up to provide those details finds out that you are ‘cheating’, they can pursue legal assistance to regain any monies or bonuses, you may have received.

If the Client finds out, they, more than likely, will request the Mystery Shopping Company to reimburse their compensation for those particular services or assignments to the Mystery Shop Organization.

Consequently, prior to formulating statistical data from the reports received, Mystery Shopper companies take precautions.

The Mystery Shopping Company does not want to lose their clients.

Mystery shopping companies will add pseudo questions and answers such as;

1) were the stairs to the second floor free from litter. (There in fact is no second story with stairs).

2) were the sales uniforms on the employees all alike. (There in fact are no employee uniforms).

3) was the ‘Greeter’ at the entry door friendly? (There in fact is no greeter).

4) did you sit in the front room with the clown murals? (There in fact is no front seating room).

Mystery shopping companies react very seriously to shoppers who submit phony reports for the reason that it directly reflects disingenuous services to their clients.

The clients of marketing, research and mystery shopping companies are paying for quality services to provide accurate data on business procedures, promotions, employee performances, price comparisons, product evaluations, statistical analysis and more.

Mystery Shopping companies know they must follow through with providing the accurate data to their retail clients.

If you are contemplating becoming a Mystery Shopper or you currently are and ever, for one moment, think you can falsify any reports; think again.

It will only look and be unscrupulous for you, in addition to disappointing your schedulers who have their trust in you.

Maintaining a high level of trust with your scheduler and Mystery Shopper Company is a paramount reason you can choose to provide quality reports that are needed for enlightening the retail world.

You have an opportunity to supply your input and impart your thoughts with detailed observances that can make important differences in retail policy, procedure, product and staff implementation.

Realizing the very seriousness and importance to mystery shopping performance is most important to your working associates and to consumers.



Ann Michaels & Associates has women’s clothing shops available in

Rochester, MN!

This shop will pay a $3.00 fee and reimbursement up to $10.00 for

a purchase of your choice; plus an $10 bonus and mileage where

applicable – please email for mileage.

You can self-assign these
shops if you meet the qualifications. Please refer to the

application for self-assign requirements;

Please review the shop notes and survey questions carefully prior

to your shop – there is information in both that you will need in

order to complete the shop.

The following are required for this shop:

1. You must interact with an associate

2. You must ask a question about the jeans to evaluate knowledge

of the denim fit

3. You must use the fitting room

4. You must make a purchase.

The survey consists of basic questions and comments for any

responses that are “no” or less than an “excellent” rating.

narrative regarding your employee interaction is also required.

Please refer to the shop notes for more information on the report


The report and receipts are due by 10:00 am the day following your

shop. If you have any questions, please email us at

Thank you! We look forward to working with you!

Hi Shoppers!

Please make sure you are signed up to be a shopper with ACE Mystery


Go to and click to Become A

Shopper if you have not signed up with us before! Once signed up and logged
in, there is a very handy Shopper Tutorial on the right of the page which
shows you how to navigate the site!

I am sooo desperate to get this Building Supply shop in Bishop, CA filled
that I need YOU to tell me how much it will take to get it completed by.

Tomorrow 4/2.

Input the amount when you apply ONLINE. Do NOT email
the bonus information.

As the amount of bonus will probably be HUGE, if you are approved, you
MUST give an awesome report!

We will not pay the bonus for reports with slim details (how to write

up the report will be included in the Approved Email when approved) .

If interested in any shops, please login to

1. After you log into the Open Opportunities, click on the type shop you

are interested in.

2. Once there, PLEASE read the Survey Summary BEFORE applying to shops,
for more information.

3. Put the bonus amount ($$) in the note when you apply online and verify
you can complete by tomorrow 4/2. Thanks!

We have got to have this completed by today or tomorrow!!!!!

Do not apply if you are not 100% sure you can complete the visit.

If you are approved for a visit, you WILL receive an Approved email.

When you apply, that does not mean the visit is scheduled to you.

You MUST be approved by before you can complete the visit.

If you do not see the shop in your area when you login, that means it has
been assigned to another shopper and you will receive an email notification
again when more shops are available in your area. Do not email to say you
see nothing in your area.

If interested in any shops, please login to

If you have ANY questions, please email me at

Do not email me directly applying for a shop. Thank you.


Deva Roberts

About Beyond Hello Mystery Shopping Company..

I’ve only been shopping since November 2007,

but this company was the first I worked for…

they’re GREAT! I’ve done 7 shops for them now.

Their pay rate is good and they pay promptly.


Mystery Shopper Pros needs several shoppers for an Automotive

Dealership Mystery Shops in Victor, NY.

Mystery shop visits pay $20.00 per shop. If you do not feel

comfortable talking to a sales person, please do not apply.

If you’re interested, you must log onto our website at: and fill out a shopper application. Then

follow it up by emailing us letting us know that your interested.

If you do not feel that you can give a 100% commitment to this shop,

please do not sign up.



If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank You

All areas US WE NEED NEW DEPENDABLE PEOPLE for Secret Shoppers also


You must be reliable, observant, have an
attention to details and be able to follow specific instructions.

Satisfaction Services has mystery shops in all areas of the USA Canada
Mexico Central & South America

NEW Shoppers ONLY sign up with the following link

DO NOT AUTO REPLY OR FORWARD BACK use this link also SEE our Today show
segment here

If you are already
a Shopper for us email us or call





On Going Part
time with Flexible hours

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) is a leader in the

market research that provides research and industry

solutions with in the
retail Industry.

The FSR is responsible for collecting data in local

retails stores. The types of information you will be

collecting are in displays,
on store shelves and weekly in store features.

store has an assigned day(s) when scans need to be
conducted but the
hours are flexible. This part time opportunity offers
a flexible work schedule, with most work typically
performed between the
hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

with a competitive pay rate, IRI gives you the

potential to earn more
money depending on your efficiency and productivity.

We also offer travel time and mileage reimbursement

along with local
paid training.

**Please apply on line at

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• Work hours range from 10-24 hours a week, depending
on the weeks project

• Use IRI’s collection portable computer, (MONet

device) answer survey questions about store

activities, product displays and product counts

• Must have daily access to a landline phone line to

transmit data

• Effectively perform projects within deadlines and be

detailed orientated

• Demonstrate a willingness to cover open tasks


• Experience involving data collection in a retail is

a plus (not necessary)

• Reliable vehicle with proof of liability auto

insurance and a valid driver’s license

• Must have daily access to the Internet and have an

email address

• Must have a basic understanding of computers

including Microsoft windows

• Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs, reach up to 6

feet, stand up to 5 hours, stretch, bend, kneel and


• Weekday and some weekend availability may be


• Must be 18 years or older

**Please apply on line at

AboutFaceT is scheduling Motorcycle shops!

These shops require shoppers to go and ask about the assigned brand.

While there, shopper will most likely go through normal things a

customer would do if inquiring about motorcycle, such as asking about

features, etc.

There is no credit check on this shop or need to sit and haggle prices.

No Test-Drive. If you do this shop, you MUST act like the motorcycle is

for you or the person you have taken with you during the shop.

Restrictions – no weekends, no children, please.

Shop pays $17.00 plus up to $3 bonus depending on shop quality.

Locations open:

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Edmonton AB T6E0E9

Anchorage AK 99501

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Tucson AZ 85712

Kelowna BC V1X7R3

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Gaithersburg MD 20879

Windham ME 04062

Delano MN 55328

Dieppe NB E1A1P8

Asheville NC 28803

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Derry NH 03038

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Metuchen NJ 08840

Fulton NY 13069

Holland NY 14080

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Lenoir City TN 37772

Springville UT 84663

Falls Church VA 22046

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Burlington WA 98233

Seattle WA 98109

Saukville WI 53080

If you are interested in doing this shop, please send the following

information to

1. Full name –

2. E-mail Address –

3. Location(s) Desired –

4. Dates open to shop –

5. Are you signed up with us? If not, please go to to sign up

for free.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Obsessed with being the best,

Jennifer Barrick

Scheduler/Senior Editor

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