MYSTERY SHOPPING LEGITIMATE FACTS and SCAMS

by Robert ~ March 13th, 2008. Filed under: Mystery Shopping Scams, mystery shops, Mystery-Shopper, Mystery-Shopping.


From The Desk Of B. Robert

Do you like to shop?

Do you like undercover activity?

Would you like to be reimbursed for all or some of your purchases?

Would you like to earn a fee for shopping?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might enjoy becoming a Mystery Shopper.

Don’t confuse Legitimate Mystery Shopper companies with fraudulent promoters.”

Firstly, you must enjoy shopping.

Secondly, you must be aware of fraudulent mystery shopper marketing campaigners.

Thirdly, you must realize, especially, when you first begin, Mystery shopping is regarded a part-time activity.

Fourthly, you do not have to pay for any listing of companies who hire Mystery Shoppers.

Fifthly, you can become a Mystery Shopper without having to spend a great deal of money.

Sixthly, you should consider reading and learning more about Legitimate Mystery Shopping

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If you enjoy shopping including observing your pursuit and surroundings, Mystery Shopping may be the perfect type of activity that avails you of extra income.

You can find legitimate mystery shopping assignments that offer you to dine at fast food, lunch and elegant dinner restaurants.

You can find secret shops on assignments at movie theaters, shoe stores, vision centers, oil change and automotive dealers, car sales dealerships, apartments, bars, cell phone and retail outlets, hotels, grocery stores, home improvements and club warehouses and almost any type of shopping event.

However, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); consumers must be conscientious of fraudulent marketers who promise lucrative jobs as mystery shoppers; then do not offer genuine opportunities.

Many retailers employ marketing research companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores along with gathered data to evaluate personnel, policies, promotions, products and more.

Market Research companies recruit mystery shoppers to obtain the information required and request they shop anonymously.

Researchers assign a mystery shopper to purchase in a store or restaurant, for example, and then report on their experience.

There are many different type shops also known as evaluations, audits and investigative encounters.

On many ‘shops’ a purchase may not be required; however, typically, a secret shopper is reimbursed if any products are paid for, and they can keep the product or service.

Many professional mystery-shopping companies will post available secret shops online using their websites, forums and list services.

Unfortunately, fraudulent mystery shopping promoters also use the same advertisements and online gateways to create the impression that they are a lucrative mystery shopping company with available jobs.

A mystery shopper must frequent the online sites and forums to learn which companies are reputable.

99.9% of websites where consumers can “register” to become a mystery shopper for a fee to receive a list of mystery shopping companies are not the legitimate websites you should patronize.

The truth is that it is unnecessary to pay money to anyone to get into the mystery shopper business.

Do not confuse some websites that offer Mystery Shopping Certification with professional Mystery Shopper Associations and Organizations that provide legitimate certification plans.

A list of companies who hire mystery shoppers is available at no cost on a few different sites.

Legitimate Mystery Shopping Associations –
You can learn a great deal more on becoming a legitimate mystery shopper for a legitimate company at;

 

  • The Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) website at www.mysteryshop.org You can obtain more information on how to register to be a mystery shopper with a MSPA-member company, a database of available jobs, and additional information on the industry in general.
  • Here is a reputable Mystery Shopping company to sign up with if you are interested; http://www.azsecretshops.com/index.html

To be continued later…

Below are a few shops mentioned:

Market Viewpoint has APARTMENT mystery shops available in locations below for any shopper for Apartment shops.

FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:

IF INTERESTED, CONTACT US AT
marketviewpoint.com WITH THE LOCATION(S) YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

I need the following information even if you are a registered shopper with us:

NAME:
Address:
Phone #:
Paypal Email address:

We prefer shoppers who have PAYPAL. If you don’t have Paypal, please let me know. Please follow these directions carefully to be considered for a shop.

locations:

Wesley Chapel FL 33545
Tampa FL 33613
Streetsboro OH 44241
El Paso TX 79912
Virginia Beach VA 23462
Hampton VA 23666
Virginia Beach VA 23451
Virginia Beach VA 23452
Chesapeake VA 23320
Memphis TN 38120
Portland OR 97229

The Time Period for the above is now through March 14th.

We always have additional shops available with later Time Periods.

Shoppers BANK SHOPS

We have a bank assignment available to be done on specific dates in
March 2008.

You will be asking about basic banking services with a
specific question that we will give to you. Form will be available
at a website.

YOU MAY NOT DO A LOCATION THAT YOU DID WITHIN THE LAST 3 MONTHS.

Payment is $20 per visit. You may accept more than one location

Locations noted below for VISITS only from now through 3/17/08.

No
shops are done on the weekend.

1. SEND AN EMAIL TO info@marketviewpoint.com WITH THE LOCATION(S) THE SUBJECT LINE.

2. INCLUDE YOUR FULL CONTACT INFORMATION (Full
name, address, phone)

3. IF YOU ARE A PAYPAL USER, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PAYPAL
EMAIL IN YOUR REPSONSE.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A
SHOP.

Shoppers will be chosen on a first to respond/PayPal preferred basis.

Deanne Cunningham
Market Viewpoint,
Glenmoore, PA
Info@MarketViewpoint.com

Locations:

Hanover 1221 Carlisle St. Hanover PA 17331

Carlisle – Walnut Bottom 1166 Walnut Bottom Rd Carlisle PA
17015

Carlisle – Spring Garden 255 Spring Garden St / Giant Food
Store Carlisle PA 17013

Shippensburg 401 East King St Shippensburg PA 17257
Middletown 450 East Main St / Giant Food Store Middletown PA
17057

Carlisle-Spring Road 1711 Spring Rd Carlisle PA 17013

Hi Shoppers!

AboutFace(TM) is looking for bilingual shoppers to complete EASY auto
parts shops for us in Los Angeles. You would need to speak to an
associate in Spanish, follow an assigned scenario and then fill out a
brief form. The shop fee is now $13.00, plus up to an additional $3
bonus for an excellent report.

If you NEED BONUS for gas, please ask. We may be able to help!

If you are interested in this shop, please send your information to aboutfacecorp.com

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
aboutfacecorp.com/shopper_become_agreement.html

Please help if you can. Thanks, I look forward to working with you!

Jennifer Barrick
Scheduler/Senior Editor
www.aboutfacecorp.com

The shop is in Los Angeles, CA 90007

I have an opening at a flooring retailer in several areas.

The assignment will pay $15.00 per location.

To perform the shop you will visit the location and inquire flooring.

You do
need to interact with an associate. You do not need to make a
purchase.

I need the shop completed by March 18, 20088. I CAN work with you on
the due
date. Please let me know the date you can complete the shop when you
contact
me.

If you would like to complete this location please contact me

You can register and apply via our site
at this
address.

www.serviceexcellencegroup.com/
www.serviceexcellencegroup.com/shopper.php

Thank You!
The Service Excellence Group Scheduling Team

Locations:

Little Rock, AR 72209
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Yuma, AZ 85365
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Porterville, CA 93257
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Durango, CO 81303
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Destin, FL 32550
Hialeah, FL 33012
Lagrange, GA 30240
Hilo, HI 96720
Honolulu, HI 96819
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Decatur, IL 62526
Alexandria, LA 71301
Marrero, LA 70072
California, MD 20619
Ocean City, MD 21842
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Minnesota City, MN 55959
Hamilton, MT 59840
Kalispell, MT 59901
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Harbinger, NC 27941
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Flemington, NJ 08822
Jamestown, NY 14701
Schenectady, NY 12306
Oneida, NY 13421
Athens, PA 18810
Tyler Hill, PA 18469
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Arlington, TX 76010
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Midlothian, VA 23113
Centralia, WA 98531
Colville, WA 99114
Olympia, WA 98503
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Madison, WI 53713
Casper, WY 82609
Cody, WY 82414Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1

FREE State Inspection? That’s right-

The Sentry Marketing Group has
auto shop assignments available in Dallas and Houston for Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury owners to get your state inspection completed.

The shop has a $10 or $20 shopper fee depending on the location.

Please apply with us at www.sentrymarketing.com go to Prospective
Shoppers, then Apply to be a shopper.

Here are the locations we have available-

Dallas

76180

75011

75075

Houston

77301

77373

77037

77375

77388

77338

The Sentry Marketing Group has an upcoming pilot for a casual dining
restaurant featuring American fare in your area. The shop is for
lunch or dinner.

We need great shoppers to WOW the client.

If you are observant,
detailed, reliable, and have excellent writing skills please apply
with us at www.sentrymarketing.com and select Prospective Shopper and
then Apply to be a Shopper.

Here are the states we are looking for shoppers

Iowa

Indiana

Florida

Georgia

North Carolina

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Thanks and Happy Shopping

The Sentry Marketing Group is looking for shoppers in the Dallas and
Houston metroplex to complete hotel bar, restaurant, and overnight
shops.Fees range from $30 to $75 depending on the scenario.

If you are interested AND you are reliable, discreet, observant,
with excellent writing skills please email me at
and put HOTEL SHOP in the subject line or
you can apply with us at www.sentrymarketing.com and select

Prospective Shopper and then Apply to be a Shopper.

Here are the locations that we need assistance with-

Houston

77056

77032

Dallas

75254

75063

75207

76102

76262

75254

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