From The Desk Of B. Robert
The subject of Mystery Shopping Scams
deserves story replication.
“Bona fide Mystery Shopper Companies will not charge you to sign up for Secret Shopping positions.
Legitimate companies hiring Shoppers
have no fees for sign-up.
Paying for jobs is not the same as expense
for a Mystery Shopping education.
Verify any companies you sign up with
to perform services.“
Mystery Shopping Scams and FTC
The practice of fraudulent marketing companies promoting bogus offers is a common practice amongst sham operations.
The FTC will execute charges against companies that deliberately defraud the consumer.
If you experience any company that misrepresents available jobs and assignments or your potential Income, you should immediately contact The Federal Trade Commission.
The FTC will charge the mystery shopping operation for violations.
One particular scam, advertised to consumers they would be hired as mystery shoppers earning a high income.
That operation faced Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims about job availability and income potential were deceptive.
“The FTC alleged that in exchange for the $99.95 fee for one year of service, consumers thought they would be trained and certified as mystery shoppers, and would gain access to job postings available through the company, with enough paid assignments available to ensure a steady part-time or full-time income. Instead, consumers received a worthless certification and access to re-postings of other mystery shopping assignments posted by other companies.”
Consumers still had to apply for jobs with Mystery Shopping companies and at much lower-paying rates.
According to the FTC, the company charging $99.50 misrepresented the following:
there were a specific number of mystery shopping jobs available in the consumers’ area;
a large percentage of mystery shopping jobs go unfilled due to a lack of mystery shoppers; and
Consumers who paid the defendants’ fee were likely to earn a high income
the operation itself was hiring mystery shoppers, or hiring mystery shoppers on behalf of others;
The operation advertised in newspapers, radio, and cable television, inviting consumers to call a toll-free number for more information.
Telemarketers working for the company assured consumers who phoned that there were a specific number of mystery shopping jobs available in their area; often stating a number in the hundreds or even thousands, and that consumers could make as much money as they wanted by deciding how many assignments to accept.
Additionally, telemarketers guaranteed consumers they would earn from $200 to $500 plus per week, and make their fee paid back within one to two weeks.
You can learn the details from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.
To file a complaint in English or Spanish or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357),
Below are a few shops mentioned by Bona Fide Companies:
WE NEED NEW DEPENDABLE PEOPLE for Secret Shoppers also called MYSTERY “SHOPPING”
You must be reliable, observant, have an attention to details and be
able to follow specific instructions.
Satisfaction Services Inc. has mystery shops in all areas
NEW Shoppers ONLY sign up with the following link
DO NOT AUTO REPLY OR FORWARD BACK use this link also SEE our Today show
If you are already a Shopper for us email us
shoppers or call 954-564-6570 / 800-564-6574
We have shops all over the United States, Canada, and Latin
Americas. If you are looking to shop for us, please register online
then give us a call!
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP MORE THAN 1 Time
2-Person Assemble Wood Play House
Teams of 2 for Play House Assemblers Needed-
Send your contact info, cities requested and
Individuals and Teams
4-5 Hours/Store for 2 people to assemble a wood play house
1 Lead plus 1 Helper
Reps May Schedule 1 Store Per Day
Team Member $12/hr
3/31 – 4/12 Completion Dates
Daytime hours-approximate 8 AM start time
– Must be able to use tools
– Lead needs to bring tools
– Must have e-mail and internet access
-Team Leads also needed-do you have lead experience?
Each team member must pass a background check.
Many locations listed below!
Send an email with YOUR City, State & Zip in the subject line, giving
your Contact Information to:
***Locations will fill fast, please respond quickly***
***Please forward to family & friends that might be interested***
1. Locations you are requesting (List please!)
2. Complete contact information
3. Are you available 3/3-3/17?
4. Do you have your own tools?
5. Do you have Team Lead experience and would you like to be a lead?
6. Do you have someone you would like to work with?
Fairbanks AK 99701
Prescott AZ 86301
Sahuarita AZ 85629
Tucson AZ 85746
Tucson AZ 85741
Winslow AZ 86047
Yuma AZ 85364
Anaheim CA 92801
Baldwin Park CA 91706
Brea CA 92821
Cerritos CA 90703
City Of Industry CA 91745
Colton CA 92324
Fairfield CA 94534
Fremont CA 94539
Huntington Beach CA 92646
Lakewood CA 90712
Lancaster CA 93536
Livermore CA 94550
Los Angeles CA 90008
Moreno Valley CA 92555
Napa CA 94558
Orange CA 92865
Oxnard CA 93030
Paramount CA 90723
Perris CA 92570
Pico Rivera CA 90660
Pittsburg CA 94565
Pomona CA 91766
Rosemead CA 91770
San Bernardino CA 92346
Santa Ana CA 92704
Santa Clarita (E) CA 91350
Stevenson Ranch CA 91381
Stockton CA 95212
Tracey CA 95304
Union City CA 94587
Westminster CA 92683
Aurora CO 80012
Aurora CO 80015
Hilo HI 96720
Honolulu (C) HI 96814
Kahului HI 96732
Pearl City HI 96782
Waipahu HI 96797
Caldwell ID 83607
Idaho Falls ID 83402
Jerome ID 83338
Meridian ID 83642
Nampa (Northeast) ID 83687
Billings MT 59105
Bozeman MT 59771
Butte MT 59701
Great Falls MT 59404
Helena MT 59601
Kalispell MT 59901
Miles City MT 59301
Missoula MT 59801
Missoula MT 59808
Alamogordo NM 88310
Albuquerque NM 87108
Albuquerque NM 87123
Albuquerque NM 87110
Albuquerque NM 87120
Albuquerque (S) NM 87105
Artesia NM 88210
Bernalillo NM 87004
Carlsbad NM 88220
Clovis NM 88101
Edgewood NM 87015
Farmington NM 87402
Gallup NM 87301
Hobbs NM 88240
Las Cruces NM 88001
Las Cruces NM 88005
Rio Rancho (W) NM 87124
Roswell NM 88201
Santa Fe NM 87505
Winnemucca NV 89445
Clackamas OR 97015
Coos Bay OR 97420
Eugene OR 97408
Eugene (W) OR 97402
Klamath Falls OR 97603
Ontario OR 97914
Portland OR 97266
Salem OR 97305
Salem OR 97302
Wood Village OR 97060
Woodburn OR 97071
Abilene TX 79606
Abilene (NE) TX 79601
Lubbock TX 79423
Lubbock TX 79416
Lubbock TX 79424
Pampa TX 79065
Sweetwater TX 79556
Airway Height WA 99001
College Place WA 99324
Ephrata WA 98823
Kennewick WA 99337
Lacey WA 98503
Longview WA 98632
Pasco WA 99301
Port Angeles WA 98362
Puyallup WA 98374
Sequim WA 98382
Tulalip WA 98271
Vancouver WA 98665
Vancouver (East) WA 98664
Wenatchee WA 98801
Yakima WA 98901
Yelm WA 98597
Premium Retail Services
Please Apply Online!
Action Research has the following apartment shops available.
No appointment is made. We want you to do a drop in visit.
shop any leasing consultant. You do not need to reach the same
consultant for the phone evaluation as the onsite.
Paperwork is very
easy, mostly yes/no questions. Explain “no” answers but a narrative
is not required. We need just three or four lines giving your total
impression of the visit and also of the hone call that is made AFTER
This call is the phone evaluation. You may not have
shopped the location within the past 12 months.
Only serious shoppers need reply and only if you are sure you can do
the shop(s) and complete by the due date. Paperwork must be submitted
within 24 hours of completion and we must have it in by Sunday night,
You must call to verify they are open before going to the apartments
to do the onsite visit.
The commission is $20 plus $5 bonus.
Following are the locations:
Old Decatur Road Ft. Worth 76106
M-F 9-5/Sat. 10-6/Sun. 12-6
Income Restrictions Family community
Please reply with ALL of the following information.
Complete Address (street, city and zip code):
Do you have Excel? If not do you have Works?
Do you have Word?
Do you have access to a fax to fax back to a toll free number or scan
Which location(s) are you applying for?
When do you plan to do the shop(s)?
Action Research Group
Market Viewpoint has APARTMENT mystery shops available in the
Locations for any shopper for Apartment shops!!!
Kansas City KS 66112
Bensalem PA 19020
Time Period Available:
due by 3/25
Payment for completed shops is $25
FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS: IF INTERESTED, SEND AN EMAIL TO Janet@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:
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.
We have an exciting and unique shop opportunity available.
looking for shoppers who have or know young children between the ages
The shop entails a visit to a local store to first locate a
specific item and note where you found it, what shelf its on, is it
displayed attractively, etc. You will then approach a sales
associate with a specific scenario (ie. looking for a birthday gift,
looking for something suitable for a child who likes to draw, etc.)
and then report back the associates responses.
You must purchase the
item specified. Depending on the scenario, you may need to pay by
credit card or cash/debit, and you may also be required to purchase
additional items of your choice. You get to keep the merchandise you
purchase. A copy of the receipt must be emailed or faxed to us, PLUS
you must mail the original receipt to our office.
This is an interesting shop because you may be invited to report back
your opinion about the product within 48 hours to a week of
purchasing the product. (A link to a survey would be emailed to
those invited.) So, not only are you helping the client to gain much
appreciated information about the sales associate who assists you,
but you also may have the opportunity to share your thoughts and
ideas about the product.
This is absolutely a great shop for those of you who have a child’s
birthday coming up, or some other special occasion. The product
makes an excellent gift!
If you are interested, and are not currently registered as a shopper
for Shoppers Confidential, please visit
shoppersconfidential.info/mssignup.aspx to register.
check your email for a link to activate your shopper account! Once
registered, please reply to email@example.com
with “Retail Shop” in the subject line.
Please provide us with your
full name, the city/town you’re inquiring about (see below for
locations), and the age of the child you will use during the shop
scenario. – The child does not need to attend the shop with you.
CA – Bakersfield, Dublin, Gilroy
CO – Grand Junction
FL – Orlando
GA – Hiram
KS – Lawrence
LA – Shreveport
MN – Bloomington
NC – Asheville-Arden
NJ – Howell, Paramus, Rockaway
NY – Watertown
OH – Toledo
OR – Bend
PA – Pittsburgh
TX – Denton
WA – Silverdale, Veradale
Come work for a great company, Servicing top of the line products.
REPS, a Handleman company, is a leading 3rd party Merchandising
company. We are a division of The Handleman Company who does a high
volume of sales every year.
Thanks for replying to our opening for Retail Reset Merchandisers. We
currently have Reset Projects getting ready to start in April 2008.
These are cosmetic resets at Pamida stores nation wide. Pay for this
Reset work is based upon experience and location.
If you are
interested in any of the locations posted on line please click on the
link below and fill out a short application. We will review your
application and contact you in a timely manner! Looking forward to
hearing from you!
Paste this link in your browser:
Wheatland WY 82201
Rawlins WY 82301
Worland WY 82401
Powell WY 82435
Lander WY 82520
Douglas WY 82633
Newcastle WY 82701
Green RiverWY 82935
Madison SD 57042
Sisseton SD 57262
Winner SD 57580
Belle FourcheSD 57717
Hot SpringsSD 57747
Sturgis SD 57785
Auburn NE 68305
Crete NE 68333
Falls CityNE 68355
Nebraska CityNE 68410
York NE 68467
O’Neill NE 68763
Wayne NE 68787
West PointNE 68788
Broken BowNE 68822
Valley CityND 58072
Grafton ND 58237
Rugby ND 58368
Beulah ND 58523
Glasgow MT 59230
Sidney MT 59270
Shelby MT 59474
Libby MT 59923
Seneca KS 66538
Clay CenterKS 67432
Norton KS 67654
Scott CityKS 67871
Adams WI 53910
Waupun WI 53963
Oconto WI 54153
Sister BayWI 54234
Eagle RiverWI 54521
Park FallsWI 54552
Arcadia WI 54612
Spooner WI 54801
Ashland WI 54806
Wautoma WI 54982
Hayward WI 54843-0966
Mt. GileadOH 43338
Newton FallsOH 44444
Minerva OH 44657
Trenton MO 64683
El Dorado SpringsMO 64744
Mora MN 55051
Pine CityMN 55063
Glencoe MN 55336
Two HarborsMN 55616
Ely MN 55731
St. JamesMN 56081
Windom MN 56101
Luverne MN 56156
Morris MN 56267
Aitkin MN 56431
Park RapidsMN 56470
Wadena MN 56482
Detroit LakesMN 56502
Fergus FallsMN 56538
Perham MN 56573
Bemidji MN 56601
East Grand ForksMN 56721
Roseau MN 56751
Chelsea MI 48118
Imlay CityMI 48444
Clare MI 48617
Gladwin MI 48624
Allegan MI 49010
Newaygo MI 49337
Sparta MI 49345
Hart MI 49420
Wetmore MI 49895
Calumet MI 49913
Iron RiverMI 49935
Attica IN 47918
Hoopeston IL 60942
Savanna IL 61074
Tuscola IL 61953
Mt. CarmelIL 62863
Osceola IA 50213
Perry IA 50220
Forest CityIA 50436
Hampton IA 50441
Clarion IA 50525
New HamptonIA 50659
Oelwein IA 50662
Onawa IA 51040
Sheldon IA 51201
Ida GroveIA 51445
Harlan IA 51537
Missouri Valley IA 51555
Red Oak IA 51566
Waukon IA 52172
Toledo IA 52342
My name is Becky, I am with Satisfaction Services. We
have some shops available in many areas.
These shops are Phil Long Auto Sales. You would be required to test
drive a car either new or used depending on what is on your survey.
You can do up to 3 different locations.
We pay you $20 dollars with
a $5 bonus because these shops need to be completed by the end of the
The following locations available to shop are as follows:
1565 Auto Mall Loop Colorado Springs, CO
1540 Auto Mall Loop Colorado Springs, CO
1510 Auto Mall Loop Colorado Springs, CO
1212 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
1020 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
1133 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
1226 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
1109 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
1329 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO
150 West Motor Way Colorado Springs, CO
170 West Motor Way Colorado Springs, CO
The dates available to shop all these locations are as follows:
If interested please email me the locations address and one of the
dates above. Remember you can do up to 3 different locations.