Secret Shopper Scams

With how hard it is to find jobs in today’s economy, and the holiday’s coming up, Secret Shopper Scams and other work at home offers seem to lure in more people.  They seem like a way that people can provide some extra income, and who does not need that right now.  Here is an example of a Secret Shopper Scam email.

Subject: Mystery Shopping (Shoppers Needed)..  From: beeguy1@aol.com

We have a mystery shopping assignment.

Date:8th December,2010
Email:(evaluationteam50@rogers.com)
“We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate”
Secret Shopper(R) is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment.
There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous
experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.
ABOUT US
Secret Shopper(R) is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across America with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how means working with Secret Shopper(R) is a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES.
Stores and organizations such as The Gap, Walmart, Pizza Hut, and Bank. One  amongst many others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Secret Shopper(R) NEVER charge fees to the shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both.
You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
The assignment will pay $200.00/ Assignment
Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you
shortly with the assignment to this email (evaluationteam50@rogers.com):
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
AVAILABILITY:
Days/Hours Available
Monday  ………………………………………
Tuesday ………………………………………
Wednesday ………………………………………
Thursday  ………………………………………
Friday ………………………………………
Saturday ………………………………………
Sunday ………………………………………
Hours Available: from _______ to ______
We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help.
We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely,
Frank James
Secret Shopper(R)

 

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