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Mystery Shopper Invite???

December 13th, 2006 at 07:54 pm

My mail was about as varied as it gets today.

On the plus side, I got my paycheck for one of my week end boys, 2 knitting students paid for a month of lessons each and room mate person paid towards her rent this month.

And, in the How Nice (but I won't use it) department, I got a gift box of meats & cheeses as a thank you for the extra care for one of my boys over the recent snow days. I can certainly share this with the backyard people.....they will love it.

Finally, there was an invite to 'train' as a mystery shopper. Included was a VERY large check. Anyone else have experience with something like this? There is a list of 5 tasks to complete after depositing this check into my bank (or just cashing it). After finishing all the tasks, there is still what I consider a large sum of money that would be my fee. I just can't imagine this is for real.....but I did call the firm & got all my questions answered. Haven't done anything yet, my favorite thing when I don't know what to do......Do Nothing.

5 Responses to “Mystery Shopper Invite???”

  1. janH Says:

    Do you have to give back some of the money? I would worry that the check would bounce after I deposited or cashed it and I would be responsible for the lost money? Especially since you didn't find out until after you gave them back money. The check might be bogus and a way for them to get real money out of your account? I don't know much about these things.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I was a mystery shopper for years. I never made much money, usually $3 or $4 dollars for a shop. It doesn't sound right to me.

  3. paigu Says:

    Can you look up that company on BBB or online? Just to make sure they're legit, although these days, any person with a computer can design a "company website." I'd read the fine print, check to see what exactly ahpens when you cash the check. You might automatically be enrolled in a program that will charge a huge enrollment fee or annual fee.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    My first concern is what JanH mentioned...if any part of the money is to be wired, western unioned, turned into a check and mailed, etc...then BIG RED FLAGS are up. This is a typical scam and you should not proceed. Fraud was one of my departments at the credit union --- and I can explain in greater detail if you would like.

    Im interested in knowing more about this...if you want to share more about it. Are you talking large $100 range...or large $1000 range? and what did they ask you to do before you get to keep the rest?

  5. pfmax Says:

    it might be legitimate, make sure you don't need to put any money down to join

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