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Friday, May 09, 2008

Mystery shopping scams no mystery

For many consumers, getting paid to shop incognito can sound like a dream come true. But if they're not careful, officials say, that dream could easily turn into a nightmare. As mystery shopping scams abound, consumer advocates are urging Hoosiers to beware of con artists who prey on consumers' desires to make a quick buck. It's a vital goal as the state of today's economy makes mystery shopping opportunities especially alluring to many consumers.
"They think it's an easy way to make some extra money," said Dreama Jensen, area director for the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana, which has been receiving calls recently about mystery shopping opportunities. "It's just hard to find a job, and now they're just more vulnerable than ever."

Many consumers don't realize that marketers who promise lucrative jobs as mystery shoppers often don't deliver, said the Indiana attorney general's office.

The latest mystery shopper scam, the office said, involves counterfeit checks. Consumers, hired to be mystery shoppers, are asked to evaluate a money transfer service.

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My wife did the whole mystery shoping thing before and she actually got paid for it I was very supprized It sounded like a scam to me but I now know that it can be a real legit way to earn extra money just putting in my 2 cents and letting people know that you should follow the advice of this blog and know that it is a real thing But I would not expect to get ritch from it I would only expect to earn some extra money and if it turns out to be more then great!
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