The secret shopper scam is one of the oldest online. There are not any legitimate companies that will send you an email that ask you to be a secret shopper WITHOUT knowing Your name and address. If they were legit, they would already have your name and address. Always pay attention to how Your email is addressed. If it is addressed without any mention of Your name, You can know right away it is a scam or if it is addressed to dear friend or something silly like that. And be sure that any legitimate company would always have a website, real email address (not aol, gmail, msn, etc..) and a real American address which you could look up. The purpose of the email is to steal Your identity, do not provide them any information.
This one is from Jason Vaughn but you might get one from any name:
Market force INC. is offering you an opportunity to work with us as a secret
shopper which will fetch you $300 per assignment, which you can have 2 or 3
assignment in a week..We have a Mystery Shopping® assignment in your area and we
want to know if you will like to participate. This is an excellent opportunity
to work with us and still keep your present job. Once we have a contract to do,
you will be directed to the company or outlet which you are to survey and
You will be given the funds you need to do the job (either purchase things or
require services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs
activities and give a detailed record of your experience.
Example of details you would forward to us are:
1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant
3)Customer service professionalism
4)Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see how they react
to client or customers.
Anyone is qualified to take up this position from any location in the United
states, because Its a very easy job that is not expecting too much of such
experience. You don’t need to travel and you don’t have to pay any fee to get
started. You will be paid $300.00 for each assignment and you will also get the
bonus of $200 monthly for your effectiveness of the job.
If you are interested in this job offer, Kindly fill the requested information
FULL NAME :
ZIP CODE :
PHONE # :
BEST TIME TO CALL YOU:
Market Force Information, Inc.