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How to Find Legitimate Mystery Shopping Jobs

Perhaps the best way to know where to locate legitimate mystery shopping jobs is to first know where not to look. Many professional shoppers agree that newspaper advertisements and/or unsolicited e-mails should be avoided or, at the very least, used only with great caution as many are assumed to be questionable.

The best way to find a legitimate mystery shopping opportunity is through a reputable online company. Many businesses are currently hiring mystery shoppers and, like many, they realize that the best place to advertise is online. Like all work at home opportunities, a legitimate mystery shopping job can often be found through the best form of advertising available to anyone - word of mouth. Whether it's a referral from a friend or family member or an independent, third-party review from an organization that is offering their opinion on a company and its services, you can often gain valuable insight with the click of a mouse.

Because the internet is full of opportunities, including those relating to mystery shopping, it can often be difficult to find the best company to fit your needs. If you are curious as to a company's track record, you can always check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) online to learn if a business has had any complaints filed within the last 36 months, how many years it has been in existence and whether or not the track record is satisfactory according to the BBB's standards.

In addition to the aforementioned methods, anyone interested in becoming a mystery shopper should be cautious of a company that promises a job or a specific income. The financial rewards that are received are often representative of the amount of time and effort that you put into a career, which is the case with mystery shopping. The more jobs that you accept and the longer you work, the more money you will earn. Any company that promises you wealth overnight is simply not being realistic and is, consequently, a company that you may not want to do business with.

As a mystery shopper, you will learn to evaluate a business. If you have what it takes to be a candidate for this type of work, then you should also be able to evaluate a company before you sign up to shop for them. Are their statements and advertisements realistic or do they seem too good to be true? Does the company have a positive reputation with others and have they been in business for a significant amount of time? If you are to be a professional shopper, evaluating companies will become a way of life and there's no better time to begin assessing a business than now. If you choose wisely, you could be trading in your 9 to 5 job for a shopping cart and a ton of perks.

Mystery shopper competition promises customers £100 to spend in Aldi - but retailer says it's NOT backed the offer

A mystery shopper competition is offering customers £100 gift card to spend at Aldi in exchange for a review. To be in with a chance of fulfilling the role, customers must submit their details on the review site Mystery Shopper, and complete a ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:03:00 GMT

Mystery shoppers are being sought for Aldi and they could get £100 to spend in store

If you shop at Aldi and like voicing your opinions this could be the opportunity for you. A national mystery shopper review site is on the lookout for people to shop at Aldi and possibly receive £100 to spend in store. UK Mystery Shopper run mystery ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:11:00 GMT

Spot mystery shopper scams with these red flags

It sounds like the perfect job. Get paid to shop with someone else's money. While the role of a "mystery shopper" may sound enticing, not all of those job offers are legitimate. Your Better Business Bureau recently heard of a local resident who ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:43:00 GMT

Aldi's looking for mystery shoppers and they're giving £100 to people who get chosen

Fancy getting a fortnight's worth of groceries for free Of course, you do. And here's your opportunity: Aldi is looking for a number of mystery shoppers to go and review its supermarkets. The budget store is offering a £100 gift card to anyone chosen ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:57:00 GMT

Reddit "solves' OnePlus clipboard information mystery, Chinese online shopping the [UPDATE]

So a lot of people got worried when it was reported that the OnePlus 3T was capturing clipboard data and sending it out to a Chinese server. From the onset, this seemed like a breach of privacy - and it is not the first time OnePlus has been in the ...

Published:  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The shopping scams fooling customers claiming to be Aldi, Argos and more

This one is a different type of shopping scam, as it is based on an advertisment on the website UK Mystery Shopper. It claims budget supermarket Aldi is looking for mystery shoppers to visit their local stores, and if selected they could get a free £100 ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:33:00 GMT

'Mystery shopper' promo code scam cost Air Canada thousands

A Cathay Dragon pilot who used a mystery shopper promo code to scam Air Canada out of thousands of dollars worth of discount first class flights has been ordered to repay the airline more than $36,000. Richmond Provincial Court Judge Patrick Chen also gave ...

Published:  Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:20:00 GMT

The Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together

But if you're comfortable with a little mystery and rather be swept off your feet with the ... If you are thinking about joining your partner for the ring shopping experience, here are some pros and cons to consider first. We're about to let you in ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:23:00 GMT

Look out for 'mystery shoppers' who monitor VAT...

They will be on the lookout for those who violate the prescribed 5% Value-Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services Mystery shoppers have been deployed by Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) to report on erring business establishments that violate ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:03:00 GMT

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