Beware of Scammers! There are many scams that target individuals interested in mystery shopping. In most cases, scammers, in order to add legitimacy to their offer, fraudulently use the name of well-known mystery shopping providers. To our regret, scammers have sent out materials using the SCM name. Unfortunately, because it's an internet crime, it makes it impossible for us to prevent. If you have been targeted please file a complaint with the FBI, internet crimes division at IC3.GOV.
Scams come through many channels: postal mail, email, and text messaging. Be sure you know the company your working with.
If you receive a Check in the mail with instructions to cash it, keep $$$ for compensation and send the remainder back in any form (by wire, gift cards, etc.) It's a SCAM. If you cash it, your bank will likely hold you responsible for the total amount of the check.
If you receive an offer to become a mystery shopper, beware of promises of easy money. Be on your guard for variants of these and other scams. Remember the axiom "If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS".
Mystery Shopping is widely used by businesses around the globe to help them meet their service standards. It is a good way to make extra income and sometimes enjoy perks - like a meal. Be sure you sign up with established providers of Mystery Shopping. If you have further questions, call us at (800) 600-3871 and we will be happy to answer any questions.