Mystery Shopping

United States
May 2, 2008 11:38am CST
Has anyone ever done mystery shopping and if so, have you ever gotten paid upfront? I just got a check from a company today for a rather large amount and the assignment was enclosed with the check. I'm having my bank check the validity of the check, but I was wondering if that ever happened to anybody else. I've always been paid 2 or 3 weeks after the job was done.
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4 responses
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
2 May 08
SCAM!!!! This is a big hoax, I had received a check for the amount around $3500.00 and they wanted me to deposit it in my bank I could keep $600 for me and then western union the rest, blah, blah, blah!!! Have seen these checks alot, but unfortunately some people do fall for it and deposit the money and go spend it and then when the check doesn't clear, the bank goes looking to you for the money!!!!
• United States
2 May 08
Yeah, I've gotten those, too. Never did anything with them!
@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
2 May 08
DO NOT CASH THAT CHECK!! It is a scam. I met a woman on another site and she had $8000 drained out of her and her sister's bank account. I know of legit Mystery Shopping companies, but this is not one of them. They never pay upfront. You must submit your review and then they will pay you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
• United States
2 May 08
That's why I had my bank check it!! I always got paid after the job..... Thanks!
• Indonesia
2 May 08
what is mystery shopping?? i never heard about it
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
2 May 08
Sorry I can not help you with this. Never ever happens to me, as I would like to have such part-time jobs. Here were i live there are not such jobs available. As Diva mentioned above could be a scam. These days people would do anything to rip you off. They have no shame to steal and to make you suffer. take care!