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Complaint Review: Mystery Online Shoppers

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 21, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, December 04, 2012

  • Reported By: Breezy — United States of America
Mystery Online Shoppers
MysteryOnlineShoppers 1361 Barrett Office St Manch Internet United States of America

Mystery Online Shoppers Carrie Speiser They Want You to Live on the Computer for $1 an hour! Internet, Internet

*Consumer Comment: It actually is a scam.

*Consumer Comment: Not really correct description

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Mystery Online Shoppers is just another secret shopping scam that pops up with a basic google search. I signed up for "more info" because I thought it would be great to save gas and just complete on-line store reviews & transcations. I felt silly giving them all of my contact information without directly speaking to soemone, but that is the only way to find out the details. Upon an email sent from one of their representatives, a snippy lady named Carrie Speiser, I quickly learned it was indeed, "too good to be true." Basically, you would have to sign an agreement to visit a *minimium* of TWENTY sites and you get only 2 days to do this. What happens if you only vist say, 4 sites( which would take a good hour atleast!)...well, than you did not complete the "worksheet", which requires you to visit the full twenty sites. You are than not eligible for payment because you did not meet the worksheet requirements. In terms of $, you would be awarded $5 for specific sites, or giftcards (let's face it people, those just don't pay the bills!) and you would be payed through paypal(which requires your banking information and you'd never receive a direct check to cash), plus you must follow all of their terms and conditions. From the condtions in her email, this means, visiting 40 sites, making orders, writing reports, filling out all of the contact info on each site, filtering spam when the site decides to email you or send things to your household that you (may be) required to pay for yourself all in a period of 2 days!! Sooooo you'd spend every waking hour in front of your computer, away from your kids, not getting any excercise, not being able to do your regular, paying job or studies etc. all for a total $100, considering you met all of their requirements and all twenty sites done to their expectations??? Sorry, I will opt for a lawn-mowing gig, 4 hours, fresh air, excercise and my kids can come, $40 bucks.....Save your time, thsi company is a scam!!

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#1 Consumer Comment

It actually is a scam.

AUTHOR: Mistdo - (United States of America)

I have also been mystery shopping for almost 2 years.  Mystery Online Shoppers is not like other mystery shopping companies.  It looks more like it's trying to find people to fill out the offers, not better a companies service.

The work sheet has a list of links to click on.  Many of these links don't match the name that is printed next to it.  When I contacted Carrie to ask about the discrepancy she told me to just keep going.

Also I typically get $3 to $5 for each web inquiry that I do.  This company gives you a sheet of 20 links, claims it will take 1 to 2 hours and says that you will be paid $10 an hour without explaining how to prove how much time you put in. 

To wrap up, legitimate mystery shopping companies give very clear and specific instructions for shopping specific companies and pays specific amounts.  This company gives vague instructions with random web sites.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Not really correct description

AUTHOR: MochaG - (United States of America)

I would not call it as "scam" or "rip off" because this is the nature of most secret shopper job types -- low pay with a lot of requirements. If one dreams of getting rich by doing secret shopper job, the one will never catch the dream because it is NOT for that type. If one does not like the type of the job, the one will NEVER enjoy doing it at all and it would be a waste of time and energy to the one. I did work as a secret shopper for a couple years and that was because I had too much time left in hand. I wanted to keep myself busy all the time with new challenges. It was fun at the beginning but I got bored later on because most of the jobs are very similar.

Anyway, I would not define this type of job as "scam" or "rip off" as I mentioned the reason above. If one thinks that it is worth to earn a little bit of money in the one's free time and has high responsibility, go for it. If one thinks that this is an easy money, don't ever try or the one would fall into the same idea as the OP.
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