Beware of Mystery Shopping Fraud!
The internet has spawned several scams perpetrated by con artists intending to defraud people seeking mystery shopping assignments. Follow these rules below:
- ANY offer that requests that you wire money through Western Union or Moneygram is a scam.
- ANY offer that comes with a check payable to you in advance is a scam.
- Solicitations found on Craig’s List should be approached with extreme caution. Coyle NEVER solicits shoppers on Craig’s List.
If you feel the offer may be legitimate, begin by finding out more about the company making the offer by visiting www.mysteryshop.org
If you have received a fraudulent offer please notify your local authorities immediately and the FTC by calling their hotline at 877-FTC-HELP or by going online to www.FTC.gov.
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