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March 03, 2006

Don't Fall For It!!!

From the "If it sounds too good to be true ..." department.

We've all seen the ads for "mystery shoppers." "Get paid big buck for shopping -- just send us $50 and we'll get you set up!" And it sounds good, but we all know that it's a scam.

I know it's a scam because I have done mystery shops, and never had to pay anyone for the privilege. My wife makes a BUNCH of money each month mystery shopping, and never paid a dime to anyone. We get free movies and free dinners (after reimbursements, of course).

Go to They have a few hundred mystery shopping companies that want people to work for them, and don't charge you a dime. If anyone asks you to pay to mystery shop, tell them to take a hike.

There's money to be made. We live in apretty rural area, and never have a problem getting mystery shops. Hardees, Arbys, McDonalds, gas stations (FREE GAS!!!), more. Texas Road House. Buffalo Wild Wings. We eat places that we otherwise couldn't afford, because we're getting reimbursed.

You're going to eat there anyway -- do it for free.

And no, I don't get anything out of this. No affiliate programs, no finders fees. Just trying to let people know so they don't get ripped off.

Posted by Warren Kelly at March 3, 2006 07:22 PM | TrackBack
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