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letmehelp Mon 19-Sep-11 20:25:24

I responded, be email, to an ad in the local paper for "Shoppers"

After 10 days I've had a reply offering me work as a mystery shopper.

If I send back my details, name, address, tel no, they'll send me my first assignment (at a restaurant) They'll also send me my commission of £230, plus expenses. Then I have the meal, compile & return a report and will receive a £60 bonus and my next assignment.

I'm a stickler for customer service, so the job appeals, but is it really too good to be true? They haven't asked for any details about me (age/experience/interests etc) and I haven't spoken to anyone. They haven't asked for bank details (yet?)

I've googled the person the email has come from and he appears to be advertising similar roles all over the country, but there's nothing adverse about him I can find on line. What do I have to lose by responding?

An0therName Mon 19-Sep-11 20:28:01

there is a good forum in moneysaving expert which has a long one about mystery shoppers - in upyourincome - I would have a look there -and maybe post

hormonesnomore Mon 19-Sep-11 20:45:52

It certainly sounds too good to be true - I used to work for Grass Roots and only got £10 for each assignment!

Grevling Tue 20-Sep-11 00:01:54

Really? Does a job paying £290 to have a meal sound like its legit and not a scam? That's near on a weekly wage for having a meal.......come on think about it.

If it looks like a duck and quacks its a duck. In this case it looks like a scam.....

letmehelp Tue 20-Sep-11 09:15:27

Exactly Grevling, but I couldn't see where the catch is. I know there must be one.

An0therName Tue 20-Sep-11 09:31:59

I am sure if you take it further you will find out...

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