Please be aware that persons misrepresenting themselves as employees of IntelliShop have been attempting to recruit individuals to participate in a fraudulent mystery shopping program. The scams vary slightly, but the overarching structure is the same, wherein a packet is mailed to participants in this “program”. Included in the packet is a check, which is to be deposited into the shoppers/victims account. A portion of the funds is to be wired to a specific account, through a specific company/money wiring service, and the remainder is to be retained as compensation for the services rendered. The check is not real, and will bounce, and the victim will be deprived of the funds wired to the criminals perpetrating this scam.
Please know that If you receive any email communication referring to a check being mailed to you, a check through the mail, or any text messages, please report it to your local authorities. We recommend blocking them from your email and phone so they can no longer contact you. If you ever have questions about the legitimacy of a shop offer please call our office directly.
Don’t be a Victim of Common Mystery Shopping Scams
Mystery shopping has long been used for market/customer experience research. Unfortunately, there are as many consumer scams as there are legitimate market research companies. Therefore, consumers who are interested in mystery shopping are advised to thoroughly research any...
Mystery Shopper Recruitment Scam
Unfortunately, another scam has recently emerged. Scammers have purchased the website domain: intelli-shopp.com, and are posing as employees of IntelliShop to recruit and scam evaluators. If you have received an email from what looks like an IntelliShop team member, but has the...
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