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Things Every Mystery Shopper Should Know

Whether you are looking at making a career of mystery shopping, taking it up as a hobby, or looking to make a little money on the side, there are a few things you should do before you begin:

Do Your Research

Before you work with a mystery shopping company, verify that they are legitimate.  Check in with the MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association), IMSC (Independent Mystery Shoppers Coalition), or Better Business Bureau.

Don't Pay to be a Mystery Shopper

No legitimate mystery shopping company will ask you to pay to register with them. 

Don't Accept "Wire Transfer" Projects

There is a very convincing scam going around that involves criminals posing as legitimate mystery shopping companies.  They will most often give you a fake cashier's check, and ask you to do a wire transfer as part of the shop.  Stay away!.

Get Engaged

There are some terrific Mystery Shopping Boards and Forums. (See our Shopper Resources Page). Sign up for them and get involved.  It really is a vibrant community, and you can get some great tips and suggestions!

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