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Free List Of Companies Hiring Mystery Shoppers

Updated on December 28, 2016

Don't pay for a mystery shopping company list when you can get it here for free!

If you are looking for a free list of companies hiring mystery shoppers then you have come to the right place. Have you ever wanted to try mystery shopping but did not know where to start?

Or perhaps you went to a website that wanted to charge you for the privilege of using their site to contact mystery shopping companies.

(Yeah, I fell for that)

I got tired of seeing these "companies" take advantage of people who are trying to earn an extra few dollars, so I decided to create a free secret shoppers list containing 190 business that hire mystery shoppers.

This free list of companies hiring mystery shoppers should keep you busy for awhile, but I will be updating this directory as I come across other companies that want to hire shoppers.

I hope that you find this mystery shoppers list useful and that it helps you to become a successful secret shopper.

What is Mystery Shopping?
What is Mystery Shopping?

What is Mystery Shopping?

Mystery shopping is a phrase which refers to the procedure for assessing the overall performance and is an evaluation of an employee from the point of view of an everyday informed shopper.

Educated mystery shoppers pretend to be prospective customers to be able to provide organizations with an unbiased view of their customer service and determine how accurately workers are adopting the instructions that have been given to them.

The member of staff is completely unaware of the mystery shopper's true goals and therefore the sales rep offers them exactly the same service they provide to the greater part of their potential customers.

Typically the mystery shopper will be able to complete a customized survey and write an in depth written review regarding the overall shopping experience, enabling the boss to better be informed of the way the common consumer is being serviced.

This allows the boss and their personnel the chance to improve and move forward. Mystery shopping is definitely the only efficient solution to objectively appraise the performance and longevity of a organization's customer support experiences and training programs.

Before You Start Mystery Shopping

Things you should know about the companies on this list

Some mystery shopping companies do not openly advertise themselves as secret shopping companies. They prefer to call their shoppers an evaluator, analyst, assessor or even Business Development Associate.

This is to prevent just anyone from finding them using common keywords and pestering them with applications that they will just give up on or not follow through with.

Also, doesn't calling yourself a business development associate sound so much better than mystery shopper? Much more professional.

Some secret shopper companies will not advertise about mystery shopping on their homepage. Their thinking is that if a potential employee cannot be bothered to go past their home page, it is probably not someone that they would want to hire.

If you do not see "Mystery Shopper Apply Here" when you first visit a website, this is the reason.

Just explore the site a little bit and you will find what you are looking for. Look for headings titled Employment Opportunities, Careers, Jobs and other such names.

These companies sometimes represent muli-million dollar companies and want professionals that can be counted on. If you know the lingo, have decent English writing skills and you are serious about becoming a secret shopper, you are already half-way there.

I would also like to take this opportunity to state for the record that I am in No Way affiliated at all with any of these mystery shopping companies. I make no money (0 dollars) when you sign up with these secret shopping companies.

Like I said, information about jobs should be given out for free, not sold.

Please bookmark and share this mystery shopping

company list with your friends.

Jobs for mystery shopping

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Free List Of Compaines Hiring Mystery Shoppers A-Z

Well here it is ladies and gentlemen. I give to you a free mystery shoppers list. I have personally visited every one of the websites listed on this page to ensure that they actually are legitimate mystery shopping companies, that they are in business and actively seeking out independent contractors.

While I screen each company before I add it here, I do not work with every company and do not personally endorse them. Always use caution when supplying your personal information online.

Thank you all for visiting and utilizing this free list of mystery shopping companies.

Secret Shoppers List Bonus Tip #1

Use The Phone Book

In almost every city, there are mystery shopping companies right down the street from you that are looking to hire new employees. The problem is in finding them. They don't openly advertise their services in order to keep some form privacy for their clients. The following ideas may help you find additional secret shopping opportunities in your city. Use these tips along with this free secret shoppers list in order to maximize your earning potential.

Depending on the size of the city or town that you live in, there may be mystery shopping companies in your local Yellow Pages. If you live in a large city, (New York) mystery shopping companies can be found in the phone book. They are not so concerned with privacy as there are tons of companies offering the same services. Search listings under Personal Shopper, Secret Shopping, Mystery Shopping, Market Research, Employee Evaluators, Business Analysts. Create your own shoppers list.

If you live in a small town, use the online Yellow Pages and look up the same headings in any larger city that is close by. Even small businesses need secret shoppers and your local businesses will more than likely use these companies.

When you find the companies, give them a call and ask them if they hire mystery shoppers. The worst they can say is no, right? That phone call will only have cost you two minutes of your time. If, however, they do hire mystery shoppers, then you just made yourself a new contact that may potentially provide you with a steady stream of employment opportunities.

Shoppers List Bonus Tip #2

Unexpected Or Hidden Resources

Double check your bills as they arrive in the mail. There may be some good news. Big businesses like banks and department stores have started putting toll-free phone numbers on their bills to find current customers who wish to do mystery shopping jobs.

You could always approach local advertising agencies. Some advertising agencies use mystery shoppers to determine which retailers they want to use for special promotions. Quite often they only use "friends of friends" because they are concerned about confidentiality. The key to success with the obtaining mystery shopping work with an ad agency is to respect for the client's confidentiality, enthusiasm about the project, and returning the evaluation forms in a timely manner.

Or, keep your eye open when you go to amusement parks, arcades, restaurants and movie theaters. Some people have found regular mystery shopping jobs by noticing a poster, comment card or even a line on the bill that says this restaurant, theater or park is looking for mystery shoppers.

Credit: Debra Levine

Shoppers List Bonus Tip #3

Start your own mystery shopping company

This definitely is not for everyone but, if you are going to do this, do it right. Start by contacting your government and obtaining a business license. It took me 15 minutes on the phone with a very nice lady and I was set. After you obtain this license, companies will be able to legally hire you to do secret shops, just as they do with the other secret shopping companies listed on this free shoppers list.

What is the main benefit to doing this? You will not have anybody dipping their fingers into your pie, meaning more profit for you. Remember, those mainstream secret shopper companies are the ones who contract you, and therefore take a portion of the fee paid by the client. (Quite a large portion of it actually)

Because you are self-employed, you will be able to set your own rates. Charge less than the mainstream secret shopping companies, provide excellent quality reports and you will have jobs in no time.

The toughest contact will be your first. Use the Yellow Pages to find potential clients, or approach local businesses in person. Let them know what services you provide and what you expect to be paid. Maybe make up a promotional flier or sample form and mail it to the business in a sealed envelope. If you visit a potential contact in person, under no circumstance let an employee know what you are doing there.

The boss will not like it and probably will not contact you.

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How Mystery Shopping Scams Work

and what you can do to protect yourself

Whether it's a job, loan, grant, sweepstakes or lottery, do not fall for "paid in advance" scams. All of these scams work the same way: The bad guy will send an unsuspecting victim a check, which is counterfeit or stolen. They request that the victim deposit the cheque in their bank account and then forward a portion of it to the person or company while being told to keep some for payment in advance for work to be completed. The victim does not find out that the check is fraudulent until after the payment has been sent.

Although the funds from a deposited check may be available for use within one to five business days of deposit, it can take several weeks for the bank to determine that the check is counterfeit or otherwise invalid. Instructions to draw money on checks shortly after they have been deposited may be the work of unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of this technicality.

Once the scam artist receives the money, you will never hear from them again.

Never wire-transfer money to any unknown person with whom you have never had personal contact and always check with the BBB before doing business with any online company.

Are you a victim?

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by phone at (877) FTC-HELP or at

File a report with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at

If the postmark of the envelope is from Canada, you an report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (888) 495-8501

I hope you found this free mystery shoppers list helpful. Please feel free to leave any comments you may have. Thank-you for taking the time to visit this page and I hope to see you again.

Be sure to check out the new section above for mystery shopping scam news.

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      Rick 2 years ago

      I like all the positive comments! What does a typical list of things that a mystery shopper go over for perhaps a rest., or hotel business? Thanks again, Rick

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      4Service 3 years ago

      Good day, dear shoppers!

      We are not in this list yet, but I hope will be soon )

      We would be very glad to meet new shoppers at our company

      Best regards,

      4Service Group

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      Bumibet 3 years ago

      very nice

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      mysiteisgreen 4 years ago

      Great list! I am a successful mystery shopper and contract with many of the companies on your list. My advice to anyone interested is to vet all potential mystery shopping companies with the MSPA. ( This is also a fantastic resource for finding new opportunities.

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      Entrance Mats 4 years ago

      Excellent list of mystery shopper providers. Can anyone make a specific recommendation for evaluating an ecommerce store?

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      rcaieftinacasa 4 years ago

      Very interesting and excellent job on this article!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I also received a check for amost 2000.00$ from christie-d. The letter looked like it was from Walmart, it looked official. The check also had Walmart on it. I didn't know it was from christie D until i logged in. I acted like i deposited the check and logged into website to perform tasks and it asked me to send money on both assignments to western union and money gram, then to fax or scan receipts to let them know it was complete. The first assignment was to send 944.00 & 2 nd was to send 433.00. They even used MY NAME as the person receiving the money !!!!!!!! So, i sent them an email, not of the scanned receipts they asked for, but i sent them a nice little note instead!!!!!! These people need to ne stopped. This can really mess up your checking account and cause you to overdraw on funds, it may take weeks before the bank realizes the check is no good. Meanwhile, they have cash and are lkng gone.

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      dellesmith 4 years ago

      This is a great lens, btw. I have a lot of experience with due diligence on "money making" opportunities on the web. I am new to Squidoo, and look forward to creating a lens on the steps to take to verify legitimate programs.

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      dellesmith 4 years ago

      @brandonmotz lm: I also searched "whois" for information on the domain - Registrant Contact Details:the registered agent is in Alabama, using a address.

      also found that it is not a dedicated domain:

      Registration Service Provided IP Address which is The domain resides at SoftLayer Technologies in Dallas, TX, United States. and was first registered on 06/02/2013 which was 23 days ago and is set to expire on June, 06, 2014. - meaning this is company does not host its own website, and it was just registered. The offer letter I received was dated 6 June 13. Quick work for a new domain. Also, note the registration is just for 12 months which infers this is a quick in and out of business site, typical of a scam set up.

      I generated my first assignment with Christie D with the understanding that I have deposited their check with cash in hand, since there is no verification from Christie D that the check sent to me has cleared from their account...My first assignment was to send money through Money Gram to someone in Alabama. My second assignment was also to send money to someone in Alabama. What a surprise!

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      dellesmith 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Gypsy and any other interested readers, I posted a reply with detailed information about the "Acceptance Letter" from Christie-D System, Inc, which was sent for review. I hope it will be posted so others may be advised.

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      brandonmotz lm 5 years ago

      @dellesmith: Wow! Thank you very much for doing all of this. I am very happy that people are doing their research out there to avoid mystery shopping scams. You my friend have hit the nail right on the head.

      To anyone who might read that comment, that is how you check on companies that send you huge cheques and claim that you have to send them money back.

      Dellesmith, thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts and comments on this matter. While I have no person experience with this particular "company", I am 100% sure that you are on the right track. Don't do it :)

      Everyone should ask themselves, "Would I send that much money to a stranger?" I'm guessing the answer is going to be no.

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      dellesmith 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I also received an "acceptance Letter" from Christie D-System, Inc along with a 4 figure check to work as a "Consumer Service Evaluator". The check is printed in a manner to appear 'fraud-proof' with watermarks and fingerprint features and claims to contain security features covered under 6 US Patents. The check is written from Union Bank of California, and the account is verifiable. Instructions are to login at the site with the UID and P/w, (which immediately recognized me by name and check number), which was activated by my login. "This process is mandatory to those that accept this offer and wish to participate in the ongoing SHOPPERS SELECT TRIAL ASSIGNMENT." The letter further instructs after activation, deposit the check into "your regular bank account, when funds cleared and are available, deduct your stipulated participation salary" (as indicated on the letter),"withdraw balance and get started immediately with assigned task". The task is generated online "only when money provided to cover expenses is ready in hand... Assignment generated must be completed within 24 hrs,"

      The website is, however there is no available information there unless you have a UID and P/w included in the letter. The site information is verbatim what is written on the letter, claiming "over 800,000 shoppers have registered at our website, performing millions of mystery shops through Europe and North America."

      If this many 'shoppers' have registered and are out working for this company, why does nothing come up- not even the website- when searching for info on Christie D-System?

      Also, the address is:10500 Camden Drive Cyress, CA 90630. Searched this address and found there is a business called Christie Digital Systems located there, but the business, website and phone numbers are entirely different. The phone # given in the letter is (714)820 9940. Called this number and got a recorded message focused on response to the "Acceptance Letter". Searched this number and Spokeo found:

      "We could not find any property information for (714) 820-9940"

      Though certain things 'appear' legit, others do not...scammers typically will copy cat the name of a real existing business and address, to give the impression of legitimacy for those who don't look deeper. It is also possible that the operators have set up a phone # with a recorded message without there being a physical presence but I doubt that, IF there are 800,000 + out working in the field it could not be sustained by a home-based operation. Could be wrong about this.

      I am interested in any further information from others who have participated and/or have experience with Christie D-System, Inc.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think I may be a victim of a mystery shpper scam has anyone ever heard of Christie D-System, Inc.?

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      brandonmotz lm 5 years ago

      @brandonmotz lm: As a side note, legitimate mystery shopping companies will never use gmail, ymail or any other types of those email accounts. Using your example of Front Line Focus, it would ALWAYS appear with their company name as the email server.

      It would look like this:

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      jura 5 years ago

      It is a large list of firms i think some firms pay for mystr shoping , great lens.

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      brandonmotz lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Maggie, thanks for stopping by and for your question,

      Yes, absolutely trust your gut feeling on this one and do not attempt to cash this cheque. I have see this scenario happen countless times and without exception it has always been a scam. This is such a serious problem that it has made many different consumer report stories on the major news networks.

      I cannot stress enough that no company would just send somebody $3000 hoping that they would be honest enough to send them $2700 in return.

      What will happen is that you will get the money from the bank and a few days later they will find out that the cheque is bad. Of course they will be none too thrilled with losing this much money. Your account will be charged for the entire amount and you will have some very serious questions to answer. I will go so far as to say that you will be lucky if you do not get some fraud charges out of the deal. Of course, since you would have sent the money through Western Union (in another country to boot) there will be no way to catch the scoundrel and you will be stuck paying the money back to the bank. This could end up on your credit history and seriously mess you up.

      My advice is to turn the cheque into the bank or even to the police and explain what happened. Also you could just tear it up and forget the whole ordeal but then this person is free to try this again with the next unsuspecting mystery shopper. Chances are that they will not be able to catch this peron anyway, but even a little chance is better than none.

      Thank you again for stopping by and showing us all that these kind of mystery shopping scams are still happening. I hope this helps and prevents you from having to go through the troubles that many other mystery shoppers have already gone through.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just got accepted as a Secret Shopper, and received my first assignment with a cheque in the amount of $2950.00 from a Michael Storm of HR Dept from and my assignment is to deposit the cheque in my bank acct., then with draw the Equivalent Value, then deduct $300.00 for my commission frm the ttl payment received, after completion of first assignment which is to go to walmart and spend $50.00 on an electronic or any item worth $50.00 and i can keep it. Then western Union the remaining balance to two separate Mystery Shoppers in Ecuador. The cheque is frm First Metro Bank, I looked up the bank and its legit. But my gut feeling is saying that this is a scam. can you pls help to confirm my gut feeling. Thanks..

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      brandonmotz lm 5 years ago

      @jt_smith: Hey thank you very much. I am always happy to provide information that helps people make extra money :)

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      jt_smith 5 years ago

      Thank you for this useful information. I am putting together a web-site that offers information on "How to Become a Mystery Shopper" and I would like to offer my visitors a link to this post so that they can find mystery shopping companies looking to hire them. Again, Thank you & keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ah Ha finally a legit reputable source. I have been contacted by so many scummy type people who say they can help me to become a mystery shopper. I'm so glad that this site is so on point. Thanks for all your research and being kind enough to share it. I can't wait to start on my journey of being a mystery shopper. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, Thanks for a gr8 post!" I found it very useful. I have a site that offers jobs for work at home and I would like to link to this site to offer my guest more insight and work opportunities. Thanx, Keep up the good work, Clickit-n-Getit

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      A comprehensive list of companies seeking mystery shoppers. Great lens.

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      Mala Papachan 5 years ago from Matlock Bath, England

      Thank you Brandon, it must have taken sometime to compile. I've clicked on a few, is there any chance of doing a UK or European based list for us? Your lens is definitely worth a mention to my readers. Once again, thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      List is good however I see one issue. MSI and Trendsource are one in the same now. And a tip for any of the new shoppers, pay is always higher at the end of the month. $7 fast food shops go as high $30 but in most cases these shops are at least double.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Market Force was one of the first two companies I signed up with when I started back in 2009. Just one word of advice don't be too eager in picking jobs at the begging of the month. Pay is higher at the end of the month.

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      ArdivJauhari 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this big list of companies, I'll be sure to check them out :)

      Come visit my lens about passive income, you might be interested to in the topic!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many options in the mystery shopping category. Awesome lens:-)

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      webhostingrevie 5 years ago

      Very informative.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very impressive list and excellent resource!

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      Totus Mundus 5 years ago

      Helpful list, thanks.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Big list of companies. Nice lens and helpful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes there are a lot of legit jobs doing mystery shopping and some scams also, never pay upfront to apply to companies, I found a new one today, and paid me $10 right away,

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      JHstudios 5 years ago

      I always wondered about this. A lot of times, locally, they've been scams. Helpful information. Thanks.

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Super info packed lens here!

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      Louidam1 LM 5 years ago

      Wow great list and great lens!!!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      You are right. This list can make me busy for a while. Thanks for all the info about possible scams!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes,I was a victim too,Neither the police or the bank wanted to help me out.In fact,the bank where I was a customer for over twenty-five years accused me of being involoved in the scam too.Isn't that crazy and they wanted me to pay back all the money from a fixed income.

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      I've been searching high and low for a lens providing this information! thank you for all your efforts!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hello, Your list is empressive. I work for ShopAngels, a global mystery shopping company. I am interested in our company being added to your list. Please let me know if you require further information.

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      csanders1990 6 years ago

      Great lens. Happened to me too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I truly appreciate your hard work. I've entered the senior phase of my life and mystery shopping sounds like the perfect addition! Thanks so much for the scamming info as well.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beware of Hubert Duke with a uk email - HE emails & HE is a SCAM !! Been a victim B4.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I worked for Market Force for over a year. I got canned for constant late reporting. They dealt with Phillip 66 stations, McDonalds, churches Chicken and various other clients. I found them a very good company to work for & I always had my pay by paypal on the 10th of the following month.

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      gradientcat 6 years ago

      Very informative. I have seen a few mystery shoppers ads recently and have wondered what it was all about.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @brandonmotz lm: URGENT... be aware this is a true SCAM. I took their bait. They sent 2 very poorly counterfeited Postal Money Orders with instruction to cash them and evaluate Western Union (go figure) which included sending $1,700 of the money through Western Union to a person in Manila, Philippines. I took everything I received to post office. They were very glad to get this information in hopes that the Post Office can do something about this type of crime. They also recommended that I not reply to the email that I have since received or the text message. These criminals try to blame the victim somehow⦠saying they are part of the scam. PLEASE EVERYONE BE AWARE !!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What I would like to see is a state by state listing - 90% of the open job emails I get are not useful to me.

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      James Martin seems to be a busy man sending out a lot of emails to many people for a company that does not exist :)

      I have just been in contact with Market Force and they do not use email addresses like "mforcegroups". They only use @marketforce. Any deviation from that is an attempt to deceive people into thinking that it is from Marketforce.

      Also, the person I was speaking to informed me that they actually have a legal team trying to deal with these scams. People can forward copies of emails or any other suspicious communications to them for Marketforce to investigate.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I saw this ad in a job website and sent in my application. Minutes later I received e-mail from James Martin. Asking for my information. I have been

      involved in the hiring process and know that you definitely cannot ask for applicant age nor ethnic background. He promises to send cashier's check to pay me in advance for assignment. This definitely sounds like a scam.

      Glad I found your site!

      "Get back with the following details if interested; Email me the below details:"

      * Full Name:

      * Full Residetial Address (NOT P.O.BOX):

      * City:

      * State:

      * Zip Code:

      * Mobile Number:

      * Age:

      * Nationality:

      * Email Address:

      James Martins

      Time: 24 Hours daily by e-mail

      Processing Job-Unit.

      People Business Edge Secret Shopper®

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello,

      Some time ago I received a check to cash in my bank account and deduct like $200.00. But I got suspicious of someone just sending me a check. I searched the web and found a scam that was going on where those checks were bounced afterwards. I just received today an email from a James Martin, People Market Edge (Market Force) to start this mystery shopping with. I'm checking the web for any complaints about this company. I don't know who to trust.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @Nesli: I have been paid from Bestmark, they sent a cheque for each shop that I did.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I have completed 3 assignments with MarketForce, I have yet to be paid, but it hasn't been long enough yet to get paid. The website that I use with them is similar to the ones used by other Mystery Shopping companies that have paid me and are legitimate. Market Force emails me when there are jobs near me that have sat around for awhile, their clients are big companies in Canada so I feel good about this one so far. The merchandising jobs are different (I can see them because I'm near them, I live in a border town) and I haven't seen them available in Canada.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Has any one completed an assignment with "Market Force" they seem legitimate yet the store themselves are putting out the product on the shelves before I can do it. Any comments!!!!

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Ugg sure sounds like a mystery shopping scam to me as well. I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole :)

      Like you noticed, a "company" that does not have a proper company email address will probably always be a scam. I Googled the name in the email mforcegroups and only got a profile for some guy who is a DJ in Israel. Nothing about mystery shopping.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just received an "assignment" and they want to send me a check, bla, blah, blah.... the email doesn't have a company name and was signed.

      Jacob Grants


      24 Hours daily by e-mail

      Processing Job-Unit.

      Secret Shopper®

      Any idea about this one... I think it may be a scam.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi there, is there any from your list that allow to shop in the Philippines? thanks.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Very interesting and thank you for warning folks about the scams too.

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      RestlessKnights 6 years ago

      Excellent lens! You've obviously put some work into it.

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi John,

      I tried to find anything to do with a company called People Business Edge Secret Shopper and could not find a single thing about them. Not one website, review or news press release about them. Mystery shopping companies will always have a website and reviews from people who have been paid or scammed from them.

      I advise extreme caution with this one.

      Like I mentioned to Regina, secret shopping companies will never pay you in advance and it will never be for large amounts. With any legitimate company you will have to do the work first then you get paid for the work you have completed. Mystery shopping jobs do not pay in advance. This way they cover their own butts and do not get scammed by people who would take the money and run.

      My advice is to tear up any cheque they send you or turn it in to the police. The only person who benefits from mystery shopping scams would be the person who sent out the cheque.

      Hope this helps :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I registered to become part of a focus group in S. Florida from an ad on Craigs list. Days later I received an e-mail from a James Martins in care of a company called People Business Edge Secret Shopper asking me to re-register for the same ad as a secret shopper. They will send me a check to cash and instructions to evaluate certain companies. Have you ever heard of this company and what do you think of this scenario?

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Regina,

      Hello there and thank you for posting your comment. I would absolutely recommended NOT attempting to cash that cheque. I will say with no uncertain terms that the cheque you received was not for mystery shopping and is a scam.

      Did the cheque come with a note saying something to the effect of "Please cash this cheque and send most of it to such and such an address and you keep some for you services"?

      No business person in their right mind would send some stranger a cheque for that amount and pray that that person sent them their money. Business Suicide :)

      If that cheque is cashed you will have to pay the money back to the bank (since the money would have been drawn from your account) and have some very stern conversations with the police.

      Best idea (in my opinion) is to take the cheque to your local police department. Perhaps they could lay down some trap to catch this person when they try to pick up the money.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just received a $4300.00 check and correspondence from a supposed company called Mintel Intelligence in time for investigative shopping I have yet to complete. I do not believe this is legitimate. I await your comments. Thank You!

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      waldenthreenet 6 years ago

      This is an interesting topic and list. I had no idea that there were such things as mystery shoppers.

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      @Nspired2: You're welcome :) Please feel free to add this to your top 6

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      brandonmotz lm 6 years ago

      @Service: :) Thanks alot Service.

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      Service 6 years ago

      One of the best Lenses. I will add you as a feature Lens to my new Lens secret-shopper-online. I know how much work you have put into your Lens. Brilliant.

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      AngelaKane 6 years ago

      Very good lens of free mystery shopping companies, I work with job seekers every day and the details in this lens will be useful to my followers.

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      Nspired2 6 years ago

      BLESS YOU for putting up this lens! About 7 years ago, I tried to break into the secret shopping game & I wound up quitting because of all of the scammers, lies & tricks to get the lists that you have posted FREE here! I'd like to put this lens in my top 6 if it's ok w/you? You just took 75% of the headache out of Secret Shopping...Way to Go!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great insight on such a topic, 'thumbs up' from this guy.

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      ananimoss2 6 years ago

      Wow, you did quite a research! I am a shopaholic and this sounds like a dream job. We will see.

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now this is mystery shopper heaven, well done Brandon, aspiring mystery shoppers will love this!

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      Mygosh bookmarked! Me and my older sister do mystery shopping so I will tell her to visit this page as well. Thank you for creating this. Blessed.

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      MoonMaa 6 years ago

      Very extensive list of mystery shopping companies. Thank you for sharing!

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      sushilkin lm 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your information here. Nice Lens ! Please PRAY FOR JAPAN by vising my lens.

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      Iulian LM 7 years ago

      Very impressive list!

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      promotional-coupons-codes 7 years ago

      Thanks I was looking for such information from long time.

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      careermom 7 years ago

      Wow. This is so much information, I don't know where to start. Great job

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      UKGhostwriter 7 years ago

      Very good lens

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      fashionality lm 7 years ago

      Def need to get in on this.

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      MridupabanKalita 7 years ago

      @brandonmotz lm: Thanks a lot for sharing those sites ,Brandon.It's really helpful.

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      brandonmotz lm 7 years ago

      @MridupabanKalita: Hi there MridupabanKalita,

      I am sorry to say that these companies focus on hiring mystery shoppers in North America.

      However, I have found you a couple of companies that focus in the India market. Hope this gets you at least started.

      As sort of a disclaimer for myself, I don't know anything about these companies. I found them using common keywords just like I did building this free list of companies hiring mystery shoppers in North America, but they at least look legit.

      DQS India

      Grassroots India

      AQ Services Internatinal (India subsidiary)


      Bare Associates India

      The last one is international, not just in India

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      MridupabanKalita 7 years ago

      I am from India and I once did mystery shopping for a company here in India called Kaiz hospitality service.I think most of the sites above don't have clients in India ,right?

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      Oracle Post 7 years ago

      an amazing list of websites, i have recently signed up for some of the websites, getting my assignment next week. thanks!

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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      Excellent resource!

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      joelo_32 7 years ago

      Wow amazing I've long been looking for this information and it was right under my nose, thank you very much and much success

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      ezpostcard 7 years ago

      Impressive, very impressive!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I could easily get into this!

      This is a great resource!

      Much, much better than Google!

      It's lenses like this one

      that makes being part of the Squidoo community so worthwhile.

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      D Williams 7 years ago

      I am going to look into these opportunities. Thanks for the time spent. May you be rewarded generously for your efforts.

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      Darla Dixon 7 years ago

      I worked with A Closer Look in the past. They are good folks. They do want a lot for the money, however. In the end, my husband and I decided we'd rather just pay for our food lol

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for going to all the work of putting this together and putting it out for free...really free. So many sites claimed to be free but 20 or 30 minutes into their spiel, Wham...they hit you with some bogus charge. Then I'm forced to take another 20 minutes to berate them for being lying, greedy bastards.

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      squid-pinkchic18 7 years ago

      Very cool lens! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

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      SmBizGuru LM 7 years ago

      I have been a mystery shopper for a couple of months now and I was surprised at how easy it is. I live in the middle of no where in Montana and have to travel 60 miles to the nearest Walmart - but when I mystery shop I consider that the mystery shop is paying for my other errands and sometimes free pizza! (once I secret shopped a pizza chain)

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      juliasenesac 7 years ago

      cool! I am sharing and liking this page! In fact, I am bookmarking it so I can come back to it and get some revenue rolling. Thanks!

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      Nesli 7 years ago

      if anyone uses any of these companies, and get paid...please let us know. I'm reaally curios if this's reaaly working or not. Great list though...

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      whatnextk 7 years ago

      Nice work, I will be bookmarking this page. I twitt this one for u, keep up the good work.

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      A large job! Congratulations.

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      brandonmotz lm 7 years ago

      @anonymous: You are welcome King. I am very glad that this list is going to help you. That's why I made it :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow! This list is superb!! Thank you very much for giving this out for free. I paid $30 for a mystery shoppers list and it was only a paper emailed copy! I was so mad. I am going to use this list to become a secret shopper! Thank you again.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Impressive list. Thumbs Up!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on this very helpful lens. Good on you!


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