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Beware of Mystery Shopper Scams

By Jason Alderman Getting paid to go shopping may sound like a dream job to some, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints it received regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9% during the past six months. Why the increase? No doubt it’s due in part to our …Read More