The mystery shopping industry has been targeted by scammers in recent times due to the popularity and strong growth in this service sector. Mystery Customer would like to warn those of you who are not aware of the scam to be careful when applying for jobs with a new mystery shopping company.
Here is a short article in the local newspaper dated 16/06/2010:
KU-RING-GAI police are warning residents of a mystery shopper campaign scam. Police said residents responding to a newspaper ad were sent traveller’s cheques in the mail and asked to cash them at a money exchange. They were then asked to send a portion of the cash to an address in London. Police said the traveller’s cheques were fraudulent.
Another incident was reported in that’s life! magazine.
To safeguard yourself from these scams, find out as much as you can about the company before applying and doing an assignment with them. If you receive an assignment where the company sends you cheques to deposit, please report all details to the ACCC’s Infocentre on 1300 302 502.
Mystery Customer’s office is based in North Sydney, NSW and have been in the mystery shopping industry for nearly a decade. You can rely and trust in the services provided to our shoppers and clients. For any enquiries, feel free to call us on 1300 60 1234 or shoot an email through to [email protected]
The Mystery Customer Team