Oct 24th 2017
Alert about a mystery shopping scam that offers a Survey Analyst or Store Evaluator position

Mintel warns mystery shoppers about a mystery shopping scam using the Mintel brand name. The scam offers a Survey Analyst or Store Evaluator position. It comes with a fake check and instructions to deposit the check to the mystery shopper’s personal bank account before performing the assignment, and then sending the funds from your personal account to a third party. NO legitimate mystery shopping opportunity from any company will ever mail you a check or ask you to deposit or send funds from your bank account as part of the job assignment. The fake job opportunity will use a fake person's name, stating they are your contact person at Mintel. These individuals are not employed or affiliated with Mintel. You should ignore this fraudulent mystery shopping offer, or anything like it.

Click here for more information about mystery shopping scams, what to watch for and how to report them.

Your experiences matter. That’s why many of the world’s leading consumer brands, retailers and restaurant chains work with us. They want to know what you think when you buy their products, shop in their stores or see their promotional information.

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If you are new to mystery shopping or just want to know more about mystery shopping in general,
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Here are just some of the things you could be getting involved with:

Get paid to go into shops and buy products. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well it is. You will receive a shopping list that tells you exactly what you have to buy.

As well as earning a fee, the costs: product, packing, and shipping, are covered. There are no hidden expenses with shops obtained through Mintel.
We’ll pay you to visit specific stores or restaurants near you. With mystery shopping projects you may be asked to interact with shop staff or carry out specific tasks and tell us about your experiences.

You always get full instructions about where you’re supposed to go and what you’re supposed to do. We’ll provide you with everything you need to tell us about your experiences.
Slightly different from Mystery shops, in-store auditing will require you to visit a shop and capture information from the shelf. Typically you ‘ll be asked to find out brand names, products and prices.

As with all shops, you will be given detailed instructions on where to go and what you are going to do when you get there.
If you don’t have the time to buy items or visit local stores, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a mystery shopper or a field associate for Mintel.

Mintel offers all sorts of mail collection jobs in which we’ll ask you to collect emails and direct mail sent to you. All of these activities can be done from home!
Being a Mystery Shopper or a field associate for Mintel isn’t just fun, you’ll get paid as well! We pay competitive rates and make payments twice a month.

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By registering a Mintel account you are joining a global field network of 30,000+ Mystery Shoppers/Field Associates. Mintel's Mystery Shoppers are given the opportunity to select jobs from an array of assignments such as Customer Service Evaluation, In Store Audits, Advertisement Compliancy, Product Purchasing and Direct Mail Collection. Mintel operates in over 150 countries.

Mintel communicates with its shopper network via the Shopper page and the email that you provide while signing up. Please use an email address that you use on a daily basis.

For any questions or concerns you can speak to one of our associates by calling either +1 877-447-1234 (USA), +44 (0) 20 7606 4533 (UK), or +65 6653 3600 (Singapore).

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