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.
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