I almost made a huge mistake by falling into a trap for signing up as a mystery shopper. After I gave it some thought it just sounded to good to be true. The company sounds like it's practically handing money away.
There a lot of red flags: 1. The address on the envelope was printed on stickers--anyone could do that home.2. The check they send you and the name of the company are different. 3. I didn't like the idea of being a mystery shopper and having to critique a Money Gram center where you basically have to disclose a lot of personal information regarding your bank accounts. Mystery shopping is usually restricted to retail stores and restaurants, occasionally hotels and motels. 4. The person you ask for is Laura Hill--when I called she does not even pick up the phone and use professional phrasing that a legitimate company would--using common sense Laura Hill sounds like a pretty standard Caucasian name and this woman posing as Laura Hill had a strong accent from the Phillipines. 5. If you closlely examine and scrutinize the letter you could see how anyone could generate this "professional looking" letter at home. 6. In the real world people don't just hand out money for free--$600.00 paid per week for only working 3 hours for one day--Please--give me a break. 6. I also did a great deal of research and I could never trace how exactly they got my personal information; I have a pretty good memory and I never recall placing a request to ge a mystery shopper. 6. If this had been a legitimate company and they really wanted you to pose as a mystery shopper at a money gram company then why not give a smaller amount of money--actually the limit of money that you can send per transaction at a money gram is around $850--it's rather suspicious that they want the specific amount of $3, 348.50 wired--that huge amount of money raised a lot of red flags and is what initiated me to do some detective work in the first place. I hope this report is ready by innocent bystanders who work hard for their money and do not deserve to be taken advantage of.