Secret Shopper Gets Duped. Spends Two Nights in Jail. Don’t Let This Happen to You.

I’m amazed that there never seems to be a shortage of scams. You would think that eventually crooks would either run out of ideas or people would become more educated in what is going on around them. How many times do you have to be warned before touching a flame that you’ll get burned? It … Read more

Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB Warns Of “Secret Shopper” Scam

Last week the Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB issued a warning of a scam affecting Engle Road’s Hilton Downtown and National Tube Form. Across the country people are receiving letters telling them they’ve been chosen as a Secret Shopper to complete a survey. A check of between $1,900 to $7,000 from National Tube Form is enclosed … Read more

Listen to Secret Shopper Call to Advocate Group to Settle My Debt

Here is a secret shopper call I made to a group that presents themselves as a company that is backed by attorneys, which I could not confirm, and they claim they are only registered in two states. They also charge a 10% fee based on the amount of debt, 100% up-front. Debt Advocate Sales Pitch … Read more

Secret Shopper Debt Settlement Call. How Do You Think They Did?

Yesterday I made my first secret shopper call after the FTC TSR went fully into force. My vote of the call yesterday was a FAIL. You can read my comments on that call here. So today I decided to call the exact same company back and confirm what the sales representative had told me yesterday. … Read more

Secret Shopper Money Order Scam

Pennsylvania State police say a southwestern Pennsylvania man may have been duped into acting as a middle man for a bogus money order-cashing scheme. State police in Uniontown say a man in Connellsville Township was asked to become a “secret shopper” in an e-mail last month. Some retail firms use secret shoppers to find out … Read more