The Truth About Mystery Shopping

The Truth About Mystery Shopping

As the one of the leading sources for flexible job leads, JobProsper.com gets a lot of people asking about Mystery Shopping.  Is it a scam?  Is it legitimate?  Can I really make a living shopping? The answers are: Yes, there are some scams. Yes, there are many that are legitimate. But the most important thing to know is that mystery shopping should be seen as supplemental income.   Some retailers hire marketing research companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores. They want to find pertinent customer service information such as: speed of service, quality of product, knowledge of employees, etc.  Most of the time these companies use mystery shoppers to get the information anonymously. They assign a mystery shopper to make a particular purchase in a store or restaurant, for example, and then report on the experience. Typically, the shopper is reimbursed and can keep the product. After completing an extensive questionnaire on the experience, they … [Read more...]

Beware of Photo Phishing

Photo Phishing Awareness!

While phishing scams are nothing new to us who have been working online from home, the latest phishing scam doesn't seem to be about stealing your identity or information. The latest phishing scam is on stealing your personal photos.  The photos that you post of your children or family on Facebook and other social media sites.  This includes those adorable photos you took of your children opening Christmas presents or romping outside in piles of Fall leaves. While identity thieves have long been looking online for our personal identification such as the PDF of our passport or social security card, now they have targeted our personal photos for their own vindication or "sick pleasure". According to Stephen Cobb, an online security expert, it isn't completely clear what the identity thieves want to do with these photos, but it appears that they want to use them on pornography sites. Many times pictures of children end up on pornography sites using the child's face matched … [Read more...]

Infographic- Don’t get Scammed!

Infographic

Like this graphic? Get more at DesignByMiranda.com tips from RealWaystoEarnMoneyOnline.com. This infographic was originally posted on Real Ways to Earn Money Online and was designed by yours truly :) It is an interesting and eye catching reminder that Scams DO EXIST and boy there are lots and lots of them. Scamming is a Billion Dollar Industry- Don't be a victim!! … [Read more...]

Beware of Desperation

Written by Deb Knight: Yesterday I told you about my experience with Hurricane Irene. After the power outage and loss of work for 5 days I began to feel that desperate need for cash. I try to avoid feeling desperate since I know it can lead to hasty and poor decisions but I figured since I had the twinge I would look at the internet through those eyes so that I could write from that perspective. I know there are a lot of desperate people out there, especially in this economy, and I want to give them my two cents as an experienced work at home professional. First thing I did was put into the search engine "Work At Home in 'my location'". The top site listed was "Top 10 Work At Home Programs" The description of the site said "Free Find 2011 Best 10 Work From Home Jobs Online" I clicked on it like any desperate person would thinking this is going to lead me in the right direction. … [Read more...]

What’s In My Inbox Thursdays- Work at Home United

Inbox Thursdays- Work at Home Adventures

Believe it or not my years of work at home researching has lead to an inbox full of work at home updates, scams, reminders and so forth. Sometimes I even get emails telling me I have been accepted to jobs I completely forgot I ever applied for. So, I thought I would begin going through my inbox and uncovering not only the scams I see but also the legitimate offers and updates I find. Calling it "What's in My Inbox Thursdays" and I will do this for a while- until I get bored with it ;). … [Read more...]