Mystery Shopper Jobs

I have been receiving a ton of emails regarding “Mystery Shopper Jobs“. It is advertised all over the web. I have to admit that I am quite proud of you guys! I see that you are doing your homework before jumping in with your eye closed!

Most of you that have been following me for a while now and you know that I am very transparent and I will tell you as it is. My goal with this blog is to help you not to become a victim of the Work At Home Scams!

Did you know that there is a Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) website at mysteryshop.org ? I would encourage you to visit their database so you can learn how to apply on some mystery shopper assignments.

Don’t do business with anyone that advertise mystery shopper jobs that:

  • Say “help wanted”
  • Require that you pay a certification fee or any kind of fee
  • Guarantee a job
  • Sell directories of companies that hire mystery shoppers

Sample of Advertising That Requires You to Pay a Fee

Consumer Warning

Be Aware Of The Mystery Shopper Jobs

If you received any offers similar to the ones described above,


Report it to your local police and the FTC

Federal Trade Commission

Visit www.ftc.gov or call 1-877-FTC-HELP

Legit Mystery Shopper Companies

Here is a list of my favorite companies:


Company has been in business for 32 years


Company has been in business for 48 years

Sinclair Customer Metrics

Company has been in business for 43 years

Mystery Shopper Reviews

Bestmark Employees Reviews

Click here to check the reviews

MarketForce Employee Reviews for Mystery Shopper

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Sinclair Customer Metrics Employee Reviews

Check Reviews here

Are There Any Legit Mystery Shopper Jobs?

Again, I would encourage you to visit mysteryshop.org (MSPA) so you can learn how to apply on some mystery shopper assignments.

I hope I was able to answer your questions about “Mystery Shopper Jobs“.

If you guys have more questions or want to help others not to get scammed, just drop me a note in the comment box below. Let’s work together!

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6 thoughts on “Mystery Shopper Jobs

  1. I’ve seen the phrase “mystery shopper” around and been intrigued but never formally looked into it. Here I am now! Thanks for the informative article. Thanks for helping me to not get scammed as I look for ways to apply and make a little extra cash. I never would’ve thought to join a larger program. Very important stuff!

    1. Hi Maria!  I was also intrigued by that.  I saw a lot of advertising but I was skeptical too until I decided to do some research on it.  That is why it is very very important to do due diligence before getting involved with any program.  I am glad you found my article!  

  2. WOW, I dodge the bullet right there. I did receive a while ago some of these offers for mystery shopper jobs. I got to be honest here, it was so tempting. 

    How much a mystery shopper earns per year? 

    It is a decent amount I will think to take some risk and do it.

    1. Hi Johnny!  I am telling you, their offers are very tempting!  
      Most mystery shoppers get paid by the job and not by the hour, so it all depends on how many assignments you will get. Shoppers may earn $8-$10 for a simple assignment, up to $20, $50, $100, or more in some cases. You can check out the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) website at mysteryshop.org to get a better idea. Like this, it will be safer 🙂

  3. A very interesting article concerning Mystery Shoppers.  This is something I have heard advertised through the years and thought it would be fun. However, right now I would think that it would be a pretty tough sell.  With everyone staying home, due to COVID, have they switched to online shopping?  I would love to visit with some customer reps about the cumbersome sites and ordering systems I have encountered!  While I enjoyed this review, and appreciated your insight to working as a Mystery Shopper, for me this idea is on hold right now.  Have you worked as a Mystery Shopper? 

    1. Thanks Sami!  I have not heard that they switch to online shopping but they might in the near future as everything is changing around us.  Also, it all depends on where you are located. Right now in the USA and Canada the stores are pretty much all opened.  Yes, I worked as a Mystery Shopper many many years ago, but not as a full-time job. It is pretty interesting with the right company of course.

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