Beware of being a victim of mystery shopping fraud.
If you receive a mystery shopper job offer involving the wiring of money back to the “mystery shopping company”, run –don't walk– away. It's a sign of a scam.
This video shows how the scam works and what to do if you receive or are the victim of such a fraudulent offer.
Mystery shopping can be a legitimate way to make money; just be sure you're not being scammed.