We had joined this forum trying to find jobs. We have done some mystery shops but mainly did shops involving no mystery at all, we were auditors for the Major Motion Picture Studios and ensured the theatres were accurately reporting the proper box office grosses and patron counts to the motion picture company who produced the picture.
When we got onto the forum, it was explained that it was a forum to help you find jobs in the mystery shopping industry and other auditing type jobs.
I have done mainly the Movie Checks and not mystery shops, they never paid enough, they were not regular enough and there was alot of doubts if you'd be paid even if you didn't do everything perfect.
Well, I get on there and ask about one company who I had previously worked for, and got paid well, but they had one dispatcher who was so unreasonable, she took me out of the system because we had such bad weather, i was forced to leave the theatre early otherwise risk my life!
So, I get on there and ask about that one company and this woman, Dee shops, a long-time mystery shopper, who is supposedly a college professor out of Honolulu, Hawaii, gets on there and starts flaming me repeatedly!
I asked her to stop, but then she gets all her little nasty cyber-bully friends on there too, to the point where it was just downright depressing and degrading to even TRY to read the posts I had started, since she got on almost EVERY ONE of them and started making degrading belittling comments.
Now realize this. the moderator puts out all these different companies you can apply to, but most of them ask for VERY personal information, ALL about yourself.
Dee Shops claims to have signed up for over 200 companies and works FULL TIME as a MS and has done so for years.
So... realize this, if Dee shops got enough prominence on a forum that "supposedly" is supposed to NOT allow disrespectful, hostile degrading comments to other people, that the moderator does NOTHING about all her abusive comments to a newbie, (after numerous complaints to the moderator, Jacob something) then how does one know that she's not friends with some of the scheduler, you might sign up with, and then that scheduler give HER out all your personal info?
I think that's a pretty spooky situation, so STAY AWAY from this website, Mystery shopping is risky enough, as far as actually getting paid for the shop, never mind possibly having a bunch of weird cyber-bullies possibly having access to ALL your personal information!
Don't sign up for this website. I see she's also been hostile and rather abusive to the newbie Mystery shoppers who need to make a living too! Weird.. she doesn't own the site, but she sure acts like she does.
This kind of forums always freak me out! They make you sign an agreement saying that YOU will be polite to others, yet you get treated like someone's personal doormat once you get in there and start to try posting something that would benefit you!
Stay away from this website!