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BestMark, Inc. / Scam artists

1 United States Review updated:

I recently signed up to do mystery shopping assignments with this company. I am an excellent writer and communicator and took painstaking time and energy to submit to them a great report on a local company who was their client. You sign off on their independent contractor agreement that says any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, or assignment details must be perfect. If you don't sign it, you cannot be a mystery shopper for them. So, you sign it, hoping that they will not scam you. I did this assignment, and they came back and refused to accept it or pay me for it. I sent an email to them about my dissatisfaction and asked them not to ever do this to their newbies because it works as a disincentive to them. They wrote me back and said that is their policy and could care less about the little guy. Well, live and learn...and BUYER BEWARE...OR BETTER SAID...SHOPPER BEWARE!! They don't give a rip about anything but their policy.

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  • Sc
      1st of Mar, 2010
    +1 Votes
    scam artists incorporated - sales are never really there
    scam artists incorporated
    New York
    United States

    there is no such company. this is a test of this rediculous site

  • Jo
      21st of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes


  • Te
      2nd of May, 2011
    -1 Votes

    I have shopped for Bestmark for 3 years aand NEVER had a problem. I do Applebee's, Lone Star and GM dealers for them. I have always found the reps from Bestmark to be professionial and helpful. Sounds like you did not do the report correctly and are trying to blame someone else.

  • Hi
      1st of Jun, 2012
    0 Votes

    Less than minimum wage. An individual would have to be desperate to do this work. BestMark will give you 1 hour of pre-shop study material(all their specifications as to just what and how you must do everything, including a test) ... then 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete their detailed shop and driving time, then another hour to complete the actual paperwork submitted online with all the details of the 'shop' written up for them. In my case, it was $15.00 offered for what would have been 4 hours of work plus gas expense out of my pocket. I did not do the 1st shop requested because of this negative financial impact.

  • Ha
      1st of Jun, 2012
    -1 Votes

    I'm interested on reporting on this idea contact me. [protected] - Harmonious Solutions with Uncle Fairdeal. This will help a lot of people avoid those extra revenue scams.

  • Je
      22nd of Jan, 2013
    0 Votes

    Sounds like this tensar jerk works for them

  • Le
      19th of Mar, 2013
    0 Votes

    I wish I had seen these post before I signed up with BestMark and had the same experience as most of you. I just spent my time, gas and money doing a shop for them at BestBuy and they said that I did not follow their instructions so I did not get paid...I signed up for the extra income, not to be punished by them and penalized by not getting a nickle!!!

  • Pb
      14th of Apr, 2015
    0 Votes

    Wow! I just completed my first asssignment at Best Buy and was told I will not be paid because I didn't receive a receipt at pickup counter and the item must be readily available. The item ordered was readily available, I didn't receive any emails, not a confirmaton, not your order is ready for pickup and a pickup confirmation, no email whatsoever. Then when I pickup my order, I get a Pickup Acknowledgment receipt, that's all, not an actual store receipt. They will not accept this even though the rep said my receipt was in the bag but turned out not the actual receipt they are looking for. Why should I be penalized?? I completed the task, the store failed not me!! No emails, no store receipt though I called customer service and they told me that was my receipt or the Thank You for your order email was my receipt, I didn't get the email. Bad experience, if I do another shop it won't be Best Buy, I probably won't do anymore, waste of my time and gas.

  • Ma
      24th of Mar, 2016
    0 Votes

    Agree with everyone negatively commenting on this company! It's a huge waste of time! Prep work, actual field work, and post write up for the assignment is not worth the $15 bucks you are reimbursed for! It's too detailed and difficult o understand especially for a newb. It's confusing and convoluted at best. Hopefully shoppers will stumble upon this post before signing up for best mark. Best wishes everyone!

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