Secret Shopper Scams: Shoppers Guide Ltd, James Morgan

Scam Shopping Deals: Offers You Should Refuse!
Shoppers Guide Ltd,
James Morgan

Shoppers Guide Ltd, James Morgan, is yet another secret shopper / mystery shopper scam. This "deal" is only good for Shoppers Guide Ltd!

An example of this is Shoppers Guide Ltd

  • James Morgan 

which sends you an email that implies that want to compensate or pay you to be a secret shopper, also called a mystery shopper.  In fact, it is simply a scheme to get you to go to their website for at least one of the following possibilities:

  • phishing for identity theft
  • pay to be a "secret shopper"
  • signup for paid memberships that have no value
  • gathering your personal information to sell to other marketers,
  • gathering your personal information to send other scams and spam to you
  • buy their sponsor's products.

Here is an example of the email they send.  Look for the typical clues to a scam:

  • Poor grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax (a real business would proofread several times and make sure it is close to perfect before sending a single email)
  • Often the is no website for the business, which in this era, is very odd, to say the least.
  • No contact phone number (or it goes straight to a recording) and no physical address, or an implausible address (eg, in the Trump Tower).
  • Urgency - you are told you must act very quickly.
  • And of course, the number 1 sign: "wire transfers", "Western Union", "MoneyGram", and you will "accept payments", or "transfer funds".

See this page for more information about Mystery Shopper scams.

Here is an example of the Shoppers Guide Ltd / James Morgan scam:

Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:48:41 -0800

From: "James Morgan" < >

Subject: Comprehensive Information about The Nature of The Job!!!


        We are a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies. We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers. once we have a contract to do so, you would be directed to  the company or outlet, and you would be given the funds you need to do the job(either purchase things or require services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience

  Examples of details you would forward to us are

  1) How long it took you to get services.

  2) Smartness of the attendant

  3)Customer service professionalism

  4)Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see how they react to  clients when they get tensed.

  And we turn the information over to the company executives and they would carry out   their own duties in improving there services.

Most companies employ our assistance when people give complains about their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve their customer service. your Identity would be kept confidential as the job state= s (secret shopper) you would be paid =A3500 for every duty you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty.

Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area.

No commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours asit suits you.

You will be covering your area,and some close cities around you, you would find this job interesting.An acceptance e-mail will  be sent to you before the week's runs out,we have 2 evaluation activities around your city,that i= s why we need your services

I will have to get you the full details of the services which you  will hav= e to partake in.I will also like to know what your schedule are so that I will  know what days to fix you in. as soon as you are taken for this job, you will be given full details of  every activity you have to carry out, an= d you will be told what to keep for records, and your payment information would be included in the mail.

If you are interested do send in your full name, contact address, telephone number and your email address(s), so we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your service into, and your address would also be need for your payments.


James Morgan

shoppers Guide Ltd

CFR's Recommendation:

AVOID Shoppers Guide Ltd! Do NOT sign up for it!

How to file a complaint against Shoppers Guide Ltd

To file a complaint against them, go to the BetterBusinessBureau and click on "file a complaint". For the details, like name and address of the business, use the information below:

Shoppers Guide Ltd

What are victims saying about Shoppers Guide Ltd?

See this page for emails and comments from victims!

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