This holiday season, all of our Supporters are entered to win an $800 Shopping Spree Giveaway!

The term mystery shopper refers to an individual who is hired by retailers to evaluate the quality of service in their store by anonymously gathering information.

The scam promises individuals mystery shopper status after paying a fee for information about the certification program, a directory of mystery shopping companies or a guarantee of a mystery shopping job.

In reality, mystery shopper jobs require no certification.

Authorities are providing details on how one can identify mystery shopper scams, saying people should be sceptical about promoters who sell “certifications”, guarantee employment, charge a fee to access job opportunities and sell directories of companies looking for this line of work.

If you believe you are being scammed, RCMP suggests to call The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501, or email

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This holiday season, we want to give back to the people who have supported us this year!

We have partnered with local businesses to create an $800 Shopping Spree Giveaway! One of our Supporters will win the giveaway on December 2 and anyone who becomes one by December 1 will be entered to win as well.

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