Even companies try to spoof the good name of Zagat with fake job offers.
Here's one I received:
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 why 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 states (secret shopper) you would be paid $500
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 as it suits
you. If you are interested do send in these information:
CONTACT ADDRESS:(NO P O BOX)
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.
Zagat Survey, LLC
Here's a link from the real Zagat showing the scam details.
Click here for more information on it.
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