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Ron Welty elected Vice President of Mystery Shopping Providers Association Board of Directors

Perrysburg, OH– Ron Welty, president of IntelliShop, a national mystery shopping and customer experience measurement firm, has been elected vice president of the board of directors for the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA). The MSPA is the largest professional trade association dedicated to improving service quality, with over 400 member companies worldwide. “I am really honored to continue my service on the MSPA board of directors, and to be elected vice president,” said Welty. “This is an exciting year for MSPA.  Business for our member companies is bouncing back very strongly, with clients seeking every advantage...

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Cupid’s Arrow Cuts Through Recession

Perrysburg, OH Ron Welty, President of IntelliShop, a customer experience measurement firm, has announced the firm's participation in the Benchmark Collaborative's Valentine's Day consumer survey. The Benchmark Collaborative survey results indicated that even with the economic woes facing our nation, Americans are still eager to play Cupid this Valentine's Day. The survey asked 1397 consumers in the U.S. about their spending intentions for the coming week. The study, conducted February 6-10, indicated that approximately two-thirds of Americans within various income brackets intend to spend the same amount or more then they spent on Valentine’s...

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IntelliShop & MSPA Help Shut Down Mystery Shopper Scam Attempts

Marketers of Mystery Shopper Scam Settle with FTC; Agree to Pay $850,000 Federal Trade Commission Note: Ron Welty, President of IntelliShop, serves on the Board of Directors for the Mystery Shopping Providers Association ("MSPA").  The MSPA was instrumental in working with the FTC on this case An operation that lured consumers with promises that they could earn big money as trained and certified "mystery shoppers " has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle charges of deceptive marketing and contempt. Mystery shoppers are paid to shop or dine out and then provide reports about the experience. In March 2007, the Federal Trade Commission charged...

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ABC’s Good Morning America Promotes Mystery Shopping to Consumers

ABC's Good Morning America recently profiled the mystery shopping industry as a legitimate way for consumers to earn extra money.  Mystery shopping, auditing and merchandising can be fun and provide consumers and their families with extra cash, goods and services, while at the same time helping companies provide their customers with a good experience.  Click here to see this story. IntelliShop is widely recognized as a leading provider of customer experience improvement solutions and more than 150,000 consumers have placed their trust in us to...

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IntelliShop Helps Shoppers Prevent Identity Theft

Your 5-minute guide to protecting your identity Here are 20 steps to protect yourself from identity theft -- and seven ways to clean up things if you become a victim. Thieves may sell your information on the black market or use it to obtain money, credit or even expensive medical procedures. Unless you're vigilant in protecting your records, you'll have to work even harder to repair the damage to your credit. The average victim spends 30 to 40 hours rectifying the problem. Some of the e-threats to your identity are: Phishing. You get an e-mail that appears to be from your...

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