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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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IntelliShop President elected Secretary of MSPA

Dallas, TX Ron Welty, President of IntelliShop, was elected Secretary of the Mystery Shopping Providers Association ("MSPA") at its annual conference in San Francisco; he will serve through 2009.  Ron has served on MSPA's Board of Directors since 2003.  When asked about his election, he said, "I am deeply honored that my colleagues on the Board have placed their faith in me to serve the association in this capacity, and I remain strongly committed to my passion of furthering  MSPA and the interests of our members." IntelliShop, located in Perrysburg, Ohio, provides mystery shopping and other customer experience...

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New Service For Mystery Shoppers from IntelliShop & fixmypcnow.com

IntelliShop Partners with fixmyPCnow.com to provide 24/7 tech support to shoppers IntelliShop and fix my pc | now! jointly announced a partnership agreement today. As a partner company, fix my pc | now! will offer discounted computer and technical support to all IntelliShop clients, shoppers and employees using their existing broadband Internet connection. Support services will be made available 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. "Nearly all of IntelliShop's services are being delivered online. This partnership will allow our shoppers the ability to have any technical issue identified and fixed without them ever leaving their home or office", according...

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