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Vanity question - What is Linkshare?
LINKSHARE™ Corporation E-mail | Nov. 26, 2010 | Linkshare Corporation

Posted on 11/26/2010 9:25:03 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

LINKSHARE™ is presently recruiting a "limited" number of Mystery Shoppers.

POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper Needed

AVAILABILITY: Open

Yadda yadda...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: email; linkshare; mystery; shop
Fellow FReepers,

Can anyone tell me what this is? Is this legitimate or not? There are lots of websites out there about this company and what they do, but honestly, I have no idea what they're talking about. I could really use some extra money, and I've heard of friends of friends who've done similar "mystery shopper" evaluations and have been paid, but can any FReepers lend thoughts about any experience with this group?

I've been with FR for quite a number of years, and I'm not advertising **at all.** I just would like to hear what my FRiends think and if you know anything about this company.

Thank you.

1 posted on 11/26/2010 9:25:08 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

It’s an internet shopping network with thousands of products from hundreds of companies. Many times when you see ads on a website, many of these are done through a shopping network like linkshare. The web owner joins the shopping network, places some code on their website, and the ads are loaded each time someone views their page.

Not sure about the mystery shopper opportunity, but it is probably just being offered through the linkshare network.


2 posted on 11/26/2010 9:30:02 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I used to do mystery shopping and inspection of gas stations and movie theaters. It didn’t pay much but then I didn’t need much back then :)

I have no idea bout this Linkshare company but I’ve seen enough scams to think this is a scam.


3 posted on 11/26/2010 9:31:31 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I think it’s a web site for “kielbasa”...we stretch out the links...I take mine and you can have yours...that’s “linkshare”


4 posted on 11/26/2010 9:36:38 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Free America52

The email says they are looking for someone to report via surveys and perform evaluation exercises on behalf of GUESTLINK®.

???


5 posted on 11/26/2010 9:37:21 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
...surveys and perform evaluation exercises

Sounds like a scam, or telemarketer subterfuge to me.

6 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:07 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Here you go. Scam-of-the-Day link.
7 posted on 11/26/2010 10:18:38 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Linkshare is legitimate - I’ve been a publisher of theirs for awhile now and have had no problems. I do not see “GuestLink” as one of their advertisers. I don’t know what that means necessarily but it might be wise to be cautious. Hope that’s some help.


8 posted on 11/26/2010 10:23:32 AM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Crud. My email said 300 bucks.

*sigh*


9 posted on 11/26/2010 10:54:40 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
It's a scam. LinkShare doesn't have a Mystery Shopper program. Here's what it says on LinkShare's site:

Avoid Secret/Mystery Shopper Scams

LinkShare has no "secret shopper" or "mystery shopper" program, and we never have. If you are approached about such a program, please know that it in no way involves LinkShare, and it is a not legitimate enterprise. If you have been a victim of one of these scams then please file a complaint at the Internet Crime Complaint Center."

10 posted on 11/26/2010 11:01:41 AM PST by abbyg55
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To: abbyg55; All

Thank you and thanks everyone. Even though 300 dollars was nice in my dreams, it sounded too easy to make.


11 posted on 11/26/2010 12:39:37 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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