Mom is on the Internet

Martha Graham, my mom, may actually start using email!

Mom’s email is [email protected]. Please send her a message saying hello.

I set up a very nice computer in the spare bedroom at 19 Vine. It is sharing the neighbor’s wireless (with her permission). She needed internet access for a money making scheme that involves being paid to shop as a Mystery Shopper. I am skeptical, but she is over 21. I will talk to her about what to do and not do on the internet. The daughter of a friend of hers makes a few dollars every month being paid to buy stuff.

I did a search on ShopUntilYouDrop and other mystery shopper sites. They certainly seem like scams to me.

There is an online questionnaires that will help you determine if an opportunity is a scam. I suggest that you click on the link above take it before responding to any of these positions.



  1. Anonymous wrote:

    i went to

    Friday, October 6, 2006 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  2. DJ Serious Bizness wrote:

    This stuff sounds fishy to me too. This company just sent my mom a check for almost $5000 and says she has to go to Burger King and Wal Mart, no problem. They also want her to send 2 wire transfers(1 from Western Union, the other a Money Gram). I used to work for the FTC so I know about scam all day while mystery shopping can be a good side hustle, this just seems way to shaky.

    Friday, February 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
  3. Keith wrote:

    DJ Serious Bizness,

    It should be so obvious that this is a Nigerian Scam that you should laugh. I know there is a temptation to cash the check, but save yourself the bounced check fee and trash it.

    It takes a month, sometimes two or three for a check to bounce, even though your Bank may show it as cleared. This is especially true of checks drawn on banks outside of the country.

    Never ever send anyone money unless you know them or are sure of them. Never send any money outside the country.

    Friday, February 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    You are right about this being a scam. The company no longer exist and the account is closed. The money being wired will go back to the people doing the scam. Call the number and it sounds like an empty building with cell phones.

    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Permalink