12, 2013, The BBB serving Central California would like to inform
you of a local business named Business Evaluations Services located in
Bakersfield, CA. The company is listed as a Shopping Service, Mystery Shopper
and Work at Home company. Your BBB has received over 900 calls in the last 2
weeks asking about this company. Business Evaluation Services currently
has an F rating due to BBB concerns in which the industry operates. BBB serving
Central California has made two or more requests for background information
from the business but has not received a response from this business as of
today. The business does not have any complaints filed against them.
to the Federal Trade Commission, work at home job opportunities appear in
newspapers, mailings, national magazines, and on the Internet every day.
Although the types of work at home vary; reading books, reviewing movies, and
medical billing, the vast majority of inquiries and complaints to BBB are from
companies promoting stuffing envelopes and assembling crafts as a means of
The BBB suggests using
extreme caution when responding to such an offer. While ads claim high earnings
and short hours with little or no experience, BBB files nationwide indicate no
evidence of anyone making the promised money.
advises applicants to carefully research any "mystery shopper"
business. Understand whether the company
is offering to employ you directly. If
you are asked instead to purchase training materials or a directory of
companies that supposedly offer mystery-shopping opportunities, exercise
caution. BBB experience shows these can
be unproductive avenues.