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nherweck89

Seattle, WA

#21 Jun 16, 2013
I've completed around $400 in shops for ACE since the beginning of the year, and I have always been paid accurately and on time. My favorite shops with ACE are the Oil Change or Wheel Alignment shops they have in my area. As I do so many shops thorough different companies, I drive roughly 2000 miles each month. Their oil change shops help keep my vehicle's maintenance costs to a minimum. I do wish that they still had the alignment shops though, I'm sure they weren't as popular as the oil changes, but I like to get my alignment done every six months to keep everything running smooth.

THANKS ACE!
TellMeTheTruth

Newburgh, NY

#22 Jul 17, 2013
I want to know how legit is ACE and I want the truth...nothing but the truth!
kag

Odessa, TX

#23 Jul 28, 2013
Wow! Lots of venom here against Ace. I have to chime in and say I've completed about twenty jobs for them and have always been paid. One time, I was paid within 48 hours! There have been a few times that the editor had questions. I corrected or clarified the issue and was fine. I've been shopping for three years and the only time I have not been paid is when I fail to follow the directions on the guidelines. Fortunately, that has not happened too often. Ace is a legitimate company. The president/CEO has reached out to the individual who has issues with the company. Hopefully, a resolution will be reached.
Shopper-at-large

Lovell, WY

#24 Aug 15, 2013
What a bunch of losers! Posting negative & derivative comments about a legitimate company all because you didn't fulfill your contract requirements. That accomplishes NOTHING except to expose yourself as a crybaby. Deal directly with the company, not a social network. PUT UP OR SHUT UP! Give some specific examples of what you weren't paid for, what was/were the jobs, did you report on time? Did you follow the instructions? These jobs do not pay a significant amount anyway. Unless you performed many, many shops, you should't whine so much. There have been times in my 10 years of mystery shopping that I did not receive compensation but it was always when I didn't properly follow the instructions or submitted an incorrect picture or reported after the deadline. I accepted the non-payment and offered to re-shop the location or simply learned from the experience. You should do the same!
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#25 Sep 17, 2013
I read this blog and then got nervous, buth then received my first payment from Ace. Then tried to extract the money from Payquicker (aka dontpay). I tried to transfer the measly $30 into MY bank account and Paynotatall said there was a problem with my social security number. Yeah right. Tell the IRS, but send me the money. I guess there are idiots everywhere.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#26 Sep 19, 2013
Feliz wrote:
Being a professional shopper for the last five years, I have only encountered one comapny which failed to pay, and they are out of business.
The mystery shopping industry is about trust. The company trusting the shopper and the shopper trusting the company. When either one of those is broken, then we have a broken system, which is not easy to repair once the damage is done.
Many people don't engage this industry as legitimate because of the scams that are heard about. Ace is now on my do not work with list. I still have not been paid for a job that payquicker was suppose to send a paper check! Somehow their records have no information of me having done any assignments. The instant chat person, claimed she was looking into it, but stated that once payquicker does the transaction, Ace is no longer involved.
My time is very valuable, like many of us who are in this industry. I will not tolerate companies who use us and disrespect us once they have been comphensated for our efforts.
Ace, you either pay up or get out of the business. Social networking is a very powerful tool, we need to use it, to make our voice louder than your LIE.
The combination of Ace and payquicker is a loser. I got paid from Ace, then payslower wouldn't transfer the money to my own bank account. I even sent them a copy of my SS card. I've had the bank account for over 20 years. I see, they won't transfer my money to my bank account. Right. They even wanted me to send a photo ID of my drivers license or passport. With all the identity fraud out there only an idiot would do that.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#27 Sep 19, 2013
The combination of Ace and payquicker is a loser. I got paid from Ace, then payslower wouldn't transfer the money to my own bank account. I even sent them a copy of my SS card. I've had the bank account for over 20 years. I see, they won't transfer my money to my bank account. Right. They even wanted me to send a photo ID of my drivers license or passport. With all the identity fraud out there only an idiot would do that.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#28 Sep 19, 2013
A Mystery Shopper wrote:
When working for a mystery shopping company, you have to give your personal information, the same way you would with any other job.
Why would you be so worried about giving your address? Do you not fill out other job applications?
Ace works with some very corporate companies, and if they were not reputable they would not be in business.
You should be more careful before you make accusations against another entity.
You don't work for a mystery shopping company, you work with them. What you want to give them is up to you.
MaryACE

Jefferson City, MO

#29 Sep 19, 2013
Gman, because PayQuicker is FDIC-insured, the US Department of Treasury requires them to verify your identity. Sometimes, this means that you will need to give them more information (a photo of your driver's license, for example). They are a bank holding company, which means they have pretty much the same requirements as getting a bank account.

I received word from PayQuicker this morning that they were unable to get you to verify your identity, and that the conversation turned "profane," making it impossible to come to a solution.

If you would like to receive your funds, you can. Your options are to talk it over rationally with PayQuicker and comply with their requirements, or we can send you a check. Typically, when we send a check, we charge a $2.50 processing fee, as we already offer PayQuicker bank transfers for free to all of our shoppers. I am willing to waive the fee ONE TIME for a paper check, if that would give you more time to work with PayQuicker on getting an account set up and verified. As I said before, PayQuicker would be happy to help you, I am sure, providing that you treat them with the same respect that you would like to be treated with.

If there is anything that I can do (contacting PayQuicker on your behalf, for instance), do let me know. I am happy to help, as always.

Mary, Accounting
ACE Mystery Shopping
robyn

Austin, TX

#30 Sep 24, 2013
I have always gotten paid on time. I have never had a problem and will continue to work with them.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#31 Sep 24, 2013
MaryACE wrote:
Gman, because PayQuicker is FDIC-insured, the US Department of Treasury requires them to verify your identity. Sometimes, this means that you will need to give them more information (a photo of your driver's license, for example). They are a bank holding company, which means they have pretty much the same requirements as getting a bank account.
I received word from PayQuicker this morning that they were unable to get you to verify your identity, and that the conversation turned "profane," making it impossible to come to a solution.
If you would like to receive your funds, you can. Your options are to talk it over rationally with PayQuicker and comply with their requirements, or we can send you a check. Typically, when we send a check, we charge a $2.50 processing fee, as we already offer PayQuicker bank transfers for free to all of our shoppers. I am willing to waive the fee ONE TIME for a paper check, if that would give you more time to work with PayQuicker on getting an account set up and verified. As I said before, PayQuicker would be happy to help you, I am sure, providing that you treat them with the same respect that you would like to be treated with.
If there is anything that I can do (contacting PayQuicker on your behalf, for instance), do let me know. I am happy to help, as always.
Mary, Accounting
ACE Mystery Shopping
The word bullshit is not profanity, it is an expletive. If I had used profanity, they would know it. Maybe their CEO should send me a copy of their drivers license so I can make sure of their identity.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#32 Sep 24, 2013
gman2002 wrote:
<quoted text>
The word bullshit is not profanity, it is an expletive. If I had used profanity, they would know it. Maybe their CEO should send me a copy of their drivers license so I can make sure of their identity.
I'm sure you are a sweetie, but I've had paypal accounts for years and they have no problem. Neither does the IRS.'Nuff said.
MaryACE

Jefferson City, MO

#34 Sep 26, 2013
Paypal is not FDIC-insured.
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#35 Sep 26, 2013
Neither one is a bank. OK, you're insured against fraud. I'm not.
MaryACE

Jefferson City, MO

#36 Sep 26, 2013
No fraud here, gman. If you would like to resolve your payment issue, get in contact with us, and we will be happy to assist you. I did offer to send you a check and waive the fee one time for that paper check. That offer still stands. I just need you to contact me and tell me if that is what you would like me to do, and confirm your mailing address for me.

Posting negative comments here about PayQuicker and ACE is not going to get you the help that you need.

You can contact me personally (Accounting) at mary@acemysteryshopping.com.

MaryACE
ACE Mystery Shopping
Spam

Worcester, MA

#38 Sep 28, 2013
Spams
GTG JOnes

Chesterfield, MA

#39 Sep 28, 2013
Inaccrutae posts
why not

Chesterfield, MA

#40 Sep 28, 2013
dont get it
Wanda

Lovingston, VA

#41 Oct 1, 2013
Why do I need to send my social security number? If I am a contractor, I pay my own taxes. I am afraid to give my social out. Any other options?
gman2002

Pittsburgh, PA

#42 Oct 2, 2013
No kidding. I wouldn't send a photo ID, which they said was a simple solution. Simple, yes. Stupid, yes.

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