As a mail decoy agent, you are paid to receive and record pieces of mail at your home. This is not a job but could be considered extra money. Usually these companies only need one person per zip code, so there's a chance there may not be any vacancies in your area if you apply.
This is a service that major companies need done to ensure that their mail is being delivered in a timely manner, and it's completely legitimate.
- Hauser – This company is legitimate and has been around for a long time, but they have a reputation for being very slow on paying. Some people have said they have to constantly email asking for their pay, but eventually do receive it.
- SBKC – Read Review – Small Business Knowledge Center. Send in your junk mail and earn points you can redeem for gift cards. Legitimate, reputable program.
- US Monitor – Read Review – Pay is $10/month plus .25 for every piece of mail processed. Many Real Ways to Earn readers do mail decoy work for this company and have had nothing but good things to say.
There is one other company that will pay you in postage stamps to monitor mail for them, but they don't like for their name to be posted publicly so I removed them from this list at their request.