Can I share my parents' checking account to save money on monthly/annual fees?

I'm going to start a part-time job doing mystery shopping (non-regular hours/pay) and want to have a checking account to deposit my profits. You need $1,000 to get no monthly fees. I don't have that. Can I share my parents account? If so, do I have to officially get listed or can I just use their

I'm going to start a part-time job doing mystery shopping (non-regular hours/pay) and want to have a checking account to deposit my profits. You need $1,000 to get no monthly fees. I don't have that. Can I share my parents account? If so, do I have to officially get listed or can I just use their account and have direct deposit sent there and ask them for the money?
In other words, do I need the bank to list me as a joint-account holder before I can just ask the mystery shopping companies to direct deposit? And do you need to have joint status for like taxes? TVM!!

Other answer:

Dan B:
First, let me caution you about mystery shopping. There are legitimate ones out there and there are scams. If you have to pay a certification fee or a fee of any kind, it's a scam. If you have to deposit a check, then wire money for any reason, it's a scam. If you have to sell something, it's a scam.

Now, with the above out, I would want to know EVERYTHING about this program. If I smell a scam, as a parent, you are not going to deposit any money into my account. That would put my money at risk. The bank does not segregate your funds from my funds.

How do you plan on tracking your funds separately from your parent's funds in the account? The bank will not do it. You have to be listed as a co-owner of the account to have access to it. You might be able to make deposits, but you can't make any withdrawals. Can you trust your parents to not spend your money? I don't know you or your parents, but some parents take advantage of their children's money.

Borrow $1,000 from your parents and pay them back from your profits if they agree. But if this is a scam, that $1,000 is at risk and you won't be able to pay it back.

SumDude:
(With an adult if you are under 18) sign up with a credit union or get a no-fee student account at a bank. DO NOT join your parents' account. {They would be foolish to allow you on the account. You could see all of their activity, and take all of their money if you wanted to.}
Literal:
Find a credit union to open an account. They accept direct deposits and charge very small fees.
STEVEN F:
The bank will accept deposits from anywhere. The mystery shopping company doesn't CARE whose name(s) are on the account.
The REAL issue is that 99% of LEGITIMATE mystery shopping companies don't hire teens, and NONE of them hire ANYONE online. I am POSITIVE you are signing up to be the VICTIM of a scam.
Bob:
You can … but remember that money you put in their CAN be taken and USED by them and you have no way to get it back… Many teenagers have LOST the money they saved because their parents took the money in a joint account
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