Are paid online surveys scams? Ads for these surveys are seen online, in magazine ads, TV, etc, and have been around for years.
Are paid online surveys scams for real? I’ll let you decide: Here are some facts for you to consider.
It sounds too good to be true? If it sounds like that it usually is.
The catch? You only have to invest $24.95 or $35.00, etc, for the information on how to do this and/or to sign up with one of the online sites.
To learn more ways to protect yourself from becoming the next victim, go to business opportunity scams.
The vast majority of these sites not only spam, but never deliver on what is promised, and the survey products are not worth a thing.
Are paid online surveys scams? Going online to find a legitimate company is almost non existent.
Wow! Are paid online surveys scams?
I would say yes, most of them are. If there are legitimate ones they are almost impossible to find.
There are so many listed on the internet you could go broke trying to find the ‘right one’.
I also looked into these scams years ago, and a couple of my family members looked recently, just for fun, and couldn’t find any that turned out to be legitimate.
If you do a Bing or Google search, you come up with thousands of these sites that want you to spend your money to sign up with them to do surveys.
Before I realized this was a scam, I spent hundreds of dollars, trying to find a legitimate site so I could make some extra money.
Most of these survey sites did not live up to the hype of how much money they made you believe you could make.
Many of the legitimate surveys online are very lengthy, so if you find one that works for you, give legitimate responses for legitimate questions.
Are paid online surveys scams when the site uses questionable documented proof such as documents that are replicated and checks that show high amounts?
This is not proof considering the computer technology of today.
Just about anything can now be counterfeit and made to look authentic.
You’ll need a miracle to get a response or refund from one of these companies.
This is just another way the company will try to protect themselves legally.
It can be an open invitation for identity theft. Also make sure you don’t pass over, but read the terms, conditions and disclaimers.
First send an email to any sight you are interested in and see if you get a response.
That will tell you a lot right there. Avoid them if you get no reply in a timely manner.
I would want an actual address that you can check out and verify.
Don't let yourself be taken for a ride. Protect yourself from these identity theft scams.
Check out the site at bbb.org, (Better Business Bureau) and check under business reports to see if you can bring up the site.
Check to see how they rate, what complaints they might have had, what area the complaints were in and, most importantly, how the complaints were handled.
If the company didn't respond to the complaint, or the complaint was not handled to the satisfaction of the customer, then Beware!
Local bbb’s (Better Business Bureau) are flooded with complaints regarding these paid survey sites. Most of the states bbb’s also have a warning on their website about this, and many other scams.
Many run their paid survey scams hiding their contact information behind proxy services.
Multiple sites can be launched so it appears to make their ‘industry” more legitimate and scam you into purchasing the same paid survey list several times.
Are paid online surveys scams? If you feel you have been ripped-off, go to your local District Attorney and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357 or www.ftc. Gov. Protect yourself by first checking out the company you are interested in. Don’t become a victim.