Internet Survey Scams

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Beware Web Survey Scams

Many people have thought how great it would be to take surveys to make a small extra money. The problem is that so many of them are not what they claim to be. They will either do not provide the money promised, or out of the box so often the case, they are actually just looking for the way to get personal contact information, which they will target marketing companies. Which is how they make their own money and there is nothing for you personally at their websites. Internet survey scams are making promises but not providing anything to those who thought that answering a few questions might bring in some additional money.

Another type of internet survey scams get individuals to pay a small charge to access the research in their system. This kind of usually seems acceptable to most people because the companies never request a large sum. People change their minds once they learn, once the charge is paid, that the studies that have been made available to them are ones that do not pay out anything. Not only that but they may be surveys that can be found in other places that give entry for free.

One of the ways that internet survey frauds look real is simply by having testimonials on their websites from pleased participants. These testimonies are, of course, artificial. But, they give the survey website the appearance of authenticity and success that can bring in willing patients of the scams. There are also sweepstakes survey web sites where you earn items per survey depending on how much of it you get through. Some participants do not need to answer the questions based on earlier solutions. The persons final prize is far off because the points you need to get gifts or money are very high. If you want to try a survey website be sure to perform careful research before signing up.

Comments: 25

  1. Alexa February 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Hi i just got the Wii yesterday and i want to get free Wii points for the internet channel. Is there a way i can get free wii points or the internet channel free? Also how much are Wii point cards?

  2. Tesha April 11, 2013 at 1:21 am Reply

    I have a job, but I need to make some extra income. My work schedule is pretty random, so taking a second job is kind of out of the question. I know people make money online, but everything I seem to run across is a scam! I am open to pretty much anything, thanks for your help and ideas!
    More specific? I have heard of people grading papers for schools, writing papers for people, etc. I don’t want to invest any money.

  3. Wyatt June 18, 2013 at 8:03 am Reply

    Someone I know is home bound and unable to work, but she has a pc and the net. Can you think of a way in which she could earn money using the Internet? She is absolutely dirt poor and has no one to turn to for help.

  4. Leonardo July 3, 2013 at 9:56 am Reply

    my friend got caught in a scam. he took an internet survey on his favorite magazines that automatically signed him up for 5 of them without him knowing this. He sent them back when he started to receive them and after a month of fighting was told he had to pay or the account would be sent to collections. Out of desperation not to damage his credit he agreed to pay. Can that agreement be honored if he never gave informed consent for the product in the first place and has never taken receipt?

  5. Wei July 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm Reply

    I dont mind paying and i know im not going to get rich but i would like to make a living from my pc without all the surveys etc. Anyone got some REAL info for me? If i could make a few hundred a week it would be worth paying a fee for the hook up! I work but my wife dosent and we have 3 kids so you can see where im coming from!

  6. Elizebeth August 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

    I have been looking on the internet and there are so many, but you seem to have to subscribe for things on all of them. Can anybody help please?

  7. Emmitt August 21, 2013 at 11:52 am Reply

    Without investing huge amount how to use the internet facility for our financial growth. There may be many fake sites. What is the good and reliable source.

  8. Perry November 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm Reply

    I am saving up for an expensive camera a mac and video editing software. I want ways to make money fast other than baby sitting. None of those scammy internet survey sites either.
    No one word answers please.

  9. Clyde January 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I’ve been trying to find a part time job in my county (seriously, COUNTY) for about 6 months now and nothing has turned up. I’m now turning to the internet to try to make legitimate money from where ever I access my computer and internet. I’m at my wits end and if anyone has had any luck making real money without surveys, scams, fees or anything of that sort, I’d appreciate some help. I’m best at data entry, creative writing, product reviews, blogging about social concerns and the likes. But I am always willing to learn something new.

  10. Joellen February 12, 2014 at 1:14 am Reply

    I can’t seem to get past internet surveys for downloads. I need to download a small .zip file and YES it is legal. I will post the link layer. I was just wondering if anyone would be kind as to help me? (Virus free. I scanned the website first!)

  11. Allyn February 21, 2014 at 1:38 am Reply

    so i was reading seventeen magazine (a very popular/ legit magazine) and it had this article talking about ways to make money. one was this one site called getpaidsurveys.com, i was thinking about doing that for a little extra money. the website doesn’t charge you to sign up, but i was wondering if i should still do it. i have norton (the virus software) btw. does anyone know if this site gives away personal information or something bad like that, is a legit site

  12. Omer February 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm Reply

    Please provide internet address for participation

  13. Cordia February 22, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply

    Im trying to see something but it says i have to complete a survey. Help?

  14. Tracey February 22, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply

    Ive heard abot survey sites that give u money for doing surveys?

    Any information and background info

  15. Pedro February 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Are those websites that say you get paid for taking surveys and stuff like that really true…………….i mean i found some websites that say you get paid for some easy stuff………..and it’s hard to believe that you can get paid for taking online surveys………..so here r my questions:

    1. Do you really get paid or are they just lying about the money
    2. How do they pay me??
    3. Do you know any websites that you know will pay you for taking quizzes and stuff like that??

    thanks…………and please answer all 3 questions 🙂

  16. Lou February 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I am a stay at home mom of 2 girls. I need some good advice, and something that really works and is not a rip off to make decent money (or better) by working at home and thats convenient and perfect for someone like me? I have tried “getting paid” to do surveys over the internet, that swore you would make an awesome income, and it was the biggest scam ever. any good advice?

  17. Cleveland March 3, 2014 at 9:17 am Reply

    can you really make money on surveys on the internet or are they scams plaese tell me if youve tryed

  18. Ronnie March 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm Reply

    just wondering because I might join one and i dont know if there a
    scam or not

  19. Yetta March 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm Reply

    i heard you can use youtube, myspace and surveys to make money on the internet… i’ve heard it works for people before so I’m just wondering how? Are there any sites that i should look at?

  20. Bradly March 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm Reply

    If you could tell me your opinions, that would be awesome. If you could also tell me about other very legit and trustworthy survey sites. Thanks. I need the info because I’m thinking about joining.

  21. Shalon May 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Oh! Also, is the money earned (if earned) from them taxable?

    Thanks!

  22. Wilson June 9, 2014 at 3:14 am Reply

    Everything I’ve tried to do to make some extra money on line ends up to be a scam! Is there anything that truly works? I am trying to resolve my debt so I can leave a thankless, cheating wife.
    Thank you.

  23. Wilfred June 12, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply

    surveysay.com says that they’ll pay you to take survey and they didnt ask me to put in a credit card number or anything when i signed up. i dont know if i can trust it or not. could somebody give me their input? and also how the fuck would they pay me?

  24. Juan June 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply

    hey guys, i am in need of some internet software for administering a survey to a group of people, less than 50 in size. my question is: is there a site that offers surveying capabilities, for free, that are comprehensive and not too bogged down with advertisements? or would i be better off just writing my own quiz in html/php? thanks

  25. Caren June 13, 2014 at 4:48 pm Reply

    I recently came across this internet job which says u have to fill surveys & u earn money for each survey u fill. I am thinking of doing it, but I am not sure that I would really get paid or not.

    Only people who have done this job answer.

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