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Be Aware Of Survey Scams
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Be Aware Of Survey Scams

The Internet has definitely revolutionized the way things are being conducted these days; the latest trend in the market is online surveys. Almost every organization is switching to electronic surveys so that they can get customer feedback quickly and save money at the same time. However, not all surveys in your inbox are genuine ones, it is important to differentiate between genuine and fake surveys.

Should online surveys be taken?

When you get an online survey form, then you should not instantly open up your mail; make sure that you have an idea about the company that has sent you this survey so that you are relieved of your worries about providing data to researchers. In the majority of the cases, online surveys are genuine ones if they are sent directly from the company’s website.

Paid surveys – are they genuine

Everyone is looking for quick ways of making money and one of the most attractive options is to participate in an online survey. Although genuine surveys do pay some money for participating in survey but it is still advised that the difference between real and fake surveys is understood so that personal information provided in surveys is kept confidential and nobody can misuse it. It is recommended that you should become part of that survey which has been initiated by a well-known company or some friend or reliable person has sent you the mail. There are both genuine and fake paid surveys; carefully select your survey program so that you don’t regret your decision in long run.

Points that should be considered before signing up for surveys

Since most of the people easily get lured into offers of paid survey sites due to the promise to make money online, there are few points that need to be considered which will give them an idea about the reputation of the site.

Following are some points about survey scams:

• There is no registration fee or membership fee required for survey participation.

• When making payments, credit card number should never be given to the company.

• Although some sites specify that there is one time fee but it is not a 100% guarantee; some victims of these sites said that they had to pay membership fees multiple times.

• Money back guarantee policy does not mean that survey site is not a scam; it is a tool used to get members registered on the site.

• Testimonials of members are sometimes unreal; therefore, don’t get lured into such sites.

• Review the forums and write their opinion about particular survey sites.

• It is advised to communicate with people who have been earning from home for quite long time and have access to genuine survey sites.


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