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 Post subject: *Scams R Not-Surveys...I found one that pays $300.00 each!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:42 am 
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Are the majority of surveys scams?
Yes, if you have to pay THEM to join, it is!

Everyone in the past I joined made be buy something. AKA SCAM


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:14 pm 
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I am sure one of the admins will delete this soon, but in case a newbie / potential vic comes by in the meanwhile....

The above post is a scam

Companies rarely pay for survey responses and when they do, it is in a focus group environment (meaning, you drive to their office. In a room with other participants you watch a commercial or sales pitch, try a product, etc., then take a survey on it and answer questions by company reps) --in other words, a nice chunk of your day which is why they are willing to pay (the payment is usually 20-50 dollars though and not $300!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:24 pm 
I have already signed up and received my $300.00 survey. I know, I couldn't believe it either!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:48 pm 
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Funny, all the 'reviews' out there are by people, like Scamsriunlives (sorry, what is 'riun'?) with 1 or 2 posts in forums. Everyone else is complaining about the site scamming their money. Work at home programs that require an up-front investment seem to have that problem, particularly when they don't offer anything that's not available for FREE on the web. There ARE plenty of legitimate surveys out there, such as Harris Interactive, Pinecone Research, etc., however their compensation is on par with the investment of time you make, a few dollars or prizes worth a few dollars at most, unless you happen to have a particular expertise in an area (e.g. a Ph.D. would help in getting invited to those).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:34 pm 
If you don't like it, you get your money back. Just tryin' to help people who got taken advantage of like me. If you didn't try it, then don't knock it. If you want to laugh at it because your scared of it, maybe like I was (once bitten, twice shy) when I first saw it, or maybe your just being carefull. If there's nothing to lose, then there's nothing to lose. You can't let being afraid of getting crapped on hinder you from finding your own niche in the work at home field. If you do this, your just going to lose and kick yourself for not at least trying something that's guaranteed. As far as the 'riun', I'm sure you can figure it out that it's a typing error. :oops: But thanks for pointing that out, as a simple mind like mine, :roll: couldn't figure that out. Probably due to the long ours I put in on the internet, reaserching things before I join. I guess I'm just lucky that I could figure out what a risk free, 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee is and how to take advantage of it. Especially since now I make a comfortable income at home between this and 1 more program I'm doing, to the point that I STOPPED posting resume's. This is only after 1 month! People who scoff are the people that FAIL! Probably because they lack determination and expect to be handed their frinancial freedom with nothing obligated to them. Again, these are the LOSERS! "Anything can be done if you put your mind to it." :idea: Follow this basic concept, and you WILL succeed. Don't be so scared. You Live-You Learn. Just BREAK OUT of that damn box everybody likes to hide in!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:42 am 
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Scamsriunlives

How can we take you seriously?

There is no such thing as risk-free investment. Just about every con-artist in the world finds suckers for his con by claiming it is risk-free with guaranteed returns.
The golden rule of investing is that you must invest some money to get some money back, but you might not get back any money, or, even worse, lose some or ALL the money you have invested. The greater the potential return on your investment you are aiming for, the greater the risk. It is extremely unlikely you have found a way around this basic fact of life, but assuming you have indeed found a risk-free way to make at least $300 a day, I would shut up about it, not tell every man and his dog in the world about it.


Go figure.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:12 am 
Haven't you ever went to a store that offers cash back.....Never mind......Fair enough...I guess sometimes it is better just keeping things to yourself. Those of us that are lucky, we know what we know. We'll leave it at that. :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:31 am 
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So you received your $300 survey and filled it out. Did you get paid in cash? Have you seen your pay from all of these surveys that you are taking? You said you can take a $300 survey once a day but you only mention that you have done one survey for that amount, have you done more? Every con artist says it is 100% risk free just ask anyone on here who was scammed and who is paying the price now. Do you get paid to advertise for these surveys? Not interested here will just keep plugging along paying for the scam I got caught up in and not get caught again.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:02 am 
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Indeed, we are all glad to hear you will not be bothering us with your fairy stories concerning 'get rich quick' schemes.
May your God be with you - you need his help!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:49 pm 
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You actually can get paid to take surveys online. How much you make is dependant on how much time and effort you put in. Although it is possible to make a thousand a month, most people only make a few dollars. Making big money with paid surveys requires being registered with hundreds of legitimate paid survey panels. Most people will give up after joining two or three and complain how they never made any money.

There are also several sites out there that have free paid surveys directories. There is absolutely no need to pay to join a survey site. A good free paid surveys directory is wahmservice.com . They have articles, reviews, and advice on getting paid to take surveys. They also have a directory of about 500 paid survey panels. You can check them out at the link below:
http://www.wahmservice.com

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:23 pm 
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if a company feels the need to charge people to take surveys so they can pay them for the surveys, then they are not very confident in being able to deliver what they promise or an outright scam collecting the sign up fees with no intentions to ever deliver.

I will never pay to take surveys

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:45 am 
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Thjat's just it. The company that is paying you to take surveys does not charge their members.

There are websites that have lists of companies that pay you to take surveys. And they are the ones that charge you, for the list. There is no actual paid survey panel that charges you to join. The sites that are charging fees are NOT the companies that pay you or the ones that send surveys.

And that is what everyone has confused.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:58 pm 
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I have taken "surveys" a lot in my home town. I am listed with a market research company and when they are looking for a target customer group that I fit into they call me and I go and do the survey. I have gotten anwhere from $40 - $100 cash for 30 to 90 minutes of work.

But, I did not have to PAY to get my name on this list.


If they REALLY want your opion they would not have you paying them anything, no matter what they call it, membership fee or application fee.

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I guess scammers think that if you got fooled once, you're a prime target... they probably figure that a whole website full of victims is a much better location to scam than random emailing.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:35 pm 
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You are probably right, but it does make me laugh when they post that kind of stuff on here. :lol:

Sometime I delete them, other times I leave the post so that we can use them as an example to warn people.

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