Cash paying surveys seem to be advertised nearly every where I look on the internet. Now I know the truth about cash paying surveys but the fact is that I started wondering if others do too. I realized the vast majority of people who sees these ads won't know if they are legitimate or not. So I decided to give a little advice with this article. So are paid online surveys scams?
Cash paying surveys are a legitimate opportunity but that doesn't mean you should go clicking on every ad you see. The problem is that although there are legitimate companies that offer cash paying surveys there are also those that realize they can create a scam and make money from the unsuspecting ad clicker.
Scams are done in two ways- there are those who simply ask for cash for the list then simply do a runner and there are those putting you at a greater risk by stealing your personal details. This is why paid surveys ads should never be clicked because the risk of falling for a scam is simply too high. Anyone can pay for ads on web sites and this is probably why over 80% of victims of a online surveys scam fall victim to it through clicking on an ad.
The best way to avoid these scams is to join a membership directory of paid online surveys companies. These directories provide a list of companies that have been checked to make sure that they are legitimate and do make good on the incentives that they offer whether prizes or cash paying surveys.
There are still many online surveys scams using this method but this time it is the directories themselves which are scams that work in much the same way, either taking your money and going missing or stealing your personal details. Despite this I would recommend that you join a paid directory of paid online surveys rather than opt for a free membership.
The reason for this is that a legitimate paid membership directory will offer far more companies and higher cash paying surveys than you would find on a free list so if you you want to make some good earnings from paid surveys a paid membership is really the only way to do this. The fact is that a far larger number of the free sites are a scam than the sites you actually pay to join.
How do you find a legitimate directory? Well there are several methods that can help including looking for money back guarantees, checking a sites customer service, seeing if the site has been established a while and checking to see how long the domain name is registered for. All this of course does take quite a bit of time so I would recommend trying to a find a site that has done all this for you.
Not all surveys companies offer cash paying surveys but one thing you should know is that many of the prizes in prize draws are of a good value and you will be up against little competition.
Cash paying surveys are legitimate and a great way to make money online but if you are going to do them make sure you do it safely by following the advice in this article because by simply clicking every ad you see there is a huge risk of you falling victim to an online surveys scam.