Global Survey Group – Scam or Spam
I have seen people mentioning and promoting Global Survey Group (globalsurveygroup.com), so I visited the site, and here are my thoughts:
First, on their home page they say: “Join Today for a chance to win A new TV, $100,000 cash, or a new SUV”. For some reason I do not feel good about this, $100,000 cash or a new SUV is a lot of money. I have not seen any legitimate market research and paid survey companies offer such a big reward just for joining.
“How is User information used?
When you register with Global Survey Group, you may receive offers from us or our marketing partners. Our marketing partners may use this information to make offers to you in your areas of interest or other offers. Our marketing partners wishing to contact you either give their e-mail message to us and we deliver it to you, or with your prior permission, we provide your contact information to them so they can deliver messages directly to you. It is solely at your discretion if you choose to provide additional personally identifiable information to a marketer by making a purchase, requesting additional information, or communicating directly with the company or organization after using its website. We may also use outside companies to execute the marketing campaigns on our behalf or on behalf of some of our marketing partners. We will share your e-mail name & other information that you give us that is necessary for these third parties to provide these services. These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purposes of providing these services.”
Finally: Part of their “About Us” page tells me for sure that they are NOT a real paid surveys company that have market research surveys.
“We’re willing to offer you amazing rewards for taking our surveys because your opinions and preferences are valuable to us! We are looking for people who want to SHARE THEIR OPINIONS on products and services. You will be reward with valuable offers over the web, and you might even Win a GRAND PRIZE of $100,000!
Depending on your survey answers and preferences, you will receive offers, coupons, discounts, gifts, giveaways and other rewards for things WE KNOW YOU’LL LIKE because you just told us!”
Legitimate market research companies do NOT pay people offers for completing paid surveys. They reward people cash, gift certificates or gift cards, merchandise/prizes or sweepstakes entries for taking paid surveys.
Conclusion: based on above analysis, I think Global Survey Group is NOT a real legitimate market research paid survey site, They are either a paid offer site or an email harvesting site, you probably will receive paid offers from them (paid offers are those you have to sign up offers to get paid), and/or just tons of spams. I suggest you stay away from them.
If you are looking for REAL market research paid survey companies that actually pay panel members cash or gift certificates for completing paid surveys, I suggest you check out my Free List of legitimate Paid Survey Sites.