SurveySavvy Fraud Alert

by Mei Lynn last updated on February 13, 2013 32 comments

Following is a warning published on SurveySavvy.com website home page:

Fraud Alert: If you receive a letter or notification that you have won money or a prize from SurveySavvy.com and you are asked to send money for any reason, this is a scam.
SurveySavvy.com does not ask you for any monetary payment to receive money, a gift or a prize
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SurveySavvy is a legitimate paid survey company. Above is a warning from SurveySavvy website that alerts people the fact that scammers are using their name to scam people. You can find my SurveySavvy Review here to learn more about them.

Another Scam Alert on SurveySavvy’s website home page:

Phishing scam targeting SurveySavvy members. Do not reply to emails for $150 business evaluation. More info:

2012-04-23 Fraudulent Business Evaluation
SurveySavvyâ„¢ has identified a scam which offers an opportunity to do a Business Evaluation for a $150 incentive. The scam requests that members send their contact information via email to a non-SurveySavvy email address. If you feel you have been a victim of this scam, please let us know by contacting support and utilize the consumer protection services linked below.

32 Comments

  1. tracey says:

    I have been getting emails regarding the opportunity to do business evaluation for $150.00 incentive.

  2. Kimberly Giles says:

    Starting to believe the bad reviews. I have been waiting over a month or so to receive my payments, and I haven’t seen one check yet. Still waiting on customer service to respond to my support ticket…..WHERE ARE MY CHECKS?????

  3. mlynn.admin says:

    [quote name=samundar]thanks for comments and feedback[/quote]You are very welcome! :)

  4. samundar says:

    thanks for comments and feedback

  5. Tanya says:

    Well, what can I say? I’ve been with them for more than 6 months, received many surveys, mostly “did not qualify”, and then I did several times, I went to my account today, and it’s still $0. It doesn’t work for me…

  6. Jessica says:

    [quote name=marie]I just don’t know about this website anymore. They seems to be legit but I do know for sure, their payment to me hasn’t arrived yet. Knowing I withdrew it last April and now it’s already August and no check came yet. I think it’s way past the 8-12 weeks that they state when I withdrew my money. Sucks because I can’t trace how much are the total since I withdrew for like 3 different times and they don’t display the summaries, of my withdrawal. Other websites only take 2-4 weeks for their payment to arrived even they said 4-8 weeks. This one here, just seems weird.[/quote]I received a check from them last year and it came in like a month or so, but I just withdrew in June of this year and I have yet to receive mine as well…

  7. marie says:

    I just don’t know about this website anymore. They seems to be legit but I do know for sure, their payment to me hasn’t arrived yet. Knowing I withdrew it last April and now it’s already August and no check came yet. I think it’s way past the 8-12 weeks that they state when I withdrew my money. Sucks because I can’t trace how much are the total since I withdrew for like 3 different times and they don’t display the summaries, of my withdrawal. Other websites only take 2-4 weeks for their payment to arrived even they said 4-8 weeks. This one here, just seems weird.

  8. fran says:

    then can you tell me why ever time I fill our one of these over 50 now I am always told I do not meet the demographics and then receive a ton of junk email to a site I only use for survey savy

  9. Tom says:

    I just completed a phone survey – a survey about phones- took me through for 15 minutes and asked my opinion about different products- then decided that I was not qualified to answer questons…Survey Saavy has done this so many times that I cannot count- use Global Test Market or Pine Cone research if you want fair compensation for your time
    If you received money from this company- congrats -you earned it!- I have found them to be dishonest.

  10. Josh says:

    I just took a surveysavvy survey from another survey website and after 30 minutes of questions I completed the survey only to get “sorry there was a technical error”?!? The survey also stated it would only take 10 min ..and I’m fast at taking these! Anyhow just a heads up ..I won’t waste my time with Surveysavy surveys ;-)

  11. mlynn.admin says:

    Ooh Wanda that is a scammer using SurveySavvy’s name to scam people!! :sad:

  12. Wanda Lamb says:

    :sad: I recieved a letter in the mail with what looked like your letterhead. SurveySAVVY. Inside this envelope was a letter with a chasiers check attatched for 1,121.00. This was for Mystery Shoppers. I was to go into a store wire some money from Western Union to another area in Canada. Put 200.00 in my pocket for pay and spend the other 50 mystery shopping at another store. The check bounced and now I am over 1,300.00 overdrafted in my account

  13. mlynn.admin says:

    Armedia, Surveysavvy is NOT a scam, lol

  14. Armedia williams says:

    Survey Savvy IS THE BIGGEST SCAM YET THEY MIGHT AS WELL BE LISTED UNDER FRAUD!! YOU ANSWER THEIR INQUIRES WHICH TAKE AT LEAST TWENTY MIN. TO BE TOLD AS OTHERS COMMENTS LISTED ABOVE, THAT YOU DO NOT QUALIFY, YET THE INFO THEY REQUEST PERTAIN TO RESEARCH MARKETING, IF IT NOT A SCAM, PLEASE TELL ME WHY I EARNED A GREAT BIG $2.00, IN 3-4 MONTHS & WHY WOULD THEY NEED TO ASK ME RESEARCH INFO TO DETERMINE MY ELIGIBILITY OVER & OVER AGAIN. IT’S FOR SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. theo boomsma says:

    After filling in a complete survey I got this message: “Based on your responses to the screener questions, you either do not match our client’s demographic criteria for this survey or the quota group you qualify for has been closed”. The first question was which country I lived in (demographic criteria) and the survey ended normal. (these are all the questions, click next to send your answers). To just find a way to let people fill in a survey without paying.

  16. Lee says:

    [quote name=mlynn]SurveySavvy is NOT a scam! This is a warning that a scammer was using SurveySavvy’s name to same people![/quote]
    Survey Savvy is a good site. I don’t make lots of money but I’ve rec’d every penny. Here is a snapshot of my earnings:

    My Surveys 30 $94.00
    Miscellaneous Incentives $6.00
    Lifetime Account Total $100.00
    Total Payments Requested $96.00
    Amount Remaining in Account $4.00

    I’m making on average, $3/15 min. survey so I can’t complain making $12/hr from home. The majority of survey companies have occasional glitches where you complete a survey only to get an error message but then I was paid $15 (150 pts) for a 15 min survey once when I think it should have been $1.50.

  17. mlynn.admin says:

    SurveySavvy is NOT a scam! This is a warning that a scammer was using SurveySavvy’s name to same people!

  18. Surveysavvy Scam says:

    Surveysavvy is a scam site.. so people stay away from this site and don’t waste your time partcipating in the surveys they will send.. everytime after finishing the surveys you will get message like you are not qualified.. CHEATERS…

  19. mlynn.admin says:

    Hi Jay, SurveySavvy is NOT a scam. They are very legit and reputable. Give them a couple of more weeks and email their support if you still don’t get credit. Their support is pretty good.

  20. jay says:

    SURVEY SAVVY IS A SCAM, I FINISHED A 2 DOLLAR SURVEY ITS BEEN LIKE A MONTH STILL NO 2 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Business Online says:

    I surveysavvy new members, how to meet the qualification that I can do the survey, thank you

  22. slippy says:

    SurveySavvy is a good site. I have not earned a whole lot of points though. I just received my first gift through them. I have been turned down many times for surveys. The scam I will definitely stay away from. Thank for the info.

  23. Mei says:

    Hi Interested,

    Please go to the United States Paid Survey List (link below), and sign up with SurveySavvy (#2 on the list) and other survey sites.

    http://mysurvey123.com/index.php/Free-Paid-Surveys-List/United-States-Free-Paid-Surveys-List.html

    SurveySavvy pay cash, usually take 1 month to receive the check.

  24. Interested says:

    Im interested in whar you guys are talking about… what exactly is survey savvy… i also have questions based on my first questions’ answers. Please help… i would love to make some extra money…oh and how long does it take for them to send you your check or compensation of some sort… :zzz :zzz :-? :-? :D 8)

  25. mlynn.admin says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    I love SurveySavvy too!

  26. Tiffany says:

    I love SurveySavvy…definitely not a scam…but as with most online surveys…you may not qualify…but I have qualified many times and made over 100 dollars cummulative with them.

  27. gervie says:

    i sign up aw survey now i got $27 in it! i want to be active in that program but many opinion its a scam. i don’t know whom to believe.

  28. free says:

    Although I dont get many surveys, bit they seem to be on the up and up.

  29. yudi says:

    :roll:
    i think you;re guy right its not a scam and it never asked for money from us..

  30. Mei says:

    Hi Shirley,

    Thank you for the comment and feedback! And welcome!

  31. Shirley Jones says:

    I agree with the above.
    Surveysavvy has never asked me for any money to recieve money.
    Furthermore, they are one of my favorite websites to do research
    surveys with. I’ve made anywhere between $3.00-$20.00 from their surveys. But one ha to qualify for the survey. They at one time paided $50.00 for surveys.
    But, that is a thing of the past.

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