Is Vandale Research a legit survey company or is it a scam? In my opinion, they are absolutely a SCAM, here is why:
I signed up with them, just wanted to know the truth, here is what I found out and why I say they are scam:
One of the surveys available for me right after I signed up is their “Accelerated Training Tutorial” – which pays $5.00. Yes, you go through this training and get $5.00 credit in your account, sounds great? until you read this: the training is actually asking me go through the sign up process with eFax’s 30-day FREE trial (is this trail sounds familiar to you? of course I am not stupid) then do their so called follow up survey (apparently the “survey” is just a bogus survey from Vindale.).
OKEY, I don’t need to go on anymore – It is very clear to me that this is NOT a Paid Survey, this is actually a Paid offer.
I also did a little research on web, and found out that people are talking about having to pay upfront fee (give out credit card numbers) to evaluate a product and do “surveys” – this makes it even more evident that Vindale Research is NOT a legit paid survey/marketing research company – REAL paid survey/Marketing Research companies NEVER ask you to pay for anything such as the product you are suppose to test and evaluate to give your opinion, it is ALWAYS FREE to do product testing and give your opinion on the products you tested by taking the follow up survey about the products.
So what are they?
Vindale is a Paid To Do offers site, NOT a legit Paid Survey/Marketing research site/company. You get paid for signing up offers, just like many other Paid Offer sites.
Should I sign up with them?
I have heard people getting paid by them, but many have issues with them such as not getting credit. Signing up with them or not is up to you. The point is do you want to spend time on them knowing that there is a possibility that you will not get paid? The sad thing is many GPT beginners don’t even know about this possibility, and they are easily fooled by sites like Vindale research.
Those days crooks and scammers like Vinale are getting smarter and using more creative dirty tricks. What they are doing is deceiving and unethical, and they should be put out of business.
If you are looking for legitimate paid survey sites that are free to join and pay, please check out my Free Lists of Legit Paid Survey Sites.