Survey Scout Scam?

Survey Scout is one of the oldest paid survey membership directory sites. Membership fee is $34.95. Survey Scout has a money back guarantee policy – if you are not satisfied about what you get from them, you can request to get your money back. It sounds good since you seem to have nothing to lose – however, you do. Check out SurveyScount’s “Revised Privacy Policy“. Here is the part that worth your attention:

Information Dissemination

We may use the personal information that you supply to us and we may work with other third party businesses to bring selected retail opportunities to our members via email. These businesses may include providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation and email marketing.

This sounds so similar to other spam/scam survey directory sites (like expresspaidsurvey) – even if you can request your money back as they suggested, they still got your name and email (and of course other personal information) and you probably will still get junk mails and spam emails. In other words, even if you get your money back, they still can make money off you – sell your personal information.

Survey Scout and many other paid survey directory membership sites have become a bunch of email harvesting sites – not only Survey Scout makes money from membership fees. also makes gains from sharing/selling member’s personal information!!! Stay away from SurveyScout and any other paid survey membership sites all together!

If you are looking for real legitimate paid survey sites that are free to join and pay, you do NOT need to pay anyone! Check out my Free Lists of Legitimate Paid Survey Sites.

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