Paypal survey or phishing scam?



I received an email today inviting me to answer a Paypal survey. A Sony laptop is at stake once I finished the survey. The invite was sent by customersurvey@survey-take.com and it is supposedly administered on behalf of Paypal.

Of course, I’m wary about these types of emails since I’ve encountered a lot of phishing emails and Paypal scams in the past (another fake Paypal email and Paypal scam here).

I did a little investigation and discovered the email to be somewhat legit.

For one, the survey questionnaire is hosted at www.gmi-mr.com, a duly registered market research agency. In fact, I have previously received a $50 cheque from them by answering their paid online surveys.

Two, I did a little WHOIS check on survey-take.com, the originator of the survey invite and found out that it is again owned by Global Market Insite or GMI (www.gmi-mr.com).

Finally, while answering the survey, I was on the lookout for any question that would ask my personal information, particularly my Paypal password. That would surely be a giveaway that the survey was a phishing scam.

Fortunately, there was not even a single question that raised a red flag.

And so I finished the survey and now I’m just hoping — and waiting — to get that Sony notebook prize!

Did you also answer that Paypal survey?

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10 thoughts on “Paypal survey or phishing scam?”

  1. yea. I too gave the same survey today. Customersurvey”.
    But they ask me like if i work in any ad agency or any of my family member works in bank ? LOL

    It wasnt phishing i hope so.

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