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 email@example.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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Whoa my heart skipped a beat when I read the title because I just answered one yesterday. Glad you thought it’s legit. 🙂
Thanks for warning us!
From the looks of it, it looks like a scam to me. I never heard of a survey and that they would give yyou a huge prize for just completing a simple survey.
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I do not answer surveys, I hate them. It sure look like something legit to me. By the way, I hate the fact that all the comments here are tagged NF. C’mon you’re on the 3rd rank na for “make money online”, share the juice naman. hehe
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i am not good in blogging, or simply writing, can anyone recommend any
online job that is not a scam?
i found this link, http://bit.ly/earn-money-from-web
but i don’t know if this is legit.
this article is interesting. thank you for writing this one.
I got an email like this too.
Is that a cheat?
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I also, just received email like this yesterday (same as yeahcao).
Since this article already 2 months passed, do you won any price???
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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