As we talked about before, there are many websites that claim to pay you for doing activities, such as surveys, but are only interested in scamming you. You can read more about how to avoid these websites here.
In my venture to creating an online career for myself, I have come across a few of these websites. I decided to make an email address dedicated to these websites and try them out to inform everybody of the real scam websites and my experience with them.
If you have been scammed by any websites or just know of any, please message me at email@example.com or leave a comment below. I will check it out for myself and add it to this list of I deem it as a scam.
The first scam I encountered in my journey is Vacant survey. I first read reviews and knew this was going to be adding to the list before even signing up.
After signing up, the first thing I notice is that there are many grammar errors. For example “Get profit $18 to your balance for each successfully done survey”. This is a red flag to me. I also noticed first off that you automatically have $9 in your account, which is high.
Each survey is worth $18. This could be okay if they were long intensive surveys. They aren’t. You watch an ad that’s about 30 seconds long and then answer like 10 yes or no questions and poof, you have $18.
When going to cash out, you will see that you have to have $1500 in order to request payment. That’s a lot of time to invest in something that you aren’t even sure pays yet!
On top of all of this, there is no contact number or email, only a box to fill out and submit and possibly at some point get a reply.
I’m not sure what scam they are trying to pull exactly, but many reviews say they want your PayPal information, which I wouldn’t doubt. All in all, this is a website to avoid!
Stay away from websites like these by signing up for my #1 recommendation instead!