Legit or Scam?
is one of the largest survey panels
collecting market research data in the United
States. Formerly known as NFO MySurvey
(National Family Opinion) the company has
been in business since 1946 and online since
The company is open to all US
residents above eighteen and as low as
fourteen with parental permission.
Unlike other survey companies MySurvey.com
doesn't require an up-to-date detailed
profile from you. Instead they use
short pre-screeners to qualify you for
Your compensation for completing
surveys at MySurvey.com is as
follows, 15 to 35 points per
pre-screener and up to 1,000 points for full
surveys. The cash value for 1k points
is equivalent to 10 dollars and is the
current cash out minimum.
In addition to the surveys
there are also a variety of sweepstakes and
raffles that you can join for a chance to
win larger prizes. There's the daily
10,000 point giveaway, a 50,000 point first
chance email give away, and the $10,000 sweepstakes (several times a year).
You can also make some extra
money by referring friends and family to MySurvey. After your referrals
complete their intro survey you'll receive
an extra 150 points. MySurvey.com has proven
to be a legitimate company with solid support
for its members.
They honor payment requests and send checks
within 4 weeks of your initial request.
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Spam sufferer UK
8:13am on February 26th, 2015
They pay a third party to send the spam, then claim to have nothing to do with it.
7:44pm on January 22nd, 2015
I had been a member for years and one day I got a threatening email from Carol Adams accusing me of fraud and threatening legal action and then closed my account. I think this was nothing but a witch hunt as I had amassed over 25,000 points.
These people are crooks and one day it's going to bite them in the butt. Steer clear of them or you will get burned.
Derek Ray United Kingdom
9:03am on January 16th, 2015
I have spent 21/2 hours on a survey completing parts 1&2 half way through part 3 I was getting technical errors 7 emails later still no rewards and all you get back when you send an email is the standard reply Seem to spend a lot of time starting surveys getting 1/2 way through them then getting message cancelling survey with no rewards
This company is without doubt one of the worst survey companies online.As I have not received the 1500 polnt reward I am cancelling my membership
2:39pm on December 24th, 2014
dont bother with mysurvey....i had been a member for years with no problems..then my wife got sick with cancer and i was offline for a while taking care of her. when she was done with treatment and i had a chance to go online i saw a slew of mail to deal with. did so then decided to check in with the survey sites i was a member of, 1 being mysurvey. i couldnt sign in i emailed them and asked why. got a reply about no longer a member due to reporting them as spam, which i hadnt done. i replied and explained i didnt,been offline taking care of sick wife, blah blah...also explained that sometimes aol will report emails as spam that isnt spam so i assumed this is what happened while i was offline. i got a form reply back saying to be reinstated i need to do 3 things..to admit i did report them as spam and it was an accident but it was my fault. to claim i will never do it again and to admit that i wanted mail from them again..they wanted me to lie and say i reported them when i didnt. they were so non compassionate and dishonest. i see them as dishonest since they were wanting me to lie. and claim i did something i didn't do. i replied back saying again i didnt, was offline, aol blah blah blah and since they wanted me to lie that shows how dishonest of a company they are as well as lacking empathy for my situation. told them i no longer wanted to be a member of mysurvey, a company like that. then guess what i got this morning..another email from them telling me how to have my acct turned on and again wanting me to lie. seriously? are they nothing but bots? obviously no one read my email from the other day..just dont bother with them..other survey companies i am a member of when i explained my situation they offered condolences about my wife and kind words..i am still members of those..mysurvey..no thank you ever again..
Thomas Girsch Wisconsin
6:39pm on December 18th, 2014
Scam artists. Beware they will steal your points from you in a heartbeat
steven garland australia
7:41am on December 4th, 2014
this site is no longer any good in my opinion, I completed some long surveys and what do you know right as I go to submit it comes up with error or just nothing and of course as a result NO POINTS, I have referred the matter to my local fair trading authority, I am going to cancel as im tired of wasting my time and just getting pro former replies which are of no use at all. FORGET IT
Gloria Kerrigan Florida
10:14am on November 24th, 2014
I have unsubscribed to their emails several times and have waited the 10 days yet I continue to get emails!! I am submitting a complaint to the FCC!
Very Disappointing Singapore
10:06am on October 27th, 2014
Have successfully redeemed my rewards points before. But lately, MySurvey seems to turn scam. Vouchers redeemed since Apr 2014 were not delivered . And every inquiry I sent regarding the redemptions were replied with same TEDIOUS standard response....already losing count of how many messages I have sent.
Definitely will NOT recommend MySurveyto anyone
10:10am on October 2nd, 2014
Take months and no sight of my redemption:
Dear MySurvey Member,
Thank you your message.
I am so sorry about the late reply, however we are still waiting for the provider's reply. I will contact you as soon as I have more information about your transaction.
I apologize for any inconveniences that this has caused you.
5:48pm on September 29th, 2014
Ok I have been taking surveys for a long time now, one day I get an email stating I can start taking surveys on my android phone via app install. So I did I figure when I am not at my P/C I can do survey;s on my phone how convenient. (NOT) Since I installed this app not only do I no longer get surveys on my P/C but none on the smart phone either. So as this becomes a concern I contacted them with an email, whats going on with my surveys? This is how they responded with a serious threat.Read below as I copied and pasted this here. I am at a standstill thinking on how to reply, any ideas? I am outraged at this accusation what a bunch of morons
Sep 29 15:02
MySurvey is limited to members actively participating in market research surveys.
Active participation in surveys includes but is not limited to truthfully and honestly answering the questions presented in each survey. The survey answers provided by members is vital to the research and businesses asking for opinions. Participation in any of our surveys is voluntary, if you chose not to participate in a survey, for whatever reason, your membership will not be affected.
We are aware of certain members completing surveys without actually answering any survey questions, opening duplicate memberships and/or referring the same person(s) with different email addresses, using the same IP address. In addition to violating the Reward Point Rules, such actions constitute acts of fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. sec. 1029 in addition to, where applicable, state criminal statutes. Maximum penalties for first time offenders include ten years imprisonment and/or substantial fines.
Any members engaging in such fraud will be barred from further access to MySurvey, will automatically lose all Reward Points, and will be reported by Lightspeed Research to the appropriate federal and state authorities for prosecution.
Based on our audit of your membership, we found evidence of such fraud. Therefore, we have inactivated your membership, barred you from future membership and invalidated your accumulated Reward Points. We further reserve the right to report your conduct to the appropriate federal and state authorities.
If you feel this an error, please reply to this email and provide further details
11:15pm on September 10th, 2014
I have spent over 2 hours on this site taking these surveys and of course I "didn't qualify" for any of them. not one! I have taken close to 25 of them. then they tell you to download the app. for what?? there hasn't been one survey that I could even take on there. they all say to use my desktop. this site is a complete joke!
Eonwe Planet Earth
8:19am on July 1st, 2014
The only reason I give it 2 stars is because it was a good deal for awhile, until I got to 4300 points, 100 points less than I needed to cash out a whopping $40. I was getting 3-8 surveys PER DAY until I got to this point. Either I've been throttled because of this or Carol didn't like it when I complained about all the surveys lately disconnecting me and not issuing my points. If you get disconnected by their servers, even after 30 mins invested in a survey and don't write down the survey number, she won't credit you. I found out the hard way. The survey numbers disappear from your account once you start them. You get disconnected, they get your data, and then you're screwed. I was upset. I wrote an upset email to her and VOILA! My surveys stopped completely. When I asked her about this she issued a canned reply stating that you have to have an account for a while before surveys start coming in. She basically ignored me. I give up. I've cashed-out and hope I'll actually get the money. I'm not too hopeful. Had this all not come to pass I'd have given them 5 stars. Too bad. Either I've been throttled so I can't cash out the remaining points in my account (a little too ironic to not be this explanation), or 'someone' allowed attitude to interfere with how she does business. Either way, very unethical.
Leo Reuter Singapore
3:28am on May 30th, 2014
I've been waiting almost eight months to receive S$120 despite countless emails and threats to which there has been zero response.
I'm now taking the matter up with the authorities and with the media.
The service provided by Mysurvey is disgraceful yet they continue to promote themselves as prompt payers.
12:48pm on May 19th, 2014
This USED to be a good site and a great place to earn gift cards! Lately, most of the surveys COMPLETED fail to pay out. A note will pop up that says, your points will be credited in 7-10 days. If you should see this, just know that these points will NEVER arrive. I don't know why the fast decline in what used to be a good site but I now consider it a SCAM!!! Customer service will NOT RESPOND...Don't waste your time..canceling today after 10+ years. Buyer beware...
John La Mesa
10:29pm on March 31st, 2014
I just canceled my membership after 15 years. Carol Adams has become terse and threatening people with reporting to authorities if they commit fraud such as giving false answers to surveys. Stay away from mysurvey. Don't risk 10 years in jail.
S Brooks UK
2:38am on March 8th, 2014
I have emailed several times to try and get paid for surveys completed. No answer, also posted on their Facebook page, no response at all. Other people are also complaining, emails bouncing back, "not known" Contact us button on website is useless, messages ignored. What is going on???
12:16pm on February 24th, 2014
Used to be a good way to earn some gift cards. Not anymore.
It seems that now you complete a lot a of a survey only to be screened out and not receive anything for your time, while they get plenty of useable answers. It's a complete waste of time.
And their customer service is awful. Good luck trying to get in touch when your points are not allocated.
2:52pm on January 12th, 2014
I think that I will cancel my account with MySurvey today. It's true that the amount of time required does not worth anything they have to offer. Do not waste your time. Move on to other ways of earning a reasonable income online.
2:04am on December 31st, 2013
Like many others, I accumulated my points for reward redemption. But nothing was received after a month and neither did they respond to my queries, which I sent twice!
They're just using us for free labour! Don't ever get scammed like we did!
Scums like them ought to be shot!
Tommy Chan Singapore
5:47am on December 19th, 2013
My Survey seemed quite okay, but I am still waiting for a voucher I claimed on 15 October 2013. Two months, and it still has not arrived. It's still "processing" in my account. I emailed the customer service 10 times, but they only replied once. Since then, I have not been receiving any replies.
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