...Is Survey Lot a Scam?
is another company claiming that they can
show you how to make money taking surveys
and evaluating products. Many people
sign up with them because their services are
free but quickly realize the real costs.
The SurveyLot website is simply a
collection of various free and well known
survey companies. In exchange for this
information SurveyLot.com reserves the right
to send you various offers and
advertisements from their sponsors.
Normally this wouldn't be a big deal,
you basically agree to receive some emails
from them in exchange for access to a survey
database. However, recently SurveyLot
has been associated with a blatant check
They send their members on a "Secret
Shopper" mission to evaluate the services of
a local money-gram. People receive a
check for around $3,800 which they're told
to cash at their bank then use the
money-gram to send some thing like $3,400 to
a false name. The customer is told
that after the wiring fees they can keep the
difference, usually, $200-$300.
The problem is that the SurveyLot.com
check is bogus and if you cash it you'll be
held accountable for repaying the money.
This is an awful scheme since these
scammers' operations are based outside the
US and it's difficult to find them after the
fact. Thus, the folks who fell for
this are left to payback the money on their
I would recommend staying away from
SurveyLot.com, there's really no point in
using their services. You can find
everything in their database on your own and
spare yourself the headache of dealing with
their spam emails and potential scams.
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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints for
4:53pm on October 18th, 2011
I was leery from the get go, so I checked it out and boy am I glad I did!!!
8:37pm on October 17th, 2011
I received a check for $9700 for survey I never filled out. Went on internet see the comments from you and glad I DID I would have lost money.
Momma G Nebraska
5:45pm on May 31st, 2011
My husband just got one of these checks in the mail. The bank is real - located in St. Louis and some Sales company printed on the front is real, although not involved with whatever this scam is. You don't get something for nothing, so I check it out. It took me awhile as Survey Lot Service is located somewhere within the body of the instructions. Couldn't find anything fishy in the rest of the names. But the person to call obviously is foreign and when I checked the area code for the number it came up Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the warning.
12:21pm on March 6th, 2011
I just got one of their checks in the mail. Thank you so much for posting this info! Do you know who I should contact about this, it is illegal to make fake checks, right?
9:44pm on September 17th, 2010
I googled "survey lots" before joining and see from this web site they are a scam. I find it hilarious and many more things (like criminal) that they have a paid google ad on this page
Janet Sage Victoria BC
8:37pm on July 26th, 2010
Thank you all. I am on disability, looking for a way forward. I did sign on with Surveylot, then felt unsure and hesitated for weeks. Gut instinct wins again. Thank you everyone for posting these reviews!!! I can survive long enough to begin working again. Not sure what the 'Program Rating' box is for so left it blank. Thank you to the host of this site.
4:01am on July 24th, 2010
You should read the main page of the website people, they clearly state that IF you do receive one of these checks you are not supposed to do anything with them. P.S make sure a check goes through before sending anything, especially a moneygram. its understandable if you spend the moneyt at stores. (you can refund, plus its not a ridiculous amount of money). BE SMART
1:45am on June 13th, 2010
I have just signed up to Survey lot . and have just come across all this and now know its a scam how can i cancel the registration or cant i. am i in trouble?
7:40pm on October 28th, 2009
I unfortunately fell for this scam. I should of checked it out first. If I would of waited two more days to get the money out of the bank I would of been ok. My bank held onto it for only 3 days, not long enough for it to come back as a bad check. Now I am responsible to pay back over 4,000 to my bank. I will not fall for anything again. Hard lessons to learn. I did file a police report and going to contact the FBI to file a case with them.
1:15pm on October 28th, 2009
My friend was just scammed by this company. She lost almost $4,000.00 because she didn't investigate. Upon contacting the company to try to get her money back they had already sent her 2 more checks for the same amount, which also turned out to be bogus. She found this out by contacting the issuing bank that was printed on the face of the check. Beware people!
4:44am on September 12th, 2009
Got the letter and check today. Glad that I found this website.
9:40am on August 19th, 2009
almost fell for it... thank you for this invaluable input/warning!
12:08am on August 11th, 2009
I notice all the complaints about SurveyLot.com are from America. Is SurveyLot.com just as bad in Oz? I've recently joined up with them but have not received any surveys yet. Then I discovered all these comments about SurveyLot and all the victims of this scam. Where are these SurveyLot bastards and their dodgy cheques?! Thanks for warning me about them before I get myself in trouble!
wayne nags head nc
9:53am on May 21st, 2009
thanks everyone for your input i almost fell 4 it
pam tinsley martinsville
12:32pm on May 4th, 2009
this is a scam they sent me a check 4 2,925.00 i got a letter from mr toney call 1 647/832/ 6097 its a scam b on alert call police
7:23pm on April 21st, 2009
Surveylot is a total scam.We got scammed out of $2100.00. These people need to be caught.This has been going on since 2007.
Tim Detroit, Michigan
5:00pm on April 10th, 2009
SurveyLot.com sent me a letter today asking me to deposit a check for $2,555.35 in my account, wait for the check to clear and then shop at Wal-Mart, JC Penny or K Mart. Sending a money gram was part of the deal too. The letterhead said that the company was located in California, the check was written from a bank in Colorado, and the person I called was in Canada but had a Nigerian accent. Thank God I saw this site. I called the local FBI office and they said it was a scam. BEWARE!!!!!!
8:19am on March 31st, 2009
I just received a check from SurveyLot Marketing Services in the full sum of $2,410.00 requesting I make purchases at JC Penney for $100.00, Walmart for $100.00 and send a Money Gram for $1,900.00 and I keep $200.00 for training pay and expenses, this doesn't even sound logical. They claim they want you to follow company policy but there was no company policy information enclosed with the check. So people beware of idiots like this. I am going to turn this check over to the FBI and I hope the idiots be caught for such fraudulent behavior. Bye the way the company is located in Ontario, Canada.
8:21am on March 26th, 2009
I have just received a check from survey lot. this is the third one like it they have sent to me. Lucky for me I had a friend tell me the first one was a fraud. I called the FBI! They are interested in the case. If you get one of these from any company out of Canada contact the FBI in your area right away. they will tell you where to send it and hopefully we can nail these money sucking pigs!!!
5:05pm on February 24th, 2009
I was just about to look into joining this site. I had a gut feeling that it was a scam, and so I did research on it. Im so happy that I seen your site ! Anytime that you are asked to send money to receive money it is ALWAYS a scam. I do know of someone who went to get a personal (poor credit) loan. They had to pay down money on this loan to receive the funds - to secure the loan. They did this, and it turned out it was fraud. They are out close to $1500.00. I bring this up because this loan company, SHERWAY LOANS is also located in Canada. Coincidence of being located in Canada?? I think not.
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