Is the Unemployment Survey Legit or a Scam?


Unemployment is a website that claims to gift you a $500 check in exchange for completing their Unemployment Survey on consumer related issues.

If you read further on their website, you see that this $500 check will be issued to you not only in exchange for completing the survey, but also for completing the 13 required sponsorship offers, meeting their eligibility requirements, and even then only after you properly follow their redemption instructions.

If you read through their Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions, it’s pretty easy to tell that the Unemployment Survey is a simply a way to get you to officially release all your contact information to advertisers affiliated with the Unemployment Survey.

The Unemployment Survey honestly tells you in their Terms & Conditions that they only way they can offer you any gifts in exchange for your survey info is because they sell your contact information to advertisers.  This includes giving your phone number to telemarketers and giving them express permission to contact you even if you may be on the Federal “Do Not Call” list.

So is the Unemployment Survey a Scam?

I can’t say whether or not and the Unemployment Survey will honor their promise of a $500 check because I haven’t taken the survey.  The truth is that once you give your information to this service, you will undoubtedly be completely swarmed by emails, phone calls, mail advertisements, and yes, even text message advertisements which will likely cost you money.

If you have already taken the Unemployment Survey and are experiencing this kind of marketing harassment and would like to unsubscribe to this service, simply go to their Privacy Policy page, scroll the bottom and click the blue link to enter your email address.  In order to stop the phone calls and text messages there is a separate unsubscribe policy, but you should find that all explained here as well.

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Average Rating for " " is 1.25 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.

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    Lisa Tyree says:

    March 19th, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    If the Unemployment Survey for $500 is justa come-on, then it should be removed, as it would, in fact, just be a scam of sorts.
    There should also be a law against giving you a call from a telemarketer if you are on a “do not call” list.

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    Elam Richardson says:

    July 18th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    This should not be on the web at all, one reason is because there desperate families who would really benefit from such little income.
    The second reason is because I personally thought this was a real survey that would accommodate you for giving feedback.

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    Angela Kleese-Whipple says:

    January 8th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I think the unemployment survey is a scam and a waste of my time to.

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    Vikingo says:

    August 21st, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I’m an informed American. Period. I know the scam market. That this shit is on a page when I’m applying for food stamps because my job is not enough to sustain me is ridiculous. And your write up is even more ridiculous…because, like said, we already fear the scam. All we wanna know is if it’s legit. IF you don’t know, don’t write about it.Haven’t taken the survey, what bs.

  • julianne says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve had 3 scans already. Is this for real? I even got the conceit checks


    Ivy says:
    November 18th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    hey lucky for you I never received the check that they promised to give you if you are unemployed I fill as though it is a scam I truly do maybe I need to rethink things over before giving my information to companies I should’ve knew something was up when I didn’t receive my $500 check.

  • julianne says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    If I could recieve this check. It would help me get my license.
    I need my license for the kind of job I want.

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    fdsf says:

    July 31st, 2012 at 1:19 pm


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    Michele says:

    March 26th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    How do you expect the unemployed to pay for the offered advertisement of magazine and ect. This is clearly a scam!!!!!

  • Joohnyyy says:

    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 am

    is it true or not ?

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    Evan says:

    September 20th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I’m pretty sure this kind of email is spam and don’t waste your time on them.

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    Fallin amundson says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I did the survey and bought three things and I never received any email saying I was getting $500.


    Lorena says:
    April 24th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I am willing to complete online survey in exchange for a check for $500. in the mail.

  • 2cents says:

    February 6th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much for the info. Let me show an example of the offer for other viewers to review and compare.
    $500 Unemployment Check – Details Inside
    Sunday, February 6, 2011 8:38 AM
    From: “Unemployment Poll”

    Get a $500 Check on us

    Re: $500 Payment Opportunity for (Your E-mail Address)
    Your employment status is important for our research. This is why you have been selected to complete our short unemployment survey to receive a FREE $500 Check (Participation required. See below for details.)

    Click here to take our survey, then follow the instructions on our website before this offer expires.

    Voice your opinion today and get a $500 check to pay your bills!

    You participation is greatly appreciated.

    -Retail Survey Central

    Get a $500 Check on us


    Jesse glawson says:
    August 12th, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Finished all steps required to qualify for !500.00 check


    Ivy says:
    November 18th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I have already taken the survey I am quite sure you all have my information when will I receive my $500 check.


    Henry L Robinson Jr says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I was on the internet the last week and applied on a survey as to claim this said check and what now do i do to claim it?


    cortina scroggins says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    What is this for how can i get a check because i need it to pay off a bill.


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