[Note: Surveylot.com is not the scammer here. Someone has simply made fake checks with the Surveylot.com information on them, so Surveylot.com is a victim, too.]
I’ve Tried That reader Joanna shared her story in the comments section of a Surveylot.com post.
SurveyLot.com is a complete scam. 2 weeks ago after my husband lost his job, I received a letter in the mail “Opinions for Cash” is what this person called it. Stupid me…my husband just lost his job, we have no income coming in and I thought “Thank you Lord” this came at just the right time. I thought it would help to atleast put food on the table for my 3 children. BOY was I WRONG! COMPLETE SCAM!!! Now, not only do I have to conjure up some money for food, rent, and bills. Now I have to pay back my bank for a fraudulent cashier’s check SurveyLot.com sent me to do this job of “Opinions for Cash”.
Please everyone be warned…this is a COMPLETE SCAM Do not be fooled like I was.
That emotional tug is the common theme emerging from our “I was scammed” stories. When faced with the need to feed 3 children, as in this case, or the unexpected loss of income, ordinarily smart people turn to the Internet and switch off a portion of their brains.
But hold on, what’s this? A fraudulent cashier’s check? I asked Joanna for more information and here’s what she wrote:
I was told to cash or deposit this cashier’s check into my bank account,then go to my nearest Walmart and send a moneygram to a ficticious person in the amount of $2500.00 Now this is also a ficticious check according to my bank and the bank this check was so called issued from. So I am now liable to pay my bank back this amount of the ficticious check of $2905.00.
Whoa! We knew Surveylot.com was shady, but the classic fake check scam?? To the tune of three grand?? That’s another ballgame entirely. So much so, in fact, that I wondered if Joanna doesn’t have her scammers mixed up. But she said no. She received a letter on Surveylot.com letterhead, which referred her back to the website. Curiouser and curiouser, as they say down in the bayou.
Speaking of fake checks, check out Snoskred’s story. He made $5 million this year! (All fake checks, though. Maybe he uses it to pay rent on a fake apartment or to buy fake food.)
What YOU can do
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