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Surveylot.com: $1,000 per week taking surveys?

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Did you get an unexpected check from “Surveylot.com?” Cashing it could land you in debt and in jail! Read this post.

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of outfits promising to show you how to make lots of money just taking online surveys. But face the reality, folks: unless your name is Simon Cowell and you can deliver it with the same bitchitude, your opinion ain’t worth that much.

The question is not whether to review a paid survey promise; the question is which one? I picked the first one that showed up as an ad in my Google mailbox screen: Surveylot.com.

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So I selected the options that I wanted and signed up using the “Do I Qualify?” button (gee, I wonder if I will qualify). Why not? It’s free! Follow the results here.

70 thoughts on “Surveylot.com: $1,000 per week taking surveys?”

  1. I wonder how they get our name and address? I have been posting my resume online and I could almost bet all of you have been doing that also. Someone must be selling our information. I too recieved this check last nite. I contacted the bank in Texas called professional bank na and informed them of this scam. I am sorry for all of you who did get scammed on this. There has to be something we can do to put these people behind bars! I contacted my local news station and they are going to research it and broadcast a story about it tomorrow. Everyone here should do somthing!

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  2. Oh yes, an outfit called “fieldwork” is legit (and free). I’ve done some surveys with Fieldwork of Boston. You go in, talk about prepared food, or sporting goods and such for a couple hours, get a free quizno’s sub & cola + 75$. I’ve done worse for less. I signed up 5 years back and have only “qualified” for about 3, but hey, an extra 75$ here and there isn’t shabby…just don’t expect to make a living at it.

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  3. Notice the “authorities” and banks don’t seem to care to track down or stop these scams? The banks get their money (out of you plus fees), the “law enforcement”, courts, judges, liars (lawyers), probation, jail, in-justice system gets another slave. Good friend of mine got screwed with this sort of thing. No one cares about the perpetrators, but the victims get screwed again by the banks/lawyers/in-justice system.

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  4. There are some legitimate survey sites out there. You won’t make huge amounts of money, but they’re honest and do pay if you invest a little bit of time.

    surveyspot.com
    acop.com
    globaltestmarket.com

    I’ve had good results with these three.

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  5. Doesn’t seem like anything is legit out there……….even joined survey companies you needed to pay for and asked for my $ back!!! They were ALL scams ——– they were all free websites which I never made 1 cent at.

    Now, if I don’t find something legit, I will end up loosing my home next month!!!

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  6. I received a 3500. check from Surveylot yesterday and was told to shop at wal-mart, and the gap, then wire transfer 1500 of it. I ran a search, found this site, and so glad I did. I am a real pessimist when it comes to these things, and know it couldn’t be real. People, companies don’t just send you a check that big, without it being a scam or a loan. Keep posting, and maybe it will get them stopped. i just tore the check up. Shame because we could use the money lol!

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  7. curiously enough, I found out about surveylot.com via a sponsored link inside of Gmail! So even though it seems like a very real scam, Google is referring people to it via their sponsored links!

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  8. Received the same type of cheque. Thank God I questioned it. My Credit Union gave me great advise. They told me to cash the cheque and then leave it in the account with a 14 day hold on it. That way the cheque had a chance to clear with the other bank and when it did not clear they came after the money and it was still sitting in the account. In the end my Credit Union saved me a lot of money.

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  9. I recieved a check from them to. Thank fully I had gotten the same type of thing through some Nygeria scam and looked into it. So I already knew it was a scam.
    Basically if it seems to good to be true
    IT IS!!!!!!!!!
    Nothing in life is free…..

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  10. LoL I applied to be a phone sex operator and a tarot card reader, then I get the PHARMASSET CONSUMER SURVEY in the mail. LoL Sorry guys, but I smelled dead fish instantly! It also lables CITIBANK as their financial institution. I also happen to have a CitiBank cc as well, so I thought it was an underhanded way to get me to take out a loan with them. Still, there’s no way I would cash it. I didn’t ask for it-it just came. It would probably be best to contact your local news station so they might mention it.

    As far as the “greedy accuser” goes..Your an ass. A mighty big one at that. It isn’t greed that makes us want to protect our children or catch up on house payments. I recommend you return to your shell, as you are not ready to hatch yet!

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  11. I received a letter dated 05/20/08 from SurveyLot.com, with a check in the amount of $3,495.00. It instructed that I go to any Moneygram Travelers Express, located at Wal-Mart store. I am to pose as a potential customer sending funds to family or friend and complete a survey (also enclosed), regarding the service provided by the Moneygram rep. Thank God, His Holy Spirit alerted me right away that this is “too good to be true.” I looked up the company on web and was directed to this site. It is so important to seek the wisdom of God before doing anything.

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  12. SCAM SCAM SCAM
    I recieved a check in the mail for $4,960.15 from Pharmasset Inc.Which is a REAL company that has nothing to do with a moneygram survey.I was to make a money gram for $4,430.I so desperately needed extra income; being a single mother.Just before i left for the bank i decided to look this company up and i found this website.I THANK GOD, because it would of been almost impossible for me to payback on a fixed income with no child support.I AM DEFINATELY TAKING THIS CHECK TO THE PROPER AUTHORITY’S.If you have recieved this check and have read this website and comment and your still thinking of depositing in your bank, “PLEASE” do the right thing and turn it in, no matter how desperate you are.This amount of money is not worth going to jail for.

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  13. I recieved a check from SurveyLot Inc last week for 4940.25. It told me to go to my local moneygram location and send 4410.00 plus fees to Kingston, Ontario CANADA. Then to spend 100.00 at either SEARS, GAP, KMART, WALMART, or HOME DEPOT. The 300.25 left over was my paycheck. Unfortunatly for me I did not know it was fraudulent. I thought this was a great thing. I could stay home with my two young children (17 mo. and 6 wks.) Now I owe my bank the full amount. Luckily for me our bank was willing to work with me and gave me and my husband a loan. But now we are so far in the hole due to other bills we will have to file bankrupcy. I thought this job could help keep us out of bankrupcy court. It just made our situation worse, plus almost destroyed my marriage. I want these people caught and brought to justice.

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  14. Harmony, if you’ve already spent the money, there’s no easy answer. Can you return something you bought with it? The bank will catch up with you eventually, and you’ll have to pay it back–with penalties. It would be best to go to your bank and tell them what’s happened. That you were the victim of a fraud and you’re trying to make it right. At least they won’t file charges on you that way.

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  15. I recieved a large check about a week ago. Excited to beable to add to the family income I talked my Husband into letting me try it in our old bank account. I did not check out the online stuff about it. I have already cashed and used the check. Upon reading this site my stomach has done a flip flop.
    Now, (of course) I have been trying to reach the company withthe number they provided (one that I was able toreach people with last week) and now Ill I get is an ansering machine. GO figure. I am very worried about this, and I am affraid I have done more harm than i know. Please help. What do I do now?

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  16. I, too, have learned to do research before shouting “Hip, Hip, Hooray”. SurveyLot sent me a check for $4,940.25 and I called them asking questions. Then I decided to google this and I am so glad I did. Beware of the scam! They play on us at a time when people are down on their luck and in need. Let us spread the word!

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  17. I was just sent a letter in the mail by SurveyLot Inc….I just read these comments and i am very Glad I did so thanks for everyone posting a comment so that people like me won’t be fooled and that these companies can be put to a stop…Plus i checked out a the name of the compnay of the check which is Pharmasset Inc…Now it’s a real company but has nothing to do with SurveyLot and was quite shocked about the check……

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  18. Need comments on reporting this fraudulant company to the authorities, Mayor, Senetors or Govenor, someone has to help.

    lets prevent the next innocent person from being fooled, by these check scamers, from surveylot, and other fonny names they use. let send out a warning on myspace around the world.

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  19. Today I recieved a scam check from SurveyLot Inc for the amount of 4,940.25. Believe me I need this money Bills have piled up, since began caring for mother has Alzheimers. Now my landlord want me to move so he can give the apartment to his son. So I either have to put my mother in a nursing home or find a place to live, muffler just went on car inspection is dew in june, what am I to do. that would have surley been a blessing rained down from heaven. Angry and depressed, how can people steal peoples hopes and dreams like that. What can we do to stop these people from hurting someone else. i turned the last ones I recieved to post ofice fraud and gave to bank officer. to report, will do the same with this one. but something has to be done someone with a family is going top end up in jail believeing in a dream. maybe are state govenors need to be informed, so an investigation of fraud can catch these people and make examples of them in prison.

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  20. I just got a check from surveylot.com in the mail and I called my girlfriend and told her about it and she asked around and work and found out that it was a bad check.
    I told her that I wanted to take it to a check cashing place but she told me to just toss it into the trash and I am glad that she did.

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  21. I lost my job recently, and needed some income. So I thought, “Hmm, I can work from home until I get back on my feet.” When I got an ad for this site, I thought I’d check what others said first. And here we are. So to the guy before me, Sit down and be quiet. Some of us need the money. And if we were stupid and greedy, we wouldn’t be here making sure scams like that continue. I might try one of those paid survey sites. At least I know they want money. But I’ll still check them out like this.

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  22. Why do so many of you who are either a) Greedy and b) Stupid, or a) Stupid and b) Greedy are equally unwilling to be responsible for your own Greed/Stupidity or Stupidity/Greed?

    It is not the bank’s fault that YOU deposited a check from someone you DID NOT KNOW and drew funds on it to send money to someone ELSE YOU DID NOT KNOW.

    If you eliminate a) and b) above from your “personal profile,” maybe next time you’ll follow the example of those who were smart enough and NOT blinded by greed to THINK before they acted.

    DUH!

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  23. Howdy, well I’m waiting on my check that should arive from them any day now. And thanks to yaw I will not be cashing the dream money (free Money) lol Thanks yaw for your postings. I just want to know if there are real surveys that you can make cash on?? Any suggestions??

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  24. Thanks to all. I was pretty sure that this was a scam, your information just finalized it. I am in between jobs do to surgery I had in January. I didn’t receive a check in the mail or anything, I was just about to sign up for their site and start taking surveys to get out of this financial break. So once again THANK YOU ALL!!! this site has saved me around 10 times so far. The las being a 7,500 dollar credit line received in the mail about a month or so ago.

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  25. Did more looking into this matter. On the letter head they say NY but they made a few OOPPPSSS’SS.
    1. there is 5 numbers to a zip code in NY.
    2. the phone number is in another country not in the U.S.A Like NY
    3. NY stands for New York.
    4.There is no 227 Thorn Avenue in NY

    So keep a look out on these scammers they will do and say just about anything!!

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  26. I just recieved a check for the sum of $3,785.00. they told me to cash it and go to my local wal-mart and send 3,460.00 and keep the rest. HHMMM to good to be true. Contacted the bank on the check no good. Sweetheart scammers now this when is it ever going to end. Not going to send money to a fake name and address whatever for? I am greedy. NOW send me a real check to keep for myself or just stop!!!

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  27. Hey – I also received a check as described above, but Momma didn’t raise a fool, so I knew right away that I wasn’t going to get anthing for nothing. Glad that people are getting wise to this – I kept the check in case it could be helpful to anyone in the future……

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  28. There are fraud rings that actually set up these scams and make a living by scamming hard wroking people out of their money. Many times the victims are the elderly who are living on fixed incomes.

    I know that there are fraudsters in Canada that transfer their scam loot to other countries like Nigeria and Singapore.

    Has anyone contacted Money Gram to see what steps they are taking to inform their clients not to be fooled by these scammers at SurveyLot.com?

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  29. Thank you everyone. I also recieved a check from Surveylot.com on Nov. 19 in the amount of $3785 and do the walmart thing. What I am wondering is if this has been going on for months how are they getting away with it? I will report it to my local police today.
    “If it is to good to be true, it probably is”

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  30. I too received a “check” for $3785. to keep $400. and send the rest. I will contacting the Postal Inspector & Wal-Mart today. Thanks to all who posted.

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  31. I just received a very real check for $3875 stating the same thing. Go to Walmart and send money gram to someone with same last name as mine to Canada. It states that surveylot inc is a division of Burgess Manning with is a subsidiary of NITRAM energy, both of which are ligitimate companies! But this is obviously a scam and Im glad I checked this site before cashing the check! Thanks to all for your postings.

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  32. I am in possession of a check for $3,785 from Surveylot and I am very luck because I believe that there is nothing for free in this world. I was asked to keep $400 and send the rest as moneygram to someone with an address provided in Canada. Please desist from cashing checks that you did not request and that offer you take some money back. All I need is someone to talk to so that these people can be arrested coz some people fall this not because they want extra cash but because of financial difficulties they will be facing. LETS HELP ONE ANOTHER AND ALWAYS GOOGLE THE COMPANY BEFORE DOING BUSINESS WITH ANY SOLICITORS

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  33. THANK GOODNESS I RESEARCHED SURVEYLOT.COM before going to my bank! They sent me a cashier’s check for almost $2,000 and wanted me to deposit it in my personal checking account and then go to Wal-Mart and purchase a money order for part of it (payable to a fake name) and keep $250 for myself. I saw all the comments above and then called the Bank and verified that my cashier’s check was infact FAKE! I will be spreading the word about this SCAM. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND FOR SAVING ME SOME MONEY!

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  34. Hi Tina,
    I hope you enjoyed your day at work, realizing that if you weren’t so smart you might have cashed the check and thought you were on your way to riches. There is some good news about this particular scam. Did you see this post? 77 Arrests

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  35. Just received a check for $2750.00 from SurveyLot.com and thought…hmmm, I could use some extra income. But my intuition took hold!! I did a Google & Yahoo search on this and found this site. I started doing address checks, phone number checks and company name searches and sure enough, this is a scam. I have reported it to the Secret Service, but I am wondering what else we can do to catch these jerks!!
    Free Money… I think NOT!!
    I WILL be at work tomorrow… :)

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  36. Actually PrePaid Legal have been helping innocent victims in situations like this since 1972. They’re not some small fry company they’re a publicly traded stock. Now yes it will cost you anywhere from 17 to 26 bucks to retrieve your money, but thats pennies compared to the money you’ll recieving from the false checks. And once you get your money you can even cancel if you like, but don’t listen to me, call the number.

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  37. The number above is to a company offering prepaid legal services. You’re not going to get your money back. You’re going to be asked to sign up for their program where you pay a monthly fee and have access to an attorney to write letters, keep your will current, etc. While it’s a good idea to consult an attorney if you’ve been scammed, don’t get sucked into another “business opportunity” while doing so.

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  38. Hey for all you who have been scammed by this company, call this number to get your money back from the false checks. The number is 5124042330. When you call this choose option 2. Call me if you have any questions after calling. 4802782871. Good luck

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  39. BBB can’t help because the fight now is between you and the bank. Maybe an attorney could help, but that might end up costing more in the long run. Look on the bright side, though: you could have been arrested instead of just slapped with paying back the money.

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  40. Im in the same situation as Kimberly and Joanna!! What i wanna know is what can we do now!!!??? Its just morally and should be legally wrong for us to be liable to pay the bank that much money because they gave us fraudulent checks!!! The bank wont help, they said to file a police report. What about the business bureaus like bbb? can they fix our situation??? any help would be appreciated

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  41. Woo-hoo! Thanks for sharing, Kimberly. I’m stoked you didn’t fall for it, and we’re adding your total to our “I was saved” total. (Yeah, it’s tacky self promotion, but whaddya gonna do?)

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  42. I just recieved a cashiers check from surveylot.com in the amount of 2905.00 with instructions to do survey on moneygram at my nearest walmart…it also stated that i need to call before cashing the check to recieve an authorization number…i did phone this person at which time he was on his break and asked me to call him back after he returned from his break…anyhow i decided to go online to check this out and found this site….i am very fortunate that i did not end up like Joanna, and would like to thank her for posting her misfortune…thanks again you saved me from paying back something i can afford…

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  43. 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

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  44. 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.

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