You’ve probably seen the advertisement for online survey jobs or envelope stuffing ‘opportunities’, especially now that so many people are out of work. While some of these online survey jobs are completely legitimate, many more are simply a scam trying to get your information. So how do these scams keep popping up, and how can you tell the difference?
While the government does what it can to keep residents of The Internet safe from online survey jobs scams, there is only so much they can do. If you spot a scam online, the FTC is the place to report it. The Federal Trade Commission takes these things very seriously, but unfortunately it rarely stops scammers from just opening up another venture once one has closed.
There are a few ways to tell if that online survey jobs site you’re looking at is a scam. If it’s run by a legitimate organization, like Amazon or Google, it isn’t a scam. If the amounts you’re receiving seem realistic for the work put into it, it probably isn’t a scam. But if you have to pay to start it, it probably is.