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#1 Mike_Soda

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:07 AM

My apologies in advance if this should instead be in the Web Browsing/Email category but I wasn't sure since it's security related. If it does belong there then I'd greatly appreciate it being moved. I've really been low on work lately & desperately need to make some money. I came across this video below regarding paid surveys so I did some research. According to Virus Total, Google Transparency Report & Norton Safe Web; Fusion Cash, Survey Savvy & Cash Crate are all safe except the last one did have a few bad user reviews on Norton Safe Web. With that said I'm now asking the experts here on BC, what are your opinions on these 3 paid online survey sites? If there's a chance of scams in that sometimes their might be a glitch & I'm not paid for a survey I took that's fine. My only concerns are Malware related; is it likely any of these sites, the emails they send out or redirects to a different third party site to take the survey could result in an infection?


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:49 AM

Im no expert on this, but one thing I'd suggest is never do any surveys that ask you to install something on your pc without verifying it it's safe or not. Sometimes it might just be freeware being promoted, but there is a chance of it being a malware or spyware. That's my opinion though. You should wait for someone more adept to reply.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:23 PM

Im no expert on this, but one thing I'd suggest is never do any surveys that ask you to install something on your pc without verifying it it's safe or not. Sometimes it might just be freeware being promoted, but there is a chance of it being a malware or spyware. That's my opinion though. You should wait for someone more adept to reply.

Thanks & I'd only even consider the question & answer surveys or those that require watching a video ad. I will wait for others to give input on this as well because if it turns out to be safe, I could make a decent living off them I think.


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