There is no doubt that there are paid survey scams all over the internet. With thousands of companies offering people to make money online filling out simple consumer surveys there are bound to be the con man out there taking advantage of people every day.
The problem with the industry is most people direct there scam alerts towards the online paid survey directories that work to identify and list legitimate companies that their members can participate with in confidence.
The fact that the directories charge a small one time fee for their services has many screaming survey scam all over the internet. The fact is if there was not so many bogus paid survey companies there would be no need for the directories. The fact is these directories perform a valuable service as they eliminate the need for me to go out searching for and signing up to survey companies that are not going to pay me and they also list a ranking of the best paying companies.
In order to make a good amount of money in this business you have to sign up for dozens of companies to participate with and it is best to use a separate email address as to keep your personal email address clear. You will want to also identify companies that offer some of the higher paying focus groups and a good paid survey directory will certainly point you in the right direction.
Be ware when going out to the net searching for these money makers on your own as these scam companies have become very good at appearing legitimate and with thousands upon thousands listed it can be very difficult to tell the good ones from the bad ones. There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours signing up for sites and participating in their offerings to only find out you will never get paid.
The author has spent many years working in the paid online survey industry and has created a simple web page to help provide more information about how the business works.
You can visit his site at: http://www.onlinemoneytruth.com/survey.html