Saturday, December 27, 2008

A.W. Surveys - Scam from the get go!

Ok, so this blog is all about LEGITIMATE ways to make money at home. I usually like to simply avoid anything negative, as you might already know from following My personal blog, Bloomdrop's Zany Zodiacs. In avoiding anything negative, I like to provide all the legitimate ways to make money, but I prefer not to bother writing about anything that might be considered a scam. My biggest reason for that choice is that I really don't like to outright call someone else's business idea a scam. We are here to make money and not necessarily to please everyone with our practices. However, I began this journey by starting a website of only legitimate survey companies. In locating legitimate companies for my survey directory, A.W. Surveys was one of the survey companies that kept popping up.

These people are certainly making the money to market themselves. I see them advertised everywhere. How are they making sufficient money to advertise so much? By promising top dollar for people to refer friends, and then not paying anyone for referrals. Oh, wait! From what I gather from all my research and reading, they apparently pay a 'chosen few' and the assumption can be made that this is done so that there will still be a few people who sing the praises of this scam, scam, scamming survey company. From my research, it has been concluded that their favorite reason for denying payment is by saying that referrals were gathered fraudulently and therefore are not valid.

According to Survey Police, another legitimate directory of online survey companies, there are 5 unresolved complaints. I refuse to even list AW Surveys at And the only reason I decided to post this now is because the first person who decided to leave a comment on this blog was trying to push A.W. Surveys on me. HA!

I have even had a personal run in with A.W. Surveys. And if you don't want to say that this is a scam red flag, then I don't know what is. I signed up, just to see what would happen. I did the initial $28 worth of surveys, which automatically sounds too good to be true. I had a question about one of their processes, being that I was starting a directory of legitimate surveys, so I sent them an email through their online support system. I already had an idea of what these people were about. My ticket was mysteriously 'closed' with no response. I reopened it and replied 'LOL' to which that was closed with no response as well.

AVOID AW SURVEYS LIKE THE PLAGUE! You won't usually see me posting negative things about money-making opportunities, even if they are scams, but this scam is just too juicy to pass up. If you are blindly referring people to AW Surveys without knowledge, just stop. There's a really slim chance of your getting paid, so waste your time on something that's actually legitimate like ClixSense or just go to the right of this blog page and sign up for a survey company that is actually going to pay you for surveys and referrals!!

1 comment:

  1. So about a month ago I came across another person's blog raving about legitimate ways to make money online and this person had a bunch of comments from a lot of people who followed her blog so I tried a bunch of the stuff out that she had listed, I am still filtering spam, a bunch of it. Then I saw your posting on gather and followed your link here just to check out your recommendations. Thank you for actually having good recommendations (I've noticed you have many that I have found on my own and recommend to my friends and family). It's nice to see someone promoting sites because they're quality sites not just because they want the referral points!