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Is Survey Spotter Legit? Let’s Find Out!

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Survey Spotter is one of the many companies that pay you to complete surveys.  I usually don’t review survey companies overseas, but I figured I would quickly review this company as it’s another that I have seen pop up before.

On the main website, they claim will “match you to the best survey companies.”  Yes, it sounds awfully familiar.

So, if you have come across this company and want to know what it’s all about, let me dive in and do the dirty work for you.  In the end, as in all of my reviews, I will let you know if it’s the real deal and worth your time.

What is Survey Spotter?

According to the official website, Survey Spotter is said to be the UK’s leading paid survey comparison site.  You can sign up for free, and in doing so, they will match you with the very best survey sites on the internet.  The company, of course, tells you to sign up for as many as possible to help maximize your earnings.  What this really means, though, is that they want you to sign up for as many so that they can get commissions for each one you sign up for.

The company seems to be popular as SimilarWeb estimates they receive close to 75,000 visitors a month.  That’s a lot for a survey-like site!

As for who runs it, I couldn’t find much in regards to the actual company as they didn’t have an “about us” page.  However, when I took a gander at the terms and conditions, I did note that they were controlled by a company by the name of Allgrove Limited, which according to its LinkedIn profile, is an online publishing outfit responsible for free SIM cards, sim basics, and automotive interest sites.  They are based in London and you can find more information about their official site at Overmore.com.

At first glance, the company seemed to be legitimate, but I was just curious as to why they wouldn’t list their company history information.



Signing up for Survey Spotter

To sign up for Survey Spotter, they will ask for your gender as well as your birthday.  This seems odd to me as almost all of your legitimate survey sites will ask for more information than this.

However, after I clicked on the “sign up free” button, my instincts were right.  I was then asked to fill out more information, wherein I needed to put my name and email address.

After entering your name and email, I could then access the dashboard.

SurveySpotter.com Dashboard

Immediately after handing over your email (which I don’t recommend), you will be greeted with this dashboard:

Yes, it’s another website that just asks for your email and then presents you with survey companies that will pay you to answer questions.  It looks just like the screenshot, only that it will continue for another five to six companies.

So, in theory, Survey Spotter will not pay you to complete surveys.  Rather, they will just act as a middleman, pointing you to reputable survey companies that will pay you to do answer surveys, etc.  It’s kind of like what I do, with the biggest difference is that I just give you the information!

Now, while the companies they do mention are 100% legitimate, there’s no reason to hand over your email address to learn more about them.  Heck, if you want to know some of the best paid survey companies as of right now, I highly encourage you to check out the more than 80+ I have researched in the past.  I don’t want your email address to access them, either!  There’s no reason to sign up unless you want to see which companies they recommend.  Trust me, it only takes a few seconds via Google or using this site to find out who’s paying right now.

Now, for whatever reason you wanted to continue, you could “select” the survey companies you were interested in, they would send you a specific link so that you could sign up via your email.  To me, this is a lot of work to get a survey email, but hey, it’s the way they operate, I suppose.

And, it doesn’t stop there.

Now that they have your email, they will bombard you with emails in the future, usually of which deals with making money online, etc.  This is just another tactic to make even more money because what’s better than having your email, right?  This is the main reason I don’t recommend handing over your email.  Trust me, you won’t want the spam emails!

So, How Does Survey Spotter Make Money?

Well, it’s easy.

Every survey company that you see on the list earns them an affiliate commission, usually around $1 to $3 per sign up.  Every time you sign up, they get paid, even if you never complete a survey.  Yes, it’s that easy.

So, if you signed up, as well as 20+ other people in a day, that’s a cool $60.  Plus, they have your email address now so they can sell you even more!  It’s how sleazy companies work online.  I don’t like it at all.

While it’s okay to promote companies like Swagbucks, I think it should be done in an ethical way.

Is Survey Spotter Legit?

In a sense, Survey Spotter is legit, only that they promote reputable companies.

However, the question that needs to be asked is that if they are ethical?

In this case, I would say no.

I don’t think there’s a need to ask for your email in order to show you survey companies that are willing to pay you.  I think it should be done in a way where you don’t have to hand any personal information over.

Survey Spotter looks to be backed by a reputable company, but just remember that you won’t make any money with them.  Rather, they are to be treated for what they are — a middleman.

Final Thoughts

In the end, SurveySpotter.com is a FAT NO.  Don’t give them your email address as you will just get a list of companies that you can find here.  While the survey companies they recommend are, indeed, 100% legitimate, it isn’t worth handing over your email address to access your information.  Who knows what they will do with it.  Consider them almost like a middleman, pushing some of the better survey companies on the internet right now.

For now, check out my 80+ reputable survey companies online as there are a lot of great ones that can make you $50 to $150+ per month in your spare time.  I promise they are all legit and can earn you a few bucks with minimal efforts.

As always, if you have dealt with SurveySpotter and/or you just want to sound off, then, by all means, do so in the comments below!

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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