Surveyscout.com is a survey website with a poor reputation that has been active since 2009. Recently, Surveyscout.com has come to the attention of PC security researchers because various browser hijackers have started leading computer users to this website against their will. Often, the Surveyscout.com redirect will occur in the form of an irritating pop-up window, although the victim’s computer may be redirected to Surveyscout.com after trying to visit an unrelated website.
Everyone desires intensely to find an easy way to make money. Criminals have exploited this fact for generations and, almost every time, a ‘business opportunity’ promising easy money is little more than a scam. Surveyscout.com promises to allow computer users to generate a significant income from home by simply completing online surveys from their computer. However, almost every time, these kinds of claims, along with advertisements claiming that you have won a prize, are covers for scams that are after your money. Surveyscout.com itself does not seem to contain any of the actual surveys or provide any of these services that Surveyscout.com claims. Rather, Surveyscout.com matches people with marketing companies that search for people to fill out online surveys. However, paying for Surveyscout.com’s supposed survey will almost never be in the customer’s best interest since the fees that they charge will almost never result in the incomes that they promise.
Basically, Surveyscout.com is charging its customers for information that is readily available online for free. It is also important to note that most companies and marketing businesses that do require people to fill out surveys will almost never pay with cash. Rather, they may provide discounts or credit. This should also tip you off that something is not right about Surveyscout.com’s promises to generate a considerable income from filling out surveys.
Rather than connecting you to surveys and paying you to fill them out, Surveyscout.com will simply lead you to a list of websites that contain surveys, a list that can be discovered with a simply online search. If your PC is forcing you to visit Surveyscout.com, ESG security analysts advise running a full scan of your hard drives with a reliable anti-malware program.
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