November 22, 2001 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Money4Opinions claims to be a service that connects members to paid-for-taking surveys. It's costs $20 to become a member, and they advertise in all sorts of "tiny classified ads." David Gagne thought it smelled fishy, and found out it was a scam.
posted by mathowie (9 comments total)
I thought it smelled like tuna, too. If only there was a way to funnel money into my little computer....::sigh::
posted by y2karl at 11:09 AM on November 22, 2001

One of my friends asked me to look into them about a month ago. I did some digging and determined the same thing.

I found it cute that the guy's mailing address is a PO box at a Mailboxes, Etc. which also has boxes of many adult entertainment businesses. Is Marina del Rey, CA some sort of porn hot-spot?
posted by whatnotever at 11:17 AM on November 22, 2001

I wouldn't put to much faith into a website that showed a graphic image of piles of money on their page...
posted by delmoi at 12:16 PM on November 22, 2001

Here's a simple rule: any time that anyone promises to give you money later if you give them money now, it's a scam.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:56 PM on November 22, 2001

Dan looks forlornly at the FICA line item of his paycheck.
posted by dhartung at 10:47 PM on November 22, 2001

I think my mom is in on some kind of survey scam. Actually, she's done a lot of these paid survey type things and I'm not sure why. She had yogurt in a plastic tube long before it hit the stores (in the mid-90s I think), she's been sworn to secrecy over new-and-amazing washing machine technologies, and she even got to bring her favorite bra to one such meeting, only to be turned away ($30 cash in hand anyway) because the focus group was too full. I know you didn't want to hear this, but I swear I'm not making it up.

Anyway, maybe she could teach us the tricks of the trade for, say, $14.95 or something...
posted by 7sharp11 at 11:29 PM on November 22, 2001

This is off topic, but can anyone tell me what's on that would lead to it being listed in the websense database of blacklisted sites.
posted by jedro at 8:38 AM on November 23, 2001

Websense URL Lookup Tool Results

The URL:
is classified by Websense under the category:


According to:

Database version: 01231
Database date: 2001-11-21
posted by shinybeast at 1:32 PM on November 23, 2001

That's rather harsh, don't you think?
posted by GatorDavid at 12:26 AM on November 24, 2001

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