Is scour a scam?

India
July 25, 2008 3:57am CST
I've made about 450 points on Scour, a site that pays you to search. Do they really give you a Visa giftcard as promised? Also, do they deliver the giftcard to India? Till now they haven't asked me for address or country which makes me skeptical.
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10 responses
• United States
30 Aug 08
Hi, I work for Scour and I can assure you that we are legitimate and will reward you for searching - if you play by the rules. There are blog posts across the net about how long Scour takes to respond to Cash out requests. This is because there are a LOT of invalid requests. With each request we are tasked to investigate the users' activity and most of the users are guilty of excessively invalid activity in an effort to inflate their rewards points. In the case of the user above: Smytt, all of his searches were Erratic in nature; Many unrelated searches one after another, seconds apart- over 1000 searches in 4 days, hardly the activity of a legitimate searcher. It makes no sense to run a Rewarding Search engine without the intention of rewarding valid users. Please take a look at our community guidelines for to understand what we will not reward users for. The bottom line is, Scour is embarking on a mission that no other search engine has successfully done: Rewarding searches with every search. Those users who complain about being banned, were banned for violating our community guidelines, degrading the integrity of a social network. I encourage anyone to try Scour for themselves. If you are a valid user, you will be rewarded. Simon -Scour Team Member
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@dhablue (122)
• Indonesia
25 Mar 10
Hi scour team...I'm scour member from Indonesia, I just want to ask, how I get reward and how much point that must be taken?
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
how can we get the visa gift card?
17 Mar 12
Hello scouradmin, Glad to find you on the mylot discussion. I am from Nepal and recently joined your website. I was curious about your rewarding system and delivery of visa gift card. Will the card be usable in our country. Looking forward for your reply.
@reploid (1239)
• France
13 Mar 09
I'm on scour too. I don't think it's a scam if you don't try earn points by making irrelevant search. but it's hard to make 50000 points. it takes a lot of time. I use it for searching cause I search a lot.
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• South Africa
28 May 09
I like the Scour idea. You not only get points for searching, also for inviting others and for commenting on search results. Also see http://pietpetoors.com/blog/is-scour-a-scam/
@movicont (496)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Actually, there's some evidence pointing to it being a scam. I recently got a lot of referrals for Scour from friends, so I decided to check it out. On its blog, however, its most recent entry was filled with comments about how it had banned users for no reason and refused to pay. These users had not used illegitimate methods while searching, yet they were still banned. Check out the entry here: http://blog.scour.com/2008/07/29/week-3-answering-more-of-your-questions/#comments I'm also skeptical. Visa cards should deliver internationally, but if they don't deliver, I wouldn't trust them.
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@movicont (496)
• United States
6 Aug 08
bigbird999: Eek, that really sucks. Yet another good opportunity down the drain. Not that Scour was all that great of a search engine anyways...
• Slovenia
25 Jul 08
I am wondering about this too... Thank you for starting the discussion! :) One site said they only deliver Visa card to USA, but I am not sure... On digitalPoint, someone who says is their representative says people can apply internationally & that they will sens a card that will be valid in your country..(?) Could you check the terms & conditions on the site? It seems to be a pretty new site, so no idea.. (?) Do tell if you find out anything!! :)
• Costa Rica
31 Jul 08
how does the site work, how does the Visa gift card work??
@siddiqali (633)
• India
25 Jul 08
I don't thing this is right.Because i have read several positive reviews regarding scour.so i don't think.This can be actually right.Wait for some time and see if anyone responds to your discussion and also see what he says about this topic.And also you can even search in mylot about scour and i m sure you will get positive reviews about that site.
@maspapang (118)
• Indonesia
6 Aug 08
Why you choose Scour, not the other one like mysearchfunds.com ?
• United States
9 Aug 08
I hope your ban's where just a fluke. There are several ppl over the 6500 line and growing, a couple are in the 10k's noway they would get screwed and keep going.
@Sir_bobby88 (8248)
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Well seems too good to be true , i shall watch as people talk about it yea .
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
18 Aug 08
o yes thanx for this discussion because i was about to join, when i saw this...but now..im not
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Find my response on this same topic: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1652824.aspx And here are some blogs against scour: http://scour-sucks.blogspot.com/ http://www.searchforblogging.com/index.php//2008/07/26/score-with-scourcom/ I experienced personally, Scour is a great SCAM
@pitstop (3714)
• India
9 Aug 08
I sincerely hope not. I've just started using it and it seems quite useful and clean. I only have about 200 points and no active refs though. That thread on their blog is not very assuring though!