Has anyone been paid for doing a Telephone Survey?

@Jimeous (858)
New Zealand
November 30, 2008 9:08pm CST
It was wierd. The other day I was in the garage watching television and falling to sleep, when I was told that there was someone on the telephone for me. Once I answered it, the person said they were from some survey place and wanted to know if I would do a survey. She knew my full name, and since my phone number is private, she continued. Apparently I would be paid $40 for a 30 minute survey, which I quietly thought was great. However, I was expected to meet them in person... Thinking to myself quietly, "HELL NO", was the thought process, so I declined the offer of the survey and hung up. Now I vaguely recall a site where they do pay you for Telephone Surveys but I thought it was only for US Citizens, anyway, has anyone been paid to do a telephone survey?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
1 Dec 08
That is very weird sounding to me. I have never had anyone ask to meet me in person. Are you sure you are not signed up for a focus group of some sort? If you are then the address would have to be a business somewhere. I would have been suspicious of that too. Be careful. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
1 Dec 08
Never been paid for doing a telephone survey, only on-line surveys. Most telephone surveys are scams and I do not bother with them. I think this is just another way for a telemarketing firm to get your money and your identity.
@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
1 Dec 08
Yeah, I've been getting hit by Telemarketters lately as well. It's all wierd stuff alright
• United States
1 Dec 08
"meet them in person" thats pretty weird, considering that every single survey ive ever taken, be it online, on paper or on the phone..the results were never linked to anybodies identity..and that somewhere in the survey they say something along the lines of "we will never try to sell you anything or give your personal information to any company and your personal information will not be linked to the answers you provide us..." or however they word it but meaning the same thing, just cant recall the word anyominity or something, wow! spelled that one so bad FF cant even give me suggestions LMAO! i dont remember ever being offered anything but a sweepstakes entry for a phone survey. ive heard of in person focus groups/panels, but those were not "surveys" per say. i would have declined also..thats just a bit too suspicious in my book.
@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
1 Dec 08
Yeah you're right, I was wondering the same thing myself, while the money was tempting it just didn't feel above board when they asked to meet me.