being safe

United States
May 26, 2009 7:58am CST
From the sites you work on. would you rather be payed by check or through paypal? I would rather go through paypal because I think its the safer way to go. I don't trust many sites with check. Because they could be fake. And the only way to make sure if they are not fake is to take them to the post office or to the bank to get them checked. What do you think about it?
7 responses
@Vickiq (52)
• United States
30 May 09
If I had my choice on every site I do surveys on, I would opt for PayPal. There are a few I do that only issue paper checks but I have never had any problems at all with them. The main thing I don't like about having to go the paper check route is that it takes way too long to receive them, 6 to 8 weeks in most cases. With PayPal once it is deposited in my account with them, I can either keep it there or have it transferred to my checking account in a matter of days instead of weeks. However, if my only two choices for payment were between PayPal and Amazon gift certificates, it would be a difficult choice.
• United States
31 May 09
I use paypal and get amazon gift cards. I get all kinds of different gift cards with the sites I work on. I am not sure how secure inbox dollars checks are. But I have one coming to me so I will have it checked out before I cash it. To make sure its safe.
• United States
31 May 09
Now I understand why you quit inbox dollars. My check is coming in soon. But yeah they took money out of me to. But i need all I can get. Or find better sites that pay better. If you have any tips please let me know. I like working online but not struggling to make it.
• United States
11 Jun 09
i would have to say paypal because then you don't have to go all the way to the bank wait in line to cash it or even deposit so thats why i like paypal
• United States
12 Jun 09
I like paypal myself to. I think it is safer.And I don't trust checks much coming through the mail because they can be frauds to. So I don't trust every company on the internet.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
31 May 09
I rather receive payment via Paypal because like you said, i think it's safer. Paypal is really dependable. Checks might get lost somewhere and it would be difficult to retrieve payment because we may need to go to the bank to confirm something. That would really be too tasking. I guess that works for Paypal's advantage because electronic banking is not the key.
• United States
31 May 09
I agree paypal to me is very safe compared to having checks sent to you. Or any other way.
@bibyajay (27)
• India
30 May 09
Definitely Paypal. Paypal provides you different options to cashout the amount in your a/c. And almost every paying sites have the payment option Paypal in their list. Options like Western Union money transfers are not allowed in all countries. Some of the similar gateways won't allow transactions to my country, India. Paypal has got India in its list. There are stories like being billed for a purchase not made. I found one discussion in myLot itself. I don't have any such experiences until now.
• United States
30 May 09
I like paypal myself and I think its safe. I have never had any problems with paypal. Most of the money making sites i am on go through paypal and that is what I like. I don't like sites that send checks because they could be fake checks. I have had people lie and send checks and I take them straight to the post office and they can tell right away if they are fake.
@flaredust (728)
• Indonesia
26 May 09
Paypal for sure. As you already said before, it is safer than check or wire transfer. Paypal don't ask more than your email, that's a very bright idea for online business, the less information you spread on internet is the less vulnerable you are. The last option that I really not recomend is payment with check. How do you know if those check was valid? And do every bank in the world accept that? The answer is absolutely not, that's why when some website only have check as payment method, I'll not joining them.
• United States
27 May 09
I agree with you paypal is the safest way to go. I don't trust online sites sending check. Because if you cash a check and it a fake you go to jail not the sender because its hard to find the person who sent it.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
26 May 09
I have never had any trouble with PayPal although I have heard of people who have. Some folks have had their accounts compromised and their money stolen. All I can think of is they went to unsafe sites and had easy pin #s. Or they shared their pin with corrupt folks. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
27 May 09
I have never had any trouble with paypal. My money has always been safe in there. Some people I think they trust others way to much online and give there pass word out and yes it gets taken out. But they have to send the money to a checking or saving account so I wouldn't know any other way they would get it but by sharing pass words. Witch is not good.
• Singapore
26 May 09
do you really think through paypal is safe ? what do you do to the money you earn in paypal , how you cashout ?
• United States
27 May 09
Yes I do think Paypal is safe. when you make money online it goes straight into your paypal account and when your ready you can have it sent to you savings or checking account. Then its your money free and clear. Your money is very safe in paypal.