Nielsen Digital Voice scam?

United States
November 2, 2010 4:28pm CST
Nielsen Digital Voice installs software and keeps track of what websites you visit and sells the info. You get entries into a contest as a result. My question is, has anybody ever used and been paid by them?
4 responses
@yetigirl (76)
• Spain
4 Nov 10
I used it for a long time, when they payed instead of the contest. And they did!!! I received their payment as a surprise, because I had the program installed and had no problem at all. The good point is that the program sees you're in facebook, but don't recognice your user or passwords. by now, I'm not pretty sure about their policies, the contest and so on, but I'm giving them a try, because of the previous loyalty they showed to their users.
• United States
15 Nov 10
I agree I am a Nielsen panel member and enjoy being one. I don't get paid for it but I get points for scanning my purchases and then turn them in for merchandise. I have been with them for over a year now and have had no issues with them. I have also joined their digital voice and love doin it. This company has too good of a reputation to risk by given out their panelists information.
@tonyllenium (6268)
• Italy
3 Nov 10
no i never tried nielsen program also because they will install a kind of keylogger on your pc and so they will register all data when you are online and i think this is not really sure in general because you don't know where these dates cwill come and viewed by who? so normally i stay way from these systems also ebcause they won't pay you so much to consider it a big deal considering they are asking things like that..
• United States
4 Nov 10
Yes, that is the purpose of the program, to keep track of what you do online and sell the information. Then you earn from what they earn. Ideally, you should earn money, but Nielsen has a sweepstakes you get entered to. There are programs like this that work. And it's not a key logger, it just keeps track of websites visited. That's a tracker. Neither are always bad. And please use complete sentences with proper grammar. I have read your post countless times and it still isn't 100% clear.
• United States
30 Dec 10
My Husband won $1,000 on there sweepstakes.. he received the notice in the mail and had to have a paper notized and then sent back to them.. they will send his check in 6-8 weeks. So will see..
@vicereine (458)
• United States
15 Nov 10
I have tried to download that software and use them but all I get is a virus on my computer that I have to work three days to get it off. My advice is to stay away from anything that says you have to download software toolbars on your computer. I mean if it is like a real player program or an open office program those are safe to download but the tool bars and software from sites like those are always infected or at leas the ones I tried were.