Asking for my VIN Number?!

United States
April 5, 2017 8:34pm CST
I'm on this survey site called Product Report Card. It took me about a year, but I recently received my first $25 cashout, so they don't seem to be a scam site. But I just got an email from them, asking for a picture of the front of my vehicle, and my VIN number!!!! Why on earth would they want that? It seems extremely suspicious, and I told them I didn't feel comfortable giving out that information. I can't think of any legitimate reason why a survey company, or any other company for that matter, would want my vehicle's VIN number. Especially when they are only paying 5 bucks for it!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 17
I completely agree with you. This is not the type of information that anyone should be asking for.
• United States
6 Apr 17
It's absolutely none of their business.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 17
@connierebel I completely agree.
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@CRK109 (14374)
• United States
10 Apr 17
That really does sound suspicious. I don't see why anyone would need that kind of information from you.
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, it is definitely suspicious. I told them I wasn't comfortable giving out that information, and they haven't bothered me since.
• Banks, Oregon
6 Apr 17
No I'm fact surveys freak me out now after one called me multiple times I think they finally stopped
• United States
6 Apr 17
I'm used to doing a lot of surveys online, and they dont' bother me usually, but this one definitely overstepped their bounds.
@sol_cee (18509)
• Japan
6 Apr 17
Would that be for another survey?
• United States
6 Apr 17
They shouldn't need that information for a survey. The make, model, and year of the car is plenty enough info for them.
@Courtlynn (55171)
• United States
6 Apr 17
Yeah... no. I woudlnt give it.
• United States
6 Apr 17
That's what I told them. I guess they got the hint, because I didn't hear back from them.
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@Hatley (164447)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Apr 17
that seems pretty fishy to me too why would they need that?
• United States
6 Apr 17
I can't think of any legitimate reason for them to need that information. Make, model and year is plenty enough for marketing purposes.