Beware Of This Company-A Total Ripoff

United States
January 6, 2008 6:49pm CST
I dont' know if any of you do the "pay per click" sites to pick up a little extra cash but I had a really bad experience with this one and thought I'd warn everyone. The site is called snapdollars.com. I requested a payout (finally) from them a few weeks ago. The amount was only $28.00. This company is based in Canada. I live in the U.S. The check said it would be honored by the Royal Bank of Canada in New York City. I've been doing paid surveys, ptc, and other things for several years. Imagine my surprise when the check WASN'T honored! All my bank could tell me was that it was returned and the reason was "check could not be cleared". I emailed the company about a month ago and to date, have never heard back from them. Needless to say, I cancelled my membership. The worst part is, not only did I not earn the $28.00, I was charged a $10.00 returned check fee, and since I keep a very low balance in my checking account, two other transactions bounced! This little fiasco ended up costing me exactly $107.00. Bottom line: stay away from this site, and advise everyone you know to do so.
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6 responses
@jovimom (1576)
• United States
7 Jan 08
That sucks, I've been a member of that site for quite awhile now, WOW! I've never reached pay-out and was planning on keeping it until I did. Guess I'd better close my account, I can't believe that!Have you ever heard of Inbox Sponsors? I'm starting to wonder about them as well, I haven't reached pay-out on there yet either.
@jovimom (1576)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yes, I used to be a member of Inbox Dollars, I received a check from them also, I just got rid of them because I got tired of GPT sites....
• United States
9 Jan 08
I've been a member of Inbox and I've NEVER had a problem with them. As far as I can see, they are totally legit.
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@jovimom (1576)
• United States
9 Jan 08
You're talking about Inbox Sponsors right, not Inbox Dollars?
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Thanks for the heads up . I do hope you file a complaint. I don't accept checks for that very reason. And if I do get one I will call to see if that account is still open and ask if there is enough to cover said check, even if it is just $10. better safe than sorry. If not I will not cash the check and ask for a money order. I will return the uncashed check and let them know why. Why should we be made to pay for their no "rubber" checks?
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• United States
9 Jan 08
Who do you call?
@Amanda_NZ (125)
• Lexington, North Carolina
7 Jan 08
Thank you for the warning of this site although I am not a member and was not looking to joining. I was wanting more to respond to the fees you incurred over this fiasco and and let you know that I sympathsize with you. It makes me very angry that the check one banks in good faith and is dishonoured for whatever reason - the bank charges the check holder which should not happen. The fees incurred should be put on the person whose check it was written. It seems the banks are placing more and more fees etc to their customers. These banks would not be in business without their customers banking their money with them to lend out to others with interest!
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• United States
9 Jan 08
And you know, I feel as though I have no recourse with the bank whatsoever, which I'm sure I don't. Chalk it up to experience. It's not the first time I've been burned online.
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Beware of this company. A total rip off........... Oh wow, thanks for posting this message friend, You are going to help a lot of people out by sharing the information. I was warned that it's best to stay away from companies that do not have their home base in the U.S. now that is just a tip to the wise...... be careful!
• United States
9 Mar 08
wow..thanks for sharing this sad story. I am from Michigan and I got so far ten bucks and put it in paypal..to pay my phone card..but I got about $26.83 now this pay period.. I have an issue with mylot and sent a e-mail. I can post and message my friends but for some reason I don't get an e-mail informing me of the posts. by the way my brother and his wife and daughter live in Blythewood, SC/ exit 29 on hwy 77 I think..i have not been down there since 1999.. I know you are having a warmer winter then I am..so enjoy the warmer weather. Have a nice day
• Australia
25 Feb 08
Wow i am a member of snapdollars and i havn't reached payment yet. I reffered my bestie only to find out that i dont get my refferal bonus unless she reaches payout which i was already thinking was shifty i'm gonna close my account to! shifty shifty, i always have problems with my computer after using this site and my computer always warned of secure and non secure links on page before it loaded it. thanks for the tips this is the only way to keep people at the sites that really do pay! And they are real.