Beware of a survey by ConsumersSay offered under LightSpeed.

United States
July 24, 2009 10:24pm CST
I was offered $20 to do a survey for ComsumersSay sponsered by LightSpeed. It was about credit cards and banking. The more I did, the more I thought it was getting financially personal. I have never had problems with LightSpeed before so I never thought they would offer me a survey that was a scam. ConsumersSay finally asked what credit cards I had and under which banks and asked for ---you guessed it---may passwords!!!! I was so angry! I dropped the survey. I wrote to LightSpeeds about this. What did I get? A note from their spokesperson, Lauren. She simply states that she was sorry for the technical difficulties that I experienced and that the survey could not be started again. I never said I had technical difficulties, and I certainly did not say I wanted to go back and start the survey again. She never read my letter! I wrote again, but have not her from them.
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14 responses
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I had the exact same thing happen last year. I got too suspicious and couldn't get any real answers. I just decided not to participate any longer. I got the same kind of email from Lauren, it's got to be bull. Maybe they were scammed and if so they should admit it, not try to hide it. I wonder how many people gave their information thinking because it came from lightspeed it must be safe??? It's too bad because I really liked lightspeed and made quite a bit of money. But it's not worth the risk for me. Let us know if you ever get an answer. Brightest blessings, Mari
• United States
25 Jul 09
That is the scary thing. A lot of people would give that information out. I just don't trust them anymore. I will let you know if I hear from them. Thanks!
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I have never had problems with Lightspeed before, but that is alarming. I personally hate the financial type surveys that have.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I don't like them, either. I think they go a bit too far.
• India
25 Jul 09
Thanks For this Valuable Information .. I Was Researching On Consumersay .. I Had A Doubt if they were indeed Genuine .. You just Clarified My Doubts .. You Are Not Sure Whom To trust .. Because We Have a Platform 'MyLot' We Are Getting Valuable Information .. Am Thankful For that .. Have A Good Day ..
• United States
25 Jul 09
I am glad I was able to help you.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
25 Jul 09
That survey seems to be conducted annually and at least when I've been asked to take it it's been spelled out clearly what it entailed right from the beginning. I believe if you complete the survey you are consenting that your financial activity be monitored for a period of time, hence the passwords. I've never taken the survey, but I've read of others' experiences and it doesn't sound like they've had their identity or money stolen from participating in the program (and they have gotten paid for their participation). It's still way too risky for me, though...you're really playing with fire if you share that kind of info out! LSP is still a good panel, though -- the ConsumerSays thing is about the only objectionable survey I can remember ever getting from them.
• United States
25 Jul 09
No legit company would ask for your passwords and still have a reputation worth anything goood. I never ready anything about needing to give passwords.
@norrisl4 (65)
• Zimbabwe
25 Jul 09
Unfortunately this is a very common problem. Many sites have support functions but the support people never really read the queries. When you see their replies, sometimes you really wonder what they will be on.
• United States
25 Jul 09
This is really true. It is unfortunate because people just want to make a little money.
@themdno (402)
• United States
25 Jul 09
You know, I would have just put in some fake info/password. Take their $20 and let them try to access your accounts that don't exist. I am honest when I take surveys, but if I suspected they're trying to scam me, I wouldn't have any problem lying.
• United States
25 Jul 09
Usually when they do something like this, they don't give you the $20.
• India
25 Jul 09
I am also a victim of this site.Thanks for sharing this.have a good day
• United States
25 Jul 09
Thank you for sharing this with us.
@bunnybon7 (43540)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Jul 09
there are way to many surveys that are scams for us poor people trying to make money on the internet these days and way to many scams of all sorts. thanks for the heads up.
• United States
25 Jul 09
You are right. People are really being taking advantage of.
@LouieWpHs04 (4558)
• United States
25 Jul 09
If any survey asks for more then basic input on a product I 99% of the time stop taking the survey. I've had that happen on occasion where I make it 90% of the way through the survey then a really personal question comes up and i'm like. "no thanks" and press the x on the tab in my browser & never go back to that survey. No matter how much it's offering, if the questions get too personal the extra money isn't worth it no matter how trusted the survey site you're with is.
• United States
25 Jul 09
That happens to me, and I feel as if I have wasted my time.
• United States
25 Jul 09
i had the same thing a few days ago but soon as it asked about bank stuff i closed it , don't get me wrong i like lightspeed but i will not do a survey if i have to give bank info becasue i just don't trust it
• United States
25 Jul 09
I agree, and we have to warn people who are not aware.
• Canada
25 Jul 09
Thanks for the warning. I used to check out a lot of those survey sites, but I stay away from them now, since I really don't know which ones are legitimate, and which ones are not. I am going to stick with sites that I know like MyLot and Gather, when it comes to making money on line.
• United States
25 Jul 09
I never had problems with them before...but there is always a first time.
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• Indonesia
25 Jul 09
All Are You Program tahat make money on the internet is surrely??
• Canada
25 Jul 09
Thanks for the warning. I used to check out a lot of those survey sites, but I stay away from them now, since I really don't know which ones are legitimate, and which ones are not. I am going to stick with sites that I know like MyLot and Gather, when it comes to making money on line.
• Canada
25 Jul 09
Thanks for the warning. I used to check out a lot of those survey sites, but I stay away from them now, since I really don't know which ones are legitimate, and which ones are not. I am going to stick with sites that I know like MyLot and Gather, when it comes to making money on line.