In hopes of earning a few extra dollars, I have joined a few survey sites. I’ve read some reviews, and thought Opinion Outpost was worth trying. I had been taking surveys for several months with no problems. The surveys were relatively short, most less than 10 minutes, 30 minutes at the absolute most with pretty good points awarded. I actually enjoyed the surveys. All was smooth sailing.
About a month ago, I tried to login to my account, and it said I had been locked out due to data concerns. I emailed them, and they got back to me saying there may have been a data issue, and could I send them my information to verify my account.
No problem. I sent them my information. I did not get a reply for almost a month. This is the message I received:
‘We thank you for your patience with us and apologize for the inconvenience caused. After a thorough review of your account, our Accounts Department has determined that the activity on your account has violated our terms and conditions. Unfortunately, accounts that violate our terms and conditions can no longer be restored. Our Accounts Department has made the final decision to permanently deactivate your account along with your point balance.
We truly apologize for the inconvenience. We value our members as well as our clients who make important decisions based on input from the responses our members provide.’
I got no explanation of HOW I violated any terms and conditions. What made me the most upset, was they took away my point balance. I can’t remember how many points I had, but I think I was up to about $25. I put in a lot of time and answered a lot of questions just to lose them.
I’m still waiting on an explanation of why they closed my account, but I”m not holding my breath. I would have given this site 4/5 stars, but now I’d say 0/5, and use at your own risk!