Survey Junkies Review: Another Scummy Internet Scam Exposed!

Survey Junkies Review Scam

Whether you're a college student looking for creative ways to earn an extra income, a stay at home mum looking for a decent side hustle or a pensioner looking to fund retirement, Survey Junkies presents itself as the perfect solution. says you can earn $500-$1,000 a day starting today. If you're eager to start making money from home then at first glance this can seem like the answer to all your money-making worries.

what is survey junkies a scam review

They make it sound like earning incredible amounts of money online is as easy as copying and pasting links to Facebook, but we both know it's never as easy as that.

Is Survey Junkies your dream come true or a nightmare scam you should stay away from?

In this review I’m going to show you exactly what Survey Junkies is about, how it works, if you can make money with it and ultimately, whether it's a scam or legit.

I'm not affiliated with Survey Junkies.

Unlike most Survey Junkies reviews out there, I'm not here to sell you anything and this review is to give you up-to-date and accurate information before you sign up.

My 100% honest reviews serve as a guiding light in the often murky world of making money online for honest folks looking to break free from the rat race and find real and viable alternatives to the 9 to 5 grind.

Aside from protecting people from internet scam artists, I also help point readers towards high-quality money-making programs that you can start for free.

Survey Junkies Review At A Glance

About: Survey Junkies dubs itself the “#1 influencer network”. It supposedly pays generously when referrals join the site.

Price: Free to join.

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Details don't add up, email support is fake, has lots of complaints.

Verdict: Survey Junkies is a scam. It's full of blatant lies, deception, and excuses. You won't get anything once you try to cash out no matter how big your account balance is.


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What Is Survey Junkies About?

Survey Junkies (not to be confused with survey site Survey Junkie) calls itself the “#1 influencer network” that pays generous commissions every time a new referral joins the site through you.

What they actually are though… and what they claim to be, are two different things.

  • SurveyJunkies promise to pay you $2 every time someone clicks your referral link and an extra $15 if they join.
  • They say they'll give you $50 for uploading a testimonial YouTube video.
  • You're told you'll get paid $10 every time you share links to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • They guarantee 15% of all your referrals' earnings for life.
  • And finally, to sweeten the deal, they'll give you $30 just for creating your account.

Add all these amounts together and you could easily make some serious dosh with this site… if what they're saying is true.

ways to make money with survey junkies

I say this because it's not so obvious you'll ever actually get paid.

In fact, if SurveyJunkies is anything like Influencer Cash, Viral Points and Tap2Earn (and I strongly suspect they are) then we are most likely dealing with a scam.

Survey Junkies: A Scam Or The Real Deal?

If you're a regular reader then you’ve heard me say this many times before…

If a program claims to be the ultimate way to earn fast and easy money online then they're probably a scam trying to manipulate you.

Survey Junkies certainly promise that, but there are several other red flags you need to be aware of before you sign up.

The first one is that the Survey Junkies creator is also behind at least a dozen or more scams we've recently exposed here on The Make Money Online Blog.

Notice here the use of the phrase “#1 Influencer Network”:

survey junkies #1 social influencer

Now compare that to sites like NiceCash and Referral Pay and you'll see some pretty striking similarities:

survey junkies vs nicecash
survey junkies vs referral pay

And it's not only that phrase either. Look closely and you'll see the same promise of a signup bonus, same promises of easy money for referring your friends and the same testimonials and payment proof.

That’s because these sites are all copycat sites, part of a bigger network of data harvesting scams designed to extra people's personal data and sell it on for a profit.

Sure, Survey Junkies tries to make itself look like a legitimate rewards site like Swagbucks and they do a pretty good job of it, except for one major flaw:

They never have and never will pay anyone out.

People sign up for their free account and excitedly start spamming Facebook with links believing they're in for a huge payout. It's only when they try to withdraw their earnings they're told their account has been marked for fraud and is getting suspended.

The Dates Just Don't Add Up

Want further proof Survey Junkies is a scam? Look no further because I've got you covered. Under the Payment Proofs tab they show you what are supposed to be screenshots from real members who have received payment.

fake payment proof

Check out this image and you'll notice the fake payment was sent on June 29th 2019.

“What's wrong with that?” You might say.

Here, I'll tell you – according to, only registered their domain and launched the site in October 2019.

surveyjunkies co domain registration information

So either these members earned money by referring others to a site that didn't exist yet or these so-called payment proofs can't be trusted. I think the answer is pretty clear by now.

We're Given Fake Support Email Addresses

So what do you do after you've put all this time and energy into promoting the SurveyJunkies website and they refuse to pay out?

You're given a support email address [email protected]but you needn't bother trying to plead your case with them because a quick email verification check reveals this is not a real email address and anyone trying to contact them will be writing into the abyss.

I believe this is wholly intentional. The last thing this scammer wants us to be bothered and pestered by the people he lied to and owes money to.

Survey Junkies Reviews And Complaints

Remember that promise of $50 for uploading a testimonial video onto YouTube? Why wouldn't you when you're promised bucket loads of cash for recommending it to others?

That's why right now you'll see a lot of positive Survey Junkies reviews from members still believing they'll get paid. They'll brag about how much they've earned so far and give you all the reasons you should join.

The problem is their earnings only show up inside the Survey Junkies dashboard area and that'll never materialise as real money in the bank.

If you’ve been sharing your Survey Junkies referral link on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram hoping for a big pay out, you're not the only one.

In fact, 1,000's if not 10,000's of people who didn't take a second to check out this review are going to see the free sign up, think they have nothing to lose and readily hand over their contact information to an anonymous scammer.

As this site has only just been registered we're going to have to wait a few weeks before the real reviews and complaints start rolling in.

If you remember though, I showed you how Survey Junkies is pretty much a copy and paste of a previous scam site called Referral Pay.

Well, let me give you a glimpse into the future by showing you what the people who went ahead and signed up have to say:

survey junkies reviews and complaints 2

The good news is that now you know so you can skip the time-wasting part and save yourself the embarrassment of recruiting your family and friends into this.

What I Like About Survey Junkies

I think it's pretty obvious by now I have nothing good to say about Survey Junkies and there are zero reasons to join.

If you're looking to get rewarded for completing simple tasks then Swagbucks might be right up your street. You won't earn a full-time income but you could earn an extra $100 a month for doing things like filling out surveys, playing games and watching videos.

And most importantly: Swagbucks will pay you what you've earned.

If you're looking for more substantial income then learn how to start an online business.

That's what I did 5 years ago and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

What I Don't Like

  • Hyped-up, unrealistic income claims
  • Fake testimonials
  • Fake payment proof
  • No way to contact them
  • Anonymous owners
  • Real potential of identity theft and fraud
  • They NEVER pay

Where Do You Go From Here?

Even though Survey Junkies is free, I still think this is one of the scummiest scams on the net right now because of the blatant lies and deception they use to lure you in…

Once you're on the inside, the scam continues to ensure you're motivated enough to keep sharing your links and doing the scammers work for him…

You see your earnings going up and you're convinced it's the real deal!

You think “Finally, I've found the answer to all my money-making worries.” and breathe a sigh of relief.

You start to think about those piling debts you can start to pay off and about how you can finally take your family on that holiday they've always wanted. But then the promised payday comes and goes and the money never arrives and you're left bitterly disappointed.

If this has happened to you then I'm so sorry. Some unscrupulous people have no conscience when it comes to taking advantage of your time and your good faith.

As I said earlier, I know exactly what this feels like because I've been duped many times before, not with SurveyJunkies but with other sites like it. By far the hardest thing about breaking through and making money online is getting past all the misinformation that's out there.

You need a clear track to run on, a proven formula that works based on:

  • Your hopes and aspirations
  • Your online income goals
  • Your schedule

So, if you’re sick of the get-rich-quick crap and ready to hustle to make your dreams of financial freedom a reality but don't know where to start then check this out:

I've just finished putting together a step-by-step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it HERE.

20 thoughts on “Survey Junkies Review: Another Scummy Internet Scam Exposed!”

    • Hey Stuart, the first thing I would do is to try and delete your account if you can.

      Then, if any of your passwords are similar to any other accounts you have (think PayPal, internet banking, email, Facebook etc.) I’d strongly urge you to change them just to be safe.

  1. DISAPPOINTED!! I should’ve known it was too good to be true. Simon I found this article AFTER signing up with them and doing those stupid tasks. I know in my gut that some thing was off but…my friend kept posting about how “legitimate” it was. Smh I’m not upset with them. I’m disappointed in myself for not listening to my better self. Now it’s back to reality and trying to find a way to make a better income. Lol thank you for this article Simon!

  2. Signed up before finding this, how bad can this be I didn’t try to cash out but unfortunately I put my email before I found out it’s a scam what can I do to protect myself will I have to change my email I’ll let my friend who told me this know though but I am sort of scared.

    • Hey Tony, I wouldn’t worry too much. The worst thing they can do is send you a ton of spam but Gmail’s spam filters are pretty good these days. Thanks for checking out the review and at least on the bright side you didn’t lose any money.

      It’s all good – learn from it and always follow the golden rule which is: do your research before ever signing up to anything.

      • Thanks for replying, I got it confused with survey junkie saw that was a legitimate site and didn’t realize it was Survey junkies instead. I’ll remember to check more carefully next time. Thanks again I feel better knowing it’s mostly just spam.

        • It is confusing! Survey Junkie is a legit paid survey site (albeit low-paying) but Survey Junkies is a total scam who even uses the Survey Junkie logo on their homepage. This is definitely a deliberate sleight of hand on their part.

          It’s all good, thanks for letting us know 🙂

  3. Hello Simon. Thank you for sharing this review of Survey Junkies. At first sight, Survey Junkies looks indeed like the answer to all of my prayers considering the claim that I can make $500 to $1000 a day. That’s a huge sum of money. If I am very serious with it, it simply means I will be making an average of $15,000 a month. That’s ridiculous!

    Oh man! This is scam indeed as they do not show us how they get those money, fake payment screenshot, so many things are fake with this earning website.

    All put together, Survey Junkies is an original fake earning website!

  4. Hello Simon, it’s sad how a site wishes to get people to get involved in business with them when they clearly have so much to chase anyone away from them. My little experience with such scam sites has made me understand that any business with a ghost owner isn’t worth my time and worse of all they don’t even pay at all. I hope others get to see this article so they don’t fall victim. 

  5. This a great deep inside review of survey junkies and I am glad that I came across this review before going ahead and signing up. It’s horrible to think people out there in the online world will go through so much to prey on innocent people wanting to make better of themselves and scam them from their hard earned cash and time. it’s great how you have found all the little details that point out this programme as a scam like the dates of the so called payments don’t line up with when they registered. Well done with this and I really hope people come across this post before falling for this scam. 

  6. Hello. I really appreciate people like you who give honest reviews about their experiences. We also need people to know from what we must stay away in this virtual world. We all want to make money online but I want to say that any site that tells you that “making money without doing anything” is really a fake information. 

    I’m a new premium member on Wealthy Affiliate and i want to say that this was my best decision i made. Here are some clear steps, set your goals, start all training programs, build your own website and turn this into your business. Going through these stages you will realize that you have to work. 

    When you read the success stories of other members who have been on this platform for years, you will see that success comes if you have ambition and determination. You put here the link with Wealthy Affiliate review and i recommend to all the people to read it. 

    Thanks a lot for your review and explanation given. Wish you all the best.

  7. Thanks for alerting us to this nasty scam. I was robbed in a similar fashion by an Binary Option scam. The big difference was I actually paid them money, Over $20K because I believed the results shown in those day to day running stats. Until I wanted to make a withdrawal. They procrastinated and told me they sent the money. Lies. 

    As you said when something appears too good to be true it often is. That is why when I first came across Wealthy Affiliate I thought it was a scam. How wrong was I. 

    I clicked your link to your page that shows a list of legitimate opportunities and scams. This is a great service you provide. I’ll have to return to your site.


  8. Thanks for giving the reviews about “SurveyJunkies”.My WhatsApp friend recommended me to join this SurveyJunkies and he sais he earns more money. When i see your reviews about the websites it gives clear information about overall site and then only i realized the truth of the SurveyJunkies.And thanks for giving the valuable information about the websites. and keep doing more articles for people use.

    • Unfortunately, as I say, the scam is very cleverly designed to turn the scammer’s victims into his best promoters. They have no idea they’re putting their loved ones at risk until it’s too late. I’m just glad you found this review in time!

  9. Oh dear, yet another scam site. It’s very sad that the internet has spawned such a raft of scammers, and that people aren’t more aware (of course, this site is a great force to combat that) of anything which claims you can make that sort of money that easily is almost certainly a scam. Awful too that ithey’re using the name Survey Junkies which is so close to Survey Junkey, which is legitimate. You’re performing a great service, highlighting this sort of thing, thanks for sharing.

  10. Hey, I think this website and your content is a great idea. This is opening people up to the idea of what to watch out for, and what different things to look out for. For me, this is very important as I’ve tried similar sort of sites before, and they really haven’t turned out to deliver. This has taught me what to watch out for in the future! So thanks for your help! Just wondering, Is there any other particular sites which you know of, to stay away from? Thanks again Darren 

    • Thanks Darren, I’m so chuffed to hear that! I’m pretty proud to say I’ve had messages and emails from hundreds of people of the years thanking me for saving them a ton of time and money and as I see it, the more money we can take out of internet scammer’s pockets the better!

      You can find my full list of reviews, including my all-time top picks right here

      Stay safe! 🙂


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