Is Panda Research legit? Or is there something fishy going on there? Find out by reading this Panda Research review.
(Note: Panda Research is NOT on my list of recommended ways to make money online.)
Panda Research — What It Is and How to Sign Up
Panda Research claims to pay you money for taking short surveys online. That’s not entirely true, but we will get to that later.
To sign up, all you need to do is enter some basic information and create an account. You must be in the United States to sign up. Just be aware that information you enter on their website will not be encrypted by SSL (there is no https in their address bar). That’s not very safe for entering personal information.
As part of the signup process, you will be shown page after page of ads and offers. Just keep clicking the “Continue” button to skip them.
Panda Research — Will They Really Pay You For Surveys?
Panda Research claims to pay you for taking surveys. Look at the screenshot at the right. You may think that the pay rate is pretty good. But beware! These are not surveys! Instead, they are offers! In order to earn money, you will have to sign up with another company, give them your email address, and sometimes pay money for a product!
In other words, Panda Research is not about taking surveys. They may offer surveys too, but all the “surveys” I checked out were really just ways to get me to sign up to another company or purchase a product.
Panda Research also sends you emails, and you can get paid a few cents for each email that you read.
Also, Panda Research says you need to have $50 before they pay you, and payments may take up to 45 days.
Panda Research — Are They The Same Company as Inbox Pays?
On another occasion, I reviewed a company called Inbox Pays. I mentioned that the BBB has received complaints that people never got paid. I also pointed out something that I want to mention here as well. Both Panda Research and Inbox Pays feature the same testimonial on their respective sites, from the same person, with only the company name changed! Take a look.
The reason I think they are owned by the same people is not just because they both have the same copied testimonial, but because their payment requirements are exactly the same. For example, you must have at least $50 in your account, but not more than $25 can be from reading paid emails. Also, you can only get paid $50, $100, $150, etc. They both won’t pay you any extra change. Both companies claim to pay you for trying out offers and reading emails.
I don’t really know if they are owned by the same people. If they are, however, I would stay away from both, based on my review of Inbox Pays, which you can find here.
So, Is Panda Research Legit? Can It Really Be True?
It may be legit. I, for one, am not wasting my time completing offers in order to find out whether they will pay me or not for doing work for them. If, as I suspect, they are owned by the same people who created Inbox Pays, I would stay away from both.
Besides, the copied review makes them look a little suspicious.