26 thoughts on “Pinecone Research – A Legit Survey Site Or A Scam? – Read This Before You Sign Up”

  1. I was due more points than the VISA card issued to me. Pinecone Research keeps assuring me I was paid in full but refuses to specify when and how. I’ve been with them at least 15 years, so I am really disappointed in their customer service.

  2. As you know, there are lot of scam survey sites online and many more keep coming. Some may decide to pay you once and scam you once they realized you have trusted them. To avoid scam and join legitimate survey sites, you must:

    1. Not pay to join. Any survey site that asks you to pay before joining is a big scam. Paid survey is free everywhere.

    2. Research about a particular site before join. Just google the “name of site + Scam” and you will be able to read all people are saying about the site. If there are lots of complaints,that shows they are not sincere, pls, stay away.

    3. Search for their payment proof online. Using Google image search and Search for eg, “Cashcrate scam” and it will bring you all their payment proofs if there is. If not, stay away.

    4. Make sure you read their term of services before joining to avoid making any mistake that might cost you your hard earn money.

    Hope this helps. Wish you all the best.

  3. I have being taken surveys from pinecone for 5 years and I have been paid. the one good thing about the company is if you do a survey you get paid. the surveys are not that long. I did a survey the other day for a different co and it lasted for 30 min an after I got to 25 min they ..said I wasn’t qualified.

  4. After a couple of years of very infrequent surveys, they booted me out. After I finally got an answer it was something about better serving their clients. So, not a full on scam, but not truly legit, either. I would rather not answer long surveys for nothing anyway.

  5. I am a member of Pine Cone, I do not do it for the money, I do it to pass the time. If I have a few minutes I do a survey or two. I do not earn a lot, but I am able to buy used books, audio tapes, DVDs for my kids on Amazon. Every little bit helps

  6. All I have received from PineCone since the beginning of 2017 are numerous “Router Surveys”. These router surveys collect a great deal of purchase information and related info with no payment.

    After completing each router survey the site always says I didn’t qualify or didn’t fit the desired profile for the paid survey…

    PineCone hasn’t answered my emails questioning this …

  7. I’ve been a member for years and had no complaints. Til now. They stopped sending me surveys and won’t answer my emails asking why. Seems when I’ve been in there this long they’d at least answer my email. Guess I’ll cash out and delete them. Kinda bummed.

  8. I am starting to believe they are a scam. I have an account with them but now am never able to log in, after doing surveys for about a couple of months. My account is locked and have sent numerous emails about this but have received no reply after a week of waiting.

  9. they lock me out of my account ,so I can only get in once a month at the most.Also limit the number of surveys sent ,used to be twice monthly now quarterly if Im lucky ,believe its a scam-much better out there look elsewhere

  10. I have taken surveys with them for
    Several years and have always had good communication with them until a few weeks ago I cannot log in and cannot reset my password either I am not happy.

  11. No, it is not scam. They do pay. You won’t be rich but every $3 helps. Have been a member for last 5 years and hardly have any problem with them.

  12. I did an initial survey but have not been a single one to complete since. Are they no longer in service? How do you make money if there are no surveys to take?

  13. I requested a check months ago and have not received it. I’ve attempted many times to contact them but never get any kind of response. I even tried contact the parent company – Neilson and did not get a reply. I want my money!!! They used to be great – what has happened to them???!!!

  14. Pinecone was one of the first sites I started doing surveys on and everything was great. Then I let them in my computer to monitor my Amazon purchases and haven’t been able to login since. I get more surveys now but I guess that’s because I can’t login to get paid! ??

  15. I have been doing surveys for them for years. They issued me a virtual Visa card for jobs that I have completed and it does not work. I have tried to contact them several times and they do not respond. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY! YOU WILL NOT GET PAID!!!

  16. I have been with Pinecone for many years, but about six or eight months ago, I started having trouble getting through to them. Every time I clicked on the link in my email, I was diverted to Jobs2shop.com. I complained to them and got generic answers. Even when I reach their site (on occasion) when I try to start the survey I’m reverted back to the Jobs2shop site. I’m through. What a shame!

  17. i also did surveys for them for awhile and got paid but recently i tried to log in to my account and nothing happens. i keep getting a message they are sending me an e-mail to reset my password but it never comes thru. there is money on my account with them that i would like to cash in.

  18. Really sad to hear these comments. I was a member a number of years ago, and received surveys like clockwork. I rejoined, and after the initial (registration) survey, nothing. Definitely a disappointing experience, compared to the way it used to be.

  19. had same problem can not log in and they owe me money. this started about 8 months ago. contact and no real answers. i think they are a scam now. think when we sign up and down load things they have trackers on us and do not need us now.

  20. I was a member for many many years and they stopped sending me surveys. I cashed in my reward points that I had saved for years. After cashing in it would not let me back in my account and have heard nothing about what happened to my points or money. I have sent numerous emails and nothing. Some of the emails were returned.

  21. I’ve been doing Pinecone Research surveys for a little more than 5 years now, only get a couple of surveys a month to do, never made $100.00 in a months time, and have never heard of anyone winning those $500 bonus’ either.

  22. Boy Am I glad I don’t have them anymore. Stopped sending me emails also, contacted them, said to go to home page and update my profile. What! Since just before Christmas! I know I am 69, but definitely NOT senile

  23. Don’t bother, I have hundreds of thousands of points and I can’t redeem a single one. And the surveys work out to being about 0.02c/hour.

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