Panda Research Review – Online Survey Scam

panda research scam reviewOh no – not another get-paid-to-take-surveys website.

If you’ve read any of my other articles that relate to getting to paid to fill out surveys, then you’d know that I’m not a big fan of this form of making money online. Infact it’s probably one of the hardest ways to make money online and many don’t get paid.

What makes me an expert at making money online?

Well, I’d be the first to say that I’m no expert, but I do earn a full-time living marketing other people’s products online. Meaning I don’t have to have a product or even inventory, all I do is place offers in front of people that are looking for them and I get paid over and over again.

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Anyway, back to my Panda Research review.

What is Panda Research?

Panda Research is a company that supposedly offers it’s members a way of making money online by filling out surveys, completing offers and reading emails.

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Now just on that, there also appears to be a misunderstanding of payout thresholds. Some say it $100, while others say it’s $50.

This is what I found on there website.

As you can see, the threshold appears to be $50.

Further research shows that members get paid in lots of $50. which means that if you have $102.50 owed in your account then you’d get paid $100 and the balance $2.50 remains in the account until it reaches the threshold once again as stated on their website.



Is Panda Research Legit?

As far as I could tell the company appears to be legit. This doesn’t mean that you’ll make money with them though, it just means that legally they are able to operate their company within the confines of the law. According to the BBB they are not accredited.


There seems to be some discrepancy as to whether they’re a legit survey company or whether they’re just the “middle-men” and get people to fill out offers on behalf of big marketing companies.

Either way, what is apparent is that there’s a large number of people they don’t get paid for their work.

Panda Research Complaints

According to the research that I have done, it appears that Panda Research have a number of disgruntled members. Here’s a few screens shots of what members are saying in forums.

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Does Panda Research Work?

Okay, so in the sea of people that are complaining about not getting paid by Panda Research I did find a few that did get paid.

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Now there doesn’t seem to be any explanation as to why they were getting paid and why the others didn’t.

But what is clear is that if you do participate in the program then you’re taking a huge punt on whether you’ll get paid for your efforts.

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29 thoughts on “Panda Research Review – Online Survey Scam”

  1. I am currently out of work and trying to take care of my elderly parents.I thought doing surveys would be an easy way to make money but boy was I wrong. Any suggestions on a reliable site.

  2. Ditto to all of the complaints: the lag time to post, no response to
    questions or requests, no indication of payout-ever! Hit 300 dollar
    level and no response. This is the wrong place for any one to go.
    Stay away !

  3. Complete scam. The surveys never complete. You get spammed with emails from several other spam email robots, including “Jenna VP mysteryshopper”. I tried to get off the mailing lists, finally stopped using that email

  4. I read through the “Terms & Conditions” of Panda Research and decided I needed to see reviews. Thank goodness I read this first! I will NOT be joining their so-called service.

    The terms clearly state that you must earn $50 before you can request payment. It also clearly states that it can take at least 8 weeks to be credited. Then, way down the page it says you will NOT get paid for only doing surveys. You MUST complete $25 of every $50 in “offers”.

    In otherwords, you have to accept trial offers in order to get paid, and it will take ages to get paid and only via PayPal. Additionally, in somewhat vague language, the terms also state that you agree to be signed up for emails (and presumably phone calls, and regular mail) just by using the service. Plus, as most terms state, you agree to everything (even unannounced new terms or changes) by signing up, and each time you use the service.

    I also read that surveys taken on a mobile service won’t count. The same goes for earning email credits. Finally, all activity must be done through their (Panda Research) website via a specific page (“My Account”, I think).

    My conclusion is that Panda Reseach is a “middle-man” entity, and likely not worth much. Sounds like they can’t pay users until they get paid. The only way they get paid is when the user goes through their website. Sounds like too many steps, stipulations, and risk for only the POSSIBILITY of a SMALL reward.

    Again, thank goodness I checked the terms & online reviews. I rarely used to read terms of service or privacy policies of websites or mobile apps, and software. Its something I almost always do now days.

  5. The Panda signup screen keeps coming up when I’m doing another market survey (for a different company)and I cannot get around it to complete my original survey. How do I get rid of the Panda screen?

  6. Panda research is a total scam. I have 124.00 but I have only been approved for 4.02. Go figure. I reported them to BBB.

  7. another one to stay away is my view owner of one opinion i have not saw my view on in over two weeks i filed a compliant against them both my view has two filed i did it with (ic3)internet crimes compliant center that is part of the fbi sense then i have not gotten much of any thing from any of them hope i have stopped the cyber crime

  8. I would just like to add my own experience to this particular review. I live in Maine, and therefore my ZIP Code ends in a zero. Apparently, the panda research system does not take a zero is the first number in the ZIP Code, because they keep telling me that I do not live in the United States. According to my taxes, voting records, and all other indicators that I have, the state of Maine is still and always has been a part of the United States. Yet, I find no place where I can contact panda research to helpcorrect this situation. Apparently, after reading this review and the comments below, I am relieved to have been “refused” pipe and a research.

  9. Scam so confused I was at $159 bucks logged in the other day and it says 0 I did not cash out and my name is Laura and under my info email password it says hello null I was hacked somehow and when I try to contact customer support it does not recognize my email or password messed up

  10. Panda research is a total scam because I have $100 but I have only been approved for $50 & after i submit withdrawal request after the mandatory period and above also & i didnt get anything, please donot trust

  11. So right panda research is such s bull shit survey and its not right at all I called them and some guy answered and said its not him I could be talking to and for me to e-mail them and I did on at lease 4 different times and never got an answer

  12. Right this is some Bull Shit…. I did over $300 worth of surveys and have not received anything in my PayPal account what a fraud don’t waste your money I’m going to blast them on Facebook Twitter and Snapchat

  13. Hello I did a few surveys with you a few months ago but the money has not been approved yet and I can not put it into my PayPal account Can you handle it so I can get it out? That’s $ 478.55!
    Best regards beri

  14. I have been waiting for more then the 8 weeks they say to be credited for completed surveys and still nothing. When i try to contact them, my user id and password DO NOT work…….seems like everyone else found out the hard way that this is a major scam……

  15. I can understand it I’ve been taking surveys for a while I’ve got $180 in my account but I don’t have no PayPal account and everytime I get to the bottom of my account what should I pay now is not lit up and I don’t understand why and I don’t know how to get in touch with them

  16. I did 1,050.12 in research for panda an they wont pay me what I’m owed and I’ve wrote them a support ticket and they won’t get back to me….what damn waste…total scam

  17. THE WORST. I have over $300.00 accumulated. I have only been credited with $43.21. They are surveys that I still have not been paid for since August 2017 that were completed. When i try to “contact” them, it says my user ID and password do not match. So, i finally sent a copy of what has been completed – which was 2 months ago and still have not been contacted nor credited……What a scam. The best site i have found that actually pays and you can cash out $10.00 – and you do get a check in the mail within 4 days…..go to Survey Junkie. I have made almost $300.00 in the past 6 months, only doing it a few times a week…
    STAY AWAY FROM PANDA RESEARCH – IT IS THE WORST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. i researched them and they located in a UPS office in MA. and link on payout just sent me to another link about a classaction suit..but wanting info like for a suvey????????????????????

  19. I’ve been doing the panda research thing for a while and I haven’t ever gotten paid and honestly anyone that said you’ve gotten paid I think you’re a liar.

  20. I have over 200.00 dollars and dont have approval for any of it. I have done countless emails to them and they dont respond back at all, I am cancling it because Im not going to take surveys for money and not get paid. And some of the surveys seems that you dont qualify for and still dont get paid anything. this is such a crock.

  21. do not use this site. It is a waste of time. Im up to 103.50 now and it wont let me cash out also will not give me the money for the surveys I’ve tried after trying to get my money..


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