MindsPay Reviews – Legit or Scam?

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MindsPay is a market research website that pays its clients for participating in surveys, focus groups, and product reviews.  In addition, MindsPay may from time to time allow advertisers to use their clients to submit feedback on individual ads or ad campaigns.

Like all paid survey sites, working with Minds Pay isn’t likely to pay the bills, but participating in market research online is generally a simple way to make extra money.  Minds Pay, like all legitimate market research websites, requires no fee to become a member, just an email address and your completion of a general demographic questionnaire.

Once you’ve become a member of MindsPay, you can use their website to find surveys you would like to participate in.  When surveys arrive that you may qualify for, you’ll be given an email invitation to come and participate in that survey as well.

In order to participate in MindsPay’s research, you must be using Internet Explorer, and you must be a member of PayPal in order to get paid.

So is Minds Pay Legit?

Well, as Minds Pay is free to join and pays its clients in real, legal tender, it’s considered legitimate.  There are, however, a couple considerations I would point out.

First, while MindsPay does offer its share of regular, run of the mill opinion surveys, many of its surveys are actually based toward product trials.  This means that you’ll have to sign up and try a product or service, ie enter your credit card information, in order to participate in the survey or trial.

Since most of these signups have free trials, this doesn’t seem like a big deal.  However, if you don’t read the fine print or forget to cancel a service within the trial period, you’ll likely be required to pay a fee.  As surveys rarely pay more than $5 at the high end, and being charged for a service tends to be quite a bit more, unless you are very organized you could end up losing a lot more money than you are earning.

Secondly, Minds Pay pays out their members in multiples of $50, which means that you would have to earn a minimum of $50 before you ever eligible for payment.  While this isn’t unheard of, it is quite a high payout for an industry that pays an average of $1-$2 per survey.  If you need or choose to quit for any reason before you reach $50, you simply won’t receive any compensation for your services at all.

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " Minds Pay " is 1.53 out of 5 based on 53 reviews.
  • Been using Minds Pay for almost a year just clicking my emails from it and Im over $29.00 now and not receiving anymore emails...Please fix.
  • Real crooks won't pay you total waste of time won't let you remove them
  • They are scammers, and despite unsubscribing and blocking them, their email still comes through. Does anyone know how to block them?
  • I have also tried to unsubscribe numerous times, and although it says I was successfully unsubscribed, I continue to receive numerous emails.
  • I have a lot of thoughts about the poor quality of this site, but I'll only highlight a few here for my review.

    First off, the offers under Activity Status are very randomly Viewed, Approved, or Rejected, as I haven't really completed offers while I've been a member.

    When you go to click on "request payout" under activity status, you can right click on it and see that it isn't a real link. It says "open image in new tab", as opposed to other real links that will say "open link in new tab". That's the biggest showing of a scam right there.

    There is no way to contact anyone from MindsPay, but they sure will send you an automated account verification message through a call very quickly. The number that called me and left the message was 847-327-0335, by the way, which is strange because 847 is my local area code number.

    The website is set up extremely simplistic compared to other legit survey/offer sites that I'm a member of (which also don't have any false or fake links, by the way).

    Any attempt in trying to delete my account in the past has resulted in the inability to, even though they tell you "you may still get a few emails for the next few days", and it's been weeks since I clicked unsubscribe for the 3rd or 4th time. This is also another red flag that should be taken up with the BBB.

    I'd give this site no stars if I could, and the word should definitely get out that it's either a scam, or a site that isn't any good anymore.

    My review summed up in a few words? Stay away from MindsPay.
    • I have also fell for this scam. I tried contacting them but no luck. The phone # I used tyrned out to be an association that did not know anything about that their phone# was being used for this scammin purpose. I called the FTC to report the scam. Unfortunately I could not speak to a human but I did leave a long message with the information I had discovered. There is another 1 or 2 just like this scam, however, I have not been able to find a phone number of address.
  • I have also unsubscribed from their annoying email countless times. They still send me the emails. Also I never signed up for their emails or anything from their company.
  • if any one want to file a compliant contact the us dpt of justice in dc i have already sent them info on a fake face book lottery scam along the the scammer pic also a copy of our im conversation i think he is out on bail wating trial his name is James Stover an attorney for the federal gov works thru ups .
  • For over a month now I have tried to unsubscribe from them and even though it says I have been removed the emails just keep coming. I get at least 5 a day. I am going to the BBB
  • I have worked for MindsPay since December 2015. According to their records, I have racked up a total of $572.26. I have been approved for the amount of $52.21 since I started. Their website says jobs or survey's will be approved in a 2-3 days window.

    I have called, I have written, I have written the BBB and nothing seems to make any difference with them. I thought I might make a little money during the winter months - it has been a little bit.

    • Good luck John! I have been scammed for over $500. I cannot get rid of the emails that I keep getting.
    • do not count it if they pay with net spend you will be sent a bogus prepaid card when you call you will not able to talk with a human inbox dollars screwed me out of $150 was unable to get turned took the card to my bank an i was told that they could find any info on some of the scam site have been on sense i filed a compliant with(ic3)internet crimes compliant center the first one was my view the second was in box dollars next was net spend sense i filed against them not many scam sites have been on with their cyber scams the ic3 is part of the fbi i also have a federal trade commission with all of the when some one screws me i do not rest until i get even looking like i did hardly heard from them in box dollars yahoo was was running their ads that on top of their page under a sponsor i contacted yahoo it has been two days have no saw it on the page
  • Mindspay is not a real research site. They provide prospects to advertisers by offering you a "free" or low-cost trial, quote or consultation and then paying you a small fee for listening to the product pitch, trying it, and completing an evaluation. Most of the product trials require you to pay shipping/handling which is usually pretty close in amount to the fee you receive, so you really make no money. Products I've tried through MindsPay have mostly been cosmetics and diet supplements, that sell for outrageous prices after the trial period.

    On higher-paying trials (>$10) I've had tremendous difficulty getting paid. A newsletter product I tried was ordered in July and I've been sending them proof of my order, trial, and evaluation ever since then but they refuse to credit my account. Now they won't even answer any of the service requests I file with them, and my account is sitting at $45, though they owe me for another $39.50 that they refuse to credit. I haven't cancelled the account yet, which is just what they want so they can keep the $45. You can't call them. They list no phone number. Their program is designed to get paid by advertisers, but frustrate the product testers into quitting before they have to pay out the $50.
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