Thursday, March 24, 2011
Knowledge Networks - Possible Scam???
Well, I am a great fan of surveys and any type of form that requires writing neat, capital letters in boxes or filling in bubbles with a #2 pencil. So getting paid to take surveys....sounds too good to be true! I am a very skeptical person who thinks that anyone and everyone is out to get me somehow. So I was ready to pocket the two bucks and toss the high quality, glossy brochure.
But instead, I decided to do a little investigating. Isn't Google one of the greatest devices ever invented? I Google all kinds of things every day! When I typed in "Knowledge Networks," the recommended key phrase popped up - "Knowledge Networks Scam." Oh no, I thought, here we go! But every article I read was by someone like me who was asking if anyone had encountered problems with this company. Some were dated from years ago. No one had anything bad to say. My skepticism dialed down a bit and I began to wonder if this company was actually legit. Then I found this page from The Better Business Bureau rating Knowledge Networks with an A+! So I got to wondering, Is the BBB in on it too? Are they all trying to scam me?
At this point, I don't know what to think. Hubby thinks I should give it a try. They don't ask for membership fees or bank account information, they don't draw blood, ask for your social security number, or fingerprint. Has anyone else had experience with this company? Am I being naive to consider joining something that sounds too good to be true? I would appreciate any thoughts you might have. Thanks, friends!
(*edit - For an update of my experiences with Knowledge Networks, please see my follow-up post here.)