Does Panda Research Scam People? Online Survey Review

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panda_researchWill Panda Research scam you? Good question. Thanks for visiting my website. I’m Vince, and I know how to make money on the Internet from home and could show you how to do the same.

Is doing paid online surveys the way I do it? No.

So does that mean this company is a scam? Not necessarily.

And I’m willing to bet you are doing your research before you join because you want to see if it’s really a legit way to earn monthly paychecks for simply answering questions and giving your opinion. That’s fair. And I’m going to give you my unbiased opinion through this review and try to help you out as best as I can.

So first lets check out the actual website and analyze what we see…

So Panda Research wants you to believe that it is a survey panel and that they can help you generate some extra monthly income from home if you are willing to take a few minutes out of your day to participate in their survey program.

This is only going to be available to people that live in the United States and you have to be at least 18 years old or older.

Understand the idea of these online survey sites, that claim that you can join for free, are really looking to add you to their list of loyal subscribers. There are a few problems that I find with this particular survey site.

The first one is the payout threshold which is going to be $100. Yikes!

This means that you cannot cash out your earnings until you have accumulated at least $100 in your account. I can tell you from experience with other similar online paid survey sites, it is very difficult to reach that high of a threshold quickly and the reason is because the reality is that these survey sites do not pay as much as they advertise per survey.

So let me just sum everything up about Panda Research because we’re going to be here all day. This is pretty much how it works…

You sign up and you are actually given links to other offers to complete which need your feedback. Once you complete them you can expect to get paid very minimal, small earnings.

Just think about it…

If these survey sites really paid tens of dollars per survey, they would actually be losing money quite fast because the majority of people who join these things are just rushing through the research tasks to get paid. The main reason for this company is to build a subscriber base and also promote their referral program.

The Panda Research referral program would be the place where you could make the most amount of money, and that’s by recruiting friends and family into the company yourself and earning a commission from all of their earnings. To do this you’re really going to need to know Internet marketing because if you don’t, it can be nearly impossible to make money that’s residual, and grow a monthly income.

The Problem With Survey Sites

I honestly cannot recommend Panda Research as an efficient way to generate Internet money from home on a monthly basis simply because you are very less likely to receive a flow of steady work, plus like I said before, these survey sites pay very, very little.

There are much more efficient ways where you can easily put together an Internet business and drive traffic and make money from affiliate offers in a particular niche. I personally would pass on Panda Research although it is not necessarily a scam. I hope you enjoyed my review and that I helped you set a little bit of light on what exactly what the deal is with the program.

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  1. They owe me just over $300, they don’t even return my emails. They haven’t updated my account in well over two years. They have been a waste of my time and energy.

  2. THKS EVERYONE!! This site wouldn’t even accept my info. Guess that’s a good thing!! Not needing the games this site plays Guess I won’t B doing anything with them Sounded too good to B true!!

  3. is a scam. I done survey all night and made over a $100 and they are not going to give me credit for all of it. They are saying that i only have $7 available and $121 being held

    • glad i searched for an answer to this pandashit survey lol not funny, I have done 136.00$ and $6.35 available/not available to low

  4. Same here I earned $93 than all the sudden It said I earned $94 when I didn’t even do before surveys to earn anYnore is showing my money is waiting to be approved ..First it said $3 was approved an now it’s shOwing $3.75 is approved..Says cnt get paid Til u have a certain amount I have been at $93 since I joined an haven’t received anything..Its a scam..Guess will never get our money.

  5. Panda research sux..They owe me $88.95 but only approved for $5.05..I am calling BB also Inbox dollars is not any better

  6. Yes I know about this company and I made over $500 dollars with panda research and they never paid me for it yet and I am still waiting something really needs done about this company.

  7. i just told panda online survey research, that i made a, major

    complaint. about the sum$1116.97
    is what, i am. owed for a over an month. now and still no payment!,


    • Thanks for the waring . God Bless you they need to stop this scam stuff and get a real job.

    • I agree.. Have not received my pay as of yet. I was not about to keep doing surveys. When I saw that they were only paying the very least amount out and Not the other amount that I had made that did accumulate to more than $200 plus. But still hasn’t been approved to process and pay directly to me as told.

    • I am told I am due over $500 and no one answers my request or anything. I am withyou

    • Been trying to call or send messages it say i have 400.00 but approved for 3.65 wtf is going on with those people

  9. I’m so glad I read this before I did more surveys but they wanted me to put the phone number in and click go to do a survey and this is after I did a very veryong registration or so they call it that it was a survey for all my personal information which now I’m worried about it after reading all your comments yes we should get a lawsuit going, I’m tired as he’ll of getting scammed on line these scum need to be made accountable I’m starting to feel like I should get rid of my computers and stay away frm them because if the truth be told the only thing I’ve ever been able to do is get scammed, so I just feel done with the internet thanks every one for the heads up! Tina Overholser of Or.

  10. Its a big scam i have about 300.00 and it says i only hav 4.00 approved.and i cant contact them when i log it to contact them it says wrong id or be more than willing to be part of this lawsuit against them.

  11. Why they don’t pay.someone need to do something about this company.I keep asking for my off

    • They don’t pay why need my money for my money not fair to treat people like that

      • Wow I hate to hear this because I finished almost every survey they had on the list and the ending amount was $483 but they claim so far that it’s only $6.50 approved it’s been almost a month but why would I have a check sent out for just $6.50, Are they joking, Really Pissed

      • That’s messed up , seriously yhey can’t do this to people. Ive made 400+ and nothing. 3 dollars approved really, I did’nt even get ( cash out option. Lawsuit I’m definitely on board with the idea

  12. Definitely a Scam, please do not waist your time. After having 130 on the account I can not contact them. Please hang them.

    • Yep they did me the same way & I have 2 accounts with them. I set up another account just to see if they will do me the same way & they did! Hey we need to do a CLASS ACTION SUIT on them, are you with me?

      • I am with you, I am very disappointed. All I am trying to do is to make some extra money for my daughter’s back to school shopping because I cant afford it otherwise and that makes me so desperate and sad. I csnt believe they do that to people that really need the money, they even charged me $3 to sing up. Count me in for a law suit. They deserve it.

      • Classaction suit


    • I had the same problem with them but I had a little surprise waiting for me. I couldn’t understand how my email and password were wrong so I went into my profile page just to make sure everything was right. Boy was I surprised. When I signed up I filled in all my info, marital status, income, education, nationality, etc. When I looked at it my name and address was correct. I was no longer caucasian but a single, never married Asian with a Masters degree and a job as an executive and upper management with a Wall Street job title but making less than $30,000 a year. Nice huh. I am married and have been for 30 years, I do not have a masters degree but do have some college but no degree and I am retired. So either that is a regular habit with this company, or that’s how they gain control of your info waiting for you to give them your PayPal info, which I’m so glad I didn’t put that in yet. I would definitely keep checking your account if you choose to stay with this company if for no other reason but to make sure your information stays the same. The fact that you cannot or do not have any way of contacting the company to get answers to your questions should be one of the biggest red flags. I have not made of a lot of money for this company, although I’ve only done one or two surveys and I just signed up for it a few days ago and found all this out today I don’t believe I will continue on with this company.

      • That happened to me as well! I’m calling the BBB

        • I am so disappointed. ….and I believe that they should be suit for it. As well as PayPal, because they are the ones that have all of banking information and they are partnering with this kind of scams….

    • Me too! It always says invalid email ! What a scam!! They have no problem sending emails over and over! Then they make you sign up for offers that cost a monthly charge. Terrible! You can never complete anything. These guys SUCK!!! They e is no such thing as a monthly income with this crap! jobs to jobs sucks too! It took me forever to get $25 and pay out to PayPal! They still haven’t credited my account yet . It’s been weeks and weeks.

      • The name is jobs2shop. My mistake. These are the scammers that owe me $25 and won’t pay. Stay away. They have some good reviews I don’t see how but I guess they are fake . No good!

    • I have 500 in my account and haven’t got paid

  14. I was naïve enough to sign up with panda research too. I did surveys for several hours straight Till I was Cross eyed. Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t buy anything and I’m glad I didn’t give them my credit card number. I wonder if someone reported them to the fcc if they would legally force them to pay people what’s owed to them?

  15. I just joined panda I’m going to give it a go and pray on it I had a career ending injury waiting on disability guess I’ll find out the hard way

    • Did you ever get paid?

  16. I am not forking out money with my credit card to buy a product and try it only to have my card charged some enormous sum if I didn’t read the fine print. And all for $0.50.

  17. Panda Research is not a survey site, but a website that will pay you if you select one of their offers and spend your own money to complete the offers. This is not a survey site.

    • They do not pay you no matter what you want to call it, scammers!

  18. They owe me 422.50.cant reach them.over a month now.scam

  19. I’m beginning to think this is a scam. I sent them a detailed email about there site having me fill out an evaluation and then the survey. It always says ived only viewed the offer

  20. Panda survey is full of shit they ain’t going to pay no damn body it’s a Ponzi scheme

  21. These guys are not legitimate and will not pay you. I have met all of the requirements with absolutely zero money paid as it should be. I have submitted hundreds of screen shots showing completion with no response. This is a complete waste of your time!!!!

    • I wish I would of seen all of this before hand I didn’t give them any credit card information but I did do countless surveys and haven’t received any of the money that is owed to me I’ve sent them email for proof that I have done everything that it required and I haven’t received a payment of an email back I must say I am so disappoint I was hoping to have extra money to put towards my kids Christmas this year

      • Hi did you ever get paid

  22. What would be a good website that is free that will pay you to answer their surveys

    • Just wondering will they ever honor what they say and if anybody have received any payments from them through paypal i have that account…Approved Balance Remaining in Your Account: $16.33

      Offers Date Offer Status Earnings
      PandaResearch Registration Bonus 2012-08-01 Approved $3.00
      Panda Mails 2016-02-08

      1.32% $0.33
      Wireless Service Survey 2012-08-03 Pending $0.80
      Walmart Gift Card 2016-02-08 Approved $1.00
      Auto Insurance Survey 2012-08-02 Pending $5.00
      Credit Card Offer 2012-08-01 Pending $45.00
      Grocery Survey 2015-07-14 Approved $0.70 2015-07-15 Pending $6.00
      Supermarket Opinion 2012-08-02 Pending $1.00
      Business Kit 2012-08-02 Pending $20.00
      Credit Freedom 2012-09-28 Pending $3.75
      Shoppers Opinion Survey 2012-08-02 Approved $0.90
      Credit Card Survey 2012-08-02 Pending $4.00
      Career Study 2012-08-07 Approved $0.65
      Child Safety Offer 2012-08-02 Pending $2.25
      Easy Readers Survey 2012-08-02 Approved $7.50
      Weight Loss Survey 2014-04-08 Pending $16.00
      Work from Home Survey 2012-08-02 Pending $15.00
      Financial Freedom 2012-08-02 Approved $2.25
      Bing Rewards 2015-07-15 Pending $1.50
      Blogger Survey 2015-07-14 Pending $17.00
      Cholesterol Survey 2015-07-14 Pending $20.00
      Earning Survey 2015-07-14 Pending $12.00

      Approved Balance Remaining in Your Account: $16.33

      You don’t have sufficient amount in your account to get paid.

      • They refuse to pay me 🙁

      • They owe me 217.00 ,some of which is back to 2015

      • Yep they did me the same way & I have 2 accounts with them. I set up another account just to see if they will do me the same way & they did! Hey we need to do a CLASS ACTION SUIT on them, are you with me?

  23. Thanks for all the comments it helped me decide to leave Panda alone

  24. I must have filled out 100 surveys and the account shows only $16.00. Have never been paid for any of the surveys. Panda says they have to confirm . This was about 3 or 4 months ago. How long does it take to confirm your earnings? Then you want to log in and it says invalid password and you can’t get in. You have them send your password and it is the same as you were using. How wrong is this? Hope there is something that can be done.

  25. Yes this is a really scam lm trying to get my money for a couple of months and l can even get my money l don’t. Know why people like to lie is not right all they are scramers getting people for a fool they such be reported and Sue for everything they own the people you are not to trust panda research they are bull shit


  27. I mean has anyone been paid by this place?? Their into me for about 130.00 , its easy to assume at first that if a place is lining themselves up with “PayPal” which I’ve had an account with for years,that the place is fronting some kind of legitimacy, No???

  28. i spent days in and out workin this survey thing ,got to bout 389.00.and i just made it to 25.13. i can’t get to the money for whatever reason ,but they clearly say once you get 25.00 you can get funds ,and im really tired of the game playin at this day and age. if they not going to pay just keep it real!!!!

  29. This Panda Research just sent me an e-mail saying i can make $ 560 dollars in 4 hrs. work , no intervews necessary, and i can start immediately, is this a scam?

    • What do you think? Let’s take a moment and think about it. Freaking doctors barely make that much in 4 hours and spend 10 years in school. Engineers don’t even make that much and need to have advanced degrees. Do you really think that’s going to happen? Make that much money answering stupid questions? If someone falls for this, in my opinion, they deserve to be scammed and feel frustrated. Sorry if I’m coming on strong, but it’s time people wake up. It’s 2015 for goodness sake.

      • actually there are some legitimate survey companies. go to and see if you can find a listing under her. they are legitimate and the few things that i have tried from their site posts have been legitimate. however, they do not pay out the huge amounts like some of these other places advertise. you are right, why would companies pay out huge sums to have questions answered? They wouldn’t. They prey on the weak and financially vulnerable in this world and they should really be prosecuted for that.

  30. Panda Research makes you wait until your account reaches $50/a multiple of $50, until you get paid. When the pay period rolls around, I should be able to get my money, regardless of the amount, I earned, even if it is less than $50/not a multiple of $50. And, why should I have to request money, I have earned? Panda is not the only survey company that does this. Not a good way to earn money, if you’re trying to get rich/need to supplement your income. Also, some of the surveys require you to buy something/join a club, etc. Would not recommend!

  31. I have done some surveys and have not receive credit for then.


  32. Its a scam I’ve been waiting on $50 for over a year now..please dont waste your time!

    • I have a pending $78.00 and they won’t approve me to get my money. I did the surveys but no pay. They made money off me and every web site I will put them on blast as a scam. They don’t pay. Don’t waste your time. I have emailed them 12 times and no responds. I will keep bugging them too. If people band together maybe we can put a end to scammers like Panda. They sux

  33. I will do a video. The surveys are real but you wont get get paid. I got proof. I reach the payout mark which is $50 now.

    • In the past when I reached $50 either I called them or they called me to verify my info and about
      a month later I did get the the 50 bucks. Now I have in my account about $40 and completed
      several surveys and still showing $40 so I am not sure if it’s me or them. Possibly they become
      more selective in term of approving offers I just don’t know .. I am getting from them at least
      5-10 emails with offers but when I saw i am going no where I just deleted them.

      • do you or anyone have that number to contact them? I want my freaking money

  34. It’s been over two weeks for me, I haven’t received and money for the surveys I’ve taken and my my brand new email address has gotten over 1500 spam emails .THIS IS A SCAM THE SELL YOU INFORMATION TO ALL THE COMPANIES YOU ARE DOING SURVEYS FOR.I MAKE ABOUT 250$ THEN DECIDE TO STOP AND SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET PAID..YOURE NEVER GET ING PAID SO DON’T WA ST YOU TIME.they draw you in with large monetary amounts for takING the survey but the reAL survey sites hive points or very small amounts.goodluck! Panda research is a scam, not real, phony, waste of time, sold my info online.

  35. I wanted to warn you that I believe Panda Research almost infected my iPad with a virus! My screen went blank for a long time. I restarted it, and it looked really messed up with weird colors. Fortunately there is virus protection for the iPad. It came back to normal in a few minutes. Please don’t take a risk on this website!

  36. this sites full of crap i earned $57 just clicking on offers and not even doing any of them and whats worse is that you don’t get paid from it. they’ll make you think your doing something, but as soon as you give your email for your paypal your garenteed to get a big fresh nothing in your account.

    • Yeah, that seems like a common thing lately. Actually, if you think about it, one might say they do this on purpose. That way a website will gets lots done, with minimal costs since they make it so difficult to redeem your rewards. Very interesting. I think I might just go and revisit this site and see if any changes have been made. It’s been a while since this review was created. I’m starting to get more and more negative feedback than positive from current members and former members as well.

      • Isn’t this false advertisement? What a bunch of BS!

      • Yeah but did you actually get paid?? It sounds like you did from your response. ?? Vince?? Has any one voiced a positive result as far as getting paid, Like I said their into me for about 130.00 bucks, at the same time when I saw that they were using PayPal as their payout system it lent some credibility, I’ve had a PayPal account for years now and have only good things to say about them.. I’m new to this thing having only about a weeks experience, but on paper have made about 130.00 lol.., they say their payments to us are made on the 15th and 30th..Well we’ll see, no more from me til I get paid!! Thanx D.Roberts

  37. Good looking out

  38. Panda Research sends misleading emails about “surveys” that pay $50 or $100, or there is something free for you, but then they redirect you to “offers” where you must purchase a lot of stuff you don’t want or need in order to get the “reward.” And they send multiple emails daily. UGH! Don’t waste your time.

    • I agree. Panda Research surveys requires you to order something first in order to complete a survey. Thus, one spends %6.00 to make $8.00 which might is put on hold until further verification. Good thing, I caught this before I started ordering. It’s not worth anyone’s time.

  39. 130 dollars that I have made to Panda Research & I still haven’t received my money and its been over 2 weeks

    • Thanks for stating this because I was going to sign up for it but it sounded to good to be true so I did some research and found it not true

  40. I got massively scammed by Panda Research. I completed surveys for over a year (in addition to other survey sites) and NO ONE paid me! Panda Research still owes me over $400.00 from 2005-2006! Surveys are a total SCAM!! Don’t waste your precious time and energy doing them! There are many other legitimate ways to make money from home.

  41. I have made 124 dollars with them and they said they had a check for me and they sent it to paypal

    • Yeah but did you actually get paid?? It sounds like you did from your response. ??

  42. I’ve already generated 253.00 in surveys and only approved for $4.03..I’m not taking any more surveys til I get paid for what I’ve done..I feel like I’m wasting my time with panda research

  43. How long before you get paid? I’m at 101 dollars and only 3 dollars has been verified. It’s been a over a week. I’m not doing any more until I’m paid for what I have done. I’m not understanding why is taking so long to verify my information. Someone please help shed some light on my situation!

  44. I have joined panda research. To cash out is not $100.00, it is $50. That is alot easier to reach

  45. Thanks for the heads up. They’re also offering secret shoppers. Any thought on that.

  46. Thank you for posting this. When I tried to sign up with them, they said my email address doesn’t exist! That’s one easy way to get rid ot me!

    • This is a scam! They never paid me for all the surveys I have done. I called pay pal and they have not heard anything. This is defintely a scam. They should be reported.

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