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Inbox Dollars

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Inbox Dollars – Business Review

By David Harris

Inbox Dollars, found at and owned by Cotter Web, is a bit more than just an online paid surveys site. At Inbox Dollars you can earn money by not only taking surveys, but also by reading email, shopping online, product testing, and playing online games.

It’s more like an online rewards club that is free to join. Inbox Dollars pays you one to ten cents to read a few advertisement emails they send you per day and even get paid to interact with the ad. It’s also like an online shopping club as well.

You get paid a little bit more when you take their surveys. How it works is the research company pays Inbox Dollars and Inbox Dollars pays you to complete the survey. You can also get paid to shop, and search the internet.

Unfortunately, you have to spend money to get a small percentage back on what you pay. Inbox Dollars makes their money by having you sign up with their partners including eBay and Stamps.

You earn six bucks to sign up and make a bid on eBay while “Inbox Dollars” makes about thirty dollars off you. They make fifty dollars if you take Stamps free trial while you make ten.

If you don’t cancel the free trial you will be charged sixteen dollars monthly while Inbox Dollars makes fifty every month you are charged. I you forget to cancel it could add up to a lot and it may affect your credit.

I usually see a few complaints here and there about most companies. However, I was astounded by the amount of rip off reports, complaints comments and other just over all bad reviews that I believe Inbox Dollars should be considered a scam.

However since it is free to become a member, you are taking your chances of getting spammed by this company and their ad partners and affiliates for, what a couple of cents per email you read?

Although there are a few users of this service out there who might swear by this site, there are enough horror stories of people not getting the credits for work done, and of customer service nightmares to warrant a strong warning to avoid ‘Inbox Dollars’.

Does this sound like something worthwhile to me? No.

I do not recommend Inbox Dollars

Thanks for reading…

– David


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7 Comments/Reviews

What a scam! I spent a couple of years reading their paid emails only to be downgraded to weekly emails (because I was apparently not spending any money on their sponsors!) and then to no emails. At that point, I decided to cash out only to find out that in order to cash out you had to have an active account. That is an account where you are basically receiving the emails … which I no longer was. (Un)helpful links showed me other ways to remain active (1, spend money; 2. complete surveys, etc.) so I decided to do a survey just before the pay out so that my account would be active. Any guesses as to whether I received a check? Nope. So, third try, I contact customer service and find out EXACTLY what I need to do to have an active account so that I can receive a CHECK. I get the runaround with several responses to look at the (Un)helpful links, and finally referred on to some other department who is supposed to be helping me in 24-48 hours. I already know I’m not getting a check. I wasted my time. DON’T WASTE YOURS. This is a scam company, or as close to it as you can probably get without being sued.

I respectfully disagree. As it is true, inboxdollars have 3rd party participers which often take infomation and charge you money, it is not hard to distinquish friend from foe.. I beleive it to be perfectly safe, if you only take their offers that dont require your phone number. It does limit yourself a bit however. But there are other offers where you don’t need to enter much personal information. Inboxdollars requires at least 30 dollars earned more check requested. If you are careful as I am, it takes a while to get to 30 dollars but you get their nonetheless and its worth it. My first check went through at the bank and I am currently at 9 dollars and ten cents on my second run for 30 dollars. I am getting their slowly but will get there at some point.

InBoxDollars is run by degenerate crooks who force you to use search engines so they can be paid to direct traffic from a Paid Search engine to other sites. Isn’t that illegal, basically they want you to click the links and pretend to search and advertisers are ripped off. If you have no intention of buying then the sell loses and if you don’t play along these criminals will stop sending you emails and keep your money. Scam central and then some. I’m a member now working up to $30 so I can cash out. They think like criminals and someone should report them to the Federal Trade Commission……..I think I’ll do just that because its got to be a crime to take peoples money both private citizens and companies advertising online!!!

Please, anyone thinking of joining read my review.
Ok when I first joined about 3 months ago I was pretty content. Finally made that first whopping $30 cashout ($27 on a prepaid Visa after “processing fees”) and reached a second $27 cashout. It is very hard to qualify for very many surveys. I think having kids gets you more surveys and my only kid is grown.So the good news is yes, there is tiny bits of money to earn on that site. Now for the bad.

I am bloody sick and tired of spending a half hour answering multiple pages of in-depth questions only THEN to be told ‘We’re sorry but you do not qualify for this survey” That’s a load of BS. They do not have to take up that much of your time and make you do that much work in order to figure out if you’re a good candidate for any survey. It’s plain and obvious they are getting all the data from you to use in their research, then refusing to pay you for it and there is no recourse for you when this happens. Sure it looks good that they have a “live chat” person on their site. Except for well . . . it’s a bot that keeps cutting and pasting BS that is not even relevant to what you’re asking.

Today, I was excited to get into a survey after getting rejected by 3 or 4. They wanted to access my web cam and capture my reaction to a 10 second video. Ok fine. When they want to do this supposedly only the researchers are ever going to see it and it won’t be used for any other purpose, yada yada. So what’s the harm right? I enabled my webcam, participated, then after they captured my reaction to something they had me answer some questions. Then guess what? Yep, they were sorry but I did not fit the criteria for the survey. That could have easily been ascertained BEFORE capturing my face on film. Clearly another case of “Let’s get this poor poverty-stricken a-hole to jump through hoops and not even give her the lousy dollar she’s trying to earn!”

That is a disgrace. Beyond unethical. And well, a load of B.S. And of course you cannot confront the cowards because as I said they are hiding behind a bot. I would stay clear simply because the frustration they will cause you will not override the few small payouts you will get.

Its great for the first 6 dollars then you get nothing , so it equates to zero payment another scam . they just try and get you sucked in there is no pot of gold with inbox dollars avoid at all costs.

chell mur on :

I have tried to review prior..did not seem to work. I have been a member since mid May, 2014. It is June 30th. I have already cashed out once at 40.60 with a wavied fee, and I am as of today, just a few cents shy of $30. So lets get real here ppl. This is not a Get Rich Quick thing. I have been disappointed a few times, you do not always qualify for every survey, cash offers a bit more slim after first cashout. A few surveys that I did not get credit for, I have talked to their Live chat support at least 5x and I have gotten results or answers ALL of those times. The main thing is you need to be SMART. If you do not want ppl to call you, SKIP the surveys that ask for phone Number, and wow the webcam review on this site..LOL yea I would not give control of my pute to anyone..No few cents are worth that, just need to have a lil common sense. I haven’t done many tasks, as they don’t work on my main pute I use. But I have done a few. So ppl THIS is possible. Its just not as wam bam TY mam as ppl WANT it to be. Its a lil extra Jing and I have been treated fairly, my check came right when it was suppose to. Even if its a date night out, whatever. For me I am able to sit and do these, So it is worth the efforts. One thing I did learn from the support chat ppl, is that if you are confident you are past the “qualifying” stage 10-15min in, Just simply copy the URL. If you come to actual completion, and it doesn’t say success and when you will be credited on your inbox page. Contact Live support and paste them the URL that did not give you credit for COMPLETION. Hope this helps anyone searching this possible. I live in the twin cities in MN and its workin for me. Almost $70+ in last month and half that I didn’t have before.

actually they didnt pay me ive try hard becom gold member but they didnt give my first reward!!!!


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