• Report: #375619

Complaint Review: Vindale Research

  • Submitted: Wed, September 24, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, May 04, 2011

  • Reported By:Fresno California
Vindale Research
Nationwide U.S.A.

Vindale Research Not research, sales rip offs Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: Where's the customer service in a " reputable" company?

*Consumer Comment: Vindale is NOT a rip-off.

*UPDATE Employee: We're not a scam.

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Company pays for product evaluations. First you have to purchase the product/service and pay for all costs involved in use, then the company pays you once your report is filed. Costs of products/services more than the "payment" for evaluations. A simple "come on" skeem...
False advertising at its worst....

Fresno, California

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#1 Consumer Comment

Where's the customer service in a " reputable" company?

AUTHOR: sailortrish - ()

Since you, as an employee, claim this is not scandalous, Please, provide with a working number where I can speak to a person about my concerns. Even my small business has working telephone lines. Or is it that the influx of people calling to claim the money that they actually earned, and took hours to complete, would overwhelm Vindale? What do you actually do as an employee?

Post surveys that after people successfully complete, place a block so the money earned cannot be awarded? I am at my mark to get a check, if the studies I completed over a month ago would be credited to me, but you have no way of fighting for study payments; I just found that out from your company. In addition, I did pay to take a survey, knowingly what it entailed for a profit of 20.00, completed everything successfully, then again, no payment.

I did submit a claim, however, at this point, I am pretty sure because of some lame excuse, I won't be rewarded. So, while you are supporting your company, why don't you give me a valid number to speak to; better yet give me the number and your extension, if one exists! I'm calling the BBB on this company, if I don't get my hard earned money. Have a great day!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Vindale is NOT a rip-off.

AUTHOR: Sarah F. - (United States of America)

I just wanted to say- a lot of people that complain about Vindale ripping them off are NOT following directions and that is why they are getting money taken off of their cards. Always read the fine print, especially if you just gave out your credit card number.

I just do the free studies on Vindale's website and I actually just received my first check and cashed it yesterday. Follow directions, people!!
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#3 UPDATE Employee

We're not a scam.

AUTHOR: Vindale - (United States of America)

Hi there,

I'm an employee of Vindale. I just wanted to respond to a couple of things you've said. First, yes, we do offer product evaluations. And you do have to pay for those up front. BUT, as long as you follow directions (which are spelled out clearly for every evaluation) and correctly complete the evaluation, you'll be fully reimbursed for the cost of the product. And you'll be paid extra for your time and effort.

We also offer FREE offers, such as daily studies and Reward Mail, that don't require you to pay anything. These offers pay significantly less than evaluations. However, they're a good option for folks who don't want to pay anything or don't have a credit card. You can also earn easy money by referring friends to our program (if they use your referral link to sign up and complete one product evaluation you get $5!) or by sending in a photo with your Vindale payment.

You can learn more about us on our:

* blog:http://blog.vindale.com/

* Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Vindale

* Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/vindale

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