Today I came across one that wasn’t like the others, and that is the Smart Dollars scam.
I’ve been using survey sites for years, so when it comes to finding legit sites, I’m generally good at picking them out.
What they say is any user can make $300 completing surveys; however, I had a feeling and was right that it is all lies.
Now check this out as I will show you why Smart Dollars Club is not to be trusted.
Smart Dollars Club Review Summary
- Owner: Unkown
- What Are They?: Survey Aggregator
- Cost: Various Costs
- Verdict: Legit
- Recommended: Not really
What Is Smart Dollars Club About?
Now, let’s start with a little background information; however, if you know what scams are like its hard to find much.
What I do know is that they are based in Indiana, USA; however, that’s as far as it goes.
Smart Dollars Club seems to be your standard everyday survey panel and even says you can make up to $300 answering surveys each day.
If you like plot twists then here it is, they aren’t a survey site.
What they are is a survey aggregator but more on the spammy side that is because they are not helping you make money giving your opinions; instead, they send you rubbish.
What Can I Gain From Signing Up?
Well, I’m glad you asked, but I’m afraid the answer is not a lot.
Will you see them surveys once clicking that button on the home page.
Not a chance.
That is all bait to get you to hand over your details, but I will explain all this later.
Now it can be hard to identify whether a site is legit and what the purpose of it is.
But as you can see by the screenshot below, they ask you to give you their email.
So there isn’t a sign-up box like you would typically find, they want you to sign up to there email list instead.
But how you can tell right away is if a company is making false claims and promises.
For instance, the $150 there claiming you can get a survey is not correct as no panels out there don’t pay that much.
I’m sure if that were the case, then it wouldn’t just be Smart Dollars saying that and you would see high rates across the survey industry.
However, being a scam, they will try to entice you with big numbers, know it’s not realistic.
Signing Up Process
So I can bring a full review to you I have signed up. However, I advise you don’t do this yourself as you will see.
First I put my email address like I was told and was taken to this page. As you can see by the image, I was told to verify my email address to get the supposed ‘$100’ on offer.
So I did just that and verified it by checking my inbox, the email was sent straightaway.
But instead of being sent to a verification page which in this case should have been Smart Dollars Club, I was presented with the IPSOS survey panel.
The email says I have to press ‘Join The Club’ to get my $100 however, the page is telling me to sign up to another survey panel.
I also know because I have tried them before that this site does not give out $100 bonuses.
The most you will find is $5, and that is offered by InboxDollars (who are legitimate and one I recommend).
That means that the claim they are making is false and what they are doing is trying to clickbait me into signing up to one of there partners.
At this point and if you had done this not realising that Smart Dollars is a scam, then you would probably clap and say something like you got me.
However, since I have given them my email address (one I made for scams like this), they can now send me to spam my way.
Which is perfect.
So next email they sent shortly after was promoting another survey aggregator company.
One I have already reviewed funnily enough called Surveys2Cash.
But what is shocking yet again is that it said…
I Have Been Chosen Out Of 1% And I Get $150 For Signing Up
At this point, its quite concerning how immoral the people are behind this.
It’s like they can say any number they like and use it as a way to trick people into going through there sales funnel.
I have underlined a few words in that text that are wrong again though they are forcefully trying to get that commission by pushing me to join them.
By clicking on that link, you won’t see another survey on the other end.
Instead, you will be following the same steps as I mentioned earlier. Only this time it’s with another aggregator site.
I feel sorry for the ones that have done this — going through the same cycle over and over again in the hope of a high paying survey.
How Do They Benefit From This?
That’s what I have collected so far, but can you blame those who signed up to Smart Dollars Club.
As $300 a day is more than an average full-time salary and would only require you to fill out questionnaires.
For those of you who are interested in how Smart Dollars Club make their bucks, it is through affiliate marketing.
Its something I recommend as there is a lot of money to be made and the business model is soaring right now.
So every time someones join one of the companies that they send to your email Smart Dollars Club get paid.
Let’s say they get paid $5 per sign up, and they send you 30 companies to join. You can already see how this can be profitable.
I joined only a few hours ago, and I’ve already got a number sent.
Here they will be taking advantage of those who think they will be getting $100.
They are effectively dangling a carrot in front of you and then as soon as you sign up it is then removed.
Because at this point Smart Dollars have been paid and you have been played the fool.
Were getting to end of the review now so let’s go over the five reasons you should stay away from this site.
5 Reasons To Stay Away From Smart Dollars Club
1. False Claims
For me, there is nothing I hate more than misleading, false claims, but companies use it, especially scams.
No guarantee is a strong word to use, and also $300 is a lot as well. But just looking at the above image tells you all you need to know.
It gives you the impression that the people behind it aren’t taking this very seriously.
They are saying you can get hundreds of dollars not only completing surveys but just signing up to places.
It’s just wrong on every level. I told you about a standard sign up bonus earlier being $5 or less.
But when it comes to survey payouts, I can tell you the most established ones out there pay between $1-$5 each.
If you get anything more than that, then you are lucky as they are few and far between.
But hey if saying you will get paid ridiculous amounts will get them more commissions then you can see why they are doing precisely that.
2. So Many Variations
Initially, when I came across the site, I was confused with the domain. There does seem to be many alterations.
There are .orgs, .coms and others.
Not only is that not professional but it already gives you scammy vibes from the get-go.
It reminds me of another dodgy site I reviewed named Zazz Freebies which also many alterations to the site name.
It’s something I would say keep an eye out as its one of the first signs of scam you can see.
3. You Might Get Scammed
They are not just recommending survey panels they are promoting any panel that will make them money.
Earlier I told you how they gave me another survey aggregator so you may end of getting scammed if you join some of these companies.
I know you won’t now since I have you here and I have warned you of them which is good but there similar scams like this one out there.
4. Helping To Fund There Existence
This ties into what I was speaking about earlier in that when people continue to use this site, it helps fund there existence.
So with Smart Dollars Club being a scam and spamming people with irrelevant offers its something you don’t want to encourage.
This is the reason I wanted to bring this review to you as I wanted to bring awareness of this site.
5. No Information About Them
Another reason to stay away from them is the lack of information they have.
You won’t find much out about the owners as they have purposely kept that hidden.
This is not a good sign as it shows a lack of credibility and a clear sign they are dodgy and ready to do a runner.
However, with the revenue, they are making it seems like they are here to stay.
Is Smart Dollars Club Legit?
It became very apparent to me as soon as I stepped foot on the site that Smart Dollars Club wasn’t real.
The false hype and all the misleading they do just show you their true colours that is to make them money not to help you.
What shocked me about this one more is I have reviewed survey aggregators which is this type of site.
However, I haven’t seen the amounts of money this one is claiming on others.
This exists I’m afraid, and sites like this will always be out there, so if you do find one make sure to do some research first.
Alternatively, you can contact me here, and you can ask me.
Any Survey Sites That Do Pay?
So yeah Smart Dollars Club is a no go, so do me a favour by going nowhere near it.
I know that doesn’t help you if all you want is a survey site to make you money.
So here I will put a link to a list I made which features some of the best reward sites I have tried.
That finishes today’s review, we have learnt that for anyone interested in giving opinions for money that staying away from the Smart Dollars Club scam is the best option to take.
If you want to leave a comment or get in touch with me.