Panda Research Scam Debunked by New Referral Program

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Paid survey site offers new referral program to combat the rumors of a “Panda Research scam.”

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The existence of Panda Research, a focus group survey site, has not always been an easy one. Early on, the company’s success was marred by rumors of a “Panda Research scam,” a guilt-by-association marketing ploy that found Panda Research being lumped in with other, less reputable survey sites by consumer watchdog groups like and Over time the rumors of a “Panda Research scam” have largely been put to rest, however, and will likely continue to diminish upon the introduction of Panda Research’s new referral program.

Despite the complaint-board chatter about a “Panda Research scam,” the company has actually made quite a name for itself in the marketing world. Advertisers enlist the services of Panda Research to achieve instant access to a wide and diverse focus group—namely, the entire online community. Panda Research passes along their survey questions to users, who are able to complete these surveys, and in some cases their own product reviews, for cash rewards.

The legitimacy of Panda Research’s payouts has been documented enough times that the “Panda Research scam” reports have mostly been forgotten, and the site itself has attracted a wide ranger of users with its promise of quick money for honest opinions. Even so, Panda Research is pleased to unveil a new referral program, something to satisfy its existing clients and further silence its critics. Effective immediately, Panda Research is offering a referral commission to its users; according to the website, customers who refer the service to their family and friends will receive “10% of their paid survey earnings for life.”

This payout option comes on top of the service’s existing incentives, which range from $3 to $75 per survey, depending on length and content. Panda Research is currently offering free enrollment, making the allure of the referral plan even greater for those seeking to make extra money on the side.


Panda Research is an online paid-survey site that serves as a hub for various marketers in search of focus groups. Users can join Panda Research and take online surveys about different products and services, and receive payments ranging from $3 to $5 per survey. You can find out more information about Panda Research at


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