Legitimate survey companies will not ask for your credit card, bank account, or Social Security number. They will not request payment. They will not use unsolicited emails or pop-up advertisements. And they will not contact children without a parent’s consent.
Know who is sending the survey and where your information is going.
Learn about the research company by checking them out with your BBB.
If you are typing in personally identifiable information on a web page be sure it is secure by looking for the “https” designator in the URL (web address).
If you decide to cancel your membership with a site ask that they delete your personal information and take you off their marketing list.