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Prolific has a consumer rating of 3 stars from 2 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Prolific ranks 69th among Survey sites.

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Top Positive Review

“Review”

Darlene M.
9/9/19

Prolific is a great survey site, they pay out Paypal at 5.00 but lately they been slow at giving surveys and the researchers taking a little longer to give reviews, although, still in the time frame but not like the past in doing them in a couple days. Hope more studies will be coming soon.

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Top Critical Review

“Dishonest & slanderous scam site - Please Avoid”

Christopher B.
9/29/21

I have been a participant on Prolific for well over 2 years now. They were a good site - lots of interesting surveys and always paid reasonably and fairly quickly. I never had anyone expressing any problems with my work and my surveys were always approved by the people giving them. But since July 2021 I stopped receiving any survey invites and no surveys were showing up on the site itself. I checked my profile status and there appeared to be no problems so I followed the advice on their FAQ and didn't contact them until 2 months had passed with no surveys whatsoever. When I did contact Prolific, it took them over a week to answer me and then I was told this: 'I'm afraid you won't be able to take part in further studies on Prolific because your account has failed one or more of our automated checks, as well as our manual review. Unfortunately, I can't give you any further information about the specifics of these checks and won't be able to reverse the decision.' Unbelievable treatment from this site after several years of diligent and honest work. I've done nothing wrong whatsoever and now I'm suddenly banned without any warning or even the decency to let me know what's happened? Truly a despicable and vile site. Like all survey sites, they will ban you as soon as you start doing well without any explanation. Oh yeah, and they'll slander you as well without providing any proof of wrongdoing. Avoid this site at all costs unless you like being ripped off and insulted.

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darlenem123
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
September 9th, 2019

Prolific is a great survey site, they pay out Paypal at 5.00 but lately they been slow at giving surveys and the researchers taking a little longer to give reviews, although, still in the time frame but not like the past in doing them in a couple days. Hope more studies will be coming soon.

christopherb1033
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
September 29th, 2021

I have been a participant on Prolific for well over 2 years now. They were a good site - lots of interesting surveys and always paid reasonably and fairly quickly. I never had anyone expressing any problems with my work and my surveys were always approved by the people giving them.

But since July 2021 I stopped receiving any survey invites and no surveys were showing up on the site itself. I checked my profile status and there appeared to be no problems so I followed the advice on their FAQ and didn't contact them until 2 months had passed with no surveys whatsoever. When I did contact Prolific, it took them over a week to answer me and then I was told this:
'I'm afraid you won't be able to take part in further studies on Prolific because your account has failed one or more of our automated checks, as well as our manual review. Unfortunately, I can't give you any further information about the specifics of these checks and won't be able to reverse the decision.'

Unbelievable treatment from this site after several years of diligent and honest work. I've done nothing wrong whatsoever and now I'm suddenly banned without any warning or even the decency to let me know what's happened? Truly a despicable and vile site. Like all survey sites, they will ban you as soon as you start doing well without any explanation. Oh yeah, and they'll slander you as well without providing any proof of wrongdoing. Avoid this site at all costs unless you like being ripped off and insulted.

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