The message is simple.
Speak Asia values your opinion.
But here is the catch.
Your opinion is only valued if you have enrolled as a standard panellist by paying a six-month subscription fee of Rs 6000 (US $120).
Or for those who have bought into the model further, only if you have enrolled as a premium panellist by paying a one-year subscription fee of Rs 11000 (US $220).
The subscription fee is meant to gain you access to issues of an e-zine Surveys Today, and to a subscription code that will ensure your eligibility to participate in two online research surveys, which will leave you richer by Rs 1000 every week.
This in a nutshell is the potential rip-off scheme that has reportedly lured 1900000 (yes, 19-lakh) Indian subscribers till date.
Text: R Rajesh Kumar
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