Digital Fingerprinting and Fraud Prevention Service
SurValidate is the most comprehensive and user friendly de-duplication and fraud prevention service on the market. Our robust and comprehensive technology validates the uniqueness and authenticity of your online market research respondents.
Identify duplicate respondents and prevent them from accessing your surveys
Stop fraudsters in their tracks
Keep your panel free of duplicate and bogus accounts
Increased data validity, accuracy, and reliability
More confidence in decision-making
Less waste in respondent incentive payouts
Save time and money via vastly reduced post-survey data cleaning
Online surveys have become a ubiquitous part of daily life over the past two decades. Customer feedback, marketing research surveys, and product development studies are commonplace.
As a best practice, researchers provide incentives to respondents as a show of appreciation for their time and input. These incentives range from a few cents to hundreds of dollars. Incentives are the primary tool used to engage online survey respondents. While incentives are effective at motivating respondents to fill out online surveys, there is a dark side. With the potential to earn quick cash, there arises the opportunity for the less honest among us to take advantage of this windfall. These thieves create multiple accounts/identities so they can take a survey multiple times. Others create bots (automated survey responses) to take surveys even faster under these multiple identities. Still others attempt to mask their identity through the use of VPN, TOR browsers, proxy sites, etc.
With the rise of online surveys, the number of companies providing access to respondents has expanded dramatically. Quirk’s marketing research has over 300 listings for online panel providers. Most people who take online surveys are members of multiple panels. The chance that a consumer is legitimately invited to the same survey from multiple panels is increasing every year.
All of this leads to duplicate and/or fraudulent respondents in surveys. This violates the very essence of sampling and survey research – the gathering of valid and actionable insights.
You need unique respondents in your surveys? You got it!
SurValidate in Action:
“Thank you! This is clearly a sophisticated system and you’ve put a lot of work into this to make it an effective tool”
SurValidate allows you to set your own protection thresholds or will suggest protection thresholds based upon years of research and industry standards. However, you have the final say in how strict you’d like your online research studies screened.
SurValidate’s secure reporting dashboard provides real-time detailed activity reporting on every project and any respondent that SurValidate has monitored. You’ll be able to monitor which respondents were flagged and why as well as the total number of overall unique hits used and how many of those hits SurValidate determined to be likely duplicate or fraudulent.
SurValidate instantaneously examines respondent devices and checks over 120 values.
Each respondent receives the following scores:
A variable score (0-100) indicating the likelihood of the respondent having previously accessed the survey
A variable score (0-100) indicating the likelihood the respondent is attempting to mask location/identity
An easy to use single score (0-81) which clients can use to block or accept respondents.
The major evaluation categories include:
- SV IP Check
- Local System
- Email System
- Additional Installed Components
- Open/Anonymous Proxy
- Reason for Proxy Fail (VPN, TOR Browser, Proxy Site, Malicious Site, etc)
- Browser Language Inconsistency
- Device Location Inconsistency
- Uncommon Browser Detected
- “Off-Peak” Hours
- Uncommon Operating System Detected
- Browser/Device Language Inconsistency
- IP Structure
- Operating System Language Inconsistency
SurValidate reports Pass/Fail for each of the Dupe/Fraud categories, giving the researcher extraordinary power and flexibility
All SurValidate data are returned via API. In addition, we provide clients with a custom dashboard to enable quick analysis of studies. This is especially helpful at survey launch or when adding a panel partner to an existing study.
SurValidate has a robust API designed to work with all major survey systems, panel platforms, and websites.
SurValidate Express™ is also made available for clients who do not have IT staff or who want to bypass API connections. SurValidate Express™ is a URL-based system.
- Identify and block duplicate respondents from entering online surveys
- Stop fraudulent respondents in their tracks
- Screen online panels signups to prevent extra/bogus accounts
- Integrity check for online HR Reviews
- Limit contest entries to one per person
- Keep spam accounts out of forums
- …and many more!
To use SurValidate, identify the number of hits or survey starts you want and purchase a subscription. Our subscriptions are not time-based they do not expire! You will not lose hits at the end of a year.
We value transparency. Our pricing is listed below.
$.04 per hit, minimum charge of $250
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For higher volume packages call us!
Let’s get started! Call Bart Borkosky at 859-312-7678, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the form below