When they are banned, their account IS confiscated just like a worker account. It seems that many just pop up agian under different requester names to lure in the unwary.It does not matter because there are really only three main scammers who can afford to lose the money in the account because they scam enough off of newbies every time they post :|I am a fairly new mturker and new to these forums, and have seem my fair share of scam HITs. I have poked into a couple using alternate emails for site registrations and such and some of them are just plain dirty.They are pure scams that are stealing your information.
They do this because they know that someone will post either here, or on TO that they were paid. It is simple, they get a 100% affiliate referral payment of probably $50.
The credit card/credit monitoring service will give their affiliate 100% of the first sale because they know that the residual sales from the new customer will add up to thousands of dollars over time.
Because it could have a virus, which is difficult to detect and once installed on your computer likely impossible to determine the source of the infection. 13-Requesters-Hall-of-Fame-Shame-RATINGS-ONLY) with a smiley face. They take the work done and you don't get paid AND get a terrible reject rate to boot.
- Being paid for a review or rating is also against the TOS. Gang, especially to all the new Turkers out there, do not, and I repeat do not work on the so-called high paying credit report hits!!
I have thick & beautiful hai Many sites claim to be free but hit you with surprise charges after you join.
Do not do any HITs that involve: - ONLY filling in a CAPTCHA with NO other questions, i.e.
the HIT is obviously intended to automate CAPTCHA entry - test zip code - free trial - click my link - any HIT that involves sending a text message - any HIT that involves entering your personal information - any HIT that asks you for your credit or debit card number, or banking information!!!!!!!!!!!
- any HIT that asks you to download anything (see below) - SEO work (see below) - marketing (see below) DO NOT DO anything that asks for any personal information at all - even your zip code.
Rule of thumb - Any hit asking for personal info is a pure scam! I actually made off a credit report HIT I called and called the subscription immediately (Once I read on here that it was most likely a scam) they paid me at the end of the trial but I don't think I'll be taking that risk anymore.
I actually made off a credit report HIT I called and called the subscription immediately (Once I read on here that it was most likely a scam) they paid me at the end of the trial but I don't think I'll be taking that risk anymore. The site that directs to these only gets a few bucks for signups at most, how can they pay out ? Clark: I find it most plausible that Amazon banned them, they weren't able to withdraw their money or reject the HIT, and Nivedx got his money from auto-approval. I didn't think Amazon seized requester money, though.
On top of that, anything SEO related; - click my link - post on my site - comment on my post - post on twitter/facebook/digg/stumble/technorati/etc. - DO NOT DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO TEST unless the HIT is by a requester listed with a smiley face in the Hall of Fame/Shame (