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Thread: *** IMPORTANT READ: HITs You Should NOT Do! ***

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    Twenty-two dollars? I know they might pay the occasional one or two dollar hits - they still make a cut - but anything over that is financially non-sensical.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicer View Post
    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.
    That is possible, I guess. I didn't think Amazon seized requester money, though. They should, it would stop nearly all the scam his.

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    The credit card scammers will pay maybe 5% of the people who complete the hits. They do this because they know that someone will post either here, or on TO that they were paid.

    How can they pay $22 ?

    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.
    So along with the 100% affiliate payment, and the scammer only paying maybe 1 out of every 10 or 20 people, they really rake in the cash.



    Also along with the ban, Amazon requires money in the payments account to post as a requester on Mturk. When they are banned, their account IS confiscated just like a worker account.
    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 :|
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    I am a fairly new mturker and new to these forums, and have seem my fair share of scam HITs. I have also reported some. Does reporting help? It seems that many just pop up agian under different requester names to lure in the unwary. I have poked into a couple using alternate emails for site registrations and such and some of them are just plain dirty. There is one that keeps popping up from one requester that always erroers when you try to submit the HIT so even if you did go register on the (I will use a nice term) ad site, you couldn't get paid if you wanted. So again.. I have been reporting some of the ones I see, but does it make a difference?

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    I never give my email address unless it is for a survey done by a university.

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    Thanks so much for sharing this information. Since I am new to Mturk, I have a lot to learn.

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    Great information. I appreciate this.

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    Dang I just gave out my email address on a survey yesterday.

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    Dang I just gave out my email address on a survey yesterday.
    If it was an academic survey, you should be OK.

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