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countrygirl12

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Survey that Lied
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:28:44 pm »
Has any one else taken the survey where first you were promised extra pay in the form of an Amazon gift card emailed directly to you and then when you get to the end of the survey you go to a page that says oh by the way we lied to you.  This whole thing was fake and the study was not what we told you it was.  It was totally something else and they are trying to prove something although now I am not sure what.

Well my thoughts are what makes them think the people who took the survey were honest with them?  LOL

I am not sure how I feel about this.  It was a survey on FC.  Paid 40 cents but do not remember the name of it.  I just don't think that is right.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 06:08:30 pm »
I took the same survey and it was about your feeling about different races of people, and yes all lies about that 1.00 gift card to me as well. But I've been shocked by gift deals showing up a week later. So maybe! I think it was some University in AZ doing the study.  Under my account info it says Political Panel so it's a bash on Trump I'm sure.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 06:11:19 pm by sbenkoski »

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 06:18:03 pm »
yes i have taken a few of them and never get the extra money or gift cards so i do not do them any more

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 07:01:47 pm »
I had a similar survey some time ago, promised a $5 Amazon card and NOTHING was said about it when I finished the survey, just the amount I got here.

In retrospect, I should have screencapped the promise and reported it. Don't know what FC would do about it, but it's not right to not do something promised.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 07:22:26 pm »
There's often times deceit regarding the surveys. They take as much info as they possibly can get then dismiss you without paying.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 10:23:58 pm »
I took this survey this afternoon, too.  It stated that you could take a screen shot.  I printed it.  Part of it was in FAQ-style, for example:  "Will I be compensated for participating?"  followed by the answer:  "You will receive $1 for participating."

In the last paragraph on the first page it states that the research has been reviewed by the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research at Harvard University.  There is a phone number and email address listed if anyone wants this.

The title of the study:  Attitudes and reactions to new personal background software

The software we 'tested' was IDscience.  In the debriefing they reveal the "deceit" they played on the survey taker.  In fact, the very last question asked how many surveys of that nature (deceit) have you taken.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 12:32:18 am »
I had a similar survey like this but never gotten anything out of it.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 02:57:59 am »
I took the same survey and it was about your feeling about different races of people, and yes all lies about that 1.00 gift card to me as well. But I've been shocked by gift deals showing up a week later. So maybe! I think it was some University in AZ doing the study.  Under my account info it says Political Panel so it's a bash on Trump I'm sure.

It says it was from Harvard.  I got an email from them this morning and I replied and ask if the Amazon code was a lie as well.  And the survey does not prove a person is prejudice or any thing else.  Yeah it said political something.  I am guessing it was conducted by either a black group or some foreign group because all the questions were basically about how whites think they are superior.  The big LOL is on them because like I said before maybe WE all lied on the survey.  😂

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 03:04:01 am »
I took this survey this afternoon, too.  It stated that you could take a screen shot.  I printed it.  Part of it was in FAQ-style, for example:  "Will I be compensated for participating?"  followed by the answer:  "You will receive $1 for participating."

In the last paragraph on the first page it states that the research has been reviewed by the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research at Harvard University.  There is a phone number and email address listed if anyone wants this.

The title of the study:  Attitudes and reactions to new personal background software

The software we 'tested' was IDscience.  In the debriefing they reveal the "deceit" they played on the survey taker.  In fact, the very last question asked how many surveys of that nature (deceit) have you taken.

We were not testing software.  It was all a lie.  And as far as anyone ever admitting the survey was all a lie that has never happened.  Although I am sure several have been a lie especially the ones related to any thing political.  Guess I was just desparate for a few more dollars this month.  I have the email they sent me.  I would report them if I knew who to report it to.  I can assure you FC does not care.  They will say you could leave the survey at any time.  That is not the point.  It is the fact that they lied.  Although I will say I pretty much knew there is no way to know MY DNA by a bunch of last names.  And FYI they do not have the last names and madien names of my grand mothers.  😂😂😂😂

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 03:05:49 am »
There's often times deceit regarding the surveys. They take as much info as they possibly can get then dismiss you without paying.

That is why more and more people are admitting they lie on the survey and are just trying to get the pay.  Someone started a thread on here a while back asking if others done that and admitted that is what she does and that she had figured out how to andwer the wuestions in order to stay in the survey.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 05:44:36 am »
I got a notice from the survey late last night explaining the study... and you reply i guess to the letter and it is  Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138  I got  a feeling we will be getting that dollar.... can't see that place screwing people over a buck!  The one that really jacked me on paying was a group called Gut Check  twice  they say they pay in 6 weeks after the group ends.  Well its also past Fusions 30 days!!  So I lost 8 bucks on one and  5 on the second! I guess its the price we pay to play.
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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 05:59:43 am »
Very Strange!

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 07:24:58 am »
I haven't taken any surveys that ended that way.  I would be miffed.  It's things like that that make me want to give up on surveys.  I've done several through GTM and I get to end with zero credit.  I've stopped doing all of GTM's because of that.  I did one the other day that was a 3 part survey.... Each part had to be done within 2 hours.  After the first section I never received anything to click on to lead me to the 2nd and 3rd part.  So I wasted 20 minutes of my time for nothing.  Sheesh.  I'd rather do 20 minutes of PTC and watch paint dry.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 10:00:05 am »
Haven't taken one like that yet. I don't like those university study surveys . Did one yesterday about ice cream here and after i got me some ice cream,funny how the power of suggestion works.

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Re: Survey that Lied
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 11:01:12 am »
no has not happened to me or heard it.

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