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Old 12-06-2005, 01:07 PM
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Is this a scam?

http://www.associatesurveys.com/faq_index.php

I got an email from a Prof at school, and judging from the mail so did about 200 other people. It claimed $600 a week for filling out customer survays. I figured what the heck and responded for fun. They sent me another email telling me to go the website and register.

My scam alarm is going off because:
They want $30 up front and that entails getting a credit card number, or maybe it could be done through paypal.

It seems to good to be true, why would a company give me $100 to complain about their crap?
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Hatterasguy
http://www.associatesurveys.com/faq_index.php

I got an email from a Prof at school, and judging from the mail so did about 200 other people. It claimed $600 a week for filling out customer survays. I figured what the heck and responded for fun. They sent me another email telling me to go the website and register.

My scam alarm is going off because:
They want $30 up front and that entails getting a credit card number, or maybe it could be done through paypal.

It seems to good to be true, why would a company give me $100 to complain about their crap?
I smell Ponzi.

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Old 12-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatterasguy
http://www.associatesurveys.com/faq_index.php

I got an email from a Prof at school, and judging from the mail so did about 200 other people. It claimed $600 a week for filling out customer survays. I figured what the heck and responded for fun. They sent me another email telling me to go the website and register.

My scam alarm is going off because:
They want $30 up front and that entails getting a credit card number, or maybe it could be done through paypal.

It seems to good to be true, why would a company give me $100 to complain about their crap?
anything like that with claims to make all this money for a small fee rings of scam on my radar too.....adn definately would never, ever in a million years hand over my card info to someone who out of the blue sends an email.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:30 PM
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I'd pay close attention to my BS meter, if I were you.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:44 PM
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scam.
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:06 PM
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I've participated in some surveys that paid money, but they NEVER asked for anything up front. Steer clear.
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:08 PM
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Duh.

Yes. Scam.

Why would they TAKE your money to give you money? Let them give you $29.99 less out of your first check.
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:35 PM
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...It seems to good to be true, why would a company give me $100 to complain about their crap?
If it seems too good to be true, it is too good to be true!

"There's a sucker born every minute."
-David Hannum

(If you thought it was P. T. Barnum, read this...)

http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:38 PM
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scam? yes

if you have to ask, then it likely is
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:58 PM
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:40 PM
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Scam.

I tok a srvey and they gave me cash to take the survey. No credit card numbers required.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:09 PM
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I'm taking up a collection for the unknown soldier's widow. Why don't you just send me the $$. I won't even ask for your SSN or a credit card.
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:08 PM
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I figured it was a scam. What pisses me off is its internal SCSU email. You need a password and to be a student to get in the system. These jerks are trying to screw hard working college kids out of $30.

Is their a way to screw this site up? I wish I knew more about computers I'd hack that damn site and make it crash.

If it were to crash I would owe the member who did that one BIG favor...not that anyone here would do anything like that...
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:29 PM
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:32 PM
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Be well advised the Nigerians are not the only ones pulling con games,the whole nature of the internet is rife for this nonsense.
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