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Old 2005-07-29, 01:48
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golden survey

hey folks

i found this website:

http://goldensurvey.com/www2/index.asp

in which you can get MONEY thru surveys. Sounds pretty simple no?


wel, thats what im thinking... but before signing up or anything id just like to be sure theres no scam or anything, and im sure all you people are really keen and witty and smart and all that

so.. is it safe? would you use it? if not, then why? do you find any catch? scam?

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Old 2005-07-29, 02:14
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Money is never free.A valuable lesson to remember in life.
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Old 2005-07-29, 05:42
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Very interesting that you have to pay in order to answer the surveys, isn't it?
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Old 2005-07-29, 06:05
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Its a fraud, NEVER EVER BELIEVE THAT SHIT. NEVER GIVE OUT ACCOUNT DETAILS EXCEPT TO THE FEW TRUSTED SERVICES.

Take Pandies advice to heart.
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Old 2005-07-29, 06:25
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are you people being sarcastic or what?..


come on, the site looks so nifty
makes me want to click all those buttons

no, seriously, theres a faq that answers morshem's comment. Thought it isnt much of an answer...

and pandys comment, well, you are taking the survey, thats kind of a work, and you need to get paid for it....

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sgk: Think of it this way: it's like a message in a bottle. In our world, we put a message inside a bottle to protect it while it travels through the oceans to reach some other island. In other worlds, they put a message inside an asteroid to protect it while it travels through space to reach some other planet. In this case it is a gift, a guitar, rather than just a message.
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Old 2005-07-29, 10:43
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So, how much are we charging for our program? Our incredible program usually retails for $69.95. However, if you order on our website RIGHT NOW, you will gain full access, all for the one-time LOW price of just $39.95! That's over 40% off the original cost.
This low price will be ending Midnight!

Are you seriously going to trust a site that writes that?

And why do they need your credit card account, or your money if YOU'RE working for them?
Also please explain to me WHY IN FUCK would they want to pay you for playing online games? or reading your emails?

There are MANY "get paid to read-ads/browse the web/take survies" sites which are complete frauds, it's a well known fact. and this site is one of them.

If you give that site your credit information you're the dumbest person in the universe.
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Old 2005-07-29, 11:33
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How many times do we get that "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YOU HAVE WON 5.000.000 $!!! Please call this number before the time runs out!" And what would I expect? I think more of a dire phone bill instead of the millions.
I don't know about this site you showed up, but if it was referred by several internet companies (MSN, AOL, CNN etc.) maybe it is trusty. On second thought, maybe they got paid for the referral?
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Old 2005-07-29, 12:55
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Old 2005-07-29, 13:33
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Trust me SGK, I've seen and heard enough horror stories from people who think they've just won £5000 for NOTHING or similar shit. Don't trust it.
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Maybe this can answer our most common question:
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Q: How do I know your company is legitimate and this isn't some scam?

A: Suffice it to say, the fact that we have an agreement with ClickBank.com should provide enough proof. ClickBank is one of the largest payment processors on the Internet, and they only process orders for legitimate websites that adhere to their strict behavior guidelines.

If you feel that you can't trust us, all you have to do is contact ClickBank to have your charge stopped. It's as easy as that.
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Old 2005-07-29, 15:31
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Now... I'm quite skeptical when it comes to things like this... heck, half the Work from Home "businesses" are really pyramid schemes... Although I do have to say, this one looks rather plausable... I think that they may be lying, and I would be cautious about giving them your credit card number. Also, prepare to be getting a LOT more spam/junk mail/telemarketers, as your public information will most likely be given to the companies via the surveys.

And as far as the FAQ goes... you can't stop payment once they've already taken your $35.
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Old 2005-07-29, 21:24
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hm yeah but what about the clickbank thing illumina mentioned about? and the logos of the companies in the bottom of the first page?

They would sue the website for using their names and logos or something, no?
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Old 2005-07-30, 00:57
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It's a scam, no doubt. C'mon, seriously, as someone already mentioned, why would they pay you to play games and check email? I mean, I suppose they need your credit card to deposit your "payments," but please.

Actually, if people are stupid enough to sign up for these things, they deserve to get robbed.
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Old 2005-07-30, 08:53
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hm yeah but what about the clickbank thing illumina mentioned about? and the logos of the companies in the bottom of the first page?

They would sue the website for using their names and logos or something, no?
For fuck's sake, just leave it OK? Do you know how many sites like this there are on the internet? With logotypes and shit that makes stupid and less stupid people believe it is serious. Just never visit the site again.
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Old 2005-07-30, 19:57
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hm yeah but what about the clickbank thing illumina mentioned about? and the logos of the companies in the bottom of the first page?

They would sue the website for using their names and logos or something, no?
While the logos are a bit of persuasion, chances are the companies don't know about it, and even if they do, they probably can't/don't want to do anything about it as it would be expensive and difficult for them to get anything done...

Forgery of logos and certificates is actually a rather common practice on the web.
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Old 2005-08-03, 07:35
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oo-kay!...

Darn it, it would be soo cool if it wasnt a catch

*sigh*

anyway, thank ya fellas! (thats what forums are for aint it? yay!)
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Actualy, there is a real "get paid for servays" type thing, its called Viverance or something like that.

Basicaly its thus:

Take a 30-hour long servay
Get a five/ten pound amazon voucher.

Or simerlar.
Its a geniune offer, and the voucher is a "proper" one that can be used just like cash would be.
However, the shear effort involved in doing the servays is not worth the reward.
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I really, really miss the days when mbn was alive and active and everybody was willing to join in random topics and participate.

A forum is such a unique type of interaction. You can't get this same thing with local irl friends. Everybody here pretty much had strong personalities and views and valuable inputs, even if sometimes acid, sarcastic or funny. Regardless, it created a lively enviroment.

It seems a lot of old members still visit the forums often, but not willing to be active as before. Good days... when everybody here was around 14~19, with loads of time and energy to spare. I am truly glad to have been part of this era of MBN. One that'll probably not happen again, as there won't be a fresh new generation of LBA fans coming anytime soon.
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Due to the recent Ontario Teachers Strike I have a lot more free time on my hands and tried going on these sites to make some money on the side... to be honest they are not worth your time and take so many hours/effort just for a few bucks. Some psychology studies at your local university offer pay in return and generally range from ~$10-$25 for 1 hour of your time.
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spaceguitarist, we could just post on and have this a 2 member forum :P

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Jesse: hmmm I don't miss that period so much y'know lots of flame wars hehe


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weren't you one of the participants? :P
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this place was most active when there are flame wars, at least from 2010 onwards. i don't see the problem.
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