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    Hey SurveyPolice, I'm back!! Did anyone miss me?? Been a couple years and a lot has happened in my life.
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    1957horses

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    Called MOM I wrote this about a year after my mom had a stroke and by then she was in her own little world To watch a parent a mother, your hero, who you went to for everything sadly isn't grasping what she is being told. It's hard to watch your mentor, the one who raised me, feed me, disciplined, helped make snowmen and snowball fights start slip away. To decline into herself not knowing the time of day. When as a teenager and were out to late she would be sitting on the front porch waiting for me to get home. Or a mothers arms that hugged you when you were sad, that now doesn't, even know. How it breaks my heart to see her like this. Hands that combed my hair I now comb hers, and gnarly fingers sometimes grabs my hand and looking at her I see an old lady smiling at me, and I wonder where is my mom at, why has time taken her beauty, her loving face and replaced it a silly toothless smile, and gray lifeless hair and a frail body with skin so thin I'm afraid to push to hard on it while bathing her. So now I give her what ever she wants to eat, I buy her little suprisiesys, and her delight as she looks at it. I have to changer her pants when they get wet just like she did mine our rolls reversed. I am grateful to my mom, because I am adopted. I was wanted, and now it is me to return the love she gave to me. I love and miss you mom.
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    Throttling an account is how survey companies get around not paying for work done, by keeping a panelist below the payout threshold. UserCrowd, ViewPointForum, Walmart Spark surveys, and others do this. Some like Toluna, Walmart, i-say will forfeit the points, if they languish too long. This is one of the unethical behaviors of this industry that I'm contemplating making a stink about to regulators.
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    I often wonder how an entry to a game of chance is a reward? I'm willing to participate in a game of chance as a "bonus", only after getting some sort of incremented reward. I also don't typically participate in drawings that you have to convert points to enter. The panels that are doing this are using the rewards from all the losers to pay for the winnings of a single person. In my opinion, this burgeons on unethical conduct.
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    It's been since the pandemic forced people to stay in that I noticed that the minutes per survey didn't add up with the cents being offered. I saw a dozen surveys that were like 25 minutes for 18 cents. I said no thanks. I can't make the minimum points each day, and that is ridiculous.
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    Folks, Some of Y'all may find this observation interesting. The mobile provider Virgin Mobile shut down over six months ago. However, they continue to be included in surveys about Cell providers. Has any one else notice high latency with survey panels keeping their surveys up to date and find obvious out of date questions included for a long time? I also notice this about electric cars and Tesla as a selection for a manufacturer in automotive surveys. I started doing surveys in 2015 and didn't see this acknowledgment by including electric cars until 2019. I also noticed that the car maintenance surveys still don't have selections for electric car. For some reason, these yokels think that people change the oil on electric cars. What are your experience with these out of date surveys? Kris
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    I am FREE! I have spent the last 2 days trying to get about $3.00 to cash out. I completed at least $5.00 worth of surveys that ended with me not qualifying. But I kept pushing thru (LOL) and finally all the measly $.30 surveys paid off and I'm done! I got to $10 and cashed out for Paypal. After it showed up, I sent an email stating my thoughts on how that site has went to hell and told them to close it. I used to do so well with them but I won't continue with this nonsense.
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    I abandoned them years ago. Late screen outs, and no credit for surveys the fail to return me after completion. I escalated those uncredited survey completions to "support" and I did get an acknowledgment and sometimes a response the ticket was being investigated but no further response. I have almost 20 years in support and tracking cases to resolution, so I was prepared and knew how to save information for later followups. I recontacted Opinion Outpost several times, including the responses from support and those were directed to the black hole team. I'm still getting their reminders to take a survey, and those are going to an interment folder for junk panels. After I finish my current round of escalations on some other egregious panels to the professional organizations. I'll re-engage Opinion outpost and build a file of their unethical conduct for another complaint to the professional groups they or their parent companies subscribe to.
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    So perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve had a jumbo margarita with lunch earlier today and I have some tequila in me that I’m asking this, but I’ve actually been pondering this for a few days now. I like to read the latest reviews on the dashboard for all the survey sites. Something I’ve seen again and again is people who have taken $50+ or even over $100 worth of surveys and they suddenly get dumped by the survey site for the same generic BS “not being honest, rushing through surveys, having more than one account” etc etc etc. And that’s it. No recourse. No amount of complaining/contacting the BBB/state’s attorney’s office/whatever is gonna get you that hard earned money back. I think it’s beyond unacceptable, total BS that these companies get away with this. I wonder if it’s even feasible/realistic to find a way to take these survey sites to small claims court. Probably not, but I wish it were. My heart aches when I read some of these stories from people who were screwed. With small claims court, if they find in your favor, not only do you win your settlement, but usually the offending party has to pay court costs and that in addition for paying you the money you’re owed. I’d love to see someone like Judge Judy ream some of these companies a new one. Someone needs to hold these companies accountable for fraud and stealing. Wondering if anyone has ever tried to take a survey site to small claims court.
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    rosiesmom

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    1957Horses, you have such a good heart. You took care of her so you knew the quality of care that she would receive. God love you!
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    Fortunately I’ve been okay. Usually, the minute it reaches the threshold, I immediately cash out. I don’t sit on it at all. I pretty much expect to get screwed, and I won’t give them a chance to pull that crap on me and be out all that money.
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    I threatened one site with taking them to small claims court. I got my money! Threaten them with that. Might work.
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    peach6

    MoM

    So beautiful I know your feeling I lost my mother 3 years ago she was my Best Friend A day doesn't go by that I don't think of her So sorry for your loss
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    I missed you Welcome back How are you doing?
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    Here's a more recent article and it's much larger, 47+ billion for 2019. https://www.statista.com/statistics/242477/global-revenue-of-market-research-companies/
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    I do them some times. After you answer a few questions to qualify they they tall you the length and amount the survey pays. Lately they have been asking too many questions before they give you a survey and I just quit and go back to the dashboard.
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    You may have other avenues that you can use, I had to make an ESOMAR complaint against TAP research to get my rewards because their site couldn't track my rewards and support was not responsive. The complaint was relayed from ESOMAR to someone in upper management. ESOMAR doesn't have any real authority to resolve this, but they do have the ability to affect the panel's reputation. Reputation gets them paying clients and disrupting their reputation will get sales and upper management's attention. There are other professional organizations in addition to ESOMAR, look at the marketing page for the panel. if there isn't, then look for related and parent companies in the TOS and privacy statements. You may also want to look for clients posted to their credential pages and contact those. Once you have the companies, you can find individuals listed at LinkedIn, Wikipedia, The Secretary of state that the company is incorporated, DBA searches, CrunchBase, rocketreach, google reviews, civil court cases, other survey rating sites like trust pilot and site jabber. Sure this is a lot of work, but knowing how to do this will be useful in many times over. It's also a good way to channel anger and angst to something productive and satisfying. Also, much of this is low cost, except for time.
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