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I feel discouraged. my rant on survey companies

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freestonew

hi all.

 

this here Freestone feels discouraged and a but irked, at these survey companies.     

the other day, one of them, I do not recall which and I think i deleted the entire folder, they canceled my account with no notice or pre-warning.  I have not a clue as to why, they did not tell me.

then on Survey Junkie I had $10 so i tried to cash out then only found that i need to Verify my account and that means a phone number and i do not have a cell phone and my landline has an extension so no computer accepts extensions.      [oh i could by a phone and get the Plan but would take 200 years to pay off that phone , taking surveys!]

so many survey companies require that phone.   probably more then a few will sell that number to robocallers!

then several companies also seem to increase the number of "pre-surveys" before one actually begins the first survey.  i have spent sometimes 12 to 20 minutes on these alone!  the numbers increase by the month!

seems too that any good company, here, goes bad within a year.   cash out quick, people, you never know when your survey company goes Bad!

they all seem to go bad quickly.   poor support, flaky surveys, cash out problems.....

what I am saying here, folks, is that I am feeling now that for my time spent in trying to fix problems and time spent of failing surveys;  not worth my time to do any more surveys!

I am getting a "sleeze' feeling here.    like Survey Junkie has an option to send $$$ directly to my bank account if i wish.  oh...so handy eh?  but then who will know, then, my bank routing number?!    the phone problem is bad enough!    every time one gives out a phone number, one takes a very good chance of having this number sold to scammers, robo-callers, etc.

only takes one rogue survey company to have 5,000 people in lower Slobaina to know all about you!   your bank info, your credit card info, your phone number and mail addresses.

 

for me, a 78 year old man who is single and never married, living in a senior home, i am not a Consumer!  thus i do not qualify for many surveys, as it is.    

 

I almost , here, suggest, in this scamming and flaky site age, to advise everyone to give up on surveys and go out and do something else for the $$$.   the whole thing stinks more and more by the week!

for me, at least.

 

maybe if i ever get a phone, i can sign up for the better survey companies.

 

thanks for reading my rant.....freestone

 

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nj07208

I here ya, Freestone! And you're right. Your demographics and lack of a cellphone are just not what the survey companies are looking for. We'll all age out of doing lots of surveys at some point. Do what you can when you can! I do disagree about the survey companies selling your phone number though. I may get 1 spam phone call a month. *I don't belong to Survey Junkie so I don't have any insight on them.

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episemion

No cell phone or smart phone here either. The only site where that seems to be an issue is One Opinion. Their verification has a bug that sees some phones as VoIP that aren't , such as my 50+ year old rotary dial land line. 

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NevadaJones
6 hours ago, episemion said:

No cell phone or smart phone here either. The only site where that seems to be an issue is One Opinion. Their verification has a bug that sees some phones as VoIP that aren't , such as my 50+ year old rotary dial land line. 

A rotary?!? Let's get that puppy up on eBay! :lol:

J/K. :grin:

Mrs. Jones has a smart phone. I, however, make use of a landline. When I choose to actually use the phone that is. :grin: There's one that is a cordless phone, and one that isn't a rotary, but it does have wires and cords coming out of it. :lol:

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episemion

Besides the 50+ year old Stromberg-Carlson wall mount rotary phone , I also have 3 push button phones (way more recent) all on the same line. 

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mnleona

I changed my password on Amazon and they had to send a confirmation number to my cell phone. 

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