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Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 11
08-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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I just tried one that didn't even ask me a single question. Hit "I agree" and it immediately went to a "Congratulations! You got 0 zen!" page.

Not a single one of the surveys has ever granted me anything. I always get disqualified from them at some point. The only offers that have given me anything were videos, the cough syrup "robotrip", and playing Deal or No Deal.

The offers aren't worth it. It's less annoying to grind for dilithium and sell it.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 118
# 12
08-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Surveys? WTF!!!

This kind of stuff is the domain of Facebook scammers and virus payloads and Perfect World are offering advertisers their playerbase's information? What the hell else are they doing with our details??!?
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,242
# 13
08-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rikev View Post
Surveys? WTF!!!

This kind of stuff is the domain of Facebook scammers and virus payloads and Perfect World are offering advertisers their playerbase's information? What the hell else are they doing with our details??!?
Apparently you never bothered to actually look at the Surveys. The only details they get are the ones you choose to give them when doing the Survey.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 14
08-07-2012, 02:24 PM
I have looked at the surveys and every single one of them rings alarm bells. These are the same unscrupulous advertising companies that fill you inbox with spam.

Want proof? The address I have linked to my STO account recently received two pieces of spam E-Mail from Planet49. Funnily enough, these are one of the advertising partners in the surveys, can't miss them because they throw an advert for a prize draw in your face. The same prize draw that I got spam for even though I haven't clicked on the Planet49 link!

Wonder how long until we see Cialis adverts in there....
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,242
# 15
08-07-2012, 02:31 PM
That's odd considering that I have now done 7 Surveys and haven't received a single spam email. I guess my stock Gmail account is just too secret for them to find and spam me.
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 118
# 16
08-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Some people are luckier then others. Doesn't change the fact they are recklessly encouraging their customers to provide information to companies that are clearly E-Mail spammers.
Captain
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# 17
08-07-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rikev View Post
Some people are luckier then others. Doesn't change the fact they are recklessly encouraging their customers to provide information to companies that are clearly E-Mail spammers.
If you don't want to do them, don't. It's just that simple. What do you care what someone else chooses to do with their time? If I choose to make 1,000 Zen doing a Survey that's my business, just like if you choose not to that's your business. It's all about free will and free choice. I'm smart enough to know the things I dislike others might like. Everyone's not a clone of me.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 13
# 18
08-07-2012, 02:44 PM
I've been doing these for a long time, my main gripe is that sometimes the surveys do work, but they don't reward the zen. Peanut Labs should get on that. If I complete a survey then I should get my zen right?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 118
# 19
08-07-2012, 02:48 PM
I could just walk away, or I could highlight the dangers posed by this affiliation so others don't get ensnared. This topic already hints at a shady grab the information and run tactic, others in this forum report getting no rewards. The tactic in itself is associated with malware and fraud and utilising companies involved in unwanted and in some cases criminal activity. Guess what, I didn't sign up for any Planet49 crap so why are they sending it to me? According to current regulations, if I didn't opt in (which I haven't!) the spam E-Mails are breaching the law.

So are you really willing to give your private information to a company that flouts the law? How many other companies hidden behind that banner will do the same? Happy to sell yourself down a river to win a handful of pixel coins and a free iPad?

No reputable gaming company should have a blazing banner at the top of their forum or any part of their business affiliated with scammers looking to prey on their customers with incentives like this. But I'm sorry, you clearly aren't a customer anymore by signing up to these but merely a product.
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