Monday, February 9, 2009

Banned from Survey/ GPT Site due to "Fraud"

Some of you may have noticed that I have taken down several of my old posts, specifically the ones regarding one of the Survey/ GPT sites I was working at. Well, there is bad news...last week I received a surprising & unsuspecting email from the Admin of this Survey Site, the message said that due to several reversals of survey offers, my account had been marked for cheating due to fraud. O.o & when I went in to log on into my account, I got a "Your account is currently marked as a Cheater" message & was no longer able to log in.

Now, part of terms of service of Survey/ GPT sites is that you can not duplicate offers or use fraudulent information while filling out the surveys. Well, I have never seen the need or use for false information, so there was no worry there. & no duplicating offers means that you can't complete the same offer & submit it on two different sites for credit. Well as for duplicating offers, I have done it before, but that was a while a go. The reversals from these advertisers were coming from offers done in early December- that is when I first started joining multiple gpt survey sites, I was a newb. I wasn't aware of the rule back then, I thought it was perfectly fine to do & submit offers as we please. Well, early on & as I started becoming more concentrated on this particular gpt site, all the members got a strict message from the Admin that we are not allowed to duplicate offers or use false information. This is when I learned of the severity of the situation. But I didn't think I had anything to worry about, I was now doing practically all offers from this particular one site. I was continuing on my way & doing great on contests along with survey earnings from this one site. I was paid my first payment for December. For January I had over $300 in balance. Now the site pays on a Net 35, meaning they pay 35 days from the last day of cashout from the last month. So, I wouldn't get my January payment until the beginning of March. & then for February I already had a balance of over $200. So, I was really excited and motivated about these balances, it was the most I had made on the internet so far- well or so it had me thinking. Unfortunately, now I know I would probably never receive these payments- since I've been banned from the site and all.

Now, I spent a good amount of time completing surveys & for a simple mistake made long a go- unexpectedly I would lose all my earnings, it just didn't settle well with me. The rules are if you are found of "committing" fraud, you will dropped from the site & not be paid the rest of your balance. Now if this was $20 or something like that I wouldn't really care, not a lot of time was wasted. However, the issue here is that the reversals I was getting back were from when I first joined their site from early December. This was a long while a go, it's like they had me do all the hard work for several months- only to drop me out in the end. Now, the Admin did try to contact the advertisers(as they are the ones who are having me dropped from the site), but she told me that they can't allow me back on the site. What I can't comprehend is how this Advertiser couldn't have been more understanding & forgiving. It was an honest mistake that I had only made in the very beginning when I was all pretty new to survey sites. I understand I will be reversed for the offers, but to say I was trying to fraud them is simply untrue & then have me kicked off the site...

I did hundreds & hundreds of surveys after that & they were all valid & the site owners will be proffiting from. All the contests were won fair & square- now I end up with a considerable amount of lost earnings & I feel like all my work was done in vain. I can't help but to feel that I was lead on- if they were going to ban me for this simple mistake which anyone could have made- why not do it sooner, not when I have a combined unpaid balance of over $500 with several months of work put into it. & since I "must" be dropped from the site, I think the right thing to do was to at least have an agreement to pay me my remaining balance in the future.

I was very upset the day I got the news, I had been so motivated at this site & to be dropped like that on a dime- it hurt a bit. But you know what, after that day I decided I can't dwell over something like this, I don't need to be wasting time about the past.

I've decided to move on to better things- there are no regrets here on my part. The one good thing is that I haven't been dropped from my favorite survey site, CashCrate- which I will be concentrating more on now, since it does have the highest earning potential of the sites. & as always, I am looking into new ways to earn money- I will reporting my findings back here soon. But of course, I like to research & test out ideas first before giving my insight or reviews on any new programs. ^_^

This music video isn't new, but I just found it the other day & now Lady Gaga's my new music obsession, enjoy ;)


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