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    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 19th Nov 11, 7:37 AM
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    Appen Butler-Hill
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    • 19th Nov 11, 7:37 AM
    Appen Butler-Hill 19th Nov 11 at 7:37 AM
    A while back I signed up to Butler Hill for possible internet work with them. They have just contacted me with an offer for crowd-sourcing job and want my details including bank details for the HR department.

    I know I signed up and all that but my question is is this safe? Shall I give them my details? Has anyone any experience with them?

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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 19th Nov 11, 7:46 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 7:46 AM
    seems to be a Linguist company , not sure they would do this type of work

    was the original offer to you from an email or did you sign up direct on their web site ??
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    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 19th Nov 11, 7:54 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 7:54 AM
    i signed up on their website and they emailed to say they will contact me when they have new tasks that need doing. they have emailed again with a crowdsourcing offer and ask me to fill in some forms and the contract.
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 19th Nov 11, 8:23 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:23 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:23 AM
    Hi I would be interested in the answer to this, as I have also received the same. I applied a while ago (over a year ago) for an assessor position but was not successful. I thought at the time that it could be because I had previously worked for Lionbridge.

    I am hoping it is genuine, as the extra money would really come in handy, but I too feel a little wary of signing up and giving bank details!

    Edited to add: On logging in to their website, I do feel this is genuine, as it already has my previously submitted information such as address etc. Also, I have received various emails with tasks to do already. The emails are written well, with no spelling mistakes (usually a bit of a giveaway in my experience!) and the email addresses look genuine. I may be wrong, but my gut instinct says that this is OK. Yay!
    Last edited by Chardonnay; 19-11-2011 at 8:31 AM.
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
  • glowgirl
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:32 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:32 AM
    You could both set up a basic bank account and use it just for this and any other internet transactions if your worried
    Thank you for this site Martin
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    Good luck for the future
    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 19th Nov 11, 8:44 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:44 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 8:44 AM
    I too applied about a year ago and only now this has come through. When I login I also get the details I submitted already there. Am afraid opening a basic bank account is not an option right now as they want this signed and submitted within 24 hours.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 19th Nov 11, 10:31 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 10:31 AM
    Presumably they want your details so that they can pay you, bank account details and name are printed on cheques so that information is not really an issue.
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 19th Nov 11, 10:53 AM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 10:53 AM
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    That's very true MysteryMe.

    I think if we had been sent an unsolicited email, it may be different, but my personal gut feeling is that this is all OK. Of course, you have to make your own decision whether to pursue it or not, but it all adds up for me.

    Also Mike, I have signed the NDA and different forms and did not see anywhere to input bank information? Of course, they will need this to pay us, but I wondered where you came across them asking for bank info?
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
    • clairibel
    • By clairibel 19th Nov 11, 12:29 PM
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    • 19th Nov 11, 12:29 PM
    I too applied last year and was unsuccessful and have just signed the forms for this, hope its good.
  • astralife11
    Appen Butler Hill
    I also signed up on this website over a year ago & have received an email from them about some work. I can't remember exactly what the work is though - can anyone please explain what the tasks are?

    Also, the rate of pay is given at between 1 cent & 10 cents per task, so I'm wondering how long each task will take to complete.

    Thanks
    Ann
    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 21st Nov 11, 8:40 AM
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    Chardonnay:

    Sorry if I wasn't clear, but no I haven't been asked to hand any bank details but I am sure that will come. I wanted to ask and make sure that when the time comes this is safe to do. I don't want to put in the hours only to find it was wasted.

    So I signed the papers but haven't heard anything about any tasks yet. The pay rate is very low for each task so I assume the tasks are many to make it worthwhile? I still don't know what the tasks are exactly.
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 21st Nov 11, 2:53 PM
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    Thanks for clarifying Mike

    I haven't had any tasks come through yet either and agree that the rate of pay is very low. They would need to be very quick, easy tasks to make the job worthwhile. Still, it is extra money!
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
  • charlie_mac
    Hi guys,

    Same for me, signed up a while back and they have got back to me about the job. Filled in quite a few forms but no bank details or tasks, just waiting for that stuff to come through now. Good luck to everyone...hope it helps to bring in the extra pennies!
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 22nd Nov 11, 4:04 PM
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    Well I received log in instructions but is anyone else having trouble logging in? I logged in with the username and password as advised in the email and then was prompted to change my password, which I did, but now every time I try to log in, it keeps taking me back to the log in page again (username and password aren't incorrect)

    Anyone else having this problem or is it just me?
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 23rd Nov 11, 3:55 PM
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    Just bumping this thread as still can't log in Very frustrating as I want to get on and do what work there is (if there's any left!) I have emailed the company but no reply as yet.

    How is everyone else getting on?
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
  • charlie_mac
    I've had no problems with changing the password and logging in. Not too sure how to help except maybe pester with the emails! I don't think you are missing too much yet, only had a few things to do yet but hopefully more will come. How are others getting on?
    • Chardonnay
    • By Chardonnay 23rd Nov 11, 4:29 PM
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    Thanks Charlie

    Are you using Internet Explorer?
    Total debt at 22/01/13 =23,135.28Total debt now = 17881.29 = 23% paid off
    Halifax Loan:
    9983.44 Barclaycard:7897.85
    Halifax Mortgage: 100,295 Mortgage now = 92281.05 = 8% paid off Back-up Savings: 3800/5000
    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 23rd Nov 11, 6:03 PM
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    I have logged in and done exactly as instructed. But when I click on MarketPlace I see "No HitApps Available"!

    So there are no tasks. Does this mean we have to check everyday to make sure or do they let us know when they become available?
  • FemmeFatale
    I'm getting the same, no hits.

    Anyone had to give any bank information yet?
    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 24th Nov 11, 10:21 AM
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    No. Not yet. I guess that will come when we have some money to claim.

    I emailed to ask about the no task issue but have had no responses yet.
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