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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
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    • 25th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts 25th Jan 18 at 5:58 PM
    Here we go again.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 4th Jul 18, 12:44 PM
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    Aw, thanks Smodlet - I really do need the money right now, but when things seem to good to be true, they usually are! (I've cashed out, so let's see what happens!)


    Haha, I think a noodle trail might be more fun in Italy!



    Sorry for the Circle/noodle diversion.

    As you were!
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
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    Groan. Prolific's a dog today, isn't it? I had just got a 1.50 study to start after the fifth attempt when that Inquisit thing died on me and now I can't get PA to open at all; just get a 502 error. Pants! In mikese, "filth". Filthy pants... Ewww.

    ETA: Yeah, a circle of noodles could be a thing... Don't really think it would go anywhere, do you?
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 12:51 PM
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    Aw, thanks Smodlet - I really do need the money right now, but when things seem to good to be true, they usually are! (I've cashed out, so let's see what happens!)


    Haha, I think a noodle trail might be more fun in Italy!



    Sorry for the Circle/noodle diversion.

    As you were!
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    Sorry to rain on the parade. The money doesn't belong to you. They have you confused with someone else, they will want it back. It's just how long it takes for someone to figure out what happened.
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 4th Jul 18, 12:57 PM
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    Sorry to rain on the parade. The money doesn't belong to you. They have you confused with someone else, they will want it back. It's just how long it takes for someone to figure out what happened.
    Originally posted by thisone

    And I have no problem in giving it back should they ask. Each one was a different referral with a different name, all within minutes of each other most of the time, so no idea what's going on. I was completely upfront and honest about what happened, and sent a screenshot of an email, and they've just ignored what I told them. The money wasn't sent from individuals, it came from Circle.
    I'm not someone who wants to con anyone out of anything, and as I said, it's not like I didn't own up to it.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 12:58 PM
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    Sorry to rain on the parade. The money doesn't belong to you. They have you confused with someone else, they will want it back. It's just how long it takes for someone to figure out what happened.
    Originally posted by thisone

    How can you possibly know that? They could be genuine referrals. One Italian-sounding person could have come across April Lady's referral code and Fakelooked it to all their "friends". Not beyond the realms of possibility, imo.

    AL, if you want a phone number for them, I have one.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • MLE007
    • By MLE007 4th Jul 18, 1:06 PM
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    Hopefully it's not a mistake AprilLady, sod the noodles there's a few steak dinners there
    2018 in 2018 3123.82

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    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 1:10 PM
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    How can you possibly know that? They could be genuine referrals. One Italian-sounding person could have come across April Lady's referral code and Fakelooked it to all their "friends". Not beyond the realms of possibility, imo.

    AL, if you want a phone number for them, I have one.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Can I be 100% certain? No. 95%, I believe so. 5 is worth at least as much in Italy as it is here and people don't just give it up for no reason. The language barrier makes it even more likely they have not understood what they have done. Maybe an Italian MikeP thought it would be an amusing joke to pass the link along. Maybe a scammer has used it in order to legitimise their own claim. A lot of maybe's and very few of them say 'Hey, we'd like you to have our money and we'll get nothing in return'
    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 4th Jul 18, 1:12 PM
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    As I said, the money hasn't come from the individuals.


    Can we just drop this now? I'm sorry I brought it up, and will deal with it myself.
    Thanks to all for your input, I'm going back to studying and stepping away for now.


    Please return to talking about Prolific!
    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 1:15 PM
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    As I said, the money hasn't come from the individuals.


    Can we just drop this now? I'm sorry I brought it up, and will deal with it myself.
    Thanks to all for your input, I'm going back to studying and stepping away for now.


    Please return to talking about Prolific!
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    You've said you are short of cash, I'm just trying to stop you spending money that you might be asked to replace.

    Smodlets phone number sounds a really good idea.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Jul 18, 1:21 PM
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    I havent been on in a couple of hours, and I am seeing mention of steaks and noodles. I must backtrack further to locate the source...
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Jul 18, 1:24 PM
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    Mike, you need to get your noodles from Aldi, they're only 22p! (I literally thought of you earlier when I saw noodles on the shelf in Aldi )

    To be honest, I get all my survey sites (Swagbucks, Prolific, Qmee) paid to PayPal so I know how much I've earned and can transfer to my bank account all together at the end of each month. Could get a few more quid using vouchers/different payment methods but for example, in June I transferred nearly 100 which was pretty damn useful
    Originally posted by MissPop
    But the issue with going to Aldi is getting rid of the fleas afterwards......though there is a nice Lidl near my parents in Pontardawe - the ones in MK are grimmer then grim town in grim county in grim land.
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 1:32 PM
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    You've said you are short of cash, I'm just trying to stop you spending money that you might be asked to replace.

    Smodlets phone number sounds a really good idea.
    Originally posted by thisone

    @thisone: Circle pays the referral fees for those who use one's link, just as PA do. There are referral boards on this very site for the posting thereof. I had 10 from one person who waited until they had banked 100; still can't quite believe that. It cost the individual referee not one penny; Prolific paid it.

    There are also referral boards on the Energy forum: Those who choose to sign up to Bulb or Octopus energy, for example, can earn themselves and their referrers money. The other week I had a 10 Amazon voucher from Ofgem merely for registering and giving a few minutes' feedback. Easiest 10 I ever earned apart from the aforementioned PA one.

    The individuals do not pay this money; the site does so I say, if it is an error, it is Circle's error; no-one else's. I am sure they can afford it.
    Last edited by Smodlet; 04-07-2018 at 1:36 PM.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 1:44 PM
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    @thisone: Circle pays the referral fees for those who use one's link, just as PA do. There are referral boards on this very site for the posting thereof. I had 10 from one person who waited until they had banked 100; still can't quite believe that. It cost the individual referee not one penny; Prolific paid it.

    There are also referral boards on the Energy forum: Those who choose to sign up to Bulb or Octopus energy, for example, can earn themselves and their referrers money. The other week I had a 10 Amazon voucher from Ofgem merely for registering and giving a few minutes' feedback. Easiest 10 I ever earned apart from the aforementioned PA one.

    The individuals do not pay this money; the site does so I say, if it is an error, it is Circle's error; no-one else's. I am sure they can afford it.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Yes thank you for the thorough explanation. The expectation of gain is to be part of the ladder and of course it exists. Organisations such as Circle. also expect to gain from the system and when mistakes are made they don't expect to lose out and will seek to claim back any monies paid in error. I hope that AprilLady gets the money, but surely she needs a proper answer from someone at Circle that has understood what she is asking and can reassure her that they have not acted in error?
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 1:53 PM
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    Yes thank you for the thorough explanation. The expectation of gain is to be part of the ladder and of course it exists. Organisations such as Circle. also expect to gain from the system and when mistakes are made they don't expect to lose out and will seek to claim back any monies paid in error. I hope that AprilLady gets the money, but surely she needs a proper answer from someone at Circle that has understood what she is asking and can reassure her that they have not acted in error?
    Originally posted by thisone
    April Lady has reported it. If Circle chose not to listen, that is their problem; here's hoping they record their phone calls (and if not, why not?)
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Jul 18, 1:54 PM
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    I just had a survey but the dog like running of the site means despite having a completion code, its gone down as a no code - good job I copied it eh...
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    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 1:57 PM
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    April Lady has reported it. If Circle chose not to listen, that is their problem; here's hoping they record their phone calls (and if not, why not?)
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    I give up. I expect better of you Smodlet.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Jul 18, 2:02 PM
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    Can I be 100% certain? No. 95%, I believe so. 5 is worth at least as much in Italy as it is here and people don't just give it up for no reason. The language barrier makes it even more likely they have not understood what they have done. Maybe an Italian MikeP thought it would be an amusing joke to pass the link along. Maybe a scammer has used it in order to legitimise their own claim. A lot of maybe's and very few of them say 'Hey, we'd like you to have our money and we'll get nothing in return'
    Originally posted by thisone


    Where did that come from
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    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 2:03 PM
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    Something about the Jeremy Corbyn post in the Swagbucks forum!
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Jul 18, 2:07 PM
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    Something about the Jeremy Corbyn post in the Swagbucks forum!
    Originally posted by thisone
    I cant remember that at all.

    An Italian version of myself would clearly be one lucky boi.
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    • thisone
    • By thisone 4th Jul 18, 2:09 PM
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    I cant remember that at all.

    An Italian version of myself would clearly be one lucky boi.
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Yep, he'd definitely enjoy life!
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