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How to Identify Scams on Amazon MTurk

Amazon Mechanical Turk knows as MTurk is a crowd sourcing where companies outsource their small task as job for MTurkers. These small jobs are called HITs. In these hits be sure to know if any hit is not scam, so you don`t waste your time working for scams.

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How to Identify Scams on Amazon MTurk ?
  • Be aware of a HIT descriptions like "Must enter valid email address" or "Please test our email system".  Some administrators test their websites on free systems like gmail or Hotmail to test. If you sign up in these kids of HITS, these will result that you get paid pennies for signing up for mailing list of spammers.

  • Be aware of a HIT description "sign up for a free service". You should never complete any offer that legally bind you in a contract. These serivices start as free but change in paid in time. You can report by clicking on the "Report this HIT: violates the Amazon Mechanical Turk policies".
  • Be aware of a HIT descriptions like "Completion requires clicking on a link in an email sent to you". Some administrators test their websites on free systems like gmail or Hotmail to test. If you sign up in these kids of HITS, these will result that you get paid pennies for signing up for mailing list of spammers.
  • Be aware of a HIT descriptions "Test our form - must enter valid information" or "We need people to help test our signup form". The spammer gains your email address for spam lists.

  • Be aware of a HIT descriptions "Test our homepage" or "Test our landing page". Companies hire Web designers who have job experience in finding and fixing these bugs and educational credentials.

  • Be aware of a HIT description "Click on our link, stay on the page at least X seconds". That kind of pages may be used to connect to your computer and read its information stored.

  • Be aware of a HIT description "Help test our software" because for this purpose companies hire software developers who can create any operating syatem to test software software itself. 

TIPS:
  • Never give personal information.

  • Be aware of survayes that pay more than .50 USD.