I decided to try doing the surveys for Kreds
deal just now and I was pretty shocked at just how dishonest this offer is. I’m in a demographic that is pretty sought after by marketing companies, so I figured it would be no trouble to knock out a few surveys and get a few kreds for my time and trouble.
three surveys and all three gave the same type of experience. they first ask for the normal data, where generally do you live, are you white, do you work, how much do you make, what kind of job…
then they started asking a series of questions about things like what TV stations do I watch and how often. what are my political leanings. One asked 10 or so questions, fairly detailed, about my movie watching habits.
every time I answered the questions and then was told that ‘the site is sorry but I don’t qualify for any surveys at this time. please try back later.’
I was awarded no Kreds, and no other compensation.
Here is the problem:
If they stopped asking questions at my age, area of residence, job and income… fine
But they didn’t. They asked very specific questions about my exposure to various types of media, moviegoing habits, politics… In other words they already GAVE me a survey. I gave them answers that when tabulated with other survey takers gives a valuable result.
So after I did the survey they gave me and they have that valuable data, they then tell me “sorry we don’t have a survey for you to do. go to hell and have a nice day”.
Wow. I’m sure some people must have gotten Kreds for their surveys. Its difficult to imagine them being so brazen as to never give them. But as a member of a pretty highly sought after demographic I can tell you this looks like a total scam.
Shame on Kong for pushing these time-thieves on their site.