EARN YOUR GOLD COINS... scam

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  1. Arcane

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    I let it slide the first couple of times that I filled out these scams and was never rewarded, because I have been rewarded once or twice.

    However, this time I actually put in credit card information to buy a Godaddy domain name, and I was NOT REWARDED my 2,708 Gold Coins.

    I will not stand for these scams any longer. SOMEONE has to say something about it.

    Inno, please credit my 2,708 gold. I am not even asking for the other hundreds of Gold I never received from your fraudulent advertising scams. However, this time I actually went into debt, assuming GODDADY and Innogames were reputable companies.

    Please contact me and I will let you know which account to credit the coins to.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Kyllmen

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    Innogames can't do anything for you. You should contact Sponsorpay's support ;-)
     
  3. Daedalus

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    As Kyllmen stated, you need to contact Sponsorpay support. Innogames and Sponsorpay are two different companies.
     
  4. World Master Warrior

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  5. Kariella

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    the problem with earning gold is you need a throwaway computer and a few throwaway email addresses and a throwaway credit card... I mean omg the spam, viruses, malaware, and fradualent recurring charges that people must be subject too... hell you could prob buy your own peronsal Grepolis server from the dev team for less money and frustration...

    and trust me if you think you dont need those thing then you must have no clue or not be the one that has to clean up the mess

    /edit oh i forgot to mention the unwanted phone calls at all hours of the day
     
  6. Grewill

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    Yea, there are those that don't pay up. But here is the way to get them to pay.
    1) use screen shots, It is also important to have a second window open with your email address visible.
    I always take a couple of screen shots on in the beginning and one at the end, then a few in the middle. You need this to prove that you did what was required.
    2) I haven't seen a virus yet, but some offers will add spyware, ad ware, change your home page, and your search engine. I'll write a guide later on, on how to remove all of this from your system. But you need to know how to do this before installing anything.
    3) report it, As long as I have the prof I have yet to be turned down. I can take a few days but I do get the gold. Think of it this way, if the offer is dishonest enough that they will install stuff you don't want on your computer, even if you op out. They are probably just as dishonest to sponsor pay. That is why sponsor pay needs the proof, to force them to pay up.
    4) if you give out your email, they will spam it - just know how to add them to your spam filter. Or create an email just for this.
    5) if you give out your number they will call. That one is simple, don't give it out, or when they call say no thank you, "Please put me on your do not call list"

    I'm going to write a guide on this in the next few days with other things to watch out for, but if you do it right you will get paid
     
  7. rfcomm2k

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    gold coins spam?

    So why don't you do us all a favor and post a list of the ads you responded to that DID send you the gold as promised?
     
  8. Kariella

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    so after reading some posts here I said what the heck... and confirmed that it is a scam...

    I said let me try a survey... so I would answer about 15 - 20 questions per survey and then I would be excluded from the survey... and if you get excluded NO GOLD FOR YOU... but seriously... you don't think they are throwing out the questions that I did answer... honestly I might add... lol, they are keeping that as part of their data...

    so you would think if I get excluded I should at least get a few coins if not the whole amount... scam
     
  9. Beast

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    I always do that Simplicio survey, and it works about 40% of the time. That's good enough for me :p

    I wouldn't recommend giving them any personal information that's real. I used the name Smeagol Gollum several times, and it worked lol..
     
  10. Kariella

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    /nod if they are going to make you answer and collect 50% or more of the information and then boot you and give you no gold then they deserver a lower quality of information
     
  11. NucLeAr1

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    i filled out a survey that took a good 15 minutes. I finished it and nothing happened. I never tried again... lol
     
  12. Rakawi

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    So far, my personal success rate with this crap has been they pay up about 40% of the time. That's a p*ss-poor success rate, so I just won't bother any more.
     
  13. Draceus

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    It doesn't work for me,but I don't do that anymore.
     
  14. Eglyntine

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    Same here, I started out doing two surveys and did not receive a payout after spending a good 45 minutes filling out all of their garbage. I ended up taking the Pantyhose offer and the Identity Guard offers and they paid out in less than 5 minutes (make sure you cancel your memberships afterwards). But I would stay away from the survey ones and the credit score ones. Anything you have to give your SSN I would stay far away from. Identity Guard asks for it but I know several ppl that use it so they can be somewhat trusted. I know nothing about the others.

    The big thing about these offers is that you have to read the fine print. On the surveys, most of them require you to buy something at the end after you have filled out all of the junk information. If you do not make that final purchase at the end you do not get credited for the gold. A lot of the "Pay $1-$4 dollars for shipping & handling" offers have memberships attached to them so the following month you get billed for the full amount. OR they put in fine print that they will charge you for a full 12 months at a discounted rate when you hit submit.

    They are all very tricky so be careful filling them out and READ everything.

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  15. Daedalus

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    I would like to reinforce, Sponsorpay offers are not run by or under the control of InnoGames. We allow them to offer this service as a means for players to earn gold instead of spending cash on it and it is entirely optional. I agree completely with Eglyntine, as with anything, read everything before accepting terms and conditions. We get tickets frequently about something not paying out or someone getting something unexpected and we have no control at all over what happens.
     
  16. Shadis

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    Well, mind me saying, don't you think that SponserPay is more pain than worth?
     
  17. Daedalus

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    That depends on perspective I suppose. It is not much pain to me, we get the occasional ticket where we direct the player to SponsorPay support. Sometimes players try to insist we do something we are physically incapable of doing and get upset about it but that is rare.

    From a players perspective they have the choice. If spending actual cash is not an option for them, they have a chance to get gold they wouldn't get otherwise. When I was a player, I used the system a time or two myself and never found any issues with it, but most of the time I just bought the gold because it is easier.

    It's just my opinion, but I would not use Sponsorpay instead of purchasing but not everyone is me. I would rather have the possibility exist for those who might need it than to see it not exist at all. Not to mention that the vast majority of games out there have a method by which premiums can be earned instead of purchased so it only makes sense for it to exist. It is completely a players personal choice.
     
  18. Shadis

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    I suppose it doesn't matter to me as I will never buy gold. Well wait, I currently can't look at gold purchase, can someone give me a list of the options?
     
  19. mr godsword

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    I've spent $5 on gold once before, a few years ago on EN. All I ever did, now I just use sponserpay. Complain you people may, but you're complaining about getting something for Free rather than having to pay? What do you expect, a walk in the park? I never give any real information on there, except for my city and zipcode as all these websites somehow figure out your location anyways, dunno how. Other than that, I feel bad for the random phone number that I give away to all these companies lol.
     
  20. Rakawi

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    No one is requesting a handout. SponsorPay is offering Grepolis gold for services rendered, then not paying up when the player keeps their end of the bargain. InnoGames, despite linking to their gold-services exchange within the browser game via a button labeled "EARN YOUR GOLD COINS" claims no responsibility for the player's failure to receive them. That is a dubious assertion at best.

    So, I take issue with InnoGames staff trying to take credit for the company making available the option of a gold-services exchange that doesn't actually result in a gold-services exchange.