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Old 02-22-2011, 09:38 PM
mikelou26 mikelou26 is offline
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is "nielsen tv" install box on your tv and pc scam

so anyways
I think someone from nielsen tv
somehow mailed me cash in a package with some questions
I took the money and answered some questions
they came by my place gave me a gift basket
and wanting to come in and ask me more question about my
personal stuffs and tv habits
then want to meet up with me randomly
and now they are saying they want to have people coming to my place
to install a box on my tv monitor what I watch
and install software on my laptop to monitor what I do
they already gave me about 60 dollars already cash
but they stated they will pay 200 after 5 days
then 75 after 6 months
then 50 after 6 months
then 25 for 6 months
then 250 after 2 years

so my question is
is this legit? is this real? should I do it? is this a scam?
monitor my tv habits? asking me person questions?
wanting to install most likely spyware on my computer?
is it worth it? 660 two years?
is it legit anyways?
I am not sure
asking you guys
the experts here
do these people really work for nielsen tv??

thanks in advance

I mean 2 years

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:38 AM
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Re: is "nielsen tv" install box on your tv and pc

Neilsen is a legit company, having been around since TV got popular.

They gave you $60.00 already, right?
And no out-of-pocket for you?

As far as the software, it's a legit thing. I've used it in the past.
The set top box, well, seen it, all it does is record viewing habits.
They also have a 'Homescan' thing, where they ask you to scan the UPC of everything you buy.Tried it, pain in the ass, but that was me. Maybe you'll like it. Just seemed to have to be done/uploaded at very inconvienent times.

Make sure they are from Neilsen, though. Ask for ID, make sure you aren't alone when they come to install the devices, and call the customer support to verify thier employee IDs.

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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Re: is "nielsen tv" install box on your tv and pc
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I received a large envelope from The Nielsen Company. Is this legitimate?
Yes, the envelope may have contained either a short survey about television viewing that we would like you to complete and return in the postage-paid envelope, OR the envelope may have contained a letter inviting you to participate in the Nielsen television ratings.

What if a Nielsen representative visits my home?
Our Field Representatives are highly-trained professionals who want the chance to tell you about the exciting opportunity to participate in the Nielsen ratings. All of our Representatives carry a Nielsen photo ID badge to identify them. If you are unsure about the person at your door you may call us at 1-800-237-6493.

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: is "nielsen tv" install box on your tv and pc

thank you....
is it worth the 2 years 600+ dollars?

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 PM
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Re: is "nielsen tv" install box on your tv and pc

I think so, never got that invite-wish I did.
$600.00 for having your tv habits monitored / internet surfing somewhat monitored?
I'd say so.
The reason I quit thier software thing was, not offered in my area after I moved......
The upc thing, maybe they'll offer it to you - pain on grocery day tho.
Look at it this way----you're gonna be online and watch tv anyway, right? So take a few minutes every so often and do thier feedback/survey thing. Think of it as gas money.

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