How to get a new Mturk account? Are there any tricks to get account? Can I buy a Mturk account and use it? These are few questions which many of this site visitors keep asking me through emails or comment section. I thought of writing a small post about it so, I don’t have to write same answer for each email 🙂
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Here are most of FAQs about getting a Mturk account:
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Q: Can I register for a new Mturk account?
A: If you are from USA, then yes, you can use Mturk Sign-in form and select new customer to create a password. For all Non-USA visitors, I am sorry to inform but Mturk is no more accepting any new members now.
Q: Is there any trick to get new Mturk account?
A: There are no such thing to get new Mturk account. They approve each and every account manually so even if you try to cheat they will catch you.
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Q: Can I buy an old Mturk account?
A: There are many people who keep posting that they are ready to sell their mturk account. However, there are so many risk associated with these accounts. You can only withdraw money if your account profile name matches with your bank profile name. Similarly, There are chances that account you are purchasing might have received warnings from Mturk because of fake task submission or similar activities. Mturk can suspend an account if it is flagged for 3 times in last 6-12 months.
Q: Can I register account using USA proxy?
A: Yes, you can however, as I mentioned earlier Mturk checks each and every account manually before approving it so there are high chances that they will get to know about proxy. Even if they approve your account; you cannot withdraw money in Non-USA bank, also you cannot work from Non-USA IP, if you do your account would be suspended.
In short, there are no tricks to get a Mturk account for Non-USA members. I would suggest to wait till Mturk again starts accepting new workers from Non-USA countries. Though, you can work on some Mturk alternative for now.