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  1. Eudardo Romero

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    Hi, I hope you're well. Thanks for leaving me in the forum. Now I'm not in the US UU., And I'm still using the Mturk account. $ 20 per week in the country where I am; It is a fortune that I am afraid of Vpn, in the United States. I also used them to avoid being spied on, and hackers. What do you say? Thank you!
     
  2. Metallica

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    What exactly is the question? Did you move from the US to a different country? Are you asking if using a VPN while Turking is safe?

    I'm going to assume the latter. The answer: hard to tell. I've ran into a few people who have been suspended and they feel like it was because of their VPN, but there isn't many ways to find out for sure since Amazon isn't capable of providing acceptable answers. With that said, read this:
    This doesn't directly relate to a VPN, but it is something to consider. If suspensions are something you're afraid of, perhaps read this: https://www.mturkcrowd.com/threads/mechanical-turk-suspensions-and-general-speculation.1778/ (plugging myself, yo)

    If you're just asking about VPNs in general, they're nice to have.. if you're on the receiving end. I do not like slightly raising and lowering MTU sizes for an hour trying to figure out what size is the acceptable limit for my tunnel to pass traffic.
     
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  3. Achilles2357

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    If you try to use a VPN to appear to be in a country that differs from the country listed in your official mturk country qual, then I am fairly sure mturk is trying to actively detect this and will likely ban you if they think that you are doing this.
    Personally, I'd be worried even if your proceeds are disbursed to a bank in a country that differs from the country given in your country qual or the country that your IP address suggests. I don't see how that violates mturk rules myself, but they might be using that as a marker for illicit accounts. I suspect they err on the side of banning people.
     
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  4. Eudardo Romero

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    Thanks for answering, all my data is in the USA. UU., The bank, the home, the invitation data, etc. Everything is from there, just that I left for a while in the USA. UU., And to enter Mturk, I used a Premium vpn; where my ip changes to USA.
     
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    Thanks for answering, all my data is in the USA. UU., The bank, the home, the invitation data, etc. Everything is from there, just that I left for a while in the USA. UU., And to enter Mturk, I used a Premium vpn; where my ip changes to USA
     
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