After doing some searching and reading on different sites and fora I regret signing up with this shady site I won't be touching it anymore (even though the damage has probably already been done by signing up)
Oh I don't know what shady practices are going exactly, perhaps "shady" wasn't the right word I guess (hope?) the worst that can happen is they sell your data (name and e-mail addy) to advertisers who then bombard you with spam mail. Which isn't the end of the world, to be sure. And if you get a free iPod or an Xbox out of it then it might even have been worth it
That's all I'm gonna say on the subject, though, I don't want to start a flamewar or be a scaremongerer. You all have access to internet, you can all do your own reading and then make up your own minds. I made mine up based on the stuff I read, you're all free to do the same
I expect they probably do pass on your details to third parties, but I've not noticed any extra spam since I signed up (I have loads of email addresses I switch between when I'm worried something might spam me). The whole point of it seems to be that the daily questions are market research, so I expect they make some cash from another company when they feed them the answers.
The only complaints I've managed to find about Lockerz on the web have been about people trying to get their referral counts up, and that's not the fault of the company
on another forum i used to visit, they would get spammed 25+ times daily by people who were looking to hand out invites for referral points. they got so fed up that they emailed lockerz to complain. they still see the odd spam, but not as much as that initial wave.
googling for lockerz also shows the same thing, endless pages of forums, wikis, and blogs offering referral accounts.
scam or not, this kind of referral garbage has to stop.
If it works, it's a great idea. Even if it was spamming the hell out of a mailbox, if the giveaways are genuine then it's a pretty good deal. I'm saving up for something I wouldn't normally buy, so I was thinking a rhythm game, but I'm not sure whether to go with Guitar Hero or Rock Band. That's a debate for another day
Anyways, im like ... really really depressed already about the bugs. Ive made 2 accounts already (2nd for testing purposes). PTZ stay on 0, but as i got a automated feedback from lockerz (via email) it sayd that all the ptz are still on theyr databse, so it should be just a site bug. I really hope its only on site <.<