[Please Help!] Working when outside the US?

Discussion in 'Help & Guides' started by Alexander the Great, Sep 9, 2022.

  1. Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great New Turker

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    I'm a new US Mechanical Turk worker. Will I be able to work when outside of the US traveling? Will they have a problem with a non-US IP address? Should I use a VPN?
     
  2. Tripsa

    Tripsa ┴ɹᴉdsɐ

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    I would message them for clarification but i'm pretty sure you can't work on mturk outside of the US with a US based account without running the risk of having the account locked. Using a vpn is a pretty sure fire way to get your account locked/closed eventually.
     
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  3. Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great New Turker

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    I sent them a message. I'm skeptical they would go to the trouble to detect VPNs.
     
  4. Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great New Turker

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    response from Amazon:

    can a US Turker work while overseas

    While your account is registered in the US, you can access it outside of the US, however you might get flagged for working from outside of your registered country.

    While this is not recommended, as it may lead to action being taken against your account, it is at the discretion of our investigative teams to determine whether action is required. However, as a safety measure, we would not recommend this working on your account while traveling.
     
  5. Kahil01

    Kahil01 Well-Known Turker

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    I am just testing to make sure this is working. Nothing has updated since I logged on.
     
  6. desirelaylor

    desirelaylor New Turker

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    HIII I need some information about requester?