Amazon Mechanical Turk is one of the scam sites as found like many other data paying jobs. It has posted lot of classified American Intelligence data of the United States and other countries for people to decipher and pays for processing the information. For example one of the hits by a data processor Intelius offers criminal information on people of the United States as work and links it with genuine US citizens. In this data, genuine US citizens may be caught by the US law authorities because of similar names. The pay rate for the hits are so low 0.01, 0.02 and so on which takes anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Lot of important data of the counties of the United States is accessible by the public in some hits. Some hits also offer pornographic content. Most of the data required is difficult to find and many a times there are chances of getting the wrong information. It means that there will be a lot of mis information which will be generated by Amazon Mechanical Turk.
The main theme of banning workers adopted by Amazon Mechanical Turk is suspicious activities, because they leak a lot of US military data to workers as hits so they use the same method to ban workers when the payments become due. The amount is then forfeited to Amazon.
They are also extracting important information on important people and classified secret information, which could be useful to terrorists. Eventually the United States Government may have to ban them, if they continue to distribute secret United States data to the internet.
With lot of important data going out to everyone on the internet, it is suprising how the US government was unable to take action against the Company. Also, since not paying workers till the last date of money earned, after receiving money for the workers is considered a crime in the United States.
With so many criminal violations, how is the company able to bypass the laws of United States and other countries is a big suprise.
Depriving workers of their earnings by banning them is illegal as per law.
There are a lot of complaints everywhere on the internet, still the work of extraction of information is going on unhindered, which shows how governments are so weak against such companies. The law authorities are unable to take action as the complaints do not reach them properly. Better complain to the law authorities of the respective country if your earnings have been forfeited as it is a crime in the United States and other countries to rob workers of their earnings.