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Citywire Money reader survey: win a £500 John Lewis voucher

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Citywire Money reader survey: win a £500 John Lewis voucher This survey has now closed.

20 comments so far. Why not have your say?


Nov 15, 2012 at 21:45

Nothing ventured nothing gained.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

In for a penny in for a pound.

If it looks to good to be true ,it more than probably is.

If in doubt ,don't.

mans best friend is his dog.

last one. you certainly need a sense of humour to servive this world.

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Anonymous 1 needed this 'off the record'

Nov 16, 2012 at 08:20

A completely anonymous survey which requires you to disclose your full name, address and birth date as well as all your financial and income details.

Hmm. "The chance" (undisclosed) to win £500 in vouchers for giving away all my personal and household financial details? Not for me.

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Philip Terry

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:29

I completely agree with Anonymous 1, it's not necessary for Citywire to ask all these personal questions just to ' to know we’re in tune with our readers' needs'

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joe stalin

Nov 16, 2012 at 14:33

data mining

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Nov 16, 2012 at 14:45

and likelihood that you will start getting more junk mail is greatly increased. No thank you.

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Nov 16, 2012 at 14:57

yes, i agree don't do it anybody!!!!

cause the less people that enter the higher my chance of winning :)

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Anonymous 2 needed this 'off the record'

Nov 18, 2012 at 11:18

It really depends what value you put on your private life., definitely not even assurance of getting £500 would convince me to make such voluntary disclosure.

Marketing of disclosures information and making money this way is nothing new in business.

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wayne roberts

Nov 18, 2012 at 16:57

Yes it is outrageous, I hope nobody enters this survey.

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paul darbyshire

Nov 19, 2012 at 08:50

Totally agree that this is can it possibly lead to anything other than trouble...cold calls, junk mail etc. Citywires reputation (?) going south

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Gavin Lumsden

Nov 19, 2012 at 13:10

I would like to reassure Citywire Money readers who are considering answering survey that their details will NOT be passed on to third parties and that the only email they will receive, if they request it, will be the weekly Lolly email. The survey clearly states this by the way.

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Anonymous 1 needed this 'off the record'

Nov 19, 2012 at 13:55

Yes, and it also states that the survey is completely anonymous.

The very first questions asked are for name and post code!

I think Citywire's understanding of anonymous must be different from mine

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Happy Farmer

Nov 19, 2012 at 16:01

What a joke! first page wants all your personal details and that is a quarter of the survey, we all know the game and anyway I don't like John Lewis (too expensive). Also there is an annoying ad on the right of this comment box that keeps coming on if the mouse strays and goes over it. I am fed up with hearing Multi -Manager funds bla,bla,bla---

Citywire get it sorted and be sensible.

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Anonymous 3 needed this 'off the record'

Nov 19, 2012 at 16:05

Anonymous = not identified by name; of unknown name. (OED)

Citywire: you don’t really think, if I complete this survey, that I’m going to give you truthful answers, do you? Maybe you would also like my bank account details, NI number, credit card details and a selection of my best pin numbers?

However, there is one question that I am prepared to answer truthfully. No, I do not like your videos. They waste time, as my reading speed is much faster than normal talking speed. It’s also much more fiddly and time-consuming to refer back to a point or to check something than with written material. Your photographs are generally pretty pointless too. If I’m reading a piece about BP, for example, I don’t also need to see a photograph of their logo.

I don’t come to Citywire for entertainment, but for information, and the best and quickest way to get that to me is through words on my computer screen. Charts and graphs are very useful; photographs and videos are just annoying, particularly to those of us with very slow broadband speeds.

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Jonathan Bond

Nov 29, 2012 at 18:06

Outrageous survey. Protect your personal information, we're told. Don't put yourself at risk of being socially engineered or defrauded.

But you should tell Citywire EVERYTHING - from your date of birth to how much you're investing and through whom.

Complete this survey at your own risk! Or, even better, don't complete it.

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Nov 30, 2012 at 06:46

There is no need to even open this survey having read the comments, I steer clear from any of these sort of intrusive questionnaires.

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Tim G

Nov 30, 2012 at 10:54

I have to agree with the majority of the comments. If Citywire don't intend to use the personal data, then why ask for it. By making the survey genuinely anonymous there would be less reluctance to complete it but of course less incentive as there could not be a prize. The compromise, surely, is to simply ask for an email address - Citywire already have that so no additional risk on my part.

Come on Citywire, you have a tremendous website but if you want to be in tune with your readers please take note of the feedback.

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Nov 30, 2012 at 12:11

How sad - I generally complete such surveys if asked to do so by a site which offers me something useful free, such as 'Citywire', because I feel I owe the provider something. HOWEVER, while I provide information which I would not normally provide to strangers, I need to be convinced that it would be difficult to trace this back to me. Given that I have registered, it is clearly possible to trace it back to me if someone is really eager to do so and thus my filling in such surveys is an act of faith. But there is no possible excuse for ever asking for name etc. in any such survey. As we are registered, we are clearly 'real' people, what more can the survey need?

At the least, this is the mania from which so many questionnaires suffer of asking for totally pointless [and possibly offensive: 'What is your sexual orientation' etc] questions 'because they can'.

AS I said, it saddens me because I feel I am breaking my [unspoken] contract with 'Citywire', but I shall not complete this particular survey, nor any other asking these questions.

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wayne roberts

Nov 30, 2012 at 14:18

LOl you lot are totally paranoid! They're not asking for your PIN!! What do you think they are going to do? Steal your identity? Send some junk mail? If you don't want to win any vouchers don't enter, if you do enter and just sit and pray that they don't sell that data to some evil corporation who will never stop ringing you or trying to sell you stuff, god forbid!!

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Anonymous 1 needed this 'off the record'

Nov 30, 2012 at 14:35

Thanks Wayne,

Take one for the team.

You enter and give your details away

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Dec 10, 2012 at 14:35

Just for the benefit of all you sceptics out there, I entered this draw and won it! Maybe I was the only entrant ...

No junk mail so far.

Anyway five hundred squids very welcome just before Christmas

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