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New Ad Scam - does NOT double lingots

There is a new ad feature that Duolingo has graced me with.

Anytime I'm awarded lingots, a screen appears that offers to double my lingots if I agree to watch a video advertisement.

I ignored it for days and days because I have no interest in watching ads and I don't need lingots.

However, I was awarded 16 lingots for reaching level 16 earlier today and the "deal" popped up. I found the idea of getting 16 "free" lingots amusing, so I finally agreed. However, instead of doubling my lingots (i.e., giving me 16), I was awarded a measly 2 lingots for watching the ad.

That, everybody, is what we call FALSE advertising.

December 14, 2017


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