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.