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Facts About Humanatic: Slave Labour or a Scam?

Updated on July 31, 2015
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Are You a Humanatic?

Be aware that the work of Humanatic is dull, and doesn't increase your intelligence.
Be aware that the work of Humanatic is dull, and doesn't increase your intelligence. | Source

About Humanatic

Humanatic is a new kind of business that promises that you can earn easy money by reviewing calls.

The job doesn't seem to be very difficult, and it seems that you can earn a few dollars per hour. It's not much, but if you need some cash, it can be an opportunity.

There is a catch underneath though, that is explained further on in this Hub.

Humanatic classifies calls in different categories. Here's a selection of what you can expect:

  • Live conversations inbound
  • Live conversations outbound
  • Outbound Service Call Purpose
  • Reason for Outbound Call
  • Reason not connected
  • Inventory discussion+
  • Why calling
  • Handled by: automotive sales
  • Was this a leasing opportunity?
  • Why Calling: Service
  • New business opportunity: Home Service
  • New or current patient/client/customer

This list looks difficult, but it will be made increasingly accessible to you with the advancement of your skills. So, you won't drown in a pool of choices.

Reasons to be Weary

There are three reasons to be weary about this service:

  1. When things look easy, there must be a glitch somewhere. Where is it?
  2. It seems there are shills active on the internet to draw people in. And that is a sign there's a possible trap lurking underneath the surface. Is that so? We'll take a look inside.
  3. The payment rates are eventually so low that they are just a fraction of the minimum wages of $7.25 (Texas). The question is - why are they so low?

After signing in you'll see an introduction video of a bold headed guy, probably the owner. The face language of the guy shows both signs of contempt and disgust, and that doesn't look to be a good thing to begin with! Why not hire a nice looking woman who explains the rules?

There was something strange here. It seemed as if the new subscriber had to be kind of indoctrinated. The face language of the boss says: 'don't mess it up, you idiot!'. I felt something boiling up from my tummy. Is this how a new age money sucker looks like?

The question is - is Humanatic a new kind of slave labour? Or is it a scam?

I'm not sure if I'm ready for this job. I took a deep breath - here we go!

Our servers don't like it when people constantly hit the Refresh button. Please wait at least 60 seconds between each refresh. After 60 seconds, you may try again.

— Humanatic


Wasn't that your brother on the intro video?
Wasn't that your brother on the intro video?

The Concept

On my fresh new account I was welcomed with the message: 'You became a Human in 2015!' Oh boy, this is getting funnier by the minute. Is this serious?

A sickly feeling crossed my tummy, and that was for the second time within 5 minutes.

Humanatic needs Humans, because Humans can do things that machines still can't do. You must listen to phone calls of others. The concept itself seems to be a great idea. You, the Human, must decide at which point in the conversation the connection is actually established or not. But you must be willing to work like a machine for the rates of a slave.

Before listening to any calls you have to train yourself in the choices:

  • Connected (4 options)
  • Not connected (10 options)
  • Not an English call (2 options)

When you know them sufficiently, you can start to listen to calls. Make sure you're not disturbed, because this takes all your attention, especially when you're still a rookie.

A Human can turn into a Humanatic, but this takes training, and likely another mindset than I have. Getting very good in this is probably not good for your energy constitution.

About Humanatic

Listening to Calls

Click on the links where you have access to. When you are still a novice, you have only two choices, that are presented on top of the page.

  • Live conversations inbound
  • Live conversations outbound

Click on one and start listening. Most 'Humanatics' appear to click usually on the one that pays the best, because this queue is the shortest.

You get a sound profile that looks like the picture below. You can skip parts of the file, for example when the phone is ringing many times. You will recognize these patterns very quickly. Listening too long to a ringing phone will cost time and therefore money. So, skip parts when they are not worthwhile listening to.

You must decide at which moment of the call a connection is established with a qualified employee who is able to help the caller with their inquiry. When there's no connection established with a qualified employee, you must decide to click on the options "not connected"

These are your choices:

  • Connected to a qualified employee in 10 seconds or less
  • Connected between 0:11 and 0:29
  • Connected between 0:30 and 1 minute
  • Connected, but took over 1 minute
  • Not connected

I did this altogether 2 times about 15 minutes.

The Sound Profile

This is how a sound profile can look like.
This is how a sound profile can look like. | Source

Payment Rates

Type of Call
Avg completion time (sec)
Live conversations inbound
1.2 - 1.5 ¢
Live conversations outbound
0.7 - 0.9 ¢
Outbound Service Call Purpose
1.2 ¢
Reason for Outbound Call
1.1 ¢
Reason not connected
1.7 ¢
Inventory discussion+
2 ¢
Why calling
1.5 ¢
Handled by: automotive sales
2 ¢
Was this a leasing opportunity?
2.6 ¢
Why Calling: Service
1.7 ¢
New business opportunity: Home Service
3.6 ¢
New or current patient/client/customer
1.2 ¢

The Earnings

After being active on the Humanatic system for about 30 minutes total, I earned all together $0.34. With the increasing skills that comes with practice the earnings will definitely increase.

But don't think it will become a gold mine. That is impossible, because there seems to be a cross-check system active, that will tackle you merciless.

When you think to increase speed by taking too much risks, you will be taken down by a few other 'Humanatics' who listened to the same audio file and decided else. When you're the only one among them who took the wrong decision, you will be penalized. The penalties are not particularly 'soft'. The penalties were also a surprise to me.

Payment rates of Humanatic of different services per hour.
Payment rates of Humanatic of different services per hour. | Source

Damn, Again a Penalty!

This is how the penalty screen looks like.
This is how the penalty screen looks like. | Source

The Iceberg Principle

What you see in the beginning of Humanatic is just a tip of the iceberg.
What you see in the beginning of Humanatic is just a tip of the iceberg. | Source

The Cross Check and The Penalties

After you login for the second time, for example the next day, you have to, before you can proceed to new calls, sign for the wrong calls. Every penalty is double of what you've earned.

Yes, you get a penalty. It seems to be a kind of contest. A contest between the poorest on our planet.

You can send a protest against the selection, but how can you do this without any proof or reference material? You have 0 chance.

The system determines, of every analyzed call, who has the lowest percentage, and the lowest gets the penalty. This 'Humanatic' is a kind of new age jungle where loosers have no chance. There are tons of other poor suckers walking around out there who will 'kill' you for a few lousy cents. Nice world, hey?

There is nevertheless nothing wrong with a system of cross-checking, it's even very wise to do. But the height of the penalties are in no contrast to the height of the payments. It's just sick.

Besides this you're unaware of the height of the penalty before you start. Neither was told that there's a cross checking system active to be aware of.

The next day my earnings appeared to be just a lousy $0.14. I appeared to have lost most of my earnings, while my accuracy was 70%, according to the statistics. You must be almost perfect to earn a lousy few dollars. My penalty was $0.20. Well, that sucks, there goes my self earned ice cream!

Is Humanatic a Sort of Slavery or a Scam?

Of course did no one forced you to do this. But why not paying minimum wages for this kind of work? The answer to this question is: The money suckers get via the internet everything for a fraction of the normal prices. There will always people who are in financial troubles and they will try to find ways to earn a few extra bucks. It's a sort of dog fight.

The penalties are twice as high as the earnings. Regarding the unimaginably miserable rates, that requires a slave-driver mentality, not only of the boss, but of the others including yourself. This is the lousiest deal anyone can make. Better go wash car windows at the traffic lights at the main crossroads or learn to play an instrument on the corner of the street. You will make much more money than with Humanatic.

I signed for some things, but this was never told to me. The question is, why not?

Because people are used as machines to do things that machines are incapable of, and these 'Humanatics' aren't paid a fair price for it. The owner know that people need money. And that, is exploitation. Exploitation = Slavery.

The Announcement

But there's even more. It's a pity to see that the 'Humanatics' even have to wait longer for their money because the slave-driver appears to be a cheapskate!

There was a slight delay in payments this pay period, but all eligible payout requests that were made by the deadline of 12:00 PM EST US have been successfully processed. If you believe your payment was missed please let us know and we will look into the status of that request immediately.

As you know, we've been making a lot of changes to improve Humanatic. This has caused some intermittent service, but we have everything under control now and expect to have the system running smoothly worldwide very soon!

We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you! If you've been with us long, you know that this is not a common occurrence. We are striving to provide the best service for our customers and for thousands of people just like you that help us review calls, and we sincerely appreciate all your patience and hard work!

- Humanatic July 1, 2015

Has it some similarities with another money sucker? It starts with a B and ends with a S, and it's not Buildreps himself. Anyone?


The average world salary per hour averaged from Switzerland downto Tajikistan is $5 per hour. Shouldn't that be the standard to begin with? Every penny less than this is beneath the world standard, and not worth working for. Period.

The money suckers of our world know that the poorest are willing to work for a chewed piece of bone. The poorest have in most cases not even a single choice than to catch this bone. The hawks and psychopaths take advantage of the poorest of this world. And this happens over and over again. Screw them!

As long as there are people willing to work for slave-drivers, slavery will be a lucrative business. The rich will get only richer, and poorest only poorer.

Is Humanatic also scam? Yes of course it is, that should be obvious for anyone by now.

© 2015 by Buildreps


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    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      It appears indeed that virtually any phone call is recorded for shady purposes. It is among one of the strangest business I stumbled upon the last years. Thanks for commenting, Nadine!

    • Nadine May profile image

      Nadine May 

      3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Now Ive learned something new after reading your post. its called Humanatic? How creepy to earn through reviewing calls. Now I understand why often when we phone a bank or any other cooperation you are told that your phone call has been recorded! Next time when I happen to hear that again I will include a greeting to whoever happen to be listening for payments.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for dropping by, TheMisterWriter. It's not such a good practise promote here your own Hubs. I leave your comment as it is, but please stay on topic when you're commenting anywhere on HP.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your comment, Nell. They need to do it because computers are still not capable to do the human part. It is well explained in the video in this Hub. It was a weird experience indeed...

    • TheMisterWriter profile image


      3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Nice Hubs! P.S being new i have done with my first travel hub. Please comment on it on what u think about it. Thanks.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      Phew! complicated, and well trash isn't it? one question though, perhaps I missed it, why do they need to do it anyway? find the point of human so to speak! not for me, I would go nuts in two minutes! lol!

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Deb! The company is located in Texas, and it seems to operate legal. And that is maybe one of the saddest things...

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I say that this gets outsourced. Next!

      Can't imagine such a thing, which probably is illegal. Now, who to complain to?

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      That's true Larry. There are many leeches out there who are sucking out the last bit of blood from the poorest in our society. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      There are so many scams out there it makes it very hard for those of us just trying to eak out a living.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Europe

      Yes, that's the one I'm talking about. It is very weird to listen to strangers' phone calls. It's about about listening to phone calls, not even possibly. It's all there. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Say Yes To Life profile image

      Yoleen Lucas 

      3 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Are you saying it starts with a B, ends with an S, and is full of BS?

      Frankly, I find it creepy that people are keeping track - and possibly listening in - on personal phone calls.

      Thank you for this info!


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