The timing of your note makes me wonder if you are referring to one that happened with on of my shops today. The shop: Open a savings account and keep it open for three months (paying fees as needed). At the end of the three months, fill out a survey regarding whether or not the bank upheld its agreement regarding marketing and privacy.
I kept my account for the three full months and, just a few days after the deadline, got a note from the MSP stating that the rest of the shop was cancelled. So... I kept the account as required, but never filled out the second report.
Are we not allowed to mention the company name in this forum/thread?
I would like to add that these same shops are still on the job board here in NJ and only paying $100 now. So, it doesn't look to me like the client cancelled the project.