The Truth about Paid to Click (PTC) by the example of ultimateclix.com and ultimateclixx.com

by Rudolf Faix 12. November 2015 07:42

We'll find already the first lie of ultimateclix.com in the caption of their homepage, where is written "No Limits for your earnings". As scammers are even too lazy to think gets the lie found already in the caption from the page ultimateclix.com and ultimateclixx.com. There is written "SINCE FEBRUARY 2014 ... WE HAVE PAID $271 060.46 TO OUR 163 161 REGISTERED MEMBERS". While $271,060.46 seems to be an impressing sum, we need to take a detailed look at it. The sum of $271,060.45 got paid to 163,161 registered members and $271,060.45 divided by 163,161 results in an average payment of $1.6613 (one dollar and 66 cents) for each member for the time of 21 months. That means each member earned the impressing sum of around $0.0791 (nearly eight cents) each month! This proves that the scammers are even too lazy to use their own brain during setting up their own website.

Screenshot of ultimateclix.com including lies and error message

That scammers are lazy gets shown on the error message in the above screenshot. In this case they have been too lazy to test their program and removing the errors. If they would have made the program not quick and dirty, the error message "Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/ultimateclixx/public_html/Sources/ads_new.php on line 0". like in the screenshot above, would not appear. PHP scripts are running at the server site and have nothing to do with the kind of the browser.

The next lie gets found in their membership table:

Screenshot of the ultimateclix.com memberships

In the above screenshot we find offers like in every other PTC (Paid To Click) site with $0.005 and $0.01 advertisements for free members. In reality is this not really valid because the "View Advertisments" page shows other values:

Screenshot ultimateclix.com - fixed advertisements

The above screenshot shows that you'll get only for the first three advertisements $0.001 and the other eleven are getting with the half or less. The tariff of the others is even not listed in the membership table. Worse is it with the ultimatexlixx ads shown in the next screenshot - there you are earning only $0.001 instead of $0.01, which is 1/10 of the promised payment of the membership table - what confirms already the scam:

Screenshot ultimateclix.com - ultimateclixx ads

Everybody is guilty by himself if he is clicking on the "Nano Ads" and the "Sponsor Ads". They are even not worth to read the offer because od their payment values from $0.00001 (= $1.0E-5 in the Sponsor Ads) until $0.00025. Think how many ads you need to click until you'll get one cent for them! You'll pay more for the electricity than you are earning for the advertisements.

The "Extra ways to earn more" are nothing else than a lottery game or free trials where you have to provide some payment processors or credit cards:

Other PTC (Paid To Click) sites are offering around $0.05 earnings per day. If you are adding all together then you'll see that ultimateclix.com is offering only $0.0125 per day. Think about it before signing up, how long you need to daily visit the site until you'll reach the $4/$5 minimum payout. For the minimum payout of $5 you'll need to work 400 days until you'll get a payment!!! As the promised payout for paid members is only the double value from the free membership you can be sure, that you have to work at least more than 200 days for them get your membership fee back! For this reason only stupid people are paying a membership fee for any Paid To Click (PTC) site!!!

As the following screenshot is showing should have users from PTC (Paid To Click) sites a good protection for their browser. Paid to Click provider are offering advertisements without checking them for some viruses and malware. The error message "This site uses a plugin () that is unsupported" shows a code, which shall get executed at the users computer. I did not make any research if this error message is coming from ultimateclix.com or from their client.

Summary: Don't trust any promotion done somewhere. Use your own brain and make your own decision if you don't like to support a scammer. You'll see it on the example of ultimateclix.com that the cheapest membership fee is $30/year and you can earn in the best case $1 during this time. Rememeber the average payment for each member since "February 2014" is $1.66 for all the 21 months until now! Only stupid people are paying $30 for a work which pays only around $1 during the same time!

Don't forget that business people, which are lying already in their promotion ("free membership"), are lying more for money. The "Free Membership" is normally the promotion for the paid membership. With other words shows the site already their true face in the "Free Membership", so I really don't like to know what will happen if I sign up for a paid membership!!!

Domain registry data from ultimateclix.com:

Domain Name: ULTIMATECLIX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1933504775_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-05-29T03:22:40Z
Creation Date: 2015-05-29T03:22:40Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-05-29T03:22:40Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
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Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Mohammad Farajalla
Registrant Organization: Ultimateclixx Advertising Network
Registrant Street: Palestine - West Bank
Registrant Street: Jenin - kharopa - st.256
Registrant City: jenin
Registrant State/Province: Palestine
Registrant Postal Code: 206
Registrant Country: Palestinian Territories
Registrant Phone: +63.598721777
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
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Registrant Email: admin@ultimateclixx.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Mohammad Farajalla
Admin Organization: Ultimateclixx Advertising Network
Admin Street: Palestine - West Bank
Admin Street: Jenin - kharopa - st.256
Admin City: jenin
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Admin Phone: +63.598721777
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Admin Email: admin@ultimateclixx.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Mohammad Farajalla
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Tech Street: Jenin - kharopa - st.256
Tech City: jenin
Tech State/Province: Palestine
Tech Postal Code: 206
Tech Country: Palestinian Territories
Tech Phone: +63.598721777
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
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Tech Email: admin@ultimateclixx.com
Name Server: NS07.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
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DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-12T3:00:00Z <<<

Domain registry data from ultimateclixx.com:

Domain Name: ULTIMATECLIXX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1846577111_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-07-09T00:12:53.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-02-14T01:43:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-02-14T01:43:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: MOHAMMAD FARAJALLA
Registrant Organization: ULTIMATECLIXX ADVERTISING NETWORK
Registrant Street: PALESTINE - WEST BANK
Registrant Street: JENIN - KHAROOPA
Registrant City: JENIN
Registrant State/Province: JENIN
Registrant Postal Code: 206
Registrant Country: PS
Registrant Phone: +970.569320222
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
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Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: MOHAMMAD FARAJALLA
Admin Organization: ULTIMATECLIXX ADVERTISING NETWORK
Admin Street: PALESTINE - WEST BANK
Admin Street: JENIN - KHAROOPA
Admin City: JENIN
Admin State/Province: JENIN
Admin Postal Code: 206
Admin Country: PS
Admin Phone: +970.569320222
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
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Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: MOHAMMAD FARAJALLA
Tech Organization: ULTIMATECLIXX ADVERTISING NETWORK
Tech Street: PALESTINE - WEST BANK
Tech Street: JENIN - KHAROOPA
Tech City: JENIN
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Tech Postal Code: 206
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Tech Phone: +970.569320222
Tech Phone Ext:
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Name Server: BEN.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
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DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
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HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
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Suspicious Sites

Scammer: Gerardas Norkus - paid-to-read-email.com

by Rudolf Faix 9. November 2015 12:01

It seems that the scammer Gerardas Norkus is running with his domain paid-to-read-email.com a lead generation system for other scam and malware sites. The scam gets already found at the faq's of the website paid-to-read-email.com. In these FAQ and his terms and conditions he thinks that he can stand over the law of the European Union. The site paid-to-read-email.com is registered in Lithuania and Lithuania is a member of the European Union. For this the scammer Gerardas Norkus has to respect the ecommerce law and the consumer protection law of the European Union. Maybe the scammer thinks that Lithuania still belongs to the formerly USSR. It would be time for him to wake up from this dream.

The scam from Gerardas Norkus on the site paid-to-read-email.com can get easily identified. He declares in the FAQ that the minimum payout is $15. You'll get for each email you'll read between $0.01 and $0.05. The scam gets found in that what he calls "garanteed paid emails (GPE)". That are only 100, which have in sum a value of $1. Together with the $3 sign-up bonus and the paid emails you'll reach only a maximum value of $4, which is far under the minimum payout of $15. You can increase your GPE factor by completing some surveys or offers. The problem is only that there are no offers on the site and the survey links are leading to scam, phishing, virus and malware sites. As it is a requirement in his offer to complete such surveys is he in front of law liable for the content of the sites including the scam, phishing, viruses and malware! This responsibility cannot get excluded by writing some statements on a website because it is a part of his business.

Here are the FAQ of the page paid-to-read-email.com. If you read them with an open mind then you'll get it that you get guaranteed NOT PAID

What is Paid To Read Email®?
Paid To Read Email® is an online rewards community where you can earn money for reading emails, taking surveys, completing offers, referring friends and more! You can also choose to earn points that are redeemable for gift cards, guaranteed™ paid emails (GPE) and more.

Here gets already the first part of the scam found. You have to buy the "guaranteed paid emails" with your work. With other words you are paying with your workforce the scam.

 

How does Paid To Read Email® pay me to read email?
Paid To Read Email® will pay you $0.01 - $0.05 for every paid email that you confirm. Simply follow the instructions in the paid email you receive, and your account will be credited! Note that you won't be credited for reading paid emails if your guaranteed™ paid emails (GPE) are expired.

In this case the scammer Gerardas Norkus likes to burden his duties to the consumer. The problem is only that this is against the consumer protection law of the European Union. As soon as the the customer of his site - it does not make any difference if the offer is free of charge or not - does a job, in this case reading of an email as offered, the customer has to get paid.

 

How and when will I be paid?
Member commissions shall be paid by PayPal. Payments are processed within three (3) business days upon request, however your first time payment is processed on a net-15 basis. This means that your first payment will be processed 15 days from the end of the month in which you requested payment. This waiting period is necessary in order to prevent online fraud. Member commissions must exceed $15 in order to receive payment. Commissions earned during any month less than $15 will be carried over into the following month.

In the above statement the stupid scammer Gerardas Norkus does not know that he has to pay by law in any case as soon as the consumer has seen the counter. A printout of the page where the amount is written is enough evidence for the law court.

You are able to calculate how long it will take until you get a payout by the fact, that I have gotten exactly 0 (zero) paid emails within 24 hours after signing up for the service. The scammer hopes that the people will take the trap with his malware sites if they are not able to earn something.

 

Why was I not credited for reading paid emails?
You won't get credited for confirming paid emails if your guaranteed™ paid emails (GPE) are expired. You can see your current GPE amount when you login to your account and go to Earnings page. You can increase your GPE by taking surveys and offers, or by earning points and redeeming them for GPE.

Note that the higher paid email rate you have selected in your profile the faster your GPE will expire.

Like it is written before already, the customer has to get paid as it offered. The idea that the scammer can let the customer working free of charge confirms the scam!

 

Why was I not credited for surveys and offers that I completed?
There are several possible reasons for not getting credited in your account. Note that Paid To Read Email® does not credit member accounts for completing surveys and offers. This process is handled by the advertiser companies who hosts and maintains all of the surveys and offers. The company who credits the surveys and offers has the final say in whether or not you are credited, and reserves the right to refuse a member credit for a survey or offer for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, lack of appropriate information, improper sign-up, improper browser settings, and/or a history of manual credits. If you do not see the credit in your account, that means that Paid To Read Email® did not receive credit either, and we therefore cannot pay you.

Even here is the scammer Gerardas Norkus wrong. As the surveys from other companies are a part of his offer is he liable for the payment of his customers. It does not matter if he gets some money for the work of his customers for another company or not. He is even liable for the promises of the other sites! 

Scamadviser reports about the site paid-to-read-email.com:

Technical contact email address is a free one
Administrative contact email address is a free one
This website is associated with a risk site
This website setup involves countries known to be high risk
This website is likely to be operating from a high risk country

This site has a high risk country associated with it. This may be as you expect but care should be taken if purchasing an item from a site that you didn't expect to be associated with the countries listed above. Certain countries are listed as being high risk because of the high percentage of online fraud or tendency to send fake/replica items.

Free email addresses have been used in the setup of this website. This is not necesarily worrying, depending on the site. For online shops, this can be a sign that the site has some risk

 

In the following list you'll see for which sites the scammer Gerardas Norkus makes lead generation. Each of the survey sites from his member section generates an Adguard and a security warning from 360 Total Security. As the Adguard warning come first on my computer and to keep the list short I have copied here only the Adguard warnings: 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at survey.saysoforgood.com, has been reported as a phishing page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Adguard has found that this page may be a forgery or imitation of another website, designed to trick users into sharing personal or financial information. Entering any personal information on this page may result in identity theft or other abuse.

I'll recommend everybody to use some protection like Adguard and a good virus scanner like 360 Total Security for visiting a website the first time. It shows you not only the danger of site it protects your computer against malicious software.

 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.paid-surveys-at-home.com, has been reported as a phishing page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Adguard has found that this page may be a forgery or imitation of another website, designed to trick users into sharing personal or financial information. Entering any personal information on this page may result in identity theft or other abuse.

Scamadvisor says about paid-surveys-at-home.com:

This website has been reported as being untrustworthy
This website/business has been given a low reliability rating by other websites
This website is deemed to be popular by Alexa with a ranking of 45904

Scamadviser has detected negative online feedback associated with this company so you may want to do further checks

Additional user information about paid-surveys-at-home.com and their use about fake news sites can get found at Web Of Trust (WOT).

 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.freelotto.com, has been reported as a malware page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Adguard has found that malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it is possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. We recommend you to not proceed or try again later.

Scamadvisor reports about freelotto.com:

This website has been reported as being untrustworthy
This website/business has been given a low reliability rating by other websites
This website is deemed to be popular by Alexa with a ranking of 3233

Although this website appears to be based in United States there are other countries involved and you should review this information carefully and decide if it is as you expect.
Scamadviser has detected negative online feedback associated with this company so you may want to do further checks.

You'll find at Web Of Trust (WOT) actual 26 pages from users about the scam, phishing and virus/malware distribution from freelotto.com.

Other domains with negative reputation from the scammer Gerardas Norkus are:

  • adnetmarket.com
  • cash4offers.com
  • mooladays.com
  • paid-to-read-email.com
  • paidemailbusiness.com
  • quickpaysurvey.com
  • surveysemail.com
  • typistjobs.net

How Gerardas Norkus is scamming you if you are signing up can get shown on a complaint at RippOffReport about his domain cash4offers.com:

Cash4offers - Gerardas Norkus this guy is ripping people off and must be stopped ripoff Lithuania Internet

this guy is ripping people off and must be stopped. after i signed up and completed offers using my credit card i had over 50 dollars in my account (which you need before you can request a check to be sent to you). now i cant logg on my account is blocked. after l search this guy he has his fingers in alot of scams. fake cds how-to-get rich scams. im taking this action further! also more paid survey sites, which im guessing all these sites belong to him after i searched them and found his name behind most of them.

dont sign up for nothing. dont give credit card info, search bb because this is where im going next to report him. one thing to this scum> stay in your own country and hide behind your dark corner!! all good things come to a end!

angel
very mad and taking it further, District of Columbia
U.S.A.

That the above complaint is not a revenge from an unhappy user gets shown on the report and rating of cash4offers.com from the U.S. Better Business Bureau. This report shows too that it does not help against the authorities to hide the domain ownership behind some privacy services.

Domain registration data from paid-to-read-email.com:

Domain Name: PAID-TO-READ-EMAIL.COM
Registry Domain ID: 143620425_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2014-12-30T11:30:38Z
Creation Date: 2005-02-23T16:15:45Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-02-23T16:15:45Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Gerardas Norkus
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: Kvieciu g. 4 - 23
Registrant City: Vilnius
Registrant State/Province: Aukstaitija
Registrant Postal Code: 08438
Registrant Country: Lithuania
Registrant Phone: +370.60009470
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: gndomains@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Gerardas Norkus
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: Kvieciu g. 4 - 23
Admin City: Vilnius
Admin State/Province: Aukstaitija
Admin Postal Code: 08438
Admin Country: Lithuania
Admin Phone: +370.60009470
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: gndomains@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Gerardas Norkus
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: Kvieciu g. 4 - 23
Tech City: Vilnius
Tech State/Province: Aukstaitija
Tech Postal Code: 08438
Tech Country: Lithuania
Tech Phone: +370.60009470
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: gndomains@gmail.com
Name Server: NS1.ADNETMARKET.COM
Name Server: NS2.ADNETMARKET.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-08T12:00:00Z <<<

 

 

Paid to Click (PTC) provider hqbux.com after 2 months already bankrupt

by Rudolf Faix 6. November 2015 10:59

For the case that hqbux.com has not been created for scamming people they are after two months already bankrupt. I think more that all the PTC sites, which are selling adpacks or giving referrals for rent, are running only a Ponzi scheme. With other words the members, which signed up earlier are getting paid from the membership fees of the new joining members. Such a system breaks down as soon as not enough new paid members are signing up. In the case of hqbux.com has been coming the breakdown very early. It shows that they even did not know how to make a marketing of their own site.

Advertising companies are not investing into PTC, because they don't like to trash money. They like to get as much as possible return for their advertisements. A PTC user is only looking at the advertisements because he gets paid for it. Such a user will not come a customer. If you are looking at some PTC providers then you'll see only the advertisements from other PTC sites and from some sites, which are getting some free impressions. If you are looking at the domain creation dates, then you'll find very seldom a PTC site, which is older than one year and all of them are using a domain privacy service for hiding the domain ownership. If someone is investing money into such a shame business then he is guilty by himself if he is losing money. Nobody should be so stupid and trust only to the promotion of the site where ROI's (Return of Investment) in a short time and earnings of 150% and more offered. Would it be true then nobody would do some normal work and the manhood will die from hunger.

That the investment promises are even not worth the time to read gets shown if we take a look at the promotion of another and olcer PTC site with the name Buxvertise. Buxvertise has written on their page that they have 240,674 members which earned $420,047.15. The sum is nice, but if we take a closer look then have in average each member until now earned $1.7453 - less than one dollar and seventyfive cents! The domain buxvertise.com is 1 year and 200 days old.

A similar result we'll get if we are looking at the promotion from ultimateclix.com. At their own promotion is written that they have 161,081 members and have paid $267,367.44 to them. That is in average $1.6598 for each member since February 2014!

If someone invests money into such a business then he should go first into a madhouse for a check-up. I think they will keep him there.

We'll find a post at the forum of hqbux.com (http://www.hqbux.com/forum.php?topic=56033&orderby=date&sortby=ASC&p=15) October 27, 2015 10:01 followed from a lot of flames of their members:

Dear HQBux Members,

It is with an upset and discouraged heart that I announce to you all that as of yesterday, my PayPal accounts became limited. I missed their call, but I received their email and it stated:

Quote:
As part of our commitment to providing the best possible experience for buyers and sellers, we perform routine reviews of merchant accounts.
Your account has recently been reviewed by our merchant team due to the following:
- Increase in volumes processed
- Increase in buyer claims/chargebacks/refunds
- Change in business activity
- New processing activity
We tried to call you on 25/10/2015, but we couldn't reach you. To allow time to review this in more detail, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your account until you submit the information you need to provide and take the actions listed.

PayPal is limiting accounts only if there is something suspicious happening. Each payment processor and each bank has a fraud detection system to protect their own service. As more problems with one account are coming up as earlier the alarm bells are ringing. In the case of hqbux.com is even the above statement only an excuse and not really the reason as we see from the posting from other members:

Posted 2015-10-27 at 10:23 by decogen002:

Because admin delay payment should they haven't the patience. TOS up to 7 days payment but you don't processing, delay more 7 days. Since Oct 1 I not receive any payment, payza payment cancel twice, paypal payment delay. Yesterday instantly payza payment but only 1 day, i can't cashout because i must waiting more 1 day. I invested 430$, received 9$. I very disappointed. Sorry for my english.

That the PayPal problems are only a put-off shows us the next posting. There is a member, which got paid each time from a different PayPal account. For the case if PayPal has really limited one account of hqbux.com remains the question: Why they are not using another account for paying the members? Each trusted businessman will try to keep up his reputation by doing everything to have happy members. As soon as the promised service (payment) will not come to the members the members will destroy the reputation of the business.

Posted 2015-10-30 at 02:55 by bearbux

I agree that many sites has been destroyed by members.
But in your case it is only your fault.
I have received 5 payments, and all 5 from different PayPal accounts. It absolutely against all PayPal rules. This what are you doing is ridiculous. They will not restore your account. Say goodbye.

How stupid the users of the Internet are is shown by the posts from the user Falkonety. He has invested into an anonymous site, which is less than two months old $800. He is guilty by himself for his loss, because he has nothing where he can make a claim. He even does not know with whom he has made a business and in which country the scammer is to find. He knows that "a lot of PTC sites are SCAM" and invests $800 into an anonymous service:

Posted 2015-10-27 at 15:25 by Falkonety

In the last time a lot of PTC sites transform in to SCAM . you can't tell anyoane to close dispute with Paypal if you don't payd them. for example with buxept i was invested $800 and now is a scam site , if i was closing all the claims to paypal now $800 will be gone from my pocket. nomebody can't trust nomebody. it's hard time , and i hope nowone will close paypal claims because we don't know if you will run with money like others.

I hope you will resolve by yourself and protect your own site. disable instant payments and review all your next payments

And the last thing PAY US , SINCE 2 OR 3 WEEKS AGO WE TRY TO CASHOUT WITHOUT RESULTS.

I HOPE YOU WILL NOT DISSAPOINTING US LIKE OTHERS ptc SITES

Posted 2015-10-27 at 18:40 by Falkonety

ADMIN THE LAST QUESTION BECAUSE I LOST ALREADY A LOT OF MONEY TO PROMOTE YOUR SITE , EVEN YOU DON'T PAY US FOR REFERRAL CONTEST , I CAN'T MAKE ANY CASHOUT ..... WHEN YOU WILL PAY US , BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T PAY IN THE NEXT 4 DAYS I WILL MAKE A CLAIM TO PAYPAL.

I'M SEEK AND TIRED FOR ADMIN COMPLAINS , BUXEPT NOW SCAM , CLIXMANSION NOW SCAM AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE ....

I HAVE TICKET SUPPORT , NO ANSWER AND IS NOT ABOUT PAYMENTS , WHEN WE RECEIVE OUR MONEY FROM YOUR CONTEST AND WHEN YOU WILL PAY US

Here are the domain registration data. The domain got created on August 2, 2015 and from the above postings we know that they could not pay their members since the begin of October:

Domain Name: HQBUX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1950622184_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Creation Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
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Registrant City: Scottsdale
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Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
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Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
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Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
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Tech Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: ARYA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: WEST.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-02T23:00:00Z <<<

Update November 12, 2015: hqbux.com is now a confirmed scammer site. They have turned now off their forum that you are not able to read their own warning. With other words they are now scamming intentionally. The public prosecutor will be happy about this action!

If you click at the link "Please read up on HQBux's Latest News and Updates!! (Updated 10/27/2015)" you'll get redirected to the startpage of hqbux.com (http://www.hqbux.com/index.php).

It seems that the scammer does not believe that his game with this site is already over! That the cheated users cannot find him he uses a privacy protection service for the domain hqbux.com.

 

Scammer: 0daybux.com - Matteo Melandri - contradicts himself

by Rudolf Faix 27. October 2015 07:11

Alexa global ranking of 0daybux.comThe scammer Matteo Melandri invests a lot into the Clixsense program to show some traffic to his scammer site 0daybux.com. It seems that he believes that members of paid to click programs are so stupid and believe into his unbelievable promotions.

The only purpose of paid to click sites is only to get traffic for showing at the Alexa global ranking and similar sites that the site gets visited and is not a big secret in the world wide web. The result of such a paid to click program gets shown on the screen shot at the right site. To see the full details simple visit the Alexa site.

The offer is for free members:

Earn 0.10€ per click
Earn 0.05€ per referral's click
Instant payout
0€ to cashout
Many advertisement
And much more...

For paid members is it even more unbelievable:

Earn 0.25€ per click
Earn 0.20€ per referral's click
Instant payout
0€ to cashout
Many advertisement
And much more...

Normally is a payout for visting sites between US$ 0.001 and US$ 0.01. Not one advertising company will pay at least € 0.45 per visitor (earnings for paid members € 0.25 + € 0.20 for the upline). That is a dream of the paid to click providers, but it will never come true. If you take a look inside the program of Clixsense or Trafficmonsoon then you see that there is not one real company advertising their products. They are promoting themselves and each others with the paid clicks.

Anyway, the contradiction from the scammer 0daybux.com - Matteo Melandri gets already found at the homepage of 0daybux.com. It seems that the words "0€ to cashout" are the reality from the offer if we take a look at the homepage and the FAQ's.

At www.0daybux.com/pages/clickads is written that you don't get paid as a free member if you are not upgrading your membership:

How I get instant cash?
For cashout the earnings please upgrade your account. Ascertain that your earnings € are more than the upgrade price. For example if you earned 20€ you can upgrade your account to Ultimate membership so you're sure that you can receive the money for upgrade instantly after the purchase.

With other words is the promotion "0€ to cashout" for free members true. They are getting exactly € 0.00 for clicking on the advertisements. The only problem is that the paid members have the same description in the offer. So they are getting nothing too. For what should someone upgrade in this case? Only for supporting a scammer? As you don't get something for it makes a free membership or a paid membership not any sense,

We'll find some more contradictions at the FAQ page http://www.0daybux.com/pages/contact - link removed as it already returns error 404 - not found Jan. 18, 2017):

What is the minimum payout?
Zero. Payout is instantly and you can request it when you want.

Click at least 50 advertisement (for free members)
Become a upgraded member or add funds

Here already we see that free members don't get paid and the promotion is nothing else than a bad joke. As we see in the next point of the facts is there no way that free members are getting paid. So free members have only the possibility to work for nothing. That is nothing else than a big deception. Probably the scammer is hoping that someone still pays for him for the fraud!

Why my payout request is refused?
If you receive this error: "Based on your membership and investment(s), the payout maximum for your account is €0.00." is because you don't have upgraded membership or added funds. Please upgrade your account or add funds for request the first cashout.

In the sentence above is already the payout maximum declared as € 0.00! As the site is hosted in the Netherlands and registered in Italy and both countries are members of the European Union is the site already breaking the consumer protection law of the European Union because the free membership is already a misleading offer.

With other words the "free members" have no minimum payout but a maximum payout of ZERO Euro.

The next point in the FAQ's shows the plain scam. You have to buy your work. Even this point is against the European consumer protection law because you have to pay first for getting your earnings:

Can I upgrade my account or add funds with Account Balance?
Is not possible upgrade your account or add funds with Account balance for now. You can use PayPal, EgoPay, OKPay and Bitcoin.

Sure, in a scam you cannot upgrade your membership with the funds of your account. In this case the scammer would not get some money!

One point of the European Data protection law is that the consumer has the right to get his data deleted as soon as he requests it. It does not make any difference if the consumer is a free or a paid member of a service. The provider of the service has to delete the data and to confirm the deletion of the data on the request of the consumer.

Can I delete my account?
Only upgraded members can delete their account. Upgrade your account and contact the support if you want to delete it.

My opinion about the site 0daybux.com is that Matteo Melandri likes to build up a legal scamming site. The problem is only that this is not possible without breaking the consumer protection law.

Screenshot of 0daybux.com:
Screenshot of 0daybux.com

 

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Domain registry data of 0daybux.com:

Registry Domain ID: 1890658878_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Registrar URL: http://www.transip.nl
Updated Date: 2015-10-23T11:47:01.0Z
Creation Date: 2014-12-16T12:53:38.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-16T12:53:38.0Z
Registrar: Key-Systems GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 269
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68949396850
Domain Status: ok http://www.icann.org/epp#ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Matteo Melandri
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: Via delle castagne 1939 0
Registrant City: Roma
Registrant State/Province: RM
Registrant Postal Code: 00138
Registrant Country: IT
Registrant Phone: +39.3489199414
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Admin Name: Matteo Melandri
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Admin Street: Via delle castagne 1939 0
Admin City: Roma
Admin State/Province: RM
Admin Postal Code: 00138
Admin Country: IT
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Tech Name: Matteo Melandri
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Tech Street: Via delle castagne 1939 0
Tech City: Roma
Tech Postal Code: 00138
Tech State/Province: RM
Tech Country: IT
Tech Phone: +39.3489199414
Tech Phone Ext:
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Name Server: ns0.transip.net
Name Server: ns1.transip.nl
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DNSSEC: signedDelegation
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-10-27T00:49:21.0Z <<<

 

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TrafficMonsoon - seems got programmed from absolutely beginners - even the captcha is not working correctly

by Rudolf Faix 22. August 2015 07:18

TrafficmonsoonTrafficMonsoon is tinkering permanently around in their program structure. It seems that they even don’t have a test system for keeping their amateur coders busy. For this they are using their regular users as guinea pigs.

For this you’ll get from time to time messages like:

Conducting a Small Maintenance.

We're improving your Traffic Monsoon experience, and will be back in a couple of minutes.
Sorry for this inconvenience

Further errors are:

  • You’ll end up unexpected at the login page during completing some cash links – this failure is browser independent.

  • You login to TrafficMonsoon and get the message at the Dashboard: “Cashlinks are available for you”. You follow the link and get the message “No Cashlinks are available for you”

  • You’ll get a new cash link, click on it immediately, see the advertisement, fill out the captcha and get as result the message “Sorry, Ad Expired!”. In some cases you’ll get the same advertisement shown at the next cash link and there is the advertisement not expired. The stupidity of their coders is endless in this case!

  • I have never experienced so many captcha errors like at TrafficMonsoon. It seems that they are even using manual built captchas, which got solved from a drunken one. Here is an example:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon

You can enlarge the above screen shot to see that in the captcha field got entered 878. As result you'll get the error message shown below:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon Error Message

The amount of failures and errors in the user interface shows that they are not testing their program properly before they put it online. In such a case are their users used as guinea pigs. Usually gets this kind of programming carried out by backyard companies without any capital or people which are overestimating themselves.

Such a company - for the case that TrafficMonsoon is a real company - is not trustful. Ordering paid services from such a "company" is a big risk - their billing would have the same or more worse logic failures than their user interface. Maybe this is the reason why they need to hide their identity by using a privacy protection service for their domain registration:

Domain Name: TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1873436151_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-05-16T17:43:47.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOIS AGENT
Registrant Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Registrant Street: PO BOX 639
Registrant Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registrant City: KIRKLAND
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98083
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOIS AGENT
Admin Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Admin Street: PO BOX 639
Admin Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Admin City: KIRKLAND
Admin State/Province: WA
Admin Postal Code: 98083
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4252740657
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4259744730
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Admin Email:
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Tech Name: WHOIS AGENT
Tech Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Tech Street: PO BOX 639
Tech Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Tech City: KIRKLAND
Tech State/Province: WA
Tech Postal Code: 98083
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4252740657
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4259744730
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Name Server: DNS1.NAME-SERVICES.COM
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Name Server: DNS3.NAME-SERVICES.COM
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Name Server: DNS5.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
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HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-05-16T10:43:49.00Z <<<

If you are thinking logical then you'll get it that TrafficMonsoon.com is only a time-wasting and/or money-wasting system. Each advertiser or advertising agency likes to get clicks because the user is interested into the product. Such user will get easier to be a customer then someone, which clicks only for the reason for getting paid or to get some clicks on his own advertisement. Such one will even not read the content of the site. You see the result already in the advertisements which they are showing you for keeping your earnings upright and in the Cashlinks. You'll get only adverisements shown from other Paid-To-Click offers and from some affiliate/mlm scammers which are hoping to get one more victim by using these systems.

The offer at their website is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme and in the most countries illegal:

As long as you are qualified, each sharing position you receive with your AdPack Combo purchase will continue to share in revenues up to $55.00. Reaching this maximum is not guaranteed, or affixed to any time frame. It's completely reliant upon sales of services, and you being qualified.

 

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