risingtraffic.com - a waste of time and/or money

by Rudolf Faix 4. July 2015 10:50

Rising TrafficIf you are thinking logical then you'll get it that risingtraffic.com is the same time-wasting and/or money-wasting system like trafficmonsoon.com.

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. He will automatize the clicks or wait until he will be able to take the next opportunity for getting more. For this is the scam already included into the system from RisingTraffic and TrafficMonsoon

The scam gets very good explained in the FAQ from RisingTraffic:

You do not need to pay for anything before using our traffic exchange services however as a free member you will only receive 1 visitor credit for 2 sites visited. After purchasing our services you will receive credit at every visit.

You have to buy AdPacks which will give you a revenue sharing position up to $39.2. You must click at least 10 ads in 24 hours to be liable for the revenue sharing position. The more the referrals the more you will earn.

There are really 4 ways to earn with RisingTraffic

  1. paid to click
  2. using ad services to generate leads to make money in your primary business
  3. revenue sharing
  4. direct sales commissions

(10 % commision is only for referral purchases.)

As each one which has something to hide hides RisingTraffic the ownership of their domain. If we take a look at Alexa then we can see where their traffic is coming from:

RisingTraffic.com Countries

If you take a look at the above table then you'll see in which countries your advertising will get seen if you make advertising with RisingTraffic. There are not really the rich countries in the list, which can bring you an income from your advertising. The only income you get is if you buy AdPacks and click on the advertising of others. For this reason is the system nothing else than a pyramid system, where you can even earn 10% from your referrals. The open question is: How long it will take until the system will break down? As the owners of the site are expecting the break down they have hidden their identity.

The domain registry data from RisingTraffic:

Domain Name: RISINGTRAFFIC.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1923125797_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-06-29T23:35:55.00Z
Creation Date: 2015-04-24T20:15:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-04-24T20:15:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: Namecheap.com
Domain Status: OK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Registrant Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Admin Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin Street:
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: PA
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Tech Organization: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech Street:
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: PA
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: DNS1.VPS.NET
Name Server: DNS2.VPS.NET
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-04-24T13:15:55.00Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

Survey Sites - doesn't it sound too good to be true?

by Rudolf Faix 29. June 2015 06:43

SurveyDuring the last few days I have reported about survey sites which are hosted in the Ukraine. All the sites have a free sign-up and are not collecting personal information. You need only to provide a username, a password and a Paypal or Payza account. That is all to start earning.

All the named sites seems to have one owner which is hiding his identity by using some privacy services.

All the four surveys can be done by a daily work of 30 - 45 minutes. You have to watch a short promotion video between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. After video finished you have to answer a few questions (not more than 10) by clicking into option tabs. So the working time for each survey is very short.

For the case you like to try one or more of the sites and one of the provided links does not open immediately simple press refresh on the site with the error message. The reason for that is that they like to promote their own sites by opening one of them in a new tab and the links from my blog are opening in a new tab too. Maybe they hope the can save some money for generating referrals by this way, but I think more that they have some script failures in their websites.

This sites are only time-waster. Be happy that you wasted only time and not money by participating at this sites hosted in the Ukraine for the case you signed up already. If you did not sign-up then use your time for something better

The reason is described in the article Phishing: Survey & News Sites hosted at the Ukraine.

Here you can find an overview about the promised earnings from the survey sites from the Ukraine:

Site # Surveys $/Survey Earnings $/Referral min. Payout Report
TempoQuiz 4 18 $ 72 $ 35 $ 1000 my Report
VacantSurvey 4 18 $ 72 $ 50 $ 1500 my Report
WhereSurvey 3 14 $ 42 $ 15 $ 800 my Report
WhoSurvey 3 14 $ 42 $ 15 $ 500 my Report
Earnings per day   $ 228      
Earnings per month (30 days) $ 6,840      

TempoQuiz has still problems with their video connection. I hope they are solving this problems soon. I cannot give any guarantee how long their system will be working and if it would be every day available. I'm still waiting for the payout from WhoSurvey and for this I cannot report if the sites are genuine or not. I'll report as soon as I got my payment or the 14 working days for receiving the payment are over.

Does such an offer not sound like it is too good to be true? For me it sounds like that. It is even good that such offers are not true, because nobody would do in such a case something other and the result would be that the prices for all products would rise dramatically if they would be even available. Even the Internet connection would break down and nobody would repair it as long as he would not be affected by himself.

For this you need not search for the "Holy Grail" - it is simple not available. Think about it that one, which has found an automatic money generation process will use the process in a secret way and will not publish it at the social networks.He will publish it only if he need your money, your work or both for getting rich by himself. Don't fire your boss for such scam solutions - you'll regret it.

My opinion about this surveys are that they owner of the server like to generate traffic that they can get some advertiser as customers. Normally you need for advertising customers, which pay for the advertising some traffic statistics. For this they are offering such scam and you should not expect that you'll getting paid by taking the surveys.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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Fraud & Scam

clixsense.com - or how incompetent programmers can be

by Rudolf Faix 22. June 2015 17:42

ClixSenseEvery business tries to save money. In this case ClickSense has hired absolutely beginners for programming their systems. It seems that these programmers got hired directly from the school. They have designed a system without any networking experience. Additional is the system full of errors.

As I have relocated more then one year ago from Austria to the Philippines I'm still using my laptop bought in Austria, with German Windows system and with the Austrian time zone settings. I did not change the time zone settings because it is easier for me to take a look at the watch on the computer for the time to call someone in Austria. Depending on the daylight saving time in Austria is the time difference to the Philippines between 6 and 7 hours.

I have tried to make a survey after signing up at ClixSense, I got the message: "Access to this page has been denied. Access via a Proxy/VPN/VPS or from a country not on your profile is not permitted." As I have used my Philippines address and only a simple wireless router I did not feel myself guilty for this and wrote a ticket that their location system is not working correct.

The fast reply from ClixSense has been:

Hello, our system is working correctly. This problem could be related to any number of things, but the first to check is the time on your PC to make sure it's correct. Also, please check the time zone setting as well. This could be the cause of this issue. If you find the time is off make sure you log out of ClixSense, make the change to your PC, then log back in.

Thank you

As their payment offer is not the best one at the market and I don't let teasing myself from incompetent people and systems I have written them an appropriate response and deleted my account. Nobody has to say me which settings I have to use on my computer. I use this settings, which I like to use and not this one, which others need to fulfill their happiness.

During the sign-up at ClixSense you get automatically signed up at clixsenseresearch.com too. For this I tried to delete my account at clixsenseresearch.com too. There has been the same or another incompetent programmer working, because I got the following error message:

We're sorry, but an error occurred while trying to process your request. This error has been logged and submitted to our technical staff. If this is the first time you've encountered this error, you may want to click the back button on your browser and try again. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

My opinion: ClixSense should provide a good service, a good and usable system and a good payout to keep their users. Only maximizing their own earnings will be a commercial suicide. As I could do nothing as make some clicks on some advertising I even could not prove if at least the counting is working correct. Where I find two programming errors within a few minutes there would a lot more get found.

 

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Affiliates & MLM Marketing

Scammer: trafficmonsoon.com - a site with a hidden domain ownership

by Rudolf Faix 18. June 2015 12:47

TrafficMonsoonNot only the business model from Trafficmonsoon is suspect. Their behavior seems to be very strange too, Yesterday I have made a free sign-up at Trafficmonsoon and got a two confirmation emails.

Yesterday I have taken a look around in the membership area and viewed a few advertisements - more then 10. As the membership site from Trafficmonsoon is not very user friendly and I needed to leave for an appointment, I decided to continue today. At the login process today I got the message "There is no rfaix in our database.".

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. He will automatize the clicks or wait until he will be able to take the next opportunity for getting more. For this is the scam already included into the system from TrafficMonsoon. 

Even Scamadviser reports about trafficmonsoon.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Site is United States based, But The Real Location Is Being Hidden
Alert Result: The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
Alert Result: This website is 288 Days old

If we take a look at their business model, then we see that this system will not last long. On one side they like to sell traffic to advertisers and on the other side they give a little bit traffic in exchange to users for viewing the advertisements from their advertisers. The user does this only for getting something in exchange and not because he is interested watching advertisements. As soon the advertiser will know this system they will avoid it.

For the advertisers is such a system not making any sense. Advertisements should get viewed if a user is interested in the product and not for getting something in exchange. The click rate for such advertisements is nearly zero. Even if the user need to click on the advertisement the advertising will not make any profit for the advertiser. Alone for this fact is the business model from Trafficmonsoon already nothing else then scam. It is only adjusted to make money for the owner of Trafficmonsoon and give nothing in exchange to the advertising companies.

If we take a look at the user ratings in WOT (Web Of Trust) about Trafficmonsoon then we can see the source from Trafficmonsoon. From 28 user ratings are 27 in Russian language. This shows too which kind of advertising you'll get from them

The one user rating, which is in English written, is negative too;

User picture
I haven't rated

Poor customer experience

Scam

Spam

Im Work On This Site But After Collect 1$ The Site Delete My Account
Dont Sign Up In This Site Please Be Safe "

 

 

 

 

 

This shows that others made the same experience like me with a deleted account!!!

The email including the header sent to me, where my account got activated:

Delivered-To: rudolffaix@gmail.com
Received: by 10.36.32.195 with SMTP id t186csp469192itt;
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by 10.170.36.131 with SMTP id 125mr6159981yke.1.1434538058584;
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>
Received: from server1.trafficmonsoon.com (server1.trafficmonsoon.com. [69.61.21.50])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id m5si1403689yka.70.2015.06.17.03.47.38
for <rudolffaix@gmail.com>
(version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com designates 69.61.21.50 as permitted sender) client-ip=69.61.21.50;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com designates 69.61.21.50 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com
Received: from nobody by server1.trafficmonsoon.com with local (Exim 4.85)
(envelope-from <nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>)
id 1Z5Asb-0000a0-DN
for rudolffaix@gmail.com; Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:47:37 -0400
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com
Subject: From Trafficmonsoon: Your account has been successfully verified
X-PHP-Script: trafficmonsoon.com/activation.php for 120.29.65.57
From: Trafficmonsoon <admin@trafficmonsoon.com>
Message-Id: <e1z5asb-0000a0-dn@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:47:37 -0400
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - server1.trafficmonsoon.com
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - gmail.com
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 501] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - server1.trafficmonsoon.com
X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: server1.trafficmonsoon.com: uid via acl_c_vhost_owner from authenticated_id: nobody from /only user confirmed/virtual account not confirmed
X-Source:
X-Source-Args: /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
X-Source-Dir: trafficmonsoon.com:/public_html

Rudolf Faix,

Thank you for registering for an account at Trafficmonsoon.

New Sign-Up Checklist:
Have you setup your account profile?
Have you created a secondary password and transaction pin?
Have you purchased advertising service with a sharing position?
Have you clicked a minimum of 10 ads to qualify for sharing today?
Have you tried a traffic monsoon package?
Have you referred anyone to use the services to receive 10% of their purchases?

So login and get started with these steps today ! You're going to love this !

Your Trafficmonsoon login is: rfaix
Your Trafficmonsoon password is: *********
Your Trafficmonsoon transaction PIN is [TPin],

Your Trafficmonsoon Referral Link is: https://trafficmonsoon.com/?ref=rfaix

Regards,
Trafficmonsoon

 

Domain registration data from trafficmonsoon.com:

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
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
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
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: DNS1.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS2.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS3.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS4.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS5.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-05-16T10:43:49.00Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

mansioncasino.com - a casino with a bad reputation and a hidden ownership

by Rudolf Faix 14. June 2015 12:37

MansionCasino.comThe online casino affiliates have been years ago a good business for affiliates. More then 20 years ago one of my friends in Austria earned very good by promoting online casinos. It seems the time has changed a lot and/or the casino owners have been coming too greedy that they need to use spyware and adware in their own software for spying their users. Whatever the real reason is, we can only guess it.

My opinion that someone, which hides his name at the domain registration data by using a proxy service, has something more to hide then only his privacy gets confirmed in this case.

Fact is that I got the following warning by opening the site from mansioncasino.com:

Warning! Could be unsafe!
 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.mansioncasino.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.

As one warning comes seldom alone I got immediately the next one after proceeding to the page:

WOT reputation of mansioncasino.com

I have one comment picked from the the comments at Web Of Trust for the site mansioncasino.com:

User picture

Malware or viruses

Spam

Distributes Adware see
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/dda8fbf57f9ddc8c2b04ed65d59c59d054d89...
Hidden Registrant related to / owned by same company as Casino.com.
Affiliates / Microworkers posting Fake comments on Site Advisor see https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/msgpage/mansioncasino.com/postid "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Especially the adware link inside the above message is interesting:

VirusTotal

All these adware and trojans are built for stealing information from your computer and deliver promotion to you.

Win.Adware.Agent-6597 is a malicious application that is designed to circumvent computer security, compromise a system, and deploy various advertising elements. These can include pop-up windows, browser redirects, and other problems. Some Win.Adware.Agent-6597 poses an additional threat by allowing personal information and computing activity to be collected and tracked.

The dangerous virus Win32.Troj.Undef(kcloud) is developed by the hackers to get the remote access to your computer, and steal your confidential data. This information may include the passwords, username, credit card numbers, and browsing history. The hackers use this data in the online frauds, and resultantly you lose your hard earned money. Besides that, this deadly dangerous virus modifies the windows registry by adding corrupt entries that cause regular crashes. Once installed, the Win32.Troj.Undef(kcloud) make your computer extremely slow by occupying the resources installed on the system.

I don't really like to test if they have removed or replaced the trojans and adware already. Such a report makes the site only more worse then only hiding their identity in the domain registration:

Domain Name: mansioncasino.com
Registry Domain ID: 101010471_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ipmirror.com
Registrar URL: http://www.ipmirror.com
Updated Date: 2015-06-10T04:15:49Z
Creation Date: 2003-07-25T00:32:47Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-25T00:32:47Z
Registrar: IP Mirror Pte Ltd
Registrar IANA ID: 890
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: TLDSupport@cscglobal.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8887802723
Reseller: 
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Registrant Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Registrant Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Registrant City: London
Registrant State/Province: 
Registrant Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Registrant Country: United Kingdom
Registrant Phone: +44.2074604060
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +44.2075494101
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Admin Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Admin Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Admin City: London
Admin State/Province: 
Admin Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Admin Country: United Kingdom
Admin Phone: +44.2074604060
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +44.2075494101
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Tech Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Tech Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Tech City: London
Tech State/Province: 
Tech Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Tech Country: United Kingdom
Tech Phone: +44.2074604060
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +44.2075494101
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Name Server: pdns1.ultradns.net
Name Server: pdns2.ultradns.net
Name Server: pdns3.ultradns.org
Name Server: pdns4.ultradns.org
Name Server: pdns5.ultradns.info
Name Server: pdns6.ultradns.co.uk
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-10T04:30:12Z <<<

The domain, which is managing the affiliate system from mansioncasino.com, is iaffiliates.com. iaffiliates.com is using the same proxy provider as mansioncasino.com. They are also managing the affiliate systems for the following brands: casino.com, lesacasino.com, club777.com and slotsheaven.com. 

All these domains have a bad reputation already, using the same proxy service and the same DNS servers for their internet service. For me it seems that they have the same owner.

Casino.comClub 777
LesACasino.comSlots Heaven

web-of-trust-report-mansioncasino.pdf (381.15 kb)

 

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