Very Suspicious: fifty-news.com - $7 for reading news - hosted in the Ukraine

by Rudolf Faix 30. June 2015 10:37

Update July 1, 2015: This site is only a 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 .

FiftyNewsfifty-news.com declares themselves as a news promoter. The domain fifty-news.com is registered using an Australian privacy protection service with the Russian domain registration organization. The domain is 10 days old - she got registered during June 19, 2015. The site fifty-news.com is hosted in the Ukraine:

 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
46.28.65.218 Ukraine  Kharkivs'ka Oblast' Kharkiv Itl Company

You earn by reading the news on the site. For each news you read you get $7. You can read about 35 fresh news on the site every day. You get your payment at any moment if you have the minimum sum. For that you need to enter Nickname and your account number from PayPal or Payza. Payments will be sent every 14 workdays. Minimum sum to pay out is $2300.

There is a referral program on the site. Spread your referral link in Facebook or other social networks and get $40 for every involved partner and 20% from his everyday earnings.

What makes the site suspicious:

  • The site likes to make the impression that she is already a long time available. For this is written at the site that you can earn from $5 until $9 for each news you read and in the news bar with the date May 13: "Dear Users! Bonus for reading news is $7 now!" and with date June 8: "Dear Users, glad to tell you: get $40 for each involved partner till the end of June". The site got registered on June 19, 2015.

  • The news for which you get paid are looking strange too. They even don't have a link to the source. Here are three examples:
    Fire hits Japanese bullet train
    At least two people have been seriously injured when a man started a fire on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, officials say.

    China stocks are giving investors a nasty case of whiplash
    China stocks resumed their volatile decline on Tuesday, compounding losses that have erased trillion of dollars in market value in recent weeks.

    Injured Tunisia Britons flown home
    Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.
  • Not one news company will pay for such a way of displaying their news. It needs to be a promotion for the company and an invitation to their site that the news company will pay for it.

  • fifty-news.com uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com and wheresurvey.com.

It seems that fifty-news.com has found a lot of stupid people which are trusting to their promotion - there is no other way how the Alexa global ranking cannot get explained:

Alexa ranking of fifty-news.com

 

The following suspicious sites are hosted at the same server - the percentage value is the trust rating:

line-quiz.com....0%
peoplesep.com....0%
survey-full.com....0%
whosurvey.com....0%
maxopros.com....0%
randnov.com....0%
qlorynews.com....0%
exponovost.com....0%
espovote.com....0%
votescomp.com....0%
teamopros.com....0%
timevesti.com....0%
plusopros.com....0%
zeeround.com....0%
deepopros.com....0%
rugonews.com....0%
wheresurvey.com....0%

The domain registration data from fifty-news.com:

Domain name: fifty-news.com
Domain idn name: fifty-news.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited [link removed] Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: [link removed] URL: [link removed] URL: [link removed] Date: 2015-06-19
Creation Date: 2015-06-19T09:54:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-19
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: [link removed] Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-27T00:17:26Z

Update July 1, 2015: The payout has yesterday increased to $9.10 per viewed news. I have increased my balance from zero to $337.40 by reading 44 news during the last 24 hours. Before I don't reach the payout limit and see the money at my Paypal account, I'll not recommend the system.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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Fraud & Scam

Very Suspicious: wheresurvey.com - a site with hidden owner data hosted in Kharkiv, Ukraine

by Rudolf Faix 28. June 2015 05:51

Update July 1, 2015: This site is only a 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.

SurveyThe Facebook member Gary Bailey promoted today in the group Work From Home Online the site wheresurvey.com with a prove of his earnings since June 1, 2015. He had only overseen that the domain wheresurvey.com got registered on June 19, 2015 and he could not earn something from this site before the site got online. For this he had only proved that he has promoted fake information.

offer from whereurvey.com found at Facebook

wheresurvey.com is a copy of whosurvey.com including the same videos for the surveys. The only difference is the minimum payout at wheresurvey.com is $800. The site is hosted in Kharkiv, Ukraine like the WhoSurvey and they are using the same privacy protection service from Australia.

After signing up at WhoSurvey I got $30 as sign-up bonus. I rated two time the same Loctide video and one time the Clash of Clans video. So I don't expect to get paid for this few minutes work. By login in to the site the site the homepage from trastnews.com got opened in a new tab. Maybe the owners from WhoSurvey are using now their system to make some promotion for others.

IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
46.28.65.218 Ukraine  Kharkivs'ka Oblast' Kharkiv Itl Company

At the same server from WhoSurvey are the following other suspicious domains hosted (the percentage show the trust rate):

peoplesep.com....0%
survey-full.com....0%
whosurvey.com....0%
maxopros.com....0%
randnov.com....0%
qlorynews.com....0%
exponovost.com....0%
espovote.com....0%
votescomp.com....0%
teamopros.com....0%
timevesti.com....0%
plusopros.com....0%
zeeround.com....0%
deepopros.com....0%
rugonews.com....0%
line-quiz.com....0%

 

The domain registry data of wheresurvey.com:

Domain name: wheresurvey.com
Domain idn name: wheresurvey.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.com/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ru/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ua/
Updated Date: 2015-06-19
Creation Date: 2015-06-19T09:56:39Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-19
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@reg.ru
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-28T04:16:15Z <<<

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Fraud & Scam

John Chow dot Com - how good is he really?

by Rudolf Faix 24. June 2015 16:23

John ChowJohn Chow is calling himself at his Facebook profile John Chow dot Com. That is a reason for me to take a closer look at his work and his offers. First I have taken a look into his free eBook, what he offers.

The title of this eBook is "The ultimate online profit model" with the subtitle "The Ultimate Guide to Making Six-Figure Monthly Income on the Internet and Living The Dot Com Lifestyle". The Acrobat file has 50 pages. After title, content and self-congratulation the eBook starts at page 15 with an explanation of "The Affiliate Marketing Model" and the disadvantages of this model. At page 22 starts "The Affiliate Marketing Model That I Use". There he explains the model that you should be a real reseller of the products, create your own brand and collect the email addresses for your marketing activities.This system is absolutely correct because the money is not made with the teaser or promotion articles. The money is made with the repeating satisfied customers.

At page 24 he starts already with the tools you should use for your marketing activities. Don't worry he is a good businessman and has not forgotten to add his affiliate links to the tools. The tools, which he recommends are AWeber and LeadPages. For hosting of the high expected traffic he recommends the service from HostGator. As each online shop needs to describe their products and make promotion for it he is recommending his own services IM John Chow, Blogging with John Chow, WP Blog Videos and Work From No Home.

A dot Com millionaire need to get a a lot of traffic to this sites. Such sites should rank nearly to Google (Alexa global ranking #1), Facebook (Alexa global ranking #2), LinkedIn (Alexa global ranking #14), etc.

IM John Chow:

Building a successful online empire from scratch

A typical site how is it today normal for affiliate marketing sites. You have a caption - in this case in the background graphics integrated - and a video, which is starting immediately. With other words nothing what search engines can use for generating their index for the site. The only machine readable text is the membership fee "Just $47.00 (Plus $47 a month if you remain a member of IM John Chow)" and the disclaimer from ClickBank at the bottom of the site. Such a site is normally a big secret in the World Wide Web. If you do not promote the site by yourself permanently you'll not get some visitors to this site. This get shown by taking a look at the global ranking from Alexa:

Alexa ranking of imjohnchow.com

A global Alexa ranking of 1,500,000 equals to around 10 unique visitors a month, around 1% will click on a promotion link and from this one, which are clicking on a promotion link will only 0.5% buy the product if the product has a good promotion. With other words this site cannot be the source of his income. If you like to close or leave the page a script will hindrance you and like to give you a special offer. After confirming two popups you are able to leave the page.

 

Blogging with John Chow:

This is a special site. Here shows us John Chow that he even does not know that there are server site scripts available. If you are using an ad blocker in your browser, then you get the following view:

an impressing screenshot of bloggingwithjohnchow.com

As we see the dot Com millionaire has no real content on the site. Such a site is useless and will not bring any visitor from search engines. Even this site is a big secret in the World Wide Web. The global Alexa ranking shows it too:

Alexa ranking of bloggingwithjohnchow,com

The above Alexa ranking shows us that this is not really the site from where the millions of dollars are coming. For this we need to take the next one.

 

WP Blog Videos:

At this site we see again that John Chow or his web designer has no idea about the Internet and the functionality of search engines because the caption of the site is a graphic, which cannot get read from the search engines. At least this site contains more text, which can get indexed from the search engines. Anyway the content is nothing else than the usual self praising and he like to sell on this site a training for blogging with WordPress in seven modules for $97.

WPBlogVideos

One of this modules contains SEO (Search Engine Optimizing). I think about which content the SEO training can have if John Chow proves already at his own sites that does not have any idea about search engines. OK, this site has more machine readable content then the other ones, but the Alexa global ranking show us that even this site is not the source of his income - the site has the nearly the same ranking like the site imjohnchow.com:

Alexa ranking of wpböpgvodeos.com

 

Work From No Home:

By opening this site we get a nice surprise from the WOT (Web Of Trust) browser plugin:

WOT warning showed at WorkFromNoHome.com

 

If we continue going to the site we get the next surprise (I have used another browser):

Sold Out

This site is not his income too. Why does he name it in this case in his eBook? Only for filling the space?

After seven pages of unbelievable praising his sites, which have no success, he starts promoting the business from Matt Lloyd of Perth, Australia: My Online Business Empire" (mobe.com) and "My Top Tier Business" (mttb.com). This promotion starts at page 31 and ends at page 46. This promotion is highly exaggerated that it only can be a SCAM. I'll analyze the sites during the next days.

Summary: John Chow started with blogging very early as the blogs have been coming up. He made a good impression with his blog and he has chosen the right topic at the right time. His first book has been "Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul". He generated a few more books about getting rich from his blogs, The books are getting offered at Amazon. I think that he made a good income with his first book, but like every time a followup is never so good as the premiere. A copy of this idea with the same topic is already not possible, because there are already too many competitors at the market available. The trial attempts from above are showing us that he is searching a new income method. He tries it by creating a brand with his name. At the above ranking values we can see how successful he is by doing this. He seems to be a good writer but the ranking values are telling us another story about his attempt to be a business man.

As we can see at his sites he does not have any idea about Internet business and SEO. We can find a lot of his fails at his Facebook page (.pdf (79.64 mb)) too. It is no shame to fail - you have to learn by your own mistakes. It is only cheaper to learn by the mistakes of others. In the case of John Chow I ask myself if his "Ultimate Online Profit Model" is based on experience or is the source only his fantasy? Where ends the promotion and where starts the reality?

The only one of his sites, which has a good ranking is johnchow.com. My opinion is that this site gets visited from the readers and fans of his books. These people are hoping to get rich too. Especially he has the best ranking in India - a low wage country where most of the people are very poor. He gives to the visitors of his page the dream of getting fast and easily rich. The only one which is getting rich with such a system is site owner and the people on the top of the legal pyramid.

Alexa ranking of JohnChow.com

 

Google+ Profile John Chow (pdf) (44.98 mb)

LinkedIn Profile John Chow (pdf) (1.98 mb)

Twitter Profile John Chow (pdf) (1.97 mb)

 

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Suspicious Sites

Brad Gaines & Todd Gross - calling themselves Marketing Experts - ultimate-lead-system.com - instantprofits.website

by Rudolf Faix 20. June 2015 08:45

Facebook Marketing ManiaToday I have found a typical advertisement, which shows how you get lied and deceived if you believe to promotion. The advertisement offered the free eBook "Facebook Marketing Mania - Become The Next Marketing Media Mogul By Mastering Facebook Marketing". As it has been a give away, I have ordered it by using my email account from Google. A short time later I found the download link in the spam folder. It seems that Google knows the sender already very good :).

The eBook tries to explain on 24 pages (including cover picture, content directory,copyright notice) what is Facebook and how to turn your Facebook friends into leads by making a Facebook company page. With other words you'll find in the eBook nothing new or at least one idea, which you did not know by yourself already.

More interesting is the site from which you are downloading the eBook - http://bradgainesmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Facebook-Marketing-Mania.pdf. Marketing experts should have a site, which is very well visited and have a good traffic ranking. One of the oldest independent traffic ranker is Alexa. I know from my different sites, that an Alexa global ranking of 200,000 equals to around 300 unique visitors a day and an Alexa global ranking of 1,200,000 is equal to around 15 unique visitors a month. If we compare this values with the global ranking of bradgainesmarketing.com, a 2 year old site, then we see, that this website is a big secret in the World Wide Web:

Alexa ranking of BradGainesMarketing.com

If we take a look at the domain registry data from the landing page bradgainesmarketing,com, then we see that the site is using a privacy protection service from Panama. This is something additional, which makes the domain more suspect then trustful. Together with the Alexa ranking we can see that they have no idea from marketing.

Domain registry data of bradgainesmarketing.com:

Domain Name: BRADGAINESMARKETING.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1786283407_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-04-08T18:40:30.00Z
Creation Date: 2013-03-14T04:21:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-03-14T03:21:24.00Z
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: REGISTRAR-LOCK
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: NS1575.HOSTGATOR.COM
Name Server: NS1576.HOSTGATOR.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-02-27T08:17:51.00Z <<<

As bradgainesmarketing.com is only a landing page. The page leads to the two months old domain ultimate-lead-system.com. This domain is registered for our surprise to Brad Gaines. Maybe Brad Gaines from Brad Gaines Marketing has learned already in the two years that hiding his identity is not good for his business. Anyway let us take first a look at the global Alexa ranking from the ultimate-lead-system.com:

Alexa ranking of ultimate-lead-system.com

As the Alexa global ranking is a ranking over the last three months and the domain ultimate-lead-system.com is only two month old, the ranking can improve a little bit every day until the website is older then three month or the marketing and the promotion for the domain gets more professional.

The domain registry data from ultimate-lead-system.com:

Domain Name: ULTIMATE-LEAD-SYSTEM.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1920228224_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-04-16T00:24:38.00Z
Creation Date: 2015-04-16T00:24:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-04-16T00:24:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Domain Status: OK
Registry Registrant ID:
Brad GainesRegistrant Name: BRAD GAINES
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 2273 HUNINGDON DR APT L
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: SURFSIDE BEACH
Registrant State/Province: SC
Registrant Postal Code: 29575
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.5551234567
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: bradgainesfitness@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: PRICELESS POSSIBILITIES
Admin Organization: PRICELESS POSSIBILITIES
Admin Street: 3468 CITRUS ST
Admin Street:
Admin City: SAN DIEGO
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 91945
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.5597261262
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.11
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: pricelessnet@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: PRICELESS POSSIBILITIES
Tech Organization: PRICELESS POSSIBILITIES
Tech Street: 3468 CITRUS ST
Tech Street:
Tech City: SAN DIEGO
Tech State/Province: CA
Tech Postal Code: 91945
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.5597261262
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.11
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: pricelessnet@gmail.com
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:2015-04-15T17:24:40.00Z <<<

A time waster video (screenshot) on the site ultimate-lead-system.com explains you how you can generate leads by using their system. You have to generate sales for ultimate-lead-system.com for a one time fee of US$ 7 from which you'll get a commission of US$ 6.

Screenshot from the time waster video of Todd Gross
Screenshot from the time waster video

The second website, which leads to ultimate-lead-system.com is instantprofits.website. There you'll find the same time waster video. This domain got created on January 17, 2015. At this time Brad Gaines did not know that a business will not be trustful by using a service for hiding the domain ownership. We see at the global Alexa ranking that the instantprofits.website domain is the biggest secret in the world wide web:

Alexa ranking of instantprofits.website

 

Domain Name: INSTANTPROFITS.WEBSITE
Domain ID: D6781962-CNIC
WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Referral URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2015-01-17T17:42:05.0Z
Creation Date: 2015-01-12T00:00:00.0Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2016-01-12T23:59:59.0Z
Sponsoring Registrar: Namecheap
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1068
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: 3GTGIVVQLGRXJYXZ
Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
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: 186f6a3c24da4d94b9b09bd9b8bf376d.protect@whoisguard.com
Admin ID: VZ2ITMNWRRLV2NBE
Admin Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Admin Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Admin Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
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: 186f6a3c24da4d94b9b09bd9b8bf376d.protect@whoisguard.com
Tech ID: E0NEUZC3P24ESSDH
Tech Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Tech Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Tech Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
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: 186f6a3c24da4d94b9b09bd9b8bf376d.protect@whoisguard.com
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS3.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS4.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS5.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
Billing ID: 0HXGUGINVRSDV0MU
Billing Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Billing Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Billing Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Billing City: Panama
Billing State/Province: Panama
Billing Postal Code: 00000
Billing Country: PA
Billing Phone: +507.8365503
Billing Phone Ext:
Billing Fax: +51.17057182
Billing Fax Ext:
Billing Email: 186f6a3c24da4d94b9b09bd9b8bf376d.protect@whoisguard.com
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-20T04:11:35.0Z <<<

Summary: Which marketing tips can you expect from a "marketing company", which is not able to generate traffic and visitors for their own site? Why should you store and generate your leads on a system where the lead has to pay for it? If you are collecting your leads by yourself or using a free service, then you get more leads and more sales. The system does not really help you at the lead generation job. Pop-up blocker and script blocker (cross site scripting) will make more problems with the offered system then it can help you by managing your leads. The global rankings of the promoting sites are showing you already that the site owner does not understand anything from marketing. Which marketing tips can you get from such a site? If you invest the US$ 7 by inviting a friend to a beer, then you have more from your money.

 

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whosurvey.com: a survey site - very suspect - is it worth to try?

by Rudolf Faix 17. June 2015 09:36

Update July 1, 2015: This site is only a 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.

WhoSurveyToday I found the survey site whosurvey.com, which seems to be very suspect. The site is new and I could not find out how they are scamming their members as there is no membership fee or some other payment request. Even there is no request for any personal data during the sign-up process. You don't need more then chose a username, a password and provide a Paypal or Payza account where you'll receive your payment. For this the offer sounds too good to be true for me. Let us take a look at the positive and negative sides first.

Positive:

  • You need not to pay something for participating
  • You don't get asked about any personal information
  • You get $30 sign-up bonus
  • You get $14 for each completed survey (only 3 surveys allowed per day)
  • You get $15 for every new user and 20% from his earning every day
  • There is no promotion on the site. Adguard blocks only one external hit counter
    URL: http://counter.yadro.ru/hit?t40.6;rhttp%3A//whosurvey.com/;s1600*900*24;uhttp%3A//whosurvey.com/%3Fpg%3Dkont;0.2955212264787406
    Type: Image
    Source: whosurvey.com
    Rule: ||counter.yadro.ru$third-party

Negative:

  • The offer sounds too good to be true
  • Hidden domain registration from an Australian privacy service
  • The site is one month old (registration date: May 12, 2015)
  • The site is hosted in the Ukraine
  • The site has already a few negative comments
  • Minimum sum for payout is $500
  • Payout only to Paypal or Payza accounts
  • The site has today an Alexa ranking of 321,223
    Alexa ranking of whosurvey.com

As I'm curious about their business model I have signed up. As I have not used my Paypal account since years I have no risk because my Paypal account is not linked to any actual bank account or credit card. Even if they try to hack the account I'm losing nothing and have no problem or work for getting some money back.

I got my initial sign-up bonus from $30 and I made 3 surveys. Each survey got paid with $14. The survey process has been watching a short promotion video and afterwards needed to get answered some questions about the quality of the video, have seen the video before already, would you buy the product shown in the video, etc. Each survey has taken around 3 minutes time. After each survey the promised amount of $14 got added to my balance. I even did not try it to take a fourth survey because only three surveys are allowed per day.

A research in the negative comments on the Internet did not bring any real information how they are scamming their members. There has been written that the account balance stopped after completing a survey, the site has not been reachable, the same survey got displayed once more or the amount did not get immediately transferred. That can be start up or technical problems too. The site is around one month old. I'll continue observing the site and as soon I have reached the $500 minimum for payout, I'll try to transfer it to my Paypal account. If you like that I reach the limit earlier then you can signup by using my affiliate link: http://whosurvey.com/?ref=1171656. In such a case we need not wait a little bit more than a month until we see if the site is scam or not. As soon as they are asking money from me, I'll make my next report about this site.

 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
46.28.65.218 Ukraine  Kharkivs'ka Oblast' Kharkiv Itl Company

 

The following suspicious sites are hosted at the same server - the percentage value is the trust rating:

peoplesep.com....0%
wheresurvey.com....0%
line-quiz.com....0%
survey-full.com....0%
maxopros.com....0%
randnov.com....0%
qlorynews.com....0%
exponovost.com....0%
espovote.com....0%
votescomp.com....0%
teamopros.com....0%
timevesti.com....0%
plusopros.com....0%
zeeround.com....0%
deepopros.com....0%
rugonews.com....0%
fifty-news.com....0%

 

The domain registry data:

Domain name: whosurvey.com
Domain idn name: whosurvey.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.com/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ru/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ua/
Updated Date: 2015-05-12
Creation Date: 2015-05-12T17:41:30Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-05-12
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@reg.ru
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-06-17T07:04:19Z <<<

Update June 26, 2015: I have reached a sum of $ 504.60 and requested the payout. I got the message:

You can get payment at any moment if you have the minimum sum. For that you need to enter Login and your account number in PayPal or Payza.
Payments will be sent every 14 workdays.

If you do not want to wait 14 days - take 5 friends to our project.
And your money will be sent without waiting exactly on that day.

Money was sent. Please wait...

I'll report as soon as the money will arrive at my Paypal account or the 14 days are over.

My special thanks are going to the followers doondi1981; bhaskarsingh11 and mularamgodara which have helped me reaching the payment limit faster.

 

Update June 27, 2015: After login in to the site whosurvey.com I get redirected to the site tempoquiz.com. Only if I open a second time the page http://whosurvey.com/?pg=ref I'm reaching the dashboard. That shows that the site is live, but it shows also the methods the site owners like to use to avoid payments.

whosurvey.com dashboard

 

Update June 28, 2015: A Facebook member promoted the site wheresurvey.com with a faked payment prove where he got paid already at June 1, 2015 but the site got registered on June 19, 2015. So how he could get paid already on June 1 if the site even not existed?

Anyway, as the sign-up is free and no personal data are requested, I have signed-up and found a copy of whosurvey.com. Only the payout limit is at wheresurvey higher ($800). 

As I have been looking at my account at whosurvey,com, I have found even a calculation mistake in the statistics:

whosurvey.com invitation page

In the last line "a month before" is written the value $559.20 but I have never been at this value and a month before I even did not attend to this system. I have checked every day my earnings and the sum is only $504. :)

A copy from WhoSurvey is the site WhereSurvey. The only difference is that the minimum payout of WhereSurvey is $800.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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