Scammer Charles Scoville - Trafficmonsoon likes to win only time now

by Rudolf Faix 28. January 2016 08:24

Each bank and each payment processor has a risk management department. Depending on the effectiveness of the risk management department the fees for their reinsurance is rising or falling. Don't forget you cannot buy money for a discount price.

As soon the behavior of an account differs too much from the standard behavior from the other accounts of the same kind (private accounts, merchant accounts, bank to bank accounts, etc.) the system gives an alarm and the account needs to get manual verified from the risk management department. If you are running a real business than such a verification is not really a problem. You explain your business, show the proves, that you are running a real and trustful business and you get immediately access to your account and funds again. Other is it if you are ignoring the call for documentation from the risk management of your bank. In this case your account will get suspended and you'll get not any access to your funds until you transmit the necessary documentation and your explanation get accepted from the bank or payment processor.

Additional are all your transaction getting scored in an internal scoring system. This scoring system is getting used for calculating your credit risk depending on the funds of the company, her behavior by doing transactions, the upcoming disputes and some other parameters. A good example for this scoring system is the spending limit from the credit cards.

As soon the risk management of one bank terminates your account you need even not try to open an account at another bank because your data are getting shared between the banks. At least in Europe is this the case. It does not make any difference if the risk are a few thousand Euros over the insurance limit from your scoring value or if you are trading in millions of Euros. As soon as you are customer with a high risk you can only use cash.

That Charles Scoville with his business called Trafficmonsoon is a very high risk can get shown in the screenshot below where Paypal has canceled his account. The important information is not the yellow marked part. The most important information is getting found in the first sentence where is written: "... the balance will be available 180 days after the information that no longer allows you to process payments ...". The reason for this limitation is that the dispute time is three months. Paypal does not like to take the risk to lose money if a dispute is arriving in the last minute. Click on the screenshot to enlarge it in the case you are not able to read it:

Paypal account termination notice

The above screenshot shows that the funds from Trafficmonsoon are not enough for Paypal for securing their transactions. For this reason the account from Charles Scoville - Trafficmonsoon got terminated.

Charles Scoville has even invented a new fairy tale for getting less disputes for the remaining funds at Paypal and for getting more money paid out after the end of the opposition period. He has published this new fairy tale at his blog on January 12, 2016:

Thank you for being a valued Traffic Monsoon member.
 
Video Message From Dubai:
 
As you already know from the video, I'm currently in Dubai. One reason for that is to setup an office in the World Trade Center Dubai. Part of this process is also setting up a bank here, and having an additional business registration here in the UAE.
 
We're transitioning from using PayPal to opening our own TM World Bank.
 
VIDEO: Processor Account Balances For Transition:
 
Our goal with opening our bank is to send you TM MasterCards for easier access to your earnings! We'll also have complete control over the funds received by the company for revenue sharing, without any worry about the payment processors taking control of funds.
 
This will also increase quality of our services and reduce risk of click cheating, because with the bank we'll need to verify "Know Your Customer" documents to ensure that each member getting paid is uniquely different from all other members.
 
What this means for you if you use PayPal:
 
For the next 30 days you'll be able to still make purchases with PayPal. We're unable to process withdrawals through PayPal because funds will begin moving into Payza and our own TM World bank account to support withdrawal requests.
 
We do recommend that you start using Payza for purchases for now until we get the TM World Bank completed.
 
If you used PayPal for withdrawals, you'll be able to gain access to your funds with Payza instead during this transition.
 
There will be a space provided for you to enter your payza email address and begin making withdrawals of your earnings through Payza.
 
If you don't have a Payza account, get signed up for FREE here:
 
We'll be moving funds from PayPal to Payza, then our own TM Worldwide Bank.
 
Until the bank is finished getting setup, if you wish to make larger purchases unable to be processed through Payza or SolidTrustPay, you're welcomed to wire the funds to the following bank details:
 
SWIFT CODE: CHASUS33
NAME OF BANK: JP Morgan Chase Bank
ADDRESS:
2610 S STATE ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84115
BANK ROUTING: 124001545
ACCOUNT #: 734785868
 
Charles Scoville
My Address:
4927 Murray Blvd
Apt Z9
Murray, UT
84123

The problem on this story is that even a bank need to have accounts on other banks and at this accounts have to be funds. Charles Scoville does not have some funds and other available values. Would he have some funds than he would have shown it to Paypal and his account would not get terminated. A company, which is running into problems with a bank, would not say it in public for avoiding negative publicity. Such a company will use the available funds for securing their transactions. The same way nobody is able to open a bank anywhere on the world without having some money. You need to have money or properties for securing all of your transactions. There is no difference if you are a private person, a company or a bank.

With the rejection from the risk management department of Paypal Charles Scoville's data will get found at the secret high risk customer list which gets exchanged between the payment processors and banks. For this reason he will not get any new account at another bank or payment processor.

The offered payment method from Trafficmonsoon with Payza is very risky too, because Payza is already subject of investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice. There is written at https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/victim-witness-assistance/obopay-payza:

Obopay/Payza

"The United States government, including Homeland Security Investigations and the Washington, D.C. Financial Crimes Task Force, is currently conducting a criminal investigation. As part of that investigation, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has requested a United States District Judge to pause current civil litigation relating to Payza and Obopay. The Judge has paused the litigation until January 22, 2016. Shortly after that date, additional information will be made available on this website about the status of this investigation.

If you have questions or concerns about your Obopay or Payza account, please email USADC.OBOPAYZA@usdoj.gov or call 202-252-1903. Please include your name, email address, and contact information in your message. Someone will respond to your email or call within 3 business days.

Updated October 21, 2015

How much in need of money Charles Scoville is, gets shown in his blog posting, where he is even using for the Payza promotion his referral link https://secure.payza.com/?ZtQ4708%2f1zX1PKE5FlvQlA%3d%3d. By opening this link appears at the signup page "Referred By AdPageViews". The system from adpageviews.com collapsed last year between July and September. The Alexa statistics from adpageviews.com is showing this:

Alexa statistics from adpageviews.com

The same way will take now Trafficmonsoon. The referral program from Payza:

With our referral program, you can earn money by referring others to Payza. You will be paid $5 USD for the first 10 people you refer to Payza. After the tenth person, you will receive $10 USD for each referral. You will receive your reward money if your referral signs up for a Personal or Business account through your referral link and transacts at least $250 USD. When they fulfill these qualifications, you will be paid through your Payza account within 30 business days.

If you are comparing the system from Trafficmonsoon and AdPageViews with the system from AdSurfDaily than you will not find big differences. One fact about AdSurfDaily can get found:

Ad Surf Daily | USAO-DC | Department of Justice

www.justice.gov/usao-dc/victim-witness-assistance/ad-surf-daily

This website has been established by the United States Department of Justice to assist victims of the Ad Surf Daily Autosurf Ponzi schemes.

That Trafficmonsoon is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme gets shown by the fact that you have to buy AdPacks, click on it and shall get for a $50 AdPack $55 in return. The problem is only that not one advertiser is so stupid and buys advertisements from such a system. For this reason you'll find only the advertisements from the traffic exchange and from a few scammer in the system from Trafficmonsoon. How you'll get the additional $5 earnings in this case? These earnings are coming from new members. As soon not enough new members are buying AdPacks the system will collapse.

Think about it why Charles Scoville hides his identity at the domain registration for all his domains and is now publishing in his blog his address and his bank account? For the domain registration he needs to publish even less information as he has published now. Does such a behavior is making any sense? Maybe the state attorney is now happy because he needs one signature less from a judge for his investigations.

That even the scammers are not so stupid and invest into a collapsing system is getting shown at the screenshot from the Cash Links taken on December 6, 2015:

Screenshot Paying ads from December 6, 2015

Compare it with the screenshot from the Cash Links taken on January 27, 2016:

Screenshot paying ads January 27, 2015

For all this reasons shown above you can be sure that Charles Scoville with his Ponzi scheme Trafficmonsoon tries to win time for maximizing his own earnings. As less people are filing a dispute at their payment processor as more money Charles Scoville will get paid out. Trafficmonsoon will never return because the people will not trust again. All excuses and fairy tales Charles Scoville is publishing have the only purpose to win time and to reduce the amount of people filing a dispute.

Everybody, which has made a payment during the last two month and did get nothing in return, should file a dispute. These ones, which have reinvested all their money, have now lost their amounts.

 

 

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Fraud & Scam

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
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: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
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
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
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
Tech Fax Ext:
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.

 

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: trastnews.com - get $7 for reading news - hidden ownership

by Rudolf Faix 30. June 2015 06:35

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.

TrastNewstrastnews.com is hosted in the Ukraine (IP; 195.54.162.155, Coutry: Ukraine, Region: Vinnyts'ka Oblast, City: Vinnytsya, ISP: Pe Dobrogivskiy Muroslav Petrovich), uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com, multitrendo.com and wheresurvey.com. The domain got created June 19, 2015 (10 days ago).

For registering with trastnews.com you need to enter the following personal information: First name, Last name and one of the payment system ID's from PayPall, Payza or Scrill. The registration is free of charge and there is no membership fee.

The pay out works at trastnews.com individually during 14 days if you have a minimum sum on your balance $2300, before inquiring for pay out you should be sure that you have got a minimum sum and check your payment information.

For the affiliate program of trastnews.com you need to involve new users through your individual affiliate link. You get a profit $35 for every involved user and 15% of his daily earnings.

The news, which you need to read, are looking like the following one:

Texas attorney general says judges can deny same-sex marriage licenses - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Texas attorney general says judges can deny same-sex marriage licenses
USA TODAY
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country Friday, politicians from both sides of the aisle began weighing in on the decision. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement Sunday saying state workers can ...
Texas will give legal help to officials who refuse same-sex couples on religious...Los Angeles Times
Can a Texas county clerk refuse to issue a gay marriage license? It's complicated.Washington Post (blog)
Same-sex marriage supporters denounce Paxton for inviting resistance by clerksDallas Morning News (blog)
Slate Magazine (blog) -TheBlaze.com -Reuters
all 271 news articles »

After reading news, solve a simple math task and get your bonus. You need not follow the links inside the news - in the above case are the news links from USA today and Google News. I cannot say how many news you can read daily and in which frequency the news are changing. After signing today up I could read 15 news today and got $ 105 accounted.

At the About Company site from trastnews.com is written:

The company was founded in Brooklyn, NEW YORK city in 2014. At present it is one of the leading news agency of the USA.

News sites which want to increase the quantity of customers and raise their rating, appeal to trastnews Company. We successfully work on the territory of the USA and in many European countries.

Exact the above statements are that what makes trastnews.com very suspect:

  • A newly founded news company (maybe a little bit more than one year old) will be not able to be one of the leading news companies in the USA in this time.
  • An U.S. news company will not wait more than one year for registering their own domain
  • A leading U.S. news company will have more content on their site
  • An U.S. news company will not host their website in the very difficult region part of the world - the Ukraine and use the Russian domain registry organization.
    A leading U.S, news company would be proud about their name and will not hide herself behind an Australian privacy protection service
  • A leading U.S. news company will have a better Alexa global ranking then trastnews.com:
    Alexa ranking of trastnews.com
 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
195.54.162.155 Ukraine  Vinnyts'ka Oblast' Vinnytsya Pe Dobrogivskiy Muroslav Petrovich

 

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

trendonews.com....0%
start-surves.com....0%
starts-survey.com....0%
start-surveys.com....0%
direxnews.com....0%
start-survey.com....0%
ok-quiz.com....0%
novvest.com....0%
onopros.com....0%
qualyquiz.com....0%
oproska.com....0%
globynews.com....0%
unnonews.com....0%
iorkquest.com....0%
prevopros.com....0%
okanket.com....0%
tempoquiz.com....0%

 

The domain registry data from trastnews.com:

Domain name: trastnews.com
Domain idn name: trastnews.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: 2015-06-19T09:55:07Z
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: 2015-06-30T04:22:09Z <<

Update July 1, 2015: The payout has yesterday increased to $9.10 per viewed news. My balance has increase in the last 24 hours from zero to $756 by reading 90 news. 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.

Update July 5, 2015: Since yesterday morning the site trastnews.com does not update their news already. My actual earnings are $2,121 for reading 240 news. This behavior shows only which methods are getting used to avoid a payment. A rogue who thinks evil of it. :)

Update July 6, 2015: I have reached the minimum payout and made a payout request. I don't expect a payment, but for making a serious report I need to give them a try. I'll update this posting as soon as I get the money on my Paypal account or the 14 days waiting time are over.

Data Account number Sum Status
2015-07-06 03:20:10 RFAIX@WWPA.COM $2394 in processing

Update July 20, 2015: I did not receive more than a phishing email for my paypal account.

 

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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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