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

vivatic.com - Titus Sharpe - outside of the UK useless

by Rudolf Faix 28. June 2015 10:34

Vivaticvivatic.com seems to be a good visited site, but outside of the United Kingdom useless. You have first to spend money by taking some offers before you are coming to the interesting parts of the site. Alternative you have some surveys, where you can participate only if you have a domestic address at the United Kingdom. Even the offers are useless outside the United Kingdom. As I have entered my address from the Philippines I could not really check all the offered functions. The sign-up is free, but if you are not living at the UK it is only a waste of time.

The surveys even don't get pre-filtered and if a link to a survey is functioning then you get the message that you are not available to participate because you don't have an UK address.

Here is a screenshot how it should work, but you have to complete the listed steps at the right site one after each other:

Vivatic LogIn Screen

 

After signing up you have to chose Vivatic-Choose-your-favourite-3-from-the-UKs-top-offers.pdf (161.64 kb) before you can do something really on the site. If you not chose some offers then you get the message: "You’ve not yet entered our Bonus Bonanza Enter now to grab a bonus £0.50 for every £2.50 you earn through surveys until 12:00 on Monday June 29th"

The most of the available surveys are ending up with the message: "This partner requires all members to have validated their Paypal address and come from the UK. Please validate your PayPal address to access this survey.".

Some are even bringing the following message:

Server Error
404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

And one brought:

Warning! Could be unsafe!
 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.surveysavers.co.uk, 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.

With other words the site has everything what it makes it useless. If you think that you can earn by promoting the site, then you'll get the next surprise about the conditions for referring a friend:

Refer A Friend
Recommend Vivatic to your friends and earn £2 for every friend who signs up and earns £10.

Note that the £10 can't include earnings from this referal scheme

As it is not possible to earn on the site something if you are living outside of the UK, is it in the most countries nothing else than an illegal pyramid system. Maybe it is possible to earn something if you are living in the United Kingdom,but I think you are spending more for taking the offers from the site than you can earn!

If we take a look at the Alexa Site statistics from vivatic.com, then we see that the most traffic is coming to the site from India:

Alexa ranking of vivatic.com

The huge traffic from India makes the ranking. As mostly the people from India are not reading the conditions would they be very surprised if they see that they are making a lot promotion for the site and earn nothing for their affiliate links.

Additional are the people very fast by deleting inactive accounts. I had signed up at June 22, 2015, have taken a look into the system 2 or 3 times and as I tried to log in today (June 28) after receiving a promotion (spam) email my account has been already deleted. Funny is that they did not delete my email address from their promotion system. For me is the site SCAM and scammer are normally too lazy for using their brain and for a serious business!

 

The domain registry data from vivatic.com:

Domain Name: VIVATIC.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1620557418_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2013-09-04T14:25:37Z
Creation Date: 2010-10-15T18:57:09Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-10-15T18:57:09Z
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: Titus Sharpe
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 97 Charlotte Street London London w1t 4qa
Registrant City:
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code:
Registrant Country: United Kingdom
Registrant Phone:
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: titus.sharpe@marketingvf.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Titus Sharpe
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 97 Charlotte Street London London w1t 4qa
Admin City:
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code:
Admin Country: United Kingdom
Admin Phone: +44.20790701414
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: titus.sharpe@marketingvf.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Titus Sharpe
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 97 Charlotte Street London London w1t 4qa
Tech City:
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code:
Tech Country: United Kingdom
Tech Phone: +44.20790701414
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: titus.sharpe@marketingvf.com
Name Server: PDNS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: PDNS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-28T5:00:00Z <<<

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  • bifoo.com
  • buyerking.com
  • cairoo.com
  • cidris.org
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  • vivatic.com
  • yamaha-uk.com

 

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Fraud & Scam

Very Suspicious: tempoquiz.com - a site with hidden ownership and hosting in the Ukraine

by Rudolf Faix 28. June 2015 07:21

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.

TempoQuizDuring the login procedure at whosurvey.com opens tempoquiz.com in a new browser tab. TempoQuiz promises that "you get $35 for each involved friend and 15% from his earnings and when the sum is $1000 on your account you can get your money in 9 days. You can get your money every day at work hours GMT, after previous month application for payment will create automatically."

For signing up you need only to choose a login name, a password and you need to provide a Paypal account. Other information are not requested.

I tried to enter a survey but I got the following surprise as I tried to play the videos:

member site of tempoquiz.com

The translation of the message is: "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.". We will see if there are tomorrow some videos for the survey available.

During clicking on the fourth survey the site fifty-news.com got opened in a new browser tab.

The site is hosted in Vinnytsya, Ukraine by using the same proxy service from Australia for hiding the ownership of the domain like whosurvey.com, wheresurvey.com and vacantsurvey.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%
trastnews.com....0%

 

The domain registry data from tempoquiz.com:

Domain name: tempoquiz.com
Domain idn name: tempoquiz.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: 2015-06-19T09:55:33Z
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: 2015-06-28T05:28:44Z <<<

Update July 1, 2015: Since today the videos are working.

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 <<<

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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Fraud & Scam

vacantsurvey.com - is it a followup from whosurvey.com?

by Rudolf Faix 23. June 2015 13:25

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.

VacantSurveyVacantSurvey is using the same registrar, the same privacy protection service from Australia and the same hosting provider in the Ukraine like whosurvey.com. Additional has VacantSurvey only a few differences to the system of whosurvey.com. For my understanding are that a little bit too many coincidences. The same at both sides is that you sign up for free, get a sign-up bonus and very important is that you need not provide some private information about yourself. You need only to provide a Paypal or Payza ID where you like to get your payment.

The differences are:

  • You can watch and rate 4 videos a day
  • Already rated video cannot get rated again
  • The video don't change every day (yesterday I did not get new videos)
  • You get $9 accounted for signing up
  • For one rating you get $18 accounted
  • Referring a new user you get $50 accounted
  • Payment is done monthly
  • Minimum sum of payout is $1,500

Very suspicious is that the site is registered since 15 days and at their website is written that they have made a monthly payout since February 2015. There gets no hint found how the site has been named before.

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

 

At the same host are getting found the following domains with a low trust level:

 

  • surveysoks.com....0%
  • personquiz.com....0%
  • domnovost.com....0%
  • posteok.com....0%
  • timezquest.com....0%
  • lifevesti.com....0%
  • gateopros.com....0%
  • formalquiz.com....0%
  • driftofnews.com....0%
  • quizinfor.com....0%
  • innofnews.com....0%
  • oprosofnew.com....0%
  • guruopros.com....13%

 

Please use my refferal code http://vacantsurvey.com/?p=14380 if you like to try it too. You get $9 accounted for signing up and you need not provide some private information.

 

Domain registration data from vacantsurvey.com:

Domain name: vacantsurvey.com
Domain idn name: vacantsurvey.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: 2015-06-05
Creation Date: 2015-06-05T13:13:24Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-05
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: 2015-06-23T09:03:08Z <<<

Update June 28, 2015: During login to the site VacantSurvey the site WhereSurvey gets opened in a new browser tab.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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