paidviewpoint.com - aytm.com - Umongous Inc, - David Handel - Genuine or Scam?

by Rudolf Faix 18. June 2015 07:22

PaidViewPointpaidviewpoint.com is a survey site where you need to get invitated for participating on surveys. As paidviewpoint.com did not ask for any membership fees I have signed up on June 17, 2016. During the signing up process I need to answer a lot of private questions like living area, income and household members, etc. For this I received $0.85.

It seems that the answers to these questions are getting used for selecting the participants for the surveys, but if the system is not trustful such information can get traded too.

After the signup process has been completed there has not been one survey available on which I could participate. After signing up you have to wait for getting an invitation for a survey. At this time you have no other possibility to earn money as to promote the service from paidviewpoint.com to others for signing up too. They are promising:

Earn up to $25 for each new member which gets invited from you

EVERY TIME THEY CASH OUT – YOU’LL GET 20% OF EVERY BIZ SURVEY REWARD

THEY’VE ACCUMULATED. INVITE AS MANY AS YOU WANT. EARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

Become a VIP community builder and collect your 20% on the fly if you don't want to wait for them to cash out.

To apply for the program you need to have 100+ active friends.

 

Negative points are for me their conditions. Whenever you change your phone number or Paypal address your accounts cash balance gets zeroed:

Why do you need my phone number?

When you validate your account with your phone and then again at the first cash-out, you help prevent the possibility of someone stealing your earnings. Additionally, validating your phone number is one of the methods our system uses to enforce the one-account-per-member rule.

 

Can I change my registered phone number?

You can change your registered phone number at any time. However, each time you change your number, your account cash balance will be zeroed. Alternatively, you can freeze your earnings for 180 days at which time you’ll be asked to validate the same new number to unfreeze them. This helps prevent people from attempting to break the rules and operate more than one PaidViewpoint account. We suggest that you only change your registered phone number following a cash-out when your account balance is back to zero. If you have changed your registered phone number, you are permitted to change back to the original number at any time. No member can use a number that has ever been used by another member.

 

Can I change my PayPal email address?

You can change your registered PayPal email address at any time. However, each time you change your PayPal email address, your account cash balance will be zeroed. Alternatively, you can freeze your earnings for 180 days. This helps prevent people from attempting to break the rules and operate more than one PaidViewpoint account. We suggest that you only change your registered PayPal email address following a cash-out when your account balance is back to zero. If you have changed your registered PayPal email address, you are permitted to change back to the original email address at any time. No member can use a PayPal email address that has ever been used by another member.

At the page About us we can find the information:

PaidViewpoint is operated by aytm.com Ask Your Target Market. AYTM, with your help, is revolutionizing the market research industry by making quality market research easily accessible and affordable to businesses large and small everywhere. AYTM is enabling today's entrepreneurs to succeed in building the businesses that create jobs for all of us. Visit AYTM to learn more about our team. We'd love to hear any ideas you have to improve the PaidViewpoint experience.

 

Paidviewpoint and AYTM have a good WOT (Web Of Trust) reputation:

WOT rating of aytm.com WOT rating from paidviewpoint.com

 

The Alexa ranking for aytm.com and paidviewpoint.com is good too. It shows that the site gets a lot of traffic:

Alexa ranking of aytm.com Alexa ranking of paidviewpoint.com

 

Summary: paidviewpoint.com makes the impression of a serious site. As they are already many years on the market and there are not really negative comments with proves is it a site where you can some extra money. Paidviewpoint makes a serious and better impression then other sites, which are promoting their service with dream income. Please use the following link if you like to sign-up http://paidviewpoint.com/?r=rwoasd

It seems that they have nothing to hide at their domain registration. Here are the data for the domain registration of aytm.com:

Domain Name: AYTM.COM
Registry Domain ID: 50126446_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2014-11-27T09:26:02.00Z
Creation Date: 2000-12-26T21:58:50.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-26T21:58:00.00Z
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:
Registrant Name: DAVID HANDEL
Registrant Organization: UMONGOUS, INC
Registrant Street: 542 S SEAVIEW AVE
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: GALLOWAY
Registrant State/Province: NJ
Registrant Postal Code: 08205
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6092045666
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: david@aytm.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: DAVID HANDEL
Admin Organization: UMONGOUS, INC
Admin Street: 542 S SEAVIEW AVE
Admin Street:
Admin City: GALLOWAY
Admin State/Province: NJ
Admin Postal Code: 08205
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.6092045666
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: david@aytm.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: DAVID HANDEL
Tech Organization: UMONGOUS, INC
Tech Street: 542 S SEAVIEW AVE
Tech Street:
Tech City: GALLOWAY
Tech State/Province: NJ
Tech Postal Code: 08205
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.6092045666
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: david@aytm.com
Name Server: NS10.SPEEDYRAILS.COM
Name Server: NS11.SPEEDYRAILS.COM
Name Server: NS12.SPEEDYRAILS.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2014-11-27T01:26:05.00Z <<<

Paidviewpoint has a clean domain registration too:

Domain Name: paidviewpoint.com
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1and1.com
Registrar URL: http://1and1.com
Updated Date: 2013-04-19T00:04:47Z
Creation Date: 2009-09-21T03:08:58Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-09-21T03:08:58Z
Registrar: 1&1 Internet AG
Registrar IANA ID: 83
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@1and1.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8774612631
Reseller:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: David Handel
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: PO Box 1741
Registrant City: Absecon
Registrant State/Province: NJ
Registrant Postal Code: 08201
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6097486622
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: admin@paidviewpoint.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: David Handel
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: PO Box 1741
Admin City: Absecon
Admin State/Province: NJ
Admin Postal Code: 08201
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.6097486622
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: admin@paidviewpoint.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Hostmaster ONEANDONE
Tech Organization: 1&1 Internet Inc.
Tech Street: 701 Lee Rd.
Tech Street: Suite 300
Tech City: Chesterbrook
Tech State/Province: PA
Tech Postal Code: 19087
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.8774612631
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.6105601501
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: hostmaster@1and1.com
Nameserver: ns1.digitalocean.com
Nameserver: ns2.digitalocean.com
Nameserver: ns3.digitalocean.com
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-18T00:47:13Z <<<

The membership site of paidviewpoint:

PaidViewPoint Dashboard

 

Update June 28, 2015: Until now is not one survey for me available. All surveys for not getting bored at this system are for getting more personal data. This makes the site more suspicious because it seems that you can earn only by inviting others to the site.

 

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Suspicious Sites

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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Fraud & Scam

Shopping Sherlock - shoppingsherlock.com - a site with a bad reputation

by Rudolf Faix 14. June 2015 06:33

Shopping SherlockWilliam Taylor sent me an invitation on LinkedIn. As I accept all invitations I have accepted his too. The only purpose of the invitation from William Taylor has been to send me a spam message with an invitation for an affiliate system with the name Shopping Sherlock. I have replaced his affiliate code with the sign "x" in his message, because it is nothing else then a simple pyramid system:

William Taylor

"Thank you for accepting my invitation"!

William Taylor

13. Juni 2015 14:03

Sie haben diese Nachricht beantwortet:

What is my Goal? / Simple. 
I want to help you Save, by giving you "Absolutely Free" an invitation to Shop on an Invite Only Platform that allows you to Find the Absolute Lowest Prices on the Web!.. 
Check out the site / Enter your Email address / Choose a User Name & Password / Go Shopping 
Then Decide for Yourself / It’s Just That Simple! 

http://www.shoppingsherlock.com/xxxxxx

With my nearly 40 years of computer networks and security experience I know that spam leads very seldom to a good offer. In this case the offer has already a very bad reputation. The first warning by following the link comes from AdGuard:

Warning! Could be unsafe!
 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

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

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

At the blog behind MLM we can read that Shopping Sherlock is nothing else then a copy of the crashed system from My Shopping Genie (closed May 2012) after they could not pay their affiliates. Each MLM or pyramid system, which is living only from membership fees, crashes as soon there are not enough new members joining the system are coming up. The same will happen to the system from Shopping Sherlock. There are enough free sites without any membership fees which are offering price comparing on the Internet available.

For a normal user is It not recommended to proceed after the first warning already. As I know that all my protection systems are up to date, I have continued visiting the page and got prompt the next warning from Web Of Trust - a system where user are rating the content of the sites:

WOT reputation of shoppingsherlock.com

Such a scam rating is interesting and I have followed for reading the comments about this ratings. You find at the site Web Of Trust like everywhere about Shopping Sherlock positive and negative ratings and you can decide which ratings you are more believing. I'm listing here only the ratings written in English. If someone likes to get the other ratings translated he can use Google translator. The comments from Web Of Trust:

User picture
I don't trust

Scam

Spam

This site's URL appeared in Disqus forum spam and should not be trusted. "

User picture
I don't trust

Scam

Potentially illegal

Misleading claims or unethical

A form of pyramid selling designed to fool the gullible and the stupid. As with all pyramid schemes this scam will eventually fail leaving its creators very rich and virtually everybody else out of pocket. "

If we verify these rating then we find out that they are true. The only possible earnings on the site Shopping Sherlock are done selling memberships for affiliates. With other words the affiliates have nothing to do as to work for Shopping Sherlock and pay for their work. This makes the site to SCAM. In the whole world is it usage that you get paid for your work and you need not pay for it. For this is the site nothing else then a simple pyramid system. Such systems are illegal in a lot of countries.

In such a system you are able to earn only if you are a member since the early start up time. As later you enter the system as harder it comes to earn by convincing new members. The system started in February 2012 (which wonder that is close to the time as My Shopping Genie has closed down on May 2012) and has reached now an Alexa global ranking of 105,934. That the site is growing slowly already as it get shown in the Alexa global ranking, where Shopping Sherlock has improved their rankings during the last 3 months only for 1,135 positions. That the lifetime of such systems is relative short get shown by the example of My shopping Genie. My Shopping Genie launched late 2007 and the reports that they could not pay their affiliates more than 6 months already, have been coming up during September 2011. With other words the system worked only 3.5 years. If we compare it with Shopping Sherlock then we can expect, as it is nothing else then a copy of Shopping Sherlock, a break down at the end of this year or during 2016. It is depending how fast they are growing with their affiliate structure until no new affiliates can get convinced. As soon as the new affiliates gets it that they cannot find some new members and they have to pay more as they are earning the break down of the system starts.

The actual Alexa ranking from shoppingsherlock.com:

Alexa ranking of shoppingsherlock.com

 

The domain registry data from shoppingsherlock.com:

Domain Name: SHOPPINGSHERLOCK.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1720468532_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-04-30T18:23:03Z
Creation Date: 2012-05-15T04:30:54Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-05-15T04:30:54Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: ok http://www.icann.org/epp#ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Michael Wiedder founder CEO shoppingsherlock.comRegistrant Name: Michael Wiedder
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 4912 Lemona
Registrant City: Sherman Oaks
Registrant State/Province: California
Registrant Postal Code: 91403
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: (310) 428-9375
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: mwiedder@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: Michael Wiedder
Admin Organization: 
Admin Street: 4912 Lemona
Admin City: Sherman Oaks
Admin State/Province: California
Admin Postal Code: 91403
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: (310) 428-9375
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: mwiedder@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: Michael Wiedder
Tech Organization: 
Tech Street: 4912 Lemona
Tech City: Sherman Oaks
Tech State/Province: California
Tech Postal Code: 91403
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: (310) 428-9375
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: mwiedder@gmail.com
Name Server: NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-13T23:00:00Z <<<

The story from the break down from My Shopping Genie

Web Of Trust - shoppingsherlock.pdf (403.95 kb)

 

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Fraud & Scam

Keep away from online scams - Identifying online scams

by Rudolf Faix 10. June 2015 04:18

Scam School9 out of 10 individuals who joined a work at home for escaping the daily rat-race, got scammed and never made a penny. The web has turned into a reproducing ground for these heartless online advertisers who utilizes misleading techniques to crush each penny out of you.

The primary reason for making this site is to help you evade these online scams. I can't stand seeing somebody doling their well deserved cash out to these deceitful scams. Scammers don't worry, I love you - grilled, fried, boiled, etc., especially if I can torture you before. :)

There are such a large number of scams out there on the web and just a pack of honest to goodness ones. So how would you stay away from every one of these scams?

Indications of scams

Scam Alert 1: Membership or Sign-Up Fee

In the most cases is such a fee only a scam - especially if you not get something in return. In such a case you know already how the upstream is getting paid and there is no product to trade. Such systems are in the most countries already forbidden by law.

Scam Alert 2: Domain ownership is hidden by a service

Real and serious companies are proud about their name. They are not using some services, which hides their name or address at the domain registry. Only private individuals and scammer need to hide their identity.

If you are not familiar how to get the domain ownership listed, then you can use the free Internet service from Scamadviser. This service gives you all the necessary information.

Scam Alert 3: A "Holy Grail" - No effort, High benefit

At whatever point any online advertiser or item guarantee that they can profit with practically no work, its unquestionably a scam. There are no such "Holy Grail" in this world that can make your prosperity for you. Achievement must be hungered by your own particular exertion and diligent work.

Scam Alert 4: Keeping you out of the loop

Items that have a deals just feature and don't indicate precisely how you are going to profit is most likely a scam. The greater part of these scams utilize this method to handle your interest. There are likely no substance in its paid substance that can approve its viability.

The most noticeably bad thing you can do is to purchase an item without recognizing what you are getting into. Whenever an item which paints a blushing picture for your future with an one page site and a deals just feature, stay far from it. You can help spare other individuals from the scam by reporting it.

Scam Alert 5: Constant Downsells and Upsells

Downsells

At whatever point you experience a project or item that offers you a unique rebate at whatever point you attempt leave its business page, its likely a scam. In the event that a system or item is so great, why might it so frantically need you to join?

The best clarification could either be encourage upsells once you go along with its program or absence of value data or substance for its clients.

Upsells

Programs that obliges you to purchase many, many products once you turn into a part is doubtlessly annoying.

You will first be acquainted with the entire thought of profiting online and once you join as a participation in its program, you understand you have to purchase another item to take in more about something, and you need purchase yet another item to increase further learning.

There are only no limit to your spending. When you understand that you are being scammed, you would presumably understand that you have spent over a great many dollars on these items.

Scam Alert 6: Fake or Scammy photographs or testimonials

There are numerous projects out there that uses fake testimonials and they will utilize a little worded disclaimer to say that the item testimonials are not 100% authentic. Be careful with those.

Item proprietors who claim they made a fortune online and claim that they will show you how to do it, however uses fake names and photographs to cover their character without a doubt have something to stow away. So please stay far from those items.

Scam Alert 7: High influenced deals

On the off chance that an item or project tries to persuade you that this is a "limited time" offer and you need to act now. Don't! Take as much time as required, it is only a promoting trick.

I'm not saying that all the projects that uses this advertising strategy is a scam. I'm trying to say that you ought to take as much time as required to completely comprehend what you are needing before settling on a choice.

Scam Alert 8: Does not offer support

Product support is the most critical variable to judge the value of the project enrollment. Continuously test the item bolster highlight in the project. It is constantly great to realize that you will be well dealt with once you turn into an individual from the project.

Any honest to goodness system would spend additional push to answer to every one of your inquiries. As a guide, a project merits joining on the off chance that you can get an answer to your inquiries inside of 2 days (the speedier the better).

Scam Alert 9: Impossible to Contact

On the off chance that a system or item don't give any contact data, Run! Flee a long way from the system. High risk that it is a scam.

On the off chance that you would have paid cash to join the participation, and even most exceedingly awful, the enrollment installment is a repeating installment. Bad fortunes for you. Ideally you can scratch off the membership through your credit card organization.

No authentic business will conceal their contact data from you in light of the fact that validity to a real business is vital.

Scam Alert 10: Flaunting pictures or videos of Mansion, rich autos and so forth

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Moral Dilemma...Are all ClickBank products scams?

by Rudolf Faix 9. June 2015 11:44

ClickBankAt the base of every site with unimaginable offers or news, we locate a disclaimer of ClickBank - a surely understood "get rich quick" scammer supporting organization. This demonstrates that ClickBank knows which sort of subsidiary advertisers they have and which items they are retailing. For me is the disclaimer as of now a demonstrate of the scam:

ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site. CLICKBANK® is a registered trademark of Click Sales, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 917 S. Lusk Street, Suite 200, Boise Idaho, 83706, USA and used by permission. ClickBank's role as retailer does not constitute an endorsement, approval or review of these products or any claim, statement or opinion used in promotion of these products.

As ClickBank is accepting the cash, they have to separation themselves from the advancement. An advancement like this is in US and in Europe enforceable by law. The fines for deceiving advancement is higher than such an organization can ever procure, ClickBank knows this, the items and they realize that a deceptive advancement is utilized to offer this items, For this they are giving such a disclaimer and trust, to the point that it will keep them free from any approvals before the law court case.

A posting found at Digital Point describes the products, which are getting distributed by ClickBank very well:

Moral Dilemma...Are all ClickBank products scams?
Hi Guys...I want to make money like the rest of the world, but I have a real problem scamming people...It seems that every product that I've investigated on ClickBank is a scam. I currently do some sales with a weight loss product that is not a scam, just a lot of common sense, but my question to you guys is if there are some products on ClickBank that actually do what they advertise?
I'm not looking to steal your products, but if you can just give me some general ideas on where to look because I must be missing all the legit products...And I just don't have the money to buy sample products of everything...
Thanks...

Certainly is that he won't get the answer "yes" in the discussion. No scammer will tell without anyone else's input that he is scamming. In such a case ClickBank could close as of now years prior. They have conveyed some of their great scammers for discovering a few contentions against the theme. That improves, Their disclaimer shows as of now that they know, what is getting sold.

The methods of ClickBank in not paying their affiliates are described very good at Is ClickBank a big SCAM? and at Did clickbank scam me? Their methods making money are very well described in the last page of Is ClickBank a big SCAM? There has written the member with the name thuthuatwordpress:

  1. Based on the Clickbank rule, an "Inactive" account (no sales within the last 3 month - counted since the last sales made) would be a deducted 1$ fee for maintain and after 6 month of NO sales, 5$ would be deducted every week and much more until your account comr back to zero, even negative number!
  2. Based on the withdraw policy, you need to have 5 sales and 3 of that MUST be from a mastercard and 2 of that must be from visa/prepaid card. yes, TWO forms of payment, if you had 5 sales and all of that from a mastercard, in this case you will not be paid.

The rule about the dormant accounts got changed already, but it looks more to be a robbery than a serious rule. See it by yourself at https://support.clickbank.com/entries/23761401-Dormant-Accounts:

Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a charge of $1 per pay period after 90 days of no earnings, $5 per pay period after 180 days of no earnings, and $50 per pay period after 365 days of no earnings.

The second rule got found at https://support.clickbank.com/entries/23776493-Customer-Distribution-Requirement:

ClickBank will withhold payment of any balance until an account shows a minimum of 5 sales using at least two of the following payment methods:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • ELV (European Direct Debit)
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

This requirement is in place to help prevent Affiliates from abusing the ClickBank Affiliate program by using their accounts for the sole purpose of fraudulently collecting rebates and/or discounts on their own purchases.

Once you have met the Customer Distribution Requirement, your account will begin issuing payments normally, in accordance with our Accounting Policy, beginning on the next payment issuing date.

That has nothing to do with keeping associates far from misapplying the system. They are situated in the U.S. furthermore, realize that almost everyone has a ton of installment cards. So that does not by any stretch of the imagination forestall something. It is just another sort of profiting!

Accurate this rules are as I would see it nothing else then a legitimized SCAM on the grounds that they have composed it into their business rules!!! Somebody, which acknowledge such standards is blameworthy independent from anyone else. A genuine organization won't make such scam rules!!!

You can find scam offers listed from me and which are getting retailed from ClickBank by following this link: http://affiliates.wwpa.com/?tag=/ClickBank

Domain registry data of clickbank.com:

Domain Name: CLICKBANK.COM
Registry Domain ID: 487297_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: [link removed] Date: 2015-04-30T17:03:30Z
Creation Date: 1997-08-05T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-08-04T04:00:00Z
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984x200
Reseller: iwantmyname [link removed] Status: clientTransferProhibited - [link removed] Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: ClickBank
Registrant Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Registrant City: Boise
Registrant State/Province: ID
Registrant Postal Code: 83706
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7205093688
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: ClickBank
Admin Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Admin City: Boise
Admin State/Province: ID
Admin Postal Code: 83706
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7205093688
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: ClickBank
Tech Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Tech City: Boise
Tech State/Province: ID
Tech Postal Code: 83706
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7205093688
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: glen.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: jill.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
[link removed] Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-03T23:47:12Z

Domain registry data of clickbank.net:

Domain Name: CLICKBANK.NET
Registry Domain ID: 487190_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: http://www.1api.net
Updated Date: 2015-02-15T23:52:45Z
Creation Date: 1997-07-11T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-10T04:00:00Z
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@1api.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984x200
Reseller: iwantmyname http://iwantmyname.com
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited - http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: ClickBank
Registrant Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Registrant City: Boise
Registrant State/Province: ID
Registrant Postal Code: 83706
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7205093688
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: domains@clickbank.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: ClickBank
Admin Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Admin City: Boise
Admin State/Province: ID
Admin Postal Code: 83706
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7205093688
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: domains@clickbank.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: ClickBank
Tech Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Tech City: Boise
Tech State/Province: ID
Tech Postal Code: 83706
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7205093688
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: domains@clickbank.com
Name Server: diva.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: charles.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-26T05:19:28Z <<<

 

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