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

by Rudolf Faix 4. July 2015 10:50

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

Each advertiser or advertising agency likes to get clicks because the user is interested into the product. Such user will get easier to be a customer then someone, which clicks only for the reason for getting paid or to get some clicks on his own advertisement. Such one will even not read the content of the site. He will automatize the clicks or wait until he will be able to take the next opportunity for getting more. For this is the scam already included into the system from RisingTraffic and TrafficMonsoon

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

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

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

There are really 4 ways to earn with RisingTraffic

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

(10 % commision is only for referral purchases.)

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

RisingTraffic.com Countries

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

The domain registry data from RisingTraffic:

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

 

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Only Affiliate Marketing SCAM offers getting found at the social networks

by Rudolf Faix 4. July 2015 06:24

Pyramid systemAffiliate marketers are you really so stupid and think that you can sell money?

Do you not know that everybody knows that you cannot take out more from a pot than it is inside?

As long as you are not offering a product, which should get sold from the affiliates and the affiliates are getting their commission, is your system only an illegal pyramid system or Ponzi scheme!!! Participating and promoting in such a system can bring you only into jail.

A pyramid system is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.

Various forms of pyramid systems are illegal in many countries including the United States and numerous European countries.

As Europe enforced the law that promises in the promotion are enforceable in front of law court, the illegal sales systems disappeared very fast. Only some legal systems like Tupperware, Jeunesse, Amway and a few others are remaining. Some of this companies even needed to change their sales and promotion structure to be conform with the local law. The story about Amway at WikiPedia shows how the law has changed the world of affiliate marketing. You should think about it before you promote such a system - especially if you are not able to pay fines of a few million dollars!

Why you are trying to sell money? Do you really hope that you can find some people, which are more stupid then you are by yourself?

In such pyramid or Ponzi schemes only the people on top are earning. The people at the bottom of the pyramid are only losing their money. It does not matter if you need "only" to pay a small sign-up and/or membership fee. In any case you can use this money in a better way or are you already so poor that you like to get a place to sleep and food for free of charge by going to jail?

 

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Phishing: Survey & News Sites hosted at the Ukraine

by Rudolf Faix 2. July 2015 06:11

After thinking a long time about the purpose of the sites fifty-news.com, multitrendo.com, tempoquiz.com. trastnews.com, vacantsurvey.com, wheresurvey.com, whosurvey.com and the other sites hosted there, I got their purpose. They are only available for phishing the passwords of your payment provider. Especially if you expect a payment and you get a faked email from your payment provider for an account verification you'll will not wait a long time and make this account verification.

Take a look at the "Paypal" email - she is in German language (my account has been made in Austria) - the translation of the important parts gets described afterwards:

Paypal Phishing

Why this email is a phishing email:

  • Paypal will never use the email address access@access.com
  • The message "... der Zeit Ihrer letzen Anmeldung,Ihr PayPal-Konto ist vorübergehend blockiert" - English: "... since you logged off the last time your PayPal-account is temporary blocked" is known from PayPal. With this you are getting invited to follow the link provided at "Klicken Sie bitte Jetzt Zugriff wiederherstellen" (English: "Click Restore the Access Now"). This link and the button leads to http://kolbe.bz/logins/ - not really to PayPal.
  • The same link http://kolbe.bz/logins/ get found at the end of the message where is nothing else written than "Please don't answer to this email we are not reading this email. If you have questions then login to your account and click on contact".

kolbe.bz is an hacked Word Press site - you can see the Word Press logo if you are using http://kolbe.bz/login instead http://kolbe.bz/logins/. If you are using http://kolbe.bz/logins/ then you see a copy of the PayPal page:

Paypal phishing site

kolbe.bz redirects the traffic to serveusers.com. The domain serveusers.com belongs to the hosting provider Network OperationsZZZ ChangeIP located in Miami, USA.

The website gets found at the IP:

 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
187.108.192.56 Brazil  Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Snh Servicos De Internet Ltda.

 

The email got sent from the following IP:

 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
67.225.220.93 United States  Michigan Lansing Liquid Web Inc.

 

At the moment are the following domains at the same servers available - you should avoid this sites:

  • actutrend.com
  • deepopros.com
  • direxnews.com
  • domnovost.com
  • driftofnews.com
  • enqueteok.com
  • espovote.com
  • exponovost.com
  • fifty-news.com
  • formalquiz.com
  • fractualites.com
  • frenqu.com
  • froround.com
  • gateopros.com
  • globynews.com
  • guruopros.com
  • innofnews.com
  • iorkquest.com
  • lifevesti.com
  • line-quiz.com
  • mail.fractualites.com
  • maxopros.com
  • multitrendo.com
  • news-doc.com
  • novvest.com
  • ok-quiz.com
  • okactualites.com
  • okanket.com
  • okinterview.com
  • onopros.com
  • oproska.com
  • oprosofnew.com
  • peoplesep.com
  • personquiz.com
  • plusopros.com
  • posteok.com
  • prevopros.com
  • qlorynews.com
  • qualyquiz.com
  • questbsn.com
  • quizinfor.com
  • randnov.com
  • rugonews.com
  • start-surves.com
  • start-survey.com
  • start-surveys.com
  • starts-survey.com
  • survey-full.com
  • surveysoks.com
  • teamopros.com
  • tempoquiz.com
  • timevesti.com
  • timezquest.com
  • trastnews.com
  • trendonews.com
  • unnonews.com
  • up-actu.com
  • upenqu.com
  • vacantsurvey.com
  • votescomp.com
  • wheresurvey.com
  • whosurvey.com
  • zeeround.com

Never click on a link in a received email in such a case. Go directly to the site by entering the link manually.

 

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Time-Waster: multitrendo.com - trastnews.com is a copy of multitrendo.com

by Rudolf Faix 1. July 2015 14:49

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.

MultiTrendomultitrendo.com is the older version of trastnews.com. The only difference is that you get only $5 for each news you read. multitrendo.com uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com, trastnews.comfifty-news.com and wheresurvey.com. multitrendo.com is hosted like the other sites in the Ukraine:

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

 

As multitrendo.com is already registered more than two years we can find some results at google about them. At Rippoff Report we can find a complaint Review about Multi Trendo:

Multi Trendo Multitrendo Multi Trendo is a ficticious company, not registered in public records. Say they were started 2008 in Brookland. BROOKLAND New York

Multi Trendo recently started placing ads in Craiglslist.org asking people to do news article clicks for pay per article read.

No business contact information was supplied: address other than a claim of Brookland, NYC.

Say they were established 2008. No such company name or variation of name appears in business public records in New York State, New York City or Brookland, NY. This is a fictitious company whose web site whois data is hidden and whose web server is located in the Ukraine - which raised suspicions.

Their signup asks or PayPal account number which PayPal stongly advises never giving out. The field is not long enough for standard email addresses used in allowing push PayPal payments.

The likely scam is that you enter your PayPal email address, or account number in the payment set up while using the exact same or similar password during their registration. That way they gain full access to you PayPal (or other payment processing company) account. Then they can take over your payment account.

Similar reports can get found at:

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

questbsn.com....0%
okactualites.com....0%
frenqu.com....0%
okinterview.com....0%
up-actu.com....0%
upenqu.com....0%
actutrend.com....0%
froround.com....0%
enqueteok.com....0%
mail.fractualites.com....0%
news-doc.com....0%
fractualites.com....10%

The domain registry data of multitrendo.com:

Domain name: multitrendo.com
Domain idn name: multitrendo.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: 2014-03-20
Creation Date: 2014-03-20T10:31:28Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-03-20
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: 2015-07-01T11:33:34Z <<<

 

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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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