Scammer: cashsurfingnetwork.com - Eric Goettman

by Rudolf Faix 20. December 2015 12:52

The difference between promotion and reality gets very good shown at the page of a scammer. In this case the page cashsurfingnetwork.com from Eric Goettman is a very good example for misleading advertisements. The lie of the advertisement can get easily identified. The promotion at http://cashsurfingnetwork.com/splashpage.php?splashid=9 shows us the misleading information that you get $12 signup bonus:

The misleading promotion from cashsurfingnetwork.com - Eric Goettmann

That the above promotion is a big lie gets already shown in their own explanations. Cashsurfingnetwork is "40,000 members strong" and declares that "our companies have paid out $ 20,180 in commissions and prices". I think everybody can make a mental calculation that 40,000 members who got $12 is making a sum of $480,000 instead of $20,180. $20,180 divided in 40,000 members makes around $0.50 for each member.

The site cashsurfingnetwork.com got registered on May 17, 2013 - 2 years and 213 days ago. The site is in sum running already 943 days. All the members did not sign up yesterday. If the promise of "guaranteed $1.00 a day" would be true and only 33% of their members would be active then they would have paid until now more than $10 million instead of the promoted $20,180 (40,000 members * 33% * 943 days * $1 = $12,447,600)!

In U.S. is the Federal Trade Commission responsible for prosecuting misleading promotion. At the FTC site "Truth in Advertising" we find the explanation of the law in the U.S.:

When consumers see or hear an advertisement, whether it’s on the Internet, radio or television, or anywhere else, federal law says that ad must be truthful, not misleading, and, when appropriate, backed by scientific evidence. The Federal Trade Commission enforces these truth-in-advertising laws, and it applies the same standards no matter where an ad appears – in newspapers and magazines, online, in the mail, or on billboards or buses. The FTC looks especially closely at advertising claims that can affect consumers’ health or their pocketbooks – claims about food, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, and tobacco and on conduct related to high-tech products and the Internet. The FTC also monitors and writes reports about ad industry practices regarding the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.

When the FTC finds a case of fraud perpetrated on consumers, the agency files actions in federal district court for immediate and permanent orders to stop scams; prevent fraudsters from perpetrating scams in the future; freeze their assets; and get compensation for victims.

In Europe is it law that each promotion needs to get fulfilled. The consumer is able to bring companies with misleading promotion in front of law court to get the promises done in the advertising.

If you sign up at cashsufingnetwork.com you'll not get the $12 promised at their promotion. You'll get nothing and for this reason you are already allowed to call Eric Goettman to be a scammer and fraudster, because he lies already at his splash page. After signing up you'll find a few steps, which you have to fulfill to get in sum $12. You have to sign up and surfing at six other sites. Each of these sites should pay $2:

Memberpage with steps to get $ 12

This procedure is not stated in the promotion from cashsurfingnetwork.com and for this has this procedure nothing to do with the promotion. Anyway, even if you are signing up at the six other sites you'll not get the $12.

If you like to sign up at www.tophits4u.com you'll get warned from Adguard that the site is a well-known phishing site. Normal users should not follow the link:

Adguard warning from tophits4u.com, a well-known phishing page

Anyway, I know what I'm doing and how to protect myself and signed up there too. Each of the six sites likes to pull a lot of your hard earned money out of your pocket during the signing up process. During the "one-click" sign-up process you have to click away at least three offers from each site. The one click sign up process is for this reason a big lie too. The only one which likes to get rich quick and can get rich if he finds enough stupid ones, which believing his offers, is Eric Goettman - the owner of the site cashsurfingnetwork.com. I'm not belonging to the stupid ones, which are paying for promises. I signed up at all the sites as a free member, because nobody can sell money without some earnings.

The owners of the sites are:

  • tophits4u.com
    The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity

  • powercashstream.com
    Eric Goettman
    5042 Wilshire Blvd,, Los Angeles, CA-90036
    +1.8008150181, eric@goettman.com

  • lobbyhits.com
    Edward Goettman
    7597 Melrose St, Buena Park, CA-90621
    Phone: +1.7142311641, edward@goettman.com

  • legacyhits.com
    Marcus Wahl
    6700 s 91st, Lincoln, Nebrasca, 68526
    (402) 770-0687, mcwahl1@yahoo.com

  • socialadsurf.com
    Marcus Wahl
    6700 s 91st, Lincoln, Nebrasca, 68526
    (402) 770-0687, mcwahl1@yahoo.com

  • ninjasurf.net
    The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity

My dashboard after signing up for all the 6 sites:

cashsurfingnetwork.com dashboard after signing up the 6 other sites

After signing up and surfing the pages i only received in sum $ 0.51 to my account. The promised $12 of the promotion are still missing:

cashsurfingnetwork.com log about earnings for phase I

cashsurfingnetwork.com log about login rewards

A screenshot of the paid to click offer from cashsurfingnetwork.com shows that you can earn only $0.01. All other PTC (Paid To Click) networks are at least offering $0.05 for their free members:

The poor PTC offer from cashsurfingnetwork.com

The domain registration data from cashsurfingnetwork.com:

Domain Name: cashsurfingnetwork.com
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1and1.com
Registrar URL: http://1and1.com
Updated Date: 2015-08-07T20:41:16.000Z
Creation Date: 2013-05-17T16:04:27.000Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-05-17T16:04:27.000Z
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: ok https://www.icann.org/epp#ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Eric Goettman
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 5042 Wilshire Blvd
Registrant City: Los Angeles
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 90036
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8008150181
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: eric@goettman.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Eric Goettman
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 5042 Wilshire Blvd
Admin City: Los Angeles
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 90036
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.8008150181
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: eric@goettman.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: ns.liquidweb.com
Nameserver: ns1.liquidweb.com
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-12-17T23:50:09Z <<<

It is nice from Eric Goettman to provide in his domain registration data one more domain, which is even carrying his family name. It is interesting what is written in the registration record from the domain goettman.com:

Domain Name: goettman.com
Registry Domain ID: 95339871_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1and1.com
Registrar URL: http://1and1.com
Updated Date: 2011-08-23T00:56:11.000Z
Creation Date: 2003-02-27T21:50:49.000Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-02-27T21:50:49.000Z
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: ok https://www.icann.org/epp#ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Eric Goettman
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 5042 Wilshire Blvd
Registrant City: Los Angeles
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 90036
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8008150181
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: eric@goettman.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Eric Goettman
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 5042 Wilshire Blvd
Admin City: Los Angeles
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 90036
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.8008150181
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: eric@goettman.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: ns51.1and1.com
Nameserver: ns52.1and1.com
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-12-17T23:55:49Z <<<

We found the same Eric Goettman with the same address data and phone number.

Marcus WahlI cannot say if Eric Goettman and Edward Goettman are brothers or the same person. An Eric Goettman, however you write the name, does not get found in the social networks.

The only one, which gets found with a connection to cashsurfingnetwork.com, is at LinkedIn a person with the German sounding name Marcus Wahl. He calls himself to be a "Co Owner at Cashsurfingnetwork.com" and provides in his profile that he is from Lincoln, Nebraska, US. To his LinkedIn profile are connected 68 contacts. That is for me a very small number of contacts for running multiple networks like rapidfireads.com, cashsurfingnetwork.com, legacyteamcoop.com and legacyhits.com.

For the reason of their lies in their advertisements and their business methods are all involved people from cashsurfingnetworks for me not trustful business partners. A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. The first lies are getting found already in their advertisements.

Update May 4, 2016: If you follow up the discussion in the comments section then you'll find out that Eric Goettman pays the "FREE $12 SIGNUP BONUS" more or less to himself. This fact is now even declared at the splash page with the words "*2.00 is placed into each of the six traffic exchanges free". You can be sure that you need to upgrade your membership on each of the sites to get the $2.00 and the membership fee will be much higher than the "FREE" $2.00 because nobody can payout more than he is earning. This fact has not been written anywhere at the time I have signed up at CashSurfingNetwork.com and it has not been written in any email after signing up:

From: CashSurfingNetwork - Eric Goettman & Legacy Team <admin@cashsurfingnetwork.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 1:11 PM
Subject: Your Free $12 Signup Bonus is Waiting! [Cash Surfing Network]
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com


Login to CSN
Welcome Aboard!

CSN the First Questions You Might Have:
1. How to Surf and Find Your Affiliate Id: http://www.screencast.com/t/EBbxWvQIBmQJ
2. How do I earn with CSN: http://legacyhits.com/images/15minutes.png
3. Promoting CSN for Money and Growing Your Business:
Login First: http://cashsurfingnetwork.com/login.php

Then Click Here:
http://cashsurfingnetwork.com/members.php?mf=xptr

The cash train is just getting started. On behalf of the member that sent you here, the Cash Surfing Network Team would like to welcome you. Our team is made up of Eric Goettman, the smart programmer, and the promotional sales side of Marcus Wahl (the wild video guy), Ken Locatelli, Rodney Hage, and the member that brought you here.

We saw the need to help internet people like yourself to earn money in traffic exchanges and related marketing. When the failure rate for people entering this market is 97% or higher we knew that our service was in need. Your in good hands, the Cash Surfing Network has its foundation on a three year+ old company. You got your free ticket to the Cash Train right here..so let's get started!
You can go as fast as you want through the phases, but for the sake of simplicity we are going to break things down so we go nice and easy.

Phase I Benefits After Your Done Today
  • Free $12 Signup Bonus
  • Build Downlines in 6 Traffic Exchanges
  • Potential Commissions and Free Traffic
  • Ability to Surf 555 Pages at Each Traffic Exchange and Earn Guaranteed!
1. Login to the Cash Surfing Network

2. Click on the one click signups for the six traffic exchanges (unless you are already a member). This will sign you up to them.

3. Next login to each traffic exchange and get your referral id.Your referral id is the number at the end of your referral link.Your referral link will be found in the affiliate, affiliate toolbox, or promote tab.Your looking for the area where you can advertise for the traffic exchange to earn.

4. Lastly, place the ids into the correct boxes on your Cash Surfing Network page and press update.

5. Enter your Cash Surfing Network userid at each Traffic Exchange in the profile section or CSN Cash Log section.

Now you can advertise the Cash Surfing Network and build your downlines for potential commissions and free traffic. Wow that was easy right!

To advertise the cash surfing network just go to the affiliate toolbox tab at CSN(Cash Surfing Network) and grab your affiliate link.It will look like this:

http://www.cashsurfingnetwork.com/?rid=YOURUSERID

...where YOURUSERID is your affiliate id number. Then you can be on your way to earning by advertising the Cash Surfing Network.

Video Recap: This is where I coach you quick and make sure your good to go.
http://youtu.be/OS7Ir9Q6pFY

That's it we'll see you soon.

Cash Surfing Network Team,
Eric Goettman, Marcus Wahl, Ken Locatelli, Rodney Hage

Login: http://cashsurfingnetwork.com/login.php

P.S. Grab the OTO and keep it locked in.You won't be disappointed ;)



       
   

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Summary: Someone, who is running misleading promotions or promises something in a promotion what he cannot or don't like to fulfill, does not need to wonder himself to get called to be a scammer.

 

Scammer buxproplus.com does not know in which state they are located

by Rudolf Faix 13. December 2015 11:14

It seems that Bux Proplus did have only the money for the domain registration and not the additional funds for a privacy protection service and for this they have invented their own privacy protection service. Like each scammer seems their brain not trained enough and that seems to be their largest problem now.

If we take a look at their domain registration data then we'll find the city New York which should be located in Florida and has a postcode from Dallas County, Texas. Additional they have a phone number from North Alabama. It seems that they really don't know where they are located.

A person can really not get called "ptc bux builder" and there is no company name provided. You can be sure that the domain registration data are nothing else than a fake like the whole website.

Here are the actual domain registration data from buxproplus:

Domain Name: buxproplus.com
Registry Domain ID: 1977311251_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namesilo.com
Registrar URL: https://www.namesilo.com/
Updated Date: 2015-12-11
Creation Date: 2015-11-08
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-11-08
Registrar: NameSilo, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1479
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@namesilo.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6024928198
Reseller: QHOSTER.COM
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: ptc bux builder
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: PO BOX 727
Registrant City: new york
Registrant State/Province: FL
Registrant Postal Code: 75230
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.2568403888
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: ptcwebsolutions@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: ptc bux builder
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: PO BOX 727
Admin City: new york
Admin State/Province: FL
Admin Postal Code: 75230
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.2568403888
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: ptcwebsolutions@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: ptc bux builder
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: PO BOX 727
Tech City: new york
Tech State/Province: FL
Tech Postal Code: 75230
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.2568403888
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: ptcwebsolutions@gmail.com
Name Server: DORA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: HANK.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-12-13 01:05:01

Scamadvisor reports the following warnings about buxproplus.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Registered contact email address is a free one
Technical contact email address is a free one
Administrative contact email address is a free one
This Site Maybe Linked With Other Risky Sites
This website is 34 Days old
The website expected life (366 days) is relatively short.
The website appears to be less than six months old

Additional has the scammer his first payment proof listed on November 9, 2015 at 10:44am and the domain got created on the same day. I think that everybody knows that it is impossible to earn $4 or $10 within hours on a new Paid To Click (PTC) site:

Screenshot of the payment proof on the day the domain got created

Someone which is using wrong addresses on his domain registration is not trustful. Everybody who invest into such a fraud company is guilty by himself if he gets scammed.

Update January 26, 2015: At the time I have written the above article I have filed a complaint about the wrong domain registration address at the ICANN too. Yesterday I got the reply that the domain buxproplus.com got shutdown from the ICANN because even the registrar did not find them already. Here is the information email from the ICANN:

From: <compliance-tickets@icann.org>
Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 1:38 PM
Subject: [#SLH-067-22550]: Whois Inaccuracy complaint re: buxproplus.com closed
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com


Dear Rudolf Faix,

Thank you for submitting a Whois Inaccuracy complaint concerning the domain name buxproplus.com. ICANN has reviewed and closed your complaint because:

- Based on the current Whois data, the domain was suspended when the complaint was received by ICANN, or the registrar demonstrated that it took reasonable steps to investigate the Whois inaccuracy claim by suspending, deleting, cancelling or otherwise deactivating the domain name.


ICANN considers this matter now closed. If you have reason to believe that your complaint should not be closed, please forward this e-mail along with any other relevant information to ICANN Contractual Compliance at compliance@icann.org . ICANN will review your submission and, if appropriate, forward it to the registrar to ensure compliance.

Please do not reply to this email (replies to closed complaints are not monitored by ICANN staff).

ICANN is requesting your feedback on this closed complaint. Please complete this optional survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/ (Link parameter removed).

Sincerely,

ICANN Contractual Compliance

Think how trustful the offer has been as even the registrar from buxproplus.com has not been able to get in contact with them. Think also about it how a complaint from your site will get handled by such scammers if you have one.

 

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Fraud & Scam

easy-money-systemz.com declares themselves to be a scam and Ponzi scheme

by Rudolf Faix 28. November 2015 06:44

Easy Money Systemz LogoWith their email from November 27, 2015 are declaring the owner of the domain easy-money-systemz.com themselves to run a Ponzi sheme and to be scammer. As easy-money-systemz.com is not able to sell advertisings they try now to earn money with membership fees. I wish them in any case a happy bankruptcy party.

The fact is that they have changed their terms and conditions without a prior notice for every member. This is against the European Cosumer Protection Law. In such a case where a company is changing their terms and conditions they have to announce it within an acceptable timeframe and for the case that someone does not accept the changed term and condition they are allowed to terminate the contract with an compensation for the consumer if he loses something. In the case of easy-money-systemz.com would it be to pay the actual balance to the user. It even does not matter in such a case if the users are under the minimum payout or not. The consumer protection law does not make any difference between a paid and a free member from a site. As Easy Money Systemz (EMS) does not care about the law makes them already not trustworthy and shows that EMS is even no company. It seems that only script kiddies are running the site.

Let us take first a look at the changes which EMS has announced:

Easy Money Systemz Admin <system-admin@easy-money-systemz.com> Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Reply-To: Easy Money Systemz Admin <system-admin@easy-money-systemz.com>
To: "rudolffaix@gmail.com" <rudolffaix@gmail.com>
Hello Everyone,

Mike and I would like to announce that will have changed the payment processor withdraw amounts up to satisfy all our happy and successful members and to make it more rewarding for you the members of our every growing PTC Site..

We are glad to say we are heading in the right direction within EMS.. upward and onward to better outcomes for for everyone :)

So what does that mean for you...The members:
Withdrawal time frame is set at 7 day(s) between each withdraw.
And money limits have increased as follows:

FREE-you will need to upgrade to BRONZE to make your first withdrawal from EMS

Bronze-$3.75 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $10. You can do this every 7 days.

Silver, Gold, Platinum - $3.75 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $25. You can do this every 7 days.

Emerald-$3.00 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $50. You can do this every 7 days.

Sapphire-$3.00 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $50. You can do this every 7 days.

Elite-$3.00 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $75. You can do this every 7 days.

Premium-$3.00 is the withdraw minimum also the maximum withdraw is now $75. You can do this every 7 days.

Ultimate-$2.50 is the withdraw minimum, also the maximum withdraw is now $100. You can do this every 7 days

Ultimate Pro-$2.00 is the withdraw minimum ...also the maximum withdraw is now $100 every 7 days



To your on going happiness and success within EMS

Mike and John EMS Owners


P.S Remember there is only a few hours left to grab some crazy Black Friday 28th deals until Midnight tonight!!

Special Packs all at a 50% discount....Grab them now before they are all gone...


Check out the EMS Revenue Shares right here.. REVENUE SHARES is now a whopping 4.75% on all levels until midnight tonight Black Friday 28Th
http://easy-money-systemz.com/revenue_shares.php

EMS Special Mega Packages It's all found RIGHT HERE..
http://easy-money-systemz.com/index.php?view=advertise

If you are taking a look at the above statements you'll get it easily that EMS (Earn Money Systems) shall only generate money for the owners. This fact would not be bad because everybody likes to earn money. The problem is only the way they have chosen with misleading promotion and the selling of memberships for giving nothing in return to their members. They even like to earn with their paid to click system from their members.

Advertising agencies are not taking advantage from Paid To Click (PTC) offers. For this reason the PTC providers are advertising themselves and other providers. This is a zero sum game in this kind of industry. For the advertising agencies is it important that users with interest on the product and with enough money to buy the product are clicking on their advertisements. Users which getting paid for watching their promotion have no interest in the product. Such PTC users are only watching the advertisement for the reason that they get paid and will not buy the product. This fact can get easily seen in the Alexa statistics by looking at the part from the countries where the visitors are coming to the site easy-money-systemz.com:

Alexa Visitor by Country statistics about easy-money-systemsz.com

The only country with a little better income situation listed above is Croatia. All other countries from the above list are called "low wage" countries. Not one member from all the listed countries will buy a product which he does not really need from an advertising over the Internet.

The fact that their visitors are coming from other PTC sites and from their stupid members, which are thinking that they can get rich by using their system gets shown if we take a look at the Alexa statistics "Upstream Sites":

Alexa Statistics Upstream Sites easy-money-systemz.com

The above statistics shows that at least 11.6% of senseless traffic is coming from other traffic exchange sites like neobux.com, trafficmonsoon.com and hqbux.com. Only 3% of their traffic is getting generated from the misleading promotion on Facebook from their members and from themselves. This fact shows only that the Facebook users are not so stupid as they are thinking.

From all of their traffic are 4% traffic from Google, but only 1.5% is traffic from the Google search. In the Alexa Search Traffic statistics get shown that even at least 29.14% from the search traffic gets generated from bots. Or does someone believe that one user is searching for "ems ptc", "easy money systemz" or their website name?

Alexa statistics Search traffic for easy-money-systemz.com

As not one advertising agency or any real company is advertising at their site are they not able to trade with regular advertisings. They are only exchanging in exchange some other PTC (Paid To Click) sites. This is a zero sum game and does not generate an income for the owner of the site. The only income for them is the membership fees, rented referrals, bought referrals and maybe some other scam offers.

I have been a free member from November 2 until November 27 because I liked to try such offers and report afterwards about it. I'm not investing any money in such systems. I'm only testing the free membership and not more in such a case. During my membership time EMS has even reduced the highest Paid To Click rate from $0.01 to $0.007. During these 26 days I have been able to collect a sum of $1.8490 (nearly one dollar and ninety cents). More has been not possible because there did not got more advertisements got shown. If we calculate it for 30 days then the possible earnings for 30 days are around $2.10.

With the changes of their terms and conditions you'll make in any case a loss as a free member because you need to buy a membership for at least $2.75 for 30 days that you can get paid. Remember the sentence "FREE-you will need to upgrade to BRONZE to make your first withdrawal from EMS" from their email. As you get only 5% from your direct referrals earnings you'll need at least 8 referrals for working for free for Easy Money Systemz. You are even not able to use your earnings for buying the membership, to rent or to buy referrals. That makes the complete system not trustworthy and to a scam. As they are not able to earn something by selling advertisements are they in need of money for paying earlier investors, which got cought by dream ROI and earning rates. This is called to be a Ponzi scheme.

As scammer are too lazy to use their brain this scammer is even promoting his statistics:

Easy Money Systemz statistics

I think that his members are not really happy as show in the following calculation:

$16,448.34 paid money divided by 60,574 unhappy members gives in average a payout of $0.27 per user since one years the domain is active. There can get nothing found which can make members happy!

I replied to their change in the rules and conditions like seen below:

Rudolf Faix <rudolffaix@gmail.com> Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:35 PM
To: Easy Money Systemz Admin <system-admin@easy-money-systemz.com>
Thanks that you are declaring yourself as a Ponzi scheme and a scam site: "FREE-you will need to upgrade to BRONZE to make your first withdrawal from EMS"
 
Bottom line: If there is a fee, it is a SCAM

The only response I got is shown at the following screenshot:

For the case someone has been so stupid and invested in this scam system he should stop as soon as possibe and shall try to get his money back.

Such a good service needs to hide their domain ownership by a Identity Protection service. The overwhelming users can kill the domainowner and for this he needs to hide himself in anonymity:

Domain Name: EASY-MONEY-SYSTEMZ.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1880178273_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.meshdigital.com
Registrar URL: http://www.domainbox.com
Updated Date: 2015-10-23T00:00:00Z
Creation Date: 2014-10-13T00:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-10-13T00:00:00Z
Registrar: WEBFUSION LIMITED
Registrar IANA ID: 1515
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: support@domainbox.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8779770099
Reseller: 123Reg/Webfusion
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Identity Protection Service
Registrant Organization: Identity Protect Limited
Registrant Street: PO Box 795
Registrant City: Godalming
Registrant State/Province: Surrey
Registrant Postal Code: GU7 9GA
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.1483307527
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +44.1483304031
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: easy-money-systemz.com@identity-protect.org
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Identity Protection Service
Admin Organization: Identity Protect Limited
Admin Street: PO Box 795
Admin City: Godalming
Admin State/Province: Surrey
Admin Postal Code: GU7 9GA
Admin Country: GB
Admin Phone: +44.1483307527
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +44.1483304031
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: easy-money-systemz.com@identity-protect.org
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Identity Protection Service
Tech Organization: Identity Protect Limited
Tech Street: PO Box 795
Tech City: Godalming
Tech State/Province: Surrey
Tech Postal Code: GU7 9GA
Tech Country: GB
Tech Phone: +44.1483307527
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +44.1483304031
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: easy-money-systemz.com@identity-protect.org
Name Server: cory.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: val.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-28T00:16:53Z <<<

As I have written before already are scammer even too lazy to think and so this scammer has forgotten that he has registered the domain before hiring the Identity protection service the domain easy-money-systemz.com under the name Mike Sherratt and he likes to be successful to build his dreams. The dreams from others are not really important:

Whois Lookup Date: 10-21-14
Domain Name: EASY-MONEY-SYSTEMZ.COM
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.meshdigital.com
Registrar URL: http://www.domainbox.com
Updated Date: 2014-10-13T00:00:00Z
Creation Date: 2014-10-13T00:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-10-13T00:00:00Z
Registrar: WEBFUSION LIMITED
Registrar IANA ID: 1515
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: support@domainbox.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8779770099
Reseller: 123Reg/Webfusion
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Mike Sherratt
Registrant Organization: Success Dream Builders
Registrant Street: 166
Registrant City: warrington
Registrant State/Province: cheshire
Registrant Postal Code: WA1 3SP
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.7814245199
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: easy10steps2success@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Mike Sherratt
Admin Organization: Success Dream Builders
Admin Street: 166
Admin City: warrington
Admin State/Province: cheshire
Admin Postal Code: WA1 3SP
Admin Country: GB
Admin Phone: +44.7814245199
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: easy10steps2success@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Webfusion Limited
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 5 Roundwood Avenue
Tech City: Stockley Park
Tech State/Province: Uxbridge
Tech Postal Code: UB11 1FF
Tech Country: GB
Tech Phone: +44.3454502310
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: yoursupportrequest@123-reg.co.uk
Name Server: ns2.vclvision.com
Name Server: ns1.vclvision.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-10-22T02:09:15Z <<<

 

Paid to Click (PTC) - Scammer: highclix.com tries to enforce selling memberships

by Rudolf Faix 16. November 2015 04:38

Screenshot highclix.comHow important it is to make a background check and to read the FAQ's and terms & conditions from an Internet offer gets shown on the example from highclix.com. The domain is actual 81 days old, has no registration data - it seems that even a privacy protection service is too expensive for the domain owner, the site is hosted in Netherlands, a reply to a support request got sent from a mailserver in Germany and the only data found in the domain registration data is a phone number from Mali - West Africa - a well known high risk country in Internet business. In the historical whois records we find the last email of the domain owner from November 15, 2015 as highclix@yandex.com - a free email provider from Russia. A domain registrar from Saudi Arabia would not really be a problem if the admin address would not be an address from India and if in Google would not get found already more than 500 complaints about this registrar. With other words the domain owner tries to hide his identity as good as possible. Such a site is in 99.99% nothing else than the site of a scammer! A serious company is proud about her name and will use her name in each possibility for promotion and a serious companies are showing by that way that they have nothing to hide.

At their FAQ page is written:

Free Members earn money for each of their own click and for each of their referral's clicks. We also offer upgraded memberships that allows you to earn even more and cashout your earnings.

I understood this phrase that a free membership has no sense because free members are not getting paid. For this reason I decided to write a support request that my opinion gets confirmed or a misunderstanding gets explained. Yesterday I got the following unbelievable answer:

Re: FAQ Page

Hello Rudolf, we are business with great prospective and so only members starting from 1lvl premium and higher can request payout, but don't worry, you don't need to invest your money to upgrade, you can upgrade from your purchase balance. And to be hones, with earnings that we provide our members its really not that hard to collect upgrade amount really fast. Just keep on clicking ads, renting referrals and you will be able to upgrade really soon from your own earnings.

Admin
Support HighClix

Here a screenshot of the email I received from the admin as an answer to my support request:

Screenshot in answer to my support request

The answer has confirmed my opinion that free members will not get paid. Payment proofs at their own site are even not worth to view it and you don't have any possibility to check their offer and their payments by yourself. My opinion is that it would be even a waste of time to check them out. Their online reputation is already more than worse and everybody which buys a membership from them should go to a madhouse instead of crying afterwards about got scammed.

A similar result get found at Scamadvisor. Scamadiser reports about highclix.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.

Site is Netherlands based , but most likely from Russian Federation

High Number Of Suspicous Websites On This Server (check the server tab)
This website is 81 Days old
The website expected life (366 days) is relatively short.
The website appears to be less than six months old
This website setup involves countries known to be high risk

223 Other WebSites On This Server
earncashbux.com....0%
unitebux.com....0%
smart-clix.com....0%
clixwave.com....0%
clix-shop.com....0%
thehugebux.com....0%
nickelclix.com....0%
xonbux.com....0%
qeobux.com....0%
dmhostwebptc.com....0%
epayerbux.com....0%
bux81.com....0%
orange-clix.com....0%
advtweets.com....0%
bux-steps.com....0%
happytroops.com....0%
buxenfolie.com....0%
oneclick-dollar.com....0%
premium-bux.com....0%
myhappybux.com....0%
clockbux.com....0%
myfundbux.com....0%
gigadz.com....0%
clicker-pay.com....0%
buxmack.com....0%
feeadz.com....0%
expert-bux.com....0%
kingofbux.com....0%
super-moneyclix.com....0%
zombieclixx.com....0%
manyclix.com....0%

Here a a few other sites, which are calling highclix.com a scam site:

Is above not a nice list for a site, which is less than 3 months old?

The impressing domain registration data from highclix.com - it shows that they even don't have enough money for a privacy protection service:

Domain Name: HIGHCLIX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1955646316_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: Whois.bigrock.com
Registrar URL: www.bigrock.com
Updated Date: 2015-10-27T03:02:27Z
Creation Date: 2015-08-27T11:57:25Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-08-27T11:57:25Z
Registrar: BigRock Solutions Ltd
Registrar IANA ID: 1495
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: NA
Registrant Organization: N/A
Registrant Street: NA
Registrant City: NA
Registrant State/Province: Other
Registrant Postal Code: 98798
Registrant Country: ML
Registrant Phone: +223.959878986568
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: NA
Admin Organization: N/A
Admin Street: NA
Admin City: NA
Admin State/Province: Other
Admin Postal Code: 98798
Admin Country: ML
Admin Phone: +223.959878986568
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: NA
Tech Organization: N/A
Tech Street: NA
Tech City: NA
Tech State/Province: Other
Tech Postal Code: 98798
Tech Country: ML
Tech Phone: +223.959878986568
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: ns1.mightyhostserver.omnyserver.net
Name Server: ns2.mightyhostserver.omnyserver.net
DNSSEC:Unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-888-924-4762
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>>Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-15T23:06:47+0000Z&lt,&lt,&lt,

 

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Fraud & Scam

The Truth about PTC (Paid To Click) by the example of wordlinx.com

by Rudolf Faix 13. November 2015 03:28

Nobody owns a money printing machine and it is good that money only can get issued by the government. Otherwise the money would not have any value. Another fact is that not one company or service can spend more money than their own earnings are. For this reason are all the unbelievable offers in the social networks about the earing possibilities nothing else than dreams and scams.

An old PTC provider is worldlinx.com. The site is active since September 2003 - already more than 12 years. This alone does not make them trustful. There are a lot of old sites available which have turned during the time to scam sites. The daily earning possibilities for free members are very limited. They are even about $0.0015/day lower than on the site ultimateclix(x).com, but you need to click only on two advertisements:

Screenshot of the PTC page from wordlinx.com

The scam or misleading promotion gets found at their FAQ page - under point 1, where is written:

Screenshot from wordlinx.com FAQ page

If we take from the screenshot above the statements:

1. How does WordLinx work?
Advertisers pay members to visit their websites for a minimum amount of time. Members are paid up to $0.05 USD per view.....

and

2. Can I earn from referring new members?
Yes, you will also earn up to 20% of referral earnings when they click adverts ....

For the case a member gets really shown an advertisement, which let him earn $0.05 his referral gets additional 20% ($0.01). I like to ignore the fact that the referral earnings are going five level down. In this case the earnings for one advertisement is a maximum of $0.06. This data we need now to compare the data provided at their sales page:

We need now to calculate the offers from their sales page to the price per impression. The result gets shown in the following table:

ViewsUS$$/View
1,000 18 0.0180
2,000 31 0.0155
5,000 70 0.0140
10,000 135 0.0135

As wordlinx.com is selling advertisements for the price between $0.0135 and $0.0180 per view. How they will be able to pay up to $0.06 (only one referral level included) per view? The offer in the FAQ page or "up to $0.05 per view" without any referral is already 3 times more than they are earning from their customers. For this reason is their offer for the paid membership nothing else than a Ponzi scheme and the selling of advertisements the camouflage of the Ponzi scheme. Another possibility is that their offering is a misleading promotion! Both cases are illegal.

As Rogue Media Ltd. is a registered company in UK we'll find a balance sheet from Rogue Media Ltd. at the UK company house. The digits are very impressing at the last annual return: 2013 Rogue Media made a profit of £3 and in the year 2014 a loss of £4,335. The company has a capital of £1.

For all these reasons Richard Sturdy with his company Rogue Media Ltd., the owner from wordlinx.com, cannot get called to be trusted business partners.

My recommendation to the promotions done at the Internet is very simple: Don't let yourself get impressed from the earning statements. Not one company can payout more than they are earning. If you don't like to get scammed then you need to analyze the offer with an open mind and prove everything behind of it - even if the company can make profit with it. A long up-time of a site is no guarantee that the site is legit.

Domain registration data from wordlinx.com:

Domain Name: WORDLINX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 104621503_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2013-10-21T02:46:11.00Z
Creation Date: 2003-10-06T15:55:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-10-06T15:55:00.00Z
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: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: RICHARD STURDY
Registrant Organization: ROGUE MEDIA
Registrant Street: 129 NORTHWICK ROAD
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: WORCESTER
Registrant State/Province: WORCESTERSHIRE
Registrant Postal Code: WR3 7EG
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.8456382799
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: richard@rogue.co.uk
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Admin Organization: YSH MANAGED HOSTING
Admin Street: PASSFIELD BUSINESS CENTRE
Admin Street: LYNCHBOROUGH ROAD
Admin City: PASSFIELD
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: GU30 7SB
Admin Country: GB
Admin Phone: 44.1428404040
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: 44.1428404050
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: enom@ysh.co.uk
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Tech Organization: YSH MANAGED HOSTING
Tech Street: PASSFIELD BUSINESS CENTRE
Tech Street: LYNCHBOROUGH ROAD
Tech City: PASSFIELD
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: GU30 7SB
Tech Country: GB
Tech Phone: 44.1428404040
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: 44.1428404050
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: enom@ysh.co.uk
Name Server: CODY.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: GAIL.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2013-10-08T06:02:02.00Z <<<

 

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