Scammer: trafficmonsoon.com - a site with a hidden domain ownership

by Rudolf Faix 18. June 2015 12:47

TrafficMonsoonNot only the business model from Trafficmonsoon is suspect. Their behavior seems to be very strange too, Yesterday I have made a free sign-up at Trafficmonsoon and got a two confirmation emails.

Yesterday I have taken a look around in the membership area and viewed a few advertisements - more then 10. As the membership site from Trafficmonsoon is not very user friendly and I needed to leave for an appointment, I decided to continue today. At the login process today I got the message "There is no rfaix in our database.".

If you are thinking logical then you'll get it that trafficmonsoon.com is only a time-wasting and/or money-wasting system. 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 TrafficMonsoon. 

Even Scamadviser reports about trafficmonsoon.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Site is United States based, But The Real Location Is Being Hidden
Alert Result: The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
Alert Result: This website is 288 Days old

If we take a look at their business model, then we see that this system will not last long. On one side they like to sell traffic to advertisers and on the other side they give a little bit traffic in exchange to users for viewing the advertisements from their advertisers. The user does this only for getting something in exchange and not because he is interested watching advertisements. As soon the advertiser will know this system they will avoid it.

For the advertisers is such a system not making any sense. Advertisements should get viewed if a user is interested in the product and not for getting something in exchange. The click rate for such advertisements is nearly zero. Even if the user need to click on the advertisement the advertising will not make any profit for the advertiser. Alone for this fact is the business model from Trafficmonsoon already nothing else then scam. It is only adjusted to make money for the owner of Trafficmonsoon and give nothing in exchange to the advertising companies.

If we take a look at the user ratings in WOT (Web Of Trust) about Trafficmonsoon then we can see the source from Trafficmonsoon. From 28 user ratings are 27 in Russian language. This shows too which kind of advertising you'll get from them

The one user rating, which is in English written, is negative too;

User picture
I haven't rated

Poor customer experience

Scam

Spam

Im Work On This Site But After Collect 1$ The Site Delete My Account
Dont Sign Up In This Site Please Be Safe "

 

 

 

 

 

This shows that others made the same experience like me with a deleted account!!!

The email including the header sent to me, where my account got activated:

Delivered-To: rudolffaix@gmail.com
Received: by 10.36.32.195 with SMTP id t186csp469192itt;
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by 10.170.36.131 with SMTP id 125mr6159981yke.1.1434538058584;
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>
Received: from server1.trafficmonsoon.com (server1.trafficmonsoon.com. [69.61.21.50])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id m5si1403689yka.70.2015.06.17.03.47.38
for <rudolffaix@gmail.com>
(version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com designates 69.61.21.50 as permitted sender) client-ip=69.61.21.50;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com designates 69.61.21.50 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com
Received: from nobody by server1.trafficmonsoon.com with local (Exim 4.85)
(envelope-from <nobody@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>)
id 1Z5Asb-0000a0-DN
for rudolffaix@gmail.com; Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:47:37 -0400
To: rudolffaix@gmail.com
Subject: From Trafficmonsoon: Your account has been successfully verified
X-PHP-Script: trafficmonsoon.com/activation.php for 120.29.65.57
From: Trafficmonsoon <admin@trafficmonsoon.com>
Message-Id: <e1z5asb-0000a0-dn@server1.trafficmonsoon.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:47:37 -0400
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - server1.trafficmonsoon.com
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - gmail.com
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 501] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - server1.trafficmonsoon.com
X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: server1.trafficmonsoon.com: uid via acl_c_vhost_owner from authenticated_id: nobody from /only user confirmed/virtual account not confirmed
X-Source:
X-Source-Args: /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
X-Source-Dir: trafficmonsoon.com:/public_html

Rudolf Faix,

Thank you for registering for an account at Trafficmonsoon.

New Sign-Up Checklist:
Have you setup your account profile?
Have you created a secondary password and transaction pin?
Have you purchased advertising service with a sharing position?
Have you clicked a minimum of 10 ads to qualify for sharing today?
Have you tried a traffic monsoon package?
Have you referred anyone to use the services to receive 10% of their purchases?

So login and get started with these steps today ! You're going to love this !

Your Trafficmonsoon login is: rfaix
Your Trafficmonsoon password is: *********
Your Trafficmonsoon transaction PIN is [TPin],

Your Trafficmonsoon Referral Link is: https://trafficmonsoon.com/?ref=rfaix

Regards,
Trafficmonsoon

 

Domain registration data from trafficmonsoon.com:

Domain Name: TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1873436151_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-05-16T17:43:47.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOIS AGENT
Registrant Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Registrant Street: PO BOX 639
Registrant Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Registrant City: KIRKLAND
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98083
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: WHOIS AGENT
Admin Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Admin Street: PO BOX 639
Admin Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Admin City: KIRKLAND
Admin State/Province: WA
Admin Postal Code: 98083
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4252740657
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4259744730
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: WHOIS AGENT
Tech Organization: WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC.
Tech Street: PO BOX 639
Tech Street: C/O TRAFFICMONSOON.COM
Tech City: KIRKLAND
Tech State/Province: WA
Tech Postal Code: 98083
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4252740657
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4259744730
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: DNS1.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS2.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS3.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS4.NAME-SERVICES.COM
Name Server: DNS5.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-05-16T10:43:49.00Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

mansioncasino.com - a casino with a bad reputation and a hidden ownership

by Rudolf Faix 14. June 2015 12:37

MansionCasino.comThe online casino affiliates have been years ago a good business for affiliates. More then 20 years ago one of my friends in Austria earned very good by promoting online casinos. It seems the time has changed a lot and/or the casino owners have been coming too greedy that they need to use spyware and adware in their own software for spying their users. Whatever the real reason is, we can only guess it.

My opinion that someone, which hides his name at the domain registration data by using a proxy service, has something more to hide then only his privacy gets confirmed in this case.

Fact is that I got the following warning by opening the site from mansioncasino.com:

Warning! Could be unsafe!
 

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.mansioncasino.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.

As one warning comes seldom alone I got immediately the next one after proceeding to the page:

WOT reputation of mansioncasino.com

I have one comment picked from the the comments at Web Of Trust for the site mansioncasino.com:

User picture

Malware or viruses

Spam

Distributes Adware see
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/dda8fbf57f9ddc8c2b04ed65d59c59d054d89...
Hidden Registrant related to / owned by same company as Casino.com.
Affiliates / Microworkers posting Fake comments on Site Advisor see https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/msgpage/mansioncasino.com/postid "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Especially the adware link inside the above message is interesting:

VirusTotal

All these adware and trojans are built for stealing information from your computer and deliver promotion to you.

Win.Adware.Agent-6597 is a malicious application that is designed to circumvent computer security, compromise a system, and deploy various advertising elements. These can include pop-up windows, browser redirects, and other problems. Some Win.Adware.Agent-6597 poses an additional threat by allowing personal information and computing activity to be collected and tracked.

The dangerous virus Win32.Troj.Undef(kcloud) is developed by the hackers to get the remote access to your computer, and steal your confidential data. This information may include the passwords, username, credit card numbers, and browsing history. The hackers use this data in the online frauds, and resultantly you lose your hard earned money. Besides that, this deadly dangerous virus modifies the windows registry by adding corrupt entries that cause regular crashes. Once installed, the Win32.Troj.Undef(kcloud) make your computer extremely slow by occupying the resources installed on the system.

I don't really like to test if they have removed or replaced the trojans and adware already. Such a report makes the site only more worse then only hiding their identity in the domain registration:

Domain Name: mansioncasino.com
Registry Domain ID: 101010471_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ipmirror.com
Registrar URL: http://www.ipmirror.com
Updated Date: 2015-06-10T04:15:49Z
Creation Date: 2003-07-25T00:32:47Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-25T00:32:47Z
Registrar: IP Mirror Pte Ltd
Registrar IANA ID: 890
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: TLDSupport@cscglobal.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8887802723
Reseller: 
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Registrant Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Registrant Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Registrant City: London
Registrant State/Province: 
Registrant Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Registrant Country: United Kingdom
Registrant Phone: +44.2074604060
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +44.2075494101
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Admin Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Admin Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Admin City: London
Admin State/Province: 
Admin Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Admin Country: United Kingdom
Admin Phone: +44.2074604060
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +44.2075494101
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: c/o Premium Registration Service
Tech Organization: Corporation Service Company (UK) Ltd
Tech Street: 1st Floor, 2-5 Benjamin Street 
Tech City: London
Tech State/Province: 
Tech Postal Code: EC1M 5QL
Tech Country: United Kingdom
Tech Phone: +44.2074604060
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +44.2075494101
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: whoisprivacy@cscglobal.com
Name Server: pdns1.ultradns.net
Name Server: pdns2.ultradns.net
Name Server: pdns3.ultradns.org
Name Server: pdns4.ultradns.org
Name Server: pdns5.ultradns.info
Name Server: pdns6.ultradns.co.uk
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-10T04:30:12Z <<<

The domain, which is managing the affiliate system from mansioncasino.com, is iaffiliates.com. iaffiliates.com is using the same proxy provider as mansioncasino.com. They are also managing the affiliate systems for the following brands: casino.com, lesacasino.com, club777.com and slotsheaven.com. 

All these domains have a bad reputation already, using the same proxy service and the same DNS servers for their internet service. For me it seems that they have the same owner.

Casino.comClub 777
LesACasino.comSlots Heaven

web-of-trust-report-mansioncasino.pdf (381.15 kb)

 

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Suspicious Sites

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

Scammer: takesurveysforcash.com - A Typical Pyramid System

by Rudolf Faix 9. June 2015 09:01

A mind blowing offer of $9,045.50 every month has been going ahead LinkedIn to my consideration. Common is that such offers are finished by pleasant young ladies, with no data in their profile, maybe a couple bunch participations and with less then 10 contacts.

TakeSurveysForCash.com

The offer from takesurveysforcash.com sounds pipe dream, which are typically not genuine. They are propelling that you can get for filling surveys. Nobody will pay you for filling studies, they are simply assembling your data for offering them in the best case. Headway goes into the masses and no association likes to get the supposition of only an unobtrusive bundle people, for this they are not prepared to pay you gigantic wholes for adjusting a couple studies.

Another issue is, that nobody will lift a way to deal with procure like a CEO if he not oblige your money for this salary. By examining the takesurveysforcash site, then we find the inspiration driving why they are spamming the interpersonal association regions - it is their auxiliary framework. That is the way how the people from takesurveysforcash are gaining money with their stunning progression.

How to earn really with takesurveysforcash.com is written at their affiliate site:

EARN A MASSIVE 75% ON EVERY SALE! UP TO $78 PER SALE!

If we take a look into their disclaimer, then we see that the promised earnings are not really true:

Earnings Disclaimer

EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY REPRESENT THIS PRODUCT AND IT'S POTENTIAL. EVEN THOUGH THIS INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE FEW WHERE ONE CAN WRITE THEIR OWN CHECK IN TERMS OF EARNINGS, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL EARN ANY MONEY USING THE TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS IN THESE MATERIALS. EXAMPLES IN THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT TO BE INTERPRETED AS A PROMISE OR GUARANTEE OF EARNINGS. EARNING POTENTIAL IS ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON THE PERSON USING OUR PRODUCT, THEIR IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES. WE DO NOT PURPORT THIS AS A "GET RICH SCHEME."

ANY CLAIMS MADE OF ACTUAL EARNINGS OR EXAMPLES OF ACTUAL RESULTS ARE NOT TYPICAL. YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS IN ATTAINING THE RESULTS CLAIMED IN OUR MATERIALS DEPENDS ON THE TIME YOU DEVOTE TO THE PROGRAM, IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES MENTIONED, YOUR FINANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND VARIOUS SKILLS. SINCE THESE FACTORS DIFFER ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUALS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SUCCESS OR INCOME LEVEL. NOR ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTIONS.

MATERIALS IN OUR PRODUCT AND OUR WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES OR IS BASED UPON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS GIVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OR FORECASTS OF FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE STATEMENTS BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT FACTS. THEY USE WORDS SUCH AS "ANTICIPATE," "ESTIMATE," "EXPECT," "PROJECT," "INTEND," "PLAN," "BELIEVE," AND OTHER WORDS AND TERMS OF SIMILAR MEANING IN CONNECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL EARNINGS OR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE.

ANY AND ALL FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS HERE OR ON ANY OF OUR SALES MATERIAL ARE INTENDED TO EXPRESS OUR OPINION OF EARNINGS POTENTIAL. MANY FACTORS WILL BE IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING YOUR ACTUAL RESULTS AND NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE RESULTS SIMILAR TO OURS OR ANYBODY ELSES, IN FACT NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ANY RESULTS FROM OUR IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES IN OUR MATERIAL

If you read their disclaimer, then you'll see that their promotion is misleading. With other words it is nothing else then scam.If they would be really based in the European Union, like Scamadviser likes to guess, then the promotion would be a case for the law court and the above disclaimer would not help them.

A serious company is proud about her name and reputation and does not need to hide herself behind an anonymizing service. Only criminals need to hide themselves.

Scamadviser says about takesurveysforcash.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Site is European Union based, But The Real Location Is Being Hidden
Alert Result: The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
Good Result: This website is deemed to be popular by Alexa with a ranking of 48608

Domain registry data for takesurveysforcash.com:

Domain Name: TAKESURVEYSFORCASH.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1635515017_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar URL: http://www.fabulous.com
Updated Date: 2015-02-21T04:53:56Z
Creation Date: 2011-01-17T19:29:54Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-01-17Z
Registrar: FABULOUS.COM PTY LTD.
Registrar IANA ID: 411
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@fabulous.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61.730070015
Reseller: N/A
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: N/A
Registrant Name: Domain Hostmaster, Customer ID : 38313865612226
Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
Registrant Street: PO Box 923
Registrant City: Fortitude Valley
Registrant State/Province: QLD
Registrant Postal Code: 4006
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +61.730070090
Registrant Phone Ext: N/A
Registrant Fax: +61.730070091
Registrant Fax Ext: N/A
Registrant Email: 38313865612226-15f5bc@whoisprivacyservices.com.au
Registry Admin ID: N/A
Admin Name: Domain Hostmaster, Customer ID : 38313865612226
Admin Organization: Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
Admin Street: PO Box 923
Admin City: Fortitude Valley
Admin State/Province: QLD
Admin Postal Code: 4006
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +61.730070090
Admin Phone Ext: N/A
Admin Fax: +61.730070091
Admin Fax Ext: N/A
Admin Email: 38313865612226-15f5bc@whoisprivacyservices.com.au
Registry Tech ID: N/A
Tech Name: Domain Hostmaster, Customer ID : 38313865612226
Tech Organization: Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
Tech Street: PO Box 923
Tech City: Fortitude Valley
Tech State/Province: QLD
Tech Postal Code: 4006
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +61.730070090
Tech Phone Ext: N/A
Tech Fax: +61.730070091
Tech Fax Ext: N/A
Tech Email: 38313865612226-15f5bc@whoisprivacyservices.com.au
Name Server: barbara.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: ray.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
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Scammer: click4surveys.com - A Typical Pyramid System

by Rudolf Faix 9. June 2015 07:16

Click4SurveysBy taking a look at the promotion I ask myself why someone goes for work a full month, if he can earn more then average within a few hours of work? An offer which sounds too good to be true isn't true. It is in the most cases only scam or fraud. The same situation is with the offer from click4surveys.com. They are promoting that you can earn for filling surveys better than a CEO. Promotion goes into the masses and no company likes to get the opinion of only a handful people, for this they are not able to pay you big sums for filling out some surveys.

Nobody will promote a way to earn like a CEO if he does not need your money for this earnings. By taking a closer look at the click4surveys website, then we find the reason why they are spamming the social network sites - it is their affiliate program. That is the way how the members of click4surveys are earning money with their unbelievable promotion:

Product Price
Front End:  $97 -  downsell to $34  -  down to $19 
Back End:  $197 -  downsell to $67 -  down to $37
Extremely High Converting $7 Rebill (low price means they never cancel)
These can be LIFETIME commissions.
Earn Up To $183 PER customer in total!
Affiliate Earnings: 70% Commission

This example shows us how important it is to read the disclaimer, which is normally very small printed. We find an answer at the end of the site, where is written in the disclaimer: "span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">The typical purchaser does not make any money using this system"!

This site and the products and services offered on this site are not associated, affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Google, ClickBetter, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo or Bing nor have they been reviewed tested or certified by Google, ClickBetter, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, or Bing. The typical purchaser does not make any money using this system. Click4Surveys.com does not guarantee income or success, and examples shown in this presentation do not represent an indication of future success or earnings. The company declares the information shared is true and accurate.

As the site is U.S. based we find at the end of the website a FTC disclaimer, where is written, that the person found in the testimonials/endorsment got paid for publishing their opinion. This show us already the fake:

FTC disclosure: The persons found in the testimonials/ endorsements on this page have received monetary incentives to publish their opinions about Click4Surveys. These persons were part of an initial trial group that received free access to the Click4Surveys program along with monetary payment for voicing their opinion about their experiences.

As the above warnings are not enough, click4surveys has one more disclaimer,where is written that there is is no guarantee that you will earn any money:

Click4Surveys.com Earnings Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent this product and it's potential. Even though this industry is one of the few where one can write their own check in terms of earnings, there is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas in these materials. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person using our product, ideas, techniques and the effort put forth. We do not purport this as a "get rich scheme." Your level of success in attaining the results claimed in our materials depends on the time you devote to the program, ideas and techniques mentioned, knowledge and various skills. Since these factors differ according to individuals, we cannot guarantee your success or income level. Materials in our product and our website may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities litigation reform act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "plan," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a description of potential earnings or financial performance. Any and all forward looking statements here or on any of our sales material are intended to express our opinion of earnings potential. Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or anybody else's, in fact no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques. Results vary, and as with any money-making opportunity, you could make more or less. Success in ANY money-making opportunity is a result of hard work, time and a variety of other factors. No express or implied guarantees of income are made by Click4Surveys.com.

Scamadviser says about click4surveys.com:

Low Trust Rating. This Site May Not Be Safe to Use.
Site is United States based,But The Real Location Is Being Hidden
Alert Result: The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity
Alert Result: This website has been listed as having malware.
Alert Result: This website is 1 Years old
Good Result: This website is deemed to be popular by Alexa with a ranking of 34346

A serious company is proud about her name and reputation and does not need to hide herself behind an anonymizing service.

Some additional comments from other users are found at the site of Scamadviser too. The most of them have the opinion that click4surveys is nothing else then scam.

Conclusion: It is a typical pyramid system with the touch of MLM/affiliate marketing. Only the people on the top are earning.

Domain registry data from click4surveys.com:

Domain Name: CLICK4SURVEYS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1849942332DOMAINCOM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.domain.com
Registrar URL: www.domain.com
Updated Date: 2015-02-23T17:57:12Z
Creation Date: 2014-03-10T18:57:06Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-03-10T18:57:06Z
Registrar: Domain.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 886
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: compliance@domain-inc.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: 1.6027165396
Reseller: Domain.com
Reseller: support@domain-inc.net
Reseller: 1.8004033568
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Registrant Organization: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Registrant Street: 10 Corporate Drive Suite 300
Registrant City: Burlington
Registrant State/Province: MA
Registrant Postal Code: 01803
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: 1.6027165339
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: click4surveys.com@domainprivacygroup.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Admin Organization: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Admin Street: 10 Corporate Drive Suite 300
Admin City: Burlington
Admin State/Province: MA
Admin Postal Code: 01803
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: 1.6027165339
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: click4surveys.com@domainprivacygroup.com
Registry Tech ID: 
Tech Name: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Tech Organization: Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant.
Tech Street: 10 Corporate Drive Suite 300
Tech City: Burlington
Tech State/Province: MA
Tech Postal Code: 01803
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: 1.6027165339
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: click4surveys.com@domainprivacygroup.com
Name Server: NS1.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS5.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS4.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS2.LINODE.COM
Name Server: NS3.LINODE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
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