Trafficmonsoon: Revenue Share = Loss Participation?

by Rudolf Faix 19. January 2016 10:17

Last week I have sent a support request about missing cash links to the support from Trafficmonsoon. I got the answer that the cash links are ordered from their members and are getting distributed on a first come first serve principle. Maybe the support staff did not take a look at my logins. As I have nothing else to do I'm normally visiting each Pay To Click site three times a day. If there are at least not once a day some paid clicks available the site has normally some technical problems. Such technical problems had Trafficmonsoon already many times as their programmers are testing their changes on the production system and they don't have some systems for testing. Normally Trafficmonsoon had delivered after their technical problems more cash links for a few days for compensating the losses of their members. For this reason has been the answer from the support staff been surprising and Trafficmonsoon is during the last few days only delivering fractions of cents as daily earnings for their members.

Before a company is running into bankruptcy is the company trying to rescue themselves with all available possibilities. As more the company is running into troubles as more unbelievable is coming their promotion for winning new customers. In the case of Trafficmonsoon.com is it the same with the following screenshot of their promotion (click on the picture to see it full size if necessary):

The above screenshot has been taking from a landing page from trafficmonsoon.com (http://ptclandingpage.com/trafficmonsoon.html - link removed as domain does not exist anymore Jan. 18, 2017). It is not the page from a user of Trafficmonsoon because the referral link is missing. The page got advertised at Clixsense.

The disclaimer in the brackets near to the promoted earnings of $10.395 in a month, which says that "Results not typical. This proof of income is not a guarantee you would earn the same, but would be possible to earn this and more with equal or greater strategy and work ethic." is already confirming the misleading promotion and the scam.

If we take the FAQ from Trafficmonsoon, we'll find there as highest income example: "1000 referrals X $0.10 earnings from cash links X 30 days = $3,000 from your referral clicks". That means to reach a payout from $10,000 you need to have 3,333 referrals! I think everybody knows how difficult it is to find and to keep referrals in such systems.

The British statesman Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) has been the first Prime Minister in British history. From him is coming the proverb: "Every man has his price." Think now about it if such a company has 20 members which have 3,333 referrals each and each of this referrals would have in average 10 referrals and calculate the monthly payout for 3 level down:

Level Members Earnings from Referrals Own Earnings Sum
Top Level 20 $ 199,980 $ 60 $ 200,040
1. Referral Level 66,660 $ 1,999,800 $ 199,980 $ 2,199,780
2. Referral Level 666,600 $ 19,998,000 $ 1,999,800 $ 21,997,800
3. Referral Level 6,666,000   $ 19,998,000 $ 19,998,000
Total 7,399,280     $ 44,395,620

If we are honest with ourselves, who would not think about a way to disappear for less than 44 million dollars instead of paying it to the members?

In the above example are only the 20 Top level members earning $ 10,000/month. The members of the 1st and 2nd level are only earning $ 33/month and these one from the 3rd level only $ 3/month. Such a construction is very unstable and a lot of members would get lost in a short time.

To generate such earnings you need to find companies which are buying from you 7,399,280 * 10 advertisments per day * 30 days per month * (2,219,784,000 advertisements) for the paid advertisements and the same amount again for the unpaid advertisements which a user has to click for earning from his referrals (in sum 4,439,568,000 advertisements).

In the above payment model needs to get each of this advertisement to get paid with $ 0.02 for paying the clicker with $ 0.01 and his referral with $ 0.01 as the owner from Trafficmonsoon makes the job just for having fun. You'll find that information at their Ad Plans site:

Basically
$1.00 => 50 visitors = $0.02 per click. $0.01 goes to clicker, and $0.01 goes to sponsor
Visitor remains on your site 30 seconds

$1.00 => 25 visitors = $0.04 per click. $0.02 goes to clicker, and $0.02 goes to sponsor
Visitor remains on your site 60 seconds

To qualify for referral click earnings from these links, you must have clicked a minimum of 10 ads in the traffic exchange within the last 24 hours.

As Trafficmonsoon is not earning with the cash links, they are not interested to get some and for this reason is Trafficmonsoon the members cheating with cash links, which are expired just at the moment as the member has to enter the confirmation code after seeing the advertisement (click at the picture for full size):

Expired ad after showing it to the member

Such advertisements can get easily identified. They are appearing in the top left corner of the advertisement list and are mostly higher priced to lead members to click on them. If you don't click on them they are disappearing by themselves after 2 or 3 other clicked advertisements. You can avoid them by start clicking in the middle of the offered advertisement list or by starting to click at the lower right end of the list.

The behavior of this advertisements with the message "Sorry, ad expired" shall look like a programming failure, but is in reality the way how Trafficmonsoon is making money by scamming their users and financing their own expenses from the cash links. it does not make any sense for Trafficmonsoon to show their own site at the cash links because the user is already a member. The Alexa system cannot get impressed by it, because the user is already at the site and the advertisements are getting shown only in a frame. Such a paid advertisement gets shown in the following screenshot - frames inside a frame (click on the pic to enlarge):

Screenshot of showing frames inside a frame with error message

Another way Trafficmonsoon is making money with cash links is with wrong captchas. I have written already in the article "TrafficMonsoon - seems got programmed from absolutely beginners - even the captcha is not working correctly" about it. From time to time you get the error message "Wrong Click!" but you have really entered the captcha correct:

Screenshot of the error message "Wrong Click!"

If this happens to you, simple close the browser window, open a new one, go to https://trafficmonsoon.com/member/overview.php and watch the advertisement again. You'll get a new captcha, which is working.

At first I have been thinking that these are the errors from underpaid programmers or programming beginners, but as we can see has the madness a method and a reason - making money for the owner of Trafficmonsoon!

Trafficmonsoon has the opinion to watch their count-down bar is more important than to scroll down at the advertisement. This contradicts their sentence at their offer of paid clicks, where is written: "Cash links are a great way to show other members what else you're involved with, and invite them to join you.". In this case I remember only the following quotation: "Please forgive them, they are not knowing what they are doing.":

Screenshot that they are not knowing what they are doing

Another nice advertisement is the following one. I don't think that anyone pays to show an empty page and pays $0.02 for viewing it:

Screenshot from an empty website where I got $0.02 for viewing it

The owner from trafficmonsoon.com likes even to impress with false information. In the following screenshot he likes to impress with the huge amount of traffic they are receiving or generating. The problem is only that nobody shall believe this because if the webserver can show the content of this site then he would be able to show the real content too. Overloaded webserver are acting different by simple stopping sending some responses to the browser and not a sorry message like in the following screenshot shown:

Screenshot with the message "Our website has become overloaded with traffic."

Coming back to the calculation example from the beginning where we need around 4 billion advertisements viewed to reach the monthly income of $10,000 for 20 people each. Let us take a look where the traffic from Trafficmonsoon is getting generated. A view at the Alexa global ranking - Adience Geography tell us the following:

alexa.com Audience Geography for trafficmonsoon.com

We see in the screenshot above that the main traffic from Trafficmonsoon is coming from the "poor" countries Russia, India, Ukraine, Brazil, Mexiko, etc. Sure advertisement is getting done all over the world because companies like to sell their products. But are these companies from these countries spending between $ 0.02 and $ 0.04 per view? Like shown above is the generated traffic useless because members are even not allowed to scroll inside the page. The most viewers from the advertisements are only interested to get paid and not into the product. For this reason is Trafficmonsoon a closed system, which does not get accepted from the advertising industry. I see how one advertising company would tease the other one with the words: "You really need already to pay that someone is watching your advertisements?". Sorry, but here is it going about the reputation from the advertising and creative industry. Already for this reason you'll not find some real advertisements at the Pay To Click (PTC) websites.

You'll find only advertisements from the kind of getting quick rich at the Paid To Click (PTC) sites. Some users are hoping to find some people which are more stupid than themselves and are paying for a dream. These stupid ones are already less accessing the system from trafficmonsoon.com like it get shown in the Alexa global traffic statistics:

Alexa Traffic Ranks for trafficmonsoon.com

The above Alexa global ranking of the website trafficmonsoon.com shows us the flash in the pan from the rise and fall of Trafficmonsoon. During the last three months has Trafficmonsoon 194 places lost in the global ranking of the world wide websites.

If we take a look at the next screenshot where the question "How engaged are visitors to trafficmonsoon.com?" gets answered, than we see that the pageviews per visitor got reduced more than 52% during the last three months and the bounce rate increased with 4% in the same time:

Alexa - How engaged are visitors to trafficmonsoon.com?

The search traffic for Trafficmonsoon increased during the same time by 7%, but take a look which keywords are getting used to find trafficmonsoon.com. The search traffic is only coming from visitors, which are too lazy to enter the full web address for trafficmonsoon.com:

Alexa.com - Where do trafficmonsoon.com's visitiors com from? - Search traffic

As expected is the most of the traffic for trafficmonsoon.com coming from Google, Facebook and other Paid To Click (PTC) sites. That means a lot of people are getting paid at clixsense.com and neobux.com for viewing the advertisements from Trafficmonsoon:

alexa.com - Upstream sites for trafficmonsoon.com

As a lot of advertisements with fake screenshots of earnings are done for Trafficmonsoon in the social networks, I like to show my real earnings (not edited) from trafficmonsoon.com for daily clicking on their ads since a few months:

Trafficmonsoon earnings page for the work of a few months

Charles Scoville calls himself to be the CEO from Trafficmonsoon. If it is true or not cannot get verified because the site trafficmonsoon.com is registered with a hidden ownership. Which kind of person Charles Scoville is gets shown at his other domains with the names charlesscoville.net, charlesscoville.org and charlesscoville.com. In my opinion is he a man with an exaggerated craving. This gets shown already at the chosen domain names, where he likes to build up a brand by using his names. This would be difficult because he has been the owner of the following sites, which got already shutdown:

  • adscashfast.com
  • banrev.com
  • buxsecure.com
  • buxunleashed.com
  • eternalifebux.com
  • foreverbux.com
  • freehitxchange.com
  • inboxbux.com
  • infinitybux.com
  • powerfulbux.com
  • trophybux.com
  • tviptc.com
  • ulaunchformula.com
  • ultimatepowerboost.com
  • wealthenginex.com

Trafficmonsoon is a closed system, where the members of the system are generating useless traffic for each other. The system is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme which will break down as soon as not enough new members are joining it to pay the existing members. Trafficmonsoon promises 10% earnings in a short time for the investor and 10% earnings for the referrer of the investor.

Scammed victims from Trafficmonsoon are getting found at Google. Under these victims you can find Shoemoney with a loss of $125 too.

Other reviews about Trafficmonsoon can get found at:

At Facebook we find a page where 12 hours ago got written:

Still no news from that infamous PayPal meeting yet!
Why don't you phone them up Charles, like an enterprising lady called Jane who contacted Paypal in Australia directly.
Guess what they told her?
PAYPAL HAVE FROZEN TRAFFIC MONSOONS ACCOUNT.
Not exactly how Charles told it is it? Remember? He said he VOLUNTARILY LEFT THEM. Lies. Lies. Lies!
But don't take our word for it, PHONE PAYPAL yourselves!

Facebook postings need to get carefully interpreted. Especially if the author hides himself behind a pseudonym like in this case. For the case if it is true what is written there than Trafficmonsoon has already a big problem. Paypal does not freeze an account without reason.

 

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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Fraud & Scam

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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Fraud & Scam

Very Suspicious: fifty-news.com - $7 for reading news - hosted in the Ukraine

by Rudolf Faix 30. June 2015 10:37

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 .

FiftyNewsfifty-news.com declares themselves as a news promoter. The domain fifty-news.com is registered using an Australian privacy protection service with the Russian domain registration organization. The domain is 10 days old - she got registered during June 19, 2015. The site fifty-news.com is hosted in the Ukraine:

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

You earn by reading the news on the site. For each news you read you get $7. You can read about 35 fresh news on the site every day. You get your payment at any moment if you have the minimum sum. For that you need to enter Nickname and your account number from PayPal or Payza. Payments will be sent every 14 workdays. Minimum sum to pay out is $2300.

There is a referral program on the site. Spread your referral link in Facebook or other social networks and get $40 for every involved partner and 20% from his everyday earnings.

What makes the site suspicious:

  • The site likes to make the impression that she is already a long time available. For this is written at the site that you can earn from $5 until $9 for each news you read and in the news bar with the date May 13: "Dear Users! Bonus for reading news is $7 now!" and with date June 8: "Dear Users, glad to tell you: get $40 for each involved partner till the end of June". The site got registered on June 19, 2015.

  • The news for which you get paid are looking strange too. They even don't have a link to the source. Here are three examples:
    Fire hits Japanese bullet train
    At least two people have been seriously injured when a man started a fire on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, officials say.

    China stocks are giving investors a nasty case of whiplash
    China stocks resumed their volatile decline on Tuesday, compounding losses that have erased trillion of dollars in market value in recent weeks.

    Injured Tunisia Britons flown home
    Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.
  • Not one news company will pay for such a way of displaying their news. It needs to be a promotion for the company and an invitation to their site that the news company will pay for it.

  • fifty-news.com uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com and wheresurvey.com.

It seems that fifty-news.com has found a lot of stupid people which are trusting to their promotion - there is no other way how the Alexa global ranking cannot get explained:

Alexa ranking of fifty-news.com

 

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

line-quiz.com....0%
peoplesep.com....0%
survey-full.com....0%
whosurvey.com....0%
maxopros.com....0%
randnov.com....0%
qlorynews.com....0%
exponovost.com....0%
espovote.com....0%
votescomp.com....0%
teamopros.com....0%
timevesti.com....0%
plusopros.com....0%
zeeround.com....0%
deepopros.com....0%
rugonews.com....0%
wheresurvey.com....0%

The domain registration data from fifty-news.com:

Domain name: fifty-news.com
Domain idn name: fifty-news.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited [link removed] Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: [link removed] URL: [link removed] URL: [link removed] Date: 2015-06-19
Creation Date: 2015-06-19T09:54:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-19
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registry Registrant ID:
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 Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID:
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 Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID:
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 Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: [link removed] Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-27T00:17:26Z

Update July 1, 2015: The payout has yesterday increased to $9.10 per viewed news. I have increased my balance from zero to $337.40 by reading 44 news during the last 24 hours. Before I don't reach the payout limit and see the money at my Paypal account, I'll not recommend the system.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

 

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Fraud & Scam

Very Suspicious: trastnews.com - get $7 for reading news - hidden ownership

by Rudolf Faix 30. June 2015 06:35

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.

TrastNewstrastnews.com is hosted in the Ukraine (IP; 195.54.162.155, Coutry: Ukraine, Region: Vinnyts'ka Oblast, City: Vinnytsya, ISP: Pe Dobrogivskiy Muroslav Petrovich), uses the same privacy protection service like tempoquiz.com, whosurvey.com, vacantsurvey.com, multitrendo.com and wheresurvey.com. The domain got created June 19, 2015 (10 days ago).

For registering with trastnews.com you need to enter the following personal information: First name, Last name and one of the payment system ID's from PayPall, Payza or Scrill. The registration is free of charge and there is no membership fee.

The pay out works at trastnews.com individually during 14 days if you have a minimum sum on your balance $2300, before inquiring for pay out you should be sure that you have got a minimum sum and check your payment information.

For the affiliate program of trastnews.com you need to involve new users through your individual affiliate link. You get a profit $35 for every involved user and 15% of his daily earnings.

The news, which you need to read, are looking like the following one:

Texas attorney general says judges can deny same-sex marriage licenses - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Texas attorney general says judges can deny same-sex marriage licenses
USA TODAY
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country Friday, politicians from both sides of the aisle began weighing in on the decision. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement Sunday saying state workers can ...
Texas will give legal help to officials who refuse same-sex couples on religious...Los Angeles Times
Can a Texas county clerk refuse to issue a gay marriage license? It's complicated.Washington Post (blog)
Same-sex marriage supporters denounce Paxton for inviting resistance by clerksDallas Morning News (blog)
Slate Magazine (blog) -TheBlaze.com -Reuters
all 271 news articles »

After reading news, solve a simple math task and get your bonus. You need not follow the links inside the news - in the above case are the news links from USA today and Google News. I cannot say how many news you can read daily and in which frequency the news are changing. After signing today up I could read 15 news today and got $ 105 accounted.

At the About Company site from trastnews.com is written:

The company was founded in Brooklyn, NEW YORK city in 2014. At present it is one of the leading news agency of the USA.

News sites which want to increase the quantity of customers and raise their rating, appeal to trastnews Company. We successfully work on the territory of the USA and in many European countries.

Exact the above statements are that what makes trastnews.com very suspect:

  • A newly founded news company (maybe a little bit more than one year old) will be not able to be one of the leading news companies in the USA in this time.
  • An U.S. news company will not wait more than one year for registering their own domain
  • A leading U.S. news company will have more content on their site
  • An U.S. news company will not host their website in the very difficult region part of the world - the Ukraine and use the Russian domain registry organization.
    A leading U.S, news company would be proud about their name and will not hide herself behind an Australian privacy protection service
  • A leading U.S. news company will have a better Alexa global ranking then trastnews.com:
    Alexa ranking of trastnews.com
 
IP Address Country Region City ISP
 
195.54.162.155 Ukraine  Vinnyts'ka Oblast' Vinnytsya Pe Dobrogivskiy Muroslav Petrovich

 

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

trendonews.com....0%
start-surves.com....0%
starts-survey.com....0%
start-surveys.com....0%
direxnews.com....0%
start-survey.com....0%
ok-quiz.com....0%
novvest.com....0%
onopros.com....0%
qualyquiz.com....0%
oproska.com....0%
globynews.com....0%
unnonews.com....0%
iorkquest.com....0%
prevopros.com....0%
okanket.com....0%
tempoquiz.com....0%

 

The domain registry data from trastnews.com:

Domain name: trastnews.com
Domain idn name: trastnews.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.ru
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.com/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ru/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ua/
Updated Date: 2015-06-19
Creation Date: 2015-06-19T09:55:07Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-06-19
Registrar: Domain names registrar REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@reg.ru
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Registrant Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Registrant City: Nobby Beach
Registrant State/Province: Queensland
Registrant Postal Code: QLD 4218
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +45.36946676
Registrant Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Admin Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Admin City: Nobby Beach
Admin State/Province: Queensland
Admin Postal Code: QLD 4218
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +45.36946676
Admin Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: Privacy Protection Service INC d/b/a PrivacyProtect.org
Tech Street: C/O ID#10760, PO Box 16 Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator Note - Visit PrivacyProtect.org to contact the domain owner/operator
Tech City: Nobby Beach
Tech State/Province: Queensland
Tech Postal Code: QLD 4218
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +45.36946676
Tech Email: contact@privacyprotect.org
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-30T04:22:09Z <<

Update July 1, 2015: The payout has yesterday increased to $9.10 per viewed news. My balance has increase in the last 24 hours from zero to $756 by reading 90 news. Before I don't reach the payout limit and see the money at my Paypal account, I'll not recommend the system.

Take a look at my reports about

and compare the data it by yourself.

Update July 5, 2015: Since yesterday morning the site trastnews.com does not update their news already. My actual earnings are $2,121 for reading 240 news. This behavior shows only which methods are getting used to avoid a payment. A rogue who thinks evil of it. :)

Update July 6, 2015: I have reached the minimum payout and made a payout request. I don't expect a payment, but for making a serious report I need to give them a try. I'll update this posting as soon as I get the money on my Paypal account or the 14 days waiting time are over.

Data Account number Sum Status
2015-07-06 03:20:10 RFAIX@WWPA.COM $2394 in processing

Update July 20, 2015: I did not receive more than a phishing email for my paypal account.

 

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