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

Paid to Click (PTC) provider hqbux.com after 2 months already bankrupt

by Rudolf Faix 6. November 2015 10:59

For the case that hqbux.com has not been created for scamming people they are after two months already bankrupt. I think more that all the PTC sites, which are selling adpacks or giving referrals for rent, are running only a Ponzi scheme. With other words the members, which signed up earlier are getting paid from the membership fees of the new joining members. Such a system breaks down as soon as not enough new paid members are signing up. In the case of hqbux.com has been coming the breakdown very early. It shows that they even did not know how to make a marketing of their own site.

Advertising companies are not investing into PTC, because they don't like to trash money. They like to get as much as possible return for their advertisements. A PTC user is only looking at the advertisements because he gets paid for it. Such a user will not come a customer. If you are looking at some PTC providers then you'll see only the advertisements from other PTC sites and from some sites, which are getting some free impressions. If you are looking at the domain creation dates, then you'll find very seldom a PTC site, which is older than one year and all of them are using a domain privacy service for hiding the domain ownership. If someone is investing money into such a shame business then he is guilty by himself if he is losing money. Nobody should be so stupid and trust only to the promotion of the site where ROI's (Return of Investment) in a short time and earnings of 150% and more offered. Would it be true then nobody would do some normal work and the manhood will die from hunger.

That the investment promises are even not worth the time to read gets shown if we take a look at the promotion of another and olcer PTC site with the name Buxvertise. Buxvertise has written on their page that they have 240,674 members which earned $420,047.15. The sum is nice, but if we take a closer look then have in average each member until now earned $1.7453 - less than one dollar and seventyfive cents! The domain buxvertise.com is 1 year and 200 days old.

A similar result we'll get if we are looking at the promotion from ultimateclix.com. At their own promotion is written that they have 161,081 members and have paid $267,367.44 to them. That is in average $1.6598 for each member since February 2014!

If someone invests money into such a business then he should go first into a madhouse for a check-up. I think they will keep him there.

We'll find a post at the forum of hqbux.com (http://www.hqbux.com/forum.php?topic=56033&orderby=date&sortby=ASC&p=15) October 27, 2015 10:01 followed from a lot of flames of their members:

Dear HQBux Members,

It is with an upset and discouraged heart that I announce to you all that as of yesterday, my PayPal accounts became limited. I missed their call, but I received their email and it stated:

Quote:
As part of our commitment to providing the best possible experience for buyers and sellers, we perform routine reviews of merchant accounts.
Your account has recently been reviewed by our merchant team due to the following:
- Increase in volumes processed
- Increase in buyer claims/chargebacks/refunds
- Change in business activity
- New processing activity
We tried to call you on 25/10/2015, but we couldn't reach you. To allow time to review this in more detail, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your account until you submit the information you need to provide and take the actions listed.

PayPal is limiting accounts only if there is something suspicious happening. Each payment processor and each bank has a fraud detection system to protect their own service. As more problems with one account are coming up as earlier the alarm bells are ringing. In the case of hqbux.com is even the above statement only an excuse and not really the reason as we see from the posting from other members:

Posted 2015-10-27 at 10:23 by decogen002:

Because admin delay payment should they haven't the patience. TOS up to 7 days payment but you don't processing, delay more 7 days. Since Oct 1 I not receive any payment, payza payment cancel twice, paypal payment delay. Yesterday instantly payza payment but only 1 day, i can't cashout because i must waiting more 1 day. I invested 430$, received 9$. I very disappointed. Sorry for my english.

That the PayPal problems are only a put-off shows us the next posting. There is a member, which got paid each time from a different PayPal account. For the case if PayPal has really limited one account of hqbux.com remains the question: Why they are not using another account for paying the members? Each trusted businessman will try to keep up his reputation by doing everything to have happy members. As soon as the promised service (payment) will not come to the members the members will destroy the reputation of the business.

Posted 2015-10-30 at 02:55 by bearbux

I agree that many sites has been destroyed by members.
But in your case it is only your fault.
I have received 5 payments, and all 5 from different PayPal accounts. It absolutely against all PayPal rules. This what are you doing is ridiculous. They will not restore your account. Say goodbye.

How stupid the users of the Internet are is shown by the posts from the user Falkonety. He has invested into an anonymous site, which is less than two months old $800. He is guilty by himself for his loss, because he has nothing where he can make a claim. He even does not know with whom he has made a business and in which country the scammer is to find. He knows that "a lot of PTC sites are SCAM" and invests $800 into an anonymous service:

Posted 2015-10-27 at 15:25 by Falkonety

In the last time a lot of PTC sites transform in to SCAM . you can't tell anyoane to close dispute with Paypal if you don't payd them. for example with buxept i was invested $800 and now is a scam site , if i was closing all the claims to paypal now $800 will be gone from my pocket. nomebody can't trust nomebody. it's hard time , and i hope nowone will close paypal claims because we don't know if you will run with money like others.

I hope you will resolve by yourself and protect your own site. disable instant payments and review all your next payments

And the last thing PAY US , SINCE 2 OR 3 WEEKS AGO WE TRY TO CASHOUT WITHOUT RESULTS.

I HOPE YOU WILL NOT DISSAPOINTING US LIKE OTHERS ptc SITES

Posted 2015-10-27 at 18:40 by Falkonety

ADMIN THE LAST QUESTION BECAUSE I LOST ALREADY A LOT OF MONEY TO PROMOTE YOUR SITE , EVEN YOU DON'T PAY US FOR REFERRAL CONTEST , I CAN'T MAKE ANY CASHOUT ..... WHEN YOU WILL PAY US , BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T PAY IN THE NEXT 4 DAYS I WILL MAKE A CLAIM TO PAYPAL.

I'M SEEK AND TIRED FOR ADMIN COMPLAINS , BUXEPT NOW SCAM , CLIXMANSION NOW SCAM AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE ....

I HAVE TICKET SUPPORT , NO ANSWER AND IS NOT ABOUT PAYMENTS , WHEN WE RECEIVE OUR MONEY FROM YOUR CONTEST AND WHEN YOU WILL PAY US

Here are the domain registration data. The domain got created on August 2, 2015 and from the above postings we know that they could not pay their members since the begin of October:

Domain Name: HQBUX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1950622184_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Creation Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: HQBUX.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: ARYA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: WEST.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-02T23:00:00Z <<<

Update November 12, 2015: hqbux.com is now a confirmed scammer site. They have turned now off their forum that you are not able to read their own warning. With other words they are now scamming intentionally. The public prosecutor will be happy about this action!

If you click at the link "Please read up on HQBux's Latest News and Updates!! (Updated 10/27/2015)" you'll get redirected to the startpage of hqbux.com (http://www.hqbux.com/index.php).

It seems that the scammer does not believe that his game with this site is already over! That the cheated users cannot find him he uses a privacy protection service for the domain hqbux.com.

 

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