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

Moral Dilemma...Are all ClickBank products scams?

by Rudolf Faix 9. June 2015 11:44

ClickBankAt the base of every site with unimaginable offers or news, we locate a disclaimer of ClickBank - a surely understood "get rich quick" scammer supporting organization. This demonstrates that ClickBank knows which sort of subsidiary advertisers they have and which items they are retailing. For me is the disclaimer as of now a demonstrate of the scam:

ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site. CLICKBANK® is a registered trademark of Click Sales, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 917 S. Lusk Street, Suite 200, Boise Idaho, 83706, USA and used by permission. ClickBank's role as retailer does not constitute an endorsement, approval or review of these products or any claim, statement or opinion used in promotion of these products.

As ClickBank is accepting the cash, they have to separation themselves from the advancement. An advancement like this is in US and in Europe enforceable by law. The fines for deceiving advancement is higher than such an organization can ever procure, ClickBank knows this, the items and they realize that a deceptive advancement is utilized to offer this items, For this they are giving such a disclaimer and trust, to the point that it will keep them free from any approvals before the law court case.

A posting found at Digital Point describes the products, which are getting distributed by ClickBank very well:

Moral Dilemma...Are all ClickBank products scams?
Hi Guys...I want to make money like the rest of the world, but I have a real problem scamming people...It seems that every product that I've investigated on ClickBank is a scam. I currently do some sales with a weight loss product that is not a scam, just a lot of common sense, but my question to you guys is if there are some products on ClickBank that actually do what they advertise?
I'm not looking to steal your products, but if you can just give me some general ideas on where to look because I must be missing all the legit products...And I just don't have the money to buy sample products of everything...
Thanks...

Certainly is that he won't get the answer "yes" in the discussion. No scammer will tell without anyone else's input that he is scamming. In such a case ClickBank could close as of now years prior. They have conveyed some of their great scammers for discovering a few contentions against the theme. That improves, Their disclaimer shows as of now that they know, what is getting sold.

The methods of ClickBank in not paying their affiliates are described very good at Is ClickBank a big SCAM? and at Did clickbank scam me? Their methods making money are very well described in the last page of Is ClickBank a big SCAM? There has written the member with the name thuthuatwordpress:

  1. Based on the Clickbank rule, an "Inactive" account (no sales within the last 3 month - counted since the last sales made) would be a deducted 1$ fee for maintain and after 6 month of NO sales, 5$ would be deducted every week and much more until your account comr back to zero, even negative number!
  2. Based on the withdraw policy, you need to have 5 sales and 3 of that MUST be from a mastercard and 2 of that must be from visa/prepaid card. yes, TWO forms of payment, if you had 5 sales and all of that from a mastercard, in this case you will not be paid.

The rule about the dormant accounts got changed already, but it looks more to be a robbery than a serious rule. See it by yourself at https://support.clickbank.com/entries/23761401-Dormant-Accounts:

Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a charge of $1 per pay period after 90 days of no earnings, $5 per pay period after 180 days of no earnings, and $50 per pay period after 365 days of no earnings.

The second rule got found at https://support.clickbank.com/entries/23776493-Customer-Distribution-Requirement:

ClickBank will withhold payment of any balance until an account shows a minimum of 5 sales using at least two of the following payment methods:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • ELV (European Direct Debit)
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

This requirement is in place to help prevent Affiliates from abusing the ClickBank Affiliate program by using their accounts for the sole purpose of fraudulently collecting rebates and/or discounts on their own purchases.

Once you have met the Customer Distribution Requirement, your account will begin issuing payments normally, in accordance with our Accounting Policy, beginning on the next payment issuing date.

That has nothing to do with keeping associates far from misapplying the system. They are situated in the U.S. furthermore, realize that almost everyone has a ton of installment cards. So that does not by any stretch of the imagination forestall something. It is just another sort of profiting!

Accurate this rules are as I would see it nothing else then a legitimized SCAM on the grounds that they have composed it into their business rules!!! Somebody, which acknowledge such standards is blameworthy independent from anyone else. A genuine organization won't make such scam rules!!!

You can find scam offers listed from me and which are getting retailed from ClickBank by following this link: http://affiliates.wwpa.com/?tag=/ClickBank

Domain registry data of clickbank.com:

Domain Name: CLICKBANK.COM
Registry Domain ID: 487297_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: [link removed] Date: 2015-04-30T17:03:30Z
Creation Date: 1997-08-05T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-08-04T04:00:00Z
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984x200
Reseller: iwantmyname [link removed] Status: clientTransferProhibited - [link removed] Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: ClickBank
Registrant Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Registrant City: Boise
Registrant State/Province: ID
Registrant Postal Code: 83706
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7205093688
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Registrant Fax:
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Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: ClickBank
Admin Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Admin City: Boise
Admin State/Province: ID
Admin Postal Code: 83706
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7205093688
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Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: ClickBank
Tech Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Tech City: Boise
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URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
[link removed] Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-03T23:47:12Z

Domain registry data of clickbank.net:

Domain Name: CLICKBANK.NET
Registry Domain ID: 487190_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.1api.net
Registrar URL: http://www.1api.net
Updated Date: 2015-02-15T23:52:45Z
Creation Date: 1997-07-11T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-10T04:00:00Z
Registrar: 1API GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 1387
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@1api.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68416984x200
Reseller: iwantmyname http://iwantmyname.com
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited - http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Admin
Registrant Organization: ClickBank
Registrant Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Registrant City: Boise
Registrant State/Province: ID
Registrant Postal Code: 83706
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.7205093688
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: domains@clickbank.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Admin
Admin Organization: ClickBank
Admin Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Admin City: Boise
Admin State/Province: ID
Admin Postal Code: 83706
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.7205093688
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: domains@clickbank.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Admin
Tech Organization: ClickBank
Tech Street: 917 S Lust St Ste 200
Tech City: Boise
Tech State/Province: ID
Tech Postal Code: 83706
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.7205093688
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: domains@clickbank.com
Name Server: diva.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: charles.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-05-26T05:19:28Z <<<

 

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Fraud & Scam

Scammer: getcashforsurveys.com - Survey Partners Worldwide, LLC

by Rudolf Faix 9. June 2015 11:08

GetCashForSurveysUnbelievable offers are coming from getcashforsurveys.com. Like everywhere where the earnings are getting promoted is the product nothing else than trash and the offer only scam.

Following the Link given to getcashforsurveys.com is not really suggested, because even Adguard warns from this site:

Adguard has blocked access to this page

This web page at www.getcashforsurveys.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 earnings disclaimer from getcashforsurveys.,com you can read that each promotion from their site is nothing else than a dream. We are far away from a serious promotion because they are promoting the earnings, which can be done by using their system, instead of promoting their products.

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

At the affiliates website is written how you earn really a little bit money. You need only to find a stupid one, which enters into the MLM system and continues promoting the offered services from getcashforsurveys.com:

We are offering a $50 bonus for a limited time to all new affiliates who promote our offer. Keep reading for details.

You may of seen a lot of Paid Survey sites in clickbank in the past, but you have never seen one like this! You can earn a massive $148.50 per sale! We have a front end price of $74 with 2 downsells, and we also have 2 upsells.

With extremely high conversion rates, very effective email campaigns and attractive graphics that are proven to draw clicks; promoting GetCashForSurveys.com is practically guaranteed to make you some great money!

WE PAY 75% COMMISSION. Earn up to $148.50 with every person that you get to join at GetCashForSurveys.com

As getcashforsurveys.com named above already the service from clickbank is the disclaimer for ClickBank not missing. In my eyes is this disclaimer already a prove for a scam. In this case the prove for the scam is found already in the earning disclaimer, which declares their promotion already as misleading. Maybe  they found no other payment provider for their scam offers.

This bonus offer has been created by the applicable Vendor and not by ClickBank. Accordingly, ClickBank is not responsible for any information contained in the offer, including, but not limited to, any product information, promotions, incentives, expected returns or other information contained herein. In addition, ClickBank is not responsible for any links to third party websites in conjunction with this offer. Such links do not imply any endorsement by ClickBank of such websites or the content, products or services available from such websites. By clicking on or accessing a third party website listed, you acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites.

 

Scamadviser reports about getcashforsurveys.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 has been reported as being untrustworthy
Alert Result: This website/business has been given a low reliability rating by other websites
Alert Result: High Number Of Suspicous Websites On This Server (check the server tab)
Good Result: This website is deemed to be popular by Alexa with a ranking of 6556

Some comments of unhappy user are listed at scamadviser too.

It seems that getcashforsurveys.com did not have enough money for paying their proxy service for hiding their identity,because we can see an address from Hongkong based company in their Domain registry data already. Domain registry data from getcashforsurveys.com:

Domain Name: getcashforsurveys.com
Registry Domain ID: 106774047_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.moniker.com
Registrar URL: http://www.moniker.com
Updated Date: 2015-05-28T03:51:47.0Z
Creation Date: 2003-11-17T00:10:02.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-11-17T00:10:02.0Z
Registrar: Moniker Online Services LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 228
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@moniker.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.9546071294
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: Survey Partners Worldwide, LLC
Registrant Street: 29,Leighton Road
Registrant City: Causeway Bay
Registrant State/Province: Hong Kong
Registrant Postal Code:
Registrant Country: HK
Registrant Phone: +852.9348301
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +852.9348301
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: support@getcashforsurveys.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: Survey Partners Worldwide, LLC
Admin Street: 29,Leighton Road
Admin City: Causeway Bay
Admin State/Province: Hong Kong
Admin Postal Code:
Admin Country: HK
Admin Phone: +852.9348301
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +852.9348301
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: support@getcashforsurveys.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: Survey Partners Worldwide, LLC
Tech Street: 29,Leighton Road
Tech City: Causeway Bay
Tech Postal Code:
Tech State/Province: Hong Kong
Tech Country: HK
Tech Phone: +852.9348301
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +852.9348301
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: support@getcashforsurveys.com
Name Server: amir.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server: kara.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-09T05:46:54.0Z <<<

Registry Billing ID:
Billing Name: Domain Administrator
Billing Organization: Survey Partners Worldwide, LLC
Billing Street: 29,Leighton Road
Billing City: Causeway Bay
Billing State/Province: Hong Kong
Billing Postal Code:
Billing Country: HK
Billing Phone: +852.9348301
Billing Phone Ext:
Billing Fax: +852.9348301
Billing Fax Ext:
Billing Email: support@getcashforsurveys.com

 

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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

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Domain Name: TAKESURVEYSFORCASH.COM
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Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-01-17Z
Registrar: FABULOUS.COM PTY LTD.
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Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@fabulous.com
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Registrant Street: PO Box 923
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Nice from clickbank is that they have written their own disclaimer on the website of takesurveysforcash:

ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site. CLICKBANK® is a registered trademark of Click Sales, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 917 S. Lusk Street, Suite 200, Boise Idaho, 83706, USA and used by permission. ClickBank's role as retailer does not constitute an endorsement, approval or review of these products or any claim, statement or opinion used in promotion of these products.

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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
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Registrar URL: www.domain.com
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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
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DNSSEC: unsigned
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Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-02-23T17:57:12Z 

 

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