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

by Rudolf Faix 13. November 2015 03:28

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

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

Screenshot of the PTC page from wordlinx.com

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

Screenshot from wordlinx.com FAQ page

If we take from the screenshot above the statements:

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

and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Domain registration data from wordlinx.com:

Domain Name: WORDLINX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 104621503_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Registrar URL: WWW.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2013-10-21T02:46:11.00Z
Creation Date: 2003-10-06T15:55:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-10-06T15:55:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Reseller: Namecheap.com
Domain Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: RICHARD STURDY
Registrant Organization: ROGUE MEDIA
Registrant Street: 129 NORTHWICK ROAD
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: WORCESTER
Registrant State/Province: WORCESTERSHIRE
Registrant Postal Code: WR3 7EG
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.8456382799
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: richard@rogue.co.uk
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Admin Organization: YSH MANAGED HOSTING
Admin Street: PASSFIELD BUSINESS CENTRE
Admin Street: LYNCHBOROUGH ROAD
Admin City: PASSFIELD
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: GU30 7SB
Admin Country: GB
Admin Phone: 44.1428404040
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: 44.1428404050
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: enom@ysh.co.uk
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Tech Organization: YSH MANAGED HOSTING
Tech Street: PASSFIELD BUSINESS CENTRE
Tech Street: LYNCHBOROUGH ROAD
Tech City: PASSFIELD
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: GU30 7SB
Tech Country: GB
Tech Phone: 44.1428404040
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: 44.1428404050
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: enom@ysh.co.uk
Name Server: CODY.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: GAIL.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC:UNSIGNED
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
HTTP://WDPRS.INTERNIC.NET/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2013-10-08T06:02:02.00Z <<<

 

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