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

by Rudolf Faix 6. November 2015 10:59

For the case that 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 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 is 1 year and 200 days old.

A similar result we'll get if we are looking at the promotion from 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 ( 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:

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 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 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



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




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:
Registrar URL:
Update Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Creation Date: 2015-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-08-02T08:40:42Z
Registrar:, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street:
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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:
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Registry Admin ID:
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Admin City: Scottsdale
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Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
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Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Registration Private
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Tech Street:
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:
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-02T23:00:00Z <<<

Update November 12, 2015: 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 (

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


Scammer: - Matteo Melandri - contradicts himself

by Rudolf Faix 27. October 2015 07:11

Alexa global ranking of 0daybux.comThe scammer Matteo Melandri invests a lot into the Clixsense program to show some traffic to his scammer site It seems that he believes that members of paid to click programs are so stupid and believe into his unbelievable promotions.

The only purpose of paid to click sites is only to get traffic for showing at the Alexa global ranking and similar sites that the site gets visited and is not a big secret in the world wide web. The result of such a paid to click program gets shown on the screen shot at the right site. To see the full details simple visit the Alexa site.

The offer is for free members:

Earn 0.10€ per click
Earn 0.05€ per referral's click
Instant payout
0€ to cashout
Many advertisement
And much more...

For paid members is it even more unbelievable:

Earn 0.25€ per click
Earn 0.20€ per referral's click
Instant payout
0€ to cashout
Many advertisement
And much more...

Normally is a payout for visting sites between US$ 0.001 and US$ 0.01. Not one advertising company will pay at least € 0.45 per visitor (earnings for paid members € 0.25 + € 0.20 for the upline). That is a dream of the paid to click providers, but it will never come true. If you take a look inside the program of Clixsense or Trafficmonsoon then you see that there is not one real company advertising their products. They are promoting themselves and each others with the paid clicks.

Anyway, the contradiction from the scammer - Matteo Melandri gets already found at the homepage of It seems that the words "0€ to cashout" are the reality from the offer if we take a look at the homepage and the FAQ's.

At is written that you don't get paid as a free member if you are not upgrading your membership:

How I get instant cash?
For cashout the earnings please upgrade your account. Ascertain that your earnings € are more than the upgrade price. For example if you earned 20€ you can upgrade your account to Ultimate membership so you're sure that you can receive the money for upgrade instantly after the purchase.

With other words is the promotion "0€ to cashout" for free members true. They are getting exactly € 0.00 for clicking on the advertisements. The only problem is that the paid members have the same description in the offer. So they are getting nothing too. For what should someone upgrade in this case? Only for supporting a scammer? As you don't get something for it makes a free membership or a paid membership not any sense,

We'll find some more contradictions at the FAQ page - link removed as it already returns error 404 - not found Jan. 18, 2017):

What is the minimum payout?
Zero. Payout is instantly and you can request it when you want.

Click at least 50 advertisement (for free members)
Become a upgraded member or add funds

Here already we see that free members don't get paid and the promotion is nothing else than a bad joke. As we see in the next point of the facts is there no way that free members are getting paid. So free members have only the possibility to work for nothing. That is nothing else than a big deception. Probably the scammer is hoping that someone still pays for him for the fraud!

Why my payout request is refused?
If you receive this error: "Based on your membership and investment(s), the payout maximum for your account is €0.00." is because you don't have upgraded membership or added funds. Please upgrade your account or add funds for request the first cashout.

In the sentence above is already the payout maximum declared as € 0.00! As the site is hosted in the Netherlands and registered in Italy and both countries are members of the European Union is the site already breaking the consumer protection law of the European Union because the free membership is already a misleading offer.

With other words the "free members" have no minimum payout but a maximum payout of ZERO Euro.

The next point in the FAQ's shows the plain scam. You have to buy your work. Even this point is against the European consumer protection law because you have to pay first for getting your earnings:

Can I upgrade my account or add funds with Account Balance?
Is not possible upgrade your account or add funds with Account balance for now. You can use PayPal, EgoPay, OKPay and Bitcoin.

Sure, in a scam you cannot upgrade your membership with the funds of your account. In this case the scammer would not get some money!

One point of the European Data protection law is that the consumer has the right to get his data deleted as soon as he requests it. It does not make any difference if the consumer is a free or a paid member of a service. The provider of the service has to delete the data and to confirm the deletion of the data on the request of the consumer.

Can I delete my account?
Only upgraded members can delete their account. Upgrade your account and contact the support if you want to delete it.

My opinion about the site is that Matteo Melandri likes to build up a legal scamming site. The problem is only that this is not possible without breaking the consumer protection law.

Screenshot of
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On the same server where is hosted we'll find the additional suspicious sites:

Domain registry data of

Registry Domain ID: 1890658878_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2015-10-23T11:47:01.0Z
Creation Date: 2014-12-16T12:53:38.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-12-16T12:53:38.0Z
Registrar: Key-Systems GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 269
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.68949396850
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Matteo Melandri
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: Via delle castagne 1939 0
Registrant City: Roma
Registrant State/Province: RM
Registrant Postal Code: 00138
Registrant Country: IT
Registrant Phone: +39.3489199414
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
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Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Matteo Melandri
Admin Organization:
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Admin City: Roma
Admin State/Province: RM
Admin Postal Code: 00138
Admin Country: IT
Admin Phone: +39.3489199414
Admin Phone Ext:
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Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Matteo Melandri
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: Via delle castagne 1939 0
Tech City: Roma
Tech Postal Code: 00138
Tech State/Province: RM
Tech Country: IT
Tech Phone: +39.3489199414
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
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Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
DNSSEC: signedDelegation
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-10-27T00:49:21.0Z <<<


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Suspicious Sites

TrafficMonsoon - seems got programmed from absolutely beginners - even the captcha is not working correctly

by Rudolf Faix 22. August 2015 07:18

TrafficmonsoonTrafficMonsoon is tinkering permanently around in their program structure. It seems that they even don’t have a test system for keeping their amateur coders busy. For this they are using their regular users as guinea pigs.

For this you’ll get from time to time messages like:

Conducting a Small Maintenance.

We're improving your Traffic Monsoon experience, and will be back in a couple of minutes.
Sorry for this inconvenience

Further errors are:

  • You’ll end up unexpected at the login page during completing some cash links – this failure is browser independent.

  • You login to TrafficMonsoon and get the message at the Dashboard: “Cashlinks are available for you”. You follow the link and get the message “No Cashlinks are available for you”

  • You’ll get a new cash link, click on it immediately, see the advertisement, fill out the captcha and get as result the message “Sorry, Ad Expired!”. In some cases you’ll get the same advertisement shown at the next cash link and there is the advertisement not expired. The stupidity of their coders is endless in this case!

  • I have never experienced so many captcha errors like at TrafficMonsoon. It seems that they are even using manual built captchas, which got solved from a drunken one. Here is an example:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon

You can enlarge the above screen shot to see that in the captcha field got entered 878. As result you'll get the error message shown below:

Screenshot Trafficmonsoon Error Message

The amount of failures and errors in the user interface shows that they are not testing their program properly before they put it online. In such a case are their users used as guinea pigs. Usually gets this kind of programming carried out by backyard companies without any capital or people which are overestimating themselves.

Such a company - for the case that TrafficMonsoon is a real company - is not trustful. Ordering paid services from such a "company" is a big risk - their billing would have the same or more worse logic failures than their user interface. Maybe this is the reason why they need to hide their identity by using a privacy protection service for their domain registration:

Registry Domain ID: 1873436151_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: WHOIS.ENOM.COM
Update Date: 2015-05-16T17:43:47.00Z
Creation Date: 2014-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-08-30T16:11:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: ABUSE@ENOM.COM
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252982646
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WHOIS AGENT
Registrant Street: PO BOX 639
Registrant City: KIRKLAND
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 98083
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4252740657
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4259744730
Registrant Fax Ext:
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Registry Admin ID:
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Admin City: KIRKLAND
Admin State/Province: WA
Admin Postal Code: 98083
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4252740657
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4259744730
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Street: PO BOX 639
Tech State/Province: WA
Tech Postal Code: 98083
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4252740657
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4259744730
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database:2015-05-16T10:43:49.00Z <<<

If you are thinking logical then you'll get it that is only a time-wasting and/or money-wasting system. Each advertiser or advertising agency likes to get clicks because the user is interested into the product. Such user will get easier to be a customer then someone, which clicks only for the reason for getting paid or to get some clicks on his own advertisement. Such one will even not read the content of the site. You see the result already in the advertisements which they are showing you for keeping your earnings upright and in the Cashlinks. You'll get only adverisements shown from other Paid-To-Click offers and from some affiliate/mlm scammers which are hoping to get one more victim by using these systems.

The offer at their website is nothing else than a Ponzi scheme and in the most countries illegal:

As long as you are qualified, each sharing position you receive with your AdPack Combo purchase will continue to share in revenues up to $55.00. Reaching this maximum is not guaranteed, or affixed to any time frame. It's completely reliant upon sales of services, and you being qualified.


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Suspicious Sites

Scammer: ShoeMoney - Jeremy Shoemaker - cheats already for US$1, what will happen with higher sums?

by Rudolf Faix 20. August 2015 10:29

ShowMoneyShoeMoney needed 10 days for answering a complaint that their software has a bug and their Facebook share detection and their promised payout is not working. Their answer shows that they are not interested in it. We know that scammer are lazy for this they are inventing some advertisements with promises of high earnings for selling you something useless. They are even not interested in fulfilling their misleading promotions. For this they lie all the time.

I can only recommend to everybody: Don't trust any advertisement. If someone promises you something than don't continue to spend some money before you got the promises fulfilled.

The fraud of the advertisement is already planned in the system. I don't know any other reason why they lie already in their support answer. I have no reason to sign-up many times at their system. I have seen already enough by the one time I signed up for writing my report found at "ShoeMoney - Jeremy Shoemaker: misleading promotion for getting access to Paypal accounts?". The answer from Amanda Hutch from confirms only the fraud in their system. If I would have more accounts at their site, then they needed to have paid at least the first time, but my Paypal account received during the last 3 years only the payments from Uento!

This shows the poor situation of the affiliate/MLM marketing. This market is already down and some people are trying with unbelievable advertisings to find a few stupid people, which are believing into their promotion. The same gets found here at ShoeMoney. To promote their own system they are promising you the heaven on earth but they are even not able to fulfill their US$1 promise for a Facebook and/or Twittershare. I think that the Facebook share detection is working, but they even like to get more promotion for their US$1. I'll recomment everybody to delete the sharing from ShoeMoney from your timeline and Twitter pages.

The misleading promotion from the ShoeMoney website:

Screenshot of the misleading promotion from the ShoeMoney website

They like to sell you only some hosting and systems as we can read at my previous report about ShoeMoney. With this action they have destroyed the little bit of their reputation they had until now. My opinion is that they are nothing else than fraudster and scammer. I don't believe them anything what is coming from their site!

The email from ShoeMoney:

ShoeMoney Network <>

20:35 (vor 10 Stunden)
an mich

Good afternoon.

The reason you have not received your rewards in your account is because I show you have multiple accounts with the network.

This is against our Terms of Service to have two accounts.


Amanda Hutch
Client Specialist

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:33 PM CDT, Rudolf Faix <> wrote:

The announced $1 did not arrive at my Paypal account until now. Are you only collecting Paypal addresses?

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:03 PM CDT, Rudolf Faix <> wrote:

The Facebook share detection is not working

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Fraud & Scam

Ponzi scheme: NeoBUX - in the most countries illegal

by Rudolf Faix 19. August 2015 08:21

As you get only a higher payment for viewing advertisements and not any real physical value at NeoBUX is it nothing else than a Ponzi scheme. Free members are getting only for their viewed advertisements $0.001 and $0.0005 for their referrals views (I did not see any higher paid advertisements during my short membership period). If you upgrade to a gold membership and rent referrals you only lose money. The price for a golden membership is $90/year (

If you take a search at Google, you'll find a lot of people which lost their money after upgrading to the Gold membership. For example in the comments of As NeoBUX is registered in Portugal and Portugal is a member of the European Union is such a Ponzi scheme and misleading promotion there illegal. I suggest to all, which lost money with NeoBUX to file a class action against NeoBUX.

Don't forget not one company is able to pay more than they are earning. For this are all systems where you have to pay for your work nothing else than SCAM. In the case of NeoBUX is the scam found in the Gold Membership and in the rented referrals! If they would not earn more with the Gold Membership and the rented referrals they would not offer it!

The scam pay out table from NeoBUX:

Your clicks Commissions from
Direct Referrals
Commissions from
Rented Referrals
   Standard  Golden  Standard  Golden  Standard  Golden
Extended Exposure $0.015 $0.020 $0.0050 $0.0100 $0.0100 $0.0200
Standard Exposure $0.010 $0.010 $0.0050 $0.0100 $0.0050 $0.0100
Fixed Advertisements   $0.001 $0.010 $0.0005 $0.0050 $0.0050 $0.0100

The money making does not end with a Gold Membership for $90/year:

The money making does not end with a Gold Membership for $90/year 

Domain registration data of 

Domain Name: NEOBUX.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1419323404_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2015-03-10T20:04:34Z
Creation Date: 2008-03-10T18:47:14Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2025-03-10T04:00:00Z
Registrar IANA ID: 2
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8003337680
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: NeoDev, Lda.
Registrant Organization: NeoDev, Lda.
Registrant Street: R. Eng Ferreira Dias, 924 - E10
Registrant City: Porto
Registrant State/Province: Porto
Registrant Postal Code: 4100-246
Registrant Country: PT
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Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: NeoDev, Lda.
Admin Organization: NeoDev, Lda.
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Admin City: Porto
Admin State/Province: Porto
Admin Postal Code: 4100-246
Admin Country: PT
Admin Phone: +351.226179762
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: NeoDev, Lda.
Tech Organization: NeoDev, Lda.
Tech Street: R. Eng Ferreira Dias, 924 - E10
Tech City: Porto
Tech State/Province: Porto
Tech Postal Code: 4100-246
Tech Country: PT
Tech Phone: +351.226179762
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server: A1.UBERNS.COM
Name Server: B1.UBERNS.COM
DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:27:40 GMT <<<


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