Paid to Click (PTC) - Scammer: 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 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 - 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.

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

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

Here a a few other sites, which are calling 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 - it shows that they even don't have enough money for a privacy protection service:

Registry Domain ID: 1955646316_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
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
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:
Name Server:
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-888-924-4762
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>>Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-11-15T23:06:47+0000Z&lt,&lt,&lt,


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Fraud & Scam

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