Scam List of Paying Sites - Code Red!

With many sites out there about money, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that there are scam sites out there run by con artists! Especially those that sound too good to be true. Some sites start up with good intentions, but when they realize they can't handle a business, they suddenly close down and run away without paying what they owe.

Take RichPTC, for example. Last time I checked, you "get paid" $1 per ad click, and another $1 per referral ad click. You could also pay just $5 for 1000 ad links to advertise your site or promotions. Now, do the math. Imagine that RichPTC doesn't earn any profit from ad purchases. So, your 1000 ad links that you purchased with just $5 dollars means that 1000 ad links will magically convert into $1000 dollars after being clicked by the other members of the site. Now, I'm not even counting referral earnings here. Where does all the money come from? How can 1000 ad links be purchased with just $5 dollars when each ad link is valued at $1 when clicked by other members — plus referral clicks?

Of course, not all scam sites exaggerate on the earnings per click. Some are actually smarter, so they copy the legitimate sites like good ol' NeoBux. A similar site to NeoBux is QualityBux (now dead). You earned around 1 cent per click, and their site script was a bit similar, too. However, if you search around the web about this dead PTC site, you'll notice only complaints and negative feedback. Also, when reaching minimum payout of $5 as a free member, members first had to upgrade through a fee of $30 dollars to be able to request earnings.

By the way, if you're wondering why I'm including my referral links, it's because I want to demonstrate that I did at least try them out before raising the scam flag.



Bux-Matrix
Bux-Matrix
Code Red: Once legit, now a scam. Alert!
  • Per Click: $0.004
  • Waiting Time/click: 20+ seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Gold
  • Payment Method: Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $5 on 1st, then $7, then $10 thereafter
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Accounts/Household: More than 1 but...
  • Inactivity Ban: After 30 Days
  • Affiliate Levels: 1 - 12
  • Affiliate Commissions: Hover for more info...
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: 1st
  • Category: PTC
  • Comment: Unique and trusted PTC site that's over 4 years old that later turned scam. It always provided a good amount of ads that were worth more than $0.001. This PTC also has an optional matrix system included. Do not join!
IncraseBux
IncreaseBux
Code Red: Requires investing to cash out
  • Per Click: $0.007
  • Waiting Time/click: 30 seconds
  • Memberships: Free to various
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payza
  • Minimum Payout: From $2, then $5, $7, $10
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Unspecified
  • Accounts/Household: 1
  • Inactivity Ban: After 30 Days
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Commissions: $0.0004/ad click
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Have not reached minimum yet...
  • Category: PTC
  • Comment: An almost 3 year old PTC with mixed reviews around the net about its legitimacy. Also famous for very complicated cashout rules that just frustrate. Requires investment to be able to cash out. Not recommended.
Schnaap Klicks
SchnaapKlicks
Code Red: Payment requested on August — Never Received!
  • Per Click: $0.01 - $0.05
  • Waiting Time/click: 15+ seconds
  • Memberships: Free, Pro memberships
  • Payment Method: Payza, LibertyReserve
  • Minimum Payout: $4
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Accounts/Household: 1 account/household
  • Inactivity Ban: N/A
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 10%
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Requested on early August 2012
  • Category: PTC
  • Comment: A ex-decent PTC from the same creators of Schnaap.com. Within a week it registered thousands of members but later became slow and unpopular. 1st payment was never received. Site now seems dead.
ClixZing
ClixZing
Code Red: Site died without warning.
  • Comment: A dead PTC site that pays a cent and a half (1½¢) per ad click. From the same owners of SchnaapKlicks and KlickBuck, which used to have a good reputation.
PeopleString
PeopleString
Code Red: Site is dead and now redirects to another.
  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Portal Features: Yes
  • Memberships: Free, Entrepreneur ($200/year)
  • Payment Methods: PayPal
  • Minimum Payout: $25
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Accounts/Household: Unlimited; 1 account per person
  • Inactivity Ban: N/A
  • Affiliate Levels: 1-6
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 5%, 2%, 2%, 2%, 2%, 2%
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: 1st
  • Category: Social Network / GPT
  • Comment: A social network, GPT (get paid to) and portal site that pays in numerous ways (visiting pages, checking your email, and a lot more). Also features an advanced email account for free with self-destructive features and more.
Trinity Clicks
Trinity Clicks
Code Red: Scam Alert! Does not pay - Inactive Site!
  • Per Click: $0.0001 - $0.0025
  • Waiting Time p/click: 5 - 40 seconds
  • Memberships: Free, Premium
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $2.50
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 18
  • Accounts/Household: 1
  • Inactivity Ban: N/A
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 50%
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Requested payment on November 2011
  • Category: PTC / GPT
  • Comment: What's special about this PTC is that it is also a GPT site (such as TreasureTrooper). It seems to be dead now, though. There are no ads to click on and there is no FAQs page or support either.
TrekPay
TrekPay
Code Red: They used to pay but now haven't since Jan. '11
  • Per Click: 1-3 credits
  • Waiting Time p/click: No wait time
  • Memberships: Free
  • Payment Method: Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $5.50
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Unspecified
  • Accounts/Household: 1
  • Inactivity Ban: N/A
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: Unspecified for clicks
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: None
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: A rather distinctive type of PTC like no other. Members here earn credits that are automatically converted into U.S. currency every Wednesday or Thursday. It used to pay but now it doesn't seem to!
OnBux
OnBux
Code Red: Too many unpaid members — Dead site
  • Per Click: $0.005 - $0.01
  • Waiting Time per Click: Up to 30 seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Pioneer, Golden, Ultimate
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payza, Neteller, LibertyReserve
  • Minimum Payout: $2, $3, $4...$10
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Unspecified
  • Accounts/Household: 1 account/household
  • Inactivity Ban: After 30 Days
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: $0.005
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Requested in August 2011
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: An ex-fantastic PTC with 4+ daily ads, referral-renting feature, great look, secure login, and many payment processors available to transfer money with. It then became a scam site and now is dead.
GagaBux
GagaBux
Code Red: Many members report not being paid - must upgrade to withdraw cash earnings.
  • Per Click: $0.01
  • Waiting Time p/click: 30 seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Silver, Gold, Diamond
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $2
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Does not specify but most likely 18+
  • Accounts/Household: 1/person
  • Inactivity Ban: Unspecified
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: $0.005/click - $0.015/click
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: None
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: A once great PTC when it first started...or was it? This PTC has been known by many to be a scam, yet a few report having been paid before. It is a scam, so watch out! "Too good to be true" kind of PTC. Now a dead site!
888Bux
888Bux
Code Red: Payment was never received after deadline. Site later became offline and disappeared.
  • Per Click: $0.001 ($0.005 Golden)
  • Waiting Time/click: 30 seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Golden ($10/mo.)
  • Payment Method: Payza, LibertyReserve
  • Minimum Payout: $2, $3, $4...$10
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Does not specify but most likely 18+
  • Accounts/Household: 1/person every 24hrs.
  • Inactivity Ban: After 30 days
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 0 cent/click ($0.001 Golden)
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Requested payment on February 7th.
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: A copy-cat PTC of the King of PTCs, NeoBux (however, not ethically). Most likely a big scam. Not recommened. Free members do not earn referral earnings unless upgraded.
Cashium
Cashium
Code Red: Stopped paying members and is now dead
  • Per Click: $0.005
  • Waiting Time/click: 30 seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Discoverer, Superior...
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $2, then $4, $6, $8, $10
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Accounts/Household: 1 account/24hrs.
  • Inactivity Ban: After 60 days
  • Affiliate Levels: 1 (with tier levels)
  • Affiliate Bonuses: $0.004 - $0.001
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: Never reached minimum payout
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: A semi-unique kind of PTC. Great look, high security features, and no requirement to upgrade! However, admin kept resetting earning balances and now how closed the site.
Yuwie
Yuwie
Code Red: Social Network shut down on August 2011
Please note that I wasn't active on this site since 2010
There is no need to visit the site at all
  • Revenue Share: 10%
  • Membership: Free
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $5
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Accounts/Household: Unlimited; 1 account per person
  • Inactivity Ban: N/A
  • Affiliate Levels: 1-10
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 10%, 10%, 4%, 4%, 4%, 4%, 4%, 10%, 30%
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: None
  • Category: Social Network
  • Comment: A social network site that used to pay for your activities and referrals. Older than PeopleString but pays very little. Site is now dead, though.
Bux.to
Bux.to
Code Red: Payment was not received after deadline.
  • Per Click: $0.01 ($0.0125 Premium)
  • Waiting Time p/click: 15+ seconds
  • Memberships: Standard (free), Premium ($59/year)
  • Payment Method: Payza
  • Minimum Payout: $50 (Standard), $10 (Premium)
  • Regions: International
  • Age Rating: Does not specify but most likely 18+
  • Accounts/Household: 1/person
  • Inactivity Ban: Unspecified
  • Affiliate Levels: 1
  • Affiliate Bonuses: 1 cent/click (1.25 Premium)
  • Overall Rating:
  • Payment Proof: 60 day deadline has passed and still no payment
  • Category: PTC / Scam
  • Comment: A very famous and longtime PTC site better known for being a scam or an extremely late payer. Research indicates that very few members did get paid but after many months later. Most never got paid.

RichPTC - Scam
RichPTC is about checking ads through their links. Each link credits you.

Per Click: $1 Waiting Time p/click: 30 seconds Memberships: Free, Golden, Ultimate
Minimum Payout: $1000 Payment Method: PayPal, AlertPay Regions: International
Affiliate Levels: 1 Affiliate Bonuses: $1 Rating: 18+

Category: PTC Bux

QualityBux - Scam
Quality Bux is about checking ads through their links. Each link credits you.

Per Click: $0.005 to $0.02 Waiting Time p/click: 30 seconds Memberships: Free, Quality
Minimum Payout: $5 Payment Method: PayPal, AlertPay Regions: International
Affiliate Levels: 1 Affiliate Bonuses: $0.001 Rating: 18+

Category: PTC Bux