5 Signs that warn when a PTC is SCAMDecember 6, 2018
5 Signs that warn when a PTC is SCAM
As you may know, many PTC sites that start out end up being SCAM. More and more you hear that a site has closed or has stopped paying, but don’t be discouraged because of scammers, irresponsible people who don’t know how to handle this business model.
For them I want to show you 5 quick signals before wasting your time and your money in a scam site.
1. The payment per click is excessively high.
When you see that a site is paying more than $ 0.01 per click on standard membership, be careful.
When you see that a site promises to pay $ 0.10, $ 0.50, $ 1, or even $ 10 per click with pro, ultimate or Golden membership, be careful.
When you see that a site is going to give you more than 30 or 40% of the profits of your referrals, be careful.
Any indication of quick profits will always be warned as a scam.
Why is a PTC site that promises big profits a scam?
For starters, PTC pages earn money with advertising purchased by advertisers who do pay per click advertising campaigns.
Then, the advertiser pays the site for each click they make on their ad. Whoever clicks on the ad receives a part of that payment. The house keeps the difference. As we would say of a casino: the bank always wins!
Indirectly are the advertisers themselves who pay us to see their advertising.
Making simple calculations we will see that if the page offers 1000 visits for $ 10, each visit will cost $ 0.01. That means that whoever clicks on the ad will take a small part of that $ 0.01. It could get to earn $ 0.005 per click, the PTC would earn money, the clicker would earn money and the advertiser would have their visits to the announced page. Everyone wins!
In summary: if they pay $ 0.005 per click it’s a pretty high price. If they pay less is a good sign, if they pay more, it could be a scam. If they pay a LOT more … run!
2. The PTC forum does not work or is not an active forum.
In general, the administrators of the PTC offer their news in the forum, bonus or simply announce improvements, possibilities of expansion of the site. They try in some way to have their members post comments, proof of payment, discuss the whole topics of the site, discuss membership and tactics with referrals to get the most out of it.
There are also some PTC that have social networks and that you can follow their progress, talk to them. As we all know, communication is essential in this business model.
If the forum of the site does not have a regular movement of posts, hardly anyone writes or malfunctions, signal that the PTC wants to silence its users.
3. Unclear or confusing terms and conditions.
When you register for a PTC, you are required to agree to the terms and conditions of the site. Many accept those terms without even having read them.
Try to find the text of terms and conditions and read it first before accepting them. If the paragraphs are ambiguous or unclear, which doesn’t establish for example the responsibility of the PTC to its advertisers and members, be careful with that because they use technicalities to be able to dupe you when you withdraw your money or buy some service with them.
They do this through misleading advertising, they promise you and they sell you something very nice but when you read their TOS you realize that the story is not so nice.
My recommendation is that you ALWAYS read the terms and conditions of the site.
4. You can withdraw your money through any payment gateway and there is no “protected balance”
If this happens in any PTC, it is almost guaranteed that the site will not last long.
Let me explain with an example:
If the PTC allows you to withdraw by Payeer, Paypal, BTC, Perfectmoney without having made any investment. Or if you invest by Payeer and it allows you to later withdraw by Paypal. If this happens, it is very likely that the site will collapse.
These PTC pages use multiple payment platforms within which they have small reserves of money to deal with any emergency. As everyone knows, these payment gateways have basic rules of use that all must comply with.
In the event that the site does not have a protected balance and all the money you invest you can withdraw it by the processor you want, it will not take hundreds of people to take advantage of the moment to use the PTC as a cheap money exchanger. They simply put money for process A and they withdraw it for the B by paying only the commissions of the processors.
If this happens, 2 things can happen with the page:
1- The site runs out of money in one of the processors due to the fast withdrawals and they begin to have difficulties to pay their users … pending payments, arrears or stop paying.
2- The payment gateways block their accounts for security measures. It happens a lot with sites that use Paypal, after a while they stop being able to use it because Paypal blocks their account due to the amount of movements that they are suffering in such a short amount of time, alleging issues of money laundering or something similar.
These are one of the main reasons why the sustainable PTC pages establish rules when withdrawing the money earned and how the money invested is handled.
5. Paid purchase packages with high profits.
These are the Ad-packs or some similar name that the site can use. This works in the following way. You buy a package of, for example, $ 2. The PTC returns $ 2 + a small percentage after 10, 20, 30 days … + some additional service such as being able to advertise your website for free for 1000 clicks for example.
That is, I buy 10 packages at $ 2. The page offers me 120% benefits when 30 days pass. I have spent $ 20 and after 30 days I have $ 20 + $ 4 = $ 24. This is used to give a small economic boost to the page at the beginning. So they can spend that money on advertising their PTC and in a matter of a short time, acquire many new members. Shortly after this, the PTC already begins to generate profits and can pay its users that extra 20% for the purchase of the Ad-packs.
If the PTC offers a high percentage (150% +) or a very low recovery time (less than 10 or 15 days), the most likely is that they will not pay.
These are some small tips that you should keep in mind whenever you start with the PTC business.
I recommend 100% to search the internet for each of the PTC sites before starting to work with them. Just search in google, for example <Name of the ptc> review scam or legit. Many results will appear which you should try to see at least 3 or 4 to compare. In these pages they offer detailed reviews of each site and tell you if they are legitimate or scam, you will see if they pay or not, with proof of payment and user comments. If a ptc site does not appear yet in Internet searches, it may be because it is very new.
The most common is that if a page stops paying for a while, all catalog it as a scam, that is why communication between the owners and the members of the page is so important because it is not always the case, they could be going through a restructuring of payments, problems with the footbridges, etc.
If you do not want to waste time doing thousands of searches on the Internet of each of the sites, subscribe to our posts, in a few clicks you will see all the information you need to know about a site.
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Finally, I only recommend that if you go through a case like this, keep the investment to a minimum and try to have the minimum capital within the page.