When the online earner comes across the term ‘scam,’ all that runs into his mind is- that site which takes advantage of the unsuspecting users and fraudulently fails to pay them for the services rendered according to the promised rewards or that site which fails to render the services paid for by the users.
To the current cyber world, that is the practice of the past, and before many people realize it, they will have devised another scamming trick. They really know how to twist their game but the end is always the same only that this time round, the victims of scam are left in the dilemma because they cannot really understand how it all began or who to take blame.
Here is how it all starts; these ‘smart scam sites’ pose as just some other ways to make easy money online, but with the earning structure that bases more concern on affiliate programs where the users earn a very attractive rate of affiliate commission on every new referral sign up and all the affiliate earnings after.
Some of these sites do not really have the real tasks that the users have to participate in to earn besides signing up and inviting others into the program as new members, who will in turn invite more and more users by posting affiliate links all over the web, promoting the site, introducing more victims to the easy money.
For example, I came across a site which claims to have been online since the year 2010, with a very attractive affiliate commission program and promises to pay the users $4 dollars for just signing up.
The only task that the user has to do afterwards is to invite the visits to the site and earn $0.5 dollars for every visit through the affiliate link, and to cash out after attaining the minimum earnings threshold of $40 dollars via PayPal. Where is the catch now? You ask.
The main purpose of operating such sites is to collect privacy information from the users and sell it to the third parties, who will in turn scam you using your own supplied personal information.
I think this information best explains the spam messages you always find in your e-mail account, instructing you to settle some issues with your PayPal account.
This is why every online user should be very careful about joining any site that its legitimacy is under suspicion.