RULES OF WHAT NOT TO DO – CAUSE I’VE TRIED!!!
#1 DON’T GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL ID JUST TO SIGN UP FOR A WEBSITE!!! JUST SAY NO AND MOVE ON.
Legit or Scam – MaxBounty
MaxBounty is an affiliate consolidator. I applied to use their affiliate program and was approved by an Account Manager via a Skype call to verify my identity. I was able to login and start selecting affiliates to partner with.
All seemed above board until the first Sunday night after approval. At 2 am, The Account Manager Skypes me to say there is someone from another country using my account and requires my account password to fix it. Red flag # 1. I gave it to her, she was the account manager after all, right? Then my phone starts getting Google approval codes one after another for a total of 5 different codes. The account manager then Skypes me asking for my Google code for my phone. Red flag # 2. I did not give it to her. She then says her security department is now asking for my photo ID with a picture of me holding it and today’s date. Red flag # 3. Keep in mind that they already have my photo ID on file in order to have been approved in the first place and that all of this is happening at 2 am in the morning. I told the account manager I would follow up with them in the morning.
Next thing I know my account is shutdown. I never found out why the account manager wanted my Google approval code for my phone. They no longer respond to Skype or email communications. The next day I did a deeper dive into this specific Account Manager and found that they had a reputation for shutting down people’s accounts once they had started earning and were suddenly locked out, never to see that revenue they had worked for.
This is my story. I’ve been told by others that still use MaxBounty that they have had no issues. Just be aware if this happens to you, you’ve been warned to be cautious! Get your money out ASAP.
Tutoring @ Studypool.com – DON’T BOTHER WITH THIS SCAM!
Micro tutoring for children and adults. You’ll be answering specific questions on homework questions. Earn up to $7500 USD monthly. Fees 20%.
Top earning: $504,652.
So, to sign up, I had to give them my driver’s license. They now have my private identity details. Next you have to take 3 so called “skill” tests. I had to write an article fitting their specs (which they probably sell to someone who requested that topic). I had to create 2 more documents on other topics and submit these for “review”. I got back their response email that says they were unable to approve my application due to “Plagiarism”. Be ready for it folks. I took the time to write these documents from scratch. I’ll be google searching for my article to appear shortly on the internet “written” by someone else.