Price: Free to sign up
Rating: 0/100 (TOTAL SCAM)
Many people crave the opportunity to actually work from the comfort of their own home. However, with so many scams lurking out of the internet, users are unable to differentiate a legitimate opportunity from a scam. There are actually a lot of work-at-home scams out there on the Internet. Just try Googling for such an opportunity and you would get what I mean.
As such, I would like to give an example of one such product. It is called Yourjobpay.
EDIT (05 Sep 14): Website has been taken down already. This is a scam website, and there are many other websites out there that look similar, so be wary of the classic template I describe below.
Yourjobpays – A classic template
Recently, someone tried to refer me to this website that promises a lot of money when people click your referral link. Why do i call it a classic template? This is due to the reason that this website style have been recycled many times through so many different names, with Yourjobpay being one of them.
There are many other websites with the same template but under different names. Here are 5
examples of such clones below (Some websites may be taken down already):
From the moment I opened the website, I knew it was a scam. Take a look at it for yourself and tell me it doesn’t look suspicious.Here are some questions that are running through my mind the moment I land on this page
- Join bonus $25? Who pays you $25 just to join a website?
- 30 seconds to earn $10? That is way too easy for so much money.
- The template looks too simple.
- Are the testimonials even real?
The basic rule to follow: If it looks too good to be true, it usually is. For this website, all you need to do is refer people to click your referral link and direct them to the website, with every unique click giving you $10.
The problem is:
- What is the point of the website?
- Why are you referring people to it?
- How do the company make money?
- How are they paying so high?
The last thing I checked out was their ‘Support’
All that was listed is one pathetic email. No phone support, no live chat, just one email. It doesn’t
explain anything or try to resolve your problem with any self help information too. Why would anyone do business with a company that does not even attempt to provide any support at all?
One last thing, you can actually ‘cash out’ from the website. But once you try to do so, the website will try to ‘verify’ that you are a real human by asking you to do a survey. However, you will be going through a whole loop doing surveys after survey, until you realize that this was a scam all along. If you really want to do surveys, you can actually check out my list of recommended surveys which you could actually earn money from.
Take a look at some evidence of people trying to cash out and the result.
What other people are saying
Don’t take it from me only. Here are some comments and information that people are actually saying about our example, Yourjobpays.
Take a look at what this video owner did. At first he was advertising for the site, which he later on deem it was a scam and thus the overlay over the video. Some comments from the videos include questions I have already questioned before, and the results of trying to cash out:
“How the hell do I actually get the money out of there though? I have $425 I would like to have…. Anyone have a way around all this?”
“Hey how do you get past all those surveys. I finish one a billion more pop up. I’m also doing it on my cell phone do I have to do it on a computer”
“I got to the pay out amout of 300 needed and can never get past the survey complete waste of time”
Also, take a look at the picture above, which is from a user from complaintsboard.com. The user stated that he or she was not getting any withdrawal form but only doing different surveys.
Lets see the statistics here: 50 complaints from End March to start of June. That is effectively about 2 months to get 50 complaints. Any legitimate business that actually get that many complaints in such a short period of time would really be in deep trouble.
But for such a scam, this is really normal.
Final Verdict on Yourjobpay
Price: Free to sign up
SCAM! NOT RECOMMENDED!
With that said, many people are searching for that perfect work at home opportunity. As such, there are many companies that are taking many gullible users on a ride, such as Yourjobpay. I have seen way too many clones of this sites, even including the recent ‘steam wallet card’ scam (Steam is an online gaming platform).
I have seen many friends posting referral link to that scam website that promises free steam gift cards. The result was the same as Yourjobpay, a loop of endless surveys.
With such an obvious scam site, people can still fall prey for such a website. The reason is they are hoping that it would be the thing that works, or the lifetime opportunity they are looking for. Sadly, all these websites would probably bring them a lot of frustration and time wasted.
If you are not sure whether if it is a scam or not, follow these golden rules which I covered some in my tips to avoid scams guide:
- Never pay anything for a work-at-home opportunity! Chances are, you won’t see the money again.
- Search online for more information and what other users are saying.
- If you see a money-back guaranteed, chances are it is a scam. They can promise you your money back, but would not deliver on it.
- If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.
The bottom line is, use your due diligence before acting on anything! Consult your friends or families or even the internet if you are in doubt.
I am also available here if you ever need any assistance with such a thing! If you are suspicious of anything that looks like a scam, you can report it under my report a scam section as well and I will do my best to help you.
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