A website that claims to payout $500 every day to teenagers is actually a scam aimed at tricking teens into spamming their friends.
The website TeensPaidMoney.com may seem like an attractive proposition at first glance. It claims those who sign up can make $500 every day, and will pay out $10 every time those who sign up refer one of their friends to the same site.
However, as if often the case with this brand of “opportunity”, things aren’t as they seem. Sites like this are in the business of spamming their links across the Internet by tricking those who sign up to do the spamming for them.
The first clue is the income advertised…
If it appears too good to be true, it most probably is…
While the proposal of paying $10 for every person who signs up sounds enticing, it is also wholly unrealistic. This isn’t the sort of money you’re going to be able to make merely by recruiting another person to a website.
Additionally, the claim you can make $500 a day just by recruiting others and completing surveys is sadly just not something that is financially feasible. Even the leading rewards websites online cannot offer even close to this amount of daily income.
And then there’s the fake contact details…
The contact details on the website provide a phone number, an email and a physical address. While this may look like a good thing, there is another problem.
1. The email is undeliverable. The emails we sent bounced back.
2. The phone number leads to an automated voicemail that doesn’t appear to have anything to do with an Internet money-making opportunity.
3. The physical address leads to the middle of a residential area in New York.
Bottom line, the contact details are fake.
The site’s age doesn’t help, either.
The site’s age doesn’t help. The domain was registered on November 12th 2017. 4 days before this article.
And then there are the other sites…
TeenPaidMoney.com isn’t a single child. In fact, the site has many identical siblings. A quick search reveals that other websites, including TeenGetCash.com and TeenEarnCash.com, once claimed to do the exact same thing before they went offline. Even appearing identical in design and layout. However these sites have now been removed (and one now forwards to an adult website.)
This is a common ploy by such cyber-crooks – who will quickly move on after a few months and create duplicate websites once anti-scam websites begin identifying their schemes.
What’s in it for the scammers…?
These sites can exist for a number of reasons. For example…
– Claim to offer surveys that really forward to spammy “rewards” offers that are in the game of harvesting contact details from visitors and subsequently bombarding them with spam.
– Directly harvest names and emails to be sold to marketing companies.
– Harvest PayPal or bank account information to commit identity fraud.
Basically, don’t sign up to these websites. The claim of $500 a day or $10 per referral isn’t realistic. If you are interested in making money, check out our article on doing it legitimately here.