Is EarnBucks a scam? Of course it is. You never bump into anyone on the street who offers to pay a lot of money just for giving out your name and address, then what makes you think it's possible online? If you want to know what these scammers do, read my EarnBucks review. There are countless very similar - almost identical - sites out there, and they all claim to be the "#1 Influencer Network in the World". No, none of them is. They're all scams.
Data harvesting scam
EarnBucks, PTY LTD. (fake company name)
Free to join
What Is EarnBucks?
EarnBucks claims to pay you a lot of money for barely doing anything. $25 just for signing up. $10 for someone you referred to signs up. $30 for completing a ridiculously easy task... But they're not gonna pay. They have never paid anyone, and they never will. It will let you "make" a lot of money within your EarnBucks account, but your withdrawal request will be ignored and your access will be eventually blocked, so you'll never have a single cent in your hands.
What I mean is, if you can imagine make-believe money like a kids' game...EarnBucks is exactly it. Those games may let kids collect a 10 million dollars by shooting an alien but it's all happening within an app, there's no real money for the kids to cash it.
Instead, they'll take your personal identity and sell it to third parties. You will have given out your detail via the "tasks" (fake survey questions), which will be passed on to multiple advertisers.
Your personal detail is being sold via EarnBucks, which means you're likely to start receiving spam emails and text messages on your cellphone. But that may not be a big deal with you because we all receive spams. We know that all we have to do is simply ignore them, change the email address and phone number.
The bad news is, personal details are passed from one advertiser to another so easily and cheaply nowadays, the value of a personal data list is becoming lower and lower among those spammers. So they try to sell it to more people - they don't care who they sell it to. Advertisers, hackers and scammers, whoever they can find.
It means that your personal data will be at more risk than ever by giving it out via fake survey questions. Hackers may access your bank account, get you into trouble by taking out a loan or insurance in your name. That would be the worst-case scenario but once your sensitive information is passed to a spammer and that spammer pass it to someone else, that kind of thing could happen somewhere down the line!
Everything About It Is Fake
If you're in doubt but still not sure - I can tell you that everything that's being said in the EarnBucks site really, is fake. The scammers would try as much they can to make things look or sound real, such as;
- Upon signing up, the first thing you're prompted to do is save your preferred payment method (PayPal, CashApp, Bitcoin or Mailed Check). Trying to make it believable by asking how you want to get paid first!
- They set out a fake "fraud policy" - They prohibit you from using the site fraudulently (e.g. click your own link to refer it to yourself) to make the site looks legitimate.
- Payment proof - easy to manipulate these screenshots using a graphics app!
- Testimonials - they're all fake. They use the same fake photos on other identical scam sites such as Tap2Earn.co, MoreCash.co, Followearner.com, CashChase.co.
Who Is The Scammer?
We don't know who's behind EarnBucks, because they use various fake addresses in Australia, USA, The Netherlands, UK, Canada, etc. The company name is also fictitious - they always use "PTY LTD." at the end of the company name, which should usually be an Australian company, but no such name (EarnBucks, PTY LTD.) is found in the Australian company register.
The scammer is also German-speaking because the German version of the identical site (Euro4Klik) also exists.
#1 Influencer Network?
EarnBucks claims that it was founded in 2015 in Amsterdam, and has become the "#1 influencer network in the world" in less than 10 years... You know that the story is totally made up, don't you? Because you never see the name anywhere else such as publications or social media (apart from some odd teenagers trying to spread the world for $10, not knowing that they're wasting their time!) You never hear REAL influencers mention the name EarnBucks, right?
The site was NOT founded in 2015, but it was only created in December 2019.
Fake "Task Wall"
Many legitimate reward programs such as Swagbucks and Clixsense have a "Task Wall" where a list of tasks is displayed. Most of the tasks are surveys-for-cash, usually pay around $0.20 - $1, and each survey will take you 10-20 minutes. The payment rates are low and the jobs (answering surveys) are painfully boring. But these are the standard rates that you can find anywhere - of course, you might find a survey that pays a few dollars or more, but that's rare.
Because the main purpose of a survey is to research, you know what I mean? The research companies need genuine answers from as many participants. They don't want the same people to randomly answer ANY surveys one after another to make money. Surveys are not meant to pay - the payments are made out of goodwill, they're just tips.
With all that said, if you keep trying the "task walls" offered by legitimate reward programs day-in, day-out, you can make some pocket money.
Whereas with EarnBucks' Task Wall - you know by now - offers $30 each time you complete a task. That's purely to draw your attention for "data harvesting" purposes. Most of them are fake prize competitions (they're all made up, you'll never win any of them!) If you start to proceed with any of them, as I explained earlier, it'll immediately ask you to fill out your personal detail, which will then be sold to illegitimate advertisers.
Don't Believe In "Easy Money"
You know, nobody is charity. If they are a charity, they make sure every cent is spent on those who need it. They wouldn't throw money at random people just for signing up or sharing a link here & there. That would be tremendously unethical.
If you've just started thinking about making money online, You might see a lot of sites that claim to make you easy money "within the next 24 hours" or "just by copying & pasting". I can tell you that ALL of them are scams, without a single exception. Online businesses are as tough as offline businesses. They all strive to create a system that sells, strive to find more customers and retain existing customers by advertising, and strive to network with those who want to work with them. There's no room for any business owners to pay you such easy money. None of the online business models will let you see good results overnight.
If you want to start earning a serious full-time income online but don't know where to start, then the "easiest" way is to work as an affiliate. Just like I mentioned, "easy" does NOT mean you barely have to do anything. Affiliate marketing is "easy to start" because you don't have to invest a lot of money, you can start today and you can learn as quickly or slowly as you wish. You need to put as much time and effort into learning the techniques.
The good thing about "niche affiliate marketing" is, you promote products, services, whatever you like about to your audience via your own website. You place a link to your favorite online store on your blog site, and when people access the link and purchase something from the store, you'll make a commission.
The "audience" - your website visitors - may be very small in the beginning. You may not have even one visitor at Week 1. But by learning the SEO (search engine optimization) technique, your site will start ranking on Google, which will be exposed to more people worldwide.
Get A REAL Job Online And Enjoy
You will enjoy the job and will never get bored of it for many reasons, such as;
- You recommend something that you love (your favorite products/services/store) to others.
- Recommending something to others means you're helping others. What's not to like about helping?
- You get to learn about "customers' psychology", ie. why people buy stuff. It means you'll see things in different ways when you visit online stores.
- You can use your own good time.
- And get paid!
If you are seriously interested in learning niche affiliate marketing, join me from the link below. No more time to waste with trashy scam sites like EarnBucks!
Thank you for the review.. I see it’s very useful and educational. next time I saw earn bucks I will know.
Do you offer affiliate? If answer is yes what to do to start?
Hi, thanks for your comment. Do you mean you want to learn to become an affiliate? There are a few different ways. The training course I’ve found recently that I think is good is Wifi Wage. Give it a try. Or join me from the link above if you want to build your own blog site. Any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time!
Where can I find the real job???
Hi Adamu, all I can say is it depends on what you want to do. Check this page (How To Make Money Online Blueprints) and let me know what you think.
Hi ray… I am glad that you told me this is a scam… because 2 persons said to me earnbucks will pay money. They are called Jack Johnson and Sandra James from Philippines but I cannot find anybody in this name in Philippines. They use fake names…I think. I did not believe the 2 people… Thank you for your reviews.
Hi Philip, the people who tried to refer EarnBucks to you would have been testing their link, not knowing they weren’t gaining anything from it, or the insiders. Whatever it was, you know now that this is a typical site that you should be staying away from. So it’s good! Thanks for your comment. All the best!