SocialDM Scam Review – Another Fake GPT Site

Updated: August 9, 2022
by Ray Alexander

If you’ve just been invited to join SocialDM.co but are unsure about its legitimacy, you probably aren’t alone. I’ve seen many sites just like this one before. They may all have different site layouts and designs but the content and the trick they use are almost all identical. They’re not telling you the truth, in fact, I don’t think anything written on any part of the site is genuine, to be honest. 

So if this is your first experience with a reward site, this SocialDM review will tell you what kind of sites are legit or scams, and the real mechanism behind them. It’s important for you to know what those companies do to generate revenues for themselves. Because you can only make money if they are making money, you see. In other words, if you know how businesses work, you know SocialDM isn’t one of those to trust.

Social DM Review

Product Name:

SocialDM

Website URL:

socialdm.co

Type:

Fake reward site

Owner:

Unknown

Price:

Free to join

Rating:

Summary:

This is one of many fake reward sites that target young social network users with no work experience. It falsely claims to pay a lot of cash for doing virtually nothing job-worthy. The site works for a malicious, data-harvesting purpose. Best to stay away.

What Is SocialDM?

SocialDM.co may appear to be another GPT (get-paid-to) site that allows you to earn cash for carrying out easy tasks. But the rates it offers are unrealistically high, for example;

  • $40 just for signing up with SocialDM.
  • $120 for taking a survey each time.
  • Up to $90 for promoting SocialDM on a social post each time.
  • $15 for signing up a new member.

However, it claims to be the “#1 Earning Network” without a valid clarification. No funding source is explained. 

The addresses displayed on the site turn out to be fake. The owner’s information is missing. Testimonials are fake, etc. All these facts prove that the site SocialDM is a fake reward site.

SocialDM Scam Review

You’re Not Earning A Single Cent

In the past few years, I have reviewed quite a few fake reward sites that all claim to be the “#1 Social Monetizing Network”, “#1 Influencers’ Network”, etc. And their site layouts and the way they trick users are almost identical. So I can tell you from what I’ve witnessed from countless complaints from previous users.

Because the reward rates are so high, it is possible for you to “earn” a few hundred dollars on the first day. But that’s not the real money - it’s all happening in your dashboard, and you can never cash it.

What happens to you (the user) is that, you must complete all the task types - answer surveys, post content on social media to encourage others to join in, and refer a certain number of friends/social followers - before you become eligible to withdraw money. When you do become eligible and request to withdraw, your request is either simply ignored or rejected.

Soon your access to the account will be blocked, and that will be it. You may “earn” thousands of dollars, but you’ll never actually receive a single cent.

Shady Affiliate Business - How They Sell Your Personal Data

SocialDM’s “Privacy Promise” page (socialdm.co/privacy-promise) page specifically states that the website “does not send or store your personal data.”

It may not store your data or send it to third parties, but it will trick you into sending it voluntarily. That’s the problem.

The owner of SocialDM works in partnership with advertising companies that run fake “surveys”. SocialDM’s job is to send as many users to those fake survey sites. Here’s what happens.

  1. SocialDM entices you by falsely offering $130 for completing a survey.
  2. When you go to the survey offer page, you’ll be directed to a different site, owned by a third-party ad agency.
  3. The ad agency will falsely tell you that you can “claim” your gift, and prompt you to fill in your personal detail. 
  4. When you’ve completed the “claim”, the ad agency will pay SocialDM an affiliate commission.

So this means that your data may not be stored by SocialDM, but it will be stored in the ad agencies’ database. And you’ll never know what happens after that. Your personal information is likely to be sold and as a result, you’ll end up receiving unsolicited emails, texts and cold calls from companies that you’ve never heard of.

The Real Risk Is…

So your personal detail may be sold from one company to another, then another… You really don’t know who’ll be down the line, who will obtain your information. They can be hackers who are able to access your bank account.

If you think, “that’s ok, I’ve got nothing to hide, and I have no money in my bank account anyway”...then hold on, you’d better be a bit more cautious. 

What if they borrow a large sum of money in your name, or use your personal information for criminal activities such as money laundering? Imagine something like that happens to you - you’ll have to liaise with the authorities to prove your innocence before your name is clear. SocialDM won’t be directly responsible, in fact, the site will be gone by then.

For that reason, you really don’t want to give out your full personal information to those fake ad agencies that claim to give away random gifts.

The “Surveys” A.K.A Fake Sweepstakes

Offer Center SocialDM

If you’ve ever tried real, legitimate “surveys for cash”, you know the ones listed on SocialDM are not even surveys because;

  • They are all offering expensive free gifts such as $500+ gift cards, game consoles, brand new smartphones, etc. 
  • The questions are not specific, but very generic, such as “Do you like shopping?” “How many times a week do you shop?” 
  • If they were real surveys, they shouldn’t be asking for your full name or your full address, for data protection purposes.

Think about it - you don’t know who these companies are, and they don’t know you. You may be underaged and penniless, or you may be a billionaire. Why should they offer such gifts to some random users on some unknown site like Social DM?

The Site Was Not Launched in 2018

socialdm.co whois lookup

The FAQ page says that SocialDM was “launched in 2018” but it’s not telling you the truth. The domain registry tells you that the site SocialDM.co was only first created in December 2021, and then updated in May 2022.

Who Owns SocialDM?

The same FAQ page also mentions the “two founders” of SocialDM, but their names don’t appear anywhere on the site.

But what I can tell you is that the terms & conditions page (socialdm.co/terms) mentions two totally different domain names - “MyPoints.com” and the email address "hello@EarnCashTo.com" Both MyPoints and EarnCashTo were also fake reward program sites, but they've now been shut down. 

SocialDM MyPoints EarnCashTo

So it’s highly likely that the same person has owned at least these two sites in the past, and possibly multiple other sites.

They keep copying them one after another and shutting them down over and over again. The reason is obvious; the users soon realise they're not getting paid and start complaining on social media. The owner no longer receives new signups and is unable to carry on, so they get the site overhauled and reappear with a different domain name.

Fake Address

The T&C page also displays two different addresses. 

One reads, SocialDM, PTY, Melbourne, Australia. It's not telling you the street address and Melbourne is a big city. The Australian company registration database tells you that there’s no such company called SocialDM, PTY.

The other one says, SocialDM, Vijzelstraat 68-78, 1017 HL Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to Google Maps, it turns out that it’s an office rent block. 

SocialDM Fake Address

Well, if the company was as high-profile as “#1 Earning Network” as it claims, it should really be listed on Google Business, but of course, SocialDM cannot be found anywhere.

Fake Signup Bonus

Why do companies give you a “signup bonus”? 

To give a discount to new users, right? To increase new customers. An online shop adds, say, a $50 bonus credit to your new account upon signing up. If you buy something from that shop for $70, you’ll only be billed for the balance of $20. It’s a first-time bargain.

They hope that you like the shop and come back to spend more money on their merchandise in the near future. That’s what they’re aiming for.

Nobody - no company or not even a charity would give you a cash bonus for free and let you walk away with it to spend elsewhere! 

Fake User Reviews and Payment Proofs

SocialDM Fake Testimonials

A decent positive “user review” should explain what kind of value they received from the business. But the “reviews” displayed on the SocialDM page turn out to be fake for 2 reasons.

One is because none of them has a link to their social media account despite the fact that quite a lot of them say “SocialDM will pay you for inviting your social friends.” And their photos are not genuine, either (you’ll find them if you do a reverse-image search on sites such as images.google.com). 

Secondly and more importantly, if these reviews and payment proofs were proven to be genuine and written by real people, these people could have been questioned by the authorities/police by now. For possibly being involved with some illegal activities - where does the money come from? Drug-smuggling?

The real troublesome content on dark web websites and social media is censored and investigated, people are arrested on a daily basis. But that's not the case with SocialDM because if any sensible adult takes a look at these testimonials, they can tell these are obviously fabricated. 

Is SocialDM a Scam?

You usually call someone a scammer when you've lost money to that person. You pay them for a product or service in return, but you don't get what you were promised to get. They disappear, their name turns out to be fake, etc.

You don't lose any of your own money to SocialDM, therefore legally, you probably don't call it a scam. 

Imagine someone promises to pay you a million dollars if you follow their Instagram account. You follow them, they don't pay as promised. Does it make them a scammer? How upset would you be? Would you take legal action against them?

You're not a 5-year-old, you know following someone on a social network is not a job that's worth $1m. Well, inviting someone to SocialDM is not a job that's worth $15, either. It's partly your fault for believing there's such an offer for real.

You know by now that SocialDM is definitely NOT a legitimate site, as its entire content is made to mislead users. You're wasting your time, and you're putting your personal data at risk. It's best to stay away.

How Can You Avoid Fake Surveys?

Well, it's actually pretty easy if a survey-for-cash offer is real or fake. Two things to look for;

1. The Pay Rate

Real ones don't pay much - typically, $0.10 - $0.15 per completing a 10-15 minute survey. Surveys are carried out for research purposes, so they're not designed to pay a lot of money in the first place, or try to entice you with expensive gifts.

One of the sites that SocialDM is affiliated with is OnlinePromotionsUSA.com. It tells you to claim a $750 worth of Amazon gift card - why would it be open to anyone in the world to "claim" such a high-value gift for answering a survey?

Rewards Gift Claim

If that kind of too-good-to-be-true offer pops up on you, it's fake. I suggest that you close the browser immediately.

2. Asking For More Than Your Email Address

Real surveys never ask for your personal information other than your email address. 

Data protection laws vary from country to country, but the basics are that companies should not be holding personal information more than they should, and longer than they should (they should discard it after a certain period.)

Even legitimate prize competitions don't ask for your full name or street address - they only need the winners' after the prize draw, not every participant's name and address before the draw.

Alternative Ways To Make Money Online

To sum up, fake reward sites like SocialDM will not pay a cent to you. "Make $500 Daily" is simply a false claim. 

On the other hand, legitimate reward sites don't pay more than a few dollars either. If you keep looking for a job that anybody can do, you'll never earn a decent income. 

So it's important that you learn to build some skills that others don't have. Because after all, people will only pay for something that they think is money's worth, and you'll have to be able to offer something that people want to spend money on.

...If it sounds difficult, think about it this way. You've started to look for ways to make money online, right? While others are probably committed to a 9-5 job for the next decades to come, you are already trying to achieve wealth and freedom by doing what you love.

Join me from the link below to start affiliate marketing - like any other business model, nothing happens overnight but it allows you to start with no to low cost, and it's one of the most lucrative ways for those who have no prior experience to get started.

Congratulations on your new business venture! Any questions, don't hesitate to leave your comment below. 

(Real Time) Affiliate Income Report Last Month
September 2022: $5,815.00

About the author 

Ray Alexander

Hi! I’m Ray. Over the past 15+ years I have been involved with web designing, programming and online marketing. I work from home and have a passion for exploring new tools, services and programs in order to make money online. I’m here to help you succeed in building a profitable business by sharing my experiences. Any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

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  1. I thought I was getting many strange messages like my contacts were infected with Covid so I need to contact and all that.

  2. Hi, thank you for your review. I thought something was fishy about this program for not telling anything about advertising income or sponsored income. You are right, money does not come out of nowhere but someone has to pay for it and users have the right to know it exactly what’s happening before they join in.
    Thank you for valuable information, I didn’t realize that there will be a risk of your name and address stolen by hackers much later on. It will be a disaster if it happens to you just because you believe that this program pays money. Hopefully no one’s going to be scammed by this.

    1. Hi Hitesh, thanks for your comment. I suspect that the primary victims are those who have no work experience and as you say, they ought to know how things work. Googling to look for reviews is all they have to do!

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