Scam PTC & GPT Sites
Avoiding Scam PTC Sites
The Internet is saturated with so many paid to click sites to join nowadays, and for every legit site there exists a scam site. Sometimes it is not an easy task to discern a legit site from a scam site, so you really need to take the time and research before you join a site. The last thing you want to do is invest time and money into a site only to have it all disappear. There are some simple rules you can follow to help avoid scam sites.
Read the TOS
Look at how much they are paying per click and per a referral’s click. If it the amount sounds too good to be true it probably is. Don’t be drawn in by the big numbers with promise of making quick money. Any site that is paying too much will not be able to survive on its own advertising and will eventually go down taking whatever cash they have made with them.
Overall Site Impression
Second, take a look at the site as a whole. Does it look professional or does it look like someone downloaded the clone Bux.to script and just slapped a site together by changing a few things. Legit sites have a more original feel, even if they have a modified clone script to develop their website. You can also easily tell that a legit site has invested the time and money to develop it.
Read Paid to Click Forums
Check the forums to see what kind of feedback other members have about the site. Forums have a wealth of knowledge about almost every PTC site out there. Posts by happy members are a good indicator of a legit site and a good gauge of how successful it is. If a site is not so good or really bad, you will definitely see posts about it. Sometimes there are conflicting posts of good and bad experiences, in which case you should use the other factors to help you decide. Also many forums have blacklisted or scam sites section showing you which ones to avoid which makes the research alot easier.
How Active is the Admin of the Site
Good sites have very active admins. He/She is usually very busy fielding trouble tickets, complaints, answering PMs and running the site. If the admin doesn’t respond to any of these in a timely fashion, it’s usually an indicator of a poorly run site or a site that should definitely be avoided. The forums of the site will tell you how active the admin is and the impression members have of him/her.
Another easy way to check is to just do a search in Google or Yahoo for the name of the ptc site in question. You can cross reference the search results with some of the research you did earlier to see if it checks out or not.
Ultimately its up to you to decide which ptc sites to join. There are many resources to help you decide. Do your research and don’t take any shortcuts or you may end up wasting your time and money if you invested any.