Name: The Refer Project
Type: Affiliate Marketing
Price: Free to Join
Rank: 0/100 – Scam!
The Refer Project is a website promising you can earn up to $500 on a daily basis without a whole lot of effort on your part. It claims to have incorporated a multi-tier affiliate program that pays you three levels down. But the biggest question is, whether or not The Refer Project even pays in the first place.
The website is very bland without a single notable feature. The biggest thing that caught my attention with this site was the “bank wire transfer” shown up top. I have never seen an online marketing company that pays out via bank wire transfer. It doesn’t make any sense, since now we have so many more easier ways to get our money transferred (ex: PayPal, Payza, & STP).
But these guys insist that they can either send a check or by paying the hefty and unnecessary bank wire fees. Nevertheless, once you scroll down to the bottom, they claim to also pay via “PayPay.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never even heard of “PayPay,” and I’m assuming here that their trying to trick us into thinking that they really mean PayPal. Unfortunately however, there isn’t even a place to enter in your PayPal details.
Now the next thing that caught my eye was how simple and easy the registration process was and the fact this is apparently all the information they need to pay you out: a simple username, one line address, and your “cheque name.” To add on top of that, there’s no place for you to even edit your details if need be.
Funny enough, I soon found out that The Refer Project is not even the first website of its kind. I found about 5 or so other similarly cloned websites. They function the exact same way, have the exact same lay out, and look exactly identical. If this isn’t a sign that The Refer Project is indeed a scam, I’m not sure what is. But, here are the sites I’m referring to:
- The Youth Cash
- Pay For Youth
- Reward N Cash
- Money and Task
They all work exactly the same. Once you register, you find your account is automatically “credited with $20.” You can’t withdraw this money however, until you’ve reached the $300 minimum threshold. And, I’ll tell you right now that threshold isn’t hard to reach at all. Unlike legitimate affiliate marketing programs, where it pays for you to actually get referrals, all you need here is to get a simple click to your link.
That’s what makes The Refer Project a scam more than anything else. Why would anybody pay you $5 for a simple click? They absolutely wouldn’t, and if I wanted to become a millionaire with The Refer Project, all I would have to do is hope onto Google Adwords, start a PPC campaign, get clicks for $.01 each and make a profit of $4.99 off each click.
Unfortunately the sad truth here is The Refer Project is most-definitely a scam. No if’s, ands, or buts about it. Their using the masses to get traffic in order to collect e-mail address and promote other offers. If you want to give Refer Project a try, go for it. Just don’t expect any cheques coming your way any time soon!
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