How Paid To Click Users Get Scammed With The Renting Referral Feature. In this article, you will see undeniable proof about the renting referrals scam.
This is why I’ve built this website in the first place. To deliver useful and compelling content to the PTC community and secondly to promote one of the industry’s most trusted ptc website (which doesn’t exist now).
People who decide to join a PTC website to get paid to watch ads, are often misled to believe that they can make Huuuuuge profits by renting referrals from the PTC websites.
This is a big lie that is hurting the industry’s name.
Well, I am here to expose the Renting Referral Scam with Proof that will leave you with your mouth open.
Just read the post to the end and I am sure you are going to change the way you are thinking about rented referrals once and for all.
Renting Referrals Scam Exposed
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How Legit PTC Websites Earn Their Income
Paid to click websites earn their income from a very simple process.
They sell website clicks to marketers who want to promote their websites.
The marketers will pay – for example – $10 for 5000 clicks and the paid-to-click website will deliver those clicks to his website.
The clicks are made by the paid-to-click user who earns $0.001 to visit the marketer’s website for a fixed amount of time.
- The marketer gets 5000 clicks to his website for only $10 (dirty cheap traffic) His real cost per click is less than a penny. ($10 / 5000 clicks = $0.002 per click)
- The paid to click users earns $0.001 for viewing an advertisement for 3 -5 seconds.
- The Paid To Click Website earns $5.
The PTC website paid its users for their clicks (5000 clicks X $0.001 = $5 ) and it charged the marketer $10 leaving a $5 profit.
And Everyone is Happy.
A WIN, WIN, WIN Situation
How The Renting Referral Concept Started
In order for the above plan to work, PTC websites administrators have to do 2 things.
- 1. Attract New and Active Users Every Day who are willing to click on advertisements.
- 2. Attract New Marketers Who are willing to spend money on advertising.
Now, because there is too much competition in the PTC industry (every day 20 – 50 new PTC websites are ”born”) most PTC websites are doomed to shut down, due to the lack of funds from advertisers.
So, they had to think of other methods to bring money into their businesses.
And this is where the Renting Referrals concept was born.
They came up with the idea to rent referrals to their users in exchange for money, with the promise that they will be making more money at the end of the month – all on autopilot.
So you pay $20 for 100 rented referrals with the promise that those referrals will double or triple your money. At least that is what the PTC websites that are renting referrals claim, presenting to the unsuspected user who wants to earn more money fake calculators that calculate their future income.
I was one of these users and I ”bought” the whole story…
How I Got Scammed By The Renting Referral Industry.
At the beginning of my PTC journey, I joined Neobux – one of the most popular PTC websites in the PTC industry. Everyone was talking about how they were earning thousands of dollars with their renting referrals system.
And the explanation for where the Rented Referrals came, was pretty simple actually. Rented Referrals are people who joined the PTC website without someone referring to them.
The PTC website chooses the active ones and rents them to its members.
Sounds Pretty Logical and straightforward to me.. Right?
Anyway, I jumped right in as I was full of dreams of me making a ton of EASY money from the internet. I believed that these renting referrals were my vehicle to success.
I bought a pack of 100 referrals for one month worth $20. Note that with their projections and their promises I was supposed to earn $60 at the end of the month.
My plan was to rent more referrals each month, earn more money and again rent more and more and more referrals until I earn thousands of dollars.
At the end of the month, I earned $18.75 instead of $60.
” How was that possible?” I thought. ”I was supposed to earn $60.”
I went to the forums and some guys were talking about using the auto-renew and autopay features.
So I had to use the auto-renew and the autopay features to earn more.
”Ok, found the solution” I thought.
I bought another 100 pack of referrals for one month for $20 and waited, this time with the auto-renew and autopay features turned on.
At the end of the month instead of me earning more than $20, I earned $17 and some cents.
What the hell?
I was frustrated. How the hell am I going to earn more money if every month I am losing $1 – $3.
I decided to buy one of the many neobux strategy guides – that turned out to be nothing but scams – in order to understand how this business works and finally earn some money from my rented referrals.
I rented another 100 refs pack and I implemented what the scammers were teaching.
Again, month after month, I was not able to make more than $20 whatever I was doing.
In total – just for you to know – I bought 4 different neobux strategy guides and all of them were talking about the same Bullshit the first one was.
That time was when I decided to search about rented referrals on the web as I was sure that this was a scam, the PTC administrators were using it to earn more money from unsuspected users whose dream is to make a ton of money online.
Proofs Of The Renting Referrals Scam
As I was searching the web, I stumbled upon many websites that were talking about the renting referrals scam system that almost every PTC website has installed. Here are the top 3 of them.
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.
Even though advertisements are the most widely known method for PTC sites to stay alive, much of the profit can come from the direct sales of referrals or upgrade packages that are created by the owner of each PTC site.
This has led to the proliferation of online scams or Ponzi schemes being created with PTC sites as a cover, as members are encouraged to buy referrals that are not actually human or upgrade packages that offer no real value. (source: Wikipedia)
Continuing my research I stumbled upon another website called ptcpay.com
PTCPay is a website that sells PTC scripts to people who want to start their own PTC website.
As I was browsing through PTCpay’s pages I stumbled upon their Advanced Bot System. (The link will take you to the Advance Bot Page So You Can Read It For Your Self)
Here is a screenshot from the page:
If you can’t read it well, let me write it down for you.
“What bots do is take it a step further. They allow the creation of automated (non-real) members who behave as real members do. Their behavior is controlled by adjusting their click percentages and other options which changes how they earn. (Source: ptcpay.com)“
Another website that I found during my research was incentivescripts.com.
Incentives Scripts is another website that sells scripts for PTC websites. I checked their features section and it seems that they too offer an advanced bot system
Here is a screenshot from their website:
Well, what do you think? Note that you can always visit the websites and check the proofs by yourself.
Comments from People Who Got Scammed
Still Not Convinced that renting referrals is a scam?
Well, read below what other people who got scammed from websites that rent referrals are saying.
Note – All links open to a new tab, so I urge you to click on them and then return back to this post and leave your comment on the comments section below.
- Davis143 Comment – Read What User davis143 says about Renting Referrals On community.x10hosting.com
Uhmm.. Basically, I had a bunch of links here but due to my last update most of the blogs I was linking to don’t exist anymore.
Why Renting Referrals Will NEVER Earn You Any Money
Renting Referrals is not about earning money for the average user.
Renting Referrals is all about earning more money for the administrator.
You buy a package of 100 for $20 and whatever you do, you will earn $1 or $2 or $3 less than your first investment.
Your loss is the admins profit.
And if the administrator manages to convince 1000 members to rent referrals, at the end of the month he/she will make an extra $1000, $2000, or $3000. Imagine if you have 10 000 people who rent referrals.
Of course, they want to have some people who earn from the renting referrals business.
Do you know who these people are?
People who buy all the Upgrading packages and they are paying thousands per year to have their top-level status.
Do you have thousands of dollars to spend every year on upgrades?
So If you still believe that you can earn real money from renting referrals, then I have nothing else to say to you.
And as they say in my country: ”You are worth your fate” whatever that fate will be.
Anyway, tell me.. what do you think about the paid-to-click websites that have these features? I personally hate them. What about you?
Also, if by any chance you are making money from rented referrals, then PLEEEEEASE contact me!
I would really love you to write a guest post on how you earn with rented referrals, so all of us can understand how this works. I’m sure the rest of the PTC community would love to see this too. 🙂
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