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    Circumnews

    Has anyone dug into Circumnews? Anyone been paid? Says people are reading articles via no investment. Two dollars per article with a referral program that nets you nine dollars for every person you get to come aboard.

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    Re: Circumnews

    "Minimum sum for payout is $350", you realize that you have to read 175 articles every time to trigger payout ?
    do they even have that many articles ? :)
    how often new articles showing up in your account ?

    or you never get to the point of being able to withdraw while earning them great ads commission.


    Domain is Privacy Protected, no information who the hell they are on the site,
    nameservers are in Russia,
    registrar is Russian,
    Hosted on IP address in Ukraine.

    I would say something not right about this one.
    Last edited by NikSam; 11-21-2013 at 03:20 AM.

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    Re: Circumnews

    Hello,

    They also have umfragenews.com, fractualites.com and maybe countless others. There are loads of referral links all over the net and people claiming to have been paid when they have no proof.. aka lying just in hopes of others clicking on there referral link in hopes they will make loads of money.

    It's been discussed on https://www.facebook.com/groups/173667869495337/ which is just turning into a spam fest.

    I never joined Circumnews, but I believe it is a scam and somehow the owners of the website are making loads of money and fooling people, but people seem to be silly enough to keep on joining and and keep on reading the articles.

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    Re: Circumnews

    Two things about scams, they never really change all that much, and they cycle in and out of vogue. Based on that, this is an article from 2011 on a program that looks similar, I would see how many of these things apply, especially 3 IMO. (As a note, the link promotes other stuff, I have no idea about the stuff being promoted the author, or anything other than these 5 points seem relevant.)

    My other thought, is why on earth do they need you to read articles? Either you pay to read content, newspapers, magazines, specialty websites, or you read for free and the publisher hopes to make it up on the back end via advertising. Under what business model does it make sense to just pay people to read for the sake of reading?


    Is ReadBud.com a Scam?

    I’ll answer that in a minute, but first, I want to share with you just a few of my observations.

    1. It’s near impossible to sign up for ReadBud.com

    I spent a good 20 minutes just trying to sign up for the website. Every single time I filled out the registration form, I was notified that I entered the security code in wrong. I tried with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. I eventually pulled out my laptop which had an old version of Internet Explorer on it and I was able to sign up.

    I should have taken that as a sign to give up right then and there. A legitimate company would want people to be able to easily register, not make it as hard as possible. Gmail also picked up the confirmation email and marked it as spam. Definitely not a good start.

    2. I’ve never seen so many ads in my life.

    Once you get inside, you get ads thrown at you from every possible angle. Ads popup at you, pop under, fade in, prevent you from reading, start autoplaying, and pretty much smother the entire site. It’s clear that they’re making money because it’s damn near impossible not to click on an ad.

    3. They actually tell you to click on ads to get more articles to read.

    This is a big no-no when it comes to placing ads on your site. Most ad networks will ban you for telling your visitors to click on the ads. ReadBud.com is essentially stealing from advertisers and it’s only a matter of time before they get shut down.

    4. The $50 payout is too high.

    I looked past the registration issues, the ad placements, and the shady business practices and finally saw the crowning jewel: the $50 minimum cash out. You get paid cents to read articles. It will take weeks or even months to hit the $50 limit.

    Normally, I’d be okay with not getting paid a whole lot to do menial work, but…

    5. There are tons of reports that ReadBud doesn’t pay.

    There are quite a few reports from other ReadBud.com readers who claim that ReadBud.com stopped sending articles as they got closer to the $50 limit. They all say they started out receiving 15-20 articles per day, but then dropped down to a handful, if that, per week making it very hard to ever reach the cash-out limit.

    6. The articles you read are stolen from around the web.

    I copied and pasted the text of a few different articles into Google. Every single article has been ripped from a database, website, or blog. Nothing on the website was original. Given our brief history, I doubt they’re paying to license the content.

    7. Chrome warned me not to visit their page as it’s known for distributing malware.

    Finally, Chrome warned me multiple times to not visit a bunch of pages on ReadBud.com. A big red warning page popped up telling me this page is known for distributing malware. I closed that tab as quickly as possible and have no intentions of going back.

    Okay, I could go on and on about the many flaws of ReadBud.com, but I’m going to stop here because it’s painfully obvious that this site is nothing more than a ploy to waste your time and rip off advertisers. The owners are probably making a killing off of you and are paying out very little, if any, to their members.

    Stay far, far away from ReadBud.com.

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    And for what it is worth, both of the site owners are hiding their identities. Why on earth would they do that if this was a real deal business?

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    Re: Circumnews

    This is most certainly a scam. I signed up just to see what it was all about. Every article I was referred to was from CNN. There is no way that CNN is going to pay $2 for each news story read plus some for the referral fees. I declined to provide my Paypal account info.
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    Re: Circumnews

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapboxmom View Post
    This is most certainly a scam. I signed up just to see what it was all about. Every article I was referred to was from CNN. There is no way that CNN is going to pay $2 for each news story read plus some for the referral fees. I declined to provide my Paypal account info.

    There is no information about the company or its management anywhere on the site. That speaks volumes.
    Circumnews? Circumcise is more like it if you give these jokers any personal information!
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: Circumnews

    So scammers like Readbud and Circumnews are basically scamming people to make $$$ on ad revenue?
    You know what gets me is so many people are still doing this Circumnews thing even though it's so obvious that it's a scam! Stupidity or desperation?

    Some actually posted a screen shot of someone else getting paid. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Photo shopped or did they actually pay a few people to spread the word so everyone thinks they are paying?

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    Re: Circumnews

    If it means anything to you, let me show you my paypal

    CIRCUMNEWS_fake_pay.jpg


    I can assure you it is not a photoshop ........
    , just basic html skills - less than 1 min of work :)
    I used old date as a hint on purpose , to show that it is impossible, who knows? someone might believe it :)

    Last edited by NikSam; 12-01-2013 at 06:58 PM.

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    Re: Circumnews

    Looks like CircumNews pimps now jumped to pimping instantrewards.net / instantrewardsnetwork.com

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    Re: Circumnews

    I tried this just to see what it's about. It's a scam. Not only do they not pay out, they're not even registered with Pay Pal. They have an e-mail address, but that's probably fake too because they don't respond to e-mails. I just don't understand why people do things like this. What do they have to gain?

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