Paying little bit of attention on this small and simple details will help you to recognize scam PTC sites.
Does PTC site have forum? Forum is always big plus. It gives view in daily life of PTC site including fresh proofs of payments. It also indicate about admin’s and team stuff activity and professionality.
2. Owner Info
Who is the owner? When this is transparent it’s more likely that site have at least serious ambitions. Hiding who is indicate that this person wants to stay anonymous because of some reason.
3. Number of ads
Unrealistically high number of ads. This is especially suspicious for new sites. It’s hard to believe that new site attracted so many advertisers. Usually, they are all admin’s or links of his friends, and NO you will never get paid on this kind of PTC sites.
4. Add value
If it looks like it is too good to be true than most probably is. Unfortunately realistic click value for free members is about $0.001. Yup, you read good 1000 clicks for $1. If you, as a free member, are getting to click more than few daily ads with value of $0.05 – $0.01 or even higher, forget that site. You will never get money and that site will not survive longer than 2-3 months.
5. Payout minimum
PTC sites with high minimum like10$ and over. There are sites that pays but you will reach payout in years. For example Wordlinx with $10 minimum and few $0.001 ads to click. Or BuxP or… list goes on. So even this sites are paying you will need years to reach payout. Including referrals. So those are not literary scam PTC sites but in reality you will never reach payout.
6. Force to upgrade rule
Pay me so I can pay you system is usually not good sign for any but especially for new sites. There are few sites that are exceptions who confirmed this rule such elite Twickerz because of PayPal or very promising FamilyClix because of the same reason.
7. Too good to be true
PTC site with too many gifts and other free benefits
When I see there is new PTC site which offers benefits of any kind such free advertising, free upgrades, free referrals… I already know that chances for this PTC to survive are nearly equal to zero. In attempt to attract members new PTC owners often makes unrealistic promises.
If I learn something for all this years of clicking is that when big announcement comes it almost never finish with happy end. Big contests, huge prizes, free referrals, extra cheap upgrades, high value ads… never finish good. Those things are reserved and occasionally possible on elite PTC sites with huge active membership and big advertiser network.
8. Referral commission
High and unrealistic referral earnings. 100% referral commission for free membership is not quite realistic. This site is most probably scam. Of course, there are exceptions but generally speaking this is unrealistic and most probably site with such referral policy will not survive long.
9. Previous scammers such Probux, Onbux etc.
It’s always good to know admin’s reputation. Some guys over there have really bad one. Forget about those sites but in case you still want to try to reach payment or two try to do it as free member. Never invest into sites where owner is previous scammer.
10. Paypal accepting PTC sites!
I have already talked about this matter in an article named “PayPal and PTC Sites are not good friends.” I believe this is not good combination and that PTC sites who are dependable of PayPal are vulnerable and hard to trust on long terms basis.
Some general tip for everyone would be to stay informed what’s going on and to consult some relevant online sources before investing in any PTC site.
PTC sites are generally unsecure, untrusted, unstable and highly risky but if you pay some attention to this small details chances to recognize scam PTC sites and avoid some often mistakes will be much higher.