Is the website www.circumnews .com legitimate or fake?

Date: November 11, 2013 9:44 AM - Views: 32,108 - Comment Comments: 69
Is the website www.circumnews .com legitimate or fake?

Is the website www.circumnews .com legitimate or bogus? This website is a fake. The website claims it allows it users to make money by reading news articles and/or creating referral links. A Referral is a unique link given to each user, which allows that user to earn money when someone clicks on that link. Users may put these links on social networking websites, in emails, blogs and other locations on the internet.

Although the website claims it will send payments every 14 days via PayPal or Payza, a lot of persons have complained about not receiving payment or being deregistered after reaching the minimum payout amount.

Anonymous persons sent us the following information:

Circumnews .com is a scam. CNN has their own department that deals with ratings and viewers. They aren't outsourcing, especially to websites in Ukraine that have poor English amongst all the other red flags and unprofessional aspects.

Considering that and the fact that you don't even have to actually ping the News site its self to get your 2 to 5$$, big red flag. There are several other websites run off the same server that are not legit. Same concept sites. No one got paid for those sites either. I know I posted once before, but seriously just ask CNN to confirm they don't use these people and get the controversy behind everyone.

CircumNews is a scam. Here are my reasons:

  • Fact 1: They are in the Ukraine.
  • Fact 2: The site was created less than 3 weeks ago.
  • Fact 3: Those referral links? All re-direct back to the website OR yield a FAILED response.
  • Fact 4: Their touted $100 payout level increased to $350 today
  • Fact 5: Both PayPal and the FBI are aware of their shenanigans.

Circumnews .com is now believed to be a scam and a threat. People are getting viruses when they hit the cash out button or the send button to contact. There is no privacy policy and no one has been paid yet, it also has bad grammar. The domain has a sister site called Umfragenews .com in Russian. They may also be selling email addressees, pay pal info, and passwords. There's a lot of people falling for it! This site needs to be investigated and found out before too many people are victimized.

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  • Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago from: Russian Federation

    The website www.postvesti .com is also a fake. The scammers just changed the website or domain name. ~


  • info: 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    The website www.circumnews .com changed their name to www.allnewsround .com. Click here to read more. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 3 weeks ago from: Slovenia

    If you really wish to do something about it, give your vote for the page on the WOT (Web of Trust) so possible new users searching for information may see the rating and decide not to login there. Seriously. It's a scam. I can't believe I fell for that too! Click here to view the page on WOT. ~


  • Anonymous: 7 months, 3 weeks ago from: Kyle, Texas, United States

    I had a feeling it was something like this, does not make me feel much better that I am not alone. :( ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 3 weeks ago from: Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Hi, This is K* Nasir.Yes this website is a fake. I have worked for it for long time but they haven't paid a single penny . Thanks. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 3 weeks ago from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Please don't waste your time, being waiting since December still no money or a response ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 3 weeks ago from: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States

    Yes they are a scam. I've been waiting since december for my payment and have written them numerous times with no response. Also if you go to their website it says they have moved to allnewsround .com, however it is still the same crap website they had just with a different name. Beware and don't waste your time like I did. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 2 weeks ago from: United States

    It has been over a month and still no payment. I sent them two emails requesting payment. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 3 weeks ago from: Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States

    i think this and a lot of other so called work at home websites should be held accountable who ever owns them.there into me for 715.00 from back in december and they won't even respond.this really should be against the law. as hard as times are right now how could these people do others this way. i guess they got plenty of money and just want to have a laugh on us that don't. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 4 weeks ago from: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

    Fake website. I haven't received my 372 dollars yet and its been a whole month. I knew it was too good to be true. ~


  • Anonymous: 11 months, 4 weeks ago from: Homosassa, Florida, United States

    I hit 300$ and cashed out in November. It's January 19th and still nothing. Don't bother, it's fake. ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 9, 2014 from: Hungary

    This site is nothing but a waste of time.
    So far, nobody has received their money.
    Don't go to this site, they are not legit!
    Date payments System Sum Status
    2014-01-05 06:02:51 $361 in process
    2013-12-06 11:28:53 $350 in process

    They do not have a Paypal account. However, if you sign up with them and use the same password with them as you use with Paypal, then chances are they are watching your account very closely, and if you have money hit your account then they will make sure it disappears and there is nothing you can do about it, because they have your info. Therefore, I do suggest that you change your password with Paypal and never use the same password when signing up with anyone, because they may gain access to all your information. ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 6, 2014 from: Pakistan

    I reached my limit on December 10, 2013 and cashed out. The site still says it is in process. Most likely the site is a SCAM. Any place to report them. ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 4, 2014 from: Gilbert, West Virginia, United States

    i cashed out with 359 and my 14 days are up and i still have not been paid and i dont think i am going to keep doing it. ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 4, 2014 from: South Bend, Indiana, United States

    The BBB told me they are based in South Carolina and in order to file a complaint I would need to contact The Labor Board there. I did and I have to print out a copy of the form and mail it in. I will update you when I hear something.

    Chrystal Thurston
    Indiana USA ~


    • Anonymous: Jan 17, 2014 from: Denver, Colorado, United States

      Hi..I contacted the Dept of Labor too, and they need me to provide the physical business address for circumnews.com and I can't find it...I will do ALL i can to attempt to receive my funds...if you need to reach me you can comment here. ~


      • Anonymous: 10 months, 3 weeks ago from: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States

        That's because they give you no info about them on the site. No contact number or even email address. When you do try to contact them it doesn't give you any ifo about them and they have switched their url to allnewsround .com ~


      • Anonymous: 11 months, 4 weeks ago from: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

        So have u gotten paid yet? ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 2, 2014 from: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    Circumnews is a fake site as I had already have two payments due which is about $700 and 14 days had passed since I had made the request for pay out. It is still showing in process which itself proves that it is a fake site and bluffs people by saying that it will reward just by reading news. I will suggest that no one should sign up on circumnews.
    D. Goswami ~


  • Anonymous: Jan 1, 2014 from: Cape Coral, Florida, United States

    I thought the website was real. I wasted alot of time. ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 30, 2013 from: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

    CNN is responsible for this, all links belong to them, so they are involved, they are paying for this and must give an answer. ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 29, 2013 from: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

    I think this is fake ......but all videos news is from CNN I think, maybe have some relation....
    I claim my money, but nothing i receive....

    I think CNN need some explanation for the people about this
    Regards,
    Joseph ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 27, 2013 from: United States

    I was up to $358.20....It's been almost two weeks and I haven't seen any money! It says being processed.....Oh well, I didn't lose anything and if they got my email address then so be it! It just amazes me at the number of corrupt people there are in this world! I wish there really was a hell where they have to pay for there transgressions, but I think that is a scam too! :) ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 11, 2013 from: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States

    It's fake! I signed up with them when they first started up, cashed out at $108 within 3 days, but have not received anything from them! Don't know what they're trying to accomplish, but that website is nothing but a waste of time. ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 10, 2013 from: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

    Yeah, it is most likely a scam. But, the joke is on them. I signed up with a phony email address and built up my account with referrals from other phony email addresses.

    Let them try and contact them. Too bad all around. ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 6, 2013 from: Tennessee, United States

    I signed up for circumnews. I haven't reached the payout amount yet, I figured it was too good to be true. I am not mad about it though. I didn't lose anything except 20 minutes out of my day reading the news. I have no viruses on my computer and no junk e-mails.
    It's ashamed it isn't legit. The money would have been nice. Oh well. It is what it is. ~


  • info: Dec 4, 2013

    Currently, there is nothing that can be done after submitting your information. Going forward, watch out for scammers who may call or email you telling you they are legitimate by providing you with the information that you have submitted to them. ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 4, 2013 from: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

    Is there a way to get out of this to protect what we have already submitted? ~


  • Anonymous: Dec 1, 2013 from: Lebanon, Tennessee, United States

    I was up to $353 so I requested a payout. Yep still waiting and it has been over a week.
    Thinking you all are right.SCAM ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 25, 2013 from: Ewing, Illinois, United States

    I made $100 for the past week and the website will not let me log in. I wanted this money for Christmas. How can people sleep at night really? ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 25, 2013 from: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    I have cashed out on circumnews on Nov 02nd, and after the 14 business days, which would have been Nov 21st, I should have received my amount on paypal, but I never did! Today is Nov 25th, the circumnews backoffice says that I have 1 payment in process and my paypal doesn't show any receivables. CIRCUMNEWS IS SCAM! Don't waist your time! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 24, 2013 from: Asbury, New Jersey, United States

    Like an idiot, I actually signed up for this. They have my real Paypal account address but a fake name. I guess I'm just lucky I found this before ever trying to click the Cash out button. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 24, 2013 from: Flint, Michigan, United States

    I never, ever give my real name and I give them a "junk mail" email address. Never do I use passwords that I have used on any other personal or business accounts. Yep, I signed up for this scam as well. I will no longer visit this page. I need my time to count, not discount! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 23, 2013 from: Pulborough, West Sussex, United Kingdom

    People believed this? I mean, really? People thought they could earn $2 by reading a paragraph of news? Is it likely? ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 22, 2013 from: Tamworth, St. Helens, United Kingdom

    Proof circumnews is a scam: Click here to view video on YouTube.com ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 21, 2013 from: Euclid, Ohio, United States

    I couldn't log in for a day and now i can. what is the problem? why would it do that? ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 21, 2013 from: Vienna, Wien, Austria

    I have signed up for one of the sites mentioned here, named "unfragennews .com" that at first offered pay-out after the user accumulated 100 EUR. Later it was raised to 350 EUR, and, yes, this too claims that payment will be made out after 14 days, it is a SCAM! The first two payment requests were now submitted a month ago and, of course, the site never pays! So, please, don`t fall for it!!!!!! I have reported the site to the FBI for fraud! I believe, there are no legitimate sites exist in this respect! All are created to gather information that then they sell!

    Steve
    Vienna, Austria ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 21, 2013 from: Edinburg, Pennsylvania, United States

    I also wasn't able to log in for a day or so but was able to today and all my stuff was the same. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Grand Junction, Michigan, United States

    I am at $202 and now it says incorrect email or password and when you try to re-register it says you can't have more than 1 account at the same IP address. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I was at $99.90.... didn't get a chance to log in for 1 day... tried to log in today... says my account isn't registered... tried to make a new one and it says Multiple registration from
    one IP address... SCAM!!! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Springfield, Missouri, United States

    I signed up with them, the day I reached $100 they up the pay out to $350. So when I reached $300 they deactivated my account, this is a Scam DO NOT SIGN UP! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Forney, Texas, United States

    Me too. These people need to be taken down seriously. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Plympton, Massachusetts, United States

    I had about $70.00 and I also can't log in anymore. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

    I was up to $855 in payouts, and today I'm not even registered. So that was a waste of my time. Oh well I'm not really out anything and I did read some interesting stuff. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

    Got to 97.80 and now it is saying my e-mail is not registered...very upset. I really wanted this to be real. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 20, 2013 from: Milan, Michigan, United States

    Gmail notified me that someone from the Ukraine tried to log into my email. Also, the site says I am not registered now. I can't believe I fell for it. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica

    The machine circumnews.com runs on also has several other scam websites running from it. All of them the same project with no pay outs. Although there is a Russian site called Umfragenews.com, the English site has broken English and asks for a PayPal account#, and uses phrases real companies don’t use. The domain was purchased 10/16 and has a 1 year contract. Not uncommon for scam websites. The 5 mirror (or "sister sites") running from this person's server are all created in October and November and all generated and coded the same. The domain owner uses a program to hide his identity and uses a trace route to monitor the connection between your device and their server. Real companies tell you who they are and they protect your privacy. Has no privacy policy. The email address you use, that password, your first and last name, your IP, and your PayPal email are all unprotected. Legit companies have privacy policies and no major news network will subject people to this. Hackers can do and know a lot just by having that basic information. Watch your identity, your bank and card accounts.

    Beware the adware ad! It Has a Google ad in the middle of the page that prompts you to another new domain that entices you to download a “toolbar package” because you “can’t read your new messages without it”. This Inbox Ace is a browser hijacking program, and the toolbar is not all you download. Hidden in that “bundle package” is spyware and adware, and other hidden programs. Promises $2.00 to $5.00 per news article you “read” plus $9.00 to $15.00 per referral. The math is not possible. Asked an accountant at CNN about it. Also had several other business accountants look at this number.

    You don’t even have to ping the news site from your PC to get your fake credit. Views are traced by hits (machine to machine communication). How can you get paid if you don't view the article?

    They tell you they have clients that pay them to boost views on the client’s news articles. They use CNN as a “client”. CNN is a gigantic US News Network business with their own departments for different things. Amongst those departments are people who take care of viewer and internet ratings. So no, they aren’t paying a dude in Nobby Beach, Queensland to take your email and password, first and last name, trace route your IP and PayPal email all with no privacy policy just to boost ratings. That is not how it works. They don't outsource, and if they start to in the future it won't be this way. This would lead to all types of lawsuits. Call and ask PayPal if they’re legit? People are saying they did. However, how could they have? PayPal has a privacy policy that forbids them to say weather or not an account exists, unless it’s your own. Go to their customer help chat area and do a search for circumnews.com.

    Beware of rumors of people getting paid and not showing proof. There is one girl that saw "ITL Company" associated with circumnews.com. So she thought she'd use that as her lie. She had no idea that ITL Company is an internet service provider.

    Beware the "proof pic" circumnews scam artist put up. There are 5 photos from the same person, (I have those pictures and had them investigated) and these are the ONLY "proof pics". However, the numbers on these photos do not add up. Although it looks like the same graphics as circumnews, it is NOT a screenshot of circumnews. I can create and code the same layout, code it to generate whatever I want, and take screenshots of it. Smoke and mirrors, don't be fooled. Never promote something until you have gotten paid and you know it's a validated legit business. That way you won't be freely giving scammers people's emails and such just for your own fake profit, or the desperate false hope. Think of this website as an app. That money you see there does not exist, it's app money. You can also call the CNN news network advertising department and ask them Check out VirusTotal for the IP, look at the other sites run off that IP and click around at all you find on the list it gives you. (see the last link I posted below.) If you want a validated explanation of how circumnews.com is a scam please mail me and I will cut and paste it to you. Remember, not all URL scanners do in depth scanning. Most only look for blacklists and WOT and get their information from few affiliated programs. http://www.siteadvisor .com/sites/circumnews.com http://sitecheck.sucurI .net/results/circumnews.com ~


    • Anonymous: Jan 17, 2014 from: Denver, Colorado, United States

      I am in the process of contacting the Dept of Labor in SC..they need from me a physical address for circumnews.com...i have reported them and not stopping there..I want the funds that are rightfully mine...hope someone can get them for false advertising or fraud..we shall see..i'm NOT giving up.... ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Highland, California, United States

    I was at over $177.00 and I have the same problem of not being able to log in. It's a Scam! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Tampa, Florida, United States

    I too had the same problem as the person below. I got to $115.60 last night and this morning I went to log in and it says i am not registered. They also say I can't make an account because there is already one on my IP address. The front page of the website has always said that the minimum payout is 100.00, but when you go to the payment information page on your account, it says minimum payout is 350.00. I was not suspicious at first, but now I am VERY skeptical. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    My account got to $90 and now my account is not registered, it said the minimum payout now is $100, and now I can't even get into my account. I try and sign up it says that there's too many registration for my IP address. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: United States

    I just got the same thing today!!! I was at $343 and now it says my account is unregistered. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Batavia, Ohio, United States

    Same with me. My account got built up and now it's not registered. Same with a couple other people I know. This is such a scam. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Mountain View, California, United States

    I joined circumnews about three-four days ago. The first day everything went okay. And then the second day, I got through half of the news articles. And then the third day I finished up my news articles and didn't get anymore.

    And the fourth day, I didn't get anymore news articles. On the fifth day, I got more news articles and I had five people sign up under my referral link and I had seen the $45 credited to my account on circumnews. But then I wasn't receiving commission on what they were reading accept one of them. That was it. Then today, I logged on and read my articles. And got someone to join under my link.

    I went from making $2 an article. To making $2.10 an article. And then $2.20 an article all in two hours! My account balance was up to $127's and then I clicked the refresh button and no one had signed up, but my balance jumped up to $139's and I hadn't referred anyone at that point and no one had read their articles according to the site. Then I had cleared out my internet files on my phone and I went to log into my account and it told me that I had an incorrect email or password. So I sent an email... Never got a response. So I decided to try and sign up again.. Yup, it let me sign up again and then I went to an error page as soon as registration was done. Checked my email, (same email I had used before by the way) and had another welcoming letter from them. But can't log in now because when I pull the site up it says error in foreign language. So I do believe this is a scam. And I am really disappointed because I was going to use that money to get my kids Christmas presents. Oh well. Guess lesson was learned. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 19, 2013 from: Ormond Beach, Florida, United States

    I just reached over $300 and when I went to request my payment I was logged out and can't log back in. It says "User with this Email was not registered" wasted time... ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 18, 2013 from: Arlington, Texas, United States

    Ok, so I also have $500 with Circumnews. Im waiting to hit my paypal but nothin yet. Personally I think its a scam because I emailed them 12days ago and got no reply.!! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 18, 2013 from: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    First off, Paypal wont give you information about any other company. So to the people saying PayPal has confirmed no they HAVEN'T. And if you say its a scam do you have proof? No didn't think so. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 18, 2013 from: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

    Hi, the site WAS NOT shut down, however depending on time of day you are using it, the sites does run slower and time out. they probably have smaller servers and did not expect such a large volume of traffic. I believe those who said they called paypal are full of crap. Because I tried to call Paypal and investigate myself and was met with a huge road block. THEY REFUSED TO GIVE OUT ANY INFO, like what so ever. I didn't have an email for them to check on, and they WOULD NOT look for this company at all. They even went as far as to tell me that are NOT allowed to even tell people if the company was using paypal at all, and that if anyone says otherwise it would be untrue. The only info I was given was that this company WAS NOT under investigation with them at this time. So take it as you will. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 16, 2013 from: Tennessee, United States

    Site was not shut down! ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 15, 2013 from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Looks like the site has shut down... i guess a total waste of time?? ~


    • Anonymous: 8 months, 4 weeks ago from: Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

      I have also robbed of 880 dollars. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 14, 2013 from: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States

    They do not allow you to change your email. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 14, 2013 from: Yorktown, Virginia, United States

    I also think it's odd that the site is based in the Ukraine, for US ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 13, 2013 from: Sandy, Texas, United States

    some people are getting viruses days after they hit buttons like pay out or the send when trying to contact them. The site has an ad for some toolbar called InboxAce. You are sent to another very new domain where you have the option to download a bundle package. Some say it comes with adware, spyware, and possibly a Trojan that some AV can't detect. The site has it's own site for Ukraine called Umfragemews .com so this one for English should at least have proper grammar if it was legit. There is no privacy policy. The email and password you use is up for grabs for whoever wants it. There is no taxing information for this 'business'. The domain owner has hidden their information, something legit companies do not do. For all we know, it could be someone in Queensland running this site off his PC at home, collecting emails and passwords. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 13, 2013 from: Kenya

    Last week 0n 7/11/2013 I claimed my payout of $114 and I will let you know if the site is legit, if I receive the payment on 26/11/2013. Its worth trying since it does not take much of your time. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 12, 2013 from: Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica

    Fact 1: They are in the Ukraine.
    Fact 2: The site was created less than 3 weeks ago.
    Fact 3: Those referral links? All re-direct back to the website OR yield a FAILED response.
    Fact 4: Their touted $100 payout level increased to $350 today.
    Fact 5: Both PayPal and the FBI are aware of their shenanigans. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 12, 2013 from: Lima, Ohio, United States

    Been doing it for seven days still no payment received ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 12, 2013 from: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    They are running out of the Ukraine. They have paid nothing. PayPal and the FBI are both aware. ~


  • Anonymous: Nov 11, 2013 from: Singapore, Singapore

    i contacted paypal and confirmed nothing has been paid out so far. ~


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