Anonymous: 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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.
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?
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.
Anonymous: 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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....