Is the website legitimate or fake?

Is the website legitimate or bogus? Unfortunately, it 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.

Is the website legitimate or fake?

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: 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. 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 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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January 26, 2017 at 10:08 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Delhi, India

Fifty-news is fake or not?


January 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM by
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It is a fake.


January 6, 2017 at 12:12 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Many of my friends are using this website and they are thinking it is real. Please tell me how can I help them?


January 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM by
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Have them read the comments below.


December 14, 2015 at 2:11 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States is a scam. I've been waiting for over 14 days which they state is the requirement, but still no payment to my paypal account.

What a waste of time.


July 9, 2015 at 12:41 AM by
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an anonymous user from: DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States

Has anyone uses fifty yet? I hit the payout button yesterday and now Im kinda worried they can possibly hack my account that possible for them ir do these places do things like that?


July 9, 2015 at 5:34 AM by
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The "" is another fake website. <a href="/article/2015/6/30/is-the-website-www-fifty-news-com-legitimate-or-a-fake/">Click here</a> for information.


July 8, 2015 at 6:07 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

So glad I did a little research before really getting into this. It sounds great but when they wanted my paypal account number, I knew something was wrong.


June 23, 2015 at 10:57 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Till News is a big FAKE...I reached my limit for 2 payouts and never got either one. When you email them, you never get a response back. Now they have LuckI News which is set up the same way. They didn't bother to change anything except the name. FAKE so don't even waste your time.


June 4, 2015 at 11:54 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Has anyone heard of it's pretty much the same concept of I got suspicious after a day on the website.


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