Some PTC sites were created just to steal your money. They might pay for a while, then close down and vanish after taking money for upgraded memberships, referrals and advertising. How do you know which PTC’s are legit and which ones will disappear and never pay? There are some things you can do before investing in a paid to click site to avoid getting scammed:
1. Do research. Before you commit even a small amount of time clicking or spending money on referrals and upgrades do your research. Search for the site on Google and see what comes up. Use your common sense, there will always be people who got caught cheating and breaking the rules who will complain and write bad reviews even for legit sites. If there is nothing but complaints though, you should probably stay away from that site.
2. Be skeptical. If a site offers $0.50 for viewing a 20 second ad, how can they afford it? Read the site’s rules. Maybe the minimum payout is impossible to reach or anything else that looks suspicious. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
3. Always be careful when investing in a new PTC site. You can see at which date a domain has been registered by doing a domain WHOIS-lookup. If you look at the WHOIS information you can also see if the owner’s personal info is there, or if he/she is hiding it. Someone trying to hide might not have the best intentions.