Earn $10 just for getting people to click on your ‘Dollars Plug’ referral link…
All you need to do is register, share your link, and your good to go! Before you know it, you’ll be making up to $6k per month. It’s free, so how could it possibly be a scam?
Well, Dollars Plug IS a scam- there is absolutely no doubt about it. Read this review to learn what this ‘online job’ is really about.
Dollars Plug Review
The website (dollarsplug.com) was registered anonymously in March of 2017. They claim you can earn $10 for every visitor you bring to the very same site you just joined, and up to $6k per month or more.
When you register, you’ve already got $25 in your account, and as soon as you click on your own link, you’ve made another ten bucks.
Right there and then, that is a red flag.
As someone who actually makes real money online, I KNOW companies rarely pay such a high amount per click for traffic. Let alone ‘random clicks’ and those you make yourself.
To someone who knows how online marketing works, that’s enough to walk away right there. If this was real, there would be a MUCH more stringent approval process in place, especially for those numbers.
However, for a newbie who knows very little about the online marketing world, it may appear to be an exciting ‘online career opportunity’.
Unfortunately, this is anything but exciting.
Not only are there some very real risks involved, but no one ever actually gets paid anything.
Yes, you will see your income ‘rising’ per click…
But just because there’s a counter on a website with a dollar sign next to it, doesn’t mean you will actually be getting that money into your bank account.
Read on to see how this scam really works, and why it exists…
The Dollars Plug Scam- Information Harvesting 101
One of the biggest reasons programs like this are SO popular, is that they’re free to join.
Many people let their guard down because of this and feel there’s nothing to lose by joining. Unfortunately, this leads people to join, and convince others to join the same scam.
So, what’s their hidden agenda and why is this a scam?
Dollars Plug was created to misuse your personal information.
Specifically, the people behind this want your email address. As you know, when you create your free account, you must enter your email address and choose a password.
Here’s the danger in giving them your email and entering a password:
- You will be subject to SPAM from the people behind the site
- Your email will be sold, rented and shared with other scammers
- The email and password you used to create your account could be used to access other accounts you hold
Now, let’s go over each of these points in more detail so you know what I mean…
1) Prepare For a Barrage of SPAM
The first problem is probably the most obvious, and immediate out of the three.
Whoever is behind this, will be sending you emails about a range of similar ‘work from home’ programs. If you buy anything they promote, they make money directly, or as an affiliate.
In and of itself, there is nothing wrong with this. Provided they have obtained your email address legitimately, and ethically, and provided they promote legitimate programs, all good.
However, they are not operating legitimately.
This almost guarantees they are going to do all kinds of nasty things with your email address.
2) Will Your Email Be Sold to the Highest Bidder? Probably…
The second problem is a lot more annoying, and it’s where these people make the bulk of their money. At your expense.
Essentially, sites like this exist to rent, sell and share your email with other dubious marketers for a fee. There are many sketchy internet marketers who will gladly pay for access to a database full of people looking to make money online.
This is a real thing, and it’s big business online.
This is why you should NEVER put your email into ANY form that does not say something like “we hate SPAM and promise to keep your email safe”. The wording can change, but you get my point. Not to mention, you should be able to view the sites privacy page.
Anyways, this inevitably means even a LOT more SPAM, and it also means that SPAM will be near impossible to stop. The only way to stop the circulation of your email address to unknown scammers, is to cancel it and create a new one.
3) A Very Real Security Risk
Up until now, the risks are more annoying than dangerous.
You’ve not paid any money, and all you are getting is SPAM to your inbox.
However, there is a much greater risk involved in signing up to this program.
When you create your account, you are creating a password, right? Yep. That’s nothing new, you’ve probably done this hundreds of times online.
However, therein lies the risk.
Most people use the same password across MANY accounts online, from email to social media and so on. It’s not a stretch that many people would use the same password on this site too.
Now they have your email address AND your password. I’m not trying to scare you, but it’s anyone’s guess how many account’s have/ will be hacked as a result. Most likely, it will start with your email and social accounts, so they can SPAM other people you know.
More importantly, from this point, they can start to dig deeper into your personal information. In some cases, this can lead to identity theft.
I’m not saying this will happen for a fact, but it IS a very real risk when you are dealing with websites like this.
Why Promoting This Scam Is a Terrible Idea
Instead of paying affiliate’s real commissions to promote a legitimate product, this program pays the affiliate nothing to promote a scam.
Your job is to spread the word about this to everyone you know, and anyone who will listen, via social media, forums and other mediums. Unfortunately, this only serves to make the scammers more money, and damage your reputation in the process.
In other words, rather than building a real income, you’re doing the scammers dirty work.
Promoting stuff like this may very well hurt your chances of building a legitimate income in future. Especially if you blast your affiliate link all over social media and other sites- doing this can get you booted and ruin your reputation.
Even if you did get paid, which you don’t, promoting crap like this is a bad idea.
I’ve come across several of these websites, which is how I know nobody gets paid a dime. Period. The only difference with this version, is they use a different name. Same website, same scam, new name.
When this one shuts down, a new one will popup in it’s place.
Read my review of Fans To Earn to see exactly what I mean.
If you’ve been lured into the Dollars Plug scam, chances are you are new to online business.
We all need to start somewhere, so don’t beat yourself up if you’ve fallen for it. I’ve been scammed by crap like this myself, it’s all part of the journey towards learning what actually works. Sad, but true.
The most important thing is that you learn what not to do, so you can avoid similar scams in the future. There are legitimate ways to earn money online, this just isn’t one of them.
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