Today I’m reviewing a website called ‘Money Come First’. To the unsuspecting, this may appear to be a simple and easy way to make money online.
All you need to do is share your referral links to make easy money, right?
In reality, this is a scam that tricks you into promoting a fake online job offer.
What Is Money Come First?
I’ve seen this scam quite a bit since I started this blog about two years ago. So much so, that I’ve decided to call them referral link schemes moving forward.
This is really the most accurate way to describe them…
Why? Well, the way it works is different to many scams. Because they do not ask for any money, they ‘only’ ask for your personal information when you sign up.
Then they convince you to lure other people into the same site, via your referral link, who also hand over their personal info.
Giving a legitimate website your name and email is common, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But this site is far from legitimate.
The true purpose of this scam is to sell your personal information for a profit.
This is what makes this particular type of scam so disturbing.
In reality, this is actually worse than losing a few bucks to a typical online scam. Because once your personal information (name, email and address) is out there, it’s near impossible to stop it getting into the wrong hands.
And it can potentially lead to much more than just annoying spam too.
How do I know all of this? Good question…
How Money Come First Really Works
As mentioned, this website’s sole purpose is to sell your personal information.
How? Well, the very first thing you do is sign up for free, and give them your name and email. They normally ask for your address too, so they can ‘send your check’ via post.
There is also NO information about who owns or runs the website, and the domain name WhoIs database shows an anonymous domain registration.
All of these combined start to paint a very damning picture. They are simply NOT being honest with you about WHO they are, and HOW they stand to gain from you.
This can’t be real. Are you giving free money?
No, we are not giving away free money. We are paying you in order to generate traffic to our website. We will get paid from our advertisers for the traffic we bring to them.
Really? Cool story bro. Now here’s the truth…
First of all, no one ever receives payment. Period. None of these cookie cutter sites actually pay you once you reach the $300 threshold. I could pretty much end this right here. Because that’s the cold hard truth of the matter.
Second, even if they did pay you, which they don’t, no one is earning $10 per click on their referral link. As someone who does earn an income doing online marketing, I KNOW this is an outrageous claim.
Anyways, here’s how they really make money off of you….
Once you reach the $300 threshold, they make you complete all kinds of offers to ‘qualify’ for your payment. Which sucks you into all kinds of unrelated offers that wind up with you losing money. They are affiliates for these offers, so this is partly how they make money.
And the primary purpose, as I have mentioned, is selling your personal information for a profit. Which results in even more income for them. Many dubious scammers are willing to pay for a list of people interested in making money online.
The Verdict – Is Money Come First a Scam?
Yes. Money Come First is a scam. It doesn’t ask for your money directly, but there is a hidden agenda. They plan on sucking you into annoying offers to ‘qualify for payment’ and selling your personal info.
You may see the ‘money’ going up when people click on your link. But do not be fooled by this.
By participating in this scam, you are unknowingly doing the scammers dirty work. Which is why this scam is ingenious in itself. Because people jump on these sites and spread them all over social media like wildfire. Thinking they’re making money and helping others do the same.
In reality, you are handing over your personal information to these scammers, and convincing people you know to do the same thing. The end result is you earning zero dollars and setting yourself up for a ton of future SPAM. The kind of SPAM promos that often involves losing large sums of money to known scams.
These websites come and go, soon there will be another version of this same scam. Be smart and avoid it, and anything resembling it.
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