I have known many people repeatedly falling trap to the PTCs that require us to buy ‘ad packs’ promising to pay back 120% or 150%. Well, it does look luring, and some even pay a few people to gain trust. But believe me, it’s always better to stay away from all of those, even if it means you are losing the opportunity to earn a few dollars before they scam. I never invested in any of those until recently when I joined and invested in two such sites based on the recommendation of 2 online friends respectively. While I successfully made a small profit in one, I lost in the other. Here is an account of how they are fairing right now.
It’s been online for many months now (since March) and has paid out promptly to many members, including me. It was the first such site I invested in and was very cautious. I invested the minimum $5 and had decided that no matter what, I would cash out a dollar or two more than that and leave. I did just that when I withdrew $7 odd from it. I never returned. And now after losing money on another PTC when I thought of going back to MPA, I saw that it’s facing some serious trouble with PayPal. I thought I would use my accumulated earning there to keep repurchasing and cash out again. Anyway, it’s not possible now.
This was the second site I joined and invested, again based on an online friend’s recommendation. However, as soon as I joined, they started changing rules and the earnings reduced drastically. Moreover, the admin’s rude e-mails said a lot about the site and his intentions. It didn’t have a good impression on me. And now, giving a strange reason, he is off and the earnings are not moving there. I’m sure my $5 there is lost because he has raised the withdrawal minimum to $20, which I can never reach!
So yes, keep putting it in your heads – NEVER INVEST IN PTCs, HYIPs, MLMs!