Considering that binary options scams are more or less easy to grasp these days, I’ve actually started looking into some other scams such as the Onpointing scam. This is not a binary options scam, but a scam non the less and a nasty one too. This one is more directed towards anyone that has ever shown interest in making money online. Knowing the way things are going, that’s a whole lot of people, and until they get their footing with the right way to make money online, they will end up landing on pages like these more often than not.
Product Name: Onpointing Scam
Niche: Online Surveys
Official Website: Onpointing.com
It all really depends on the scam they link their “sign up” button to, though currently it’s on a survey site. See, the goal of this scam is to basically collect emails which will be used in the future to spam you, as well as to be added onto a list that will be sold for a further profit where you will get spam from other similar scam artists. All in all, your email is compromised and even if you start blocking different emails to try and stop the spam, they will continue to come in from so many different addresses that you won’t be able to keep up. Once you have entered your real email address in a page like this, there is no escape from spam.
This particular website provides absolutely no information. You are basically told you will make anywhere between $100 to $500 in commissions every day. That’s it. No explanation as to how, nothing about what will be required from you, whether it costs anything, nothing. The only other information you get is a brief disclaimer basically saying that results may vary. That’s it.
Once I did enter an email, I was redirected to Paid Surveys at Home website. Here they basically claim that you will make money-taking surveys. They have a spunky little calculator that helps you see how much money you will be able to make based on how much time you can spend doing surveys.
There was a time when paid surveys really was a thing and there are some that made a bit of money, but generally, websites such as this make you little to no money at all. With a minimum withdrawal limit which you never reach because you give up by the time you get there, few actually make even a $1 from these.
Now, there really are companies that pay a lot of money to get feedback from potential customers. That is very true. Only, they actually hand over such important jobs to real companies working towards gathering this information, not random websites such as these that are obvious scams. What usually happens with a scam website like this is you provide your information, you have high expectations of doing survey after survey and making a lot of money, but in the end you realize that 90% of the surveys really aren’t paid at all. The ones that are paid are very few and rare, and those that are highly paid, as they claim, simply do not exist. The surveys take a LONG time to complete, you are not suitable for most of them, and generally in the end you don’t make any money at all, but have lost a whole lot of time.
It really does seem quite appealing and like something anyone can do. Though there are some out there that have made money through surveys, I have done in depth researches on survey sites such as these, and in general the profits are minimal if they exist at all. Considering that this site really has been around for quite some time, it is possible that you will make a buck or two, but you will not be making the kind of money they are promising.
Don’t get fooled by their lovely testimonials either. Each of the images for the testimonials are stolen from other websites online and have been recycled over and over again. They are all fake, and if they cannot even provide one real image of a real testimonial, what makes you think that any of the text is real.
Either way, these days taking surveys online is a lost cause and a waste of time. There are several, very few, sites out there that have given some survey takers some success, but generally its useless. Though there really are companies that pay for surveys, they are very few and you generally cannot take most of them as they are seeking a different age group or someone with different interests or other details which ensure that the surveys are correct. So, even if there are $20 surveys out there, chances are you will rarely see them applied to you.
I have been dabbling with work online for over 15 years now and have seen it all. I have experimented with every trend and every new gimmick out there. I admit that I’ve been lured into most of them as well and have gotten burned more than once. Unless it really does require some effort on your side, some knowledge, and actual time, chances are it’s a scam.
As for the website that led me to the survey site, Onpointing, it’s pretty clear that its nothing more than a floating website that chances where the button points to depending on what websites they are affiliated to. It is created solely to gather email addresses for further harassment, and to earn the developers money but throwing people to various scam websites that pay a lot for new users.
Regardless how you look at it, the fact that Onpointing is a scam is beyond a doubt. If you value your email and don’t want to be forced to close it down and have to create a new one due to the absurd amounts of spam you will receive, I recommend you avoid this site altogether and don’t provide your email to the Onpointing scam.