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Site is now a forced investment site and places the blame on this blog for
their issues. They claim their site was paying without delay for 5 months. So my question is... what does our review have to do with their delays
after 5 months?
Our first review was posted when the site was almost 7 months old! Their delays started
way before our review almost 2 months earlier. Clearly they are placing the blame onto others, rather than take full
responsibility for their own actions. This site on more than one occasion has admitted that they are waiting to be paid from ProfitClicking to pay their members. This is not how you run a legitimate PTC site. You don't depend on other PTC sites or other online earning site to pay your own members. If you are showing ads that you can not afford to run, then you are running a ponzi. Plain a simple.
Site will remain on the Not Recommended List despite them switching to a forced investment site. If the site was a regular ptc site at the time we reviewed it, then it will remain on the Not Recommended List regardless if they change it to an investment scheme.
CharmBux launched January 31, 2012. The owner of this site also took
over variantbux.com in April 2012. Which means they own 2 sites now and
the ownership is under a year for both sites.
Also there are a few issues that lead us to believe the site is
not stable. Site will be moved from the Watch List to the Not
Recommended List. See below for more info as to why
the site is on the Not Recommended List...
Here are the pros and cons of CharmBux:
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No Support for non registered members
Payment proofs can be found on the forum and throughout the web. Here are a few places where you can view these proofs:
This does not insure the site will not scam, but it is positive step.
Note that there are sites that have registered and have gone scam.
So do not put too much faith in a site that is a registered company.
It is only a positive and that the owner might be serious about running his/her site.
We do not recommend investing or buying upgrades on new sites.
For at least 6 months, if not a year. If you can't wait that long, at least
test and get paid first before you decide to invest.
The main reason why we see this as a downside is due to the large number of
new sites that go through many sudden changes during their first 6 months.
Changes anywhere from rates per click, payment processor issues (paypal limitations),
and payment wait times. New sites notorious for changing their terms.
Why we do not recommend investing on new sites.
A "Bux" Site
This type of ptc has a very high fail rate. Most "bux" sites go scam under 6 months,
if not within a year. Most rely on upgrades and rental purchases rather than actual
advertisers. A typical "bux" site will show fixed/self-sponsored ads, sell rentals,
and have a higher rate per click. This type of business model is not very successful
and unsustainable, which is probably why most "bux" sites fail.
You will be required to give your full name, and address when you register.
A Buxhost Site
One of the easiest host to purchase a ptc site. Anyone with $25 can open up a site.
Makes it very easy for scammers to open a site. There are a few that are honest
and actually trying, however most go scam. If you don't know what a buxhost site
is, look at the footer of the PTC site.
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Guests can't see forum and must login to see updates, proofs, and support.
When you cashout you will notice that the minimum cashout will increase and it is not a
fixed rate. This will increase $1.00 for each cashout until it reaches a fixed minimum
amount of $10.00. It is a downside to this site since it makes it harder to cashout.
No Support For Non-Registered members
Lets say you are having issues with your account and can't login. In order to contact them
you have to be a registered member and logged in. This can be an issue for those who need support
and are not registered or having account issues.
See concerns below for more info...
It is too strict and it makes it easy for them to delete accounts.
According to their terms, if you are inactive for 15 days, your account
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It is not clear if they restrict countries or not, but we have found
complaints about the site restricting countries. Locations unknown.
Might be for China, Vietnam and Pakistan
$4 for First Cashout
this will increase $1.00 for each cashout until it reaches a fixed minimum amount of $10.00.
Cashout Wait Time
Up to 7 days
Number of Ads
Ads will vary according to location and time viewing.
They average around 10 ads.
Ads are shown throughout the day.
Daily Average Earnings:
Once again, it will vary.
$0.0295 + depending on how many ads you view.
Direct Referral Limit
50 for Standards
After 15 days of inactivity, your account will be removed.
Account termination is irreversible and all balances will be forfeited.
In detail the main concerns are....
Payment delays, relying on payments from other sites to pay your members, managing two sites within under a year, and the "Ramcorp"
Lets start with the Payment Delays...On several occasions they have made excuse why they can't pay their members. No access to a computer, their local weather, and now the newest excuse is that they are wating for a payment from "ProfitClicking". Excuse me but why is this site relying on other sites and ponzies to pay their members? What does ProfitClicking have to do with CharmBux? If they are a stable program then they should be able to pay from the proceeds they receive from showing those ads to you. But they are not, and it appears they are just anothe ponzie waiting to get paid from other unstable programs .
You can see a decline clearly in their payments by looking at their payments. September is almost at an end and they are no where near the same amount of payments that they sent out the prevous months.
Complaints are clearly present on their forum about these long delays:
This is not how an online business should be ran. Many sites go under due to admins relying on HYIPs or other sites for payment. If you don't have the money to run a site and you have to rely on other sites for your income, then don't run one.
Basically some are claiming that this second admin had a little too much
involvement with other sites that ended up scamming people. I am not convinced that these accusations are false since the site is
after all registered under Ramcorp
CharmBux is dying if not already dead. I would not recommend this site. Admin clearly is running a business scheme that is unstable and not reliable. Use at your own risk... you were warned.
anyone would like to share their experience that they had with this
site, whether it is good or bad, feel free to do so on the
message board on our forum.
Review Last Updated: October 05, 2012
Please note, the information in the review was posted at
the time and date from above. If the site changes its policies,
please kindly let us know in the comment section and we will
update or change the incorrect information as soon as we can.
Reviews are done from a Standard member and not from Upgraded.
Refer to site for info and stats about upgraded member's perks.
"Members are required to post payment proofs on-site and in the forum
within 24 hours after they received their pay outs in order to receive their
next payment promptly. If the member fails to post a screenshot on-site and
in the forum, a 10% penalty per day from their cash outs shall be applied
which will be applied for late postings deductible from their current