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November 21, 2013
This will be our last update with this site but we wanted to let everyone know that the site is claiming new ownership. Either way the site will not be recommended. Balances were reset and debts were not paid. Both the new and old owner are responsible for settling this debt. New owner should have known or done his research and seen the site was in debt. Therefore the site will remain on the Not Recommended List. Regardless if it is paying again.
October 3, 2013
Site is being moved from the Legit List to the Not Recommended List. While it might pay, it is no longer a site we can recommend. The main reason is due to the site making too many resets and constant BAD changes to the site. There has been at least 3 resets. There is always an excuse...the script, payment processors, hackers, and so forth. Everyone, except for the management of the site. Of course they always point to their terms when things go wrong.
The admin claims he is dealing with a lot of stress right now due to personal problems. Which I can understand, but if they want to run a business then they can't keep having all these resets. The site in my view is unreliable and not stable. Therefore the site will be placed on the Not Recommended List. Use at your own risk.
October 2, 2013
Please be sure to see the comment section at the bottom of this review. There have been some recent developments in regards to the site and investments made on it. Right now I am dealing with limited internet service (due to outage), but I will be updating this review by Oct 5 (when I have full internet service again). Will give a full update as soon as I can.
Ref4Bux has been
online and paying since July 2011. Site pays users to click, signup (ptsu), surf, watch videos (Virool), play games, and other tasks. As of now, the site is paying without delays. If you are planning on
using this site, we would highly recommend you to fully test the site
before investing. And if you do invest, don't invest more than what you
can afford to lose. The site is still going through changes and its
status could change at any point in time. Here are the pros and cons of
All Countries Accepted
Low Cost Advertising
Rate of pay per click
Back and Forth Changes
Popups & Annoying Ads
Recent Database Issues
Hight Cashout Fees
Paying and without delay. You can find proofs at these places:
There are no restrictions and all can join and earn
from this site. Will update if this changes
Decent Referral Limits
While it does change, from time to time, the current direct referral limits
for standards is currently at 250. Great for promoters.
Low Minimum Cashout
This site minimum cashout is currently at $0.25
Which should be a easy target to reach and cashout with.
Note that this has a tendency to change as well.
You don't need much to advertise here. Definitely one of the cheapest
sites around to advertise your link for. Currently prices are 5,000
visitors for $1. Note that prices could change. Refer to site for
complete list of prices.
A Registered Company
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.
Low pay rates for work
This site pays a fraction of a cent for each ad you click. It will require a
lot of work to earn and you will spend a lot of time clicking a lot of ads. Some
may find the earnings for the work done is not worth their time.
Too Many Changes
We have seen the minimum cashout change back and forth, instant to manual, direct referral
limits lowered and raised, and the list goes on. It is hard to follow a site or recommend
it if has all of these back and forth changes.
Previously some annoying ads from Clicksor. Now they have added back LinkBuck ads with the
ad surf section. They are intrusive and at times popunder ads show when viewing.
Data Loss & Hacking Issues
In October 2012 they had a major security breach and the site was compromised. Some lost their
accounts, balances reset, or lost referrals. Which is why the site was on the Watch List.
High Cashout Fees
This comes and goes. The cashout fees can be a little too high, especially for lower cashouts
where it makes it redundant to cashout at a lower amount. Fees have gone up to 19%.
This site has revenue shares activated on this site. Also known as "company shares".
It is more or less a ponzi program where users can buy a share for $1 and in a year
they can get a $1.46 back. They are allowing you to use your purchase balance which
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All Countries Accepted
All can join and earn from this site.
Rate per click ranges from:
$0.001 - $0.0002
Note that this may change without notice.
Cashout Wait Time
Number of Ads
Ads will vary according to location and time viewing.
For my location (USA) I see about 103 ads.
Daily Average Earnings:
$0.07 +/- depending on how many ads you view (excluding offers).
Direct Referral Limit
250 for Free Members
Note that this may change and in the past they have changed these limits.
"If your account has been inactive for more than 15 days, your earnings will be cleared."
Timer for Ads
Timers range around 5 to 25 seconds.
How long does it take to reach cashout?
Without referrals or any upgrades it will take about
4 days (for paypal) excluding offers or other tasks.
You will earn $0.05 CPM.
Ref4Bux may pay but it can no longer be recommended due to multiple resets. Also the site makes too many back and forth changes which makes the site unstable. Refer to the time line below to see the numerous changes that were made within the first 2 years of the site being online. All this time and they are still going back and forth with these changes? Site is not worth the hassle and will no longer be recommended.
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: November 21, 2013
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.
You might know him from the previous scam site "MindBux".
He was not the owner, only a staff member and top investor.
However many may associate him with that site and might
question this site due to MindBux.
Sometimes the payment processors will be switched out or
Your require a minimum of 250 clicks on the past 7 days to
use withdraw option.
10 points equal to $0.01 and could be earned by watching
Points can be converted to cash. $1 = 1000.00 pts
Slide Show - Basically this is a "Easy Surf" option.
Instead of opening each ad and then closing the window to open
the next you just open one window and click the ad button to go
to the next ad.
Offers & RewardTool - Get paid to complete offers.
For the offers page you get paid on an average $0.01 to $1
per offer completed. The RewardTool is basically a 3rd party
offer wall by "blvd".
Traffic Exchange: You will earn 1 traffic point per view.
During the automated traffic exchange you will have the ability to earn prices which will updates instantly.
Prices will be not be announced but will reflect instantly to your account.
Minimum cashout raised from $0.01 to $1 (temporarily till April)
January 6, 2013
Ad Points system added back. (0.10 point per ad viewed)
January 5, 2013 (Changes Found & Noted in review)
Direct referral limits for standards changed again from 250 to 100
Click value changed from 50% to 5% for standards
Minimum cashout from $0.10 to $0.01
Referral click earnings go from 10% to 20%
December 27, 2012
Virool videos added.
December 11, 2012
New policy rule implemented. Member's Site Email Must Be Same As
Their Paypal Or Payza Email
December 2, 2012
EgoPay & SolidTrustPay added for cashout and purchases.
Minium cashout back down to $0.10
November 27, 2012
Moved to Ongoing Investigations List
Noted Changes In Review (unknown change date since changes are made
Minimum cashout went from $0.10 to $0.25
Direct Referral Limits from 100 to 250
October 31, 2012
Payments are scheduled to be resumed and made manually on Mondays and
possibly earlier on random days. A compensation package is to be
implemented for those who were affected by the data loss. The site will
remain on the Watch List and possibly moved to the Ongoing
Investigations List in the upcoming week. Will update when the change is
October 20, 2012
Site is back, but some data is lost. Will give them time to sort all of
this out before we update their status. Looks like a balance reset, so
you most likely have lost your work done on this site. Referrals and
memberships should still be there and did not reset/removed. For more info:
Supposedly they are trying to get the site back online and by the
start of next week payments should resume. Also their PayPal is no
longer showing limited. It was locked down for security and it is
available again. Hopefully by Sunday site will be back online. See
comment section below for more info.
October 17, 2012
Ref4Bux will be moved from the Legit List to the Watch List. Site is
Hacked & Not Secure !
Generally I do not move sites to the Watch List if they are hacked
for a short time. But this site has been having major security
issues for many days now. From their forum posts they have indicated that all their personal
accounts were compromised. Which means they have been using the same passwords or fell to a phishing scam. Also, money has been stolen from their Liberty Reserve accounts and now their site is showing it is hacked.
Site will remain on the Watch List till the site is secure and paying
again without these issues.
July 31, 2012
Announced that instant cashouts outs will be disabled and payments
will most likely be made on Mondays.
July 5, 2012
Announced grid game removed.
May 31, 2012
Announces that they are now a registered company.
May 4, 2012
Minimum cashout lowered from $0.25 to $0.10
April 26, 2012
New requirement - Must have clicked 4 days in last 7 days in
order for you to receive your first payment if the requirement is not
met your payment will be moved to your Purchase Balance. This will only
happen once after that all payments are issued instantly.
New Fee: A $0.10 fee will if you cashout on the weekends.
New Rule: Members can have a maximum of 50% of their
referrals coming from the same country
March 30, 2012
Minimum cashout raised back to $0.25
Points no longer earned for view ads
Click earnings drop from 75% to 50% for standards (aka advertiser
Slide show implemented
March 12, 2012
Minimum cashout lowered from $0.25 to $0.01
March 3, 2012
$0.02 flat rate removed from cashout fees.
February 9, 2012
Moved to the Legit List
February 5, 2012
Janaury 20, 2012
Referral earnings drop from 25% to 10%
Minimum cashout increases from $0.05 to $0.25
January 3, 2012
Direct referrals for standards raised from 25 to 100.