Website: Fans 2 Earn
This is a scam website designed for one sole purpose, harvesting your personal information. They will NOT pay you or anyone else a single cent and I will show you exactly why I am saying this below. I will also show you an identical site I reviewed a while back that is now defunct.
I actually found out about this when a random spammer tried to leave a comment on my site a few days ago telling people how easy it was to make $100's each day. I clicked on his link and was shocked to learn this is another version of an old scam I exposed a while ago called Visit 2 Revenue.
That was a near identical site to this one and it's now defunct. No one got paid a dime, not one person.
What Is Fans 2 Earn?
The website claims that you can simply sign up and start your new 'job' that will pay you $500 on your very first day. They go on to say that all you need to do is log in and access your 'job management area' and start doing simple tasks to earn money.
Unfortunately, those are straight up lies and none of it is true.
There is no information about who owns or runs the website and it was registered anonymously in January of 2016. Further research reveals a large amount of their visitors are coming from Nigeria, indicating this is where the scammers may be operating the site from.
How This Scam Works
Many people would naturally sign up for this without thinking too hard since it's free. You may even be wondering how on earth this could even be a scam right? Well, let me explain their underlying purpose.
The reason they made this site is for one purpose and one purpose only: harvesting and selling your information. When you sign up you provide your name, email and address and they intend on selling this to other marketers for a fee. Believe it or not, selling information in this way is big business.
Shady marketers are willing to pay a good amount of money to access targeted information like this. Think about it.. these guys are building a list of people who are looking to make money online, most of which are probably newbies to Internet business. These are the easiest targets for scammers.
What is worse, they are framing this as a 'job' and getting people to tell everyone they know on social media so they can 'make money'. In reality, those who sign up and refer others are doing the work of these scammers for them. They are helping them to grow their list of hopefuls! Crazy stuff.
Look a Little Closer
As someone who actually makes money online, I can assure you that no one is paying you $10 per visit to your affiliate link. That is absolute rubbish.
The reason is simple, they are using your information for unethical/ potentially illegal purposes.
Should You Be Concerned?
I don't want to alarm you, they haven't got the really sensitive information from you at this point. At worst they will spam you and sell you contact information so that other unethical marketers can spam you as well.
When it could become more concerning is if they try to 'fish' more info from you through email messages. A common way they would do this is by asking you to submit more information to 'verify' your account and release the payment you are owed. If this happens, then you should start being concerned. If they get your bank details, identification or any other sensitive information, that is when more sinister and destructive scamming can happen.
Is It Possible To Make Money Online?
Thankfully, it's not all bad news! There are many legitimate ways to create an income online and I published an article not long ago outlining some of the most legit ways of making a few extra bucks.
Unfortunately, working out what is real and what isn't can be an absolute nightmare.
I publish reviews like this to help people avoid scams and learn what is real. I've been there myself and I know that navigating the online world in search of something legitimate can be very difficult.
Quite simply, this is a scam and I do not recommend it. While it'd be nice to think it could be that easy to make money on the net, it's really not. It is entirely possible to create a legitimate income, but these kinds of sites are not trying to help you. Short of landing an actual job, making money online is just like any other business. It takes learning, work and dedication.
Anyone trying to tell you it's quick and easy to make hundreds of dollars online is probably someone you should be very skeptical of. They are almost certainly looking to take advantage of you rather than actually help you. Anyway, I hope this review has been helpful and saved you some time and a boatload of annoying spam.