Profile Dough - Scam??

@rjbass (1424)
United States
November 20, 2008 2:00pm CST
I'm surprised that I didn't find any discussions about this program. Don't get me wrong, it's probably a good thing that no one is [promoting it. In fact, it appears to have been one big scam. If you're not aware of this program, it payed members for impressions and hits to their banners. The first indication that something wasn't right is that their minimum payout amount was steadily increasing so the perception was that every time a member got near the cashout amount, admin would raise the minimum. Well, I was within a dollar of the $50 limit as of a day ago. I went in to check my balance and the site said it was suspended due to illegal copyright content on the site. Then, admin placed a redirect to a site called AnimeRumor. This is where I tried to contact admin as the domain is registered to the same person (Whois). I'm sure that I will get no reply. Now, when you go to the website, it just says "This account has been suspended. " Does anyone else have an account with them? Has anyone been paid or have had contact with the admin there?
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
20 Nov 08
That's terrible, I'm sorry you got ripped off. I wonder how many more of these scam sites there are. I haven't heard anything about this program at all. Do you think that scammer made any money off the site? Why would someone pay for a site that they're just going to shutdown.
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
20 Nov 08
This website said that it would pay members to basically send traffic to another website by paying them for page views. I didn't have to pay anything to join so I can say admin didn't take my money. What admin did do is not pay me what I earned on a site that he/she owned. I guess it's the same thing. Anyways, it IS a shame. I was really hoping that this was a legit site. All I really lost was time that I could have spent promoting an honest website.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Well,if it only cost you time instead of money at least you are ahead because now you know the warning signs or red flags to look out for when a site might be a scam site...that's why i never fret over a site that goes bad because i learnt something from it if nothing more than some of the signs that it maybe a scam site...
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I feel the same way sirnose. Though my time spent promoting this website could have been spent elsewhere, I couln't have known and it would have been real cool if it was legit...easy money but too good to be true as they say .
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Profile dough is one big scam no doubt about it. I never continued to post their banners since nobody claims to have been payed by the site and minimum payment to cashout is too high. They don't have a forum and the admin never responds to e-mails. So it's not worth it.
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I agree totally. I just hate that I'm within a couple of dollars from the $50 cashout. Oh well, I think I just better accept that I got burned.
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@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
At least you didn't have to invest your money...just be careful next time you see another program...that's the only thing you could do
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• India
22 Jan 09
Thank god, bcoz I joined profiledough one month back,today I knew this was a big scam site, by reading these opinions, thanks q frnds
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@efarmer (184)
27 Nov 08
Oh I feel so sorry for you. I didnt know about this site but that you have been telling about it. The fact is that so many sites out there are scams that we really need to be so careful
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Who knows. Maybe someday there will be a law that these types are required to have some sort of business license. This way the webmaster will be held accountable.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
I doubt that's gonna happen rjbass because different countries has different laws. Lots of citizens maybe protected by their own country's laws.
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Yep, you've got a good point there. It would be nice if there was some sore of governing for the internet at the international level.
@xplp211 (257)
• China
5 Nov 09
Your topic is online one year ago, but I knew this site just yesterday. It seems a good designed site but with some problem, that is no mention about the payment. So I checked mylot and find your topic. It is very useful, as I know now IT is a SCAM! I won't waste my time there and will delete the site from my pending list right now. Thank you again for your helpful info!
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
20 Dec 09
Yep, just checked out the site again and my credits are still gone....still a SCAM.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I have never hear about mentioned site. Just remember, many sites are working as an affiliate or program franchise. They have restrictions and they can be shot for braking the rules. Other site of the story is scam. False promises to make money and close the site. Most likely nobody will sue him for $50.... So sad that people are still doing Internet scams and walk out free....
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@rjbass (1424)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I know. It's a shame that there are so many different scam sites. You're right, I'm not going to stress out for $50, just move on . Maybe someday lawmakers will define these webmasters as scam artists and create some sort of user protection law.