Ciao is very unprofessional.

@Optimize (201)
Canada
December 23, 2008 5:32pm CST
I use to post alot on ciao. to earn extra money. But when i reached 5 dollars i decided to request a payment to see if it was legit or not. they said in the second week of the month you should recieve your payment. I did it 2 months ago and i still havent recieved my 5 dollars. I even tried to contact them by email and they didnt even respond. Thats pethetic and unprofessional. Is anyone else having this problem with ciao ?
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12 responses
@ik4man (628)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 08
Please make sure also there is no problem with your paypal account. I faced the same problem before...and found that my paypal couldn't received payment.
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@Optimize (201)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
thanks for the advice, but i receive money very often my paypals fine. idk what the problem is :(
• India
23 Dec 08
hi optimize.... what is ciao??? is it website name?? is it also like a mylot?? If yes please send link to me... i want to earn more... if it is trusted send the referral link.. thanks optimize.
@Optimize (201)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
www.ciao.com it is very much like mylot. exept the earnings are alot bigger. i made 5 bucks in 1 day.
• United States
24 Dec 08
Used to be a lot bigger, back when they paid 25 cents per review you mean :).
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
24 Dec 08
I have been on ciao for some time now.I personally feel that ciao is a good site, a legitimate one.i have never had any problem with my payments.they pay after the 15th of every month regardless of when you ask for a payment.So it is in our interest to ask for payment in the first week and you receive it within a week.I think you should mail them and ask them about your payment .I am sure there is some hitch somewhere otherwise i dont think they want to cheat people , thats my opinion about ciao
• China
24 Dec 08
i am just join with ciao few days and only post few review,so i have not reach the minimum payment term,i hope i can reach the minimum payment soon.....share with your news,thanks,happy myloting..........
@pierone (1895)
• Italy
24 Dec 08
Hello, sad to hear you got a problem with ciao. I suggest you to try to contact them by email again. I requested my november payment on nov 30, and got the money in my paypal account around dec 17 (it was 22$ payment). Just a bit late, coz their tos says "you will receive your payment in the middle of the next month after your request". Ciao is owned by Microsoft, and i guess they are big enough to don't want join their name to a scam ;). Could be not good for them. Best wishes to you and to all ciao writers
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
I never had a problem with Ciao, though on my first payment request, I was not able to recieve the payment. So I sent them an email and it was resolve on the next payment schedule. Maybe perhaps you should send them an email again and tell them exactly when did you request the payment and the amount you requested.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
24 Dec 08
My case is the same as yours. Hearing about lots of changes in the incentives they offered, I also requested for 5$ payment . They have deducted the same from my account balance. It's almost two months but I didn't receive neither the payment nor any message from them. But probably the site is legit as many have received quite a good amount.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
24 Dec 08
I joined Ciao by the end of September, and requested my payment for the month of Cotober and to my surprise, I got it by the mid of Novemeber. I was reallye xcited about the site. But then it changed all its rules. First they decreased the pay per review from 1$ to 0.25$ and finally to 0. It annoyed me a lot. Earlier the earnings were fast. But not with 0$ pre review, you are all left to earnings through ratings which is merely a cent per rating. So, that was one thing which i found very disappointing about ciao. According to me, this seems to be very unprofessional. About your problem of receiving payments, I have never heard anyone lse complaining about delay in payments. In November, they had been changing the site, so it might have been the cause for delay. Moreover, ciao also charges some fees for transferring money to ur paypal account. So, i am not exactly sure, if that might have been the reason that ur payment may have fallen before 5$ after the transaction fees. Its better to contact them!!
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
24 Dec 08
Hmm...thats weird. I have received my earnings on the 15th this month. I made a request in the mid of December. It was in the help section that the payout request will be processed and paid at the end of the second week of the following month. I have emailed them twice in November and they managed to reply me within 24 hours. Maybe they have been working on the problems on Ciao lately that they do not have time to respond to emails. Try emailing them again to request for your payment. All the best and Happy Holidays...
• United States
24 Dec 08
a while back a lot of people were having problems with their payments but then ..ciao pulled through adn everyone got paid. i myself even got paid by them recently. have you checked the status of your payment?
@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
isn't ciao owned by one of those net bigwigs? (sorry, i forgot who) which is why people say they are so legit. i guess some bad things happen to even the most legit gigs.
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I have heard that Ciao is great and very legit! I have been to their website, and it looks very professional. I have never heard any complaints about Ciao. I started using it, but it was kind of slow, so I quit and went back to Mylot. You should ask around to see what the problem is.