Here's what I think about payment proof

United States
October 25, 2009 4:56pm CST
Every day day I see someone on here asking for proof of payment before they join under someone's referral link. If you are afraid that the person is lying to you about his earnings in the program, what makes you think they wouldn't fake a proof of payment? It is so simple to do that even a child could do it. If I am so wary that I want proof, why would I join in the first place? I just don't get it...
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15 responses
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Hi firemom, I didn't know payment proof can be faked, I had a hard time making a copy of my own payment proof that I think it's foolproof. Joining sites is a decision one has to make all his own, I would rather rely on the person recommending the site than the payment proof presented just by anyone soliciting referrals. I don't mind joining as a downline of someone if I trust the person who trusts the site.
• United States
26 Oct 09
There are actually websites whee you can buy software to generate fake payment proofs. I happened upon it by accident and that's what made me start looking into it.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
lolz..i didnt even know we can fake payment proofs..but i thought of it now..and yeah it is possible.
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Me, too, haha... I waited for quite a while to reach payment in Trekpay and Neobux just so I can have a screenshot of my payment which was $2.06 and $6.13 only hahaha...I didn't know that copying other's proof was possible.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
25 Oct 09
I have witnessed users here on myLot who have 'stolen' payment proofs from forums and posted them here as their own. As you say it is VERY simple to provide a false payment proof. There must be trust.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
25 Oct 09
Just goes to show what life is like offline. Behind every computer is a human. The computer only does what a human orders it to do and those cheats online are sitting somewhere offline when they do their foul deeds
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Not all proofs of payments are fakes. I sometimes think that if the scammers spent as much time and effort in scamming people for a few dollars, that if they take that time and energy in a real business they probably would be better off. We would all be better off.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I only join a site if I know that I have the time to spend on it to make the money I need. I too am like you the proof of payment can be false, but then on the other hand it could be real. The only way to find out if a site really pays is to join and see if it really works. The people that refer you to a site gets paid for you joining whether you work at that site or not and then they get a percentage of what you make too. I used to join all kinds of sites but not anymore I only have a little time to spend on my lot not enough time to spend on other sites and only to find out I had wasted my time. I don't like to waste anything especially my time.
@gmkk1986 (473)
• India
26 Oct 09
Joining legit programs is very important at the end of day. This is possible by seeing proofs of existing user or samples from the forums and websites. Its not worry but a bit of satisfaction before they start. Of course some people dare a lot to do this kind of first joining.. I really appreciate them for the wonderful job.
26 Oct 09
To be honest I never thought about anyone faking payment proofs before. Makes you wonder what else people will do to make you join the site. I do post payment proofs for payments I have received. I suppose I will just have to hope people do not think I am trying to scam them!
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Hi mylotters, I have no idea that people are actually showing payment proofs and even faking them. I don't intend to get rich from these kind of sites but of course, I am also concerned on how credible they are on paying. You have a point, firemom. If you are so wary about joining, you might as well make your move and try to find it for yourself. Don't just sign up right away and bug people to show their proofs.
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
I agree with you anyone can fake payment proofs i would advice people to check reviews of sites
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
That is what i usuall do because I never thought that the proof can be fake.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
I guess if people really want to mislead other people, anything can be faked including payment proofs! The internet is a good tool to come up with any documentation you want to show. And on the other side of the equation, if someone is really intent on joining a site to try his luck, it doesn't matter if the one inviting shows a payment proof or not. Luck would still be a big part of it.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
26 Oct 09
Really I don't understand this..The users may ask like this just for the satisfaction...With the high tech software and knowledge that the members are having, any one can post payment proofs..We can even post the payment proofs as mylot is getting payment every month from us...Even if the members are posting the payment proofs, they used to hide the mail id, transaction ids etc, which are key features to verify the payment ..Then without this , what will we able to know from them? Not at all possible to verify..I feel, we trust the members, we can just ask them as like, " have you been paid by the site " ...that's all..
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Of course there are fake payments, but you can tell when it is fake when only 1 user has them. If everyone posts it like Neobux, then we all know it is legit.
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Honesty is the best policy..indeed. I don't intend on becoming rich from the internet, so it's actually foolish for me to waste my time on faking any of my payment proofs. yes, I post all my payment proofs just to reassure people that I have joined a legitimate site. We can't deny the fact that some user's struggling to make money online will always want a factual evidence before they jump in..and there's nothing else to show except payment proofs.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
25 Oct 09
Half a loaf is better than none, which is my opinion. When some people want to join a website to earn some money, generally speaking, the first thing they do is to ask for the true proofs in order to prevent from being cheated. Yes, it is really a waste of time when they have spent much time on one site and then find it is a scam. Of course, nowadays, more and more people tend to provide the fake proofs, which is so terrible and damn. If we can make sure that some sites are legit with the proofs, we can save much time.