Readbud is nothing more than a scam

@winterose (39892)
Canada
June 20, 2010 3:52pm CST
People please do not waste your time with readbud. You will reach the 50 payout and then they will refuse to pay you. I have been hearing more and more of this from people who have reached payout. And now today I was told the same thing from readbud. Apparently I read too fast and so they are disqualifying me from payment. I am a fast reader, I had to learn to be when I was in university or I would have never gotten through. Besides disqualifying people, the are using articles already on the internet, and they are not even putting up the credits for it. They were also banned from google, for breaching their agreement of no advertising. People are now telling me they are not getting their 5 referral bonus either. Readbud lures you in by allowing you get a dollar a day or more by reading articles, and it looks pretty good. However in the end they don't pay. anybody using readbud here, what are your experiences?
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31 responses
@Shaun72 (15964)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jun 10
I have never heard of this site but thanks for the warning. It is a real shame that they are doing this to people.
@winterose (39892)
• Canada
20 Jun 10
scams are everywhere it is just so hard to get away from them.
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@Shaun72 (15964)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jun 10
I agree they sure are hard to get away from.
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Jun 10
Hi Winterose, How lovely to see you here and starting a discussion. Thanks for the warning as it was suggested I register for this one but haven't as yet, will stay away now. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
20 Jun 10
yeah stay away, they will find some reason why not to pay you, thank you hon, I am not here much because I write all the time, have you joined my columns for my writing?
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@ellie333 (21018)
21 Jun 10
I have seen that it is the examiner rather than AC thse days but don't think I am aware of anty others. Feel free to email me if any more. :)
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 10
Hi Rose good to see you again I joined it but saw straight away it was a scam so I left there on the second Day I did not bother wasting my time any more
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
20 Jun 10
good for you, I wanted so much to believe that it wasn't a scam, I gave it every benefit of the doubt.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 10
Thank you for the information about readbud. So now i will left that site cause i feel i am wasteng my time.
@celticeagle (124657)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jun 10
Thank you for this information. What jerks they are. I hope this word gets out to everyone and in time. A real time waster. How can they get away with this. I hope they are made to go offline soon. I think I have heard of them but haven't signed up yet. Sure glad I didn't. Good to hear from you and thanks for letting us know.
@winterose (39892)
• Canada
21 Jun 10
yeah I wasted my time, but at least it wasn't writing for someone, and then not getting paid, that is what would really infuriate me. I just don't want anyone else to waste their time with this rotten place.
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@celticeagle (124657)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jun 10
What a rotten ordeal. I hope they get in trouble.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
21 Jun 10
places like that just close down and start up again under a different name
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@common_man (1799)
• India
21 Jun 10
I realized that it will be a scam on the day i joined it. So stopped wasting my time there. hanks for sharing, people will be benefited by your this discussion.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
good for you common man
• India
28 Jun 10
:))
@bunnybon7 (47163)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jun 10
im glad i was never tempted to join. now im so glad no one talked me into it. you must be furious and i would certainly be. so sorry. glad you are spreading the news and i hope you get enough of it out.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
21 Jun 10
I was not sure of this place from the beginning, but I gave it a shot, I know there was a possibility that I would not be paid, but that is okay.
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@GardenGerty (136533)
• United States
21 Jun 10
Sometimes we take a calculated risk on something and hope that it pays out. I am doing that with something right now. A friend here joined, I joined under her, and then several joined under me from Gather. I am at payout, have requested it, they have replied that they will review my request and it may be as much as ten working days.
@BarBaraPrz (32449)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Jun 10
Well, I'm glad I never fell for it... I mean, signed up. I hope you (and the others) find some way to get paid by them. Good luck.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
21 Jun 10
there is no way to get paid as I said, they refuse to pay me, well all I lost was my time, but I will never try another new service of any kind again.
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@BarBaraPrz (32449)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jun 10
Better to stick with what you know pays, like myLot.
26 Oct 10
I've heard a lot about this site recently, although this discussion is old I have still experienced seeing people around here recommending it. I wouldn't have enough time to join anywhere else but it's important to see people passing on the warnings. I wished more people who consider not trying to get referrals in the hope a site is actually legit. Kudos for writing about this winterose.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
26 Oct 10
thanks hon, if you would like to have the links to my writing pm me.
• India
10 Oct 10
Let us see what happens, i reached 50 dollars payout and claimed money and waiting their reply, i have really gone through their articles as they were quite good, but worrying whether they will pay?, as most of the places it is quoted readbud is a big scam, let me wait and then i will tell and post that what they have replied or no reply at all.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
10 Oct 10
well I hope you get paid, they did not pay me or any of the people I know
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
oh i feel so bad.im 8 dollars away til payout.iv wished for this site to be legit but now im not so sure.how cruel of them to steal people's time for nothing?ugh.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
try because you are only 8 dollars away you never know maybe you might be a lucky one
• United States
27 Jul 10
Thank you for the warning. I am so close to 50 and now it looks like I will never see it. I was so counting on that money to help build my online business. I make crafts and want to sell, but I do not have enough money for supplies. I can make the dough for my ornaments, but I cannot paint until I make payout. I hope I can make it this month. I have only a few more days and am hoping I have enough time.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
28 Jul 10
I hope you make it hon
• Italy
19 Jul 10
Thank you :) i'm member on this site since march.. now my balance is 32$... i don't know if left or not.. but after read this I begin to lose hope.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
20 Jul 10
many people are very unhappy with readbud
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
thank you for the information.... I will left it anyway
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
19 Jul 10
you are welcome
• India
14 Jul 10
Thanks for warning me about readbud. However if not considered for the money the articles are quite good for me to read so i guess i will just read them just for fun's sake.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
14 Jul 10
i guess it is good to read the articles,, but I am a writer and you are welcome to read all my articles too
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Ahhh, that's why it looks good. Good thing I did a further research. My balance is $1 or so now so I guess I'll just stop. Thanks a lot for the warning. Happy earning!
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
29 Jun 10
good you haven't wasted your time with them
• Romania
27 Jun 10
Thank you very much for your information. I try serach methods to extra money and I became member of readbud a few days ago... so shame
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
stop reading now before you waste your time.
• United States
25 Jun 10
I was excited that readbud seemed to be paying a dollar a day, but now I know they're just a scam. I've since quite wasting my time with them. The article were often really horrible anyway. I'll do more research before jumping on the bandwagon again.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
I am not even going to bother with other sites and I certainly won't try a new site, I was giving them the benefit of the doubt because they were so new, but I will never do it again
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
hi! winterose, thanks for the warning. I have been reading this discussion about Readbud before but it was all about decreasing the task to do when reaching halfway until it would be so hard to reach the minimum payout of $ 50. This is it. What I am waiting is this discussion that somebody reached the minimum but the Readbud won't pay. I didn't try to sign up because I am waiting to read a good testimony of getting paid from it. But I think, it is clear now base from your experience that it is such a scam. They teased you to earn this much but reaching it is like a journey to calvary. If they really pay, why should they wait for $50, because it is pre meditated already that people might quit halfway. It is unbelievable to their part, for them that somebody like you can reach it.
@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
yep they are very slimy characters.
@owelm0408 (1011)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
readbud is now readbad?? I wasted my time on this site too. I nearly reach my payout. too bad. thanks for bringing this up. i hope this site will soon be closed!
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
it will just open up again under another name, it is always the way.
@bardgirl (362)
• United States
21 Jun 10
I'm suspicious of places with a high payout. When I heard it was fifty bucks I decided to not bother with it. It is just another case of when it sounds too good to be true it usually is.
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@winterose (39892)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
You are absolutely right!