Is Dormcheck legit?

United States
February 3, 2007 9:52am CST
I saw Dormcheck on here and decided to join. When I tried to e-mail the admin about a question, it came back as undeliverable. That right away sets off alarm bells. Is Dormcheck a scam? Has anyone been paid by them before?
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@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Hi, as the other reply suggests, Dormcheck's payouts are too low for it to be an obvious "scam". BUT I would also suggest that we should be less ready to apply the label "scam" to anything that doesn't work. A SCAM is an INTENTIONAL rip-off. From what I can see, there are a LOT of sites that are INTENTIONALLY set up to exploit their members without fulfilling promises of payment. Some of them are BLATANT - ie, they just refuse to pay when they are supposed to, or they invoke some "rule" to deny payment when anyone becomes eligible. Others are more insidious - they set the payout threshold at a level calculated to make it IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to ever get paid because they'll never reach the payout threshold. All of these sites I would classify as "scams", because their exploitation of their members is INTENTIONAL. And another category of "scam" in a class all on it's own are the so-called High Yield Investment Programs (HYIPs) which are ALL just glorified pyramids - PONZI schemes - in which the first ones in make money, and everyone else who joins after a certain point is GUARANTEED to get burnt when each HYIP finally collapses. BUT then we have well-intentioned sites that are just poorly managed - or, in for example Duno.com's case, a total economic disaster just waiting to unfold from the outset - which crash and burn in a screaming heap. These sorry examples aren't "scams", even though they ARE disasters, because the end result of everyone missing out or the site collapsing wasn't actually intended. So I think that it's not really fair to label such sites as "scams" when in fact their failures aren't intended. It may be annoying to be involved with a site that collapses because of uncontrollable circumstances or just plain bad management, but it's still unfair to paint such a site with the same brush as all the other CROOKED sites - the REAL "scam" sites - lurking in wait for the unsuspecting surfer.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Good advice on how to stop a scamming website :) But do you know how I could change my address to match my paypal address on dormcheck? Since the admin came back I'm not sure how to change it. The account page blocks a person from changing the e-mail addy.
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@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
Sorry to say, I don't know much about the ins and outs of the Dormcheck site. Which means that if you can't get any response from the admin there, you might have to cancel your account (if they allow that) and start over from scratch to try to get the details right. Not necessarily the most convenient path to a solution, but practical.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I'm a little bummed at the thought of doing that. I had 116 posts already. Worries me that if I can't contact the admin, how can I contact about a payment issue or question. I'm thinking maybe it's better to move on.
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• Egypt
3 Feb 07
Dormcheck as mylot but i think mylot is better than this Dormcheck because there is e-gold there and there is too much people and friends here .. but there low members rate .. and only paypal !. and here i can upload images and earn by high rates but there low rates ,, for legit or no i think that Dormcheck is liget site and paying well and you can contact the admin because he is a member too there .
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@ladyjava (1185)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 07
Just joined dormcheck about 3 days back.. am glad that it is not a scam as someone pointed out here. Dormcheck has "boosters" which is quite attractive to me.. but like someone say here as well.. mylot is still my favourite.
@myfriendz (1226)
• India
4 Feb 07
i dont think dorm check is a scam because they pay reasonably and also saw some payment proofs of that site too its also a fast growing site
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• India
4 Feb 07
i am also the member of dormcheck,i dont know that it is scam or not,
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