Review of the English version of the scam "WebDengi"
Русскоязычная версия обзора здесь: https://loxotrons.ru/webdengi
We have been watching the activities of "WebDengi" scammers for several years. First appeared in 2014, by 2017 they have managed to create over three thousand clones of their sites under different names, but with the similar design. If before they developed only Russian-language sites (our review), now they have already created an English-language version of a resource. Thus, we have taken a decision so to make a review of it.
Remember the scam's design:
Any site with a design like the screenshot above = scam! Please, don't pay attention to the site name and its logo − they are always different!
What do they promise?
You are offered to earn on viewing ads on various sites and get paid for it. 10 cents fee for a site view is guaranteed.
What in fact
In fact, you don't need even watching advertising up to its end − just enter captcha (4 signs or digits in 5 seconds):
After you do it, the earned money is added to the balance. That's ridiculous! Have you ever seen the website paying a dime per one? Trusted websites (2captcha.com for example) pay for this work $0.0005 maximum.
However, let us suppose you have started working. After earning $150 (the minimum amount of the money withdrawal) you get a message telling you that they money will be paid for you only after attracting 40 referrals:
Then you will be offered going to the "Exchange of referrals". It’s the "general" scam! Here you should pay $9 - $20 for the referrals to bitcoin-wallet:
Furthermore, when you press the button "Check receipt of payment" you will see: "The amount of XXX has not yet come to bitcoin wallet XXX":
This "error" always appears as there was no money transfer verification!
You can complain to technical support (support.php) and if they answer, you can get one of the following answers:
1) You will be told that there was a failure in the database and your payment was lost. As "compensation" they will credit money to your balance and offer to pay money for referrals for the second time. Impossible, but many users believe this scam and pay again.
2) You will be sent a link (confirmref.php) to the form for adding referrals. Following it, you can add as many referrals as you like:
Some people suspect deception and do not pay for referrals, instead they start advertising the project in social networks. Here is a screenshot of one comment:
Finally all conditions for the money withdrawal are fulfilled. First they wrote this: "Your application has been accepted and it is being reviewed".
But at the end of August 2017 they updated their websites and came up with a new attempt to take money ($10) from you — quick verification: "Your account is not approved. The approval time will be approximately 30-60 days. You can also pass quick verification procedure(3-5 min.) and immediately receive money".
The same thing was on Russian-language sites. They offered to pass quick verification and promised that you will receive money instantly, but after payment they wrote that the money has not yet been received.
In any case, you won’t see your money even in a year!
UPD 08/21/2017 How many earn the creators of scam
Since payment for referrals is performed to bitcoin wallets, anyone can look at transactions (for example, on this site).
Also we collected and checked all the bitcoin wallets from the "Refferal exchange" page. It turned out that in a week (since the creation of the English version of the scam on August 15, 2017) scammers earned 2.2055 BTC (at the rate on August 21, 2017 this is $8874)!