For how long have you been waiting for your SocialBounty.co payment?
Maybe for 1 – 2 weeks right?
I can understand that you have started growing uneasy…
You’ve done everything SocialBounty.co asked you…
You completed tasks, you got clicks on your referral link and you referred dozens of other people to the platform…
You requested a cashout but quite a lot of days have passed and since you still haven’t received any of the money SocialBounty.co promised to pay you, you have started wondering
- “Is SocialBounty.co legit?”
- “Is it actually going to pay me?”
- “Or is SocialBounty.co a scam that wasted my time for nothing?”
Well, your suspicions were correct…
SocialBounty.co is a SCAM that’s never going to actually pay you!
This review is dedicated to revealing all of SocialBounty’s dirty & scammy shenanigans so make sure to pay close attention and stick with it till the end to discover all the reasons that it’s of your best interest to stay as far away from this god-awful platform as possible.
Furthermore, somewhere within this SocialBounty.co review, I am going to reveal to you a couple of alternative much more legit and promising make-money-online opportunities.
This way, you’ll have every piece of information you might possibly need to make an informed decision about whether SocialBounty.co is worth your time and attention or if you’d better invest in one of the other money-making opportunities that I am going to suggest to you.
Right, so, let’s get cracking!
Name: Social Bounty
Owners: Kiya Kramaric
- Free to join
- Additional charges may apply within the platform
Official Website: socialbounty.co
Suggested? F*ck NO!
What is SocialBounty About?
Is SocialBounty.co Legit?
SocialBounty.co presents itself as a legit GPT (Get Paid To) platform…
GPT platforms are basically websites that pay you money or rewards for completing simple tasks such as filling in surveys, installing apps, watching videos, making referrals, etc.
Truthfully, there are tons of legit GPT platforms out there (such as Survey Junkie & Swagbucks) but unfortunately for you, SocialBounty.co is definitely NOT one of them…
So what exactly is SocialBounty.co?
Well, SocialBounty is more like a legit GST (Get Scammed To) platform.
Yeap, SocialBounty.co is a SCAM because contrary to legit GPT platforms that actually pay their members, SocialBounty will never pay anyone a single dime.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this is the truth.
If you’ve already signed up and used the platform, then I am sorry but you have completely wasted your time with it… If not, run as far away from SocialBounty.co as possible and save your time and money.
SocialBounty.co is part of an enormous network of identical scams that have already scammed millions of people over the last few years (proof later on).
Don’t worry, I am about to explain everything to you but in order to truly understand how this SocialBounty.co scam works, you’ll first need to understand exactly how SocialBounty generates money for its founders.
Here's How SocialBounty Generates Money
So, SocialBounty.co generates money through CPA (Cost Per Action) offers.
CPA offers pay publishers (like SocialBounty.co) commissions when the people they refer to those offers (like you) complete certain actions, such as
- Submitting an email or telephone number
- Filling out a form
- Installing an application
- Signing up for a trial
- Completing a survey
Do any of those actions ring a bell?
Yes, those are some of the actions that you are required to fulfill in order to complete tasks on SocialBounty’s $30 Task Wall, right?
Well, this is it!
The tasks on SocialBounty’s $30 TaskWall are actually CPA offers… Every time you (or anybody else) complete one of those tasks, SocialBounty’s owners earn money.
Okay, now that you know, let’s see how this SocialBounty.co scam actually works.
Here's How the SocialBounty.co Scam Works
So, first of all, SocialBounty.co baits you in by promising to pay $500 per day in no time without doing any actual work along with a $25 bonus just for signing up.
SocialBounty.co even calls itself “The #1 Influencer Network” because nowadays, being an influencer is “cool”, “catchy”, and kind of “prestigious”.
Who wouldn’t want to make an instant $25 + $500 per day and be considered an influencer, right?
If only earning $500 per day and becoming an influencer was as simple and easy as joining shitty platforms like SocialBounty and its likes…
Nonetheless, at that point, you have already taken the bait and signed up for SocialBounty.co
Once you are in, SocialBounty tells you that it will pay you
- $2 for each click you get on your unique referral link
- an additional $10 for each person who joins SocialBounty after clicking on your unique referral link
- $30 for each task you complete on the platform’s $30 TaskWall
- $50 for creating YouTube videos promoting the platform
You complete a couple of those tasks and you immediately request a cashout of your earnings and your $25 bonus.
However, SocialBounty .co won’t let you cash out either any of your earnings or the $25 bonus until you meet the following requirements:
- Refer at least 5 people to the platform
- Complete at least 5 of the tasks on its $30 TaskWall
- Have at least 15 clicks on your unique referral link
Now, you start devoting time and energy to get the required 15 clicks, 5 referrals, and 5 tasks.
You eventually manage to meet all those requirements (definitely not in 20-30 minutes as SocialBounty claims) and you can finally cash your money out… Yayyy!
You hit the “Request Payment” button.
SocialBounty even gives you a payment number and tells you that you’ll receive your payment in 1 – 2 weeks and that in the meantime, you should keep completing tasks in order to further increase your earnings.
This brings us to right now…
2 weeks have passed and you still haven’t received any of your money.
You decided to conduct some research about the platform and this is how you landed on my SocialBounty.co review.
So, I am here to assure you that the payment you’ve been waiting for is NEVER going to actually take place…
And not only SocialBounty .co won’t pay you a single dime but it will also ban your account using as an excuse that your clicks and referrals were fake (see the message right below):
While attempting to submit your payments, our system has deemed some or all of your stats to be unauthentic, Due to that, your payment has been canceled, and your account is pending termination.
Your account will be terminated within 7 days. If you would like to start over the AUTHENTIC way, then you are welcome to do that.
If you think, that was a mistake, you can contact our Fraud Department.
When you try to contact SocialBounty’s Fraud Department as suggested, you’ll hit yet another dead-end because as we’ll see later on, all the contact information the platform had provided to you is fake.
The secret of this scam’s success lies in two stages:
- You can’t possibly know that the platform is a scam before requesting a cashout
- You have to meet several requirements in order to request a cashout
This way until you realize that SocialBounty.co is a big fat scam, you will have already met its cashout requirements which means that you will have already completed at least 5 of its $30 TaskWall tasks, generating money for the platform’s owners.
At the same time, you will have referred at least 5 more people to the platform who will, in turn, complete at least 5 more of its tasks and refer at least 5 more people each, and so on, and so forth…
On top of all that, since SocialBounty.co claims that it pays $50 for publishing a promotional video about the platform on YouTube, naturally, everyone who hasn’t yet realized that SocialBounty.co is a scam will publish at least one such video.
Chances are that you created such a video too, am I right?
Well, that’s why YouTube is swarming with crappy, useless videos all having the exact same title “Social Bounty SocialBounty.co Review | Make LEGIT Money Online On Social Media With Social Bounty”.
Nonetheless, those YouTube videos will draw thousands more unsuspecting victims into the scam through Youtube.
The bottom line is that SocialBounty will never actually pay anyone for their work.
Here’s a quick overview of how the scam works:
- SocialBounty.co lures you in promising a $25 signup bonus and earning a lot of money fast & easy
- Then it tells you that in order to cash out your $25 signup bonus along with any subsequent earnings you will need to meet certain qualifications (15 clicks on your referral link, 5 referrals, complete 5 tasks)
- You start trying to meet those cashout qualifications
- You complete tasks -> SocialBounty’s owners earns money
- You refer people to it -> SocialBounty gathers more people who will complete tasks, generating more money for its owners, as well as refer even more people
- You create at least one SocialBounty.co promotional YouTube video to earn an extra $50 -> You draw even more people into the SocialBounty scam through YouTube
- When you finally request a cashout, you’ll receive $0 and an account ban
The reason that SocialBounty.co pulls such a scam off is twofold:
- to get people to generate money for it through completing its CPA offers and then pocket all the money
- and to get people to market and promote the platform completely for free
Pretty evil, right?
Well, this is it… This is how and why SocialBounty.co scams people!
Get this very well in your head, SocialBounty will NEVER pay you a single dime. You will NEVER earn any money with it.
If you want my advice, stay as far away from SocialBounty.co as possible!
So, Is SocialBounty.co for You?
In case you’ve missed it, SocialBounty.co is for no one…
The platform is more useless than a parachute with holes.
Seriously, you have way more chances of earning $1.000.000 by lying on your couch staring at the ceiling all day long than earning just $1 with SocialBounty.
In fact, I am so confident that you won’t be able to earn even a single penny with SocialBounty.co that if you do, you can contact me with proof and I will deposit $100 more right in your account just for being wrong…
Having said that, if your goal is to earn $100 – $200 per month, then consider joining
- Survey Junkie
- and/or Swagbucks
However, if you are after earning more than a couple of hundred dollars per month (at best), then make sure to check this one out.
No matter what your financial goals are, SocialBounty.co is NEVER going to help you fulfill them.
How Much Does SocialBounty.co Cost?
SocialBounty.co is free to join.
However, be aware that you might end up losing quite a lot of money while actually trying to make money with the platform.
For instance, in order to complete some of the tasks on its $30 TaskWall, you’ll be required to submit your mobile phone number.
If you do, you’ll automatically subscribe to various very pricey text message services that will keep forwarding you dozens of promotional text messages per month at your own cost.
And those text messages aren’t cheap at all.
Just one text message could cost up to $5 and sometimes even more.
Despite the fact that there are probably ways to unsubscribe from those text message services, I would never trust a scammy platform such as SocialBounty.co with my mobile phone number.
Furthermore, other tasks might ask you to fill in your credit card or bank account information.
If you don’t want to end up having money sucked out of your bank accounts by people you don’t know, do NOT even think about it!
Plus, if you consider that SocialBounty.co will never actually pay you, there’s really no point whatsoever in completing its tasks in the first place.
1 • Free to Join
If I had a gun on my head and the only way to keep it intact was to come up with one aspect of SocialBounty.co that I liked, I would say that I like that it’s free to join.
Believe it or not, there exist scams way worse than SocialBounty.co that could rip thousands of dollars off of you and leave you high and dry afterward.
SocialBounty just wastes your time and not your money (assuming of course that you don’t go and submit your mobile phone number or credit card info anywhere within it).
P.S. If I had to come up with 2 pros, I’d probably get my brains blown out.
1 • SocialBounty Payment Proofs = Fake
There are people who take the leap and join SocialBounty.co after witnessing the plethora of screenshots of payments supposedly made by the platform to its members which are published on its official website.
They think “Since SocialBounty.co has paid so many people, it must really be legit!”
So, how can a platform that displays such clear proof of actually paying its members, be such a scam?
Well, it’s simple…
Every single one of SocialBounty’s payment proofs is FAKE…
Yeah, I know… This is quite the shocker!
Anyway, here’s the proof…
As you can see in the image right below, the domain name socialbounty.co, was first registered on the 28th of December 2019.
This proves that the platform didn’t exist before that date…
However, the images right below which are two of the payment screenshots published on SocialBounty’s website seem to have taken place one in February 2019 and the other in June 2019, that is, months before SocialBounty.co even started operating.
This means that either the platform paid people before it even existed (yeah right), or that all its payment proofs are fake…
How much do you wanna bet that it’s the latter?
2 • SocialBounty Testimonials = Fake
In addition to the fake payment proofs, SocialBounty.co has also published a number of fake positive testimonials.
For instance, in the testimonial right below that can be found on SocialBounty’s home page, Jerome claims that he has been using SocialBounty for almost 2 years.
The problem is that as we saw right above, SocialBounty started operating on 28/12/2019…
I am writing this review on 23/12/2020.
This makes SocialBounty less than a month old.
The testimonial is clearly fake.
And if one SocialBounty testimonial is fake, then, in my eyes, all of the others are fake as well.
- Why would SocialBounty publish fake payment proofs and risk losing its credibility and trustworthiness instead of publishing some real ones?
- SocialBounty wanted to trick people into thinking that it’s legit but since it hasn’t paid anyone, real payment proofs don’t exist so it used fake ones.
- Why would SocialBounty publish fake testimonials instead of authentic positive testimonials from people who have actually tried the platform?
- SocialBounty’s creators know that no person who has actually tried the platform would have something positive to say about it.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), using fake positive testimonials/success stories is considered illegal and subject to huge penalties as it encourages customers to invest in a product or service they otherwise wouldn’t if those fake testimonials/success stories didn’t exist, thereby defrauding them.
So, besides SocialBounty.co being a scam, it can also be considered an illegal platform.
3 • Unrealistic Claims
Just like the majority of completely useless MMO platforms do, SocialBounty.co makes a lot of unrealistic claims in order to trick people into joining and using it.
The first thing that you see when you land on SocialBounty’s homepage is a huge banner saying “Make $500 Today”
Yeah sure, you almost made me believe you there…
If earning $500 in a day was possible through completing surveys and installing apps on your phone, everyone owning a smartphone would be a millionaire right now.
That’s such an unrealistic claim it’s actually borderline funny xD
SocialBounty goes on to claim that it has gathered more than 50.000 members who have completed more than 860.000 tasks.
If we do the math, 860.000 tasks at $30 paid per task completed, SocialBounty is expected to pay its members a total of $25.800.000
And right now, we should believe that a platform which has been operating for less than a month has generated that kind of money…
I really, REALLY don’t think so, dudes…
Plus, if you do the math once more, $25.800.000 paid out to 50.000 members is $516 per person… That’s not so much money after all…
Lastly, in an attempt to further increase its credibility, on its “About” page, SocialBounty claims that it has been operating since 2012…
For the thousandth time, SocialBounty.co didn’t exist prior to December 2019.
As it seems SocialBounty tries to feed us lie after lie…
4 • Additional Charges
As I’ve mentioned earlier, in order to qualify for a cashout of your SocialBounty.co earnings you need to complete at least 5 tasks on its $30 TaskWall.
In order to complete some of those tasks, you’ll be required to submit your phone number and agree to subscribe to paid text-message services which could cost you a ton of money.
Other tasks might ask you to fill in your credit card or bank account info and then start charging you for random products and digital services you never actually bought.
This way you could end up losing a ton of money while attempting to complete tasks in order to qualify for your first SocialBounty cashout which is never going to actually take place…
Stay away, people!
5 • Fake Contact Information
SocialBounty.co provides 3 means of coming in contact with its “support team”.
- an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- a telephone number (+1-202-555-0199)
- a physical address (970 Pine Road, West Deptford, NJ 08096)
- a live chat
So, after checking the email address on email-checker.net, it turns out that it’s fake (image below).
The telephone number +1-202-555-0199 is also fake…
In fact, it’s a fake telephone number provided by fakenumber.org, a website that generates fake telephone numbers in order for people to avoid unintentionally using a real one.
Regarding SocialBounty’s physical address 970 Pine Road, West Deptford, NJ 08096, according to Google Maps, it’s the address of a basketball course in New Jersey.
Lastly, SocialBounty’s “live chat” seems to be locked due to 10-minute “maintenance”.
The funny thing is that I have been monitoring the chat for 3 days now and it hasn’t been up and running not even once.
I almost didn’t see that coming 😛
Basically, as it seems, every contact information SocialBounty provides on its website is fake as hell…
Lies, lies, and more lies…
6 • Fake Owner
According to SocialBounty’s “About” page, the platform’s founder and CEO is Kiya Kramaric (image below).
After searching around for a while, I found out that exact same image that supposedly depicts Kiya Kramaric has been used on quite a lot of other websites, probably scams created by the exact same people (image below).
7 • Unable to Cashout
The biggest con of SocialBounty.co is that it will never let you get your hands on the money you’ve earned with it.
It doesn’t really matter if you refer 2000 people to the platform or complete 1 million of its tasks, the amount of money that SocialBounty will pay you is going to always remain exactly the same -> ZERO DOLLARS!
Even if SocialBounty had no other cons and a thousand more pros, this con alone beats the whole purpose of joining and using the platform in the first place.
Trying to make money with SocialBounty is as pointless as trying to get warm by rubbing ice cubes on yourself…
8 • Potential Hacking Danger
Before I started putting together this review, I attempted to complete some of SocialBounty’s tasks that didn’t require me to submit my mobile phone number or any credit card info, just out of curiosity…
However, before I even got to access the first task, my antivirus went off giving me the alert below…
Apparently, SocialBounty’s tasks lead to 3rd party websites that contain viruses that could enable hackers to get their hands on personal data and sensitive information of yours such as the login credentials to your social media, email, credit cards, or even your bank accounts.
If you don’t have an internet security or antivirus program installed make sure to stay clear of SocialBounty at all costs…
If you’ve already accessed the platform without having any protection in place, I’d suggest that you immediately purchase an antivirus and scan your entire system in order to ensure that your computer hasn’t caught a virus and that your personal data and sensitive information are safe.
9 • Part of a Huge Scam Network
SocialBounty.co is part of an enormous network of dozens of scams that have scammed millions of people during the last few years using the exact same scamming techniques.
Some of those scams that you might have heard of are
- Kids Earn Money
just to name a few.
10 • BBB Consumer Alert
In March 2019, the BBB (Better Business Bureau) issued consumer alerts for Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash.
Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash are both SocialBounty’s sister scams.
According to BBB, between January 4 and March 13, 2019, BBB Metro New York received several complaints, negative reviews, and scam reports regarding Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash.
After conducting an investigation, BBB concluded that the unrealistic earning claims both those platforms make are in violation of BBB’s Code of Advertising.
BBB tried to locate someone in charge of those platforms through email, telephone number, and/or physical address to sort things out but without any luck.
At that point, BBB rated both of those platforms with an “F” suggesting to the public that they should stay as far away as possible from them.
According to BBB, people sign up to Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash thinking that they are online marketing agencies, where they will earn money by completing “tasks”. The money appears to increase on the platform’s dashboard after completing those tasks, but when the consumer tries to cash out their earnings, often when they reach some set requirements, they report that they are unable to retrieve the promised payment or contact the company for assistance.
BBB goes on to state that one possible purpose of such scams may be data harvesting, for the likely intent of selling the gathered information to spammers. There is also the possibility of identity theft.
Right below you can take a look at a few complaints left under the BBB profiles of Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash from people who have actually been scammed by the platforms.
You can take a look at all the complaints under the BBB profiles of Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash by following the links right below:
While the fact that BBB has issued consumer alerts for Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash doesn’t quite prove that SocialBounty is a scam as well, would you trust that a platform that is operating exactly like Kids Earn Money and Notion Cash and created by the exact same people would actually ever pay you?
I definitely wouldn’t…
You’ll never make a single dime with SocialBounty, period.
Referral link, promotional banners, FAQ center, submission guidelines.
Free to join. Additional charges might incur. SocialBounty.co is 100% worthless.
Email address, telephone number, physical address & live chat are all fake.
Fake payment proofs & testimonials. No one has, is, or will ever earn money with SocialBounty.
Is SocialBounty.co Suggested?
- Tons of unrealistic claims
- Dozens of lies
- Fake payment proofs
- Fake positive testimonials
- Part of a network of scams
- Fake owner
- Inability to cash out
- Fake contact information
- Chances to get hacked
After exposing all this dirt about SocialBounty, I really can’t understand why would anyone want to even bother joining the platform unless their goal is wasting their time on a scam that will never pay them a single dime…
If this is the case with you, then yes, SocialBounty.co is probably exactly what you are looking for.
On the other hand, if you actually want to earn money online, there are tons of other legit GPT platforms that will actually pay you for filling in surveys and completing other simple tasks, such as
However, just a heads up, GPT platforms aren’t really profitable, so don’t expect to earn much…
Maybe something between $100 – $200 per month AT BEST.
If you would like to earn more than a couple of hundred $$ per month,
ditch this review, forget about SocialBounty.co, GPT platforms, and filling in surveys, and check this out instead…
Thank you so much for explaining to me. Now that I read reviews, Social Bounty is so scary but I know without trying we can’t make money. I really understand now, thank you.
You’re very welcome, Jean.
I’m glad that I could be of help 🙂
They also use spambot to make people go to their YouTube channel.
Didn’t know that!
Thanks a lot Johannes 🙂
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