Anil : "Hello, Suresh I
found a simple way to earn some money from Internet. Easily you can earn a lot
Suresh : "Oh is it? What’s
that, how can I get into it?"
Anil : "Don’t worry
Suresh; just come to my home tomorrow evening I am going to do a small program
on this. Most of our friends are also coming…….. And what you will need to do is
just clicking the ads……"
Perhaps you may have
experienced these kinds of statements from your office colleagues, friends, and
relatives. However these kinds of Internet money scams are being spread rapidly
among the society. Sometimes there are some introductory courses too. Most
recent trend is Local Ad Click. This is a way of earning money by clicking ads
according to their point of view.
Let’s see what the local
Ad click is, it’s generally published on web "http://localadclick.net/". To
join, you would need to pay $500 for a Ad click dealer and get the gold
membership of localadclick.net site. The membership is valid only for 14 months.
After the registration you will be provided 20 ads per month and you have to
view them. For that you will be paid $200 per month. And only for first month
there is no payment. This is how the Local Ad Click is carried out. Other than
this; members can introduce the business to others and get them joined. For each
such registration they will be paid around $50. For this process there are
dealers all around the Country.
Unfortunately, user cannot
get what they expect. Most of the people who joined with this recently are
telling that they cannot get money by viewing the ads. In reality this local Ad
Click is a pyramid scam. The top members of this pyramid / tree will get a lot
and others are getting nothing. This company is a fake organization created only
for this purpose and has spread among 64 countries. All the members are
registered in a tree like module.
For example person" X" is
registered by person "A" and then person "X" can register Person "Y". Likewise
pyramid system is going on. In local ad click, all the Sri Lankan members are
registered under a person in Dubai. Hence for getting the membership $500 fee
should be paid to that person through the dealer. Then he will provide you a pin
and using that pin you can register on the site. During registration and payment
you have to provide your bank account details, and such information through an
application form. When user asks about the way of earning money they are telling
a story like this… "world reputed companies like Mercedes Benz, LG, KFC, Toyota
need to advertise their products and so the advertising job has given to the
company (localadclick.net) therefore what the members need to do is just
watching those ads and make clients satisfy about their advertisement ratings."
This does not make any sense, do you believe such companies will invest money on
these kinds of foxy advertising agency. They even do not gain any sales from
What actually happens is
this. It is so simple. These fellows act like a marketing agency which gains a
lot of advertisements from reputed companies and steal your money, but how
do they perform this? They
get money as a 14 months deposit and then in the first month you will not be
paid. After that they will pay you from your money for few months. While people
are increasing they can balance your payment from other’s money too; but this
works only for the top members. Due to these payments top members will share
this with others. Unfortunately most of the people get in to this and they may
have 2 or 3 months payments only or may never get paid at all. Most recent
people are ones who are in bottom part of the pyramid hence they will never get
Therefore please do not
waste your money on these kinds of frauds. If you need money then of course you
should work hard. Your valuable money will be taken by scammers who become
billionaires and finally you???
Manujaya works as an Intern – IS Engineering at Sri Lanka CERT|CC and is
following B.Eng(Hons) - Software Engineering degree in IIT(SL).