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Readbud 100% SCAM - Remove them from this Internet World

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by albertalbs, Nov 13, 2010.

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Readbud is SCAM ?

  1. After 30 days. They didn’t pay me.

    54.2%
  2. I reported Readbud as Spam using Google Chrome Plugin.

    12.5%
  3. I’m New to this topic. Thanks for your alert.

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  1. #1
    Hi guys,

    Anyway we wasted our time with Readbud Scam network that says "Make money for reading and rate articles".

    Now our main goal is to removing their site from Google’s Index. So you are helping new people to get out of this scam site.


    Step 1: Open Google Chrome Browser
    Step 2: Install “Google Webspam Report (by Google)” Plugin.
    Link here: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/efinmbicabejjhjafeidhfbojhnfiepj

    Step 3: Search “Readbud” Google. In the result, after the readbud URL click the “Report Spam” and follow the instructions.

    For eg: Check this Google blog post: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/11/chrome-extension-for-reporting-webspam.html


    Step 4: Now come to this thread and Give your vote

    So we are notifying to Google as Readbud is not good for Internet users. Hope Google won’t like SCAM Websites.

    Some Confirmations:

    1. They got disabled from Google Adsense.
    2. They got disabled from Infolinks intext adnetwork.
    3. There is no good reply form Readbud Scam people
    4. There is no “Contact” details in Readbud.
    5. They changed the payments term about 30 days without any notice (Before it was immediate Payment).
    6. And many more. Just search with the keyword "readbud scam" in All Search Engines.



    Thanks for your Time.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
    albertalbs, Nov 13, 2010 IP
  2. MiniTrader

    MiniTrader Peon

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    Thanks for starting this thread. These scamsters should be taught a lesson and reporting them to google is the best thing to do.

    Thanks a ton for letting us know a way of reporting scamsters to Google. Down with Readbud.


    Wow, glad to see that Google acknowledged reporting of the spam website Readbud.

    Waiting to see the day readbud will be deindexed from google.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
    MiniTrader, Nov 13, 2010 IP
  3. albertalbs

    albertalbs Active Member

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    @MiniTrader - Thanks for time and vote to remove them from Google's Index. Appreciated
     
    albertalbs, Nov 13, 2010 IP
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    13544 members online

    it is a big scam, thanks for alert
     
    money4leads, Nov 13, 2010 IP
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    MiniTrader Peon

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    Please Tweet this, post it on your facebook, help spread the word.

    Thanks
     
    MiniTrader, Nov 16, 2010 IP
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    Mailman2010 Peon

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    I have reached $50 and the auditing time they alloted for review. THEY HAVE NOT PAID. I have sent messages about 15 of them already and THEY NEVER REPLIED. I have friends whom I have referred to Readbud and some of them already reached their first $50 and are now complaining too of non-payment and unanswered queries. I am really embarassed. I just sent another message now inquiring about it. I have stopped reading articles for one week now until they pay. Please be warned and pass this message to others. Make a blog about it so we can warn others. Thank you and God bless! ...... if you have any questions about my experience, pls do so. tks again.
     
    Mailman2010, Nov 24, 2010 IP
  7. albertalbs

    albertalbs Active Member

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    Hi thanks for your reply to this thread. Please report Readbud as spam in Google Chrome browser.
     
    albertalbs, Nov 24, 2010 IP
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    Mailman2010 Peon

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    At the beginning, Readbud will bombard you with lots of articles like there is no end. If you reached $30 earnings, only half of the usual number of invites will be experienced. When you reached $40, Readbud will do some things to discourage you in opening articles or err in some ways that you lose the article invites. If you are persistent and know some technical internet things, you will be able to open them. Also at this time, they will notify you that they are experiencing some problems that will delay giving more articles. They will also notify you that you have to click and open ads to get more article invites but it will never happen. At about $45, only 2 article invites may be experienced and lots of irritating pop out ads. A lot of delaying tactics but if you are persistent, you will reach $50. But as Ive said, they never paid and never answered inquiries and complaints. READBUD IS A HUGE SCAM. My referrals of 50, most are my personal friends, 20 of them already complained to me that they've experienced what i've reported. Readbud may have paid some so they can have some proof of payments to be used to fool more people. But almost all were never paid. Readbud also monitors forums with reports that they are a SCAM and disguise themselves as another member to counter these true allegations and tell that they were paid. So again, I am telling the world, READBUD IS A HUGE SCAM. Please copy this report and paste to other forums. Let us protect others from this evil scam. Readbud is stealing your precious time and make you a fool. Thank you and God bless!
     
    Mailman2010, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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    Mailman2010 Peon

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    READBUD IS CONFIRMED AS A BIG SCAM!

    Read full story here (copy url and paste)

    ptc-investigation.com/readbud.aspx
     
    Mailman2010, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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    albertalbs Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all of your feedback.

    Please report them as SPAM in Google Chrome browser. See the instruction in the main topic.

    You have multiple choices. So don't forget to vote correctly. You could not vote 2nd time.
     
    albertalbs, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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    albertalbs Active Member

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    MiniTrader Peon

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    Thanks for sharing your story, help spread the word, Report them to Google. NOW

    Follow the steps on the first post of this thread to know how to do that.
     
    MiniTrader, Dec 7, 2010 IP
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    Michelle28 Peon

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    MiniTrader Peon

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    #14

    Whats the big deal, for every 100,000 members if one or two random members get paid, its just their luck. What about the several thousands of people who have been scammed and not being paid.

    Posting a couple of payment proofs will not change Readbud from a scammer to a genuine company.

    Once a scammer always a scammer.

    Don't believe me! Try it out for yourself. Waste about five precious months and then come back here and post your sob story - Guaranteed.

    Its only the smart people who learn from others experiences.
     
    MiniTrader, Jan 3, 2011 IP
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    I can't believe this!. I have reached my 2nd 50$ and never want to claim since i did not get my first 50$ payment. Once we claim the amount it says 30days for verification. It’s now more than two months i did not receive either a payment or any email from readbud. Now I want to stay away from them. Thanks guys i reported Google as stated above.
     
    hilhilginger, Jan 18, 2011 IP
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    albertalbs Active Member

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    That is very sad. After $100 only you got to know about this fake guys. anyway thanks for voting.

    and an Update: Now they deleted my account (in their site) after seeing this post and my user name. :)



     
    albertalbs, Jan 18, 2011 IP
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    are readbud's employer ?
     
    trixy, Jan 21, 2011 IP
  18. albertalbs

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    Yes. They are running that blog.

    Cheater are living without any fear :( :mad:
     
    albertalbs, Jan 21, 2011 IP
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    MiniTrader Peon

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    Thanks for reporting Readbud.

    Read the thread below and refer all your friends to any of these threads. Make them aware of Readbud the scammer.

    Readbud | Readbud.com is SCAM say 93% of Readbud Members

    Also checkout the summary from these threads
    "Readbud is Scam"
    Confirmed - Readbud is a SCAM ! Read this
    [ASK] Is ReadBud a scam?
     
    MiniTrader, Jan 25, 2011 IP
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    radascars Greenhorn

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    Thank you for this thread, I was invited by some fellow to join readbud and its fortunate for me to find this thread that its really a scam. 
     
    radascars, Aug 6, 2011 IP