Thanks for dropping by and checking out my CashForShare Review. I’m glad you're here.
You may have stumbled onto CashForShare through social media, email or YouTube and you're wondering if it's legit. I'm right there with you, because I was wondering the same thing too.
And to be honest, from the moment I read about a $50 bonus upon sign up, I was pretty sure it was a scam. It has to be, right?
I mean, $10 per referral sounds good… but their $50 signup bonus sounds even better. Both sound too good to be true.
And it doesn't stop there. They are paying you for doing other tasks once you're a member.
So far, everything is about paying you. But where are they getting all of this money from?
In this review I'm going to explain who CashForShare is, what they do, and how they work. I'll also reveal some unfortunate discoveries I uncovered along the way which give us a pretty good idea whether they're actually legit or just another scam.
Here are the specific topics I’m going to cover:
- What is CashForShare?
- Is CashForShare a Scam?
- How Does CashForShare Work?
- CashForShare Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About CashForShare
- What I Don’t Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for CashForShare. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What Is CashForShare?
According to their site, CashForShare is the #1 Influencer/Networking site. They’ll ask you to share your referral link on your social media accounts, so you can earn from their platform as an Influencer.
They’re paying $10 per referral – so referring 10 people per day would mean earning $100 per day (without doing actual work). If it sounds too good to be true, your instinct may be trying to tell you something.
I’ll talk about how CashForShare is supposed to work, and how they really work in a moment. But first, let’s dig into the big question we all want to know… Is CashForShare a scam?
Is CashForShare a Scam?
I know you want to make money online, and more than that... you probably NEED it.
The person (or people) behind CashForShare know this as well. They know you have a stack of bills to pay, or debt you're trying to dig out from under. They know the economy is in shambles right now and jobs are hard if not impossible to find.
The question is, do they want to help you or take advantage of you?
Like you, I'm suspicious when promised a lot of money for doing hardly any work. And that's what CashForShare is promising.
Let's ignore the tasks for a moment, which add up to a lot of money on their own, and just focus on the $50 sign-up bonus and $10 referral fee.
What that means is, for every referral you sign up, CashForShare is on the hook for $60 (a $50 bonus to your referral and a $10 referral commission to you).
Keep in mind, this is before you or your referrals have done anything on their site. And... it's before you've spent any money.
Where is CashForShare getting all of that money (to pay out to everyone who simply joins)? And, why are they paying out that much money for everyone who joins?
We're talking about $60 per lead, which is absolutely ridiculous.
Companies certainly pay for leads, there's nothing new or extraordinary about that. But the average cost for a good lead is between one and five dollars. That is, unless you're selling a high ticket item like a car, real estate or an expensive piece of medical equipment.
Those kinds of companies will pay $60 per lead.
But CashForShare isn't selling anything, except for some advertising spots maybe. But this site also has some advertising spots (below and on the sidebar)... but I can promise you, they are not paying $60 for every person who sees them. It's more like a few cents.
So what are they selling and where are they getting all of this money to pay you?
I mean, they claim to be the #1 Earning Platform. It's right there on their homepage. And when you're talking about being the #1 anything online, you're talking about millions if not billions of members and pageviews.
And CashForShare is not just "anything".
It's not something obscure like the #1 clown costumed roller blade association, or the #1 leaf blower racing league.
No... it's the #1 "EARNING" platform.
Earning money online is one of, if not the biggest topic of interest online. So, to be the #1 Earning Platform would assume at least hundreds of millions of people, right?
I mean, platforms like Facebook have BILLIONS of people and they're not paying you anything.
Certainly a site like CashForShare that pays you fifty bucks just for becoming a member must be able to scrounge up a pithy few hundred million.
Let's assume, just 100 million members. At $60 each ($50 sign up bonus + $10 referral commission to each referrer), we're talking about SIX BILLION DOLLARS!
Where is CashForShare getting SIX BILLION DOLLARS to throw away on the hopes that people will... well, we're not sure what their hopes are.
They're not asking you to buy anything. And, we know with only pennies per view that advertising is not going to cover the cost of $6 Billion. I mean, it's not impossible. Facebook earns a lot more than that.
But we've all heard of Facebook. We know who owns Facebook. There are movies about Facebook.
Who the heck is CashForShare? I've only just learned about them, and I'm pretty sure you have too... which is why you're reading this review.
It doesn't add up. In fact, it feels like we're being deceived. And even though I can't prove how much CashForShare does (or does not) earn in advertising revenue, I'm pretty sure if they are indeed a scam, I can prove some other deceptions.
So that's what I decided to do...
Deception #1 – Fake Story/History
I looked at CashForShare’s "About" section and found that they have an impressive “story”. According to them, CashForShare was launched in 2015.
So far so good right?
If they were a scam, it would be hard to keep it running for 5 years straight.
But if only it were true. I looked up their registration details and found they were only registered in 2019 (June 27, 2019, to be exact).
2015 to 2019 is a lot of years to lie about.
The truth is, they’re less than a year old at the time of writing this CashForShare review.
Of course, they're lying about their history to sound legit. To sound credible.
There's a reason that REAL survey sites don't pay out $60 per lead. For example, sites like surveyjunkie.com and inboxdollars.com don't pay out anywhere near what CashForShare claims to pay, but you know what else they don't do?
They don't lie about when they were started. They don't lie to sound credible.
And while they won't make you rich, what they will do is actually pay you.
They can also be a stepping stone to something more serious like an online business.
You may be at home because of difficulties with your health for example, or young ones to look after.
If that’s the case and a full-time income online is what you want, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
Deception #2 – No Information About its Creator/Founder
I find it suspicious that CashForShare never gives any solid information (or even hints) about its creator/founder. This should be considered a pretty big red flag because scammers usually hide their identities in fear of getting caught. If you don’t know them, you can’t go after them when they scam you, right?
But they claim to be the #1 Earning Platform. How can they be that significant and not have an owner/founder who's not known by anyone?
Deception #3 – Fake Payment Proofs
I know what you're thinking... CashForShare members have payment proof.
Okay, maybe that's not what you're thinking, but it's a fair statement...
I wouldn't be too impressed with the payment proofs though, after what I'm gonig to show you next...
Deception #4 – CashForShare is a Copy and Paste Clone
In the screenshots below, you will see that CashForShare and another "#1 Earning Platform" called JustEarn use the same payment proofs on their sites. They just changed the logos on their payment proofs to make them seem legit.
And to make matters worse, JustEarn has been exposed as a flat-out scam.
Now, I doubt a legit site would copy and paste content from a scam site, so it's a fair assumption that CashForShare is a scam too. In fact, they're not the only site like this.
Deception #5 – Nonsense Terms and Conditions
There’s a section in CashForShare’s terms and conditions where they say you need to be 99 years old (or older) to use their site and services. This is nonsense because obviously I doubt there are many 99-year olds joining their site.
According to these terms, an age requirement of at least 99 years old disqualifies you from claiming your earnings on the site (well, unless you really are 99 years old or older).
Of all the deceptions, this one is the most blatant in my opinion. They clearly do NOT want to pay you what they owe, and they are saying that in black and white.
It explicitly says, if you are under the age of ninety-nine (99), you are not allowed to use the CashForShare sites and features, nor our services.
Tell my how you become the #1 Earning Platform if every member must be older than 99 years old. It's pure nonsense.
Deception #6 – Fake Testimonials
Below are screenshots of the testimonials from CashForShare and JustEarn (the site I told you about in Deception #4).
Again, they’re using exact copies of testimonials from the same group of people... who I'm certain have no idea they are being featured on CashForShare's site.
Also, looking at those pictures in their testimonials, they don’t look like 99-year old people to me! LOL.
Deception #7 – A Clone of EarnAndGo?
I’m saying for a fact that CashForEarn is a sister clone site of EarnAndGo because the social media links on their site all lead to the EarnAndGo’s social media profiles.
When you hover them (at the time of this review) you will see below that they link to EarnAndGo's social media pages.
I tried clicking on those social media links, but EarnAndGo’s social media profiles can no longer be found. It seems that EarnAndGo, which is another one of CashForShare’s sister clone sites, no longer exists…
The red flag here is that EarnAndGo has been exposed as a scam – which is why it disappeared.
Deception #8 – A Clone of Cash Crates?
OK, let me tell you something… EarnAndGo (from the previous section) didn’t really disappear – it just got rebranded as Cash Crates.
You see, if you type EarnAndGo in your browser’s address bar, it will redirect you to Cash Crates. And if you look at Cash Crate’s website design, you will see that it’s very similar to CashForShare.
As you might expect, Cash Crates is also a scam. The same people are behind the entire network of sister scams.
So is CashForShare also a scam?
Yes, absolutely… CashForShare is a scam. The above lies and deceptions are enough proof that they’re a flat-out scam!
How Does CashForShare Work?
As I mentioned earlier, I'd explain who CashForShare is supposed to work, and how they really work, because claiming they're a scam is not enough.
You should also know what the scam is.
CashForShare makes it appear that you can easily make money on their platform. Registration is free and they’ll give you a signup bonus of $50.
They’ll also credit your account $10 for every referral (they’ll ask you to post your referral link on all your social media accounts).
CashForShare will also pay you $2 per click on your link (yes, even if people don’t join their site through your link). And inside their platform, you’ll see surveys that pay $30 for just about 10 minutes of your time.
And if you download apps (which only takes about a minute or less), they’ll pay you $50.
The $2 per click really gets me because you can buy clicks online for a dollar with ppc (pay-per-click) and solo ads. And if you can buy clicks online for a dollar, the people behind CashForShare can buy them for a dollar.
So why would they pay you $2?
Well... they won't. Remember, you must be 99 years old.
A lot of people who join CashForShare and its sister clone sites get hooked into creating YouTube videos because they "claim" to pay $50 per video... telling people how great they are before they even what CashForShare is about themselves.
They literally tell you what to say in you CashForShare videos – and you’re supposed to say CashForShare is legit and that it works. This is also the reason you’ll find a lot of CashForShare videos on YouTube telling you how great it is, and that you should join.
But when it’s time to withdraw your earnings from their platform, forget it. They’ll scam you.
How CashForShare REALLY Works
Here’s the truth. CashForShare will only credit your account with money to make it seem that you’re earning. But they’ll trick you into staying on their platform and promoting their site through the following:
- You can only request for payout when you reach $200.
- You need to have at least 5 referrals.
- You need to have at least 10 clicks.
- You need to complete at least 5 tasks.
If you’re not aware that they’re a scam and do as they say, you will only discover that CashForShare is a scam when you attempt to withdraw your earnings. They’ll delay your withdrawal (tell you it takes 30 days to cash out) or simply block you from the site.
And, if they want to hit you with technicalities, they will tell you that you’re not qualified to get your earnings because you’re not 99 years old (or older)... which it states in their terms and conditions that you must agree to when joining.
So, that’s how CashForShare really works. Their only intention is to scam you.
And the scam is this...
When you sign up, you give them your email and you create a password. A certain percentage of people will use a password that they use with other accounts... like their email or Amazon for example.
Imagine if scammers had your login credentials to your Amazon account.
If you use the same email and password combination for CashForShare as you do Amazon (or any other account), then scammers do have your login credentials and you should change your password for any and all accounts you have immediately.
I know you want to make money online. I get it. But CashForShare is not the way to do it, no matter how tempting it is.
Even though they don't pay nearly as much, you're far safer spending your time on legit sites.
Market research companies like Survey Junkie are a simple way to get paid for your opinion. Inbox Dollars is another site that pays for doing things you may be doing online anyway, like searching the web, watching videos and visiting websites.
You won't be able to retire with this sites and they don't pay the amounts CashForShare falsely promises, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good place to start.
For something more significant, an online business may be what you're looking for.
Making money from home might be something you need because of medical issues, children to look after, or maybe you're just tired of working for a boss.
If that’s the case, knowing how (and where) to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
CashForShare Reviews and Complaints
If you remember, their site is still technically young at the time of writing this CashForShare review. This is the reason why you won't currently (at the time of this writing) find any member reviews for CashForShare.
You can find YouTube reviews about them because creating a YouTube video claiming CashForShare is great is one of the tasks on their platform. But now you know those reviews are being bought for fifty bucks... and that's fifty bucks the people who made those videos will not get paid.
Below, I want to show you the Better Business Bureau's consumer report issued on July 12, 2019. It warns the public against 2 sites called Notion Cash and Kids Earn Money. These are also copy and paste sister scam sites that belong to the same network of scams that CashForShare does.
According to the Better Business Bureau, these sites will collect your personal information but won’t pay you for the tasks you complete on their platform. The BBB also warns that these scam sites claim to be market research firms and influencer platforms – but of course, they’re lying.
I already showed you in the previous sections of my CashForShare review how they’re lying through their teeth, right?
My advice to you is to heed BBB’s warning because getting involved with sites like Notion Cash, Kids Earn Money, and CashForShare can lead to identity theft, getting spam emails, having your accounts hacked, and other potential dangers (downloading of viruses, malware, etc.).
The Better Business Bureau also provided us with signs to look for when dealing with these types of scam sites. Here are some of them…
- Claims of high pay
- High signup bonuses
- High referral fees
- High pays for uploading YouTube videos
I guess, all those things BBB mentioned can all be found on CashForShare, huh? This just goes to show that CashForShare really is a scam (just in case you still have any doubt).
What I Like About CashForShare
I would have liked it very much if CashForShare was legit.
I would have shouted it from the mountain tops if they were legit...
... but sadly, they are not.
What I Don't Like
- CashForShare is a flat-out scam.
- I don’t like that CashForShare is tricking people to join their site – only to steal your personal information.
- I hate that CashForShare is victimizing people who just want to make honest money online.
- They drag down the entire work-at-home industry. There are so many scams and fake gurus out there... they've just destroyed it for legitimate people who want to teach people how to earn a living online, and for people who want to learn how to earn a living online.
Where Do You Go From Here?
I have shown you evidence several times in this CashForShare review of who and what they really are.
You deserve far better than what they can offer you, which is nothing more than false promises and crushed hopes.
And believe me, I hate to be the person who shares this message with you because I know how important making a living online means to you. It would change your life, right?
I don't know if you have a family to support, but if you do, making money online would bring you the kind of peace of mind you haven't felt in awhile. And even if you don't have a family, making money online would make it far easier to sleep at night.
But CashForShare is not the answer.
The truth is, you’ll waste your time and effort on this platform and expose yourself to a lot of unnecessary risks (having your accounts hacked, identity theft, having your money stolen, etc.).
These risks are not worth taking... especially when you can make money with legit sites. Not necessarily as easy as CashForShare claims you can, but it's possible.
You might be a student in school or a single parent at home. You may have health challenges that make regular work difficult, or maybe you're victim to an economy that has recently lost millions of jobs.
If that's the case, an online business is what you want.
With all the scams and schemes like CashForShare out there though, knowing how and where to get started the right way is what you need in order to get what you want.
Of course they won't make you rich, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good first step to bigger things down the road.
I hope my CashForShare review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with CashForShare, please share in the comments section below.