Texting Factory Review – A Legit $300(Per Week) or a BIG SCAM?

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Hi, and thanks for dropping by to check out my Texting Factory review.

Working from home is more than just extra money. It's flexibility, independence, and what most people want… more freedom. I can relate. I've been there as well. 

If you've got a mountain of bills to pay and debt weighing you down, you're not on your own there either. Companies like Texting Factory claim they can help. 

Is Texting Factory legit though?

This review will explain what Texting Factory is, how they work, and what they do. If you're new to this kind of work and skeptical, I understand. I'll pull back the covers and reveal some red flags, as well as whether they're a scam or not. 

  • The specific topics I'm going to cover are: 
  • What is Texting Factory?
  • Is Texting Factory Legit?
  • How Does Texting Factory Work?
  • Who is Texting Factory For?
  • Texting Factory Reviews and Complaints
  • What I Like About Texting Factory
  • What I Don't Like
  • Where Do You Go From Here?

Disclaimer:
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Texting Factory. 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 Texting Factory?


Texting Factory is a platform that hires chat operators for adult sites that provide casual and erotic messaging services. These are fantasy-based texts, also known as “online flirting.”

As a chat operator, you work anonymously and, according to Texting Factory, can earn between $300 – $400 USD per week.

It's a flexible gig, so you can work anytime, day or night. Some put in just a few hours per week while others chat full-time. 

They are owned by Webtech Interactive Media LTD and are located in La Salanene Complex, Ground Floor, Vaea Street, Saleufi, Apia, Samoa.

Webtech Interactive Media provides website creation and management services as well as search engine optimization and Social Media Management.

Is Texting Factory Legit?


Texting Factory appears to be a scam on the surface, and there are some red flags as to why. I'll go over those in a moment. 

However, the further I dug into Texting Factory, it became apparent that they are legit. I'm not saying I'd recommend them or that they don't have any issues, but I also can't call them a flat-out scam.

This is a legitimate side hustle, even if some might question its decency. 

Before I explain how Texting Factory works, let's go through some of the red flags and potential concerns you might have.

Red Flag #1 – Fake Testimonials


One of the first things I look for when investigating scams is fake testimonials, and unfortunately, I found some here. 

If you've visited Texting Factory's homepage textingfactory.com, you may have noticed these testimonials from Steven, Sophia, and Isabella.

Texting Factory Fake Testimonials
Source: textingfactory.com

As you can see, each one has excellent things to say about Texting Factory. They like the flexibility and being able to work while traveling. 

However, Steven, Sophia, and Isabella are not real. These are stock images used by many websites. 

Here's just a handful where you'll find Steven's photo

Texting Factory Fake Testimonial 1
Source: Google Image Search

Sophia's stock photo also appears on many other sites (shown below)…

Texting Factory Fake Testimonial 2
Source: Google Image Search

Just as an example of where some of these stock photos turn up on these other sites, here's “Sophia's” image on a site called trainingforcomics.com (except that her name here is Jennifer Brown).

Texting Factory Fake Testimonal Sophia
Source: trainingforcomics.com

As you can see, Texting Factory isn't the only site that uses fake testimonials. In fact, it's hardly proof anymore that something is a scam. I've even found stock images like these used for testimonials on legit sites for dentists, accountants, etc. 

Here are some sites “Isabella” appears on if you're curious…

Texting Factory Fake Testimonial 3
Source: Google Image Search

So, is Texting Factory real?

Based on these stock images and fake testimonials, I'd normally say no.

However, in this particular instance, I'm not convinced this is evidence that Texting Factory is a scam, and here's why…

The first is that Texting Factory chat operators work for adult sites. 

Texting Factory doesn't promote their relationship with adult sites on their homepage, but most people who find Texting Factory job postings, find them on adult job boards like sexyjobs.com.

Texting Factory Job Posting on SexyJobs
Source: sexyjobs.com

Being an adult (and anonymous) gig, it's probably fair to assume that most chat operators are less than enthusiastic about showing their faces on the textingfactory.com website. 

That makes it kind of hard for Texting Factory to get legitimate testimonials.

The second possible reason is that they just don't have enough people willing to say something good about them.

That doesn't mean they're a scam.

It just means their workers aren't jumping up and down with praise. I've worked for many real “brick and mortar” companies in my life that would have had the same problem. That didn't make them a scam.

There are any number of reasons why someone might not leave a good review.

One common reason among all work-at-home sites and platforms is a lack of work. It's competitive, and most people supplement their income with a variety of different gigs.

For example, sites like Survey Junkie and Inbox Dollars might not provide job-replacing income, but they are an additional way to to make money when your other gig is slow. They're also a great way to get started if you've never made money online before.

As you gain more experience you might get into something more serious like an online business.

You may be home with young ones to look after or have a health condition that makes regular work challenging.

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.

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Red Flag #2 – Limited Contact Information


Who owns Texting Factory?

The only contact information available is an email address. It reminds of scams like Cash Monster and RainMoney who also only provide an email.

And, they could not have picked a more remote location to prevent someone from stopping by the office to see if they were real. 

They are literally in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a rock that's roughly 1/10th the size of New Jersey. It's about as far from civilization as you can get. 

Their parent company WebTech Interactive doesn't shed any light on this either. There is no information on their site either as to who owns Texting Factory. 

Again, that doesn't mean they're a scam. There are a lot of legit online companies that have limited contact information on their site. The reason I think it's more important here though, has to do with the next red flag…

Red Flag #3 – ID Identification


When you apply to Texting Factory, you'll be brought to a page that looks like this…

Texting Factory ID Verfication Processor eValid

To confirm you are who you say you are, they send you to another site called evalid

On evalid's site, you will not only have your picture taken. You must also show your ID (like a driver's license) to the camera, take a selfie and perform a “liveliness check.” These are usually simple instructions like touch your nose and say a word, just to prove it's you, in real-time, in front of the camera.

That's a lot of personal information to share, and who are you sharing it with? 

Who or what is evalid

I couldn't find much information about evalid, but what I did find is that they are not an “independent” identity check service. 

They are either run by or associated with Texting Factory. 

As you can see in the following screenshots that although evalid.io and textingfactory.com have different registrants, they are using the same name servers.  

Texting Factory and evalid Same DNS
Source: Whois.com

Now, multiple sites using the same name servers is not unusual. It's normal. 

What's not normal though, are two completely independent sites running off the same name servers to ALSO be randomly associated with each other as evalid.io and textingfactory.com are.  

It's not 100% proof they are one and the same, but it would be an extraordinary coincidence if they were not. 

In other words, the personal information you give to evalid is not being independently validated. It's being collected by Texting Factory. 

Under any other circumstances, I'd say to run away from this as fast as you can. But there's a unique situation here that can't be ignored.

Texting Factory works with adult websites, and without exception, they must prove you are over 18 years old. The consequences of them mistakenly hiring a bunch of minors to flirt with men online would be catastrophic. Like “jail-time catastrophic.” 

I still can't recommend giving this kind of personal information to a company we know so little about, but I understand why they need it. 

Red Flag #4 – Suspicious Looking Parent Company


When researching companies like Texting Factory with a parent company, the parent company is usually a large conglomerate with multiple entities and owners. Quite often, they turn out to be public companies. 

However, Texting Factory's parent company WebTech Interactive is as mysterious as they are. 

Again, there are no contacts to be found, and there's virtually nothing about this company online. When you go to their website and check key metrics like traffic and indexed pages, you get this…

Not only are they showing almost no traffic to their site, but it's just a single-page website. In addition, there are no terms of service or privacy policy. 

Privacy policies are a legal requirement, so it would be very odd for a legitimate business not to have one. 

In the image above, you'll also notice there are zero links to WebTech's homepage (their only page), which means not a single site on the web links to them. Not even their own empty Facebook page links to the site. 

It's a little suspicious, is all. 

To be clear, these are only red flags I'm pointing out. They're not exactly normal, and I'd recommend caution, but none of these things “prove” they are a scam. 

Some people have worked for (and are still working for) Texting Factory who have been paid.  

Also, adult chat sites are a real thing. People (men mostly) do pay for this service, and although some may have ethical issues with what's happening here, it is a legitimate industry. These sites need chat operators.

How Does Texting Factory Work?


For the most part, your job as a chat operator is pretty simple: You “flirt” online with men. You might even go as far as to say, talk dirty to men. Only you're doing it via text.

There are no phone calls, no video, and no meet-ups. And as mentioned earlier, your identity is anonymous. 

Not all conversations will be erotic. They may get there, but many discussions will be casual. For example, you might find yourself talking about where someone lives, what it's like there, the weather, etc. The person you're chatting with might also want to share challenges he (or she) has in their current relationship. 

Having said that, Texting Factory is relatively strict. Your messages must be written as per their instructions. They are also looking for things like English fluency, grammar, message length, and calls to action (which are mandatory). 

A call to action can be something like asking if they want to see more pictures of you (of course, it won't really be you). The longer you can keep them engaged, the more they pay and the more you earn. 

Texting Factory Ethics


At this point, you might be wondering if this is ethical, lying about who you are and sending messages (as well as images) under false pretenses.  

It's a fair question, and to be honest, I don't think I'm qualified to answer that. Here's what I think…

Most people know that the person they're chatting with is not who they say they are. Some might be under that illusion, but if I had to guess, I think most are playing out a fantasy, and they're okay with it.

There are certain situations where a spouse or partner might be hurt, which gets into unethical territory, but those situations occur everywhere. They happen at work, at parties, bars, gyms, and even at grocery stores. 

If you're reading this review, there's a good chance you already know who Texting Factory's target audience is, and you're okay with that. 

A more important question for you is whether it's safe.

Is Texting Factory Safe?


In my opinion, the scariest (and riskiest) part of working for Texting Factory is sharing your personal information for the ID check. 

As far as it being safe from threatening callers, your identity is private. Your location is also private, as long as you do not share it in one of your texts. 

Is It Legal?


The legality of what Texting Factory does will vary by jurisdiction. Explicit texting is similar to adult-themed “1-900” number phone chats, which are legal. Some countries have rules as to how these services can operate though. For example, there may be limits on how much they can charge. 

But they are legal. 

The biggest issue with Texting Factory or any type of online adult activity is when minors are involved. Then it becomes 100% illegal, and that's why precautions like ID verification are required. 

The Application Process


When you click the “Apply Now” button, you'll have to fill out a small form that includes your name, email, and a short explanation as to why you're applying. 

Agree to the terms, privacy policy, and check the box that says you're at least 18 years old, and you'll be brought to the next page. 

Here you'll have to confirm your email, then share some additional information. 

TF Application Page 2

This screen (above) asks for your nationality, primary and secondary languages, gender, date of birth, and the best time for an interview. 

The next page asks where you validate your identity through evalid. 

You'll have to again agree to their terms of service, as well as an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) that basically states that you'll comply with their confidentiality requirements. 

That completes the application process. 

Requirements


• Must be 18 years old

• Must provide information such as a driver's license for your ID check.

• Basic PC or laptop with a stable internet connection.

• Fluent in English (you will be tested on your application)

Training, Assessments, and Interview


A coach will contact you within 48 hours for an interview. You'll also be asked to spend 2 – 3 hours for training, which includes reading material and assessments.

A typing test that takes between 45 minutes to an hour is also required, and you'll be asked various questions. The purpose is to assess your written fluency, understanding of context, grammar, etc. 

You'll also get your first 50 messages which you'll have to reply to within 24 hours. Your responses will be graded, and if you pass, you'll be hired. 

Texting Factory Payment


There are some discrepancies here. 

Texting Factory claims that you can make $11 – $12 USD (10 euros) per hour in their job posting. However, a reviewer on TrustPilot says they worked 10 hours a day for 6 days to make 300 euros, which works out to 5 euros per hour (or roughly $6 USD depending on the exchange).

Texting Factory Pay Rate TP
Source: TrustPilot

Rate Per Message

Another discrepancy is the estimated rate per message. One source claims it averages out to 6 cents, while another says it ranges between 7 and 12 cents.

The message length must be 75 characters long. 

Minimum Threshold

There is a 100 message per week minimum to qualify for a payout. 

Payment Method

Payments are made via Bitsafe, which may be another questionable associate of Texting Factory. I could find very little information about Bitsafe. One user suggests they are also owned by the same people who own Texting Factory. 

Personally, I'd feel much safer using PayPal, but that's not an option here, from what I understand.

It should be noted that a lot of these policies and procedures change without notice, so they may be slightly different at the time you're reading this review. 

The biggest issue you may run up against is that there is not enough work to stay busy.

Everyone wants to work from home, and because sites like Texting Factory do not require any special skills or certifications… they are competitive.

If you're finding there are not enough messages to stay busy (or meet your minimum threshold), you can diversify your income with survey sites like Survey Junkie and Inbox Dollars

They don't pay very much, but if you're just getting started, it's a good way to earn your first few dollars online.

As you gain more experience you may consider an online business.

You may be at home with medical issues or because you have children 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.

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

Who Is Texting Factory For?


Texting Factory is for someone who has extra time on their hands. You can work when and where you want, but with a low per-message payout rate and competition among chat operators, you'll need many hours to make decent money. 

Of course, these conversations are not entirely innocent. Messages will become explicit, so you must be comfortable with that. 

It's also for someone who is okay with sharing some personal information online, which is a risk in my opinion. 

Texting Factory Reviews and Complaints


By far, the biggest complaint about Texting Factory is that you'll get paid once, maybe before your account gets deactivated. And they'll still owe you money. 

If this happened to everyone, I expect there would be far more complaints. However, it apparently happens to enough people that it's a serious concern. 

Texting Factory does not get great reviews. And, the reviews that are great are suspicious in my opinion, only because they're among what seems to be hundreds of negative reviews.  

I'm not saying the good reviews are fake. I do think some are happily making money here. It's just that the bad ones vastly outnumber the good ones. 

In addition to account deactivations and not getting paid, some of the other common complaints are:

  • Frustration with coaches
  • Unhappy about the move from Payoneer to Bitsafe
  • They don't reply to emails
  • Payment delays

User reviews can be deceptive. It's not that they're wrong, but they must also be looked at within the context of all the users who did not leave a review. 

Most people who take time from their day to write a review do it because they're either really upset about something or really happy. 

In the middle, you have the majority who are neither. Like most companies, the majority are lukewarm at best. They have nothing good to say about the company, but they also have nothing bad to say (which is good).

In other words, it looks like the majority of Texting Factory chat operators are unhappy, but it's more likely the actual majority have no issues. They're just not happy enough (or upset enough) to bother leaving a review. 

What I Like About Texting Factory


  • Anonymity.
  • Does not cost anything to join.
  • You can work anytime, day or night. 
  • No special requirements or qualifications. 
  • Available in all countries.

What I Don't Like


  • Sharing personal information and ID documents with evalid, which appears to be run by the same people behind Texting Factory.
  • The fact that I can only refer to Texting Factory's owners as “the people behind Texting Factory” because we know nothing about them.
  • Payment issues with Bitsafe (which may also be owned by the same people). 
  • They primarily operate in the adult industry.  
  • A $30,000 USD Non-Disclosure penalty per confidentiality breach without the provider (them) having to prove any loss or damage (see screenshot below). 
Texting Factory Non Disclosure 30K Penalty
Texting Factory Non-Disclosure Agreement

Where Do You Go From Here?


I know you want to make money from home, and Texting Factory sounds like an opportunity. It might be. 

My biggest concern is sharing your personal information with a company you're not familiar with. I'm not saying there's anything wrong going on here, but it's a significant drawback. Being in the adult industry, Texting Factory must confirm the age and identity of everyone they hire. 

There's just no way of knowing what happens to your information once it's shared. 

The other issue is the low rate per message, which may be okay if you get thousands of messages per week. If not though, you may have to supplement with another side hustle.

You might be a student in school or a single parent at home. Or you may have medical issues making your regular job difficult.

If that's the case, an online business may even be what you're looking for.  

With all the scams and schemes out there though, knowing how and where to get started the right way is what you need in order to get what you want

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

If you’re just looking for a simple way to make some extra spending money though, legit get-paid-to sites and online survey sites are a good way to get started.

Sites like Inbox Dollars offers rewards for doing things like watching videos, visiting websites and searching the web and Survey Junkie will pay you for your opinion.

As I mentioned earlier, they don't pay a lot but they're a good first step if you've never made money online before.

I hope my Texting Factory review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions or experience with Texting Factory, please share in the comments section below. 

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