Welcome to my Use2Earn Review. I’m glad you’re here because I have a lot to tell you.
You may have bills piling up and debts so big they're dragging you down... making everything in life just a little bit harder. You may also be looking for a way to pay for things like school or healthcare so you'll have a chance of getting ahead one day...
... and sites like Use2Earn are offering you a way to do that.
But are they legit or just a scam?
In this review I'm going to explain who Use2Earn is, how they work and what they can do for you (if anything at all). Of course we'll look for some red flags and find out if Use2Earn is real or as you may suspect... a scam.
Here are the topics I’m going to cover:
- What is Use2Earn?
- Is Use2Earn a Scam?
- How Does Use 2 Earn Work?
- Use2Earn.co Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About Use 2 Earn
- What I Don’t Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Use2Earn. 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 Use2Earn?
Use2Earn calls themselves an "Influencer network", whatever that means...
In fact, they refer to themselves as the #1 Influencer network. They describe themselves as a company that connects social media influencers with big name brands. And as an Influencer, you’re supposed to make easy money through their site.
Looking at how their site is supposed to work, I can say they resemble reward sites like Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, and ySense just to name a few. Your jobs is to do tasks such as answering surveys, downloading apps, uploading YouTube videos, and more.
But unlike legit reward sites, Use2Earn is promising not only easy-money... but big money too.
Just so you know, most (or any) legit sites don't promise you away to get-rich-quick. In fact, they’re very transparent with the earning potential on their sites and the amount of effort it's going to take to earn it.
So, is Use 2 Earn legit or a scam? Read on, because I found some unfortunate truths you want to see.
Is Use2Earn a Scam?
When it comes to making money online, you should be skeptical. It doesn't matter if it looks legit or if it looks like a flat-out scam, it's not always easy to tell which one is which.
Having said that, Use2Earn has some immediate red flags that just jump out at you. like "Make $500 Today!"
Look, I've been doing this a long time, I've reviewed hundreds of make-money programs, products, systems and scams... and I've never come across any that will legitimately allow you to make $500 immediately today.
There are plenty of system and programs that will teach you how to make $500 per day, but not right away.
So with that big red flag, I decided to dig deeper to see if I could find more. To see if Use2Earn was actually legit, or if it was (as I suspected), a scam.
This is what I found…
Red Flag #1 – Fake Founding Date
In Use2Earn’s About page which outlines their origin story, they say they started in March of 2015.
It would be a good origin story...
... if it were true.
Upon checking their registration record on Whois.com (web database of domain name details and information), I learned that their website (use2earn.co) was only registered on October 21, 2019.
So they say they were born way back in 2015, and yet they were only registered a few months ago in 2019. That's a four-year gap.
I don't know about you, but I smell a lie. They’re cheating us out of 4 years of existence (or non-existence). Giving a fake founding date and weaving a deceptive "tale of beginnings" to make us believe they're legit.
This is obviously a red flag... but maybe I'm being too hard them.
What else can we find?
Red Flag #2 – More Lies
Let’s look at Use 2 Earn’s About page again, this time a little closer.
According to their site, they have an amazing history…
In 2016, they were supposedly mentioned in Forbes and named as the #1 Influencer Network. Then, in 2017 this happened...
... they expanded and had partnerships with 300+ companies.
In 2018, they said they won awards for their high-paying offers on their site. These are their words, not mine (screenshots below).
These would be great stories, but there's a problem...
First, we already know their website was only registered in October of 2019.
Second, I did a search on Forbes to see if I could verify this claim and this is what I found...
According to Forbes, they have no record or mention of Use2Earn. Their story is just not true,
The red flags don't stop there. I kept on digging, but it's worth pausing for a moment to consider what's going on here.
We have a website that is promising you a lot of easy money... that alone is a reason to suspicious.
Then we catch them in not one, but multiple lies. Their entire story is made up.
Look, it's absolutely possible to make money with get-paid-to sites and online surveys. That's true and there is no dispute. But real sites like Survey Junkie or Swag Bucks who have legitimately been around for years will be the first to tell you they don't pay you hundreds of dollars per day.
However, if you've never made money online before, legit sites like these are great place to start.
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.
But as far as Use 2 Earn goes... so far we have nothing but lies.
Let's keep going...
Red Flag #3 – No Social Media/Online Presence
I don't know about you, but when I hear (or read) #1 Influencer... I'm thinking they must have a pretty impressive social media presence.
I mean... the biggest influencers out there have millions of followers, right?
So I find it strange that the social media icons you see on Use2Earn’s site are not links to their social media accounts/profiles. Those icons (to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest) don't take you to their accounts or profiles...
They only take you to Facebook's homepage, Twitter's homepage, Instagram's... well, you get the point
Here’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They don't take you to Use2Earn's social media accounts because at the time of review, Use2Earn doesn't have any social media presence.
Let's pause one more time to think about this.
They claim to be a 4-5 year old company, they say they're the #1 Influencer Network (which would require millions of members because the world's biggest influencers have millions of followers) and they say they're so big they've been featured in Forbes...
... and yet, they have zero social media presence. They only have their official site and that’s all you’ll find on the internet.
My opinion is quickly shifting from skeptical to this is just a flat-out scam, but I know you need money and I know that Use2Earn, if they are legit... can change your life. So I won't give up on them just yet.
Red Flag #4 – Tricky Terms and Conditions
At this point I decided against my better judgement to sign up. To do that, I was asked to accept Use2Earn's terms and conditions.
Fine... but not before I read them.
Now, most people don’t read the fine print and to be honest, most of the time, I don't either.
But with a questionable site like Use 2 Earn, it’s very important that you read what you're signing up for. And guess what I found?
You’re going to love this. Here's the screenshot for you look at first and then we can discuss it below...
Yes, you read it right. If by chance you're on a small screen and unable to make it out, let me fill you in.
This is what it says...
By using the Use 2 Earn Sites and Features or our Services, you represent, warrant and covenant that you: (i) have the power and authority to enter into and be bound by these Terms; (ii) shall use the Use 2 Earn Sites and Features and our Services only as permitted by these Terms, and any applicable Additional Terms, and not for any unlawful purpose; and (iii) are ninety-nine (99) years of age or older. If you are under the age of ninety-nine (99), you are not allowed to use the Use 2 Earn Sites and Features nor our Services.
You are not allowed to use the Use 2 Earn site, features or services if you are under the age of ninety-nine (99).
Yes, it literally says that in their terms and conditions. So even if you join, upload videos, get referrals, do tasks and earn a ton of money... they won't pay you because you are under the age of 99.
And because of that, they're payment proof screenshots and testimonials must also be fake (because I highly doubt there are a lot of 99-year-olds or older making bank on Use 2 Earn).
Red Flag #5 – Fake Payment Proofs
Let's pretend for a moment there are some 99 year-olds making money with Use2Earn. Can we find additional evidence their payment proofs are fake?
Of course we can...
On their Payment Proofs page, I found the following:
- January 29, 2019 - $2,338.00
- February 11, 2019 - $736.00
- March 3, 2019 - $426.00
Well, it would be if Use2Earn existed when these payment proof screenshots were supposedly taken... but we already know that their business only started in October 2019.
They’re just giving us one lie after another!
Red Flag #5 – Clone of Tap2Earn?
Yes there are more red flags... and this is a big one.
In fact, this one reveals their entire scam!
One of Use 2 Earn’s (fake) payment proofs still carries a logo for Tap2Earn (screenshot below).
Not only is this a problem because Tap2Earn is not Use2Earn...
But Tap2Earn has already been exposed as a scam site. In fact, Tap2Earn is part of an entire network of scams and wouldn't you know it... they function in exactly the same way as Use2Earn.
This is a huge red flag because obviously, the same people are behind them.
Red Flag #6 – Fake Testimonials
As mentioned, Tap2Earn is a scam. And, cleary, Use2Earn is a sister scam that belongs to an entire network of scams.
But if you weren't certain enough, here’s more proof – the same (fake) people used in Tap2Earn are also used in Use2Earn.
Alissa, Jamie, and Simon are all fakes (they’re stock photos). Those are fake testimonials!
You know what else Alissa, Jamie and Simon are?
They're younger than 99 years-old, that's what they are. I guess they didn't read the term and conditions... 😀
Red Flag #7 – BBB Warning
In July of 2019, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning on their Consumers Report. Not specifically for Use2Earn, but two other scams that are part of this network called Notion Cash and Kids Earn Money... (sister to the Kids Have Money scam).
According to BBB, these types of sites collect personal information from their users but don’t really pay for the tasks performed on their site.
BBB’s warning says these scam sites claim to be Social Media market research firms or Influencer platforms.
BBB also gave the following signs to watch out for:
- Claims of high pay
- High referral bonuses
- High sign-up bonus
- High pay per click
- High pay for videos on YouTube
All the above signs and warnings can be seen on Use2Earn – and that’s the truth!
It's unfortunate but these are dangerous websites and they will steal your personal information if they can.
How Does Use 2 Earn Work?
Obviously, if you've read this far, you know that how Use2Earn is supposed to work and how they actually work are not the same.
It’s easy to join Use2Earn.
And... it’s supposed to be easy to earn money on their site.
In fact, it's supposed to be so easy that it’s 100% free to join and you can start making money right away after signing up.
Actually, not after you sign up. They claim to give $25 for signing up. Before you do anything... (but remember Better Business Bureau warnings?).
It's so easy to earn money because they say they'll give you $10 for each referral (those who join through your referral link), $2 per click (on your referral link), $10 or more for downloading apps, $25 or more for answering short surveys (legit survey sites only pay cents to a few dollars), and $50 or more for uploading YouTube videos.
I know it sounds good, but it's too good. Too good to be true in fact, and the BBB already warned us.
How Use2Earn REALLY Works
It’s true that they’ll credit your account with $25 when you join their site.
Not your "bank account" though. Just your Use2Earn account... which ultimately means nothing if they never pay you the money, right?
And to meet their minimum requirements to request for a payout. The requirements are…
- You need to refer at least 5 people.
- You need to get at least 15 clicks.
- You need to complete at least 5 tasks.
- You need to set up a payment method.
Sounds simple enough right? Here’s the thing...
When you get all of the above requirements done and request a payout, they won’t pay you. They will either say they detected fraud (and forfeit your earnings) or just close your account without any explanation.
There are two reasons they won't pay you...
- They don't want to.
- They don't have that kind of money.
Number two might not seem obvious, but if you think about it... the biggest "influencers" in the world who have millions of followers, right?
We know this to be true.
Now, if Use2Earn was actually the #1 Influencer Network as they claim... that would mean they'd also have millions of members for that claim to be true.
But for their claim to really be true, that number is not just millions, but BILLIONS . I mean... Instagram is considered an Influencer Network. Influencers use it to build their network.
According to Statista, Instagram currently has 1 Billion Users. Facebook is also an Influencer Network... with 2.5 BILLION users.
So... for Use2Earn to be the #1 Influencer Network, they need Billions of members.
They are paying out $25 just for joining, so at a minimum... before anyone does any tasks, uploads any videos, or refers another member, Use2Earn is on the hook for $25 Billion Dollars.
If they're bigger than Facebook (which is ridiculous I know), they would owe $62.5 Billion Dollars just for people signing up.
And they're site was just registered a few months ago!
So... not only do they not want to pay anyone, they simply don't have that kind of money. It's a sham.
Why Are They Scamming You?
So, if you're not paying them anything and they're not paying you anything... what's going on here. Why are they running this running this scam?
Here are some reasons...
- They will sell your email to third-parties (you can then expect spam mails).
- They’ll sell your personal information to other scammers. They can also steal your identity.
- They’ll use your login details (you’ll use an email and password combination when you register on their site) to hack into your accounts.
- They can steal your money when you give them your payment details (credit card information, bank details, etc.).
I know, it’s scary when you think about what they can do with the information you give them.
And to think that they’re asking you, their members, to promote their site among friends and relatives.
They want everyone in because they want everybody’s personal details!
I know this won't be popular, but you're far better to sign up and use legitimate online survey sites, even though they don't pay as much.
Market research companies like Survey Junkie may not make you rich, but at least they actually pay you, unlike Use2Earn.
Now, if you're really looking for some serious money, you'll have to do something serious... like an online business.
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.
Use2Earn.co Reviews and Complaints
At the time of this Use2Earn review, I couldn’t find any formal complaints about the site yet. It’s only a couple of months old at the time of this writing, and people probably aren’t cashing out yet.
Once they do try to cash out and Use2Earn doesn't pay them, you can count on the reviews being exactly the same as the dozens of other sister scams they've run, like Tap2Earn.
Below is a screenshot of complaints from Tap2Earn members and before long, Use2Earn users will be expressing the same sentiments…
What I Like About Use 2 Earn
Of course, I started out hopeful with this review. I'd like to earn that kind of money with Use2Earn as well.
Unfortunately, after all the red flags, the lies and deceptions, there's nothing I like about it.
Use 2 Earn is a scam.
What I Don't Like
- Use2Earn is a scam and they’re victimizing innocent people.
- The red flags I enumerated in this Use2Earn review are alarming.
- People are promoting the Use2Earn platform because it’s one of the tasks to earn money (they’re tricking people and manipulating them to do what they want).
- The risks involved (data harvesting, stealing your personal information, selling your details, hacking into your accounts, identity theft, etc.)
Where Do You Go From Here?
I think it’s quite obvious in this Use2Earn review that once I uncovered the first few lies it became clear to me I had encountered this type of scam site before. Use 2 Earn is not unique, it’s actually a clone of several dozen other scams (such as Ultra Cash).
Use2Earn will make some money when you perform the tasks on their site, but only at your expense. And you already know the other risks involved if you register.
Look, if you've already signed up with Use2Earn and put a lot of time into referring others and uploading videos, etc. I'm sorry to be the one who shares these red flags with you.
You may have money accumulating in your Use2Earn account and like most people... you really need that money. I understand completely. And I've been had by scams like before too. You're not alone and it's not your fault. Scammer like these have become very good at fooling people.
My first recommendation is to change your passwords to any and all accounts you have (your email accounts or bank for example) that are similar or the same to the ones you may have provided Use2Earn or any of the third party companies on their task wall.
My second recommendation is to NOT get discouraged. Use2Earn may be a scam, but there are real ways of earning a living online... however, earning a "real" living requires "real" time and effort.
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 just hate your job and you’re desperate for a way out.
If that's the case, an online business is what you want.
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.
If you're just looking for a simple way to make some extra spending money, online survey and get-paid-to sites (the real ones, not the fake ones) are good way to get started.
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.
Thanks again for reading and I hope my Use2Earn review has been helpful. If you have any comments, questions, or experience with Use 2 Earn, please share in the comments section below.