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You want to make money online and live in a way that doesn't seem possible in the "offline" world. I know the feeling and I remember the excitement of running into sites like WiredBucks and hoping they were legit.
Quick and easy money with relatively no effort. Or at least, very little effort.
But I also know what it's like to struggle in a job you hate. And worse... have no job at all. To feel powerless and stuck in an impossible situation. I totally get it, and that's what makes websites like WiredBucks so attractive. They give you hope.
Unfortunately, most sites like WiredBucks are a scam.
In this review I'm going to explain what WiredBucks is, how it works and whether it can give you the life you want. One where you work from home and earn enough that you no longer lay awake at night, worrying.
I'm only the messenger though, so please don't get your hopes up. I've reviewed hundreds of sites like these and it's rare to find one that actually delivers. So, I'm also going to pull back the curtains and show you if WiredBucks is legit, a scam, or something in between.
The topics I'm going cover in this review along with specifics are...
- What is WiredBucks?
- Is WiredBucks a Scam?
- How Does WiredBucks Work?
- WiredBucks Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About Wired Bucks
- What I Don't Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for WiredBucks. 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 WiredBucks?
WiredBucks is a rewards site that pays you for referring new members and completing small tasks online. According to their website they are the #1 Influencer Network.
Unfortunately, I've heard that exact claim from some other sites... and they all turned out to be scams. So I can't say I have a lot of confidence in WiredBucks.
If it's true they are the web's most popular influencer rewards program as they say, we should be able to verify that fact. They also claim to have paid out $410,754,123 (yes, that's nearly FOUR HUNDRED and ELEVEN MILLION) in cash and free gift cards (see screenshot below).
As I mentioned, I've seen other sites making these bold claims and while they sound impressive, they're meaningless if untrue.
Is WiredBucks a Scam?
I know you want to make money online and the people behind WiredBucks know that's what you want too. Are they a scam though?
So many people are looking for a way out. A path to freedom and indepence. And that's why the web is flooded with scams. It's not only WiredBucks who makes outrageous claims like paying out millions and being the #1 Influencer Network. It's sites like GoCashouts, MoneyGuru, PlentyBread, BonusJunkies and NextCash too.
I mention those sites because they don't just make a "similar" claim. They make that "exact" claim... that they are the #1 Influencer Network.
But not everyone can be number one, so who's lying?
Here's the problem...
Every one of them claiming to be the #1 Influencer Network.
So at this point, I don't think WiredBucks is any different? But let's dig further...
There are more clues to indicate they're the same scam as all the others, just wrapped up up in a shiny new package.
In addition to having the same business model and nearly identical dashboards, tasks and compensation plans, they also copy and paste a lot of the text from these other scams.
For example, in the screenshot below from WiredBucks' website, you'll notice it says...
We strive to provide straight transparency to our members. Money generated from ad-spend revenue and sponsorship products is used to pay our members. By inviting friends, you are building traffic to our site and increasing ad revenue. You are also increasing exposure to our sponsors’ products, ultimately, increasing sponsor relations across our network.
I've seen this exact text before. In fact, I've seen it several times.
Here's Kids Have Money answering that exact same question in exactly the same way... word for word.
Below is the same text being used by another scam...
I doubt this is a coincidence. I also doubt a legit company would copy and paste critical information about their platform from a scam website. So that begs the question...
What's really going on here?
Following The Money...
According to WiredBucks, and their copied text shown in the previous screenshots... they say money is generated comes from "ad-spend revenue and sponsorship products".
How much money?
Well, at the time of this review, they claim to have paid out $410,754,123. Again, that's almost four-hundred and eleven MILLION DOLLARS!!!
There's a reason legit rewards and survey sites like surveyjunkie.com and inboxdollars.com don't pay out anywhere near that amount of money. It's because "legit" sites don't make anywhere near that kind of money.
I don't think WiredBucks makes that kind of money either.
What's good about legitimate sites though, is that they actually pay you. I know... it goes without saying, right?
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 getting back to the point, the reason legit rewards sites don't make that kind of money is because companies and brands do not spend that kind of money with them. The return on their investment (ROI) is simply not enough.
Keep in mind, the $410+ Million that WiredBucks is talking about is ONLY what they've paid their members. And since their payouts are so generous, you have to assume they're making a healthy profit as well. Let's speculate and say 30%, which is probably on the low side.
Just to make the numbers tidy, if WiredBucks' total revenue was $585 Million... 70% would be roughly $410 Million (which is what they claim they've paid their members) and the remaining 30% would be about $175 Million (their profit).
So we're talking about nearly $600 Million Dollars in revenue from ads and sponsorships.
To put that into perspective...
... Wired Bucks claims to make hundreds of millions MORE more from ads and sponsorships than the biggest teams from any top tier motorsport (on the planet) makes for an entire season of racing. I make that comparison because the revenue from motorsports like Formula One and Nascar also come from advertising and sponsorship's.
So imagine you're a product owner deciding where you should spend millions of dollars to advertise your brand or product.
Where do you think you'd get the most bang for you buck?
On the side of a Ferrari race car that's seen by hundreds of millions of people, not only at races, but in countless driver appearances as well as team apparel, fan websites, YouTube videos, documentaries and even hardcopy media which includes framed pictures that'll hang on some walls for the next hundred years or more, or...
... on WiredBucks' website? A platform hardly anyone has ever heard of.
How do I know hardly anyone has ever heard of them? Because your primary task is to tell people about them. To spread the word and earn referral commissions.
I'm pretty sure Ferrari doesn't need you or I to tell people who they are.
In a comparison of where you'd get the most bank for your advertising bucks, Ferrari or WiredBucks... there is no contest.
I know I haven't heard of WiredBucks until recently. And I'm guessing you haven't until recently either, which is why you're reading this review.
So, of course, the comparison is ridiculous. No company who has the kind of money to sponsor a top tier racing team is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to advertise their brand on WiredBucks instead. It's not happening.
They probably don't spend that much money to advertise their brand on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube combined (the REAL #1 Influencer Networks).
Furthermore... I joined WiredBucks and I don't see any of these companies?
Even in their backoffice, there are no companies advertising or sponsoring anything.
There are some "giveaway's" on their task wall but for sure companies like Disney Plus and Samsung are not paying WiredBucks millions of dollars and giving away free products in exchange for a small thumbnail placement deep in the members area of their site.
Again, that's not happening.
So where is WiredBucks getting their money?
The History of WiredBucks...
To answer the question of where WiredBucks is getting their money, I had to look further back into their history.
The problem I ran into though, is that they have no history.
Oh, sure... they say they've been around since 2008 but that's a flat out lie. When I was researching to confirm this claim I discovered this...
As you can see in the screenshot above, their website wiredbucks.com was only registered in April of 2020. Now, I'm not a mathmatician... but I do know that 2020 is twelve years later than 2008.
In other words... WiredBucks has NOT been around since 2008. They've only been around a few months.
And that blows the lid off their other claims. How does a website that's barely two months old become the #1 Influencer and pay out $410+ Million to their members?
The answer is... they don't.
WiredBucks Fake Testimonials and Payment Proof
How can I make the claim they haven't paid their members when they have actual testimonials and payment proof on their website, right?
Those are lies too.
Here's one of their testimonials. As you can see, Kristia Treger is also a model for Collins Street Dental.
Of course, this could be true. Kristia could be her real name and this could be a real image of her, which would be more believable if she wasn't all over the web.
Here's just a small sampling of the website's she can be found on...
Okay... WiredBucks is using fake testimonials.
But what about their payment proof screenshots, like the one below.
It looks legit, right?
Let's ignore the fact that this "payment proof" is from someone who says she's waiting on payment with a sad or crying emoji. What a weird way to prove you're paying people... by showing us proof of non-payment. Really?
What's worse is that you can find the same payment proof being used by a proven scam called Click4Kash...
So, just to summarize what we know so far...
WiredBucks is lying about their inception date and faking their testimonials, as well as their payment proof screenshots.
They also copy and paste important text from proven scams and make the outrageous claim of paying out hundreds of millions of dollars from non-existent sponsors (on a platform that's barely a few months old).
WiredBucks is absolutely a flat-out scam.
They are not a "half-scam"... the type of scheme that charges you thousands of dollars for a "little bit" of information you can probably find for free online anyway.
No... they are a flat-out scam.
You're far better off spending your time on REAL survey and reward sites, even though they don't pay nearly as much as WiredBucks claims to pay.
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.
How Does WiredBucks Work?
If you're skimming quickly as I often do and jumped straight here to learn how WiredBucks works, I'll refer you to the previous section if you'd like to know if WiredBucks is even legit (it's not). There is an actually scheme going on here.
So, before I explain how Wired Bucks actually works, I'll review how they're "supposed" to work.
Making Money With WiredBucks
Of course, your primary objective as a member of WiredBucks is to make money. The premise here is that companies who work with WiredBucks pay them to drive traffic to their offers, and in turn, YOU get a cut of that pay for being a cog in their machine so to speak.
By referring more people to WiredBucks, more people are exposed to their advertisers, and more money is made by everyone.
Once you sign up by creating a username and password, you'll be greeted with this message...
As you can see... your most important task is explained here. Get people to click on your referral link and earn $2 every time. If they join WiredBucks, you get paid an additional $10.
It sounds good, right?
You also get paid for posting on YouTube and on Social Media.
YouTube Submission – “Create a YouTube video talking about WiredBucks, how it works, how much you've made, and why you love it. Once finished, upload it to YouTube and use the title and description provided below. Then enter the video link below to earn $50.”
The title of your video must be...
"WiredBucks The Legit Way To Make Money With Social Media"
and you must add the following description...
Sign up today for free $25. https://refer.wiredbucks.com/register.php?referral=/**** Make money online with WiredBucks. WiredBucks pays you for referring friends and family to their website. You can earn up to $10 per referral. Want to know why it works and where the money comes from? Check out this link: https://dash.wiredbucks.com/help.php.
Sign up with my referral link for $25 bonus! Limited time only!
Let's pause here for a moment to consider something.
When you search YouTube for something specific, how far do you scroll through the list of videos once you've found what you're looking for?
I don't know about you, but if what I'm looking for is already there in the first few search results... I don't need to go any further.
I have no reason to watch endless videos that pretty much say the same thing with the same title and description? Maybe I'll watch a couple more just to verify the information I got from the first one.
Now, WiredBucks claims to have 200,000 members, and if earning $50 is as easy uploading a quick one or two minute video with the title WiredBucks The Legit Way To Make Money With Social Media... I think most, if not all members would do it.
So, imagine 200,000 WiredBucks members making 200,000 YouTube videos about WiredBucks with the same title, and saying pretty much the same thing.
Does YouTube really need that many videos with the same title and description?
Does WiredBucks need that many videos?
Do you need to watch that many videos about the exact same thing?
Of course not. At most, people might watch the first 10. Maybe the first 20 until they get the point.
That leaves 199,980 videos that hardly anyone watches. That's 199,980 videos that WiredBucks paid a ton of money to have made... which will at most, get a handful of views.
In other words... the first 20 videos will account for 99% of the views WiredBucks is looking for.
20 videos at $50 each will cost WiredBucks $1000. Not a bad deal for 20 testimonials.
But WireBucks takes it further...
To get that final 1% of viewers (who probably watched the first 20 videos anyway), WiredBucks is going to spend $9,999,000 by paying EVERY members $50 for their video.
That's nearly TEN MILLION DOLLARS (199,980 more videos at 50 bucks each)!
Let's break that down...
99% of YouTube views and 100% of their message being told, will cost WiredBucks $1000.
1% of the YouTube views repeating a message that's already been told will cost NINE MILLION, NINE HUNDRED AND NINeTY NINE THOUSAND dollars.
The dumbest of all dumb businesses decisions in the history of all dumb business decisions are not even close to being as dumb as this; spending nearly TEN MILLION dollars on 199,980 YouTube videos that all say the same thing and hardly ever get viewed.
And I don't think WiredBucks is that dumb. What I think, is that they are not paying anyone to make those videos. They say they'll pay... but they never do.
What else do they say they'll pay you for?
Social media submissions pay out $10 each...
- Instagram Submission - $10 (once every 48 hours)
- Facebook Submission - $10 (once every 48 hours)
- Twitter Submission - $10 (once every 48 hours)
Once you've done everything you can to attract new referrals on YouTube and Social Media, you can move onto their $30 taskwall.
Here you can earn $30 for pretty much doing nothing. Just sign up for stuff, maybe provide a little personal information (like your credit card number)... and poof! $30 bucks appears in your account.
Okay, let me get this straight WiredBucks...
I give you my credit card details, and you give me a new Samsung phone and $30.
Sure, that sounds legit.
How about I don't give you my credit card information, or any of my personal information for that matter...
How WiredBucks Really Works (The Scam)
As I mentioned earlier, WiredBucks is making the same claims, using the same business model, and copying text from other scams that belong to an entire network of schemes.
It's pretty safe to say that WiredBucks is also one of these schemes.
Two other scams that belong to this network are called Notion Cash and Kids Earn Money. According to a recent Better Business Bureau report, these sites collect personal info and don't pay you for doing tasks.
The report goes on to say...
Consumers sign up for what they think is an online marketing agency, where they will earn money by completing “tasks.” The money appears to tally in the account for each completed task, but when consumers try to apply for payment, often when they reach a $250 threshold or some other set amount, they allege that they are unable to retrieve the promised payment or contact the company for assistance.
Here's the danger...
They collect your email and password information knowing that a certain percentage of people use the same email/password combination on all of their accounts.
Imagine giving a bunch of scammers your email address and password to your Amazon account for example, where they can buy anything and max out the credit card you have on file.
Imagine giving them access to your personal email.
If you use the same email/password combination for all of your accounts and you've provided that combination to WiredBucks, that's the danger you are in. My recommendation is to change all of your passwords for all of your other accounts IMMEDIATELY.
They also collect your credit card information, and even your personal address when you're doing various tasks on their taskwall.
This information can be sold and used by expert scammers who steal identities for a living.
In other words, WiredBucks is extremely dangerous if you provide them with your personal information.
Please don't do it.
When It Comes Time To Cashout
The money you see accumulating in your account will never be paid. It's a fake account and when it comes to cashout, they'll find an excuse not to pay you.
It looks like money is piling up in the Total Earnings and Current Earnings boxes (shown above), but this is nothing more than a counter on a website.
I should also add, for a website and company with half a billion dollars or more in revenue, isn't it weird no one knows who owns it. There is no CEO listed, no CFO, no director of sales and marketing...
They are the supposed #1 Influencer on the web and no one knows who runs it?
Getting back to cashing out, this is when the scam is realized. Your WiredBucks account could say you've got $10,000 in there, but it means nothing until that $10,000 reaches your bank account... which it never does.
WiredBucks will use an excuse like they detected fraud on your account and for that reason, they won't pay you. They'll also ignore your follow up communication.
As the Better Business Bureau stated in their report, they won't pay you... and I'll show you some examples in the next section.
WiredBucks Reviews and Complaints
WiredBucks is still relatively new and people are still sharing their link online, which means they either haven't tried cashed out yet, or they have and they're still waiting for their money.
Everything about WiredBucks seems great. The complaints only come in once people begin to realize they're not going to get paid.
But that's okay. We've seen this scam play out before and everytime it's the same. As I mentioned above, WiredBucks is one of many that all belong to the same network of scams.
Another example is a site called Tap2Earn (screenshot below)
Tap2Earn and WiredBucks belong to the same "#1 Influencer" network of scams. And since Tap2Earn has been around awhile, we have many reviews and complaints that will be similar to the ones you'll see from WiredBucks when everyone starts cashing out.
In these reviews you'll see a lot people asking, "did you get paid?"... a question that's never answered.
Well, that's not entirely true, in the following screenshot Antonio did return to give his update...
This is just a small example of the reviews and complaints you'll find online about this scam. There have been thousands of people who have cashed out and never recieved their money.
What I Like About WiredBucks
Most money-making programs, platforms and systems are junk to be honest. Not all of them, but most.
Still, I always try to find something I like about them.
When it comes to WiredBucks though, there's nothing. They are a data harvesting scam that provides absolutely zero value to anyone other than those involved in the scheme.
What I Don't Like
- They waste your time and steal your personal information
- More than a waste of time, WiredBucks gives you false hope. I've been in that situation before, expecting money that never comes. It's a horrible feeling - getting your hopes up, feeling the weight of debt and bills being lifted off your shoulders, planning to buy something for yourself or someone you love... and then having that hope taken away and the financial burden come crashing back down on you.
That's what WiredBucks does and it's exceptionally cruel.
- If they get the information they're looking for (the right email/password combination for example), they will attempt to hack your accounts and steal your idenity.
Where Do You Go From Here?
I know you're looking for a way to earn a living from home... to catch up with your bills, debts and even get ahead so you can live the life you see others living. I also know how that feels and I wish I could tell you WiredBucks was the answer, but they're not.
In fact, they are very dangerous.
On the surface the scam appears to just waste your time but there's a real risk here. If you've already signed up for an account with the same email and password you use for other accounts like Amazon or Paypal... you should change your password immediately.
They'll still have your email address and you'll most likely get a lot of spam, but that's relatively minor compared to having your accounts hacked.
Aside from that, the worst thing about WiredBucks is the false hope. Not only do they give you hope and take it away, but they destroy your confidence in the entire work-from-home and make-money-online industry. They drag everyone down and it's a shame because there are legitimate platforms our there.
There are honest people willing to help.
Admittedly, they are far and few between, but they are out there.
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.
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 WiredBucks review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with WiredBucks, please share in the comments section below.