BonusJunkies.co claims to be the number one social media platform that allows you to earn anywhere from $500 to a 1,000$ per day, every single day. All you have to do is fill out your information, share your referral link with friends on social media, watch movies and install apps. Sounds easy and profitable, right? But is BonusJunkies legit or it it just another scam?
I’ve tested hundreds of Online Money Making opportunities since 2007.
A few days ago I learned about this new money making opportunity called BonusJunkies and it sure sounded promising. Making a bunch of money for no effort? That sounds too good to be true, right? Well I’ve decided to dig deep into this program in order to help you make an informed decision. What exactly is BonusJunkies.co and can you make money with it?
Let’s start with a quick look at what this website promises. You’ll get a 30$ bonus just for signing up. You will earn $2 every time someone clicks on your referral link, 15$ if that person sign up to the website as well as 15% commission on everything they earn from now on. But wait, there is more! The platform promises to pay you 50$ if you record and upload a simple 30 second YouTube video, 40$ every time you install an app, 60 bucks for watching movies and another 60$ for simply filling out your personal details.
Sounds like a lot of money. At this point you are probably thinking: what’s the catch? Because there definitely is one and I’ll get to it soon.
Before we get into the details of these scheme and everything money related, let’s take a look at BonusJunkies website.
The website is easy to navigate and it offers enough information to get you excited enough so you will sign up as soon as possible. The Payment proof is something we all like to see, just to be sure, right? Here are some payout proof screenshots directly from BonusJunkies website:
Please pay attention to the payout dates: May 30, 2019 and August 27th of 2019. This is the first huge red flag. By using a free service such as WHOIS we are able to look up the registration information for the BonusJunkies domain name:
The website address was first registered on March 31st 2020, just 2 days ago (at the moment of writing this article). The payment proof has dates of summer 2019. This leads us to a very simple conclusion: the payment proofs are fabricated. They are simply fake and those payments never happened. I am sure all of the other payment proofs on the website are just as fake.
Here is another interesting screenshot from their website:
But these are real people, you might think, how do you fake that? Well, that’s actually very simple.
First of all, look at the names of all of these videos: SurveyJunkies.co and NOT BonusJunkies.co. SurveyJunkies website was registered in 2019 – however it no longer exists. If you type that address into Google you will be redirected to the new website, the one with the word BONUS in it.
This is a very known strategy. SurveyJunkies.co lured a lot of members into the website, didn’t pay a single person. People started complaining online which gave the website a lot of bad reputation and feedback. So the owners(s) of that site simply decided to quietly shut it down and put up an exact copy of this scheme but with a new name: BonusJunkies.co.
Now the videos. One of the tasks that they promise to pay you 50$ for is recording these exact “fake” testimonials. They managed to get a bunch of people to create these videos for SurveyJunkies. Give it a few days and you’ll start seeing new videos, now about BonusJunkies. As more people will fall victim, we will definitely see more videos.
There are other red flags, such as lack of real address for this “company”. False claims that the company has been around since 2015 and many others. But let’s move on to the next part.
Inside Bonus Junkies
In order to be able to offer you the most detailed review possible I had to sign up to BonusJunkies as a member. I had to really see what the fuss is about, right? The very first thing that struck me was a warning message inside the member’s area:
Important Notice To All Members⚠️
We have seen multiple users doing Fake Referrals in order to cheat the system. If you have not received your payment yet, than your account is in review. And to all other users your payments has been sent and you should receive them in the next 24hrs.
This is the first sign that they will NOT send you payment. If you try to contact them, they will first play around with you. They’ll tell you that if you did NOT cheat the system, you have nothing to worry about. At this point they will encourage you to keep on referring new members, posting links on Instagram ans completing their tasks. You’ll be promised that they’ll check your account activity, clear it up in a few days and then send you the payment. Good thing that you’re not that naive and you aren’t falling for this crap.
Anyway, let’s move on.
These are some of the tasks that you can complete in order to make money. Fill in the form and earn 60$? That sounds easy. Sign up for a free movie streaming account and earn another 60$? That sounds easy.
I’ve been making a living online since 2007.
Is BonusJunkies A Scam?
BonusJunkies looks exactly like many other similar schemes out there. Just take a look at RewardDollars (aka InboxDollar.co), ZoanCash and many others. You can simply read members’ feedback who all complain about not ever being paid. However, the question is, if Bonus Junkies membership is free and you never buy anything from them – how do they actually make money? I’ve got an explanation for this as well.
They are using CPA marketing to make money off of their members. CPA here stands for Cost Per Action. When you fill out your details (often giving out your email address, name, credit card details), BonusJunkies gets paid for that and they keep all of the money. Every task that you complete brings anywhere from $10 to $40 in the pockets of BonusJunkies.co. Unfortunately this is not the end of the story.
How do I know this? As I mentioned, I’ve been earning a living online since 2007. In the past 13 years I’ve become very familiar with most of the possible online scams, I even fell for a few of them when I was a complete newbie. Live and learn. I would like to demonstrate how you can actually LOSE money if you complete their tasks.
I decided to fill in the form and earn 60$ so I clicked on their task. Here is the what I saw on the next page:
All I need to do is give them my email address, password, first and last names, along with my zip code. Easy, right? But before we proceed, pay attention to the address bar on top. First of all we are no longer on BonusJunkies website but rather on gamingworldz. Also, in the same address bar you will see affs-10 and other things. This stands for an affiliate ID, and this is how this website knows that BonusJunlies is the website that referred you. This is common practice in affiliate marketing and that’s not something to worry about. However, I am just pointing out that this is in fact an affiliate offer from a CPA network.
After filling out the info I clicked on NEXT. It brought me to yet another page that looked like this:
It is asking me for my credit card information in order to start my membership. Membership to what? Anyway, it also says that there is NO charge. However, the small print on the right side says otherwise.
You’re joining GamingWorldz for a 2 Day Free Trial – $0.00 If you remain a member beyond the current membership period, your membership will renew at $39.95/month, until cancelled.
Take a moment and read that again. You will be automatically billed 40$ per month if you do not cancel within 2 days. I didn’t manage to find any contact information or instructions on how to cancel but that’s not the point. The point is that I am told my credit card will not be charged but it seems like it will be. Who reads that small text on the side anyway? Well, I do.
That’s not all!
Further there is more text. It says that after I click on Get My Free Access I will also be signed up to 2 other memberships: Hotfelspire – 7 Days Free Trial, membership renews same calendar day at a fixed $39.94/monthly as well as ExtremeGamePortal – 10 Days Free Trial, membership renews same calendar day at a fixed $49.95/monthly, after the trial period ends unless cancelled.
They tried to sneak in all of these recurring payment, without me noticing. This is completely unethical and I am rather sure is also illegal in most countries. However, since these websites are registered in places like Cyprus, you can’t really sue them or enforce any laws.
My advice? Stay away from BonusJunkies.co and all similar websites that promise a bunch of money for almost no effort – they are all scams. I’ve tried Swagbucks in the past since they are legit and have a good reputation. I’ve cashed out over 100$ through them (Amazon gift cards) however I dislike tasks websites because the payout are very low. You can probably make 2-5$ a day. Not worth it in my opinion.
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How To Earn Money Online?
Making money online is very possible. I quit my last “normal job” in 2007 and have been making money online since. I’ve met hundreds if not thousands of people over the years that are doing the same thing. I’ve explained what I do to my friends and family so many times that I decided to create a free online course, so I don’t have to keep explaining it over and over again.
However, if you want to become a freelancer or start your own online business, popular YouTube channel or profitable blog you need to know that it’s not easy. You will need to put in the effort and invest your time. Success does not happen overnight, this might sound very cliché but it is what it is. If you are willing to put in the effort and time – you can create a very good source of income online.