Update: BuxSteps is no longer online. Moved to the Failed Sites list. The review below will remain intact for information purposes and will not be updated anymore.
Buxsteps.com is showing connection to at least 5 closed scam sites. The administration of Buxsteps was involved into previous scam sites, therefore I would advise to keep away from Buxsteps, it will be no different that the other closed sites from the same administration.
Update 25 Nov: Shortly after we published this review, the admin of Buxsteps commented here stating that he have no connection with other scam sites. At first he said that he “bought” Buxsteps from the “old” owner. Also he made it clear that he is managing the site by himself and said that the “old” owner is not doing this anymore (refer to the comments at the end of the review). When we confronted him with additional proofs which obviously he can’t controvert and questions to which he can’t provide reasonable answers, he changed his mind and now he is saying that the “old” owner Mohamed is helping him to manage the site. Oh really? A repeat scammer who is only good at scamming and doesn’t have a clue how to run a successful long-standing PTC site and who is responsible for at least 6 scam sites is helping you in managing the site? I am really curious how is he helping you? Giving you the expertise on how to scam your members?
This is nothing else but a bunch of lies. This “new” admin is no one else but Mohamed himself and he is just making up this story because he got caught, but his story doesn’t stick because he is a bad liar. From experience I can tell that scammers will use all types of lies and they will never admit that they were involved into past scam sites. Because that’s bad for the reputation of the sites they currently run. They will make up stories and they will try to deceive you, too bad there are naive people that will actually believe them. In addition to the proofs we initially published with this review, now I will provide even more proofs of the connection between Mohamed and Buxsteps.
Firstly, Buxsteps was initially launched on 25 November 2013 and closed somewhere in May 2014. They Paypal account that have been used on Buxsteps at that time was firstname.lastname@example.org
This Paypal account is limited and no longer usable.
The current Paypal account which is being used on Buxteps is email@example.com and the business name of the account is “Hotel Italia di popa Laura Liliana”.
Now let’s take a look at the contact details (address, email etc) of “Hotel Italia di popa Laura Liliana”.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and this is the same email that had been used on Buxteps over a year ago. Moreover, all other details like address and telephone number are exact match with the contact details from the whois record of Cashmebux.com, Bestclicever.com, Onbux2.com, Buxwave.com and Buxfuture.com. These are rock solid proofs that the current and the previous Paypal account of Buxsteps are connected, in fact registered to the same person.
Moreover, did you noticed the account creation date on the screenshot of the Paypal account email@example.com? It is 29 November 2013, which is almost a year ago. On the other hand, this “new” admin claims that he bought Buxsteps on 25 September 2014 which is 2 months ago. How is that possible, a new admin bought the site 2 months ago and he uses a Paypal email address with the prefix Buxsteps (the domain name of the site) created a year ago? Moreover the business name of the account is “Hotel Italia” which is the name associated with the first owner of Buxsteps. Of course this is a bunch of lies, the first owner is still in charge on Buxsteps and he is back to scam you again.
Reasons why you should avoid using BuxSteps.com:
Ties to Other Scam PTC sites – BuxSteps is owned by the same admin/admins of Cashmebux.com, Bestclicever.com, Onbux2.com, Buxwave.com and Buxfuture.com, all closed scam sites. Here are the proofs – the registrant name (middle names and last name) from the whois records of these previous scam sites and Buxsteps match.
As you can see on the screenshots, the first names don’t match, so I thought maybe Buxsteps is not related to these sites, but then I did a deeper research and that cleared all doubts. There is this website, Wayback Machine (found at archive.org), which is a digital archive of the World Wide Web. It is useful in situations like this one, when a site is no longer online, with the Wayback machine from the Internet Archive you can access stored copies of the website. That’s what I did, and I found that some affiliate links from the self-sponsored admin’s ads on Buxsteps match with the affiliate links of the same ads on the other sites. This admin is also known by the username milkyway9. That is his username from the time when he was running Cashmebux.com, Bestclicever.com, Onbux2.com, Buxwave.com and Buxfuture.com. He is still using it.
He also use the username milkyway9 on other PTC sites.
The affiliate links for the Anno1777 game are also a match (click on the image to enlarge it).
Same for the Payza/Alertpay affiliate links. Alertpay rebranded and changed their name into Payza, but the affiliate IDs didn’t change and as you can see on the screenshot below, the affiliate IDs match.
Closing and Relaunching Sites – This admin is known for closing his scam sites then relaunching them after awhile, of course with erased database. For instance he closed then relaunched Buxfuture at least 3 times, Cashmebux 2 times, Buxwave 2 times and also Buxsteps has been already closed once and now it is relaunched again. Proof attached on the following screenshot taken from the news section of his sites (from the stored copies in the Internet archive).
Buxsteps initially was launched on 25 November 2013 and closed somewhere in May 2014. It has been relaunched again on 25 September 2014. What do you think, how many time he is going to close and relaunch Buxsteps?
BuxSteps.com Review – Bottom Line
BuxSteps is owned by previous scammer who is responsible for at least 5 closed scam sites. The proofs provided in the review above and in the comments below without doubt suggest that the first admin of Buxsptes is also the current admin. Besides that, Buxsteps is a typical unsustainable garbage “bux” site, showing a lot of self-sponsored ads and it would not last much more when members stop feeding it by buying memberships and referrals. Our suggestion would be to keep away from Buxsteps, it won’t be long-standing successful site, having in mind the owner’s scam history. History tends to repeat itself, so beware.