Sweetbux.com is another unsustainable bux site. Take note that “bux” sites usually are out of business after few months of their launch. 9 bux sites out of 10 do not last more than a year. If you want to learn more about the bux model, you can read our article Insights into the Bux Model – Why Do Bux Sites Fail?. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that over 95% of the bux sites are just scams in the making since their beginnings. And Sweetbux is no different than the average bux site. We did a quick investigation on Sweetbux and found out that they are using some scamming tricks, displaying fake stats and posting forged payment proofs on their forum.
Let’s take a look at their Paypal account. It’s not even verified. You should not run a business and accept/send payments with an unverified Paypal, especially not in the PTC industry.
Unverified Paypal accounts have initial sending limits of $500 so the option to send payments is pretty much limited. Yet Sweetbux claim that they have paid out over $52,000 through all payment processors and a lot more than $500 through Paypal. Which of course is not possible with unverified Paypal account.
Now let’s take a look at the Proof of Payments page. There is something unusual with the usernames of the members who supposedly got paid by Sweetbux. The fast majority of usernames start with capital letters. Which is weird, take a look at the proof of payments page on any other EvolutionScript site, you will see that around 80-90% of the usernames are with lowercase letters. On Sweetbux, it is quite the opposite, over 90% of the usernames start with capital letter.
My point is that the vast majority of these usernames are fake, created by the Sweetbux admin. He is using this scamming tactic to “show” that Sweetbux is supposedly paying and he uses these fake accounts to post forged payment proofs on the forum. When other members see the payment proofs, they may think the site is paying. Let’s take a look at few of these payment proofs posted on the forum and you will see the payment proofs are completely fake. First of all, all Paypal payment proofs shows that the Paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org is verified, which is not true, we already posted screenshot above which proves that this Paypal account is not verified. Secondly, the time zone on all of these payment proofs is the same GMT +05:30. Which is not possible, all these members that comes from different countries can’t belong to the same time zone. GMT +05:30 is the time zone of New Delhi, India and probably the Sweetbux admin is operating from that location. It is not possible these members from Italy, France, China, Philippines to belong to the same time zone. See for yourself.
It is very likely that the Sweetbux admin is making these forged payment proofs. Even the way the recipient emails and the transaction IDs are masked out is very similar. And lastly, for a site that claims to have paid out over $52,000 and shows recent daily payment proofs on their Proofs of Payments page, it doesn’t sound convincing when you see only 3 recent proofs posted on the forum for the last month.
SweetBux.com Review – Bottom Line
Sweetbux is just another unsustainable bux site whose odds of standing the test of time are very low, typically for a bux site. The Sweetbux admin is using dishonest tricks to make you believe the site may be a paying one. The site is posting forged payment proofs on the forum, they are listing recent daily payment proofs on their proofs of payment page while on the forum there are only 3 payment proofs for the last month. If the site was really paying there would be a lot more payment proofs posted on the forum. Either the site is just marking payments completed without actually sending out payments or these “payment proofs” are from the fake admin accounts. Personally we wouldn’t recommend Sweetbux, it will be placed on the Not Recommended list, we would advise to keep away from it.
Review Published: 6 Jan 2015
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