GetPaid Social Review: Paid marketing spam & recruitment
There is no information on the GetPaid Social website indicating who owns or runs the business, at least not on pages a visitor would typically land on.
With a bit of poking around however, it is revealed that the creator of the GetPaid Social site is Jeff Long (right).
Congratulation on taking action right away! My team and I are here to support you should you need any help along the way.
I appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you as a PREMIUM member!
This corresponds with the GetPaid Social website domain, which was registered by Long in September 2015. An address in the US state of Nevada is also provided.
Long first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar as the founder of AutoXTen, a recruitment scheme launched in 2011.
AutoXTen collapsed a few months after launch, with Long going to launch SMS Dailies. It too didn’t last long.
Read on for a full review of the GetPaid Social MLM business opportunity.
The GetPaid Social Product Line
GetPaid Social market social media manipulation, with members paid to like and/or share a client’s social media content.
What if you could get just 100 REAL, TARGETED people to share a social media post of yours for say just $10?
That would give your social media post IMMEDIATE EXPOSURE to over 10,000 people! Pretty exciting right?
Get as many followers, likes & shares as your budget can handle! Our members are standing by…
The GetPaid Social Compensation Plan
Participation in the GetPaid Social compensation plan requires paid affiliate membership.
Once qualified, GetPaid Social affiliates are then paid to recruit new paid affiliates via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates of their own, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
Theoretically a unilevel team can extend down an infinite number of levels, however GetPaid Social cap payable unilevel levels at two (discard level 3 in the above unilevel diagram).
Commissions are paid out as a percentage of fees newly recruited affiliate pays:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) = 40% of affiliate fees paid
- level 2 = 10% of affiliate fees paid
Paid affiliates are also given access to “gold tasks” which, upon completion, GetPaid Social claim pay $1 or more.
Joining GetPaid Social
Participation in the GetPaid Social MLM business opportunity requires paid affiliate membership.
This membership costs either $27 a month, $97 annually or $197 one-time.
Imagine getting THOUSANDS of likes and shares on a given social media post for just pennies on the dollar!
The marketing concept behind GetPaid Social is pretty slimy. In essence, otherwise legitimate Facebook accounts are rented out to marketers to garner likes on or to share content, “for just pennies on the dollar”.
GetPaid Social members are lured in on the prospect of getting paid to perform click tasks, with the reality being you’re probably going to be paid peanuts.
Facebook (the obviously example) themselves do not approve of such schemes and referr to them as “click farms”.
Click farms, in which individuals with real accounts on Facebook are paid to manually like specific Pages … are bad for people on Facebook, advertisers and Facebook itself.
To make it more difficult for these scams to be profitable, our abuse-fighting team builds and constantly updates a combination of automated and manual systems that help us catch suspicious activity at various points of interaction on the site, including: registration, friending, liking and messaging.
We write rules and use machine-learning to catch suspicious behavior. When we catch fraudulent activity, we work to counter and prevent it – including blocking accounts and removing fake likes.
Even when you factor out Facebook’s objections to paid likes, the question of value remains.
You can place a dollar figure on paid likes and shares, but to what end? If your content isn’t attracting attention on its own, create better content.
Getting a bunch of people to share or like mediocre content isn’t going to make it any more appealing to those without vested financial interests.
On the MLM side of things, GetPaid Social is a pay-to-play chain-recruitment pyramid scheme.
You pay your affiliate fee and are then paid to recruit others who do the same. And although there are three paid membership options presented, the once-off “lifetime” fee is obviously what will be pushed.
All GetPaid Social MLM commissions are paid out of affiliate fees, directly linking the action of recruiting to getting paid.
This side of GetPaid Social sees the tasks rendered irrelevant, with recruitment commissions paid out likely to dwarf task completion payouts.
As with all such schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates dies down, the scheme collapses.
Not unlike the various schemes Jeff Long launched back in 2011, expect GetPaid Social to crash and burn within a few months.
You should review The Email Syndicate Oz.
It’s all i’m seeing these days with the opening “Make $100 in the next 24 hours or we’ll give you $500!”
Then the BS “We need your help! We have so many emails that we can’t deal with them all so we want to give you 1,000 contacts so you can email them for us (with our stuff not yours and not even your ref link) and you make money on the number of clicks received”
They do however fail to mention that the $100 you make in 24 hours is just a valueless credit to your account with the minimum withdrawal set at $400 reset every month so you never actually see any of that money.
If that wasn’t bad enough they ask you to pay them a monthly fee to do their work for them!
You can never say you didn’t make $100 to get the $500 because all they will say as soon as you joined and paid you had $100 credited to your account. Doesn’t matter if you can’t ever withdraw it, it’s still there so you can’t get us on that.
Despicable what some people will do for money.
Sounds like an email scam, not seeing the MLM component.
Nothing but 100% transparency…
What are people supposed to like and share on FB anyhow, ponzie crap that these ponzies are pimping?
This will get a lot of people blocked from Facebook.
Aren’t these schemes already illegal? I’ve noticed that many people are already demanding refunds but not getting them.
These guys are going by “it ain’t illegal until they catch you AND convict you”.
Remember, even AFTER ZeekRewards got shut by the Feds, for MONTHS there are Zeekheads clammoring “Feds return our money, nothing is wrong with Zeek, leave us alone, we’ll hire lawyers and sue you” Heck, there were even Change.org petitions and whitehouse.org petitions “leave Zeek alone!”
A lot of these HYIPs and schemes collapse before they get caught. As the cliche goes, authorities got “bigger fish to fry”.
It’s a run of the mill, penny ante scam.
There won’t be enough people using Facebook promoting GPS to make up the numbers to call it a “lot”
This is some kind of scheme. FB is already blocking some of the tasks and they will continue to do so.
As a Premium member, I can say with 100% confidence that this will fall apart soon and Jeff Long will take the money and run.
Thousands of people are going to get ripped off. I requested my refund, but I also contacted my bank to let them know that I think this is a scam and they are helping me with a dispute.
i requested a refund and have not heard anything from them 2 weeks already my bank and paypal are working to get my money back. this is his 3rd business the other 2 failed.
Hello Sandhya and Jeff,
There are two important questions:
1) Following the death of my mother, I made the decision to end my membership with GPS, to put to use the funds earned through my GPS Account, to help with many expenses that arose at that time.
Almost six months have passed since the initial request was made. Is it true that you’re intention is to steal the funds I’ve earned? Who would not think that it seems that way?!
My respect for entrepreneurship is very high, and have had many experiences in the Home Based Business arena and always dealt with respectful professionals.
There are reports on The Internet that describe you as a thief. Of course Jeff, I prefer not to believe that!
2) Clearly this question wouldn’t be asked if the time frame wasn’t almost a 1/2 year and almost a month since July 1 — Am I, and if yes, why would you want to treat me as a nonentity?
I’m sure we agree, to serve with Integrity, honesty, good business practice – are 3 of the important qualities to live by!
As you requested on July 3, my Bitcoin Account ID has been added to my profile.
Will look forward to your response.
P.S. The ‘Get Help’ subsystem isn’t working.
Respectfully & Sincerely,
President/CEO of Sirromac Enterprises Inc