Is public likes (publiclikes.com) scam ?? You probably might have heard of Publiclikes.com the new “Get Rich online” kid in town. The way public likes works is you upgrade to buy ads so you can make money by clicking on them. You might have seen people sharing its referrals links on your whatsapp groups.
REASONS WHY PUBLIC LIKES IS SCAM
1. The advertising eco-system does not work like this.
Advertisers do not pay for their ads to be shown to paid people. They pay for their adverts to be displayed to relevant people. For example, if a hotel decides to advertise, they will target people who have an interest in this service, eg. travellers, tourists etc. Google and Facebook for example have a way of knowing what you have been searching, which explains why you are always bombarded by relevant ads on these two platforms.
Paying a jobless person in some cyber cafe to view your advert makes no sense to any business.
2. Public likes pay is too high
Worldwide, advertising rates are measured per 1000 views (most of the time). Meaning the advertiser negotiates a rate with the media company for every 1000 times their ad is viewed. There is a lot of science that goes into this, but the average in the US is around $5. That means the advertiser pays $5 (Sh500) every 1000 times their ad is viewed.
It so happens that the United States rates are the best in the world. Here in Kenya, this rate is constantly under $1 (Sh100). Often it’s as little as $0.5.
Then comes along Public Likes. For a single view, they are paying Sh10 ($0.1). That means for 1000 views, they are paying Sh10,000 ($100). Without exaggeration, Public Likes is the best paying company on earth.
3. Public likes has Faulty Mathematics for Business
Serious companies do their mathematics and risk calculations right. In Public Likes case, there’s a big discrepancy between the Premium plan and the Gold plan.
You pay Sh90,000 for the Gold plan, and will only break even after the 3rd month, and henceforth earn Sh30,000 a month.
However, if you buy 6 premium plans at Sh14,000 each (Sh84,000 total), you will break even after only 1 month, and henceforth make a total of Sh90,000 a month. You can use your friends and family’s phone numbers to accomplish this.
4. Public likes is not the first one
There are literally hundreds of examples online. The best example is SocialTrade that stole over $500 million from 7 million Indians. The similarities between these two are shocking.
And the thing is, this Indian scam was paying Sh1 per like, not the Sh10 being offered by Public Likes.
5. The company claims to have its offices (Headquarters) in US yet they have no contacts,no physical address or location. They just exist in hot hair. For a company that transacts millions of money online it must have a phyiscal location.
6. No reputable company would pay for users to just click its adverts, it just makes no sense at all. Ads are not all about clicking and quitting, but conversions.
7. The owner of public likes has been reported to run other illegitimate schemes that collect members’ personal info including bank details and sell to credit scammers. So, be aware that as much as you might be making some few coins you are putting yourself at risk.
8.Another reason to be worried is that Facebook has already blocked sharing of the company’s link. You can’t share clickable Public likes links on Facebook. Just try posting this link https://publiclikes.com/ on any Facebook
9. Passwords Disappear: They unnecessarily disable members username and password. This means your hard earned money and upgrade fees will disappear and you will have nowhere to take your complaint but go ranting on Facebook. Visit their Facebook page “Public Likes” and have a look at the members complaints of passwords not working. Don’t be fooled to think that something went wrong. No, they do it intentionally. And by the way in their terms and conditions they have clarified that they can disable members account any time, read this, ” PublicLikes has the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel, at any time and for any or no reason, a Member’s membership in and access to the PublicLikes Website and the PublicLikes advertising program. All Earnings may be cancelled in PublicLikes’s sole discretion...” Take note of “for any or no reason,” why should they disable your account for no reason?
10. Repetitive ads. Everyday a certain number of ads according to your account type are displayed but what is funny is that these ads are the same every day. As a starter, I viewed 5 ads from 5 hotels around Africa mostly South Africa and they were the same everyday.
11. Just clicking? A company that is serious about advertising their services or products will pay not just to view their website, but to do something that will convert you to their customer. Public Likes PTC is based on just looking at web pages for less than five seconds. That is not substantial enough for companies to pay for.
Are there members who have earned from Publiclikes.com?
Yes, there are a number of people who have earned through viewing ads provided by Publiclike Kenya and are spreading the gospel. Below is evidence of earning shared by one of Publiclikes.com Kenyan registered member. Then, how is it a scam if it pays?
Why is Public Likes paying?
Well, as with any pyramid scheme, the first people are paid in a bid to lure in more.
The guys behind this site most likely had a big budget to start with, which they paid the first people. These first people then spread all the referral links you’ve been seeing around, and more people join.
Then these new people start paying to upgrade their packages, and before long, most of the country is looped in.
One morning, halfway through your Sh90,000 plan, you log in to Public Likes and you’re greeted by a 503 error.
MY VERDICT OM PUBLICLIKES.COM SCAM ALLEGATIONS
Stay on high alert