If you are among those who stumbled onto OqVideo and you want to know more about this platform, read this article.
But here’s a preview: I used it and yes, OqVideo is a scam.
What is OqVideo?
OqVideo is a “company” that offers you money to watch promotional videos. They pay $0.60 per minute, it has an affiliate program and you earn another 40% from the earnings of your referrals.
So far, nothing wrong: the idea behind the project is promoting YouTube videos, so that YouTubers can earn more views just by paying for them. It’s just a marketing method.
I discovered OqVideo thanks to other marketers who were promoting it, so I decided to check it out.
And that’s what I discovered.
OqVideo at a first sight
At the first sight, OqVideo seems a legit platform: there is a F.A.Q. section, user reviews, the site is secure, there is a support section, and they are very clear about what they do and how you can earn money.
But, in a closer sight, you can find the first scam alerts: no contact emails, no Terms and Conditions, no way to reach the people behind the platform.
Also after the first scam alerts, I decided to go ahead – of course, carefully – so, I signed up and started using the platform.
OqVideo: the Three Steps Towards Nowhere
I started watching the videos promoted on OqVideo – well, in reality, there is no need to watch them, you can just press play and do other things, because there are no particular requirements related to screen size or similar.
I reached $50 pretty soon, so I tried to withdraw the money: there are several options to withdraw, from PayPal to Bitcoin. And here’s the first step: the platform tells you that you need to reach at least $200 to withdraw. Ok.
I earned another $150 very fast. I tried to withdraw once again.
And here’s the second step: to withdraw the money, you need at least 30 referrals. Ok.
If you are not a marketer, the platform allows you to buy your referrals from other “users” who sell them on the referral exchange page owned by OqVideo. You can buy them using cryptos.
But I am a marketer, so I started promoting the platform and asked the amazing CashJuice community for help.
Now, on CashJuice I had the opportunity to be extremely honest about my intentions, that is, I informed the community that my goal was to write an honest review about OqVideo.
In fact, I always try to write about things I know, because many times I found extremely dishonest reviews online.
But I had not the same opportunity on the other platforms where I was promoting OqVideo. So, after collecting the first referrals, I decided to stop promoting and started creating fake accounts using my referral link.
I collected the 30 referrals.
And here’s the third step:
This appears after you add the payment method and the system verifies that you have enough referrals, and it means that when you reach the payment page, “/endpay.php“, that page doesn’t exist, or the name of the .php file is wrong, or whatever. The point is that you can’t get your money.
OqVideo is a Scam
OqVideo is definitely a scam. And beware, because the platform takes different names according to the different countries. But the design of the website is always the same, the one you see in the first image of this blog post.
So, there is another scam around. Don’t waste your time!
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