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Cash Texts. Get Paid to Spam Your Friends.

I got this tipster (send in your tips here) email today that wanted me to click on their link to join this new opportunity. Some of these things I get make me shake my head. This one just made me laugh out loud.

So the pitch is if you sign up to get text ads on your cell phone, multiple times a day you’ll make five cents for each text message you get.

But that’s not all. If you get a bunch of your friends to sign up you’ll make money for every text spam message they get also. Seems like a great way to make a frenemy out of someone you know. I mean seriously, how long does it take before anyone gets sick of getting multiple text messages a day to earn five cents each?

I can see this spreading like wildfire in the Biz Op community of “what’s the next thing” to join but if someone tried to convince me to join, no way.

And here is where the hate comments will start. “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” Actually it doesn’t take a scientist to see that signing up friends to get text message spam has a direct correlation with how to really annoy friends.

And once anyone signs up in the program, what do you think the chances are of your cell number getting sold and resold so more marketers can send you text spam? That’s a bridge I don’t want to cross.

While you may make a nickel a message, don’t forget that your cell provider may still charge you for receiving the messages or data.

Here is the Cash Text promotional video. – Source

Want to get a different take on this new BizOp? Check out DoughBoi.

Let me know when the next program comes out where people signup to get telemarketing calls at dinner time. Count me out for that one as well.

Let’s get serious for a minute. If this program is such a great deal then why are the people behind it not open and transparent?

The domain name has a hidden ownership and the CashTexts.com site sits on the same server with the following domain names.

247audios.net
atticuskillough.com
cashtexting.net
cashtexts.com
getrichgames.com
goxanthones.com
greenvillediscounts.com
gville.mobi
playgamesmakecash.com
qt8.me
quotefreak.com
sleepestories.com
survivorsempowered.com
upstatedragons.com

The most surprising of those sites was survivorsempowered.com where I kid you not, a “financial freedom” opportunity is targeted towards people that are a “survivor/victim of verbally abusive and controlling behavior.” – Source

The Cash Texts company privacy and terms do not identify the company. – Source. So who is it you are turning over your private information to?

We have no idea what state the Cash Texts people are located in to even see if they are properly registered to do business.

At best the Cash Texts business as presented is dubious, at worst it is not a legitimate company that even bothers to identify who they really are.


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Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

4 Comments

  • Your article here is just an opinion on a company.  Some people like it, some people don’t.  Although there are no facts stated here, you only give only guesses. 
    1.  You call it spam.  This depends on your definition of spam.  If you call any advertisement spam, unsolicited or not, then I guess it is.   Others would say spam is unsolicited advertisements.  So if you ask for it, then it’s not spam. 
    2.  Quote: “Seems like a great way to make a frenemy out of someone you know.”  If somebody does not like the idea, leave it at that.  No means no.  Don’t push the issue.  If they like it, they will sign up.  If they get annoyed at receiving 5 messages a day, then they can stop their account.  What would make a frenemy would be to pester them into joining.  Obviously, since you don’t like the idea, fine, no big deal, don’t join!  No harm done with somebody showing you this.  So, how does this annoy friends if 1, they say no, 2, they say yes and like it, or 3, they get sick of it and stop doing it?
    3.  Quote, “…what do you think the chances are of your cell number getting sold and resold so more marketers can send you text spam?”  What the biggest way to kill your own business?  Seriously, up lines and down lines talk!   If everybody’s cell number is sold, don’t you think everybody would hit there kill switch and give a bad word about this to ALL their friends?  Suddenly Cashtexts is over!  Don’t you think that the owners know this?  This would be a bad marketing strategy.  Cashtexts have make it public knowledge that they would not do this.
    4.  Quote, “While you may make a nickel a message, don’t forget that your cell
    provider may still charge you for receiving the messages or data.”  Anybody doing this is going to be smart enough to upgrade there plan to have unlimited text messages.  Most people have unlimited texting anyway.  This scenario would be the fault of the person, not their cell provider or cashtexts. 
    5.  Quote, “The domain name has a hidden ownership and the CashTexts.com site sits on the same server with the following domain names.”  What is your point?  Is there anything wrong with these sites?  Looks to me like there are 2 gambling sites and the others had nothing scandalous about them.  Your point is totally missed.  Most of these sites are perfectly legit businesses and does not reflect anything on one another.  I did not see one scam! 
    6.  Quote, “We have no idea what state the Cash Texts people are located in to even see if they are properly registered to do business.  At
    best the Cash Texts business as presented is dubious, at worst it is
    not a legitimate company that even bothers to identify who they really
    are.”  They do have an Attorney, Kevin Thompson.  He is part of the DSA (direct Selling Association).  Here is his website:  http://www.themlmattorney.com/The DSA shuts down over 1,800 illegal pyramids every year!  So, since the DSA knows about Cashtexts, and one of their attorneys is helping them, and the DSA has not shut them down, they must be a legit company!    
    Since you don’t like CT, then don’t join!  But since you don’t like it, that does not make this a lousy company.  Many people don’t like it, but many do.  People will be doing this because they like it. 
    The only dubious thing here is, are they going to actually get this off the ground?  And is this business going to be around for years to come?  Only time will tell. 

    • I agree, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But do you know the name of the company that owns this and the state they are registered in. The site never lists that.

    • Really good points to consider. Sounds like you did your homework instead of jumping some bandwagon when someone yells, “SCAM!” I’m familiar with the DSA, and they are a wonderful thing to know about when entering the realm of marketing. It’s easy to have a fear of the unknown, but like you said, “only time will tell”. Thank you for posting this. I hope others are smart enough to research and look things up too, instead of relying on one guy’s fear-based opinion. There is a lot of opportunity out there, even in our down trodden economy; a lot of creative means for supplemental income for those who want it, and those who need it because they lack a traditional job. It’s sad when a person misses out on opportunity because they fear everything. Only the risk takers and the creative “think outside the box” types are realizing the changes these days, and are up in arms to do what it takes to change with it and survive and succeed by any means necessary. New ideas will always look suspicious and be feared by the cynical and paranoid. I’m not saying one should not be on their guard against scams, but one should not see a scam in every new idea. It just takes some research and time…

  • It isn’t spam if people opt-in to receive text messages.

    Have you really taken a good look at the greenvillediscounts.com site you linked above? Does that look like a scam to you? It looks like a local version of what the Cash Texts people are doing on a national and international scale.

    Peace,

    Bryce

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