Multitrendo Review – Easy Cash or Scam?
When something works well, you keep doing it until it doesn’t work anymore. That’s what’s happening with the large number of Websites that have recently sprung up offering to pay people for reading news articles. No one has ever gone broke offering sites that promise to pay money for doing little work, and the “get paid to read news” niche has exploded in recent months. The latest entry in this market is a site called Multitrendo, and it’s more or less a copy of several other sites that I’ve recently reviewed. Still, there are a few minor differences between Multitrendo and other similar sites, so I thought I’d do a Multitrendo review.
As with the other sites, you can sign up for Multitrendo quite easily. It just takes a minute to provide an email address and a password. You don’t even have to confirm the address; once you type in those two pieces of information, you’re logged in. You will also be asked to provide your PayPal, Payza or Skrill account address or number so that Multitrendo can pay you.
Once you’re logged in to Multitrendo, you’re ready to read news. To do that, just click on the link that says “Read News” at the top of the page. You’ll see a screen that lists about fifteen news articles, along with the time they were posted. Multitrendo will pay you $5 for every article you read, and you can read up to 35 articles per day. Just click on an article to select it. When you’re done reading it, you click on the button that says “OK.” Then you’ll be asked to solve a simple math problem in order to prove that you’re a human and not a robot. Once you do that, you’ll have $5 added to your account balance.
By reading the maximum 35 articles per day, you’ll be able to add $175 daily to your account balance. To earn even more, Multitrendo offers you an affiliate link which you can give to your friends. They even suggest that you post the link on Facebook or Craigslist to get even more people to sign up. For every person who signs up underneath you at Multitrendo, you’ll receive a $25 bonus. You’ll also earn 15% of their earnings when they read news articles.
You can get paid when your account balance reaches $1500 (or $2300, depending on which page on the site you’re reading. The FAQ page and the payout page don’t agree on the amount. The payout page says you’ll have to wait 14 days to get paid after you request payment, but that you can get paid immediately if you refer five friends to Multitrendo through your affiliate link.
This all sounds easy and great, and looks like a terrific, effortless way to make a lot of money. If you refer a few friends, you could possibly earn thousands of dollars every week for just a few minutes of your time every day. Of course, I’m always suspicious when things seem too easy, and making money at Multitrendo seems way too easy to be anything but a scam.
And Multitrendo is a scam. The site says the company was founded in 2008, but the site is fairly new, with the domain name having been registered in 2014. It’s one of many sites that seems to be registered to the same people in Eastern Europe; the IP address shows that that the site is in Ukraine, though the site claims the company is based in New York.
So, what’s wrong with Multitrendo? There are several things that stick out. One is that the site claims that news agencies are paying them to have you read their news articles. But the news articles aren’t full articles at all; they’re mostly just a couple of sentences. They don’t even provide links to the full article, so you couldn’t read all of one even if you wanted to. There are no links, no pictures, or anything that would be useful to a news agency if you looked at it or read it. There’s certainly no incentive for a news agency to pay anyone to read these little “snippets” of news.
Multitrendo isn’t going to pay you, either. I’ve reviewed more than a dozen sites that this company owns and they all say they’ll pay you for taking surveys or reading news, but I’ve yet to hear of anyone who actually got paid, and there are hundreds of comments on this site from people who have tried to cash out. You’ll get a message saying that your payment is being processed, but it never comes.
What is Multitrendo really doing? There are several things that Multitrendo is likely doing with this site to make money for themselves:
Ad revenue. The site does have ads, and they’re hoping you’ll click on them so they can get paid. It’s not much, but it adds up when you’ve got tens of thousands of members.
Hacking PayPal, Payza or Skrill accounts – If you provide your account information, they might use it to try to hack your accounts. If they succeed, they might have access to your account balance, your bank account balance or your credit card information. These sites are fairly secure, but many users use poor passwords, so they’re likely to be successful some of the time.
Collecting email addresses – Email addresses are always useful for spammers, and if the people who run Multitrendo aren’t sending out spam themselves, then they might be selling the addresses to people who do send out spam.
I’ll be brief – Multitrendo is a scam. You’re not going to be paid, and that is that. You might find yourself getting spammed, or losing the contents of your PayPal account if you sign up. While there are ways to make money online, this isn’t one of them. If you’re really interested in making money online, you should skip Multitrendo and visit Wealthy Affiliate instead. This site is a training program that shows you how to build a successful online business using proven methods that actually work. You’ll have access to real people and a helpful online community. You can even sign up for free. That’s a better way to spend your time than reading news articles for no reason at Multitrendo.
Multitrendo is not recommended.