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The Cashcrate Scam – Is it real?

September 11th, 2009

So a couple weeks ago, I googled “cashcrate scam” and was appalled by how many results were on the first page for this term. There were even several Associated Content articles that went into detail to try and prove that Cashcrate was a scam!

Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word “scam” as a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.

So remind again how I made over $1000 with Cashcrate if they are a scam?

These articles got me so annoyed that I decided I would write an article of my own to educate the people that Cashcrate was indeed legit and not a scam.

For whatever reasons however, my article was rejected by Associated Content. They claimed it was “too promotional” even though I really can’t seem to see how. Either way, it’s their loss because I decided to use it as content for my own blog.

Now, I’m all for opinions. I believe everyone is entitled to their own, however, if something wasn’t successful for you… then say that! Don’t go accusing and calling it a scam when the truth is it’s definitely not!

So why would these people call Cashcrate a scam if it was indeed a legit way to make money online free? Read on if you’d like to know the answer to that.

If you’ve ever looked for ways to make money online free, chances are you’ve stumbled upon Cashcrate. Maybe you then tried Googling it, and saw several people, including a few articles on Associated Content that state “Cashcrate is a scam”. Without giving it a second thought, you’ve probably dismissed the idea of joining Cashcrate for fear of being scammed out of your money. I don’t blame you. With the amount of internet scams going around lately, it’s hard to pick real from fake.

So why am I writing this article? To explain that Cashcrate is a 100% real and legit way to make some extra cash online in your spare time.

Note well, that I said “extra cash” and not a million bucks. I never claimed that you can replace your day job with Cashcrate. However, if you are in need of an extra $20, $50, or even $100+ per month, Cashcrate can provide you with that extra income.

So for those of you that never even heard of Cashcrate, what exactly is Cashcrate?

Cashcrate is a GPT (get paid to) website where you “get paid to” do certain things. There are several offers and surveys, both trails and 100% free and you get paid every time you complete these offers.

So why would any website pay you to do those simple things? Where do they get the money? Well Cashcrate acts like the middle man. Big companies like Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds, Burger King, Direct Tv, Netflix, etc pay Cashcrate every time a member completes one of these offers. Cashcrate in turn, gives that member a percentage of the money back, and keeps their profit. Eg, if you’ve always wanted to try Netflix but never got around to doing it, you may find an offer willing to give you some of the money back or in other words, you would “get paid to” try Netflix. Offers like Netflix would be “trial offers”. Like I mentioned, there are also 100% FREE offers where you do not pay any money to sign up to anything, and you do not need to give out your credit card or bank account information! You also get paid money to complete these offers.

Now, if Cashcrate is such a legit way to make money, then why would these people even say such a thing that Cashcrate is a scam? If Cashcrate really pays, why would people call it scam?

Well the truth is, there are several reasons for this. Below I will attempt to explain several of them. Now don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion and maybe Cashcrate isn’t for everyone, but calling something a scam when they do pay millions of members monthly is quite the extreme and very misleading.

Reasons why people think Cashcrate is a Scam.

1. They don’t read!
This is probably the number 1 reason most people think Cashcrate is a scam. If you haven’t been blessed with the gift of literacy, Cashcrate is definitely NOT for you.
Firstly, you need to read the rules, the FAQ, how to complete offers, etc. Join the forum and read there too.

I see so many people, including a few that wrote these popular “Cashcrate is a Scam” articles, that sign up and then complain that there is no way to make money on Cashcrate without signing up to something that you don’t want and using your credit card.

This bit of info is absolutely false! It stems from the requirement of the offer which again, most people that call Cashcrate a scam haven’t read properly. Most of the offers require you to “Complete the survey and registration on the first two pages and click on 2 offers in the rewards section.”
Completing the survey means using a valid email and your correct information when filling out an offer. It’s nothing more than your name and address which CAN easily be found in a phonebook. (And no you will not get a ton of mails sent to your house for including your address, see reason number 3 for more info). Then basically you need to make your way through the offer viewing a bunch of sponsored OPTIONAL offers. You do not HAVE to complete these, hence they are optional! After you’ve gotten to the Final Steps/ Silver Offers page, you are required to CLICK two offers there. This is where a lot of members have trouble reading and understanding that you DO NOT need to fill out these offers as they do require your credit card and usually have some shipping fees attached. All you are required to do to be paid by Cashcrate is CLICK the offers. In other words, you are being paid to VIEW these silver offers.

2. They think you have to spend money to make money on Cashcrate.
Again this is a subtopic from not being able to read instructions, but Cashcrate does not require you to ever spend any money to make money with them. If you don’t want to do a trial offer, you simply do not have to! In fact, as the title says, I have never EVER done a trial offer on Cashcrate, and yet I was able to make $1000 in total from 10 months that I’ve been a member there. I’ve made this money by only doing 100% free offers and referring others to the site.

3. They are trying to promote another affiliate program or sell something.
This is another major reason that I see people claiming Cashcrate is a Scam. They would usually go out of their way to find ways that they can mislead the public into thinking that Cashcrate is a Scam, and then say “but I have found something that works for me! Click here to sign up to this other site.” Or “Click here to purchase this ebook that will teach you all the ways to make money online free”. These people are just scum and usually know very well to themselves that Cashcrate is legit, but would do whatever it takes to sell their product or gain referrals to another program.

4. They complain about spam in their inbox.
Again, this has to do with not reading. Advertisers do send a lot of emails/spam, but that is why it’s recommended to use another email that you have created for the sole purpose of completing offers. That way, the advertisers’ emails don’t crowd your main inbox.

5. They complain that their offers never get credited.
Another reason I see most complain that Cashcrate is a scam is when their offers remain pending and they don’t receive credit for it. Now there are many reasons an offer would not credit, and most of the time, these people are completing offers the wrong way, hence they stay pending forever! You need to use a new email address per company. These advertisers are looking for new leads. They don’t want to give credit to the same email over and over and over again. Also, you need to clean your cookies between every offer again for the same reason as before. Advertisers are looking for new leads. Those two things usually do the trick for offers to credit, however you do need to ensure that you’re taking your time and going through the offer waiting for all the pages to load completely and not just rushing through to get to the end.

6. I’ve seen one person complain about Cashcrate putting cookies on your computer.
For my dear friend that was almost driven to insanity because he read Cashcrate puts cookies on your computer, please Google cookies and take a read. Every single site that you visit puts cookies on your computer! They are basically there so that the site remembers you visited their site. Do you have a Facebook account? Then you’ve had cookies placed on your computer. Do you browse online? Then yup, you’ve had cookies too! In fact, right this minute, as you’ve visited this blog and you’re reading this article, there were cookies from Blogger placed on your computer! So lighten up my friend, it’s not the end of the world.

7. They tried to scam Cashcrate and got their account banned.
Last but not least, there will always be those that try to beat the system. Maybe they tried creating multiple accounts to complete the same offers and make money, or tried some other “illegal” method and got caught by Cashcrate. Then their account was probably banned and now they go around spreading rumors that the site is a scam just for their own sour revenge.

So do you still think Cashcrate is a scam?

- It’s 100% Free to sign up, no credit card needed.
- You CAN make money without spending any of your own.
- There is over 1.5 million members worldwide.
- They pay monthly by checks and now Direct Deposit if you qualify.
- There’s a very active and helpful forum where you can get answers 24/7.
- And I have made $1000 in 10 months.

So for any of you reading this that were mislead by these false articles and claims that Cashcrate is a scam, I hope you have changed your mind. And if you’re still in doubt, my best suggestion would be to try it yourself! Why not? What is there to lose than a couple minutes of your time if you decide that it’s not for you? It’s absolutely FREE to join!

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Reanna R

About Reanna R

My real name is Reanna but around the web, especially in the MMO (make money online) world, I'm referred to as TriNi. On this blog, I aim to teach people that it CAN be done; that there are legit and 100% free ways to make money online.

6 Responses to “The Cashcrate Scam – Is it real?”

  1. Danielle

    I'm getting so tired of all the people calling it a scam, as well. I was just recently involved in a debate about this over at the forums. It really annoys me because their claims don't even hold any weight.

    Great post! I really liked how you provided possible reasons why people think it's a scam and I think you're right.

  2. TriNi


    Yup, alot of people say when you try to defend it, it sounds like an even bigger scam.. but I DISAGREE. I'm defending it because of all the stupid rumors that others spread that really makes no sense ..

  3. Don Paquin (Poppss)

    I'm glad I read your article. I was going to try Cashcrate a while ago, and the reason I never tried it was exactly like you said. I Googled it and as you said, I found articles that said it was a scam.

    Now, thanks to you and your article, I'm going to give it a shot. One way or another, after I see where it leads me, I'll write an article and include it on my site. And I saw a few others here that I'll try also.
    Don Paquin (Poppss)

  4. TriNi

    @Don Paquin

    :) I'm glad I could have that positive effect on you. Yes cashcrate is no scam and I've been paid numerous times. I'd also be willing to help you get started if you want. Just gimme a shout after you've signed up :)

  5. LaLALa_X3

    im so glad i read yur blog because im now sure that its NOT a scam !
    thanks :)
    could yu please blog on how i can use squishycash
    like how to operate it ?
    cus im like too confused ..
    thanks again TriNi

  6. TriNi


    :) Glad you feel that way now! Yup, it's definitely not a scam.

    Ok sure, I'll try to do my next blog post on how to use Squishycash. :)

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