MyLikes Scam- Stay away from this rotten site

For regular readers, you'll know that I like to show people how to make a little bit of money on the internet. My view is that since you've already paid for the internet connection, you may as well make money off of it.

So, with me always having a keen eye on new ventures on the internet, I stumbled across a site called MyLikes (I'm not going to even link to them, on the part that it's run by scum). Now, calling them scum might seem a bit harsh, but soon you'll find out why. Anyway, the site involves you making videos talking about new products. You then load it on YouTube through their site and every time it's watched you get paid.

This sounds pretty good right? I thought so too, so I signed up and went for it. I've got a pretty strong social network that my video can be posted onto, so I did it (which is what the site owners suggest you do) and in 2 days I brought in 5,990. Whilst this isn't on par with some of the hardcore YouTubers, I was pretty impressed with this.

Initially, MyLikes agreed with my views. However, when I hit 3,000, they said they were only going to pay for 260 of them.Then, when my view count hit 5,990, it said that the video was disapproved. Now the money that I should have received £80.50 (when converted from USD). However, my view is that they simply didn't want to pay money, since they've been paid by the adviser and didn't want to pass on the rewards to me.

Their view is that the views are from illegitimate sources. Now, I would never use this technique since it would severely damage the integrity of my YouTube account, in which I've already got a pretty popular video that brings in a tidy sum of views each day. After trying to reason with them, I got no response.

Is it fair that I've lost out on just over £80 thanks to illegal company practises? No, of course it isn't. I would strongly suggest that anyone that wants to make money online, they should stay away from MyLikes. I'm not the only one that's had this problem. Google the title of this Hub and you'll find 378,000 hits for this topic. It appears that when you start making decent money, the scrub out your account so they keep all the profit.

It is just me, or does this sound so immoral? Everyone is feeling the pinch just now financially and sites like this give people false hope. I'll admit that I really was lured in by it, before checking if the site was legitimate, and watching the my view count rise as each person watched my video was truly exhilarating. What wasn't exhilarating though was the bump back down to Earth when I realised that I had been duped, big time!

Of course, if anyone from MyLikes reads this and would like to discuss this further, then they can get me through this Hub. Please be vigilant though, folks, and stay the heck away from this shoddy, underhand, scummy website. Also, please retweet, pin, and share on your Facebook page to spread the word about MyLikes.

Update- I tried to log onto my account just now, and was welcomed with the screenshot posted below. I've put a black cross against the criteria for the locked account that doesn't apply to me. Yep, that's right, they've locked my account for no good reason, aside for the fact that I'm openly complaining about their site.

Oh, and this Hub is on page 1 of Google so it's not as if they couldn't see it. It's even more clear now that MyLikes truly is a scam website.

If you truly want to make money online, you can do so via HubPages.

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Sweetheart2997 4 years ago from Lowell, Indiana

Thanks for the information!

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

You're very welcome :)

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JohnGreasyGamer 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

Wow, a nice Hub - keeps me nice and aware! While I respect HubPages, its staff and users, I'm still not sure if I want to hand over my card details / address for cheques or cash. You've been voted up ^^

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smiileyfacexo 4 years ago from New Zealand

The advertiser decides whether to approve or disapprove your video rather than MyLikes. MyLikes is just an advertising platform. I personally didn't have a problem with it because I still got paid.

It is sad that you had 5990 views in 2 days and the advertiser assumed you cheated. It was probably too good to be true for the advertisers. People may have been abusing the system by buying video views and disapprove them. I do think the advertisers have gone stricter.

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Thank you for this cautionary tale, in this internet minefield we need more people like yourself to illuminate the dark corners.

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

Cheers John. Had a look at your TS2 review on YT a half hour ago. The ending comment was hilarious ;)

I know what you mean about being cautious, even with HubPages. Although they're a reputable site so hopefully we'll all be fine :)

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

Sadly according to MyLikes, it's them that monitors the YT views, not the advertisers to see if they're legit or not. The only way they should flag them as fake is if they were that.

I honestly hope the whole site goes under and the board lose their ill gotten gains.

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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

I know how it feels. Fiverr did the same thing to me. I wonder what happened there? I used MyLikes regularly and got timely payments without a problem. However, I got paid to advertise on Twitter and Facebook. I never tried the youtube opp. That could be the problem.

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

That's strange about Fiverr! I'm just so gutted about how much I've lost thanks to mylikes.

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g37752 4 years ago

my situation is a little different, but conclusion is the same.

forgetting about them operating in a total blackbox, my daily click caps at 7!? AND they have it in the TOS - you cannot remove their ads. Guess what that does! Yeah right - i'll give you free ads all week for a few lousy cents! I just wonder if its the advertiser or mylikes that is benefiting from the free ads..

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

Yeah, after the week is up, I can't see why people would keep it up on their twitter,youtube etc.

I've still never heard anything from MyLikes about why the blocked my account, nor have they requested that this Hub is taken down. This just proves that they know it's a scam and they can't ask me to remove it.

helpmeout 4 years ago

well how can anybody make money online then besides adsense

AABeyblades 4 years ago

Same thing happened with me!

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SolveMyMaze 4 years ago Author

@ Helpmeout, look at my other hubs for inspiration.

@AABeyblades, it sucks eh? They're worse than pirates!

George Waring 3 years ago

I refused to believe warnings like yours, I made a video about when I got up to about six dollars, and after approving most of the money they disapproved my videos saying it was "not about" that's Ok, I'll make a new videos about but it will definitely not be one they like.

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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago Author

That's a shame, I'm sorry to hear that. Further proof that mylikes is a complete scam!

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sokar505 3 years ago from Saint Louis

Could not agree more - Mylikes is horrible site and a complete scam. I just unjoined them after being a member for almost a year.

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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago Author

Indeed it is, I'm surprised they haven't been shut down!

StevenMillerton 3 years ago

I can confirm that this company is a scam. They ripped me off $500 in 2 days after I posted their campaigns to millions of fans on my pages.

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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago Author

That's awful! I didn't know they were scamming people that much!

jane 3 years ago

My daughter has lost all her money after making almost $ likes explanation was she didn't use correct wording for the advert! What a con it has happened before but not for this amount of money.

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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago Author

That's an awful thing to happen to her. I hope she'll stop using such a crap site.

Kyle Sword 3 years ago

I just signed up for MyLikes an hour ago... I pushed 300 clicks in an hour through posting to Facebook and they are only showing 130 clicks in my account... Furthermore; My balance was at 2$ for those clicks, but it jumped back down to 60 cents... mind you this all happened within 15-20 minutes after me signing up... which leads me to believe that they have an automatic system set-up to steal from people, they're too lazy to even pay somebody to steal, of course it's easier to detach morally when you just set-up a computer to steal other people's time/money.

Try it for yourself... set up an account with them, but when you go to post a link for them; grab the link and put it through AGAIN so YOU can track it... You will instantly see that their system AUTOMATICALLY steals your clicks, money, time, reputation, and hope.

Stay away, Far Far away, but if you must try it, follow my instructions above so you can prove it to yourself.

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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago Author

Yeah it's a total scam site! I don't understand how they're still running to be honest although it must be easy with the money they're stealing from people.

chriswebbonline 3 years ago

I earned about 45 dollars in 1 day, then I logged back into my account and it said I only had .70 cents. For like 2 months after this my account wouldn't go above 70 cents. recently I decided to give it another try to got my account up to 1.15 and then it shot right back down to 1.00.

this is such a waste of time, they are even ripping off chump change

I have posted endless tweets, and loaded up my facebook page, I posted widgets on my site, and worked my but off generating traffic to my content. Only to get ripped off.

This leads me to the question, where do you get money online?

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SolveMyMaze 2 years ago Author

Yeah they're a bunch of scumbags really! I really hope the company goes under because they're literally defrauding people.

If you want to make money online, Fiverr is a great way to do so.

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VictoriaSheffield 2 years ago from Georgia

wow! I signed up and can never seem to make more than a dollar!

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SolveMyMaze 2 years ago Author

Sorry to hear that!

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lorddraven2000 2 years ago from Wheelwright KY

I was doing really well with mylikes and then found myself suspended. When they finally returned my email about 3 weeks later they claimed I had posted my content to a facebook page I did not own, which was not the case at all. I showed them where I was allowed to post to the page and they refused to right the wrong. Basically what I see is once someone begins making big bucks each pay out they find some way to block that user and keep that pay out.

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SolveMyMaze 2 years ago Author

That's exactly what they do because they're a rubbish company. They've basically stolen money from you.

Unknown 2 years ago

They say they would give me 35 cents ad for my page, so I posed for them and I earned 200$ easily and suddenly thy took all those money away and only gave me 30$ they kept on deducting my money, the leaderboard on there such bullshit. Who make 11k a day?

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SolveMyMaze 2 years ago Author

Yet another example why MyLikes shouldn't be trusted. Time and again they take money off of people for no good reason.

Precious 2 years ago

I signed up for mylikes posted on 67 groups with an average of 20 Members. I went to bed. Waking with excitement to check out the fruit of my labor I received a suspended account. Am sure I had earn much anyway. Does any one has an alternatives?

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SolveMyMaze 2 years ago Author

It's a terrible state of affairs, and I'm sorry to hear that you've been scammed. I would suggest writing for HubPages. You can sign up with them for free by going through this link and then selecting either sign up or join now

TayMyLikes 9 months ago

Hi there,

I realize this post is quite old so this comment may not have the desired effect, but it's important to us that we at least address it. I work for MyLikes, and apologize on the company's behalf for the experience you had. I can't speak to the exact reasons your account was suspended, but I want to assure you that we never intentionally withhold our publisher's earnings without reason. If you want discuss the issue further so we can clear things up on our end, please e-mail and I will personally make sure you get a timely response.

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SolveMyMaze 9 months ago Author

Tay, as much as I can understand that you're wanting to do damage control, the fact of the matter is your site is ripping people off.

By saying that you don't withhold money without good reason is saying that the people that have commented on this (myself included) are liars.

John 4 months ago

They are a scam, they stole my facebook page and closed my account.

Reported them to the police

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SolveMyMaze 4 months ago Author

I'm sorry to hear that, John. They're scamming scumbags!

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