PayPup and Netbux are quickly gaining attention as two awful scams. Covering the background, both programs promise to pay each member 2 cents for searching Google, Yahoo, eBay, MSN and many other sites with searching capabilities. Both were founded in April of 2005, first Netbux.org, followed by Pay-Pup.com. Pay-to-Search (PTS) seemed to be a big splash, with members able to earn thousands of dollars per month.
Unfortunately, both websites are overhyped scams. First of all, there is no way that any advertiser would pay 2c to Netbux and PayPup for each time a random user searches and receives an advertisement. Ads are not worth $0.02 each. Not to mention, referral commission is 100%, so Netbux and PayPup scammers are actually promising to pay $0.04 per search! If you know anything about the advertising business, $40.00 CPM is absurd, and no company would pay that much.
As if that were not horrible enough, Netbux and PayPup are offering to sell unreferred members to those willing to fork out some cash. At first, both sold referrals for $1 per each member. Later, Netbux increased the rate to $3, and PayPup to $2.50. In any circumstance, this is nothing more than a fishy smelling scam. Since referrals can earn $1 PER DAY for the user who purchased them, it makes zero sense for the website owners to sell them at such a low rate! The only possibility is that Netbux and PayPup simply want to earn more free money before they close down their business.
Perhaps they are eager for more money to make up for lost revenue. Both Netbux and PayPup had their Google AdSense accounts terminated, for two separate reasons. Netbux urged members to "CLICK HERE!" which is a clear violation of AdSense for Search policy. PayPup greedily edited its website code so that mesothelioma attorney and lawyer AdSense advertisements would always show up. Anyone with knowledge of the AdSense knows that these pay dollars per click, and forcing them to appear is against the terms of service. On top of that, Netbux was also removed from another advertisement company, Clicksor.