Review – Haven’t We Seen This Scam Before?

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Wouldn’t it be really cool if all you had to do to make $1000 a day was to spend the day with your cell phone in your hand, completing surveys, downloading apps and telling your friends about an awesome new website called CashJunky?

You know what they say about things that sound too good to be true – they probably are.

In this review, I’m going to be exposing this familiar scam for those that need confirmation that THIS really is a scam.

You probably have so many questions like:

  • Does CashJunky really pay?
  • Is CashJunky a scam or legit program?
  • Can I sue CashJunky?
  • How do you make money with CashJunky?
  • If it’s free, how is it a scam?

I’m going to answer all these questions and more here so read this entire review of CashJunky.

What is CashJunky All About?

CashJunky is a website that promises to pay you for doing tasks such as surveys, downloading apps and making YouTube videos.

They also claim that they’ll pay you for referring your friends as well as for just sharing your link (you supposedly get $2 for each click your link gets).

To get started, all you need to do is signup and you should earn a $50 sign up bonus. Once you’re a member, you will then share your link with friends and get $15 for each person who signs up.

The final step would be to redeem your earnings which CashJunky says can be via PayPal, check or bitcoin.

Sounds easy and fun. Where is the link?

Well, I’m not sharing any links for CashJunky because I’m familiar with this type of scam and know that no-one is getting paid.

Nevertheless, I made an account with fake credentials so I could better cover the site for this review.

There are numerous red flags, which you can spot even before you sign up. I’ll detail them below just in case you didn’t spot them (which is more than likely).

Why Does CashJunky Look Familiar?

Before I reveal the red flags, I’d like to say that I immediately knew CashJunky was a scam because I wrote about a couple of sites just like it last year.

First, I wrote about Plenty Bread which made the same promises although the sign up bonus was only $30. Then came a more popular one called Cashcrates which seems to have fizzled out now.

CashJunky is basically a clone of Cashcrates as everything including all the red flags is present here.

Cashcrates itself is a clone of other sites that ran the same scam including:

  • Plenty Bread
  • Royalty Bucks
  • KashTree
  • OG Dollars
  • ZoanCash

If you researched all of these, you would find that they all work the same exact way.

You could say that CashJunky is a bit late to the party.

5 CashJunky Red Flags To Be Aware Of

So how do I know that you should stay very far from CashJunky?

Well, if I didn’t know about the sites I mentioned before, I would like to point out some red glaring red flags that signal that something is wrong with this website and how they operate.

1. You Must Be 99 Years of Age to Participate

This isn’t very noticeable on visiting CashJunky but it’s probably the most important one. This fact is buried deep in the site in their Terms of Use — that long, boring legal text they ask you to agree to when you sign up but no-one ever reads.

About half-way down the Terms of Use page under the section “User Representations and Warranties” you get this:

By using the Cash Junky Sites and Features or our Services, you represent, warrant and covenant that you: (i) have the power and authority to enter into and be bound by these Terms; (ii) shall use the Cash Junky Sites and Features and our Services only as permitted by these Terms, and any applicable Additional Terms, and not for any unlawful purpose; and (iii) are ninety-nine (99) years of age or older. If you are under the age of ninety-nine (99), you are not allowed to use the Cash Junky Sites and Features nor our Services. Some offerings on the Cash Junky Sites and Features or our Services may be subject to additional age restrictions.

from CashJunky Terms of Use page.

If you’re 99 years of age or older then you’re qualified to use CashJunky. I’m willing to bet that no-one reading this right now and certainly no-one joining CashJunky is 99 years or older.

Why would any legit company bury and age restriction like this deep in their legal pages then ask you to agree to it when you sign up?

You agree to the terms when you sign up.

It’s clear that they do not intend to compensate users and there is nothing that you can do about it legally since you’re violating the agreed upon Terms.

2. As Seen On… Nowhere

CashJunky tries to boost its credibility by including a section on the front page of their site to convince users that they’ve been mentioned by big trustworthy sites like BuzzFeed, The Penny Hoarder and ABC.

Being mentioned by any of these sites would be the same as Oprah recommending your product on her TV show.

But not many people will even ask whether the sites here really did say something about CashJunky. I checked out each of the references to see what they said and here is what I found.

BuzzFeed didn’t have any mention of CashJunky when I did a Google search.

I also did searches on variations of the spelling of and did not see any mentions.

Searching on BuzzFeed also confirmed that there was nothing about CashJunky there.

Save The Student is a website that is useful for students. They have helpful articles for student finance and ideas for making money.

But there is no mention of CashJunky anywhere on this popular website. If CashJunky was legit, surely this would be perfect for struggling students.

I repeated the same searches for the other sites mentioned – The Penny Hoarder, ABC & The Huffington Post – both on Google & on the site itself and none of them mentioned CashJunky.

To be complete, I also checked Forbes & Yahoo because the invitation I saw said that those sites also made some mention of CashJunky.

It appears that CashJunky does not have any credible media coverage but is just using the names of these big websites to build trust with users.

3. They’ve Only Been Around for Like 3 Months

At the time of this writing, CashJunky has only been around for just over 3 months.

They would like you to believe that they’ve been around longer and in that time they’ve become the “#1 Influencer Network” on the internet.

But all the other clones that operate like CashJunky also call themselves the #1 Influencer Network. There can only be one #1 so which is it?

I took a look at CashJunky’s whois record for it’s domain and that revealed a number of things.

  1. They’ve only been around for 100 days at the time of this writing (Feb. 6th, 2021).
  2. The domain is registered for only 1 year.
  3. Their nameservers look familiar.

Many of these scams only register their domain for 1 year just in case they have to dump the domain and use another one to carry on their scam.

The nameservers look familiar to me because they’ve also been used to host Cashcrates and probably other clones of this nature. So it’s possible that CashJunky is just the same people using another name to keep the scam going.

4. They’ve Paid Out How Much?

There is a photo on the site that says that CashJunky has paid out over 600 million dollars to users.

I’m not saying that this is impossible but they’ve only been around for 3 months. That means they pay out around 200 million dollars every month!

But I also know that they do not pay out and if they did, where are the people who got rich and why aren’t they talking about CashJunky? Why isn’t the media talking about CashJunky?

I’ve been covering scam programs for over 10 years. Please stop lying, CashJunky.

5. The Scammers Own the Review Sites

Inside the CashJunky dashboard, there are several sections where you can make money and one of those sections is the Review Wall.

You can earn CashJunky dollars (money that will never be paid), by visiting each review and reading them. You will get $25 for each review you read.

Not surprisingly, all of these reviews are favorable which should be a good thing (maybe the writer of Orange Sunsets is wrong about CashJunky).

The reviews however aren’t from independent reviewers who have no direct association with CashJunky.

Two of the reviewers are the same as the ones I mentioned in my review of Cashcrates. Even Elevenor & Nathaniel Joneis both have reviews of both Cashcrates and CashJunky.

When you check the domain information for both blogs and the other two mentioned, they’re registered by the same company that CashJunky’s domain was registered by and they’re all hosted on the same nameservers which leads me to conclude that the scammers own all of these sites and are able to control everything they want you to see.

So although they want you to trust that they’re legit by having you read some reviews, they shot themselves in the foot by pointing you to reviews they probably wrote themselves.

Does CashJunky Actually Pay You?

This is probably the most important popular question being asked and it’s a very important one too.

If CashJunky pays then this review is a joke. If it doesn’t then it isn’t worth it to continue with them. Unfortunately, many will find this review after doing all the fun work, requesting payment and then realize they aren’t getting paid.

On the CashJunky website, you will see payment a proof collage which looks like people are getting paid. Well, they had to put that there to convince you.

The truth is that these are all photoshopped and I proved this in my other review for Cashcrates. They use the same collage from a previous program and have a designer change some details.

CashJunky isn’t going to pay anyone because they’re running the scam to make money for themselves. When this becomes exposed, they just change the name and start all over again.

Besides, how can they afford to pay when they’re promising a $50 bonus to everyone who signs up for FREE plus $15 to the person who referred them and $2 when the link is clicked?

There is nothing to buy, no paid memberships and they’re offering the most generous compensation for all the activity in the members area.

For example, why would they pay $25 and not $1 for every review you read? Most survey sites by legit companies can only afford to pay 10 cents to $5 for the completion of a survey.

So Why is CashJunky Doing This Anyway?

Why would anyone go through the trouble of creating a website where they get people to join up for free and then not pay them?

There is a very good reason and that is to make money for themselves.

You see, the people behind CashJunky are affiliate marketers who promote products that pay on cost per acquisition (CPA) as opposed to a cost per sale. h

These are the offers you will find on the task wall under Surveys.

Some of these offers pay $5 or more just to get users to sign up or put in their credit card info for a free trial.

The more persons the CashJunky owners can get to see and try these offers means the more money they’ll make.

They set everything up in a way where they don’t have to work that hard for the traffic. Just promise people something very attractive like easy money and have them tell their friends and the traffic will pretty much take care of itself. Then promise them even more easy money to complete the offers and their work is done.

They cash the checks and you get nada. Oh, and they put something in their terms of use to make sure they get away with it.

Yes! CashJunky is a Scam.

If you didn’t read any of the above to see what is really going on, then hopefully you scrolled and read this part.

Maybe you already know this because you waited for your payment and it didn’t come. It’s not coming.

CashJunky is a scam and they don’t pay. They’re running the scam so that they can get as many people as they possibly can to complete offers (surveys) so they can make money for themselves.

There are numerous red flags including stuff hidden in their terms of use which they get you to agree to. They’ll prepare you for reviews like this one by offering their own review sites which not only gives a favorably biased review of their program but tries to warn users not to read reviews like this one.

You should avoid CashJunky and other sites that claim to be #1 influencer networks (there are too many).

If You Really Want to Make Money Online

CashJunky promises easy money but they’ll never pay.

There are legit ways to make money online but most of the ones that are worthwhile involves learning a process and putting in some effort.

One of those ways is affiliate marketing which is the model that I use to make money from this website. The CashJunky scammers also use affiliate marketing but their process is very different.

To learn affiliate marketing the right way, I recommend the free training offered by this training website where I’m also a member.

By learning affiliate marketing and the process, you’ll learn a skill that you can use to help people who are searching online and you’ll be able to provide real value in exchange for a paycheck.

Let me know in the comment section below your experience with CashJunky. If you have any questions, you can ask them too. I normally read and respond to every comment.



  1. So the confirmation, and allat is beyond fake? I linked my cash app, so are they taking actual money I have in that account?

    • No point in keeping your Cash app linked but they’re probably not going to take your money from your account. The scam is that they get you to do all the tasks and then they do not pay you anything at all that was promised.

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