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Did someone send you an invite to Plenty Bread, telling you that they’ve made lots of money already and that you can do the same?
Or maybe you’re already a member of Plenty Bread and you want to know if the site is legit or even a scam.
Are you awaiting a payout after requesting such and want to know when or if you’ll be paid?
In this Plenty Bread review, I’m going to answer all of your burning questions about this site which promises easy money just for sharing your special link with friends on social media and completing simple tasks.
Plenty Bread looks like an easy site to use and promises big rewards for doing very little.
But, there is a lot more going on with this attractive and well-designed site that will shock you. Read on to see how they scam the unsuspecting, maybe not out of your money but out of your time and possibly your reputation.
In the article you’ll see:
- what the site promises you when you sign up
- some hidden red flags that expose this scam
- how the site makes money for the scammers and takes yours
- why this scam doesn’t go away
- what to do instead of wasting time with Plenty Bread
Let’s get started with how Plenty Bread is supposed to work.
What Does Plenty Bread Promise?
Plenty Bread positions themselves as a “social media influencer network” and promises that you can monetize your social media channels by registering with them.
A big blue text on their front page says “MAKE $500 TODAY”.
Then they tell you that in order to do this, you only need to complete three actions – join, share your link and cash out.
The lure of easy money continues as they tell you how much you can earn from doing the simple tasks.
For example, they say that when you share your link you can earn $2 every time someone clicks on it and earn $20 when someone you refer signs up.
They even throw in a $30 signup bonus so you’ve already earned $30 just by becoming a member of Plenty Bread.
To make money with Plenty Bread, you’re supposed to get others to sign up as well as do the tasks in the dashboard.
In addition to referring friends for $20 and getting clicks on your links for $2, you can also complete surveys and earn $50, create YouTube videos and earn $50 and download apps and earn $35.
It seems like a very easy way to make a lot of money in a short period of time. If this were real, you could potentially make over $1000 per day just completing offers and all your friends would want to get in on the action too.
They even have a monthly leaderboard where members seem to be making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month. One guy even appears to have made over $1 million in June alone.
Sounds easy right?
Too good to be true? You know what they say about stuff that sounds too good to be true. Well, it most definitely is.
Plenty Bread is nothing more than a scam where you earn money that will never be paid to you. And there are plenty of warning signs to help you avoid wasting your precious time.
A Closer Look At Plenty Bread
Sites that operate like Plenty Bread aren’t new. In fact, around 2013, I reviewed a similar website that one of my friends tried to get me to join.
And there are usually a lot of them. But they all have pretty much the same look and content, as if they were being operated by the same person.
Since I have some experience spotting these scam sites, I’m able to tell right away that these are trouble but others may not be so lucky because they don’t know what to look for.
There are some red flags that tell you right away that this site is a scam and I’m going to point them out here.
#1. How Long Has Plenty Bread Been Around?
If you answered 5 years because their about page says that they’ve been around since 2015, you’d be wrong. But, you still get a point for checking.
This is one of the factors that I look at when I’m reviewing sites that I’m a bit skeptical about. Normally, the longer a website has been around, you would trust it more than one that just popped up yesterday.
The correct answer to the question would probably shock you. I took a look at the domain registration records for Plenty Bread (see the screenshot).
From the domain registration info, you’ll see that the domain, plentybread.com was registered on the 14th of April, 2020! This year.
So Plenty Bread has only been around for a couple of months as of this writing.
Another thing to look for is the expiry date of the domain. Big businesses, as Plenty Bread pretends to be, usually register their domain names for multiple years. Plenty Bread is only registered for one year. This is just a guess but I’m willing to bet as you will see from the other red flags, that they don’t plan to be around that long.
So that entire story about them starting in March 2015 in Amsterdam and growing to be the “#1 Influencer Earning Network” in under 5 years appears to be false.
#2. Were They Awarded by Forbes.com?
Since we know their whole story is fake, it may not even make sense to check out what they said about being mentioned in publication like Forbes where they were named the “#1 Influencer Earning Network”. But hey, let’s check them for their lies anyway.
I did a Google search to check every page on Forbes.com for any mention of the brand name “Plenty Bread”.
Well as you can see, nothing was found. No mention of Plenty Bread on the entire Forbes.com website.
Everything else in their story is a lie.
#3. Who Is Cloutbux.com?
On the same About page as their story, I found a link that goes to a site called Cloutbux.com. They probably wanted to link to their own homepage but somehow ended up linking to Cloutbux.
The problem is that when you click this link, Cloutbux does not exist and you end up getting a server connection error.
Well, I did some more sleuthing, this time using the WayBack Machine – a site that shows you how websites looked in the past, even if they no longer exist.
Here’s how Cloutbux looked.
Yikes! Looks familiar?
Cloutbux registered their domain name in February of 2020 and shut down in April just before Plenty Bread showed up. So it seems that what the creators of Plenty Bread did was shut down Cloutbux, copied all the same pages over to their newly registered scam site and forgot to change a link.
Plenty Bread probably awaits a similar fate. They’ll shut down the site after some months and create a new one to continue the scams.
#4. You Must be 99 Years or Older to Use Plenty Bread
They never put a field in the registration form where you can submit your date of birth.
Right here under “User Representations and Warranties”, it says that by using the Plenty Bread site, you represent, warrant and covenant that you are 99 years of age or older.
Most social media users and probably 99% of people who will come across Plenty Bread are more than likely younger than 99 years of age.
What they’re saying is that you shouldn’t be using the site and they have the right to not pay you if they find out that you’re not 99 years old or older.
This is one of the shadiest things I’ve seen on the internet for as long as I’ve been warning people about scams. This is not a red flag – it’s a red umbrella.
By now I’m sure that you’re convinced that this is a scam. Let’s do some more anyway.
#5. The Contact Form & Email Don’t Work
You would think that there would be an easy way to contact someone if you needed something. There is a contact page as well as an email address and inside the members area there’s Skype contact info for your “account manager”.
Good luck with any of these because you’re not likely to hear a reply or get onto anyone.
The easiest option is probably the contact form on the contact page. Fill in your name, email address and the message and press send. Here’s what happens every time.
Looks like they didn’t bother to set up the contact form. Either that or they don’t want to be contacted.
I’d say that they don’t want to be contacted though because I also sent a message to the email address listed on the contact page and after a couple of days, I get a no-delivery message as you can see below.
The email address and contact forms are just for show and are not even set up to receive messages. So if you run into any problems, for example, you cash out and didn’t receive payment, it would be a waste of time trying to contact anyone about it.
#6. Fake Address
Somewhere on the site, I’m sure that I saw that they said they were based in Amsterdam. However on the contact page, they give their street address as PlentyBread Ltd. 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001.
Turns out that this is a 3 bedroom apartment located inside the Empire State Building. The unit is currently unavailable for rent but it is unlikely to be the location of the non-existent Plenty Bread office.
#7. Those Big Payout Claims
In their FAQ, Plenty Bread mentions one reason why you should choose them is because they have a membership base of over 730,000 users and that they’ve paid out close to $159 million in the 5 years that they’ve been online.
I could stop right there. They’ve only been online for 2 months.
And as many users have already found out, Plenty Bread does NOT pay out. Unless you’re 99 years of age and lucky enough to contact them after cashing out.
And does anyone actually wonder where the money comes from?
For example, when you refer someone, who signs up to the site for free, they get $30 sign up bonus and you get $20 plus the $2 when they clicked on the link. So they’re paying out $50 every time someone signs up for free.
We’ll learn below how Plenty Bread actually makes money but it’s not enough to pay the kind of money they’re promising their members. The math just does not add up.
#8. That Last FAQ Item About Getting Paid
I’m not sure what happened to FAQ #5 and #6 but that last FAQ item about getting paid makes me very uncomfortable. Even though I know that no one gets paid, its as though they’re letting you know that you could become a “rare case”.
Everyone is in face a “rare case” because no one gets paid.
But if they were legit they’d have a definitive answer – ie. payments are sent out on the second and last Friday of the month or payments are send out on the 1st and 15th of the month or payments are send every Monday.
They would simply not have any reason to mention anything about problems arising.
Example Offers On Plenty Bread
To explain exactly how Plenty Bread scams you, I’m going to show you some of the offers that’s available on Plenty Bread.
When you understand how these work, you will see how it’s easy for you to lose money while trying to get paid $50 per completed offer.
Because of my location, the offers weren’t available to me but for people in places like the USA, Canada and UK, most of these offers are targeted to them and will be available. I however will use examples which I found from a screenshot of the task list on another site.
Here are a few examples of tasks you can complete if they’re available to you. I’ll also include the action you must complete in order to earn the $50.
- Win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 – enter your email address and confirm your details.
- Stream the best movies now! – sign up for free now.
- Get a $150 Amazon Prime gift card! – enter your email address.
- Watch all your favorite online movies and series – create an account, confirm with your credit card and start streaming
With most of these offers, you just have to enter your email address and maybe click a confirmation link in your email.
Sounds like a fun and simple way to earn $50. You can get your earnings up really fast if you have a lot of available offers.
Other offers, like the last one require you to just confirm with a credit card. Most of these will tell you that you will not be charged but hide the fact that you’re on a free trial and you’ll be billed the full amount at a later date. It may be in some fine print on the same page.
Many times users forget to cancel their free trial before the billing date and end up getting charged. Sometimes, there will be additional check boxes that are already checked which signs you up for additional charges. If you miss these just to earn a $50 (which you’ll never get by the way), you’ll be shocked when your credit card statement comes.
And for the ones where you entered your email address? Be prepared for an avalanche of spam emails in your inbox because these offers are usually presented so that companies can get leads to sell or market (spam) to.
How Does Plenty Bread Make Money?
Ok, so here’s what’s really going on and here’s why Plenty Bread is trying to get as many people into their site with the promise of earning huge sums of money.
The real motive behind the entire thing is for the owner to get as many people into the site so that they can complete offers. Because each offer completed earns him a commission.
The owner of Plenty Bread is an affiliate marketer who promotes CPA offers found on a CPA affiliate network.
CPA means “cost per acquisition” or “cost per action” and defines the payout that the affiliate gets. So for an offer that just requires that the affiliate get an email address, he might get $1 – $3, sometimes more.
For offers that require a little more, the offer may pay more money. If its a free trial offer where you need to enter your credit card info, the offer may pay from $15 – $50, sometimes more depending on the nature of the product.
So the owner of Plenty Bread needs as many people as he can get into the site so that they can complete offers. He has no intention of paying out any of the money he earns so he has set up a system where he can promise big bucks and let users refer others.
Plenty Bread makes money and you’re left angry and disappointed after thinking that you’re earning hundreds of dollars for doing easy tasks and referring others. You may even lose money if you’ve been trying offers.
Additionally, your friends aren’t going to thank you for pushing this on them and you’re going to look bad.
Affiliate marketing is a legit way to make money online. CPA offers are also legit but I’ve stayed away from promoting them because they can be a bit unethical at times.
One great example of a CPA offer that I promote is WP Engine’s affiliate program. They offer a $200 commission for persons who purchase their web hosting which starts at $35. They can afford to pay this commission because their customers will normally stay sometimes for years at a time earning them more money that what they paid out.
Plenty Bread Is a Big Scam
Plenty Bread is a huge scam and it’s not going to go away. There was Cloutbux before it and probably in a few months, its going to shut down and start over with another name.
Social media is the big thing right now so they’ll position themselves as “influencer networks” now and promise that you can earn money from your social media following. Next year, they’ll just capitalize on the next big thing.
Also there are other domain names and sites that are running the same scam. One that I know of is Cashcrates.co, which I know about because a couple of friends have shared their links on their Whatsapp.
It’s up to people to recognize these sites as scams and not fall too easily for the lure of easy money doing very little.
If you see a friend or social media contact sharing links to these sites, you should let them know of the scam or share this post with them.
Plenty Bread is a tricky scam if you don’t know what to look for but you do not want to put in the time and effort sharing links and then get ignored when you try to cash out your $500+ dollars.
Legit Alternatives to Plenty Bread
If you’re looking for alternatives where you don’t have to do much to earn, you can try survey sites where you earn a few cents to a few dollars per survey or you can try other legit sites that ask you to do simple tasks for a reasonable amount.
Make sure to look up the reviews before you sign up and commit to any site.
One such site that I’ve mentioned here on Orange Sunsets is Qmee.
With Qmee, you can earn money with their free mobile app or browser addon every time you do an internet search, shop on Amazon and eBay, complete surveys as well as refer others.
It wouldn’t earn you hundreds fast but you can use it to earn a little each time you use it to do stuff you already do on the internet.
How To Really Earn Money Online
Making money online takes a lot of effort and when you take the time to put in work, you usually reap the rewards.
I do affiliate marketing which is promoting other people’s products for a commission or percentage of the sale.
I write and maintain this and other websites that attract traffic from search engines. These are usually people searching for something that I can help them with. In turn, if the content truly helps them, they go on to make a purchase of something that helps solve a problem for them, something they were probably planning on buying anyway.
There are other ways to make money online like ecommerce/dropshipping, freelance writing, YouTube, being an social influencer and blogging. But affiliate marketing is my favorite because it doesn’t take much to get started and you can earn passive income. The work you do once can pay you for years to come.
But it all takes effort and know-how. The effort is up to you but the learning part is easy because there are plenty options.
If this is something that you would like to know more about, I’d recommend this website where you can get all the training and tools to create an online business as well as support and help when you need it.
Best of all it is free to join and the owners have strict rules that make the membership area free of any scams. You can read more about it in this full review.