(Updated Jan 2018)
The company Empowr is just another name for not so empowering.
This is not to be confused with the Empower Network which is an MLM network marketing business.
Empowr is more of a (PTC) or paid to click website for fabricated social proof. This is not necessarily a bad thing but the way they run this company is.
I’m sure if you have done any research on this scheme you most of the time ran into positive Empowr reviews.
You will find many people promoting this program as they want you to think that it’s legit and go through their link to sign up.
There is nothing wrong necessarily with suggesting a link as that is affiliate marketing but when you promote a scam that is where things start going wrong.
Members of the Empowr community are rarely making money unless they’re friends with the owner or paid to promote it.
This site is made to look like yet again another startup when really it’s the same company that has scammed people under the radar for years.
This business started as SMS.ac
then changed to Fanbox
then changed to Project uplift
and now it’s called Empowr
Well, at least for now. Until something else goes wrong or they get too many pissed off customers and employees.
Empowr is just the newest name for the same old scam.
You should really take a look at what ol Mr. Pousti has been up to. If you look into all of his companies and the complaints you start to realize that this is just nothing more than a clever and well crafted scam.
This scam just keeps changing its name when things get bad and keeps on a chugging along with the same trick.
What Is Empowr Exactly?
Well it’s supposed to be an environment where you can share other people’s posts, pictures and other social media signal tasks.
You can supposedly earn points to get social shares from others. This is a neat idea BUT there is a HUGE problem…
They don’t intend to really get shares to your social profiles and they don’t intend to pay you.
They use the sneaky trick of the (IPL) or the “I’ll Pay later” function to get people to think they have earned a lot of money, that I will discuss more further down in this article.
Then when they use that money to promote and pay later they will have to pay money to get it out and is typically much more than the money you actually earn.
If you do happen to get a little chunk of money say $40 bucks, you can try to cash it out and they will first tell you to wait until it matures in 90 days.
Then they will just leave it pending in your account and not pay you. Then when you ask them why, they can give you a multitude of different excuses…
This is why they’re system is so confusing.
So Empowr is mainly just the same thing as Fanbox with a facelift and a coat of lipstick.
It just has a newer interface and name, some extra features like a guage that gets you excited to try to get it to go into the green and promote more.
So really empowr is up to the same ol tricks but wants you to focus on it’s neat appearance and forget about all that scamming they did before.
There is some confusing videos making it look effortless when really it’s built to be confusing and misleading.
The funny thing about this program is they make you feel that it’s connected to Facebook when really it is just a group of people on Empowr.
This means that everybody that sees and shares your posts are just Fanbox members and they’re rarely buyers or real people looking for your content.
This is to promote your link but many of the people are just promoting it inside of Empowr making Empowr bigger but doing nothing for your link.
This is a huge hamster wheel for marketers to get stuck in trying to get that money in their account, while also getting shares on their profiles.
Many think they are getting value when really it is all a clever trick to get the community to look active and make people build up their accounts.
When members of Empowr want to get paid they need to pay money, they will not tell you in the beginning.
They will make it seem small but when you figure out this program is doing nothing but shaving little bits of money from people little by little.
You realize that you have wasted months if not years getting scammed slowly.
Empowr The Owner To Make Millions While You Get Shafted
So like I have said earlier this company has done the same thing for years but just keeps switching their name to avoid people catching on to quickly.
This is why when you search around you will not see a lot of negative reviews about Empowr like you will with Fanbox, cause it was around for a while and Empowr was just recently set up.
Many people will not figure out this is a scam until they have invested loads of time. They will start to notice by then that they have made nothing and many will just either forget or move on without telling anybody.
The people who do talk bad about the program focus on out ranking you with fake positive reviews.
They’re consistently not paying people, even when you earn enough to get a payout.
Supposedly they will pay you out in 90 days after doing a bunch of tasks on social media.
What’s the catch?
Once that 90 days comes around they figure out a way to take that money or if you want it they charge you more than it’s worth.
They say you have money in your account for doing nothing, so you think it’s awesome but you have to cross the threshold first and then you have to pay to get your money out and it usually costs more than the money you will be getting paid.
When they tell you they will pay you, there is a big problem. They use something called IPL which is “I’ll PAY Later” which is a fake credit loan.
They put this fake credit in your account and auto activate it without your knowledge.
There are then people who use these credits thinking that they earned them and are free.
These credits don’t even get the traffic you were promised and you first have to pay back your IPL account.
Nothing Like Paying To Get Free Money
They make it look like a higher amount like $50 dollars but then put you owe from using “I’ll pay you later” feature, $48 bucks.
Most of the time people will not notice and they think that they’re paying a fee to get $50 dollars when really they pay a fee to get $2 dollars.
Then you also wont get the money most of the time if not 100% of the time. I’m assuming that they pay some or they would have everybody screaming scam instantly.
Since they make you wait so long and then mix in a bunch of payment stipulations, it’s hard for anybody to prove that they own them as they will just say that you did something wrong.
They can and will get away with it so take extreme caution.
Lets say you boosted some stuff with your IPL fund where you can use your credit money to boost some things but then they charge you.
You then made $53.00 boosting but to get to that point you had to use $51.00 from IPL.
They will charge you $1 for activation which you don’t even want or authorize.
Then lets say you supposedly have around $2 bucks for cash out but remember you have to wait 90 days for that to mature.
After the 90 days most likely you wont get paid. If they do you typically have to pay more than you actually are earning, to get it out as the amounts are so small.
It will show you have big amounts like $2k-$5k+ in your account this is what hooks people when they watch affiliates promote this scam.
You really don’t even have access to this money. It’s just there to get you excited and make you feel like it works.
When you request to “cash out,” you will not get it. It will just sit there, pending and there will be many excuses. They put it in the fine print of their terms of service.
Here is a video of someone showing how Empowr won’t pay up.
Remember they did this with Fanbox also here is another video of someone showing how Fanbox ripped them off as well. What makes the Empowr Scam any different, as they are the same owners.
This is the same owner Micheal Pousti and his company is not something you want to work with, as they’re not even willing to pay their employees.
They do the same thing with affiliates that promote it.
Below is a video of his former company Fanbox which is the same thing as Empowr, lying to their employees and not paying them fully.
Now after just seeing the three videos above do you still think it’s not a scam if so be my guest and try it out.
Please come back here if they scam you and let everybody know this is bogus.
Unscrupulous marketers will try to get you to sign up for this to make money from referring people.
This is the only way to really make any money from this. This is the only reason you will see good things written about this rigged system.
The Revolving Doors Of The Empowr Scam
They want you to stay and work as long as you can and keep sharing and posting as that keeps the business going. They will keep making promises that they will not deliver on until finally you figure it out.
When you do they’re recruiting 10 more people. They never really care until lots of people start figuring things out and they have to switch their name again.
They’re many people who promote this and say how they have a large balance or they try to show the balance they have on the top of the screen when really that balance means nothing.
Later all these people will figure out this is a scam but usually only after a good amount of time promoting it.
Then Empowr just gets new people everyday that take the spots of people who figure out it’s a scam.
All it does is pay for boosting your website and don’t even do that. So you’re really just paying for people to do social promotion work that you wont really even get real traffic or rankings boost from.
You will have to pay fees back which typically equal you getting screwed and the owners being able to “nickel-and-dime” everyone to make money.
They will always say that your account or money hasn’t matured which is BS how long does it take for money that you supposedly earned to mature…What needs to mature for 90 days?
The minute that too many people start complaining and writing how it’s a scam, the owner will be already changing names and starting a new company with a different look and name.
Is Empowr A Scam? In my opinion I believe so… Some of the people at the top might actually be planted there.
There may be a few other friends of the owners at the top maybe are making some money but I doubt anybody that just signs up for this is really doing good with this program.
They give you that IPL money so that you will use it to boost posts and blogs. This will be used to make fake money that will just create an excuse for them to charge a fee to withdrawal earnings.
You will have to pay back the IPL fund that you never asked for in the first place and then they add a fee to get the money.
Once you pay to get the money the payment will be in pending and they will just not pay you.
This allows the owner to get people to build a free community and shave money from everyone wanting to cash out their fake earnings.
People that promote this scam will tell you it works to get money from referring you but they know that it doesn’t work.
They’re just trying to make money from referring you.
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