16 ‘ChatAbout.com’ Reviews
Chatabout is a scam. Many people when they get close to cashing out, they are kicked out of the site. It happens like this. One day you try to login, and it comes up that they do not have your email or your password in their system. No matter how many times you write them, they will not respond. It is bad enough that you get paid one point for one 20 plus word post. It takes you one thousand of those posts to make five dollars! And then they boot you! You get paid nothing! I think some of the people on their site are fronts to keep people posting. For example one person who was very vulgar, and they had no problem with it, it was listed that she made $150. No way! They probably pay a few people so they will give good reviews and make it look legit….but it isn’t, and there is nothing you can do but keep warning people. I made about 824 points when they pulled the rug out from under me. I wasted a lot of time I cannot get back just to help me make a little money. That is just plain evil.
I earned enough to cash out for $25 so I redeemed and got a message to say it would take 48hrs to go into Paypal and it never arrived and now just like all the others I can't log in to my account. I will not let this rest it is fraud and I have reported it to the police to investigate.
I've been with this site for a long time, back when they rewarded 4 points per comment and 500 points =$5 instead of the current measly 1 point per comment and 1000=$5. It can arguably be a good way to make so extra pocket money, but there are so many faults that I find it a waste of time compared to other more reputable sites like Opinion Outpost or Tellwut. I will list the pros and cons:
-Fairly easy to use-just comment to your heart's content
-They pay fast. You only have to wait within a week after cashing out, sometimes you receive the reward within a day.
-There are other ways of getting points if you don't comment as much, such as doing surveys
-You only get 1 point per comment and the cashout threshold is 1000 points, however if you sign up now you get 500 points. Nevertheless, it can possibly take a long time to reach that threshold, especially since there are "quiet" days when people aren't really commenting.
-The points system isn't reliable. They have changed it from 4 points per comment to 2 points per comment to 1 point per comment to 2 points to the 1 point system now. They give no warning when they change the points system and give out a poor excuse about why they are changing it. So I would suggest to always cash out when you reach 1000 in case they change the points system overnight and decrease the point(s) per comment again.
-Costumer service'/the staff is horrendous and that usually says a lot about a "company". Just like others have said, if you have a problem and voice your complaints with chatabout they will probably delete it and if you persist you are going to be banned for no reason. They actually don't have to tell why you were banned either because it's in their terms and policy. Furthermore, they have actually posted a "special note" that says :" Please keep in mind that Chatabout pays for all comments made on site. So if you feel the comment you are about to post is not going to be liked by us for whatever reason … then do NOT post it. " Essentially, since they pay for you to comment you shouldn't complain about their site ever. That's just bad business. A business can't grow if they can't accept and handle complaints reasonably.
-If you do happened to be banned by chatabout and try to contact them, you may never hear from them as they do try to ignore any and all complaints. They frequently delete comments off their facebook page that criticize them for banning them without reason instead of responding back like a company should.
--From my own experience, when my account was banned for no reason-I was a member since the beginning and never broke the rules-I basically had to say "if you don't respond to me, I will message you everyday until you do" before I got a response. Then they said that there was no reason why I was banned and gave me my account back.
-Maybe it's my computer but the site glitches like crazy for me. The surveys never reward any points-which was my primary way of earning points- and stuff doesn't load properly. I tried to contact them about this and they never emailed me back.
Overall opinion: I wouldn't recommend it. I've been with the site for a long time but stopped using it because
1)the point/reward system isn't worth it and they constantly change it, so it's not dependable. It takes too much time to get 1000 points just for $5, especially since you have to contribute "meaningful comments" that are 20 words longs. That takes hours per day. That time I could've used on other sites that either doesn't use as much of my time or rewards more points for my time.
2)Costumer service sucks if you have a problem. They will ban you or ignore your emails if you have a problem with them. They actively try to make it seem as if everyone only has good opinions about the site instead of handling complaints in a reasonable manner.
If you want a similar site, try Tellwut. It's far more reliable and reputable. More importantly, it doesn't waste you time or censor what you have to say about the site.
So 3 days ago I finally earned enough points to cash out 5 dollars to paypal. Not much at all- But!!! here's the kicker, now I cannot log into the site and I have not received my payment. I did absolutely nothing wrong on this site. I have emailed 4 times- NO REPLY- Scam all the way!
After months of testing different websites i was on three different sites this site and this other site called clixsense and swagbucks. I can conclude my analysis that swagbucks or clixsense is 100% more legit then this site. The website chatabout was going on about 3-5 months i did everything well and followed the rules correctly for 5 months. just this morning i discovered a major disappointment... my account got banned even after i got 778 points on that account.. it literally wasted my time and the fact that christmas is closing in (my analysis was during christmas time) leads me to suspect that CHATABOUT is a major scam that likes to ban people for no other reason and take there points away using their users for granted. All i am saying is... DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SITE. Go on swagbucks or clixsense you can make better money on those sites. Hell each month i make 50$ on both sites by doing surveys and completing goals.
I used to love this website! I told my friends and family about it. I worked hard to get myself up to 5,048 and once I redeemed it for the $50 Amazon gift card, they wiped me out completely from their website. My friend who has an account with them said as if I never joined! All my comments and everything I wrote is gone. I wrote to them about 6 times and I didn't get 1 reply back from them. I am really upset and hurt by this. When I was with them the administration made it seem they were nice and helpful but they are fake!
PLEASE DON'T JOIN!!! Save your time and efffort!
My rating for them: 0
Why? Because for 4 months I have tried to register, only to fill everything out and then see the dreaded, "Sorry, you cannot register at this time."
So when's a good time to register? First thing in the morning? After lunch? Of course admin wouldn't answer me, so I went to their Facebook page and started asking them about it there. That's when they deleted my question and then blocked me so I could never ask them another question on their FB page. Nice, huh?
I didn't do anything wrong on their site and I certainly didn't get banned or anything like that. How could I? I didn't even get a chance to post on the site because they wouldn't even let me register! Idiots.
I first joined in April 2014 when they were still doing the daily limit, but you would earn 2 points per dollar. Then they lifted the ban and lowered the points. So we could post as much as we wanted. I would make lists of topics I would start and then eventually I was warned and threatened in my messages by Brent because I had net noticed his messages, that my account would be banned if I didn't stop starting topics. I was starting too many too frequently.
Then I would write articles and reviews and half of them wouldn't get published because too many errors ect. A lot of my comments were deleted. Esp if I said anything about xhatabout in a critical way or questioned anything about the site. This would also happen if I wrote about other websites like prize rebel.com. a lot of the special offers wouldn't credit even though you completed them.
I used to love this site I used it a ton and I was only n for like 4 months but earned a good $200 . The day I got banned I cashed out for $10 and never received my last cash out, and I had cashed out and in left e site and was never able to get my payment, sign in to the site. I couldn't contact them through Facebook, even through old messages . I couldn't contact them through the website contact us page or an email I found online. Its like once they ban you your it of this weird cult.
It was a really easy way to earn money and was very fun and friendly environment. It was like one big chat room that paid you. I've been looking for another site like is for months with no luck .I would say if your going o try this site, be careful. Don't talk about hat about, don't write fake 20 word sentences, cash out frequently, don't lie on surveys, don't start fits with people ect.