Empowr Review: Is it Legitimate or a Scam?

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Chances are you've posted funny memes or pictures on Facebook. Now imagine if you were able to get paid for that nonsense. Well that's what Empowr claims to do for you. I know what you're thinking. This sounds too good to be true. I felt the same way.  So that's why my team and I decided to take a deeper look into Empowr and their claims. Read on to learn the shocking truth about Empowr.com.

What is Empowr?

Empower, which can be found at Empowr.com, is an alleged social networking site that pays members to perform online tasks. The company was co-founded by Brandi, Mike, Mohit, Scott, though, no last names are given. The actual Empowr site has only been around since 2015, but the business was started over 15 years ago. It began as a site known as SMS.a cin 2000. In 2007 it became FanBox, which laid the groundwork for the company it is today. Their mission statement claims that their purpose is to make everyone around the world able to earn at least$25 per day compared to the $2 per day that it is now. That's not a bad goal for a social media site.

How to Make Money With Empowr?

Once you join Empowr you are referred to as a citizen. There are many others just like you that are out to improve their income. After becoming a full-fledged citizen, there are four ways you can make money.

1. Content Roles
If you simply want to do the same tasks that you would perform on other social media sites, then this role should suit you well. Post pictures and videos, share music and articles and make friends. According to Empowr, as long as you are familiar with social media, you are able to rake in the cash.

2. Marketing Roles
Many people are familiar with marketing on Facebook. Companies pay Facebook a fee and are then able to promote themselves or their product to the Facebook users on Facebook.com. Empower has a similar concept. Empowr will pay their citizens to post and share ads with others on the site.

3. Educator Roles
They will pay you to teach others how to use their site. Every citizen is entitled to a “success coach”. These “coaches” are there to give advice and answer questions. Once you have become familiar enough with Empowr and their rules you may be able to make extra money by educating others.

4. Developer Roles
If you have programming skills, Empowr is always looking for ways to improve their business. Because of a large number of members, Empowr needs to work hard to stay current. Their instructional video lets citizens know that helping with the development process can boost earnings.

At first glance there appears to be a lot of different ways to earn with empowr. That would be great if you had any idea how much they paid.

How Do You Join Empowr?

To join, you must first create an account. This account is free to start, although make sure to read the fine print carefully, hidden charges may apply depending on what you do with the site. You are required to have a PayPal account or to provide credit card information in order to receive your earnings.

Complaints Against Empowr

So by now you're probably thinking to yourself, what's the catch? Well like all companies this one has some complaints or areas of concerns you should be aware of. So there is no use in hiding in them. Let's just dive right in.

Their Payment System is Confusing
The total earnings you see in your account is not the amount you are actually entitled to. There are numerous hidden fees and charges that will drastically decrease the amount of money you bring in. There does not appear to be any rhyme or reason to the payments and deductions so you never really know what to expect.

Empowr Has a Shady Past
As mentioned earlier, Empowr has evolved from a few other names. SMS.ac and FanBox were very similar to Empowr but had so many problems that the company has to re-work their systems every few years. If you look closely, Empowr runs on the same structure with only a few minor changes. If you were to Google FanBox or SMS.ac, a ton of complaints and warnings will come up, second only to their actual websites. Empowr may be just a new name to this company's same old scam.

Fake Ass Testimonials
It is a huge red flag when you find fake testimonials about a company on their website. Empowr uses stock photos of people saying wonderful things about their experiences. If the site was as great as it claims to be, there would be plenty of real quotes they could use.

Payouts Take Too Long
The money you earn has to sit in your Empowr account for 90 days before you can cash it out. They don't really explain why this is neccessary.

“Success Coaches” are Not Helpful
When you have a question about tasks or earnings you are directed to your success coach. Sadly, these coaches do not know much more than you do. If the system is confusing for you, it is probably just as confusing for them.

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    Administrative Support it Nonexistent
    If you have a concern that cannot be addressed by your success coach, it would make sense to reach out to those who manage the site. According to many users, that is next to impossible. Finding someone who actually knows what they are doing is not an option.

    Is Empowr Legit or Not?

    In theory what Empowr seeks to do sounds great. But if it were feasible and sustainable, I think more established networks like Facebook would be all over it. I'm also not comfortable with some of the complaints I've read about this company. So with that said I would probably pass on Empowr.com.

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    Well that's all from me. Let me know your thoughts on this company by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading!

    Eddy with a y

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    Arcon - June 20, 2017 Reply

    Empowr sent me notice that they was going to charge my Paypal account $200.00 per month, now they was not transparent with it, is the way they send it. I delete my account just in time. My advice stay the f**k away from them.

    Argom - April 5, 2017 Reply

    Empowr is overrated and not worth the time, the 90 days mature technique is complete horsesh*t and they have no problem quickly charging you fees, but cashouts take forever. I know you saw some cashouts for $2,700.00 but ask that person how many hours a day for a year she had to complete her daily goals. Trust me my friend you are better off flipping hamburgers for minimum wage, not worth the time. I am so glad I did not refer my friends, they would have beat the crap out of me if they had joined.

    ebony Ward - February 20, 2017 Reply

    Empowr is a scam. I made over $5,000 and saw that money. the only thing I received was the early cashouts as they call it, but you will never see any other money. Its stupid to charge the way they do and then say you owe for advertising, then take it out of paypal themselves. I would never recommend anybody to join them. they are wasting their time. Yes they are confusing too.

    Asolo Tunde - February 7, 2017 Reply

    This has being an eye opener really informative.Eddy extend your help to us in nigeria please

    Peter - February 4, 2017 Reply

    THE TRUTH ABOUT EMPOWR – YOU WILL NOT SEE CASH! – PLEASE READ!!!!
    I have had an opportunity to evaluate Empowr, and I will tell you exactly what has happened with my account so far.
    1. I am a blue power user, with a supposed balance of $11,500. This is not true. If you check here:: https://secure.empowr.com/FBBank/AdCredits.aspx, you will see what they are charging you for ad credits that you have supposedly used and have been given by them. They are charging me $10,500 out of my supposed $11,500 for ad credits that they extended to me. I have never been able to list or sell any items whatsoever. That supposedly now leaves me with $1000, right? WRONG!!!!
    2. They now upgrade my power level, and guess how much they charge me? $1000. They take this amount out of my Matured profits, so this means I never have ANY matured profits since I owe them ad platform fees, and they have deducted any remaining amount as a “Power Upgrade” fee out of my MATURED profits. Nothing ever matures!!
    3. In addition to the above, Empowr charged me $210.00 last month for ad platforms fees, and then refunded half of that amount back into my Paypal account. They advertised to the community that I had received an early cash payment of $105. That was my own money! They paid me absolutely nothing, and they still had $105 of my money. You see these ads all of the time, and they are complete deception!
    4. So what’s the bottom line of my $11,500 balance? I will owe them $100+ every month as a negative balance. I never make any money.
    5. The way out? You have ONE opportunity to get one month’s worth of money you sent them back. They refund it back less early cashouts. In my case, $210-$105=$105. Go to: http://www.empowr.com/refund
    BOTTOM LINE: Never send any money to them, and get out as quickly as you can if you did.

    Victor - January 21, 2017 Reply

    Empowr is a scam site i am a member so been there is a wast of time,data etc.and i have read so many negative comment about them,in conclusion they are SCAM.

    John Sacco - November 13, 2016 Reply

    Empowr is a massive global scam . They bring in thousands of people worldwide every week like me who spend anywhere from $ 50 to $ 2000
    ( $ 1500 in my case ) before they realize that they have been taken . People buy and sell in their marketplace . If you sell , all the money including shipping goes into your ” funny money” account which you will never see . I was there for 11 months before they deleted my account because I was speaking out against them . I have over $ 30 K in matured ” funny money ” in my account but I can’t even bid unless I reattach my PayPal account which is definitely not going to happen . I already lost enough plus many months of valuable time . NO ONE HERE EXCEPT THE TOP 1 % WILL EVER MAKE ANY SERIOUS MONEY . This is a HUGE worldwide scam that so far has been allowed to continue . But I am in marketing and plan to make sure everyone on Facebook , Twitter , Craigslist and Backpage are aware of this scam . From there I will expand to other countries . These people must be shut down .

    empowr support - October 19, 2016 Reply

    Hey Eddy,

    While we’re sad to hear that you have negative feedback on empowr, we gladly welcome this opportunity to better educate others and help you to better understand what empowr is all about and what we actually stand for.

    First, empowr continues to improve its educational system, so that all of our citizens can fully understand the platform. As you probably know, empowr is a new and unique concept. It is also important to know that anytime that you decide to create a product where money is involved, you are bound to encounter people who do not fully understand it, therefore resort to calling it a scam. Due to this, we have placed a huge emphasis on providing its citizens with as many resources as possible. With free, trained, 24-hour Success Coaches available to answer questions, over 30 tutorial videos addressing major parts of the platform, and a support staff (support@empowr.com), we are only continuing to add tools to help better out citizen’s experience.

    When joining empowr, it is extremely important to have a strong understanding of the platform’s mission, goal, and functionality.

    empowr is most certainly not a get rich quick scheme. You will not be able to join, put in minimal effort, and take home a big paycheck (cash out). If you are looking to put in quality time and effort to build up your own long-term brand or empire, then empowr is the place to be. It takes a lot more than just posting a few photos and statuses occasionally. There are various actions that need to be taken so that you are maximizing your daily earnings. We’ve recently added new ways for users to know exactly what actions to take on a given day to make sure they’re not missing out on any earnings.

    When you first join, empowr extends Ad Credits to you, with no questions asked, to get your earnings going. These Ad Credits are what allow you to begin earning on the empowr platform. They are what bring eyes to your content. These are completely optional- you can always choose to turn off your earnings, change your settings to pay your fees when you are ready to cash out, or pay $9.99 or $19.99 monthly to stay optimized.

    Each option has different benefits! To select the option best for you click on Advertising from your menu, select “My Ad Credits,” and scroll to the bottom to select the monthly plan of your choice. You can also adjust your account settings to ensure that no automatic payments are occurring, or even minimize the Ad Credits that you’re using.

    If you’re looking at your balance, it’s beyond crucial that you understand that what you’re looking at are your all-time revenues. You need to be looking at your profits.

    Your 90-day matured earnings minus any ad credits utilized and fees are what you have available to cash out. Your earnings mature 90 days after they are earned. While no one likes to have “fees”- these are fees that need to be repaid prior to cashing out for a service that empowr has provided for you.

    That’s also a reason empowr offers different Power User Subscriptions- the higher your power level, the more you earn and the more of your fees can be paid with your empowr earnings.

    In regard to the maturation process, it is arguably the most important part of why empowr works at all. Maturity is what allows users to earn- it allows money to circulate throughout the economy, and ultimately reward those who are working the hardest, and therefore keep the economy thriving.

    Lastly- empowr is not Facebook. empowr is a business. It’s an economy, like any other. It’s an opportunity for you to create your own business, by doing things that are fun (and that you’re already doing for free on Facebook). We’re just providing you with the resources to start building your asset- it is then your responsibility to make sure you get there.

    empowr is in the process of introducing so many exciting changes and we welcome the feedback and questions, so please reach out to us!

    Thanks!

    empowr support team

      Eddy Salomon - October 19, 2016 Reply

      I appreciate the official empowr team chiming in. We always welcome when the companies we review do this. It’s nice to see that they do listen to what is being said out there. So I applaud you for that. That being said, having read your comment, I’m still very lost as to how this works. The maturation and the payment still seems confusing to me.

      And that’s an issue. I’ve been in the affiliate marketing business for many years and what I love about it is the compensation is straightforward. I promote something, and if the person becomes a lead, sale or click, I earn a given commission which is a flat fee or a percentage. It’s simple and easy to understand. I know that I will be paid after 30-60 days. Again that’s simple and straightforward. I’ve also been involved with reward sites where you’re paid for certain online activities such as watching videos, clicking on links, trying a product, etc. Again the process is very straightforward to understand.

      It would be great if empowr clearly laid out the activities that a member can do to get paid and the earnings associated with it. The fact that the earnings are fluid is also confusing.

      But maybe I’m just a simple simon and this is all beyond my brain.

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