If you are familiar with my blog, you know I’m always looking for a good side hustle. With the internet, we have a ton of great opportunities to earn some extra cash online. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of scams out there.
Lately I have been seeing more about a new opportunity from a company called Notion Cash so I wanted to check it out and see if it’s a legit way to earn some extra cash or if it’s just another scam.
Notion Cash advertises the ability to earn some serious cash. With a $25 signup bonus, a $15 referral bonus and an average payout of $30n per task that you complete.
What Is Notion Cash
According to their website:
“Earn money by completing simple tasks and answering questions. For limited time only. $25 Sign Up Bonus!” They claim to have paid out an impressive 4.2 million dollars and boasts 185k members.
They also state they have been in business for 3 years but the bottom of their website gives a copyright date of 2019 and I have been unable to find any info on the company prior to 2019.
How it works:
- Sign Up
- Choose A Task
- Complete A Task
- Get Paid
Notion Cash offers:
- Fast Support
- Trusted By Many
- No limits
- Quick Payouts
- All Payout Options (although it says all payout options, you cannot request a paper check. Meaning, you must provide access to some sort of personal banking information)
- Clean Dash
Sounds simple right. Read on to see if it is too good to be true.
So who is behind the company<hr>
On the “About Us” page, Notion Cash does not give too much background information on the company itself other than stating that it is a subsidiary of Notion Cash, LLC and that it is headquartered in NY.
The actual address given is a “virtual address” that anyone can use. This alone is not necessarily a red flag. A lot of online companies will use a virtual address.
If in fact they are a subsidiary of Notion Cash, LLC based out of New York, they should be registered with New York’s Department of State, Division of Corporations.
Each state maintains a database of all business entities registered within their state. I did a quick search on New York’s Department of State’s website and there was no active or inactive registration for Notion Cash or Notion Cash, LLC.
If you would like to perform your own search, you can access New York’s Department of State, Division of Corporations, HERE.
Through further research I was able to find that Notion Cash also operated under the business name Kids Earn Money, LLC and Kids Paid Money.
Notion Cash Testimonials
As we would expect, Notion Cash’s reinforces their legitimacy by displaying customer testimonials on their website. They have several video testimonials as well as brief written testimonials.
They have recently updated their video testimonials after they were exposed using video testimonials by individuals hired on fiverr.
There are still several examples of poor customer testimonials. Here are two examples:
- This one is by Phillip M
“I’ve been able to make hundreds of dollars weekly with Notion Cash by inviting my friends. All time I’ve wasted on Facebook and Instagram is finally giving me something useful!”
The problem with this testimonial, is that this is a picture of musician Liam Payne from his official Instagram account.
I cannot say that Philip M. did not use Notion Cash and make money with it. I will say I would never trust a testimonial coming from someone who is using someone else’s photo as their own.
I could be totally wrong but my guess is that Liam Payne does not need to go undercover and make money using Notion Cash. You can find this photo and more about Liam Payne on his Instagram HERE.
The next testimonial was written by Ashley Pizalle
“Notion Cash changed my life. i signed up 4 months ago and made over $25,000 in the summer. I was able to get a car for my senior year saving for college.”
Aside from the unrealistic earning statements, the other problem with this specific testimonial is this:
This is a picture of actress and model Ashley Benson. This specific picture is subject to copyright so I won’t post that specific picture but if you are interested in checking it out, you can find it HERE.
Here is a similar photo from her public Instagram account for comparison:
Again, I could be totally wrong, but my guess is that Ashley Benson, probably doesn’t use Notion cash as a source of income. Also, she is not in High School.
You can find this photo and more about Ashley Benson on her Instagram account HERE.
Currently there are only 4 written testimonials on there homepage and I was able to show the inaccuracy of 2 of them with ease.
Another huge red flag.
My Experience with Notion Cash
To be honest, my trial experiment with Notion Cash was very brief. Because of that, I do not have much personal experience to share with you all. What I can tell you is this:
It was extremely easy to sign up. All I had to provide was my first and last name and my email address. Then I created a username and password and agreed to the terms and conditions.
As soon as my account was created I was prompted to download an app for my first task. I could not proceed any further until this task was complete. I was unable to even access the “clean dash” they refer to on their homepage.
At this point I had already done enough research on this so-called company, to know that I did not trust them at all. For that reason, I was not about to download anything to my phone that was being promoted by this company.
I decided I didn’t need to see anything more to know I would not be using Notion Cash as a side hustle. and I quickly uninstalled that app.
Notion Cash Terms of Service
Interestingly, if you do choose to read through the terms of service, you will find it surprisingly easy to read because it is super short and covers pretty much nothing of value.
It goes into no detail about the signup bonus, the referral bonus or about the money earned for completing tasks or anything about money earned for surveys.
It also mentions nothing about payments made.
In fact the only thing I found that came close to addressing the cash people are trying to earn with Notion Cash is when it states that in no event shall Notion Cash be held liable for damages for loss of damages or loss of profits.
This was another red flag for me.
Complaints Against Notion Cash
The amount of complaints seem to be endless if you going looking for them. This is why it is so important to do your research.
When all else fails, always remember you can check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
On July 12, 2019 the BBB released a Consumer Alert in their latest news for the New York Metropolitan Area. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Consumers Report “Notion Cash” and “Kids Earn Money” Collect Personal Info but Don’t Pay for Tasks.
Reports were filed by consumers from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Consumers often report to BBB that they sign up for what they think is an online marketing agency, where they will earn money by completing “tasks.”
The money appears to tally in the account for each completed task, but when consumers try to apply for payment, often when they reach a $250 threshold or some other set amount, they allege that they are unable to retrieve the promised payment or contact the company for assistance.
To make matters worse, they have also provided the outfit running the scheme with sensitive information such as name, telephone number, email, and in some cases, Cash App or PayPal account information. They also may have provided the names and contact information of friends and family members in the referral process.
One possible purpose of this kind of operation may be data harvesting, for the likely intent of selling the consumers’ information to spammers. There is also the possibility of identity theft
I’m sure this comes as no surprise but my official verdict…….
I would not trust this company at all. If you feel like giving it a try, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If you’ve tried Notion Cash I would love to hear about your experience. Or if you would like to share your thoughts, drop a message in the comments.
Please share this post and let’s spread the word before anyone else wastes their time or shares their personal information with this company.