Is Texting Factory Legit? I’d Avoid It.

Almost everyone is looking for ways to make extra money from home. And then along comes a company called Texting Factory claiming you can make $300 plus per week as a chat operator. That’s great if it’s possible. So, this begs the obvious question – Is Texting Factory Legit?

The freelance opportunity that Texting Factory offers is legit. But after digging into this company I find Texting Factory to be a very sketchy company with just too many red flags to warrant working for this company. Keep reading and you’ll see why I came to this conclusion.


Disclaimer: I am not a member or an affiliate of the Texting Factory. All the information researched for this review is available online within the public domain. This review is my opinion, and any recommendations or conclusions are my own, which you may or may not agree with. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you. You can see the full disclaimer here for more info.


Texting Factory – The Company

Is Texting Factory Legit

Now I assume you’ve been on their website. So you know Texting Factory is offering people the opportunity to become text chat operators.

Now being a text operator through the Texting Factory means you’ll be providing chat services on fantasy-based text networks. With Texting Factory you’ll be doing so for adult websites.

And according to their website, you have the opportunity to earn between $300 to $400 per week. They also say you can earn more if you’re willing to go the extra mile.

Now I assume going the extra mile means working more hours, working on weekends. And working on “red days”. No idea what a red day is but they say you get bonuses if you work these types of shifts.

This is a very flexible gig. And long as you have a stable internet connection you can work from anywhere you like. And you can work as little or as much as you want.

Sounds good so far, but as I dug a little deeper into Texting Factory. Things got more and more sketchy.

Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

The First Red Flag – The Parent Company

Now as for the company Texting Factory itself, I’ll get to that in a second. As I was reviewing their website they state they are part of Webtech Interactive Media LTD.

Webtech Interactive Media LTD

Now typical when a company says it’s part of a parent company. The parent company is usually a large conglomerate and sometimes is even publically traded.

So I did a search and found that company’s website. It’s just a one-page website.

webtech

They claim the create websites, design and manage social media accounts, and search engine optimization. But there is really nothing to the site. And there is ZERO contact information just an optin form to contact them.

Also, there are no terms of service information. There is no privacy policy information. No nothing.

If this is a legit company and I have my doubts it is. There would be contact information, a privacy policy, term of service. Everything a legit company displays on a website.

I’m sorry if a company that’s supposed to be an expert in web design, social media, and SEO, and all you have is a one-page website not providing any proof of your skills and no true contact or legal information I not going to have anything to do with you.

Here go check out the site yourself. And you tell me, does this website (company) give you the vibe that makes you consider doing business with them? It sure as hell doesn’t for me.

Red Flag #2 – Limited Contact Options

Now this red flag could have easily been the first red flag. Taking a look at Texting Factory just like the parent company Webtech Interactive Media LTD you have only one contact option. You only have an email address for Texting Factory. That’s it!

You have no other option for contacting this company. No phone number, no contact form, no chat – which is ironic since they are looking for chat operators. You would think they would have their own chat operators.

And as for the physical company address they provide, it could not be more remote. It’s in Samoa, in the middle of the south pacific. I can’t imagine people jumping on a plane to see if this company is real.

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Red Flag #3 – Fake Testimonials

Anytime I’m checking out any sketchy make money from home opportunities I always verify any testimonials that may be on the site.

I’ve lost count of how many opportunities to put up fake testimonials. And now I can add to this list with Texting Factory.

If you’ve been to their website you’ve seen the testimonials from current text operators Steven, Sophia, and Isabella.

text factory testimonials

And like all testimonials, they have nothing but great things to say about being a text operator for Texting Factory.

But here’s the thing. None of these people are real chat operators for Texting Factory. These are all stock photos.

How do I know? Because I did an image search on Google.

When it comes to Steven’s I found over 214 places this image was found. Here’s just a handful of websites where “Steven’s” image can be found.

fake testimonials

Doing another image search Sophia’s photo can be found on many other sites.

fake testimonial

And let’s not forget about Isabella. As you can see her photo is on a bunch of other websites.

fake testimonials

Here’s an example of where these stock photos can end up.

Here’s a photo of Sophia on a site called csestack.org/software-developer-skills-tips-job. But here her name is Merry Waran.

stock photo of Sophia

Here’s Steven on this website https://www.intelivita.com/flutter-app-development/ but his name is Peter Erickson.

stock photo of Steven

So what does this tell us? It tells us that not only Texting Factory uses stock photos for fake testimonials.

But as much as I don’t want to admit it that is hardly proof that an opportunity is a scam. When I did my image search and checked out the other sites using these stock photos. They were on some huge legit websites.

Now, normally when this type of evidence of fake testimonials comes to light. It usually points to a scam.

Now the freelance job they offer is not a scam. Freelancing as a text operator is a real thing. I just find Texting Factory to be a sketch company.

And with that said because most of the jobs that you’re going to be getting are for adult websites.

I think it’s pretty safe to say, people working for Texting Factory would not be too keen on having their faces in a testimonial on the company’s homepage.

If working for adult sites is not what you’re looking for. There are plenty of other chat support opportunities. I did a little digging and I came across a website that listed 10 of the best online chat jobs. https://www.dreamhomebasedwork.com.

The Application

The application process starts by filling out a very simple contact form on the home page of their website. Once you do that you’ll get an email asking you to verify your email address.

Once you verify your email address you’ll be redirected to a registration page asking you for more information. This includes:

  • Your nationality
  • Primary language
  • Secondary languages
  • Your gender
  • Your birth date
  • The times you can be trained and can work

Once you fill in this information click Next Step and you’ll get go to a page that tells you your application is complete and they will contact you.

application complete

You’ll also get an email saying

You have completed your signup.

After verification we will contact you and schedule a meeting for a training session, we look forward to working with you.

With Kind Regards,
HR of Texting Factory

Now in that first email that asks you to verify your email, you’ll have an attached file which is the terms and service. Also, they mention that they need to verify that you are over the age of 18 as proof of your eligibility to work with adult content.

Now in my research for my overview of Texting Factory I came across other websites that did reviews of Texting Factory and the application process those websites showed has since changed.

During the old application process, you were asked to verify your identity and then you needed to confirm you read the Terms of Service. Those steps have been removed with the new application.

old application

As I mentioned the terms of service are now included in the email you receive to verify your email. However, the email, still mentions they will need to verify your age with an ID document.

verify age

This must be an old email sequence because it also states once the application process is complete they will be in touch.

To complete the old application, you were sent to a different site called evalid. This is a service a company can use to validate someone’s identity.

However, since I’ve never heard back from them since I applied I can’t tell you if they are still using evalid for verification.

The Requirements

Here’s what you need to be eligible to work.

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You need to be fluent in English
  • You need a PC or laptop
  • You need a reliable internet connection
  • You do not need prior experience
  • You will work as a Freelancer (your self employed)

The Pay

Other than saying you can make $300 plus per week. There is no mention anywhere on their website of what the actual pay is. Nor do they mention how you would be paid.

Other sources mention that they pay using Bitsafe. I assume the payment method is told to you during your training. Again since I never heard back from them I can’t confirm if this is still the method of payment.

Personally, I would feel safer if they used PayPal. But of course, the payment option that’s chosen is not up to you or me.

Now telling me I can make up to $300 per week is one thing, knowing exactly how you can earn that is another. It would be nice to know this beforehand.

So I did some digging and I ended up on Trust Pilot. And the people reviewing Texting Factory, which by the way are mostly bad reviews. Some reviewers did talk about the pay.

One reviewer says she was paid 4 cents per message

texting factory review

Another mentioned it was only 7 cents.

texting factory review

And another review I found mentions something about free messages, so you’re not making money from that.

review

So if I was considering working for this company this is something that would make me NOT work for this company. The pay is pathetic.

If I’m making only 4 to 7 cents per message making $300 per week is going to be a long shot. Unless you feel like working day and night.

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Complaints

So we just saw some of the complaints about the pay. What else are people saying about Texting Factory?

The BIGGEST complaint on Trust Pilot is that the majority of people are calling Texting Factory a scam. No wonder they have a rating of 1.9 out of 5 stars.

There are also plenty of complaints that the support staff is rude, slow to reply and sometimes don’t reply at all.

And some are even worried that the company is just collecting personal information and selling it. And if that’s true that’s reason enough to avoid this company.

Now there are some positive reviews, but not many. Sure they say it’s not a scam and it’s a good company.

postive review

But I’m sorry at the time I was on Trust Pilot 67% of ALL the reviews were negative.

Look I don’t know about you but with all the sketchy things coming out of the woodwork about this company and the things people are saying on Trust Pilot. You have to take notice of this stuff.

For me, this screams this is NOT a company you want to work for.

Remember I’m researching this opportunity just as I would if I was looking at any home-based opportunity. I’m doing my due diligence before I do anything. And this is what you have to do too.

So What Do I Think?

Well first off, being a chat operator is a legitimate job.

And if I was looking at companies that offer chat operator positions. This won’t be a surprise when I say Texting Factory is a company I would pass on.

After taking a good look at the company, it certainly does not present itself as a trustworthy company.

As I said if becoming a chat operator is something you want to do. There are plenty of chat operator opportunities being offered by much more reputable companies.

To find these companies simply start by searching on Google for companies that use chat operators. You can use a search term like – Chat Operator Jobs.

But, as you have with Texting Factory make sure you do your due diligence on each company you’re considering.

Now one thing I want to mention. As a chat operator, you are still trading time for money.

So if you don’t work you don’t make money.

Now if you don’t mind trading your time for money, that’s fine. But if you’re wanting to create a passive income where you’re not trading your time for money.

Then might I suggest affiliate marketing? This is how I’ve been earning a full-time living online since 2005.

With affiliate marketing, you can build your business around your hobby or passion. And you can build your business in your spare time while you’re still working for someone else. Even while being a chat operator.

That’s what I did and then when I was making more money with affiliate marketing than my job. I quit my job and did affiliate marketing full-time.

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Ok, that’s it.

I hope you found this post helpful when it comes to deciding if you want to work for Texting Factory or not. And if you did like this post please feel free to share it with your audience.

And of course, if you have any comments or questions you can leave them below.

I believe in you!
Leo

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