igive.com is a site where you are supposed to be able to earn money for a chosen charity by doing internet searches (1 penny each) and buying things from a wide variety of merchants (a percentage of your purchase is donated). I chose to use igive.com largely because it is one of the only sites that you can earn money from shopping at Amazon.com, where I do most of my online shopping. In addition, there were a lot of positive reviews on various sites, so I thought I could trust that it was legitimate.
The money soon added up and I was sent an email saying a check was on its way (I’m also the cause administrator for my chosen charity); I asked my charity’s director to let me know when it arrived. It never did. After the required 90 day waiting period for missing checks, I contacted igive to report the missing check. They said they would send a new check the following month. I received another email when this one was sent out. I waited and waited by it never came. After the 90 days I contacted igive again and supposedly another check was sent, but that was 2 months ago and it still hasn’t turned up. I have to accept that igive.com is a scam and my charity will not get any money from them.
I can only assume all these glowing reviews for igive have been written by people who are unable to check if their cause actually receives the money promised by igive. I can accept that a check might go missing once, but three times in a row is clearly just a scam. AVOID.