Don’t Buy VPNs like This, or You Might Get Scammed

Don’t Buy VPNs like This, or You Might Get Scammed

Buying a VPN might sound like the easiest part of the process of securing your network. After all, choosing a VPN is quite difficult since the market has become more and more saturated with every next VPN claiming to be the best with generous marketing and advertising.

However, while that might be difficult, and while our site aims to make it less so, buying the VPN itself can prove to be tricky if you use certain websites. If you want to make sure your VPN purchase is safe, always visit sites from our links.

In this article, you will learn where not to buy VPNs so you can save yourself and your money from possible scams.

VPN Scam from Stacksocial


The main thing to keep in mind is that you should never buy VPNs from external companies like Stacksocial. This company lets you purchase products through them with discounts. In this way, they become the middle man with an incentive of a lower cost. However, as you will find out, there’s a significant cost indeed.

When a website like Stacksocial becomes the middle man, it becomes a privacy issue and a security issue. First, you have to give all of your information to Stacksocial, which isn’t very secure. It’s also less ideal than just purchasing a VPN with an email address and Bitcoin.

Secondly, you’re giving your money to Stacksocial, not the VPN provider. When you give your money to a third party reseller, your VPN access can be revoked, or your subscription might have problems.

There are tons of users on Stacksocial, who have been tricked into buying lifetime subscriptions which have their accounts later canceled by the VPN provider. While a lot of reputable VPNs don’t partner with Stacksocial, a lot of startup VPN providers, or less moral VPN providers, aren’t as hesitant, and this is where users can get trapped and scammed.

Scam deals don’t only apply to VPNs for sale on the site either, as you can find many users reviewing the site poorly.

bought I.T. E-learning package from Stack Social, the access code and link they sent me took me to an infected website, a site was appropriately blocked by my anti-virus software. Stack social refused to refund my money. stay away from these guys.”

“I wasted a month trying to get StackSocial signups to Getflix and PureVPN to work. Never mind that “lifetime” is apparently five years with the faint hope that StackSocial will renew you in five years. Jake Olson was “really nice” throughout the process. But nice is not competent. After 45 days I still don’t have accounts. Time is money. I’ll be sticking to Unotelly and my annual renewable contract going forward. Save yourself a lot of trouble and don’t buy anything from StackSocial.”

How to Buy VPN the Safe Way


In summation, if you see a VPN advertised on a Stacksocial stack deal – it’s a BAD deal–often a VPN scam. Most of our favorite VPNs aren’t listed anywhere on Stacksocial.

The best way to purchase VPN is to buy them directly from each company website. So if you want to buy TorGuard, ExpressVPN, or Private Internet Access–buy it from their sites–and so on.

Check out some of our reviews, or look at this comparison table to see how each VPN stacks up if you want a good VPN!

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  1. Bought the PureVPN lifetime offer which was paid using Paypal,
    I’ve been using Pure VPN for days now and so far so good although i will contact their support to ask about the “lifetime” subscription real duration…..
    This is the first time i’ve used Stack Social and quickly reading some reviews, there’s a lot of complaints however most are related to “course bundles”.

    I ended up a bit rushing to this offer due to a reputable IT website relaying the information however not doing the extra mail and checking whether this was too good to be true….Maybe because i’ll need to double check with Pure VPN what i really subscribed to

    • Patrick,
      Just wondering if your PureVPN subscription ended up being legit or if you ran into issues?

  2. I bought a lifetime subscription for Windscribe vpn at Stacksocial a few weeks ago, and I have not had any complaints so far. I paid $79 via Paypal, redeemed my coupon without problems. The duration of subscription is 10 years. When it expires I’ll have to submit a support ticket for a renewal (another 10 years without additonal cost). I really hope they’ll not cancel it after the first 10 years…

  3. PureVPN are basically scammers in China. They give you IP address that have already been banned on many websites and when I asked for the advertised refund, they said that I exceeded the data and connection limit by including some numbers in an email that could have been (and most likely were) made up by them, since there is no way for me to verify the numbers on their website. Their software is buggy and there is no way to telephone them. They are total scammers. Stay far away from these guys.

  4. I bought a lifetime sub to Getflix a year ago off StackSocial, and have had zero problems. It shows up as 10400 remaining days for my sub in my Getflix account, so no apparent worries there.

    I’m thinking Getflix will cease to exist long before my sub actually runs out in 2045! Heh. But really all I need to get is one more year’s value, and I’m breaking even vs the cost of a regular subscription. Anything past that is gravy, so I’ll be happy.


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