The Reklaim app is much different than the many make-money apps I have talked about in the past. Mostly, the apps I often review will pay you to take surveys, complete offers or even download apps. Most seem to be the same after a while. This isn’t the case with Reklaim, however.
This app focuses on your data profile, often found floating around on the web unbeknownst to you. No matter which website you visit, there’s a good chance that the website is learning about you, taking your data, and then selling it to someone else, often referred to as a data broker. You don’t benefit from this, but these companies do. How fair is that?
With Reklaim, their mission is to provide you with access to your data that’s circulating on the internet. You will have the power to control your digital identity and empowers YOU to take control of your identity and decide what you want to do with it. The app will monitor your phone number and email address as well as continuously search 30,000 databases to see if you were ever part of a data breach.
Now, you’re probably wondering, “Why do I care about my data and what does this have to do with making money?”
With the Reklaim app, you can share your data in exchange for points, only if you choose to do so. Then, you can exchange these said points for rewards.
In today’s review, I will check out Reklaim and let you know how it works as well as if it’s worth your time.
Signing Up for Reklaim
To start the sign-up process, the app will first ask for either your email address or phone number. You can download the app via the Google Play Store or iTunes. You can also start the process via the official website, however, you will be limited as to what you can do since they focus mainly on the app.
Immediately after confirming your email, they will then ask you to start scanning to see what data is out there. This process takes a minute or so and it will show you if your passwords have been exposed as well as sources that have been holding your data.
During the process, the app will tell you how they work as well as how you can benefit from them.
What Reklaim Does and the Price
If you decide to download and use the app, then they will provide you with the following services at a cost.
- Breach notifications will allow you to know when your sensitive data is exposed online.
- Data broker detection, which will show you what information is being collected from you.
- And, lastly, an unlimited VPN service, which allows you to surf the internet more securely.
If any of these services are of interest to you, then you can “unlock your breached data” for a cost.
According to the website, they have three options, two of which are paid.
- The basic plan only compensations you for the data you consent to. This is a 100% free plan.
- The lite plan will cost you $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year and will monitor data breaches, as well as compensate you for data you consent to.
- The pro plan, being the most expensive plan, will cost $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, and this plan will include everything in the lite as well as the VPN with unlimited data.
While the two paid plans seem okay, I don’t see any benefit in them at the moment, at least for me personally. I have a few data monitoring services that I already use as well as a VPN, so I don’t think I would benefit; however, I was interested in the basic plan, which was said to compensate me for my data.
Getting Compensated for Your Data
If you do decide to get compensated for your data, then remember, it’s up to you if you want to share your said data.
To start sharing, you will need to share your mobile phone details as well as the apps you’re using. Once you hit that “Share device info” button, you can start earning while the app is active on your phone.
As you can see, the app will let me know what information they are going to take as well as what they are willing to pay me. Since the phone I’m using doesn’t have much, they will pay me 25 points per week. This means it will take me about a month to earn $1 or $12 for the year. The more apps you share, the more you can earn, but again, don’t expect to earn more than $1 a week.
Just click on that share link and start earning.
Aside from sharing your data, you can also earn from completing polls as well as linking your credit/debit cards.
To unlock these polls, you will have to tell the app a bit about yourself demographics wise and then take a brief intro survey. Once you do, you can complete the polls as they arrive in your account. For every question you answer, you get one point, which is equal to $0.01.
As for shopping, you can link your card and earn points for every purchase you make, no matter where it may be. It’s not much, but you can earn a few points for every qualified transaction.
Once you earn at least 1,000 points, which is $10 in value, you can redeem your rewards. Your account must be at least 30 days old as well and you can use no other accounts.
If you were to earn about $1 a week, then it could take you about 10 weeks or maybe three months to cash out, maybe less if you’re taking the polls or even taking part in the shopping rewards. My point here is to not plan on cashing out weekly as it just won’t be possible.
As long as you meet these requirements, you can redeem your points for a variety of rewards, including Bitcoin, many gift cards, which include Amazon, and a Visa prepaid card. At the moment, it doesn’t appear PayPal is an option, but they may add it in the near future. To see a full list of rewards without signing up, you can do so via this FAQ page.
- polls are super easy
- you can earn just sharing your data if comfortable (get paid to do nothing)
- you can only earn about $10 every three months
- many of the features now require you to pay a monthly fee
- seems to be declining in comparison to when they first started out
I like the concept of Reklaim. If you’re going to have your data out there, why not benefit from it?
If you’re going to use the company, I would plan on making about $1 to $2 a week sharing your data that’s more than likely already being shared. You have to ask yourself if it’s worth it. The polls are easy and you can even earn if you connect your debit/credit cards. While it’s a lot to share, you’re already sharing this online and Reklaim can show you where if you upgrade. While I won’t be upgrading my plan, the basic plan can earn you a few dollars a month, nothing more.
It’s a legitimate company, but I don’t feel like sharing my data with yet another company to make peanuts. It’s nothing against the company, but I would rather take on the survey and earn $1 in less than a few minutes rather than wait a week.
In the end, it’s up to you. If you want to earn $1~ a week sharing your data, then that’s up to you. If not, it’s time to move on to the many other options out there.
That wraps it up.
As always, if you want to comment on this app or add to what I have written, feel free to do so in the comments below.
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