FanBox is a company that operates an online social media community that pays blog writers for content, and provides products and services for sale. As of 2016, FanBox has repeatedly experienced intense criticism for sending deceptive unsolicited emails to non-members.
The main service provided by FanBox is a social media website. FanBox pays the most frequently viewed blog writers within the community for their content. All other blog writers are unpaid. Members can also sell products or services individually in a marketplace similar to eBay's. Members earn virtual currency that they can use on the site or convert to real cash and withdraw for off-site purchases.
Fanbox has undergone criticism since at least 2008 for email spamming non-members and using deceptive wording to trick people into signing up for the website, according to ABC News.