paid for download/uploads?

There much truth to these things?

Was looking into this stuff earlier this morning I seen some where you had to reach 1000 downloads some even 10k downloads. This one above doesnt say how many downloads you have to have.

People do them, but I know people have been banned for posting links here, and I have yet to talk to anyone that has gotten paid for doing it

oh i have no intention of posting anything here I just wondered if anyone had success with this sort of thing. I make one click install software using thinapp and house it somewhere off site at least make couple dollars off of it even if its just 60 something cents here and there.