Several people have written lately to ask us to check out rebate processing jobs. Are these new to the online “jobs” scene? I hadn’t noticed them prior to about four weeks ago. Either I was just browsing the wrong sites, or they’re a brand new animal—but I doubt that.
Two Web sites in particular seem to be attracting a lot of attention: EZ Rebate Processing and Rebate Processor Jobs. They look cut from the same cloth: stock photos of smiling, happy people, pictures of cash, testimonials, slashed prices, yellow highlighter, and yes, a countdown timer to get you to buy now because OMG! Can’t you see that time is running out?! You see the timer?? Only 30 seconds left!
The two sites even use almost identical images to illustrate the “job.” Check it out (click on the images to see the full size, nasty pictures):
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Despite these similarities, there are some differences. One features pictures of a car, a jet, and a mansion to inspire you about the lifestyle you’ll lead. The other features a happy family to make the same point. But the important difference is this: one charges $197 for the secrets of getting rich by processing rebates, and the other charges $39. Guess which one we’ll be signing up for?
When you hear “rebate processing…”
I’m almost 100% certain these companies don’t deliver on what they’re leading you to believe. If you’re someone who might search online for a rebate processing job, you are probably thinking that big companies, like, say Best Buy, need people to do the paperwork and data entry associated with all those special offer rebates, right? That’s the expectation that the Web sites are cultivating with the term “rebate processor jobs.”
Before even clicking the sign up button, I’m suspicious. I’m suspicious because of the tell-tale signs of the presell page, which Steve warned us about long ago. I’m suspicious because, if this is really a “job,” why am I the one paying money? Shouldn’t I be receiving it after doing some work? Those warnings right there are enough to make me want to run away. But this is I’ve Tried That. We try stuff and show you what’s really going on. It’s what we do.
Update: We took the initiative and signed up for Rebate Processor Jobs. Click here to continue reading.
Until then, check out our very own Complete Guide to Working at Home. We break down the steps you need to take to find a real, paying job that you can do from the comfort of your home. Best of all, you set the price you can afford to pay.