Rebate Processor Jobs Are Scams!

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[See our analysis of Angela Penbrook’s rebate processing offer here.]

Steve is in the shower washing the scam off, so I get to write the full review of rebateprocessorjobs.com. Like absolute suckers, we had to spend $39 of our hard-earned dollars, signed up and prepared to make tons of money. However—surprise, surprise—it’s not what the sales page led us to believe. Here’s the short review: to say that these are “jobs” is a bald-faced lie. It’s affiliate marketing. The sales page says you’ll make $15 per rebate processed. What it doesn’t tell you is that the $15 is what’s left of your sales commission after you send a rebate—from your own money—to your buyer.

Here’s the long review:
Why you’re here
What the site leads you to believe
The truth
Inside Rebateprocessorjobs.com
Other rebate processor “jobs” sites
But Joe, don’t some people make money with affiliate marketing?
Together we can put misleading Web sites out of business

Why you’re here
You’re probably here because you’ve searched for ways to earn money online. The Google gods sent you to sites saying they would help you get a job processing rebates at home. You thought, “Hmmm…that sounds pretty good. I can do that.” But you decided to look around a little to see if the site is legit. You searched some more and that brought you to us.

You came to the right place. Unlike other sites that say “we’ve tried them all and THESE are the legitimate ones,” we are not an affiliate of rebateprocessorjobs.com. We try stuff out and give you the straight truth.

What the site leads you to believe
Rebateprocessorjobs.com targets people who are searching for online jobs or other ways to earn money from the Internet. It counts on you being a little bit desperate and it appeals to your emotions by telling you that your money problems can be over and you can have the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

It claims that you can make a lot of money by processing rebates at home, and it leads you to believe that this processing is “a job.” Well, it kind of depends on the meaning of the word “job.” If it means “work in which you throw up advertisements all over the Web in hopes that someone will buy from your ad,” then yeah, I guess it’s a job. But Rebateprocessorjobs.com knows that you don’t think of a job that way, so it’s lying by intent. Note to Rebateprocessorjobs.com: Hey! Yeah, you, “Cindy Dalton!” Here’s what “job” means: An agreement with an employer in which you exchange your time and skill for an agreed-upon amount of money. Of course, they already know that. They’re counting on you thinking that. The sales page is expressly written to lead you to believe this.

The site leads you to believe that you’ll get a job processing rebates. You think, like I did, that such a job would involve companies telling you which customer have made a qualifying purchase, and then paying you to do the necessary typing and stuff. This is not the case. The “company” making the sale is you through your Clickbank ads. The “forms” you’ll fill out to “process” the rebates are the fields necessary to send your money to the buyer from your PayPal account.

Rebateprocessorjobs.com also claims:

  • “Make money simply by filling out online forms”
  • Enter the data into the forms that we provide you, click submit, sit back and collect the money
  • You’ll earn $15 per rebate processed
  • You can make this much money:
    2 a day @ $15 each=$210 per week or $840 month or $10,080 a year.
    6 a day @ $15 each=$630 per week or $2520 month or $30,240 a year.
    15 a day @ $15 each=$1575 per week or $6300 month or $75,600 a year.
  • Opportunities like this do not come by every day.

The truth
All of these claims have kernels of truth to them, but they are intentionally misleading.

  • “Make money simply by filling out online forms.” This is a lie. You won’t make money by filling out the forms like you would if it were a real job. You make money IF someone clicks on the ad you created by filling out the form AND THEN buys the product!
  • Enter the data into the forms that we provide you, click submit, sit back and collect the money. Again, it’s far from that simple. The forms are not “provided” for you by this site. They are part of the process of creating a Clickbank ad. And you can’t just create the ad (i.e., “click submit”) and expect to make money. You have to somehow get that ad in front of LOTS of people so that someone will click and buy. There’s no “sitting back” involved.
  • You’ll earn $15 per rebate processed. Yeah, and my grandma’s a super model. Here’s how they came up with that number. IF you sell a $37 product from Clickbank and IF the commission is $23.50, and IF you offered a rebate in your ad for $8.50, the difference of $15 is yours to keep! Woo-hoo! What about the bajillion products in Clickbank that are not $37, and for which the commission is not $23.50? Rebateprocessorjobs.com doesn’t say.
  • You can make this much money:
    2 a day @ $15 each=$210 per week or $840 month or $10,080 a year.
    6 a day @ $15 each=$630 per week or $2520 month or $30,240 a year.
    15 a day @ $15 each=$1575 per week or $6300 month or $75,600 a year.
    This is utter nonsense. As you know by now, you won’t make $15 for each form you fill out, so all of these numbers are purely theoretical. They are only possible IF you put your ads in front of enough people AND enough people click on your ads AND enough of those who click make a purchase AND you’ve chosen Clickbank products with a commission of $15 or more.
  • Opportunities like this do not come by every day. Yes they do. Hundreds of them, day after day after day.

Once you’ve paid your money (which is nonrefundable), you learn the full story. Here’s how it all goes down:

  1. You sign up at Clickbank, an online clearing house of thousands of products
  2. You choose products you want to sell
  3. You create ads for those products
  4. You plaster those ads all over the ‘Net (this step could cost you money)
  5. You somehow get people to see your ads. (the site doesn’t tell you this, nor how to do it)
  6. You somehow get them to click on your ads, not the dozens hundreds thousands of other ads from your competitors (the site doesn’t tell you how to do this)
  7. You only earn a commission IF someone buys the product you’re selling after clicking on the ad you created. Read that again!
  8. You send part of your commission back to the buyer

Wait…where’s the rebate? Where’s the processing? You see the last step? That’s the rebate. The “processing” is when you look at the email addresses of your buyers and manually send them money through PayPal. Not quite the “job” you were expecting, is it?

Inside Rebateprocessorjobs.com
When you pay your $37, you get instant access to the member’s area of Virtual Training Solutions. The first page you’ll see in the “members area” is a list of other money making scamsopportunities. The generous folks at Virtual Training Solutions (which is the “members area” of rebateprocessorjobs.com) give you access to all of these for no additional charge! The links below are to I’ve Tried That reviews on each topic:

If you click on the links in the members area, you’ll be taken down an endless road of the site’s affiliate links: things they are trying to sell you so they can earn the commission.

Continue to the Rebate Processing section and you’ll get full instructions on the steps I numbered for you above. The steps they outline are true, and the instructions are reasonable, but by now, a buyer will have realized that this is not a job like they were promised. There’s no way in hell you’re going to sign up for this bullshit “opportunity” and start pulling in money right away.

Other rebate processor “jobs” sites
Seen one, seen ’em all. Folks, they’re all the same. I don’t care what the url is or what the sales page says. If they promise you big money processing rebates, they’re selling you the same stinky cheese. EZrebateprocessing uses identical images to show you how the program works, so I know the program is the sam. But it charges $197!! If you must throw your money away, I suggest flushing $37 rather than $197. Or better yet, send it to me via PayPal at joe[at]ivetriedthat[dot]com. I’ll at least say, “Thank you” and will still be here in the morning!

Be wary of the following individuals and sites:
Angela Pembrook (or Penbrook) at myrebateprocessor.com (BBB Report: F) (Also see our write-up of Penbrook here.)
Cindy Dalton and Rebate Processor Jobs at rebateprocessorjobs.com/ (BBB Report: F.)
Virtual Training Solutions at virtual-training-solutions.com/ (BBB Report: None.)
Angel Stevens and Process At Home at processathome.com/ (BBB Report: F.)
EZ Rebate Processing at internetprofithouse.com/

But Joe, don’t people make money with affiliate marketing?
Of course they do. A lot of people make some money. Some people make a lot and you can too. If you’re interested in learning how to make money through affiliate marketing, you need the proper guidance. That’s why we highly recommend the Wealthy Affiliate to every beginner who is looking to learn how to make money from home. Read our review on the Wealthy Affiliate by clicking here.

Together we can put misleading Web sites out of business
Scams like this one thrive on ignorance and emotional appeal. You can help put these guys out of business by spreading the word about this post and the dirty tricks of scammers that want to kick you when you’re down.

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238 Comments

  1. You can find Andrew Gaswint on facebook, so not 2 sure yet of anything if it is a scam since he has a facebook profile. shows its 50 buck special to sign up. I havent signed up but I just wanted to make sure It was a scam or not

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  2. How relevant is your handbook in 2011 as it was when it was re-written in 2008? Also, do you maintain a list of contacts who download your product, and if so, what do you do with that list? Inquiring minds want to know ;-) and by the way, from what I have seen of your blog– Love it!

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  3. yes, some rebate companies are scams, especially in a bad economy where lots of people have lost their jobs and are looking for additional sources of income

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  4. That’s what I figured. Oh well. Thanks for your help!

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  5. Kelly-

    That site is 100% a scam. It hasn’t been featured on any of those sites.

    Steve

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  6. Also, here is the link to the article where I found this site.

    http://la-sentinel.com/job_news.html?&t202id=52007&t202kw=business%20opportunity

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  7. Hi! Have you heard of Home Wealth Academy? It’s advertised on CNN, People, and Time. There was also a news article about a stay at home mom who started using this to make money. The fact that it’s being advertised on news sites makes it seem like it’s legit, but I’m still wary.

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  8. I copied this website’s link and replied back to my scammer with it pasted into the email – the email address it was being directed to was not her email address that was attached at heading, so deleted it and copied hers into contact – LOL

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  9. My ad came from Kimberly Howard – let’s spread their names around in case people try to “google” them – they should end up at this website – these scammers need stopped!

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  10. I was waiting to see that “virtual” operator when I left the website – a dead ringer for a scam website – but when she did not appear I still wasn’t believing it – oh, yeah – that ticking clock at the bottom – went back in couple times and the “time” started from beginning was another clue – this all led me to check for a link about rebate processing scams and this is what I found – these scammers forget that the smart ones can find out about them by going straight to GOOGLE :))

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  11. Hi

    I’m so glad I found and read this site before I invested my money with Andrew Gaswint – Work at Home Expert. Are you familiar with this particular work at home advertisement? And if so, please advise whether or not you feel it is a hoax. Thank you so much in advance.

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  12. Tiffany Ramos says:

    I wish I had come across this sooner… I paid the enrollment fee, thought I would be typing informaiton and recieving money like they “promised”.. NOPE so instead to just give up I spent 4 hours and sat through all the training materials and stuff and its a load of BS.. It doesn’t work at all!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY like I did.. I’m so pissed off.. This website said they were BBB A+ and all this and that and I was stupid and didn’t research it… I just had a baby with needs that are greater then the usual baby and I can’t go back to work because I have to take care of her so I wanted to find a way to work from home.. Well its not going to work… They are a SCAM!! :-(

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  13. Joe & Steve this is my first time in you web and I almost got dizzy after reading all the problems with such the huge number of people that got ripped off with all this internet home based jobs, I am also looking for a real hme job opportunity so please email me i need information about your book.And thank you both for such a valuable information.

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  14. I was interested in rebate processing from home and was checking things out when I found your site and had a question about the website listed above and wondered if this was a good site or not is says Andrew Gaswint is the number one expert in rebate processing and i wondered if you had any information about this person or website. I just do not want to get ripped off from what I have been seeing one has to be extremely careful I would appreciate any help on this matter or if you have any suggestions on legitmate sites for this type of work I would like that information

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  15. Thank you guys for this site! I’ve never even heard of rebate processing till a listing popped up on a local job finding website. I’ve tried Googling the guy’s name but all I got were articles and such at various websites. He makes it sound so simple…but after reading all what everyone is saying, I’m glad I’m keeping my money. Also, has anyone heard of Keith Lither? Found this site on the same local job finding site: http://www.jobslegitonline.com. Read a couple of things that raised more red flags than a Chinese Pride Parade. Any and all info will be helpful! Thanx!!

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  16. Andrew Gaswint site. This is another one of the “data” entry, rebate processor jobs out there and it NOT what it says to be. I paid $54 for this product and did not find out what it REALLY was until I paid and got into the “members page”.
    I have requested a refund, and have gotten and response stating they do not offer them. I actually got the EXACT response twice. Talk about having a auto reply to refund requests!
    DO NOT use this system! Not unless you have so much time on your hands it’s not even funny and you want to get your products to sell and post ads every place you can on the net!
    I’m a stay at home mom of an infant and do not have the time for this! If I had known what it really was I would have never paid into it! Guess I need to do better research in the future!

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  17. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just got an email from rebateprocessorjobs.com. and was really considering joining. People must be gaining awareness of Their scam because now they have a “limited number of positions” left, so hurry and receive complete membership now for only $25.00. Then they say how they don’t know how much longer they can offer this for only $25.00. They do have a disclaimer saying in only one sentence that this is not an offer of a job. RED FLAG! So be sure and read all those disclaimers and terms of aggreement, people. Also in the terms they state they are not responsible for the affliate sites (huh?). I thought we were supposed to process rebates from major fortune 500 companies.

    Glad this site was here, saved me from making an idiot of myself and losing 25 dollars, which i really need because i recently lost my job.

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  18. has anyone checked out andrew gaswint out?…legit or not? Another rebate processing site.

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  19. October Calkins says:

    Thank you!!!!! I see these from time to time and even sometimes have the desperate thought… “Well, if it turns out to be crap ‘X’ amount of money spent isn’t a completely devastating amount.” But the fact of the matter is whoever invents these scams up is rolling in dough due to the multitude of people who unfortunately buy now and find out the crappy truth later. They don’t care if you find a way to make money at their idea or not, once they have your money, that is all that matters. If you actually get out there and pound it, and possible make some bucks for yourself, you just put much more overindulgent icing on their cake. Its sad…. It has been noticed that humans are the only species that attacks their own, and scamming is the lowest form of human scum….

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  20. Thankyou four helping i had it in my mind to give the job a try but i didnt.

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  21. Very nice article i hope and wish the FTC would step into the world of internet marketing and start shutting down these scam sites that prey on those who are seriously looking to generate honest income from home…so many people have been scammed its ridiculous….just do the research first and when you do a search for a business opportunity…go to your search engine and type that business name in and ad scam after it…..you will get all kinds of feedback….by doing that you will save yourself from not only getting scammed but you can see what others are saying about that program…….

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  22. Be careful, I think she is going under another site http://www.processrebatesonline.com. They are not on the BBB as of yet, but the process sounds exactly the same only the price is $157. These come up on every job search site so beware.

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  23. I stumbled upon this website which makes a whole lot of promises. They want $157 to enroll in their program, and it says that there are a limited amount of spots available so “act now”. I am so glad I did the research before I spent the money. Thank you for putting this out there for the rest of us!!!

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  24. Stumbled upon your website while researching a rebate processing site.

    Steve & Joe, you both deserve much more credit than you will probably ever receive. You are truely doing a great public service. I only hope it is profitable for you both in some way. We need to have a site such as yours to refer to as a haven of authentic info about this wild internet that we all try to navagate without getting scamed &/or robbed.

    Keep up the great work!! Have some medical bills to pay off first, but I intend to eventually get your book.

    Sincerely, charles

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  25. I joined Angela Pembrook’s program but lucky enough to get my money back. Also she has many aliases – Angela Stevens being one of them. Now I joined another “Work At Home Recruiters” which is an Auction Processors. I have a really bad feeling that the person’s name Emily Thomas and Cathy Brooks are the one and only Angela Pembrook – even if that is her real name. Read this:

    The company, Auction Work at Home and Cathy Banks, do not appear to be legitimate. On the website there are 3 different addresses listed all across the US. The returns dept is in Utah, the address for Auction Work at Home is in Delaware, and somehow the terms and conditions of the website are governed by Minnesota Law.

    I got one day’s training but when day 2 came along I was unable to download it. I never received any email from her and did not receive my software. There is no email contact. There is a toll free number that does not work on Sunday and if you call you get the same message that no one is available to take your call so leave a message. Well I KNOW no one will call. I feel I have lost this battle. Does anyone know if I could find out if all these names are of the same person? H E L P!!

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  26. I have received a charge to my checking account in the amount of $158.26. There is no complete telephone number to call back only a 877 number which is not complete. How do I contact someone to retrieve my $158.26 charge which I have not authorized.

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  27. […] can’t believe rebate processing ads are still around. We’ve covered this topic in depth time and time again. Every rebate processing job ad is the same old scam: they are building up affiliate […]

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  28. i am supposed to receive money inthe form of cashiers ck. or money order,(2500.00)i deduct 400.00 for 1st. wk plus 70.00 for gas a wk. plus a 2008 honda accord just to make myself available 2 hrs a day to drive around “grand ma” then the rest of the funds are for her expenses,lodging food ect. sounds like a scam to me but what do i know! do you know anything about this kind of job offer? many thanks for your website!glad i came across it before i spent a dime! your great!

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    1. Ray, if they ask you to send part of the cashier’s check back, it’s a scam.

  29. The Rebate Processing Jobs Idea was pretty crafty ill give them that. I looked into this program in Feb and I received an email from the richjerknetwork when i signed up. Notice “Hi, My name is Matt and “Insert Name” asked me to make a video blah, blah, blah” Angel Stephens uses MidPhase as a hosting service claiming it was the best hosting company out there on the internet. Also watch out for the Forex Scams

    Bob

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  30. what about maverick money makers..anyone heard of that one?

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  31. Just a darn shame that I come upon your site a day too late…
    Yeah, I’ve been naive enough to think I could make some extra income with the rebate thing. I’ve paid, registered, and wanted to jump into it straight away. What a lot of CRAP ! The best of it all is that I’ve used whatever last funds I had available until the next paycheck.

    I only have one question left – isn’t there a way I can promote your site to warn others to rather stay away from these sharks – and make some money in the process ??

    Regards – keep up the good work…

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  32. is diana the old angela re-encarnated? same scam, different name? maybe somebody has checked into this? also has anyone tried pre-paid legal as a work for yourself biz? i just recently got into it, thought it couldn’t hurt..seems legit, but lots of recruiting, if you’re into that type of thing. it doesn’t cost any more or less than these rebate scams and there are plenty of people making a substantial income. REAL people, i know because i have met and spoken with some of them. i would appreciate some feedback. thanks

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  33. I’m thrilled I came across this site because I was looking at this Process Affiliate Rebates site created by a Diana DeAngelo and I thought it looked sketchy, especially since it required a $157 to sign up. Yet, I was still considering signing up. I’m a college student and am just looking for a quick way to make money, preferably online, that would fit into my busy class schedule. Are there any known job opportunities to work from home online that are safe and legit?

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  34. Hi Folks,
    Remember the rumors about a 20/20 show on Internet scams? It airs this Friday, so don’t miss it! Read all about it.

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  35. […] Angel Stevens is one of the names associated with a less-than-honest online “opportunity” called rebate processing. Angela Penbrook is another of the names. (Some people think they’re both the same person/company, but hard proof is lacking.) We wrote about rebate processing and how their sites were misleading readers here and here. […]

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