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We have found that no matter how carefully we explain risks to people, nothing speaks louder than personal experience.

So here is a partial list of the “I was scammed” experiences we have collected over the past week from comments and e-mail. If you would like to speak up, share your experience in the comments section. You could very well help someone from making the same mistake(s) you made.

Herbalife and Partnerwithpaul.com

I’m worse….I did sign up for herbalife and got screwed! So let’s count…..
$9.95 – package, 39.95 to keep it, $149 to sign up, $88 in product, $118 in product ordered that I did not request (this is full price by the way), $20 for the on line traning………So that’s about $425 that I didn’t have in the 1st place. My husband was laid off in Jan 2009 – still not working, I was laid off in June 2009. So obviously I didn’t have a lot of money to throw at this thing. Once my sponsor found that out I shoved to the back corner. Also, I tried taking the products – I can’t handle them….I have a heart condition and they affect my heart. I tried to explain this to my sponsor and she gets all rude. I asked to return the products and shes mouthing off to me how I’m negative and if I REALLY have a heart problem I should take them. Honestly! Like I don’t know how to take care of my condition! On top of all that – my mail was stolen from my mailbox which had my completed application in it – no according to herbalife I don’t exist as a distributor because they don’t have a hard copy – and to get another app is another $50!

So Yes, stay away! Anytime you head the word ‘Parner with Paul, or Herbalife’ run the other way – hang up the phone, delete the email, etc.

FromHomeDataEntry.com

This company’s parent company is Plimus.com
If you paid through Paypal, look at the receipt and it will tell you where the money was sent. I am also one of the people duped by this site. I fully intend to allot a certain amount of money to advertise against this company. I am disabled and am in the middle of getting my disability and can’t afford to be scammed but it happened. These people have no conscience nor heart. I plan to post negative threads(the truth) about this company whenever the opportunity presents itself.

AboutFaceCorp.com

I was looking for a mystery shopper job and I applied for this company called AboutFacecorp. com and well this site is a scam and what they did was copy the companies exact site so when you sign up it goes to them and not the campany. They would want you to shop a western union and rate it. They would send you checks that look real but indeed they are fake checks. Would just like to share that info with you. I also let the company know that this is going on and she relpied and said thank you and check the email that is comes from and she said no company will have live, yahoo, or hotmail as their email address. Just would like to share that info.

Fake Checks from LightSpeed Panel

I called because I was sent two checks in the mail saying I won for taking a moneygram survey, when I asked the man who I called what to do he told me to go to my bank cash it and then call him, I then asked him if I could read off the internet about this lightspeed panel and quoted that the checks were fraudulant and from canada and another man was told to contact fraud department and he instantly hung up on me. Once I said your are a fraud he hung up. I gave him the wrong bank and everything. No personal info. This shit is a scam. They will screw you over. Do not take the bait! I personally find it quite cruel to offer money to people saying they won money when they are very poor and cant even buy groceries. Its like hope and then its smashed. These con artists should go to jail. Dont respond to a man called Mike Daddy.

Bogus Web site charges from IMC

I WAS SCAMED BY IMC I WENT TO PAY THEM $97 FOR A WEB SITE BUT AFTER I GAVE THEM MY BANKING INFO A MESSAGE CAME BACK THAT THEY COULD NOT PROCESS MY CREDIT CARD ,BUT WHEN I CHECKED MY BANK ACCOUNT 2 DAYS LATER THEY HAD DEBITED MY ACCOUNT FOR $197 DO ANY BODY HAVE THERE CUSTORMER SERVICE PHONE NUMBER PLEASE RESPOND BURRUSROY@GMAIL.COM THANK YOU

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4 Comments

  1. Allison Ward (Haditupta) says:

    Hi, Joe.
    Kudos to you/I’veTriedThat again! The forum where yet another scam-arama is ass-tagged for what it be. Dey be comin outtda woo-dwork, dogg….

    dateline: Charlotte, NC We join shadowhsopper as they email A.. over and over for weeks ….waiting for a bite.. then! This week, they advert Partnering w/Paul on their website as a trusted marketer having jobs to offer their marketeers!! And she stops, right in her tracks. She KNOWS that name.. but… where?? Aha! Ivetriedthat-yessss. After heady realization engages over spotting a total ‘snarkey’ in the waters, A works up an intellectually worded ‘you nearly got me you bitch’ nastygram; which is our forte’ after all.

    Below, for any entertainment value you derive, is my nastygram:

    I was going to join shadowshopper any day–become a gold member even. I’ve got 5 mornings/week to kill in the 28277 zip and; if your endless emails are to be believed, there are umptie-lumpteen jobs screaming for workers in my zip. Now, after noting you are supporting/abetting none other than the current dispic-arama Partnering w/Paul, I’m sure I don’t want to know you.

    The following is a clip from http://www.Ivetriedthat.com, run by two guys who check out scams and report back to all who care to view their website for….nada. Below is a note by a blogger/marketeer who’s ‘tried’ Herballife/Partnering with Paul.

    “…. I’m worse….I did sign up for herbalife and got screwed! So let’s count…..
    $9.95 – package, 39.95 to keep it, $149 to sign up, $88 in product, $118 in product ordered that I did not request (this is full price by the way), $20 for the on line traning………So that’s about $425 that I didn’t have in the 1st place. My husband was laid off in Jan 2009 – still not working, I was laid off in June 2009. So obviously I didn’t have a lot of money to throw at this thing. Once my sponsor found that out I shoved to the back corner. Also, I tried taking the products – I can’t handle them….I have a heart condition and they affect my heart. I tried to explain this to my sponsor and she gets all rude. I asked to return the products and shes mouthing off to me how I’m negative and if I REALLY have a heart problem I should take them. Honestly! Like I don’t know how to take care of my condition! On top of all that – my mail was stolen from my mailbox which had my completed application in it – no according to herbalife I don’t exist as a distributor because they don’t have a hard copy – and to get another app is another $50!

    So Yes, stay away! Anytime you hea(r)d the word ‘Parner with Paul, or Herbalife’ run the other way – hang up the phone, delete the email, etc.”

    This alliance you’ve chosen to facilitate with Partnering with Paul proves to me at least someone or many ones at shadowshopper lack the minimum due diligence needed to protect its shoppers/workers who sign up with your service. Syonara, Shadowshopper. I’m unscribing as of today.

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  2. To the person who got the phony Lightspeed check… I’m a member of that survey panel. I haven’t cashed out yet so I didn’t get one of the phony checks, but I remember getting a general email from them about two weeks ago. They said that phony checks had been sent in their name and that people cashing them were – rightfully – complaining that they’d been scammed. The email went on to warn against accepting any checks for a while. So they are aware of the problem, but basically, their info was stolen and used by scammers. Kind of like scammers calling and claiming to be from your utility, phone company, etc, asking for your credit card for a payment. If something looks genuine, we don’t generally look too closely – but from now on I’m checking everything with a fine-tooth comb.

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  3. Prepare for a lot of hate mail (or is that love mail?) from people (distributors) of HerbaLife. I’ve written about the HerbLife scam on Associated Content, and I never stop getting comments from folks who say I’m crazy to bad-mouth HerbaLife, that HerbaLife is the greatest and makes money for those who are willing to work at it, etc. Many folks assume I’m a disgruntled ex-distributor, but I never got involved with the “business”, thank God.

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  4. As a very green naive newbie, I took the advice of a marketer and signed up for 2 fully built websites and one-on-one training with a UK company called Yenom, also known as Tenretni. I thought I had done sufficient due diligence – made contact with other customers who all seemed happy, they were eBay powersellers with excellent feedback, and I rang them and spoke with the company owner as well as the trainer several times before taking the plunge. Things seemed to go well for a week or so, until excuses started to come via email as to why I had no training that week, and before long contact had all but stopped, despite me emailing several times a week. Then I was contacted to say there had been illnesses, etc along with sincere apologies. Again, all good for a week or so then it all turned haywire. Even one of the trainers started having troubles, and weeks turned into months. I asked to exercise my money-back guarantee and no response. Eventually even the sites came down and my trainer then informed me that the company was under investigation and all sites were now shut down. The worst part of it? By the time the NZ dollar converted to UK, it cost me almost $10K. Very expensive learning curve indeed! Still to this day, not so much as an email explaining the situation, and I’m guessing no chance of ever seeing my money again.

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