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Homejobplacement.org Is More of the Same

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If it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, rolls in the mud like a pig and snorts instead of puckering up when you try to kiss it, it ain’t a Clydesdale!

Alert I’ve Tried That reader Karen sent us this:

This site is for a job called, “Auction Listing Agent.” Costs $197.00 and what you’ll be doing is logging into Ebay, finding products for big name companies like Dell, etc., and filling out forms for $5 a pop. You are getting products listed to big names companies for auction and getting paid to fill out a form.

Is this for real? I think not! It’s run by Jennifer Johnson. At first she says no experience/education needed-then she says there is no competiton because this is a secret and nobody has the education or training to do it. Provides you with a mentor. My vote-Scam. Please tell me your vote. Thank you

I’m voting with you, Karen.

Readers who have been with us for very long will remember the Angela Penbrook/Angel Stevens rebate processing scam from last year. One of those scams cost $197, too. I think there’s a scammer’s Bible somewhere that says Thou Shalt Charge $197 for Thy Garbage.

Those sites also had a video pop up script that played a little video of Angela or Angel or Diana telling you all about how you can change your life with an hour per day and they’ll show you the secrets. This “auction listing” queen is Jennifer Johnson.

“Hi,” she says cheerily. “I’m Jennifer Johnson.” What the hell ever. Hi Jennifer! I’m Cary Grant. “I have an urgent message for you that could change everything,” she chirps.

Oh, Jennifer is also “America’s Top Work-at-Home Consultant.” No, really. I kid you not. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see. I wonder if Angela or Angel or Diana knows Jennifer has taken her title! Maybe they’ll get in a mud pit and wrestle it out! Let’s watch!

Sorry, I get carried away. It’s just that we’ve seen all this before.

Big companies like Dell are not sitting around hoping that you’ll list their products on eBay! You aren’t going to list auctions and get paid for filling out a form! You get paid IF someone clicks on the item you list and then buys it.

When homejobplacement.org says, “If you’re serious about working an extremely lucrative real job from the comfort of your home, I urge you to get started right now,” it is misleading you. It’s an outright lie to say it’s a real job. A real job is one in which you get paid a known amount in exchange for your time and skill.

Not IF the company makes money. Not IF the customers buy the right product. And you sure don’t have to pay an employer for the privilege of working!

So you’re right, Karen, and thanks for speaking up. Here is one person’s experience with another “auction listing” offer:

When I get this program I thought I was going to get an special program to put auctions in Ebay for diferents companies like Emily Thomas announce on this website “http://www.workathomerecruiters.com/index2.php ” I feel like I have been bamboozled, because I do not have recieve any thing that you promise on your web site.

I would like to know when you are going to send me that information, because the main reason I paid US$97.oo was get that program no a EBAY course that you sent me instead my money. Its no fair you act like that this is the principal reason many people do not belive in internet business, please be honest.

They’re all the same pigs, just with different lipstick. Stay away from Homejobplacement.org.

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  1. I almost fell for this also and I really don’t need this right now. I have doctors breathing down my neck for payments due to a bout with thyriod cancer. We only have one auto so my husband uses it for work, with the economy like it is he is only making 1/3 of what he normally makes. We are living day to day. I just want something I can do at home and make some extra money to help supliment our income not be ripped off….we can’t afford it…….it seems like there is always some one who wants to take advantage of those less fortunate to line their own pockets….its heart breaking.

    anyone know of anything ligit?.

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  2. ALL SCAMS. You can go to domainwhitepages.com and type in any web address and get info. on it.

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  3. Also received the e-mail from Jennifer Johnson Homeplacement.org, checked with Steve and he said to chek out their blog. Went to the BBB and found
    Jennifer Johnson DBA NSA Technologies LLC (F Rating)
    website registered to: Mark Jenney
    3867 W. Market St. STE-256
    Akron,OH 44333
    Which the BBB found to be a UPS Store and NSA Technologies LLC told the BBB they went out of business in April 2010 with 233 complaint’s.
    It also has over 30 other DBA’s and website’s , but it does not look like they’re out of business if they’re still sending out e-mails.
    Hmm sound’s just like Angela Penbrook Productions / Angel Stevens SCAM they just move from one name to another when the scheme is found out.

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  4. L. Yarbrough says:

    What happened when I went looking for American Idol updates.

    Signed onto web to check updates on American Idol and the Judge Search.

    http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/08/02/fox-chairman-on-american-idol-much-that-has-been-written-is-accurate/

    Clicked on Sponsored ad: $87.00/hour, 132 positions in your area.

    Directed to http://www.online8news.com

    Knew it immediately was a scam just by the layout and structure of the website. How?

    1-At the very top, for all to see: THIS SITE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY NEWSPAPER-ADVERTORIAL.
    A) Author is LINDA JACKSON, CONSUMER TREND INVESTIGATOR.
    a) Did search for Linda Jackson, CBS, title, etc; nothing.
    B) Date and time is August 2, 2010 and time is 11:50 PM. As I am writing this it is August 2, 2010 and the time I started this process was around 7pm (west coast which means the site had to be created east coast). WAS THIS SITE CREATED WITHIN THE LAST FEW MINUTES? I RELOAD THE PAGE: BINGO, IT CHANGED,THE TIME LISTED IS NOW 12:37AM. BUT WAIT, THE HOME EMPLOYMENT AGENCY LINK IS GONE AND REPLACED WITH INTERNET CAREER FINDER ( the site does not load). AND IF I RELOAD THE PAGE AND STARE AT WHERE IT SAYS “CARRIE FROM PHOENIX ARIZONA” IT FLASHES DIFFERENT CITIES AND STATES THEN CHANGES TO MY CITY AND STATE. ALSO, THEY ADDED ARIZONA TO THE TITLE OF THE REPORT. They want me to think Carrie lives and works in my state, wow.
    2-Notice that this site has NO ADVERTISING. Virtually all websites make huge profits by allowing advertiser on their site. So, this site must BE an advertisement.
    3-NON OF THE NEWPAPER LINKS (HEALTH,JOBS,WORLD, ETC) AT THE TOP WORK, THEY ARE ALL FAKE. Original link above told me I could make up to $87.00 an hour yet this website tells me I can make up to $75.00.
    4-There is a YouTube video link. Press play and a woman named Patricia Feeney of Chicago Illinois tells her story. But Carries testimonial is right under the player, it took me a few minutes to realize that the video was not about Carrie.
    A) I Performed a you tube search for the imbedded video and found the Patricia Feeney’s interview However, the YouTube video contains much more information and talks about a different company name and what exactly Patricia does to earn her money, it’s very explanatory. The imbedded video has been severely edited. See video and then watch the imbedded clip again.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWhXapkzPTo
    5-Reading further you will find out that Carrie only had to pay $50.00 to “sign up” and then she started making $6,000.00 a month. But actually Carrie states she makes ‘$6000 to $8000 per month. But this is contrary to the headline of $6595.. You will see some testimonials, all positive, on the left hand side, all posted within minutes of each other and the ominous SORRY, THE COMMENT SECTION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. The site is an “advertisement” for another website and links to Home Employment Agency can be found throughout the “article”. Later on in my research we will finally be directed to homeemploymentagency.net
    6-So did I have to read all of this? Did I have to do all of this? Should I click on Home Employment Agency? NO, NO, NO. This article is a lesson to all of you who fall for this stuff. All you had to do with this site is read the disclaimer:
    It is important to note that this site and the comments/answers depicted above is to be used as an illustrative example of what some individuals have achieved with this/these products. This website, and any page on the website, is based loosely off a true story, but has been modified in multiple ways including, but not limited to: the story, the photos, and the comments. Thus, this page, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story. This page, and the results mentioned on this page, although achievable for some, are not to be construed as the results that you may achieve on the same routine. I UNDERSTAND THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF WHAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE FROM USING THIS/THESE PRODUCTS, AND THAT THE STORY/COMMENTS DEPICTED ABOVE IS NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY. This page receives compensation for clicks on or purchase of products featured on this site.
    THE TWO WORDS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE YOU FORGET THE WHOLE THING AND START LOOKING AT PORN: ILLUSTRATIVE AND DEPICT, FIGURE IT OUT.
    The disclaimer also states “To make this easier for you, we have included links to the billing terms for each of the products below”. No links exists.
    It’s that easy folks. We are not going to take issue with other sites that do not post disclaimers, this one does. They posted a disclaimer. If you chose not to read it then you surf the internet blindly. Also, you can’t buy anything off this site. I almost consider the disclaimer a favor since nothing can be purchased here.
    Let’s move on.
    I click on one of the Home Employment Agency links
    http://www.homeemploymentagency.net/index/
    A) I can’t recreate this next step because of the cookie. When I first loaded this page I was instructed to enter personal information that would be used to tell me if there were employers hiring in my area. I must have waited to long because the “Congratulations” screen populated automatically telling me there were employers.
    a) Notice the date? WOW, this page was created August 3, 2010. My time is now 11:50 pm on August 2, 2010.
    B) Wow, a lot of reading, all vulgar persuasion. This site asks you to pay for a program that teaches you to become an EBAY LISTING AGENT. This job offer, which you have to pay for, has nothing to do with the work explained in the Patricia Feeney YouTube video. It’s 100% different, there is no comparison.
    C) This site has two purposes: to sell you something and to tell you you will “hate yourself” if you do not purchase this product/program. There are programs within programs, some are one time payments others are monthly charges. Disturbingly, the site also mentions “accreditation”. The definition of accreditation is: to certify a school, college, or the like as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc. But EBay has no requirement or affiliation with the company therefore they don’t require any sort of accreditation. A company can NOT accredit itself, so who are you being accredited for? Remember, EBay does NOT REQUIRE OR RECOGNIZE CERTIFICATION.

    D) The site tells you in the beginning you will be paid in “as little as seven days” yet further down you are told you will be paid “usually within 24 hours”. ALL PROJECTED EARNINGS ARE BASED ON $5.00 PER LISTING BUT $5.00 IS ONLY THE MOST YOU CAN MAKE, THE RANGE IS $0.01 TO $5.00, and THAT’S A HUGE MARGIN. REPEAT, YOU CAN MAKE “AS MUCH AS” OR “UP TO” $5.00 PER LISTING.
    E) Elizabeth Jackson is not real. Yep, this whole website which repeats over and over that Elizabeth Jackson is doing you huge favors and really has you in your best interest, is fake. Disclaimer: “For purposes of privacy, the creator of Home Employment Agency is using the name “Elizabeth Jackson”. That name sounds familiar. Yes, she was the author of the Channel 8 article with the date and time that updated every time the page was reloaded. I went to go check it out and Elizabeth Jackson, (formerly Jennifer Johnson) her title and the date and time have been removed, this happened within the last hour.

    F) Finally, when I tried to close the site a STOP!!!!! Window popped up and informed me the jobs were almost gone and that only 2 jobs remained. I am reminded of Elizabeth Jackson’s personal guarantee: “you make money or you don’t pay” with 60 day double satisfaction guarantee. I can choose “cancel” or “O.K.”. Select “cancel” and stay on the sales page. There is only one way off the sales page and that is to click apply at the end, trying to close out of the page takes you back to the STOP!!!! window. Selecting “O.K.” takes you directly to the application page. You can’t leave by closing out the program by trying to close out of the application page, your are directed back to the STOP!!!!! Window. I don’t know the internet term for this but I hate it. This happens about ten times and then I am finally off the site. The application asked for more information than I would have imagined, almost like a full application. But the crazy thing was the last question, to be answered in the form of an essay: “What are you going to do with all the money you make”?

    So what are my conclusions? Most of you don’t read disclaimers. The disclaimer for this last site is almost identical to the first. And those of you who signed up for this product/program must have simply thought “I am one of the few”. Yep, by deciding that you are “one of the few” simply means that you were willing to gamble on the product. And for that you should accept full responsibility. You rolled the dice, deal with the numbers. You have a better chance at creating your own scam, just be very thorough and honest in your disclaimer to cover your ass, no one will read it anyway.

    By the way, the very first thing you should have done was simply ask EBay this question; ‘Do I need a certificate or accreditation to become an Auction Listing Agent”? The answer is NO.

    This whole report took me 9 hours. During this time, information on the websites have been removed, revised and rewritten but the disclaimers are still the same.

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  5. I put in my card info and made the full transaction. $49.95 + $9.95. I know now that this is a scam and I deeply regret doing this. I had received the email of my receipt. Now I need to know how should I ask for a refund???? Please help me….I did not intend for this loss.. Thank you

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  6. Update:

    Okay everyone I have gone ahead and started filing process for a class action lawsuit against Jennifer Jones.
    Please join me in uniting and following through.
    If you had enough time to check out her website and pay the money then you surely have enough time to file a complaint against this business.
    Really it’s not about the money it’s more so about the principle.

    Here is the link to where you can find the complaint.
    http://classactionworld.com/public/filedcases.php?ref=J
    Look under my name Alejandro or Jennifer Jones and lets get the ball rolling

    And remember “Strength in numbers”!

    Have a wonderful day
    A

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  7. I saw the Elizabeth Jackson Auction Listing Agent and googled and found this. If you aren’t among the first victims, you’ll find enough to research to find out how some of these scams are operating. ALWAYS do searches with the word ‘scam’ and read (and watch out for positive reviewers who could have an interest in the scam) before giving anyone your money for these types of programs, even if it’s $2-$5.

    Also once again it was one of those sales letters that goes on forever. That is always the first tipoff (I know there may be a handful of legit ones).

    I noted when I read “her” ad that they would “train you” how to find the best opportunities after giving the impression they were giving you the opportunities with these companies…that is another tip off.

    Then in the disclaimer it says Elizabeth Jackson is a fictitious name when one of the pitches was “America’s top Work at Home Consultant”…another tipoff

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  8. I got the same e-mail and there is no way to unsubscribe.

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  9. OLD JENNIFER JOHNSON HAS EXPANDED.NOW SHES SCAMMING USING WESTERN UNION CLAIMING U HAVE MONEY.WHEN U GO TO GET IT OF COURSE ITS NOT THERE.IF YOU HAVE TO PAY MONEY FOR A JOB ITS A SCAM.N O O N E PAYS FOR A REAL JOB.

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  10. yes a scam i went up to the point of where they wanted my paypal account # and so i called they did answer. if i would have went along with my paypal they would have signed me up with doba for $39.99 a mouth to sell there items been there dumped doba items cost to much. eliza jackme did send me a confirmation # viva email and my bank said they could get my money back with that number for the debit card i used you have to print it off and fax it good luck people with eliza jackmearound take he down.

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  11. Danusha Kosakiewicz says:

    YES I got scammed goes by Elizabeth Jackson. Some of you think $179 is not a lot of money I had $240 deducted From my credit card They don’t explain that it is US dollars. $ 240 dollarsis alot when your an unemployed
    student.

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  12. Thanks for putting this information out there so people will not loose their hard earned money to crooks. I almost fail for it because it sound really good. The lady is going by the name Elizabeth Jackson now but she is the same person because has the same information that you stated.

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  13. Carla Snowden says:

    I too was about to fall into this scam, I was pursued by Elizabeth Jackson all I can say is that I’m truly prayig for the two of them because this just ain’t right you can dress it up and put a bow on it, but that still doesn’t make it right! Thank’s for the insight.

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  14. Rennae Timothy says:

    Email your comments from my first entry and answers to my questions above issue http://www.workathomepositionplacement.com.

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  15. Rennae Timothy says:

    Here is my research from BBB info entering info from website to BBB forms.
    The BBB that will handle your complaint is:
    BBB serving northern Colorado and Greater Wyoming
    (Fort Collins, CO)
    8020 S. County Road 5, #100
    Fort Collins, CO 80528
    Phone: (970)484-1348
    Fax: (970)221-1239
    BBB Reliability Report for
    Work at Home Position Placement

    BBB Rating F

    Ratings ExplanationEnd Business Review Header
    BBB issues Reliability Reports on all businesses, whether or not they are BBB accredited. If a business is a BBB Accredited Business, it is stated in this report.
    BBB Accreditation

    This business is not a BBB Accredited Business.
    BBB Rating for Work at Home Position Placement

    Based on BBB files, Work at Home Position Placement has a BBB Rating of F on a scale from A+ to F.
    Reasons for this rating include:

    * BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates.
    * BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating.
    * BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business.
    Business Contact and Profile for Work at Home Position Placement
    Name: Work at Home Position Placement
    Phone: (866) 219-2080
    Address: 2510 Warren Ave
    Cheyenne, WY 82001-3163
    Website: http://www.workathomepositionplacement.com
    File Open Date: April 2010
    Type of Business: Work At Home Companies
    BBB Accreditation: Work at Home Position Placement is not a BBB Accredited business.

    BBB develops a full report on a firm based on inquiry or complaint activity. This company first came to our attention in April 2010. We are attempting to develop more information on the company. At the present time we do not have enough information to issue a full report. BBB suggests you read and understand company promotional materials and contracts and check company references and licensing, where applicable.
    Customer Complaint History for Work at Home Position Placement

    BBB processed a total of 0 complaints about Work at Home Position Placement in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period.
    Government Actions

    BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.
    Advertising Review

    BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.
    Industry Tips

    Work At Home Offers

    This company operates what is called a Work-at-Home scheme. Most Work-at-Home advertising makes claims such as “make money stuffing envelopes, watching TV, making jewelry or crafts.”

    They may promise that you can earn hundreds, even thousands of dollars every week, full or part-time, in the comfort of your own home.

    In addition to the fact there is little or no demand for most of these work-at-home activities, BBB has determined most, if not all, of the claims of earnings are highly exaggerated. Not one of the many companies BBB has investigated in the past could substantiate earnings claims. It is important to know that almost all Work-at-Home schemes end up with complaints, even though they may have none when they first start. Eventually, they usually go out of business or face government action.

    Most, if not all, of these companies require you to pay an up-front fee to them in order to participate in their program. The BBB advises that money-back guarantees often offered by Work-at-Home companies usually contain so many restrictions that consumers rarely get their money back.

    The promoter may claim that it is all “legitimate” or “approved by the Post Office.” It’s not! Postal Inspectors investigate and prosecute people involved in these promotions and you could find yourself the subject of criminal action for mail fraud.

    WHERE TO COMPLAIN: If you have already bought into a program you believe may not be legitimate, take these steps:
    First, contact the company and ask for your money back.

    File a complaint with BBB in the area where the company is located. Even if the company refuses to resolve your complaint, a number of complaints against the same company may help other callers to avoid the scheme.

    Complain to the Federal Trade Commission. Although the FTC will not help resolve individual disputes, it will take action if a pattern of deceptive or unfair practices becomes evident.
    BBB Copyright and Reporting Policy

    As a matter of policy, BBB does not endorse any product, service or business.

    BBB Reliability Reports are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this BBB Reliability Report is believed reliable, but not guaranteed as to accuracy.

    BBB Reliability Reports generally cover a three-year reporting period. BBB Reliability Reports are subject to change at any time.

    If you choose to do business with Work at Home Position Placement, please let them know that you contacted BBB for a BBB Reliability Report.

    ID: 46019116
    Report as of May 9, 2010 19:18
    Copyright© 2010 Better Business Bureau

    Work-at-Home Schemes

    3/25/2003

    Modern Twist to Old Scams

    With the rise of the Internet and e-mail, getting a phony ad or message out to a vast audience is cheap and easy. Even though the old work-at-home scams have taken on a modern twist, the typical profile of victims who are most susceptible to these scams has changed very little. Work-at-home con artists have always preyed most heavily upon senior citizens, the disabled, mothers who want to stay at home with their children, people with low income and few job skills, and people who just want to get rich quick.

    Cyberspace is simply the newest arena that scam artists have entered to widen their hunt for more people to dupe. To avoid falling for work-at-home scams, both on- and off-line, look for the following warning signs:

    * Overstated claims of product effectiveness;
    * Exaggerated claims of potential earnings, profits, or part-time earnings;
    * Claims of “inside” information;
    * Requirements of money for instructions or products before telling you how the plan works;
    * Claims of “no experience necessary.”

    Warning List
    Beware of falling prey to tempting work-at-home promotions that offer “easy money.” You could be at risk for some very bad consequences. You can:

    * LOSE MONEY! Consumers have lost amounts ranging from $10 to $70,000, or more.
    * WASTE VALUABLE TIME! You may throw away countless hours on worthless projects that cost you a lot of money to attempt and complete, but, in the end, give you nothing in return.
    * RUIN YOUR REPUTATION! You can involuntarily sell your customers terrible quality merchandise or nonexistent products and services.
    * BE A TARGET OF LEGAL ACTION! You can be held liable for perpetrating a fraud by deliberately or even unintentionally promoting and selling fraudulent products or services to others.

    Most Common Scams
    To protect yourself, learn to recognize the most common work-at-home scams.

    ASSEMBLY WORK AT-HOME: Typical Ad — “Assembly work at home! Easy money assembling craft items. No experience necessary.”

    This scheme requires you to invest hundreds of dollars in instructions and materials and many hours of your time to produce items such as baby booties, toy clowns, and plastic signs for a company that has promised to buy them. Once you have purchased the supplies and have done the work, the company often decides not to pay you because your work does not meet certain “standards.” You are then left with merchandise that is difficult or impossible to sell.

    CHAIN LETTER: Typical Ad — “Make copies of this letter and send them to people whose names we will provide. All you have to do is send us ten dollars for our mailing list and labels. Look at the chart below and see how you will automatically receive thousands in cash return!!!”

    The only people who benefit from chain letters are the mysterious few at the top of the chain who constantly change names, addresses, and post office boxes. They may attempt to intimidate you by threatening bad luck, or try to impress you by describing themselves as successful professionals who know all about non-existent sections of alleged legal codes.

    ENVELOPE STUFFING: Typical Ad — “$350 Weekly Guaran- teed! Work two hours daily at home stuffing envelopes.”

    When answering such ads, you may not receive the expected envelopes for stuffing, but instead get promotional material asking for cash just for details on money-making plans. The details usually turn out to be instructions on how to go into the business of placing the same kind of ad the advertiser ran in the first place. Pursuing the envelope ad plan may require spending several hundred dollars more for advertising, postage, envelopes, and printing. This system feeds on continuous recruitment of people to offer the same plan. There are several variations on this type of scheme, all of which require the customer to spend money on advertising and materials. According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, “In practically all businesses, envelope stuffing has become a highly mechanized operation using sophisticated mass mailing techniques and equipment which eliminates any profit potential for an individual doing this type of work-at-home. The Inspection Service knows of no work-at-home promotion that ever produces income as alleged.”

    MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING: Typical Ad — “Our products make it possible for people like you to earn more than they ever have in their lives! Soon you can let others earn money for you while you and your family relax and enjoy your affluent lifestyle! No experience necessary.”

    Multi-level marketing, a direct sales system, is a well-established, legitimate form of business. Many people have successfully sold the products of reputable companies to their neighbors and co-workers. These people are independent distributors who sell popular products and also recruit other distributors to join them. On the other hand, illegitimate pyramid schemes can resemble these legitimate direct sales systems. An obvious difference is that the emphasis is on recruiting others to join the program, not on selling the product. For a time, new recruits who make the investment to buy product samples keep money coming into the system, but very few products are sold. Sooner or later the people on the bottom are stuck with a saturated market, and they cannot make money by selling products or recruiting. When the whole system collapses, only a few people at the top have made money—and those at the bottom have lost their investment.

    ONLINE BUSINESS: Typical Ad — “Turn your Home Computer into a Cash Machine! Get computer diskette FREE! Huge Selection of Jobs! No experience needed! Start earning money in days! Many companies want to expand, but don’t want to pay for office space. You save them money by working in the comfort of your home.”

    This is typical of advertisements showing up uninvited in your e-mail—an old scheme advertised in a new way. You pay for a useless guide to work-at-home jobs—a mixture of computer-related work such as word processing or data entry and the same old envelope-stuffing and home crafts scams. The computer disk is as worthless as the guidebook. It may only list free government web sites and/or business opportunities which require more money.

    PROCESSING MEDICAL INSURANCE CLAIMS: Typical Ad — “You can earn from $800 to $1000 weekly processing insurance claims on your home computer for health care professionals such as doctors, dentists chiropractors, and podiatrists. Over 80% of providers need your services. Learn how in one day!”

    Generally, the promoter of this scheme attracts you by advertising on cable television and, perhaps, by inviting you to a business opportunity trade show at a hotel or convention center. You may be:

    * Urged to buy software programs and even computers at exorbitant prices; a program selling at a software store for $69 might cost you several thousands of dollars.
    * Told that your work will be coordinated with insurance companies by a central computer.
    * Required to pay for expensive training sessions available at a “current special rate” that will be higher in the future, and
    * Pressured to make a decision immediately.

    Most likely, the expensive training sessions are superficial, and the market for your services is very small or nonexistent. The promoter may delay the processing of your job, citing a backlog or mistakes in your work. There may also be no central computer as advertised. You may be left with no way to deliver what you have promised to your clients or customers—if you found any—and with no way to earn any money on you own.

    Avoiding Fraud
    There is no substitute for closely examining any offer which promises or guarantees income from work-at-home programs. If it sounds too good to be true, chances are it’s a scam.

    Consider it a warning sign if a worker must buy something in order to start the program. Those interested also should take into consideration that, by becoming involved in a work-at-home scheme, they might well be perpetrating a fraud by selling the program to others, and risk investigation by postal authorities.

    For a reliability report on a specific work-at-home company, check first with your local Better Business Bureau.

    Signs of a Work-at-Home Scamer
    A Work-at-Home Scheme Promoter will:

    * Never offer you regular salaried employment.
    * Promise you huge profits and big part-time earnings.
    * Use personal testimonials but never identify the person so that you could check with them.
    * Require money for instructions or merchandise before telling you how the plan operates.
    * Assure you of guaranteed markets and a huge demand for your handiwork.
    * Tell you that no experience is necessary.
    * Take your money and give you little or nothing in return except heartbreak and grief.

    If You Are Victimized

    If you become a victim of a work-at-home scheme, ask the company for a refund. If they refuse or give you an evasive response, tell them you plan to notify law enforcement officials.

    Keep careful records of everything you do to recover your money. Document your phone calls, keep copies of all paperwork such as letters and receipts, and record all costs involved, including the time you spend. If the company refuses to refund your investment, contact:

    * Your local Better Business Bureau;
    * Your local or state consumer affairs agency;
    * The U.S. Postal Inspection Service;
    * Your state’s attorney general’s office or the office in the state where the company;
    * The advertising manager of the publication that ran the ad you answered.

    Outside Contacts

    To learn more about Work-at-Home Schemes, contact the following:

    * Your Local Better Business Bureau
    * Direct Marketing Association
    * Federal trade commission at 202.382.4357
    * National Fraud Information Center at 1-800-876-7060
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  16. Rennae Timothy says:

    I Just found your article but is under a different name than persons site I just read through and was ready to pay but have to stop because they want $197. I don’t have the money to waste and I am on assistance money never have-had that much to pay for these home based businesses. I’ve been advised not to pay money to some one for a job. But I keep running into these type of jobs. Work At Home Position Placement is the name of the web site by Elizabeth Jackson, America’s top work-at-home consultant” for Copyright © 2010 http://www.workathomepositionplacement.com. What do you all think of this site is it another scam too?????????? and says you are independent contractor as online Auction Listing Agent. You will be doing important work for Fortune 500 companies and will be paid very well -on e bay; materials come in the mail. I am going to BBB see what they say. But I have read your comments when I Googled this ladies name and got this article and comments Thank you for them. I won’t give them any money. They have my info for applying.

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  17. Maybeline G says:

    Dear All,

    My husband came upon this web site from Jennifer Johnson and ask me to take a look for work from home opportunity. I was very tempted to purchased the program, prior before putting in the credit card, my instinct was telling me to do more research and that is all I end up coming into this blog. I am so grateful for the person that set up this blog page.

    I think the best way to close this person down is to send out to all our friends via emai, facebook, twitter etc… and informed them that it is a scam. In the email do ask your friend to forward to their friends and informed then than it is serious and ask their friends to forward to their friends. Hence that will be the best way the message will get across.

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  18. I didn’t take the bait this time but I’m all for taking scamers out to the ocean and using them for the bait, I fully agree with Alex and Arod about sticking together and taking out the Bitches once and for all, in fact we should start a scam search and take them all out, I have been taken by other scamers before and I’m really sick and tired of these kind of RATS getting away with it, TAKE THEM OUT, ALL OF THEM

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  19. Elizabeth Jackson has joined Jennifer Johnson. Thank you all for posting.

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  20. Yes I got snookered as well,

    So here’s what I plan to do…

    Hello all,

    I am noticing that there are many people that got taken by this Scam.
    I would like to propose that all those who actually paid for the program received little to nothing and try to get a refund but was unsuccessful, that we start a class action lawsuit against the.company.

    Now, I am not a Lawyer but I have already done some of the necessary leg work to inquire what it would take to pursue this further.

    Anyone interested please lets unite and put these kind of companies out of business.

    Thank you

    Arod

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  21. What a dirty rotten scam!!!!!
    I have become a naive victim of Jennifer Johnson and her work at home scheme. Forstly thinking it was too good to be true, I did some research and found it had been endorsed by several Australian newspapers and major TV current affairs programs. It is when I kept trying to access the online training and my computer kept freezing,did I get that gnawing feeling in my stomach. Today i received an email telling me that it wasn’t their fault but that of a man from DigibizPro, which oddly enough when you try to open the links they too are a home job placement website.
    Here comes catch No2-you can only access the online training for a couple of hours after you receive the email, or you just have to keep trying til you do!
    I have prepared a complaint to another major tv current affairs prog.Maybe some publicity will save someone else from getting taken for a ride and maybe even get back the $197.

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  22. Yes I too was taken with the 197.00 Ebay Auction listing agent scam.

    But don’t we all have rights, could we not flex our legal muscle and start a Class Action law suit against Miss Jennifer Jones and the homeplacement agency.

    I find it difficult that out of all the negative commentary there is actually one person that endorses the product.

    So what does she know that the rest of us don’t?

    And if anyone is interested we should all unite to put people like Jennifer Jones out of business.

    Not taking this laying down

    Alex

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