Yesterday, we covered the FTC’s crackdown on known scams around the web. Today, I have to warn you about a new scam that utilizes the same techniques as the ones shut down by the FTC. It’s called Twitter Profit House and it could cost you a lot of money each month.
Is Twitter Profit House a Scam?
The landing page isn’t much to look at. There’s a bunch of text making claims that users have gone from not know what Twitter was to making $9,000 using it within the first month of being a member at Twitter Profit House. There’s some talk of filling out online forms and getting paid to do so. It sounds like your typical data entry/rebate processing/affiliate marketing scam. How they work Twitter into it, I’ll never know. I can’t speak much for the actual content you receive when you sign up for the “free” offer because I never signed up. Why? Mostly because there are $109.98 in hidden fees that will be charged to your credit card until you decide to cancel your “free membership.”
That’s right. Here are the terms and conditions you’ll be agreeing to if you sign up with this program: The 7-day trial period begins on the date your order is submitted through this website. Following the 7-day trial period, the credit card you submitted will automatically be charged $99.99 for monthly membership access to the Twitter Profit House Resource Center unless you cancel. If for some reason you were signed up for the Search Engine Pro Course, you’ll be charged an additional $9.99 per month for access into this program as well.
My favorite part of the landing page was the text that said “As seen and trusted on*” and then listed the LA Times, CNBC, CNN etc. Unfortunately, there was no footnote explaining the asterisk so I can only assume the footnote would say something like “*Okay, well we were neither featured nor proved legitimate by any of these news outlets but hot damn, could you imagine the amount of money we’d sucker out of people if we were!?”
I’m not giving these guys my personal information and you can be damn sure they aren’t getting my credit card information as well. I can’t afford to track down and fight any hidden fees that could be charged to my account and I’m sure you can’t afford them either. Stay away from Twitter Profit House.
Get a Refund from Twitter Profit House
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the Twitter Profit House contact page.
I called the number and a computerized voice told me to visit a website in order to cancel my membership. The thing is, the computer cannot pronounce the website’s name clearly and I have no idea which website I’m supposed to visit. I called back three more times to try and guess the correct name, but I cannot make out what the voice is saying. A customer representative picked up almost immediately after the recording was over though. The support line was open and there was no wait time.
Make it very clear that you no longer want your monthly membership and wish to cancel any additional services on your account. From looking through the Terms & Conditions, it looks like you’ll be signed up for the Twitter Profit House Resource Center at TwitterProfitHouse.com and the Search Engine Pro Course at SearchEngineProCourse.com. Be sure that both of these memberships are canceled or you will be charged $109.98 every month.
I’d like to now make it perfectly clear that we are in no way affiliated with Twitter Profit House. Please do not email us asking for a refund from this program. Contact the phone number above for a refund. Do not email us! We did not take your money.
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