Snoskred on Fake Check Scams and Scambaiting

They say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For those of us who want to work from home for family, health or other reasons the available REAL jobs are few and far between. However, there’s plenty of scammers out there who will prey on your situation and take advantage of you.

Money Laundering

Any kind of job which requires you to

– receive checks and deposit them in your personal bank account.
– receive money orders and cash them
– receive goods
– receive funds into your bank account

and then to

– forward goods on to somebody else
– forward money on to somebody else
– send money via Western Union or Moneygram

is not any kind of legitimate job. It has to be some kind of scam. It is highly illegal. You have no idea where those funds have originated from.

It might be drug money. It could belong to terrorists. It could have been given to you by another scam victim in order to make it more difficult to trace where the money went. The goods may have been purchased with a stolen credit card. But you need money, so you might not think about it too deeply. Believe me, going ahead with a “job” like this this will end in tears.

An important note about checks

Checks can bounce up to a year to two years after you deposit them. The reason for this is because the scammer may have stolen the bank information of a legitimate company and the company may not realise funds have been disappearing until the accountant looks at their books—sometimes this happens only once a year.

If you do bank checks which are stolen or fake, you can be arrested and sent to jail. You will also be held responsible to pay the funds back to the bank. You will have no way of getting the money back from the scammers.

If you think your financial situation is bad now, wait until you’re having to pay money back to the bank for a job you thought was legitimate.

The Tellers Don’t Know

You might even ask the teller, “Has this check cleared?” And you would usually be told YES, absolutely it has, just like most check scam victims this has already happened to. If you ask a teller has this check cleared, you might as well ask your postman the same question. Do you want to place your entire financial future into the hands of that bank teller?

Tellers are generally not trained about clearance procedures. Some bank managers are even unaware that checks can bounce so much later. Until it happens to a customer of theirs, they don’t know about it.

Get It In Writing

Even if you said to your bank, “I want you to put it in writing that this check has cleared,” that will not protect you at all when the check bounces. Try asking them to put it in writing and you’ll find most of them will not agree to do it. I know a scam victim who did get a written letter from the bank manager. When the check bounced, he still had to pay the full amount back. The bank took NO responsibility for the situation.

You Are Unprotected

Credit card fraud used to be a major problem for the banks, but because they are held responsible for charges made on stolen credit cards they have put a lot of work and effort into solving the problem. They are doing absolutely nothing about check fraud because they do not have to pay. The person who banked the fraudulent or stolen check has to pay.

So How Do These Fake Check Scams Work?

I’ve baited a lot of these scammers—so many in fact that I have collected over 5 million dollars worth of fake checks, money orders and travellers checks from them. Here is an example of what the scammers say.

The Scammer Emails Me

Date: 15 June 2007
From: ES Oil and Gas Ltd (google results do not show a company with this name, and scam results)
Reply To: bluegassltd@yahoo.com.hk (note the yahoo.com.hk email address)
Subject: Company Commission Agent Required (there is no such job, unless you are actually selling things)
(this section below is to make it look more legitimate but note the scammer has messed it up and given two street addresses)
From The Desk Of
Mr. Larry James
ES Oil and Gas Ltd
2711 Metrople Square
2 On Yiu Street
Hong Kong.
Tel/Fax: +852-301-71646. (googling the telephone number brings up 3 different names – larry james, carol harvey, george martin lee using this telephone number, all scams)
15/06/2007.

I am Mr.Dannie Wang (sorry, I thought you said you were Larry James?) of ES Oil and Gas Ltd. We are an OPEC members that deals on crude oil, raw materials and export to Canada, America, Europe and Asia. Our company is also into promotions and entertainments. We are looking for a reliable commission agent who can help us receive payments from customers that our company supplies Goods to in Canada, America, Europe and Asia as well as making Payments through you to us. Please if you are reliable and Interested in been a commission agent with our company we will be glad but you have to be an honest and a trustworthy person. Note that, as our commission agent, you will receive some percentage and motivations on whatever amount that is paid by our debtors through you to us. Be informed that THERE IS NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION AT YOUR END as a commission agent. Please, to facilitate and proceed if accepted, do send your information to the Chief Executive Officer:Name Mr.Dannie Wang.Email:( bluegassltd@yahoo.com.hk ) Thank you for your time as we are looking forward to working With you as you send your response back to us.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Dannie Wang

I Reply –

Good afternoon,

Do you have the requirement of hiring someone in Australia?

Cristhin

He replies

(with another name change – this time back to front)

Dear Cristhin,

Thanks a lot for your swift response to our proposition. We are prepared to employ your services as our Representative for CANADA & UNITED STATES as well as EUROPEAN continent, after putting things in place with you and we are also ready to follow every applicable law of CANADA & UNITED STATES as well as European continent. We would be glad to transact with you and having you as our representative for these region.

Before I proceed further let me start by Introducing myself. My name is Wang Dannie, Personel Manager of Blue Gas Ltd In Thailand and Hong Kong. We need a reliable and competent representative to make direct collection on our behalf and acting under the full approval of our firm after all necessary modalities have being put in place between you and the company, Blue Gas Ltd and after entering into an agreement confirming this deal.

We are currently having problems between our local staffs over here in Thailand and Hong Kong and also customers from these regions as a result of language barrier and different cultural backgrounds thereby causing delays in payments from our propespective customers from this region and also as a result of the delays it takes for these checks to get cleared over here in Thailand thereby causing delays in our supply channel.

On the advice of an expert we started making necessary contact, recently, to prospective candidate that will make direct collections on our behalf for a commission of 10% and remitting the balance Of 90% into our account via electronic transfer, so that we can serve our customers in these region more efficiently as a result of the fast means of picking up our cash thereby allowing for a constant cash inflow as well as outflows and making business more profitable and beneficial for all parties involved.

Clients normally make payment to us via Companies check and or Western Union Money transfer, depending on the amount of goods in question which we would instruct them to issue in your favour in the capacity of our representative for this region.

This is exactly how our transaction will hold and We will send you MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, MOU, which shall make us Legal binding in our transaction with you as SOON as when transaction from our customer commences.
We are very confident to work with you and employing your services as our representative for both Canada / United States . On agreement, You shall be collecting payments on our behalf depending on the client we have at hand and as well as the volume of transaction involved, We normally handles transaction for now to a maximum of USD$700,000.00 and below as the case may be and your 10% will be applicable for any amount of funds collected on our behalf after signing the Legal MOU, attached below and remitting the balance of 90% into an account to be provided for you by the firm via electronic wire transfer.

On the receipt of this mail and the conclusion of these modalities, I shall give further instruction on how to contact one of our clients who is readily available to make payment to us as soon as we are able to attach him to any of our representatives.

Thanking you both for accepting this offer as we send our greetings from our entire staffs as we also await your timely responses.

Regards,
Wang Dannie
Personel Manager
Blue Gas Ltd.

NB: Please fill out this form and return back to us
NAME…………………………………
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS……………………
AGE:…………………………………
STATUS:………………………………
STATE/COUNTRY…………………………
TEL/FAX………………………………
NUMBERS………………………………
COMPANY NAME………………………….
OCCUPATION……………………………

Please for your information make sure that the address that you filled out in the form that was sent to you is a valid and correct address in which my customer can contact you for immediate payment and document through to you as our company representative, Please you are to resend us you correct address in which contact can be made to you as soon as payment is ready from our customers as both party as discussed

Inaccurate Information

Did you note the company name has changed too? These scammers use so many scammer and company names, they can’t keep it straight. This is one clue things might not be legitimate. Usually people know the name of the company they work for—and their own names!

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am using a special tool to bait these scammers, and from this point on a computer is writing the emails for me. So it won’t always do exactly what the scammer wants it to do. Like fill in silly little forms like you see above. It does pick up on certain words and responds to them, but from here on in, the computer is in charge and the scammer is along for the ride.

The Computer Replies –

Hello Mr Dannie,

Please clarificationize precisely what this position requires of myself in your next communique and then if I am excited to continue I will provide what you are asking for. I don’t understand what you want me to do with this memorandum of understanding?

I will be jumping with joy to hear from you. Your emails have delighted me so far. Are you single and looking for a wife? Maybe your ship has finally come in, and mine too! Can we share a cabin on the sea of life?

I Hope To Receive News From You Soon,
Cristhin

The Scammer Responds –

Dear Cristhin,

With the receipt of your email. Please kindly note that the MOU ( Memorandum of Understanding is serving as a legal aid for both party involve in this transaction and also serve as terms and condition for this great company.

Please you are therefore advice to send to us your full details so that we can proceed further on this transaction.

We await your immediate response ASAP today.

Best Regards,
Dannie Wang

Hmm, looks like he is not interested in sharing a cabin with me. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

The Computer Replies –

G’day Mr Wang,

Thanks for your email. It is a gracious pleasure to communicate with someone as beautiful and pretty as yourself. I look forward to your emails as much as I look forward to any pleasure in life. Please explain this memorandum of understanding as I am unable to understand your understanding of it? Do you understand it?

Here are my details as requested.

I am Cristhin Rosamund
I am 42. I am single. Are you Single?
I work as a customer service manager.
Telephone number = (telephone number removed)
I bank with St George Bank.

Mail can be sent to me as follows:

Cristhin
(PO Box address removed; it is a safe mail address)

If you need further details let me know.

Hope To Hear From You Soon,
Cristhin

The scammer goes quiet for about two weeks, and then sends this:

Dear Cristhin,

Please kindly update us on payment made to you by our customer and the said amount is $ 32,565.10 USD.

Please update us immediately today on how you will proceed with company funds and also with all necessary information how you will disburse the money.

The Board of Trustee will look forward to your immediate email today in this regards.

Best Regards,
Dannie Wang

I’ve Got Mail –

The next time I went to my PO box, I found this:

Note the check is not for the same amount he told me it would be for, either: 32,565.10 vs. 35,565.10.

How YOU can help!

If you own a blog yourself, mention this blog post on YOUR blog so all the readers of your blog can be educated on this important topic. Feel free to link to this post.
– Link to this article in my internet safety series which speaks about these scams.
– If you know anyone who has any questions about these scams I am only an email away. However there are some great websites on the internet that try to help as well:

  • Fraudwatchers
  • Scam Victims United
  • Fraud Aid
  • Stumble this blog post with Stumbleupon, if you are a member.
  • Digg this blog post.
  • Email a link to today’s blog post to your friends and family.
  • Now you know about this scam – there are so many others out there. Always ask if you’re not sure. The Fraudwatchers forum “Is this a Scam” is a good place to post a question you might have.
  • Let your friends and family know about the Scam-O-Matic, a Web form that can look at an email and tell you if the email looks like a known scam. Is this email a scam? Ask the Scam-O-Matic.

Please note this quote in the above article by the executive vice-president of the American Banking Association: “Federal law requires banks to make the funds you deposit available quickly, but it’s important for consumers to know that just because you can withdraw the money doesn’t mean the check is good,” said Edward Yingling, executive vice president for ABA.”

A Warning About the Fake Kidnapping Scams

A few of my readers have written in regarding the fake kidnapping scams that have been running amok lately. Scammers are hijacking email and Facebook accounts and emailing the user’s contacts saying they have been kidnapped and desperately need money wired to them via Western Union to pay for a ransom.

Seriously.

Bridget wrote in with the following…

I am so grateful to get your emails. I read them all the time. I am really thankful that I read the one about the scam of being mugged in another country and asking for money because it just happened a couple of days ago to one of my best friends. However, it didn’t start out that way. Her email was actually hacked a few weeks ago before the scammers attempted to obtain money from her friends and it took on an interesting turn of events.

Here is what happened. A few weeks ago, myself and a few of my closet friends received an email from my friend containing a link to an online Canadian pharmacy from my friend’s email address. Shortly thereafter, we all received texts messages from her stating that she had not sent out any emails and that the email we received was not sent from her and to delete it. We all did that and made sure to check our computers for viruses. She did the same and she also deleted out all of her contacts. Her email address was a Yahoo email account.

However, just the other day, I received a telephone call from one of our mutual friends regarding her and then I received a text message from her stating that any emails from her were not true and to delete the emails. I immediately called her and she told me that when she tried to login into her Yahoo mail account, it would not accept her password. She also told me that a few of our friends were receiving emails from her with HELP!!! in the subject line and stating that she had been mugged in London and to send $2300 via Western Union.

While I was on the phone with her, another one of our friends called her and wanted to know if she was on Facebook because one of our friends was online via Facebook talking to her. It turns out the scammers were trying to pull themselves off as being her on Facebook. Apparently, her passwords were the same for her Yahoo mail account and her Facebook account. The scammers were attempting to reach her friends via Facebook as well. Of course, we all knew that she was not in London because we are planning to have her birthday party this weekend. Finally one of our friends called them out as not being her. Right after that her Facebook account was deleted. I know because she was gone from my friend list on Facebook immediately. It wasn’t deleted by my friend but by the scammers. My friend couldn’t access her Facebook account at all. She has since reported all of this to Facebook. She has taken other steps to prevent this from happening as well.

I just wanted to make you aware of what additional steps scammers are attempting to try and get money. I think it is important for people to know not to use the same password on all of their online accounts.

Also, I think it is important to know that scammers are attempting to obtain passwords by creating fake webpages. I have had my Myspace page hacked before. I believe it was called Phishering or something like that. Now whenever I get a message stating that my password is not accurate I close the browser and try fresh. I don’t ever try to attempt to re-enter my password. My Yahoo page has specific page settings to me only and whenever I open it up and it is not correct, I immediately close it and start over.

I think this was how my friends Yahoo email account was hacked. I also think the first email sent out was a test to obtain her email addresses and to see if people would actually respond to the link. Then they laid low for a couple of weeks. When they saw nothing going on, they decided to take it to the next level. Unfortunately for them, they didn’t know that she had such a close knit group of friends and that we all were planning her party.

This is absolutely appalling. If you receive one of these emails, get in contact with the person who owns the email address via a different medium other than the Internet. Make sure they haven’t actually been kidnapped and let them know their email and Facebook accounts have been hijacked.

Whatever you do, don’t immediately send off thousands of dollars overseas. You’ll never see it again.

Secure Job Position: Another Link Posting Scam. Avoid!

If you’re new to making money online, you might have an incorrect perception that it’s easy and incredibly quick to generate cash. Sadly, that’s not true but many systems state things like this in the hope it will make you buy them.

For example, take Secure Job Position which states “within 5 minutes you could be making real money”.

Not only that but they suggest you’ll start earning immediately even with no skills or experience. That’s quite a claim to make but the reality is they are targeting desperate people who need extra money and fast.

Long story short, this Secure Job Position program exists for two reasons:

  1. To get you to pull out your credit card and make a purchase without thinking twice about it.
  2. To label you a sucker and to sell you more products in the future.

Don’t fall victim to this crap.

Secure Job Position by Kelly Simmons

One of the first things you encounter on the Secure Job Position website is a form to get your email and phone number. In theory this is to check for availability in your area, but the reality is more sinister.

If the system available where you live? If you live anywhere in America then yes, it’s available. The form is what I call an email harvester in that they are just trying to get your details so they can send email after email and make call after call to you to sell you stuff.

(January 2018 Update: I first reviewed this system in June 2017 and Kelly was quick to notify me that “There is Currently 7 Positions Left In Your Area.” It’s now 7 months later, the glaring grammatical error hasn’t been fixed and those positions somehow still haven’t been filled.)

If you pass this so called check, you’ll end up on the main sales page.

Cookie Cutter Sales Pitch

I’ve seen this sales page numerous times, and it’s virtually the same each time. The only differences are the name of the product and occasionally a different name than Kelly Simmons.

If this system was legit, why would they need to add it under dozens or more different domain names?

Do you see any other business having a duplicate of their site under a different name? No, of course not!

This sort of tactic is to steel themselves against the inevitable burning of one of their domain names due to bad press or worse.

Unethical Tactics

The tactics used in this sales pitch are common, but not something any upstanding marketer would use.

For example, there are several well-known news agency logos on the site most likely used without permission. It states that work from home opportunities have been featured on them, and this is likely true, but the real aim is to suggest that this product has been featured on them, which it has not.

Secure Job Position news

“But it was featured on the news!”

Wrong!

This program wasn’t actually featured anywhere. The news logos you see are not endorsements.

Kelly Simmons is banking on the fact that you will see the logos and skip right past what it says above them:

“Work From Home Opportunities Have Been Featured On:”

And I’m sure they have been, but Secure Job Position has absolutely not. The people behind this want you to see the logos, associate legitimacy with the program, and continue on down the page.

As well as that, there are several scarcity tactics used. This method is common place in marketing, but where most marketers will actually follow through and remove the product, that’s not the case here. This sales page will always say there are only a few spots left, regardless of how many they sell!

Secure Job Position scarcity

Secure Job Position scarcity

A Repeat Performance

Further down the sales pitch is a legitimate news clip about work from home opportunities. This video seems to appear on every single underhand system out there and is used to bolster the idea that this system is legitimate, when in fact the video is old and only talks about home from home opportunities in general terms.

Secure Job Position video

Fake Testimonials

Testimonials can be hard to verify but when they use stock photography for the people and general untraceable names, it should concern you.

In this day and age social proof is an important way for people to tell if a product is good or not, so these fake testimonials are really just trying to abuse that.

Is Secure Job Position a Scam?

Well, yes. But keep reading to find out why.

If you were to buy this $77 program (the price continues to drop as you try and navigate away from the page), what would it teach you?

Well, the general idea behind it is link posting. This is where you add a link to somewhere on the internet and people click the link and you magically make money!

The sales letter pitches it to you as if there are multinational companies begging people to post links for them.

Secure Job Position desperate

Apparently these companies, big names such as Apple and Netflix, will pay you between $5 and $30 per link you post!

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

First of all, if a company wanted links posting in this manner, they would either a) pay someone in a foreign country pennies on the dollar to do it or b) use their in house coders to make an automated system to do it.

No company out there will pay you that kind of money for “posting” a link. As well as that any sensible company would know that randomly posting links on the internet is not only ineffective without context, but also a type of spam!

Secure Job Position calculator

The reality is that this system is based on affiliate marketing: you post your affiliate link, if someone clicks it and then (and this is important) buys something, you get a commission on the sale.

Affiliate marketing as a whole is a legitimate business opportunity and a very effective way of making money online, but it takes much longer than 5 minutes to make money with it!

Internet users are savvy people for the most part so they will not just click some random link, which is why affiliate marketers spend hours, weeks, months and years providing value and building a following of people.

Just because you post a link in a forum/blog comment/on social media doesn’t mean people will click it. At best the site in question will simply remove the link, at worst you’ll be labelled as a spammer and/or banned from the site.

Secure Job Position is preying on your vulnerabilities. They are using hype and non-sense to get you to buy into their system without thinking rationally.

“But they offer a 30 day money back guarantee!”

Their terms state:

6. Refunds: Secure Job Position offers a 60-day refund policy from the date of purchase on the initial enrollment purchase price only. All we ask is that you examine everything and put forth an honest effort for the first 30-days and you may make money – it’s that simple!

I have seen these exact terms used in the past and similar scams use the “honest effort” line to prevent you from getting your refund.

If you have paid them already and are looking to get your money back, their listed customer service line is 1-877-843-6846. Be prepared to put up a fight. It might be better off to just dispute the charges with your bank or credit card company.

Finally…

All you need to do is ask yourself one simple question: if anyone could be making over $1,000 per day by doing something that requires no experience, skill, or expertise, why isn’t everyone doing it?

That tells you all you really need to know about this opportunity.

The Bottom Line

Can you make money with Secure Job Position?

No, absolutely not.

You are going to be sold dodgy, outdated training and when you fail to make any money, they will come along with another program to buy that will guarantee you success again beyond your wildest dreams.

You are simply handing over your credit card information to scammers and telling them “Hey! I’ll buy anything you have to sell me!”

Avoid programs like these, and any ones out there that claim you can make millions overnight with no experience, skills, or effort required. You are setting yourself up for heartache and lost money.

Will TwoDollarClick.com Really Pay You $2 Per Click? Not a Chance.

If I said to you that I will pay you $2 bucks to click a link, would you do it?

What if I said that you can keep clicking links and I will keep paying you $2 every time?

That’s sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it? Well, TwoDollarClick.com promises you pretty much that, easy money for anyone.

Joining the site is free, and relatively easy to do so. After logging in you are faced with a variety of menus and so the first thing to do is click some links!

Clicking a link will open up a new window where you need to mindlessly stare at the advert for 30 seconds, and then click a number.

My first roadblock came with clicking the number, it said I had clicked the wrong one, but I have no clue which I needed to click. It refreshed, another 30 seconds of my life gone, and I clicked another number. This time an error, accusing me of viewing more than one advert at a time (well there goes that plan!).

Really not off to a good start here.

Next time around it gave me the number I needed to click and I was able to successfully complete it, phew! Heading back to my account page I could see that $2 bucks is now in my account, awesome.

Feeling a little greedy and wondering what I could buy for those two dollars I decided to cash them out.

Oh, wait. I need $1000 in the account before I can cash out! That’s like, 500 clicks! Ok, no pressure.

How it works

Two Dollar Click generates money from advertisers by guaranteeing views and clicks. Then it pays you to click the advertiser’s links. This works well for Two Dollar Clicks as they get money from the advertisers (I believe it is $5+ per click) and only pay out $2 per click. I’m not sure the advertisers get a good deal on this though, as there is less than targeted traffic, but that’s another story.

The Anti Cheating System

The site boasts it has an anti cheating system, but I found nowhere that explained the dos’s and don’ts which is a little worrying, as I can imagine a situation where you have $998 in your account and you make a mistake and wham! they invalidate your account.

The Hidden MLM?

Though I couldn’t get much information on this, one of my pet hates seemed to raise its ugly head, in the form of a potential Multi Level Marketing scheme. In short, you can get referrals (other people) to join using your special link and you get a cut of each click. There is no clarification as to whether or not this is deducted from the persons clicks or if they still receive the $2 dollars.

The site also allows you to purchase referrals (weird) and to upgrade your membership to receive better paid adverts and increased commissions from your referrals. The upgrade also costs a fair sum at $19.95 or $39.95 per month, and unlike the payouts which take 60 days to arrive after requesting it, these fees are taken out of your bank account on time, every time each month.

Is TwoDollarClick.com a Scam?

The most concerning thing about Two Dollar Click is what I have heard on the grapevine. As the payouts only occur at the $1000 mark, it seems there is a tendency to reduce or even stop access to new adverts when an account is getting close to the 1000 threshold.

Their “payment proof” isn’t very heartening either as it’s just a list of usernames (real or fake, who knows) with some data. It simply doesn’t look genuine.

Not only that, but there are numerous complaints about those who reached the threshold still not being paid out.

The Bottom Line

Two Dollar Click looks pretty good until you start getting close to the payout threshold, and at that point the realization comes that this is in fact a scam!

The very lack of detailed information, the fact that it is know that adverts dry up and the subtle MLM system in place makes me advise you that this is most likely a scam and to avoid at all costs!

Sites like these are never going to pay out. No advertiser is going to pay $5 per click for untargeted traffic. It’s just an absolute awful business strategy. The people behind this site (any many other similar sites) are only interested in using you for quick ad revenue. You will never see a dime from them.

If it’s too good to be true…

How Does Two Dollar Click Compare?

I’ve Tried That has been reviewing ways to make money from home since 2007. In that time, there’s one program that stands above the rest. It’s free to get started, has no ridiculous hidden charges, and will help you build a sustainable income from home.

Let’s see how Two Dollar Click compares…

FB Freedom Cash System: Is It a Scam?

Facebook has to be one of the most well-known websites on Earth; after all it boasts over 2 billion user accounts with 1.3 billion people logging on daily.

It’s also highly lucrative as many businesses and even individuals make money via the platform, either through the normal method of using Facebooks advertising system or maybe by being “found” through a viral video.

Such popularity also means that it is also leveraged in many unethical and scam systems.

One particular system I came across recently might well be one of those scams: FB Freedom Cash System (also referred to as Facebook on Fire).

FB Freedom Cash System Stage 1

The sales pitch for this system is broken up into two stages.

Stage 1 is designed to get you interested enough to hand over your email address (in order to send you sales emails no doubt).

It starts off by asking you if you’d like to make $300 per day by “fooling around” on Facebook. This sounds amazing as I’m pretty sure that like me you spend at least some of the day browsing FB. It would be awesome to get paid for things like that!

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire 300

This is literally the first few seconds of the video and I bet it got you interested right away! I have a lot of experience looking at various systems and scams online and I know for a fact that there is no system out there that will pay you $300 a day for browsing the web. If you’re very lucky you might get a few cents per hour for it.

The video reinforces this exaggerated claim by saying that $300 bucks is actually the lower end and that you can make $1,000 or more per day with no experience and for less than an hours work a week.

Are your alarm bells ringing yet? If not they should be. Let’s be realistic here, no one can earn $1,000 a day for a few minutes “work” of logging into Facebook.

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire 1000

The 0.0001%?

According to the narrator, Joseph Magnum, he was in a secret meeting between Mark Zuxkerberg and Bill Gates where they explained, and laughed, over how people are missing out on the $2.8 billion that is “buzzing by you” when you’re on Facebook.

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire 1percent

While you can’t rule out that the person behind this was in the same room, I highly doubt they spoke about this. I see this as merely a ploy to make you envious of people with a lot of money.

Skillset

According to the video the only skills you need to make $1,000 a day is:

  • The ability to click a mouse
  • Basic typing skills
  • High speed internet
  • A computer/smartphone

This is BS. While you can make money with just those skills it will be far less than even $300 a day. Let’s face it, people who make a lot of money have a bunch of other skills from networking, to coding, to being able to see trends and ideas, and much more.

The above skillset is good for data entry and that’s about it.

Psychological Tricks

Sales pitches always contain tricks to target you on an emotional or subconscious level and FB Freedom Cash System is not subtle about it.

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire no more work

As well as that it hooks into your dreams of financial freedom: no more debt, or worrying about bills.

While this might not seem like much it’s designed to make you think about your life and how you deserve better, maybe enough to make you angry or frustrated and to lose an important think for a few short seconds: rationality.

If you’re not being rational then you’re more likely to buy into schemes like FB Freedom Cash System.

Free Money

One of the last things about stage 1 is that if you do hand over your email to get to Stage 2, by watching the Stage 2 video you’ll be given $500 cash.

This tactic has been used on countless other scam sites and I’ve never heard of anyone receiving the money so I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

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FB Freedom Cash System Stage 2

Apparently there’s a guarantee that this video, Stage 2, will be the most exciting video I will ever watch.

I’m not sure about that but I’m definitely keen to get my $500!

You Deserve Better

Stage 2 really kicks the psychological tricks into overdrive, and covers a wide base. Apparently this system is for you if:

  • You no longer want a boss who doesn’t care about you
  • You’re in a debt spiral from hell
  • You’re behind on bills
  • Your work-life balance is slanted towards work
  • If you want to travel whenever and wherever you want
  • If you want to give your spouse gifts
  • If you want a brand new car
  • If you want to pay off your mortgage

These items cover pretty much anyone watching the video!

The Rags to Riches Story

Every sales pitch needs a good story and if the person happens to go from poor to rich as a result of using the system being sold, all the better!

In this case Joseph Magnum was broke, in debt to the tune of $30k and had failed at making money online 32 times.

He was then serving as wait staff at the Tech Crunch after party where he heard Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in a heated argument. He placed his phone on the floor and recorded the conversation.

Apparently the recording led to him discovering a loophole that made him rich!

Yeah right.

Proof of Earnings

According to the screenshots provided by the narrator, this system has made him over $11 million dollars.

This proof though is no such thing as any screen shot can be edited, even directly on the screen if you know how.

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There is literally no actual evidence this loop hole in Facebook exists or that it can be used to make money.

Testimonials

Social proof, that is other people telling you good things about a product, is a popular way to decide whether to buy something or not. After all if real people say it’s good, then that has more weight to it over a marketer telling you it’s good.

For FB Freedom Cash System uses video testimonials to show off how good it is. It’s a shame that these are all fake, bought for video testimonials!

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The 100

Apparently only 100 people will get access to this system, which is BS as it’s obviously a scam system so why would they limit it to 100 sales?

$500

Near the end of the video you’re finally told how you will get you free $500!

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire 500 redeem

Unfortunately it’s not cash in hand. It’s to do with the guarantee. If you don’t make $500 in 60 days, the person behind it will give you $500 dollars so long as you “show you made a fair effort”.

Not only did they lie in saying you would get $500 just for watching but the terms are very loose, and I’m pretty sure no one will ever get $500 as the “fair effort” is so vaguely worded.

A Lack of Terms

Not only is the $500 vaguely worded there’s no actual written terms, guarantee, disclaimer or company information.

Putting your money into a system like this will be basically like throwing it in the garbage.

Security? What Security?

Oh and just to top it off, the actual purchase page where you’ll be adding your credit card details has zero security.

FB Freedom Cash Facebook on Fire no security

This is pretty bad as not only will you have to hope that the people taking your details won’t you blind, but also that other hackers and miscreants won’t get that data too!

The Bottom Line

FB Freedom Cash System is, in my opinion, a scam. They lie from the start, offer false hope and a lot of exaggeration.

Even if their system was at least reasonable, it’s completely unlikely that you will make the sort of money promised with the ease they say you can.

As such I have no option but to recommend you avoid FB Freedom Cash System!

Our Review of Bobbie Robinson’s Work at Home Institute

Work at Home Institute (WAHI) has been online since 2013 and makes a very bold claim: By following this program, you can quit your job and make a “sizable income” from home.

What exactly are you doing to make this sizable income?

From unemployed single mother to millionaire

First, you get to read about the rags-to-riches story of Bobbie Robinson, a single mother who worked “really hard” and got laid off. Luckily, her daughter pushed her to not give up, and “soon after the nightmare began, I discovered the internet.”

Following along with Bobbie’s story, we learn that she eventually met a man who worked from home. This man told her how he managed to work part-time yet make a comfortable living. Bobbie applied to whatever site this man was working for, and just three months later, “I now had an easy work at home job that required 4 hours or less per day.” Best of all, “I make millions per year…I am able to buy what I want, take long vacations, and give my daughter the life she always deserved…”

What is this amazing work at home job that makes Bobbie millions per year for part-time work?

The ‘big secret’ is link posting.

Apparently, big companies don’t have the resources to hire additional employees to post online links for them, so they contract the work out.

Work At Home Institute

How does link posting make money for you? Here’s how WAHI explains it:

  1. You log into your WAHI account and copy the link codes that are supplied to you.
  2. You go to an area of your WAHI account where “customer records” are added and where you can post your copied links.
  3. You fill out a “few simple details” and post your links.
  4. You go see how much money you’re earning from your links.

WAHI’s sales page then shows you what a “typical account” would earn in a week:

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As yet more “proof,” the WAHI sales page showcases Patricia Feeney, another work at home mother. WAHI also claims that this program has received national media attention.

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However, when you listen to the minute long report, you hear nothing regarding the WAHI program. The video is also heavily edited and just introduces the generic concept of working from home.

Likewise, the WAHI tries to make it appear that it’s been the subject of major news networks such as these:

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This is a common tactic used by many work-at-home opportunity sites to make you think that they are legit. However, the sites that actually have been featured on the news include an actual link or story to that news network. Within the WAHI sales page, you can’t click on the news network sites and have no way of verifying what exactly was reported.

So, why else am I skeptical of WAHI’s claims?

The customer photos are fake.

WAHI showcases photos of customers along the right hand side of the sales page, along with their glowing testimonials. Some examples include these customers:

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However, when you do a Google image search of these individuals, you quickly learn that they are all stock photos.

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The program availability is fake.

The WAHI sales page does what a lot of scam programs do when convincing you sign up- it creates fake program availability for your geographic area. Somehow, regardless of where you live or even if you input a fake zip code into the form, there are always just 3 positions left in your area:

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These 3 positions never go down to zero, no matter how many times you refresh this page.

I should add that another programmed feature of this program is its instant price markdown when you try to leave the sales page. The program drops from $97 to $77, and then $47. This happens no matter how many times you leave the page or return to it.

Bobbie Robinson is fake.

The spokesperson for this program is portrayed on the sales page as a 20-something woman lying in front of her laptop. However, when you perform an image search on her, you learn that she also goes by the name of Michelle Withrow of Work at Home University and Stay at Home Revenue, among other work-at-home scams.

Oh, and the actual photo of Bobbie/Michelle? It’s actually a stock photo.

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Link posting isn’t exactly how affiliates make money.

WAHI tries to convince you that you can make lots of money by posting a few links a day and collecting huge referral commissions when people click on and buy products via those links. While link posting is one way that affiliate marketers earn money, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. True affiliate marketing involves creating websites and filling them with valuable content, emailing subscribers, blogging, creating informational products, publishing product reviews, etc.

True affiliate marketing can make money, but it won’t happen just by posting links, like Bobbie claims.

WAHI offers no real people who back up their claims.

The WAHI contact area is a generic 877 phone number that leads to an outsourced customer service line. You have no way of contacting the actual creators of this program and, as already mentioned, the spokesperson herself is fake. Should you run into any challenges along the way with the WAHI program, you are out on your own.

The WAHI program offers very generic information on who might even be around to help you. Supposedly, after you sign up for the program, you are matched with an “Internet expert.” But why would you need an Internet expert and not someone proficient in affiliate marketing?

Also, you supposedly gain access to a WAHI members area called Startup Freedom Club. There is no mention of how many members are in this club and if any of the program’s creators help answer questions, etc. A club made up of members is fairly useless if all those members also have no idea how to get started and make money through affiliate marketing.

The Bottom Line

Our team has done hundreds of reviews over the past 10 years here at I’ve Tried That. When we review programs, we focus on looking at the three core components that are needed to build a successful business online:

  1. The online presence you create: What presence is the program helping you build? Typically you are given a website, store front, or blog.
  2. The training you’re being taught: What do you do once you have that presence and are you given step-by-step instructions on what to build?
  3. The support you’re being offered: How well will the product creator assist you in building your business and is there a community to turn to for discussion?

If you want to truly succeed online, you need a combination of those 3 things.

Work at Home Institute does not hit any of the three. You aren’t building a meaningful presence, the training is deceitful & will never work, and there is absolutely no support or customer service being offered. This is nothing more than an attempt to grab as much money from you as possible.

Do not fall for this one.

If you are truly interested in learning how to build a real business online, let us help you get started. This site was founded in 2007 and we’ve helped millions of our visitors find their way online. Click here to learn more.

Checking Out 7 Figure Profit Code

Today I’d like to tell you about a system I recently came across called 7 Figure Profit Code.

Hopefully you’re here learning about this system because you have doubts, but even if you’re excited about it I’m glad you’re doing your due diligence.

Bad news however: 7 Figure Profit Code is not to be trusted!

This system is also being pushed as the 7 Figure Cash Code and while they are slightly different, I’m convinced they are effectively the same product.

Let’s see what else isn’t ringing true.

What is 7 Figure Profit Code by Michael Grayson?

Honestly, I’m not sure. Like all the best scams out there, the sales pitch for this system tells you a lot about dreams and potential profits but fails to provide any details on what the actual system is about.

This is really very worrying as you will be basically buying into it based on nothing but the words of a salesman.

Would you buy a car without checking the specs and seeing that it runs? Even a toaster you’d at least see how it works in theory, even if you can’t toast some bread.

7 Figure Profit Code gives you no indication of what it is about and that is a huge red flag.

Seven Figure Profit Code are you feeling lucky

Or not…

Testimonials

Megan earned $1,117.79 and says she’s nervous as never recorded herself on video before. Obviously that’s not true as here Fiverr.com gig page advises she’s a professionally trained actor and an award winning public speaker. It would be hard to have those accolades and have never recorded a video before.

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The other testimonials are also just by paid actors.

Scarcity

Apparently Seven Figure Profit Code is reserved for only a handful of people and the video will be taken down at midnight.

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This is clearly not true! I can guarantee you the video will still be there tomorrow, the day after and really for as long as the people behind it can leave it up for.

This sort of scarcity trick is purely designed to make you rush your decision believing you only have a short period of time to take action when in reality you have all the time in the world to assess the merits of the system.

There are other mentions of scarcity throughout the video such as the video being taken down mid-stream, but these should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Michael Grayson, Pseudonym

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Trust is very important in business, and knowing who you are dealing with is pivotal to knowing if you can trust them.

With big businesses it relies on brand awareness, but when a business puts forward a spokesperson you expect them to be real.

That’s why it’s important to do your research because the person supposedly behind 7 Figure Profit Code, Michael Grayson, is a fake.

The image shown is a standard stock photo image and I doubt the person narrating is anything more than a paid voice over either.

Add that the following:

  • there is no information about the company whatsoever
  • the only contact details is an email
  • they have hidden their details on their domain

This means they are not being open about who they are, where a legitimate business would have no issues telling you about them.

Fat Bank Balances

The narrator, Michael Grayson, shows you several different bank accounts suggesting that this system has made him a multi-millionaire.

It looks impressive, but what does it really show? How do you know that that money was made with this system? After all you only have the word of someone hiding his real self to go by.

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As well as that, how do you know the figures haven’t been manipulated? It’s really very easy for someone with basic web skills to make a web page display different text, including bank balances. Just because it shows it in a screen shot does not make it real!

The Terms Say It All

A businesses terms & conditions can be an eye opener if you take the time to review them.

First off, whatever promises 7 Figure Cash Code suggests about earnings they state this in their disclaimer:

Whatsoever CLAIMS MADE OF genuine profits OR cases OF real outcomes ARE NOT representative or typical. YOUR degree OF SUCCESS IN accomplishing THE RESULTS laid claim IN OUR MATERIALS depends upon THE TIME YOU dedicate TO THE curriculum, IDEAS AND methods referred, YOUR funds, cognition AND assorted SKILLS. Because THESE components DIFFER ACCORDING TO persons, WE can’t warrant or guarantee YOUR SUCCESS OR revenue LEVEL. NOR ARE WE accountable FOR ANY OF YOUR activities.

This hard to read text basically says that they guarantee nothing and are held liable for nothing.

Then there is the fact that your personal details will be shared:

We share your information with third parties who deliver the products and services you have requested. These third parties may not use your information for any purpose other than assisting us in providing those products and services.

We may also use your information to contact you about other products or services available from third parties. We may also share your information with third parties who may contact you about their products or services.

The bottom line here is that this means your details will be sold to other marketers (and it’s usually only the bad ones that buy these things) meaning you’re open to be being emailed, written to and called to be sold things, and probably quite often.

No Money Required

According to the video Michael is not going to ask a single penny from you today, not one cent!

Sadly, that’s not true. By the end of the second video you’ll be asked for $67 in order to purchase the system.

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Not just one penny, but 6700 of them!

The idea behind this statement on not one penny is just to help convince you to move forward in the sales funnel and hand over your email address.

No Experience Needed

Another red flag here is that you can get started with this system and potentially start earning hundreds, if not thousands of dollars within a week or so with zero experience.

There is no job or system or anything that makes that possible.

All the successful business people and marketers you see out here have put years of effort, learning, mistakes, sweat and tears into their businesses before becoming successful.

If you think that you can make all that money within 7 to 14 days by working just 15-20 minutes a day then you’re deluding yourself.

The Bottom Line

I can’t say 7 Figure Profit Code is an out and out scam because I didn’t waste my money buying it.

I’ve seen this sort of scam sales page time and time again and the while formula of big promises, extravagant earnings claims and nothing in the way of real evidence points to one thing and one thing only: it being a scam!

They sell you on the idea of being rich. That’s it. There is no substance here. They want you to get your credit card out so they can label you a buyer. You are literally paying for the privilege of being upsold more bullshit later on.

I would strongly recommend that you avoid 7 Figure Profit Code.

Financial Freedom Sites: A Scam to Avoid

By now I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the 1% – the supposedly small number of people in the world that own most of the money in the world.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of that minority of people? To have as much cash as you’ll ever need.

That’s the premise of Financial Freedom sites (AKA Cash Tracking System).

Well, sort of, they state that it’s 3% rather than 1%, but let’s not split hairs just yet.

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What is Financial Freedom Sites?

The initial sales page doesn’t really tell you anything about Financial Freedom Sites barring how wonderful it is and that you can get free instant access.

This leads to a chain of web pages each showcasing a different part of the system including several videos.

It’s these pages that suddenly change from Financial Freedom Sites to Cash Tracking System.

If you manage to get through all this information it becomes clearing that Financial Freedom Sites is a recruitment pyramid scam.

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The idea is that after you join you can invite other people to join the system as well, and depending upon the level and the downline, you get to keep some or all of the money that the person spent in order to join.

That’s right, it isn’t actually free!

What made me laugh was the video the FAQ titles, “Is this a pyramid?”. It states that because the structure of the system is not pyramidal in shape, then it’s not a pyramid scheme.

This is utter BS, as regardless of how it is structured, the system does not have products to sell and there is an up and downline. In fact this video stated that all the money from your recruits goes to you yet in a previous video it clearly stated that because someone isn’t at the right level money is passed up the chain.

However you look at it, Financial Freedom Sites is a type of Pyramid scam: a cash gifting scam.

Levels and Lines, Oh My!

When you make money online, it’s usually a pretty simple process: you take a product or service and sell it.

Financial Freedom Sites uses various levels that you buy into that range from a few hundred dollars to $3500 and maybe more.

If the people who you recruit buy a level higher than you, you only get a fraction of the money.

Financial Freedom Sites recruitment levels

As well as that there is a complicated system which decides where your commissions go. This level of complication is unnecessary and is often seen in scams, making it sound like a really clever system when the intention is to baffle and confuse.

As well as the levels that you need to pay for, there is also a onetime fee of $25 and a monthly $39.95.

You receive nothing in return for these costs, except the privilege to try to sign up other people.

Cookie Cutter Websites

If you were to take part in Financial Freedom Sites how exactly do you get your message out there? Well, you will be provided with a website to do it!

Not only that, but the website is premade for you.

Sadly the “website” is merely an automated page on the Financial Freedom Sites website.

No matter how many people sign up, everyone gets the same page to send new recruits to.

This means you have no way to stand out except in your initial conversation, which means you will be competing with all the other suckers, erm I mean fellow members.

Not Successful?

Talking of the websites, I did a search on the Financial Freedom Sites site in Google and discovered page after page of premade websites.

Unfortunately I could not find a single one that was active.

All I saw was this (email and phone number obscured for privacy):

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This strongly suggests that many people have tried thus system and not one of them has continued with it for any length of time.

If all these “sites” have been closed, how do you think you will fare? Probably about the same; you’ll spend your money, alienate friends and family trying to convince them to sign up and ultimately you will lose your money, time and probably respect.

Who is Behind Financial Freedom Sites?

Your answer would be as good as mine. There is no company information on their website, nor are there any terms, privacy policies or refund information.

This is highly indicative that this is a scam.

As well as that they are definitely breaking several US laws by not including basic information.

The Bottom Line

Cash Gifting, Pyramid Scheme, or dodgy MLM system. Whatever you want to label Financial Freedom Sites with there is one underlying theme: it’s a scam!

Sure you could pay your money and if you’re wily enough you could get people in and maybe even make some money, but the reality is that this system is not a long term business. It will collapse as all of these schemes eventually do and the people at the top will get rich off the hardships of others.

Avoid Financial Freedom Sites at all costs!

Online Income Now: Link Posting at its Worst

When you’re starting out trying to earn money online it can seem like there’s a new scam every day trying to empty your wallet.

One of the more prominent types of scams doing the rounds at the moment is link posting scams.

Just today I stumbled across another one of these that I want to talk to you about, and hopefully convince you that it’s something to avoid.

What are Link Posting Scams?

The way link posting scams are sold to you is that it’s a very easy to do system: you get a link, post the link online and when someone clicks it you make money.

In theory, that is simply affiliate marketing, and that is a very real and legitimate method of making money online.

Affiliate marketing though is actually not that easy, it requires time, energy, training and a variety of skills to succeed in.

The way Online Income Now and other link posting systems tell it, is that all you need to do is post a link and you’ll be rolling in cash and that lie is the biggest problem I have with these systems.

It’s not my only concern though…

Online Income Now by Rory Ricord

The 24 minute sales video for Online Income now opens with several news reports talking about working from home.

These snippets, most likely taken without permission, are fairly old and talk generally about working from home.

They have been used singly or together on numerous other scam sites out there, so while I’m quite familiar with them you might see them as promoting Online Income Now.

That’s precisely the aim for them, it’s to try and legitimize this system, when the truth is they really have nothing to do with it.

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From there you’re shown a couple of testimonials talking generally about the system. You may notice they never mention the system name, this is so that Rory can reuse the testimonials elsewhere.

In fact, the testimonials are fake:

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A few dollars would pay for a testimonial on whatever you want from that lady.

What Guarantee?

As well as the fake testimonials, there are two guarantees mentioned in the video that should concern you.

Firstly is the $500 guarantee. This is where Rory will apparently give you $500 if you don’t make any money.

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I wonder if using an image of money rather than writing out $500 nullifies a verbal guarantee?

Supposedly he will give you this guarantee in writing once you buy the system, and there’s nothing in the visible terms about this. Why isn’t the guarantee upfront and visible? What loopholes are there? You won’t know until you put money on the line and that means this is not a valid guarantee!

The other thing is the 60 day refund policy. This is in the terms, but it’s worded so loosely that they can break this guarantee incredibly easily.

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Who is Rory Ricord?

Rory Ricord is apparently the guy behind this system, and a quick internet search suggests he is also behind numerous other online scams.

With his wife he runs Brunette Marketing which scored an F on the BBB website (not that you should trust the BBB scores but that’s another story).

The BBB site has 7 comments, all positive, but tellingly they were all added on the same day in 2017. One would think that a business that has been around for 18 years at the time of writing would garner more reviews than that.

Not only that, but he may even be the true person behind Kelly Scott/Simmons/Richards: a persona that fronts numerous link posting scams we’ve reviewed previously.

Back to the Video

The remainder of the video covers a variety of points and at the same time very little.

There’s a long spiel that eventually gets to Rick discussing adverts and how he has profited (100% profit apparently) by posting ads (links) online.

He says it’s so easy; all you need to do is copy and paste.

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There is no copy and paste system to make money online, not one that works anyway.

Just think about this logically for one second. If all you had to do was copy and paste something and you could be making hundreds of dollars overnight, why wouldn’t everyone be doing this? Poverty as we know it would cease to exist! Rory Ricord would be hailed as a hero the world over.

Let’s face it, you can’t make money without working and posting links online is not work. No one will pay you to post those links, and even if you got paid when people clicked them and bought something on the other site (as with affiliate marketing) you’d still need a framework to support it: a website, relevant content, a group of people following you to click those links, skills to drive traffic and convert it and more.

Simply slapping links on Facebook and in blog comments is not enough and will just get you labeled as a spammer!

Mentors or Sales Staff?

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The sales video for Online Income Now also mentions how you will get access to your personal “internet expert” to help guide you on your journey.

I have no idea what an internet expert is, it’s a bit like saying a business expert: it means nothing in reality without context.

What it means to me though is that they will be getting sales people to call you, to guide you into buying yet more products and services at inflated prices that you just don’t need.

The Bottom Line

Online Income Now by Rory Ricord is just another link posting scam. He is trying to dress up affiliate marketing as an easy guarantee to make a ton of money overnight. He’s full of shit and looking to take you for as much money as possible. “Link posting” is not a viable way to make money online and as such my advice to you is to avoid this and all other systems promising you can can make money by posting links.

Your wallet and sanity will both thank you for it!

Can 700 Profit Club Really Make You $700 a Day?

What would you reply if I said to you that I’ve found a product that can earn you $700 a day forever, with just 10 minutes of set up time?

Well, if you’re a regular here I’d expect your response to be: scam!

And that was my first thought when I encountered 700 Profit Club, because that’s precisely what they are offering.

This system looks very dubious so I thought I’d dig into it to help you decide if it’s worth your money or not.

The 700 Profit Club Sales Pitch

The sales page for this system is a classic single video pitch with a hidden buy now button that appears after a certain amount of time has passed.

The sales video is an annoying one that goes on and on without you being able to pause or skip bits, but luckily for you I watched it for you!

As every second passed in this video it became apparent that something was off here.

First of all the video focused heavily on how you can make $700 per day, every day with just a 10 minute setup.

This figure is extremely precise, and this is something that you simply can’t achieve when making money online or any business as you never know how many sales you’ll make per day.

The preciseness is a tactic: it’s enough to make a dramatic difference in someone’s life, but not too much to seem unachievable.

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From there the video provides two outright lies. The first being that this is the final day that you can get access to the system and that the number of places is limited. This is utter BS. This video will have said that from the day it was launched and will say it until the day they pull it off the internet.

The second outright lie is that the $700 per day is guaranteed. Who guaranteed this? There’s no terms or conditions attached to the site, and as I mentioned, no business out there will guarantee a set income (especially one that is over $250,000 per year!) unless you’re being employed by them!

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From that point the video uses typical marketing techniques using your bad experience with previous scams to try to legitimize 700 Profit Club as something that is not a scam.

This continues by showcasing, at speed, people who have apparently used the system to make lots of money. Sadly, each and every one of these testimonials cannot be confirmed, mainly because they use generic name sand stock photographs.

Surely if this system made people a bunch of money they would be shouting about it from the rooftops?

700 Profit Club stock photos

This sort of BS continues In the form of “proof of earnings” shown, that really prove nothing. Sure there’s some screenshots showing bank accounts full of money but a) these can be easily faked and b) even if real who’s to say the money was earned using this system?

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This doesn’t prove anything!

How Does 700 Profit Club Work?

In order to make you the $700 a day, the system apparently uses “a new sensation sweeping the internet”.

This sensation is something called Coolhandle.

This sounds awesome, but what the heck is Coolhandle? Well, the video never explains this but luckily we have something called Google that can help.

Coolhandle is not a new sensation, nor is it a method of making money online. Well it is, but only in the broadest of senses.

You see, Coolhandle is a hosting company.

Now, if you want to make money online you are recommended to get hosting to create a website, though it’s not always needed.

However, just because you have a website doesn’t mean that you have the skills, knowhow or support to actually make money!

Coolhandle also doesn’t look like it’s even a good host:

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There’s no information that 700 Profits Club provides anything other than a link to this hosting company: no training, no support, nothing!

By signing up to 700 Profits Club you’re redirected to the Coolhandle sales page where you’re asked to select an internet marketing related domain name.

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These are based on your location but you can select a different one.

The process continues and you’re asked to select your hosting type and its set to a 3 year plan with a bunch of extras added. This totals in at $285 which is a lot of money.

700 Profit Club coolhandle cost

Sure you can change the options and reduce it, but the fact it pushes the most expensive stuff is typical of this whole system.

Even though the per month price of the hosting is reasonable, cheap even, the fact that you’re pushed to it by a dodgy looking sales pitch and the poor reviews the hosting has received means I for one would not touch them with a barge pole!

The Bottom Line

700 Profit Club is a scam in my opinion.

The only thing it’s designed to do is to push you to a crappy host and get you to sign up to them.

While Coolhandle might supply you with an easy way to build a site (something a lot of large well-known hosts such as Hostgator already do), it’s missing something.

That something is the training, support and help to teach you how to actually make money online.

At no point in the sales pitch of 700 Profit Club or Coolhandle does it mention how you’re going to actually make money. All you get is empty promises that you’ll instantly make $700 a day.

There’s no doubt in my mind that all of this is utter BS and that you should avoid 700 Profit Club and Coolhandle at all costs!

Our Review of Mary Rodger’s Cash From Home System

Cash From Home and its counterparts have been around for a few years now, offering the idea that you can make a decent amount of money for simply adding a link! There seems to be a resurgence in promoting them which is worrying. Let me explain why.

The Background

Cash From Home apparently highlights the success of a lady called Kelly Simmons who has a true rags to rich story.

The essence of it is that she was a struggling single parent who just lost her job – a story that we can relate to quite easily.

Supposedly she met a guy at a part time job who showed her his work from home system. Fast forward and boom! She’s a millionaire, and works less than part time.

This all sounds really appealing, I mean who wouldn’t want to work a couple of hours a day and rake in even just a reasonable amount of money?

The sad part is that Cash From Home is simply leveraging peoples hopes, desires and desperation to actively suck money from them.

How Does It Work?

The idea behind this system is that you post links and get paid per link. That sounds amazing, not only is it easy work but the price per links is about the same as a decent minimum hourly rate – $15 bucks for 4 minutes work.

The reality though is that you will never get paid $15 per link. Think of it this way, if people on Fiverr.com (who get paid $4 per gig) will manually add 35 forum links, or 25 links to educations sites, then how likely will it be for you to get paid $15 for a solitary link?

Not likely at all.

The Warning Signs

The sales page for Cash From Home has so many scam markers that it’s scary!

Just take a closer look at these and you’ll understand why this sort of system is nothing but a scam.

#1 System Name vs. Domain Name

This might seem unimportant, but the fact that the system name (Cash From Home) is different to the actual URL (SecureBusinessSites) is a telling marker.

What it suggests is that the people behind this scam are using cheap expired domains that have an air of legitimacy to push this system.

#2 The TV Logos & Video

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This is a popular psychological trick used by nefarious marketers. The idea is that the logos add a sense of legitimacy to the site even when they really have nothing whatsoever to do with the product.

The cleverly avoid lawsuits (just about) by using wording like “Work from home opportunities have been featured on:”. That statement is likely true, it just doesn’t mean that THIS system has been featured, but sadly not everyone picks up on that and instead subconsciously increases their trust in the site.

They also include a recording of a newsreel from NBC talking about work from home opportunities. This reel has been used in an incredible number of scam sites and is solely there to once again add a veneer of respectability.

#3 Unrealistic Promises

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Telling people that they don’t need any skills or experience is a great way to hook people in. Everyone would love to make money easily, but the truth of the matter is that making money, whether it be on or offline, does require skills and experience. Sure you can get that along the way, but to promise instant earnings with no skill set is misleading at best.

#4 Requesting Your Phone Number

This might seem a very minor thing, but really, why do they need your number? Simply, in order to sell you stuff! Once they have a number they will call you or sell it to someone who will try the same thing.

Typically, we see reports from people who signed up for these kinds of systems that suggest that they will call you and try and sell you a “big ticket” system that costs hundreds to thousands of dollars.

#5 The Calculator

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Cash From Home conveniently provides you with a calculator that works out how much money you can make from using this system.

This provides you with a dopamine rush when you see the potential earnings, but does not really prove that those earnings can actually be made!

#6 The Dream

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One of the most powerful marketing tools available is to show you a dream and convince you that using this product will help you achieve that dream.

To be fair this sort of technique is used by all marketers, ethical and villainous alike, but at least the ethical ones will only use it when they have a product that can definitely provide the outcome. Link building simply doesn’t have that sort of future.

#7 Over Use of Highlights and Bolding

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OK, so you may be thinking that this shouldn’t be a marker for a scam site, but it is most definitely one. By using highlighting and bolded text marketers can draw your attention to specific areas of the text, perfect for skip readers.

Scam marketers have a tendency to overdo it though and this is visible on the Cash From Home site.

For me, it’s also one of the easiest ways to spot a site that while maybe not a scam, it will surely warrant closer inspection.

The Duplicate Sites

If those points haven’t given you pause, then consider this: the exact same site (or 99% same) is used in other places.

Two sites called simple-income-strategies.com & access.premiere-online-income.com both use the same copy text and formatting, with some minor differences.

The main changes are the system name and logo, the name of the person with the success story and some images.

Mary’s name change made me laugh as apparently they all have a daughter called Amanda, and went through the exact same issues.

Ah, I hear you cry, but the disclaimer on Cash From Home states that they used fake names and stock photos.

That’s right it does, but let’s be honest here, just because they said they are using them to hide someone’s identity doesn’t mean they are telling you the truth. Plus the other two sites don’t contain that disclaimer.

The reality is that Amanda (or Kelly or whoever) doesn’t really exist. She’s simply a tool created by these marketers in order to invoke trust and convince you to hand over your details and money.

The Bottom Line

Link posting systems don’t work. Even if you make some cash from them, it’s not going to be life changing. In fact the only thing that these people want from you is for you to prove your gullibility by signing up in the first place.

From there they then have you by a hook and will slowly reel you in promising you the world while sucking money from your bank account.

Cash From Home has numerous markers that flag that this is at best an unscrupulous marketing ploy and at worst a scam.

Please, avoid link posting scams and Avoid Cash From Home and its duplicates!

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There’s Something Strange About ‘Profit with Jay’

At I’ve Tried That, we review a lot of work-at-home jobs and online income opportunities. This is because there are many ways to make extra money, from affiliate marketing to blogging to freelance writing.

However, I was scratching my head when it came to figuring out just how one particular program enables its members to make money online. The program in question is called “Profit with Jay.”

Welcome to “Profit with Jay”

If you do an online search for work-at-home jobs, you’ll eventually come across a relatively new program called “Profit with Jay.” This program promises that you’ll make 100% commissions simply by processing emails. A YouTube video explains the process as follows:

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We then hear from a guy who supposedly uses Profit with Jay to make lots of money. He explains that, once you sign up to this system and pay a $25 fee, you receive step-by-step instructions that teach you how to do something called email processing. You also receive marketing materials and access to a members’ area.

That’s all you learn about the actual program before this guy elaborates on his own rags-to-riches story and how he now makes a comfortable living from home thanks to email processing.

As the video rolls on, it eventually reveals another snippet of information about the Profit with Jay program:

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From the screen shot shown above, it appears that your job will involve posting affiliate ads online, then following up on customer purchases with emails.

A second testimonial confirms this idea- a guy sitting in his car elaborates on how he posted ads to Facebook and Craigslist in the morning, and then discovered that he’d been paid from those ads by the afternoon. These payments came in when customers clicked on his posted ads.

Interestingly, each ad payment is exactly $25.

Why $25?

At the very start of this program’s video, it was stated that members receive a 100% commission for their processed emails. That means that the product is priced at $25.

The Profit with Jay program is also priced at $25.

Unless I’m mistaken, my suspicion is that the actual product you’re advertising and processing emails for is none other than the Profit with Jay program itself. I could be wrong, but…

Profit with Jay- could it be a modern take on the old Envelope Stuffing Scam?

If you look online, you’ll eventually locate Jay Brown himself, touting his email processing program on YouTube:

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Jay states in his video that he’s been doing this program for the last four years; meanwhile, his video descriptor says six years.

Jay shows off his Paypal account as “proof” that his email processing program works. Again, we see a long list of $25 payments from customers. Jay explains that this program is legit, and that additional information about how it works can be learned once it is purchased at $25.

Jay assures hesitant buyers that his website does provide additional info about the program.

However, the only information that the Profit with Jay website offers is this set of customer testimonials:

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The customers all refer to someone named James…but who is James? As for the testimonials themselves, they are very short and generic- and could be testimonials for just about any kind of online income opportunity. There is also no contact information provided on these satisfied customers.

We see the following example email on the website, which Jay notes is very similar to the kinds of emails you’ll be sending:

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It’s intriguing that, even in this example email, it’s stated that the recipient is receiving instructions, a manual, and ads. These are the same items that were promised to anyone who signs up for Profit with Jay, at least according to the program’s checkout page:

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Aside from the testimonials and the example email, nothing further is noted about the program, its marketing materials, the aforementioned step-by-step instructions, or where you’ll be posting ads. Nothing further is stated about how your emails will be written, or whether you’ll receive additional training to craft them properly.

However, there is significant effort dedicated to having you buy the product, and then sell something very similar through email processing and advertising.

This is nothing more than a modern take on the old envelope stuffing schemes. You pay $25 to learn how to trick other people to pay $25 so they in turn can deceive more people and this goes on until the FTC gets involved.

Read the fine print

Let’s say your curiosity gets the better of you and you decide to purchase the Profit with Ray program. Most online income opportunities come with a money-back guarantee. So, if you don’t like this opportunity, you can just ask for a refund…right?

Not so fast.

If you click on the disclaimer area of Profit with Ray, you’ll come across the following statement:

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So, once you’ve made your purchase, the Profit with Jay system is yours to keep- whether you like it or not.

Bottom Line

Before you purchase Profit with Jay, understand that you may be throwing away not just $25, but any money thereafter that you spend on pay-per-click fees, advertising, etc. As the program itself states, there are no refunds for it or any of the associated fees.

As a result, you’re better off passing on this “opportunity” and seeking real opportunity elsewhere.