Now getting back to the main spam site. Let's say you added a fake name and phone number in order to advance as I had done. Below is the next page you will find the bulk of the scam that is spelled out in a great deal of promising words, but lacks substance as to exactly what you will be doing. Below are a couple of points I'd suggest you check out when looking over this page. Below is the site URL, and a screen cap of just the top:
1. This page of the scam is extremely long winded, and doesn't explain what someone enrolled in the program would have to do in order to make the money. Instead, its centralized idea behind it is that you WILL MAKE MONEY! Tons of money! It's complete with screen shots of so-called "sales" in your inbox, and filled with an immense amount of bullshit regarding the how much you'd make over a certain amount of time.
2. The side bar starts off by naming off news stories of others who have made money working from home. The only problems is that there are no sources, or mention as to the programs those people used, if they were true. I'm assuming all of these stories are fabricated out of thin air.
3. Next down the list, you find an odd little banner claiming that the site is link partners with Google, Bing, Ask.com, and Yahoo! This is outright bullshit. What, do they think they can get away with saying that they are link partners because they have links on those sites?
4. Next, you see the so-called Testimonials. These are all outright bullshit. How do I know this? Well, a quick search of the images using TinEye.com of those individuals seen in the pictures turns out that they are traced back to websites like Getty Images that offer the use of stock pictures.
Check out this handsome guy who "wrote" a testimonial:
Oops... It turns out he's been used in many other places, and possibly originated from Getting Images. Click to view the TinEye.com analysis!
5. Finally, we work our way all the way down the page to her "Three Easy Steps" that include: (1) Watch her videos, (2) Spam advertisements, and (3) check your email box for all of those "sales" you get. [/size]So how is this a scam? Here is the breakdown below: Before going to the final page, let's take a good look at two contradictions from the page stating your final price, and what little things are added to your bill that are inconspicuously hidden in the Terms Of Service you only find linked to once on each page, and all of the way at the bottom.
Here is a screen capture from the page explained above. It states that you will be only charged the amount of $97, and (as they put in bold) you will not see any recurring monthly charges. The problem is that the Terms Of Service agreement seems to conflict with this notion that there are no monthly charges. Below is a snippet from the Terms of Service agreement:
You also, by purchasing access to the education area, agree to report violations of these Terms and Conditions by others to Profit Masters Academy. The price of registration is a one time fee of $97 dollars. The registration fee will grant you 30 days of access to the education area and materials. After registration an optional Web builder is available for $77 dollars. The Web builder is a tool that builds a customizable e-commerce website quickly and easily. An optional membership to DROPSHIP SUPPLY FLOOR is available for $47 dollars and it includes access to a database of dropshipping products that can easily be listed and sold. An optional Profit Masters Academy SEO Marketing Guide is available for a one time fee of $9.95 and is instantly available via download, (if download fails please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-387-1585).So basically, you are charged $97 off the bat, but you are only granted access to their material for 30 days? Wait, what happened to the mention of lifetime membership to their VIP section? Then there is the introduction of another $77 website. There is no possible way that the service is some kind of lifetime service. To sustain that e-commerce site they give you, I'm sure that $77 is a monthly cost, which would be extremely overpriced. Finally, there is that $10 purchase of another product they are selling.
Finally, there is the checkout screen when you click to order the product. Now after you've seen the mentions of added purchases, the checkout screen doesn't offer options to purchase those other offers. There is no mention as to if those will be added onto your bill automatically.
Well, there you have it. Here is yet another scam that will likely bilk $100's out of people who think that the "news" site was legitimate, who will think this Angela Bussio woman is what she says she is, and more than likely will find that their initial payment doesn't give them everything unless the fork over more cash. I've covered many of scams similar to this. Many of these usually have numerous tiers where they ask for money. First they take your initial money. Once you log in, they will already be offering more offers. Sometimes they will say you can have a personal manager for $xxx amount. Then they offer some kind of Elite VIP Membership for $xxx amount. It never ends. Once you give up after spending hundreds of dollars after seeing no real return, you realize that the Money Back Guarantee already ended.