Work At Home Scams about Scams

There are a growing number of web sites, blog posts, and YouTube/Google videos that purport to be a scam exposé, repleat with warnings about how you can be ripped off, but they’re really ads for the product they’re reviewing. And those products really are scams!

The odd thing is they must work, because we’re seeing more and more of them.


For example you’ll find all kinds of web posts and videos claiming to scrutinize the Crazy Fox TV and web campaign as a potential scam. Unfortunately, they usually start with a full run down of all the money you can make, and the videos often include the commercial—all presented, of course, so you’ll know what the piece is about.

And if those kind of deceptions aren’t bad enough, there are many videos (titled as a scam reviews) of poor fools who are talking at a camera while they go about their daily lives—obviously following one of those free ‘how-to’ important business success tips offered in the package. We’re surprised we didn’t see one of a guy on the toilet, but it would have been appropriate. Of course they all end with a sales pitch, just call now—the promise of thousands of dollars if you too do the grunt work, just try hard enough, and make your own movie.

But if you look carefully at the websites, in fine print you’ll find these words:

The incomes depicted are not typical and represent a small percentage of actual participants. There are no guarantees that participants will be able to achieve the income levels depicted. Each individual’s success will be determined by his or her desire, dedication, effort, ability to follow directions and personal talent. The actual contents of the success kit may vary from what is depicted. (ed-Emphasis added)

So when in the middle of the website you read, “You do not have to give up your job for your home business, although if you set a goal of $500,000 a year, you might want to trade in your job for your home based business, it’s your choice. That’d be crazy wouldn’t it?” You have to answer, “Well, yeah, duh!”

Still, these low-lifes apparently manage to bilk enough people for a minimum of $9.95 for the “free” home business training package (that’s just for postage, of course) to make the TV ads pay for their partner, REVSHARE, but you still have to give them your name, address, and email address (I used their company’s own email). Then they tell you, “After you package arrives, quickly review the information and contact your personal business coach.” Right, and because you’ve already proved that your willing to be hornswagled, they’ll try to talk you into spending even more money.

Doing what, you ask? Selling HerbaLife through network marketing, for crying out loud. Yup it’s a scam.

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