Work at home scam: University

Yesterday, I received three emails in a fairly short period of time – fortunately, they automatically went to spam so there was no danger of mixing them up with anything that was even close to real, but even if that had not happened, it was fairly evident quickly this was yet another work at home scam. Frankly, because the emails are so comical, I feel like I should share them. Take a look at this crap:

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Now, crappy grammar aside, this is clearly someone’s idea of making “original” content by spinning. Another failure but that’s neither here nor there. Now the good news is all of the links in these emails are broken (DNS error) but Kim Swartz is a rather unusual spelling so I figured how hard could it be to find. Not so hard at all. It seems that Ms. Swartz (who probably does not really exist at all) is participating in a program called “Work at Home University scam“.  Of course I had to go and check this out to see if there was any chance of it being on the up and up and of course – not any surprise at all – it’s a bogus program with bogus people behind it and it’s tied to more than ONE scam as well. Like most scams, these jerks have one thing in mind – you find two people, they find two people and so on and so forth – kinda like that shampoo commercial you saw in the 70s.  Well, none the less, I discovered that there is very little information on the website for this scam company, you can only get access to information if you sign up for their program. No doubt that is to prevent folks like me from calling them out for what they are.

Ripoff Reports, BBB and More

Then I decided to go picking around the web and see what I could find about this company. Ironically enough, Empower Network is offering a very similar program (that’s David Woods) and in fact, the only “positive” reviews I found about Work at Home University scam is on their affiliates sites. At Ripoff Report, I found two complaints, one from someone who signed up and paid $97 then discovered this was only the beginning of his “investment”.  The other one seems like the person was smart enough to cancel their credit card immediately after discovering the site was a ripoff.  Then the BBB report was not very helpful – I put the information in via the website link and what I found was only one listing that was opened in January of 2013 and there are three complaints. Interestingly enough the company never answered any of them and the BBB simply closed the file and rated the company with that big red F that I like to remind people is not for FANTASTIC but for FAIL.

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One of the biggest problems with this type of a scam is they appear on the surface to be legitimate until you start digging into real numbers, their supposed terms of service, refund policy etc. If you don’t do your homework you’ll read a review like this one and think you can do ok:

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This is a crock of crap.  Work at Home University is a SCAM so be careful of this site and its sister sites because there is little doubt in my mind they are promoting the program across various sites to see what kind of fishing expedition they can go on.  In fact, if you check some sites, you’ll find that this little scam is hooked up with Empower Network which I was not sure was a scam or not but I felt they lacked ethics. If you doubt this, the story above was pulled from a site and the link that went to Work at Home University scam went to this site:

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Enough said.

About Doreen Martel

Well-rounded freelance writer who contributes to various blogs, paid to write sites and revenue sharing sites. Doreen is legally blind and has worked at home for more than 10 years. She uses the lessons learned from this experience to enhance her writing and share information with others.

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