Moving targets: A scam is a scam

Stunning lack of knowledgeToday, I decided to have some fun.  Theresa Andrews has been a target ever since I put up the Partner with Paul review several months ago. In fact, this one search term has generated almost 4500 hits on that blog post! However, there were a couple of names that kept surfacing in my Email and when doing “work at home” searches, namely Kelley (or Kelly) Richards and Melissa Johnson. I had to go and look for these names and see what happened.  What did happen turned out to be pretty amusing.  Now, you remember my writing about Work at Home University a week or so back and how that turned out.  Well remember this text?


I decided to use the text of that and run it through Copyscape and when I did, I got almost 100 hits and decided to investigate some of them.  Interestingly enough, these all go to different companies but frankly, a scam by any name is still a scam. So let’s take a look at what I found.

Kelley Richards is a busy lady not only does she move a lot, she’s involved in more programs than you can imagine. Of course, not one of them (outside of perhaps Herbalife) is a legitimate company.

  • Kelley Richards: Home Profit System Kelly Richards of Sydney
  • Kelley Richards (10K a month PART TIME!) Home Cash System *Brooklyn NY)
  • Kelley Richards: Legitimate Home Jobs (goes to: Kelly Richards of Brooklyn, NY
  • Kelley Richards (this woman must be tired) Facebook Wealth Formula Kelly Richards from Virginia
  • Kelly Richards of Los Angeles Mikes Profit Plan
  • Kelly Richards is at it again! – doesn’t say where she lives this time but the “opportunity” for this one is HERBALIFE!
  • Kelly Richards from Brooklyn, NY  Automated Profit Package. 
  • Kelly Richards of London Internet Money Path 
  • Kelly Richards of Chicago, Illinois Free Treasure Chest

Between crossing time zones and flying across the ocean, this woman must be getting super tired of being used to promote all these work at home scams.  Then the next  lady is Melissa Johnson who is not nearly as busy as Kelley (or Kelley), but she’s also a bit on the active side and she’s promoting many of the same cons that are bring promoted.  Now it’s important to note here: I don’t believe any of these women are real and any name usage merely reflects what these offers are promoting. The images used to show them are all bought from iStock so it’s merely a group of clever con artists who have designed these but really dumb move using nearly identical text!

What Melissa is up to

Melissa Johnson Home Income Cash System Melissa Johnson from Belfast
Melissa Johnson   Online Home Careers Melissa is now living in Holliston MA though after paying $98 for this scam she won’t be living here long!
Melissa Johnson: Automated Home Income – now let me say this: This particular site has 37 duplicate matches in Copyscape and I’ll be highlighting this particular con job in another post!

There are other Melissa hot spots out here but many of them are the same as Kelley – the point is: make sure you don’t fall for any of these particular scams.   In fact one of the problem with these particular sites is when you actually go back to the link, the name and the geographic location can also go out the window. So therefore, it becomes more challenging to track these folks down.  Just be aware of these common names as well as the scams they are associated with. Happy scam busting!

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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2 Responses to Moving targets: A scam is a scam

  1. scamxposer
    September 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Exactly, Doreen! Right there with you on these fictional women created to perpetrate scams. I have a review site with well detailed and completely unbiased analysis of many of these scams if you wish to check us out. We are at LINK REMOVED BY MODERATOR and we get so many mails thanking us for saving them lots of money. I’m glad you do it too, Doreen. Keep up the good work!

    David Harris

    • December 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

      David I have removed your link – your site is promoting OTHER scams and I won’t be a party to delivering traffic to you. Your links are NOT unbiased and your reviews suck as I have at least 5 items on here disputing your “valid reviews”. SHAME ON YOU!