In this post Dangerous EffectiveCleanse – and Scams Too! two weeks ago, I mentioned how a scumbag webhost called byet.org is redirecting a client’s Amazon Shop clicks to that other pustule of conmanship called MyBookFace.net
Well I’ve just checked and it’s still on. (Someone wants to get that fixed!) At the bottom of the MyBookFace landing page was an yet another advert for home working. It’s the red one at the bottom and unusually, it’s BRITISH!
“Aye up!”, I thought. “What’s going on here?”
Make Money Using Google!
What is going on is exactly the same rubbish that we’ve seen countless times from the rich jokers at Pacific Webworks (PWW).
This time, you’ll find the nice young family of “Emily Rosher”. The website is at,
http://www.bizsuccessblogs.com/emilyrosher/blog/ (this company is hidden by a domain privacy outfit in Toronto)
As we know from our Google Treasure Chest, Google Money Kit, Google Revolution and other experiences, this isn’t real. Check out the screendump. See the smiling honest faces. See the cheque with the same fingers as last year. See the false comments and how they’ve stopped due to “spam” and “distasteful contents”…
Helpfully, if you check out at the very bottom of the screendump they tell it’s all false. (You’ll have to click the little green arrow to expand the picture size once it’s loaded to be able to see this)
But the $1.97 shipping fee is now a £1.23 fee. Nowhere on “Emily’s” blog does it mention any monthly charges, but, y’know, you can still do all the bollocks of trying to cancel and still watch as requests for refunds are handled with disdain even though you think you’re within the time limit.
Q. How do I know this?
A. Because that’s what they do and that’s what they’ve always done. A leopard can’t change it’s spots. We have almost countless complaints against these charlatans.
“Emily” bases all her success on one product. It’s got a new name, and looks slightly different to Google Treasure Chest. It’s called;
Home Business Kit Using Google
You’ll find it here if you follow “Emily’s” link,
It just trips off the tongue for a catchy web address, doesn’t it?
A simple WHOIS on s3curehost.com shows it all run by Intellipay a.k.a Pacific Webworks in Salt Lake City, Utah (see my other postings for their details).
But check out the layout! Handily it’s got a nice Union Flag in case you’re confused. It also says
“As seen on BBC, Economist, Guardian” – but then says at the bottom that it has nothing to do with Google? Curious…
Let’s go back to Emily’s website. Check out her Terms & Conditions. She says, “This website is not associated with ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, or USA Today.” Er…where did they come from?
Source of “As Seen On…” Statements
Now despite the Google Kit being bollocks, there’s an interesting link in Emily’s T&C page (check the screen-dump). In a nutshell, this claims that ALL the references ever made about “Stores Seen on ABC, AOL, Global, CNN and CNBC” emanate from this single New York Times post from 2006!
It’s called, Google’s Shadow Payroll Is Not Such a Secret Anymore. It’s a reasonable enough piece, but one thing it’s distinctly lacking in, is the phrase “Stores Seen on ABC, AOL, Global, CNN and CNBC” or anything remotely similar to it or the various companies listed!
Conclusion – or should that be Con, Clue? Shun!
One thing lacking from the “British” google thing is any mention of County Durham – in Britain! The Philippines & Cyprus, Gibraltar & Nevis are also lacking. Previously, in the Google Treasure Chest scam, these places popped up all the time. Myself, @Not Kevin and others have spent many an hour chasing these things down.
PWW is certainly responding to the hits it’s getting both legal from the courts and verbal from all the various websites devoted to pulling apart their shady dealings.
The T&Cs make this clear in the “British” Google thing. Specific mention is made that forces the “customer” not to start any chargeback proceedings no matter what the cause…. (..er What about UK distance-selling regulations? Isn’t this a “British” site? Ha Ha. Don’t you believe it.)
This PROVES that chargebacks work and is the thing that PWW are most afraid of. Here’s two bits from the T&Cs that prove this:
1.2 You unconditionally and expressly agree and accept the Conditions set forth herein as a binding contract (“the Agreement”) enforceable by law.
4.1 You agree that any disputed fee will not be charged back to Your credit card issuer. You expressly agree to submit in writing any objection regarding fees to 230 West 400 South, Suite 100 SLC UT, 84101
4.2 PCO, in its sole discretion, shall determine the validity of Your objection and notify You of its decision. Should You disagree with PCO decision, You agree to mediate the dispute before litigation.
4.3 You agree to indemnify PCO or associated product owners or resellers for any financial harm or any losses caused by Your objections to fees that do not comply with this Agreement. You will be held responsible for the reimbursement of any fees and losses incurred as a result of Your failure to comply with any provision in this Agreement.
They’re just putting the frighteners on. PCO, by the way, stands for http://www.profitcenteronline.com, Profit Center Online. It’s really PWW and is in Utah at the same PWW address.