Who Is Robert Allen?
For an answer to this, see these posts and follow up comments:
- Robert G Allen, Grants, and a Credit Card Slimeball
- eBay Success System – Blatant Lie
- What? No Google! Use Robert Allen Instead!
These posts are all related either by Robert Allen and/or the email and websites that advertise products like his and others. To me, they are all scum, although they may not be actually related.
Today I got a depressingly familiar advert on my Facebook homepage. This is it here on the left.
On checking with TinEye, I found at least one other example of the image at http://www.echo-news.co.uk/resources/images/656796/ which is the one on the right.
Call me mad, but isn’t there something wrong about the three components of the image – the house, car and bloke – they just don’t look right!
I now followed through on the link to see what my 2011 Deam Lifestyle would be like…..
Fake News Site at wbcnewsonline.com
This news site is called “News11 Today” and is notable for the complete absence of the French newsreader Melissa Therieau! This is the full screen grab on the right.
It has the tagline:
“Is Working Online At Home The Next Gold Rush”
Unfortunately, the image and caption at the top right of the fake news site have this extract, which I’ve shown on the here below:
News11 blatant Google Lie
And it is a blatant lie!
“Google have NOT opened their doors and are NOT allowing the public to post links from the comfort of their homes on THEIR website.”
In fact Google have always had a pretty open door policy and allow anyone to post adverts for search or display adverts on their own website for fees. They have always done it!!!
It’s what they do.
Google is an advert sponsored search engine!!!
It’s how they make their money!
Advert Link – the real monkey.
The whole point of the fake news site “News11 Today” is the promotion of a single advert which they claim is for:
Automated Home Profits.
The Automated Home Profits link actually goes to
Regular readers of these pages will not be surprised to learn that this “business” hides their identity (see my opinion on hidden identity here) – see WHOIS link
And knowledgable and wise internet folk will also not be surprised that the link takes you to a typically gaudy Get-Rich-Quick website, prototing the dubious merits of Robert Allen. This time it is called… wait for it (drumroll)…
Home Wealth Package
The actual URL (after a redirect from http://wbcnewsonline.com/business/read-more.php) is http://apply.robertallenswealthpackage.com/?hop=rgamedia&c1=467659339&c2=400444 and it looks like the screenshot on the left.
Amazingly, there are only 5 places remaining! (This dubious sales tactic is everywhere on the web as well as normal retail – this post I wrote over two days and in the morning there were still 5 places remaining, gosh.)
Now obviously, this is a pile of poo. But when you try to leave you get:
“The begging prompt” – see here:
You will notice that the cakground has changed….? This is because the page has redirected to another one already! It’s:
..which means that trying to close the crap, qualifies me for an e-e-e-even more special offer that allows me to earn up to £379 per day (actually, I won’t get out of bed for less than £380 a day, so they’ve failed on that one). This is the full page on the left.
An analysis of the page shows the same “loadsa money” girl from the Google Treasure Chest templates and I even spotted one iStockPhoto in the guise of the couple called “Jane & Jeremy C – Liverpool, UK”.
But check the bottom of the page – they carefully state in the smallest font known to mankind that,
Photos used are Not of actual customers.
Well that’s alright then.
Another thing that is obviously alright as it obviously does not seek to decieve is the disclaimer in tiny font at the bottom that states,
Home Wealth Package is not associated with CNN, People and TIME
…despite the prominently displayed logos at the top of the page. This behaviour also occurred on the first landing page. See two screenshots below.
This is a common pattern of behaviour for these scam get-rich-quick websites – they almost always have huge random logos of reputable internet businesses which are then diclaimered away in tiny printy at the botoom of the page.
Sign Up & Start Earning! Rush My Order!
Handily there’s still five “positions” remaining…. Better get one fast, eh? Clicking the nice large buttons takes me to this screen, where the logo disclaimer is now noticable by its absence!
Please note the text at the bottom which states “We respect your privacy and will not rent or share your information with anyone.” – – This is NOT what happened when I did this previously (see links at beginning of this post). At that time my email address was mercilessly spread around like confetti!
Get Started Now!
Clicking that button takes me to the Click Bank form where I would normally pay my £19.97.
At this point I left but consider what Robert Allen and his marketteers now have, even though I haven’t bought anything…?
- They have my name.
- They have my phone number.
- They have my email address.
Fortunately, I gave my name as Mystic Meg, my phone number is that of Scotland Yard and my email address is my spam harvester.
But for anyone else suckered into this tissue of lies, they’d now be open to even more spam as an absolute minimum.
Co-incidentally with my observance of the Facebook advert, I got some email spam this morning onto a little-used email address that wanted to sell me email spam lists by profession! It looks like the start of a new campaign.
This is it with my email xxxx-ed out:
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