Is and the Home Income System A Scam?

by El Plumber (admin) on May 6, 2010

Months after the famous FTC deadline for disclosure on affiliate web sites, the online money making scammers are back at it, this time more brazen than ever.  Now we have pushing something called the Home Income System, where for only $2.97 you too can become part of the American dream and work from home in your spare time “posting links online”.

homeincomesystem dailynews7 Is and the Home Income System A Scam?

Interesting use of the geo-targeting there, just saying they are from your state rather than drilling all the way down to the town where your internet service provider is located.

Since it’s almost certain they are breaking the law in the US, these guys seem to have thrown all caution to the wind and just gone for it.  The FTC has clearly set forth the rules for online disclosure and factual proof of earnings potential the AVERAGE user would have with this system, as well as disclosure of all costs associated with the system. does none of these things.  No where does it say it’s an advertisement.  It has a quote from Larry King that he most certainly never made about the “Home Income System”.  It has a Photoshopped cover of Newsweek as well.  It even has a fake ad for Dish Network that brings you to the offer page for the Home Income Kit if you click on it.fakenewsweek Is and the Home Income System A Scam?

Our old friend Kevin Hoeffer’s sister Mary is apparently been dragged into it too, with a random photo of a check for $5000 attributed to her.

Why do we think this is a scam in our opinion?  Besides the unsubstantiated income claims that are against the latest FTC rules, no where on the DailyNews7 sides does it say anything about the true cost of the “Home Income System”.

All it says is “First you will need to apply for a work from home kit. There is a small charge of $2.97 for shipping and handling, Judy explained that “this charge is made to cover shipping costs but also to separate the people that are serious about working from home.”

Which is complete bunk.  The real reason is in the hopes you won’t notice the fine print.  What is the fine print?  Click on through any of the links and you land on, where you can fill out your name and address and phone number (which I would NOT suggest doing) and read the small text to find:

By placing my order I agree to the Terms of Offer, which explain this order includes the above for just $2.97 shipping and handling. If you enjoy your trial, just pay a monthly membership fee of $79.86. You may cancel anytime by calling: (877) 834-4449.

Yeah, that’s right, they are going to whack your credit card for $79.86.  There is no checkbox or opt-in for this, which is also against the FTC rules.

Click on the actual Terms and Conditions link and you find this:

which is that you, the buyer, are not entitled to a refund that may or may not have been charged to you for delivery of said product, or services, or subscription. Furthermore, any free trials that may or may not be offered with this product are only free during the said allotted time of the free trial period, the free trial period is 3-days starting on the date signed up. If you have not cancelled the free bonus within the free trial period (if offered on product purchasing), you are agreeing to purchase the bonus material and/or service at a monthly reoccurring cost of up to $79.86 (seventy nine dollars and eighty six cents USD. This can be cancelled by contacting BlogMaster Profits customer service at (877) 834-4449 and stating your desire to cancel said bonus material. However, in order to not be charged any future reoccurring cost, please give ample time (2 business days) to be cancelled out of any reoccurring billing system before the next scheduled charge to your account (this does not apply during any trial period). Not canceling trial programs constitutes authorization, by you, the buyer, for any charges (as outlined) for the associated bonus service until your request to cancel has been received by our customer service staff. By not canceling the bonus program during the trial period or prior to two days before a scheduled billing cycle, you agree that any reoccurring charges billed to you will be non-refundable. You also agree that by purchasing this product, you will be given access to digital material outlined in the members area. No physical product will be sent to your home or business address.

That’s right, no refunds.  And you have to cancel your three day trial within two days to be eligible to stop the billing.

Continue on through the site and terms and you will find NOTHING about the company’s physical address or email, just a phone number that was closed when we attempted to call it.

Now we haven’t read any specific complaints about, but it sure as hell looks like all the other Internet money scams out there that trick you into coughing up your credit card  thinking you are only paying shipping and handling.

How To Cancel The Home Income Kit?

Well, they do provide a phone number you can call.  HOWEVER, a number of people have suggested that calling their number is not the right thing to do.

If you call to cancel, they now have a record of you contacting them and if you later try to dispute the charge with your credit card company, they can show the record of your call to your credit card company as proof of the transaction.  Only go this route if you can’t afford to cancel the card in question or if it is a debit card which is much harder to dispute.  You’ve been internet mugged here, don’t take it lying down.  It is our opinion based on the FTC guidelines that these people are breaking the law, plain and simple.  You wouldn’t call a mugger to ask for your money back, you would go to the authorities.

Here is what we recommend:

  1. Don’t feel bad! Seems like hundreds if not thousands of people have been taken in by these sort of “negative option” offers that trick you by not clearly disclosing you are signing up for monthly charges. You were tricked, it happens to the best of us.
  2. Call/write your credit card company, dispute the charges and report the card stolen. Since this site does not meet the FTC requirements for clear disclosure for the charges you received, consider your card stolen.  This will make sure they can’t charge you any more and that they can’t sell your credit card number to anyone else. If they tricked you once already, what makes you think they won’t try to squeeze every penny out of you they can?
  3. Start ID theft monitoring right away! Click here to sign up for Experian Protect My Id monitoring. You just gave some shady website your name, address, phone number, credit card and secret 3 digit card number.  You can get Experian ID Protection for $1 for 30 days, then it’s $9.95 a month. I’d suggest signing up for AT LEAST the first month to check your credit report  and make sure no one tries to change your address or open a new card using the current cards details you gave away.

I Didn’t Get Taken, But What Can I Do To Help?

Wh can you do to stop these guys from taking in more people? Warn everyone about it!

  1. Click Here to Share this on Facebook! Hit “Post to Profile” to warn your friends.
  2. Use the “Share This” link below to Digg or Stumble or Reddit or Email or whatever service you use to share this so that other people might see it before they get scammed too!
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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob May 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Yeah!!!! More posts from the Electron Plumber again… I started to miss the info on all of the latest scams and stuff. Thanks!!!! Great posts, keep em coming, we all appreciate it.

lynn September 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

thank you for saving me a headache. I’m disabled and on ssd. i did report to ftc the news 6 insider one focusing schenctady, ny. I will do the above as well to help.

thank you again.

fake September 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

is this a real comment box? most scams just say, “comment pending”

fake September 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

oh, sorry, please delete that

El Plumber (admin) September 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

It’s real!

Silje October 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I’m so embarresed ,but I got caught in this.I payed for a website / website and website maintanace.I rang the bank and there was nothing they could do to stop It as I used a debit card.I read some of the posted advice on this site,and I rang the bank again claiming my card was stolen,then they could stop it.
Tanks guys,,,,

Zheng November 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Strange that dailynews7 don’t hide their whois, maybe coz they not in USA?

Jorge Cruz
7 Calle 18 94 Apartamento B
Jardines De La Virgen Zona 4
Villa Nueva, Villa Nueva 01064

(Villa Nueva; Guatemala ) is the same dude. Should be locked up the damn scammer.

M. Wilson November 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

Thank goodness! I almost bought into this. Fortunately; my debit was red…lol…..

nazri February 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

I bought already but luckily tru paypal you can easily dispute to force clickbank to return your money. Now i get back my money. All link inside that website is fake. When you click any link all goes to click bank. If you click summit comment even though empty pop up message to say your comment submitted! Same goes to another website please be aware..

umar shaheen March 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

how i can earn money at home,,wht’s the procedure

azhar shah May 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

i am living in Pakistan and after read the above detail i want to join your this program, tell me how to deposit fee for joining this program, i have no debit care, credit card, write me method simply transfer to fee for joining please.

Annette June 13, 2011 at 12:55 am

Very good article, thanks a heap. I always check things out before buying into anything, like they saying goes if its to good to be true then it usually is..
So easy to fall for when in a financial crisis and looking to make an incom.
There are just so many scams on the internet.

amin June 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

So its the time that you introduce some reliable online making money sites if you know some. thanks

Jana September 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

They NEED to be dealt with and sued. End of story. This is false advertising and what they are attempting to do or are already succeeding in doing IS AGAINST THE LAW.

Greg September 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Noted Internet Wealth College & Home Income System have same web pages & comments. Very interesting to see comments duplicated like that. All of them are positive, “I was skeptical too, but just got my first check for $800. Or, no I make $4000/month.” I’ve looked at both sites with a great deal of skepticism, and rightly so, it appears. Internet Wealth College only wanted $1/mo, SEEMS like no risk! Home Income System, same thing, requires initial investment of $400. Don’t trust, never tried or trying, either.

El Plumber (admin) September 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Can someone please comment here with the website that caused them to search for the “Home Income System” and how they got to that website to start with (Facebook ad, Yahoo Ad, ABC News ad, etc)? Seems like more than one site is selling something called the “Home Income System”.

Eric September 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Great Site!

ME September 22, 2011 at 1:03 am … this is all a scam!

Deborah September 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I am soo glad i researched it!!!! I saw the ad for the Home Income System on Facebook through a link that I “Liked”. It had a link in their update to the Home Income System, and being the curious person that I am, i followed it, and then Googled for more facts, and found the true story!! I’m glad I did! Thanks a million:)!

kim September 28, 2011 at 5:35 am

El Plumber,
I saw the like link posted on the facebook page “I love my husband” with comments about a job opportunity with 34 openings.

Angela October 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I saw this link on a blog when reading about a Wal-Mart suit. Someone posted it in a blog, nicoleburgs post on 10/3

Angela October 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

nicholeburgs 10:18 AM on October 3, 2011
my bestfriend makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $ 7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here CashHard. com

Here’s the actual post.

bobbie October 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

i am looking for a legitimate way to make money on the net. are they all scams?

hg3300 October 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

They’ve gotten sneaky. The scammers are now using “Domains by Proxy, Inc.” to register on according to WhoIs.

Some doofus on DYAC posted this spam: “my sisters friend makes 50 bucks an hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her check was $ 6200 just working on the internet for a few hours. Go here CashHard.c om”

“” redirects to, which modifies itself based on your ISP’s location.

The reason these things are still around is because people believe them, and others spread spam about them. Web sites need to take action against this crap, and users like us need to be wary of such things. Research using Google, Snopes, etc.

Jeremy October 17, 2011 at 1:03 am

Is there any legit site for a home income system or are they ALL scams?

hina October 22, 2011 at 6:20 am


G Long November 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Thanks for the insite. I have seen this site before and it caught my interest, but I questioned it’s legitimacy. It stated that you needed to respond in two days. I got busy so I couldn’t respond at that time so I decided that I would revisit it the next day. Well to my suprise I still had two days to respond. So apparently it’s their way to pressure you into responding right then.
Is there truly anything out their on the WWW that is legitimate where you can earn an income.

Mike November 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

How can I keep from getting these repeated emails from these people?

El Plumber (admin) November 13, 2011 at 11:23 am

Mike, change your email address and be way more careful who you give it out to in the future. I keep two email addresses. One that I use for buying things online and posting places, and the real one that I only give out to friends and family.

Candi L. November 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

I got the Home Income System on Is there any legitament home income jobs out there??

El Plumber (admin) November 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Candi, what are you looking for in a home income job? If you are looking for a steady 9-5 hourly wage type of thing, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything legit. Check out my article on Why It’s Hard To Make Decent Money Online for why. Basically your choices are:
1) Do Tech Support/Phone support from your home. You HAVE to be available certain hours. You HAVE to provide your own computer and phone. You will only be paid minimum wage with no benefits. You will get fired at the drop of a hat for missing a shift or underperforming.
2) Do Freelance work. Write 500+ word articles for $5-$10 each for someone to start. If you can get a reputation for being a good writer you can get $20-$30 or more for 500+ words later on.
3) Strike out on your own and start a website like this one. Costs about $10 a month to start, and you likely won’t make any money for at least 3-6 months, then only maybe $50 a month for the first year, ~$200 a month in the second year, $500 a month in the third year, etc. If you can put 50+ hours a week into it you can accelerate that timeline, but it can’t replace your day job overnight.

I really want to know what your expectations and hopes are and then maybe I can help match them with something.

SILVA January 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

obrigado pelo aviso: tó fora desses negócios fácil demais.

angela January 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

i was on and it give 2 ads. One is to buy anti-wrinkled cream (which will never arrive at your house) and the other was Home Income System. i didnt buy into it, i’d rather go and get up early for a real job and get real money, its all legit. so yeah its been on weatherbug for years.

Aussie January 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I got scammed! Yes fell for it
Company Registered November 2011.

Latest shop front from the creators of OHN, UWC Corp. Worldwide Scams.

Affiliate sign up. Despite “Nothing to buy or sell” claim on Fake News Page Fraudulent/misleading advertiser
Links take through to ‘Home Networking Connection’

All Company names sourced back to OHN and their fraudulent allies.
Same names have continuously come up through my 26 day research.

A great advantage of being in a different timezone.
*Originally sourced through Scambusters NZ.

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