Debt Free Kelly – Reduce Your Debt Ads – The Facebook Ad Scam Trifecta

by El Plumber (admin) on February 7, 2009

kellyad Debt Free Kelly   Reduce Your Debt Ads   The Facebook Ad Scam TrifectaCheck out the latest Facebook Ad scam.  First it was Google cash part time jobs ads, then it was Obama government grants.   Now, two great scams taste scammy together, and for kicks throw in a “free” credit report for the trifecta of cheating you out of your hard earned money!

No longer content to pitch people part time jobs and grant scams individually, they’ve combined them all into one ad, hoping that you’re like most Americans and carry a decent amount of debt around.  At least enough to click on the ad where you’ll be presented with three different scam offers, all for $1 each!  Only pay shipping and handling fees!

So you click through the ad link above and what are you presented with?  A list of three things that “Kelly” did to erase her $20,000 debt!  Did she forget to mention that one of the things she did was to scam you out of $14.95 monthly?  Or $29.95 monthly?

Check out the links above to see the type of site you’re brought to, whatever you do, DO NOT give them your credit card number or real email address and make sure you read ALL the fine print to see exactly how they’re going to turn that $1 “shipping” fee into a monthly charge on your card that you’ll have to fight to stop.

It’s going to take the Feds months or years to track down and stop these people, and even if they do, once they take it, you’ll never see the money they took from you again.  The only thing to do is warn everyone you can not to fall for it.

Here is what you can do to help:

  1.  Debt Free Kelly   Reduce Your Debt Ads   The Facebook Ad Scam Trifecta Click Here to Share this on Facebook! Hit “Post to Profile” to warn you friends and loved ones.
  2. Use the “Share This” link below to Digg or Twitter or Stumble or Reddit or whatever service you use to share this so that other people might see it before they get scammed too!
  3. File a Complaint to the ICCC (Internet Crime Complaint Center) at ic3.gov.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

CodeDude February 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm

yes ive seen those f**ucking annoying ads all over facebook and i knew they where a scam

Ardis February 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Almost got taken! But thankfully my son sent me THIS site! Thanks!

Jean February 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

Thx. it is tempting and the blog shows Kelly’s hometown as being extremely close to my hometown – making it local made it seem more possibly somehow. Always always if it’s too good to be true, its a scam.
thx. again

admin February 20, 2009 at 10:30 am

Yeah Jean, they do that on purpose. When you go to a web page, your browser sends what is called an IP address, and there are services where they can look up the general location of your IP address. So the scammers have learned that you’re more likely to give your credit card info to someone you “trust” so they use tricks like saying they live nearby or they advertise themselves as a specific demographic group (“I’m a stay at home Christian Mom!) that you’d identify with.

Then they start ripping you off.

rene February 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

Well, the ad said that “Kelly” was from my hometown. I live in an extremely small town, so I knew that she wasn’t from here! It’s horrible that they are preying on people’s weakness because it seems that everyone has debt that they can’t pay!

jell March 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

omg what if i fell for it? what do i do???

admin March 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Unfortunately Jell you are in for some work. Your best courses of action:

1) Cancel the credit card you used. Seriously. Kill it.
2) If you can’t do #1, call all the numbers on the site you signed up with, cancel your “subscription” with each of them.
3) Attempt to make a stink to get your original money back. Very unlikely to work unless you take drastic measures such as calling your local TV Station Investigative News Team to kick in their doors for you.
4) Change your phone number. By becoming their customer you have given them license to call you any time they want to spam you, regardless of your Do Not Call registry status.
4a) If you can’t change your phone number, the next time they call ask for their mailing address so you can send them a notice to no longer call you. If they refuse, you can go to the Do Not Call registry site and complain.

John Angelhow March 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

I live in Marshall Mo where Kelly is suoppose to live. My wife and I have been working in the Marshall public school system for 18 years.Marshall is a community of 13,000 people.I or my wife have never seen her or any of her family.This is a complete lie.
I know that she probably lives in yor town too. I was almost fooled.Please beware

cathy March 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm

they told me kelly lived in memphis, tn!! omg the lie they told

lee March 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Whoa Whoa Kelly lives in my home town in Wi. Just kidding. Thanks for the headsup. I wonder if she racks up the travelmiles!

Gerda March 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I was able to get my money back from the grant people immediately, but had to cancel my credit card to stop the Google Money Tree people from charging to it. By the way, they have NOTHING to do with Google and I contacted Googles Security department to make them aware their name was being used for this scam. They are currently investigating. What a rotten thing to do to people who have lost their jobs and trying to make ends meet. I read on another blog that if you call to get your money back, remind them that they have ‘Money Back Guaranty.’ Good luck to all!

Morgan March 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

IT’s a total scam. Her blog also put it in a town close to mine. Way to close to home to be true. Wish we could stop these people. I would like to see her A** in jail.!

Amanda April 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

I´m in Spain, apparently she lives here too
Hello Everyone! My name is Kelly, and I live in Barcelona, Spain

Barbara Anthony December 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

An educational initiative by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation;
http://topmassachusettsdeals.com/clear-debt-today.html

El Plumber (admin) December 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Holy! Thanks Barbara, that is awesome. I almost marked this comment as spam but decided to check out the link first.

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