Inside A Google Biz Kit Trap Part 2

by El Plumber (admin) on September 30, 2009

google logo evolution Inside A Google Biz Kit Trap Part 2And as a follow up from Part One of the Google Biz Kit article here is the second half of Jack Dalton’s report of what he found inside the Google Biz Kit:

Yesterday, I promised a follow-up comment on the continuity sites themselves. I only checked up on one, the $60 site with only only a week-long preview, yet what I found baffled me. It was basically an e-book, repackaged as a website, on using Google Adsense to sell affiliate products. This book was written for beginners, taking a newbie from “what is an affiliate sale?” through “how to track profitability on a spread sheet.” If it had a weakness it was dismissing some of the more sophisticated strategies and recommending that the reader not worry about them. But this might also be a strength. The course would have to be three times as long without this policy.

So what baffled me? This is a well written course, easily on a par with courses selling for $47 to $97. It could not have been created by the same mind which came up with such a blatant scam to sell it. At first, I thought that this was a case of an affiliate run amok. But the site itself offered no affiliate opportunity. “Curiouser and curiouser!”

Doing some more research on the course URL, I found a website which is basically a message board for complaints concerning scams. Strangely enough, the page dedicated to this one had a sponsored link to the login page of the web site for which I have a trial. Mind you, this is not a link to the sales page, but to the login page, which contains no link anywhere to the offer. This guy has gotten his links mixed up and is actually paying for clicks which can never lead to a sale!

Further down the complaint page, someone had pasted a copy of their welcome e-mail, which looked just like mine, but the URLs were different. But what was telling was that the username and password to the main site was the same! Of course, I tried to log onto the alternate URL. This site had an intermediate screen asking me to give an e-mail address and set up a unique username and password. It caught me out as not being that site’s customer when it did not recognize my e-mail. Contrast this with the site I received, which lets me in via the initial information. These sites can’t have the same owners or they would both be fixed.

(Now, the astute might use this hint to find a way to access a very good course for free before the hole gets plugged in the site I received, but you didn’t hear any pass words or URLs from me! Just do the right searches and you should find a way in.)

So what do I think this scam is? Someone (Let’s call him “the Master-Scammer”) obtained a PLR product which was pretty good. He repackaged it as a “turnkey business” complete with credit card acceptance, membership sites, and continuity. Unfortunately, it was also complete with a very slimy marketing campaign. He probably sold about 10 of them to make himself a quick $20,000 without warning his customers of the fulfillment nightmare they were setting themselves up for.

Is what the customers of this “Master-Scammer” are doing illegal? Absolutely. Did they know it? Probably not. They failed to accomplish their due diligence, and some of them may even serve jail time. Lesson? Learn the laws, conduct a business you understand, and remember that the lure of “easy money” is probably too good to be true.

I have to say Jack, I’ve had a couple of theories about where all these tens of Google Kit scam sites are coming from and what you’ve said above certainly fits the bill of one of my top thoughts.

My theories are:

  1. What you stated above, that someone is selling a complete Get Rich Quick Selling Google Kits turnkey package and they people buying them will be in for a treat when the FTC gets around to them.
  2. That a couple of super affiliates are just rotating a number of different Google type offers around over and over again to try and keep the people from realizing it’s the same thing in a different package and getting keen on the scam.
  3. There are people on various sketchy forums like BlackHatWorld joking with their buddies about how much money they’ve taken from poor unsuspecting folks by getting them to sign up for these Google Biz Kits.  Then lots of other people chime in with scripts and pre-built sites on how to make their own scam.
  4. Some people make a living following the money and copying all the moves of super affiliates.  If you see someone spending $10000 a day advertising something for days on end on the front pages of FoxNews.com or ABC.com or other big media sites, they just copy their site as closely as possible and start advertising themselves, thinking that it must be working if they had spent so much on advertising it.

I honestly think it’s a combination of all of them, which is why there are SO MANY of these damn fake blogs and fake news sites promoting these hidden monthly charge get rich quick schemes.

Anyone have any other ideas or further proof about someone selling turnkey Google Money type sites?

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parker October 1, 2009 at 2:40 am

Hi.. man, am I glad I found you.. I almost bought one of these Google link posting kits for $2.95. I first saw the ad at soundclick.com (sadly, one of my favorite sites).
So I clicked the link.. it brought me to a site that promised riches for $2.95 for a Google link posting kit.. the link from Soundclick came in the form of a pop-up. I have not been able to find this paticular pop-up again, but Soundclick has other similiar pop-ups that take you to different sites with the same Google link posting kits.
Here is one such link directly from Soundclick: myonlinecashsecret.com
Anyway, I was dazzled by the site of the first link I clicked. It said “As seen on NBC, ABC, The today show, and others”. But upon reading more, I realized that the $2.95 was only for a trial..$59 a month after 7 days. At the bottom of the page I noticed it said not sponsored, or endorsed by Google.. I thought how odd, you’d think Google would be endorsing this.
I decided to call Google to see if this was legit and of course you get a message from Google saying that they do not offer telephone support at this time. So I scoured Googles website hoping to find something from Google endorsing these kits.. nothing.
So tonight I did a key word search ( google link posting kits), which eventually brought me to you. And I am shocked at what I see. I almost bought the thing for $2.95, and I would not have minded the $59 a month thereafter if it was really possible to make the obscene amounts of money they were promising. I guess the thing that really made me suspicious is that they promise that the checks come directly from Google, but yet, not a word anywhere on Googles website about it. You want to believe it so much, but you know in your heart it’s a scam. I think that soon, the scammers will outnumber the honest folks.
When that happens, I will throw my computer away, and go back to watching television.

Fern October 19, 2009 at 4:05 am

I was dubbed…I bought into a Google biz kit, waited patiently for my physical package which never came & instead was shocked when my bank informed me of a charge amounting to approximately USD 59 when I only clicked for a payment of USD 3.88. I’m not very well to do and it was a lot of money to me; tried to relocate the sign up page but seems lost in cyberspace. Apparently, I signed up for something from profitprofusion.com….went in looked around & like Jack mentioned…it was a worthless piece of shit. So, tell everyone….STAY AWAY FROM GOOGLE BIZ KITS!

Phil November 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I was SCAMMED , I was doing a favor for a friend that has been recently informed she was loosing her job after 35 years, the plant is closing. So I happened across the Google Biz Kit and signed up for her (my name and card). Downloaded the information , and all was well, luckily I used Pay Pal Secure card, which I thought was a one time card (contacted Pay Pal about reoccurring charges on the number…. merchant can charge four times on card) I canceled the cars as soon as they told me. I am out $160.00 but at least they didn’t get my real card number. Calling their customer service is of no use, they claim that the notice is on the home page but try as I might it’s not on their page. The second contact number puts you on hold for as long as you want to wait without a response or a live operator.
STAY Away from this SCAM in hard times, people a preying on people in need.

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