This “Josh Made Cash” work at home make money ad that is now back on Facebook after a brief hiatus. I’ve been seeing these work from home with Easy Google Profit ads everywhere, especially the ones for joshmadecash.com and one Mr. Josh Parker touting the work at home part time job Google Biz Kit on his money blog. I first exposed this part-time home based job program last month. For a detailed primer, make sure you read our article on Google Money Tree, Earn Google Cash Kits – Facebook Part Time Job Scams to get an understanding for how this works before proceeding, then come back. I’ll wait…
Who is Josh? Did He Really Make Cash?
The teaser pages aren’t real blogs and only serve to give you confidence that the part time earn money online with Google offer is actually real. They were able to make $5000 a month working at home for Google, why can’t you! Of course, as you scan the list of names and sites below, you’ll see how these “blogs” are fake. How does it work and how do they get away with this?
Can You Make Money Working At Home For Google? Is it a scam?
First, lets define the terms:
- Rip-Off – Something not worth what you paid for it. Most eBooks and programs fall into this category in my opinion. They ask you to take a leap of faith that their get rich quick scheme is better than the rest and shell out $39 or $59 or $99 or $499 for what is typically a PDF or a couple of homemade videos of a rehashed make money working at home program, and enough people seem to do it to keep them in business. You know what you are getting into payment wise when you drop your credit card number, it’s just not a good deal.
- Scam – Involves being tricked somehow. A part time job working at home for Google Treasure Chest goes from a rip-off to a scam when the fine print is so fine that you do not know you’re paying $49 for it, and worse that they start charging your credit card monthly as well.
- Fraud – Involves actual theft. There was no fine print or your credit card number was stolen and used to buy expensive computer equipment in Minsk.
So where do these work at home ads fit? In my opinion, they certainly fit into the “Scam” category defined above. The fact that it’s not free and that they’ll start charging your credit card anywhere from $40 to $140 a month starting 7 days after you sign up is not made clear anywhere but buried deep in the fine print. If it can’t be sold with upfront pricing based on the merits of the program, then it’s a scam in my opinion.
Come back for a future article about exactly how and who is driving this advertising blitz for these working at home part time for Google offers. I have gone down this rabbit hole to the end and it’s a very interesting nest of marketing wolverines at the very bottom. Needless to say, there is now lots of fine print on some of the “blogs” that leads to the Google Biz Kits and Easy Google profit home based businesses:
joshmadecash.com – Josh Parker with the Google Biz Kit. Takes you to securecartcenter.com and Easy Google Profit.
scottsmoneyblog.com – Scott Hunter and the Google Cash Kit, which links to secure3.visualwebtools.com and the Home Business Kit For Google
jasongetsrich.com – Jason Hoeffer from Manchester and the Easy Google Profit Kit, which links to our old friend www.securecartcenter.com.
I’ll add more as I find them, as there appear to be hundreds of the sites out there.
What Should I Do If I Get Taken?
- 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.
- Call the number provided on the website that took you in IMMEDIATELY. Have more than one witness listen when you call and/or record the conversation if possible. Unfortunately many people have complained that they can never get anyone to talk to when they call. Finding that number is up to you, they seem to keep changing.
- Call/write your credit card company and dispute the charges.
- Monitor your credit accounts! You just gave some shady characters your name, address, phone number, credit card and secret 3 digit card number. Click here to sign up for Experian ID Protection monitoring. Unlike the Google Biz Kits, Experian clearly states that it’s actually free for 30 days, then only $9.95 a month to monitor your credit accounts for fraud and identity theft. I’d suggest signing up for AT LEAST the free month to make sure no one tries to change your address or open a new card using your current cards details.
I Didn’t Get Taken, But What Can I Do To Help?
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