What Is A Google Biz Kit?
I keep seeing ads for one Mrs. Mary Steadman make money working at home “blog” pushing something called a Google Biz Kit. The names keep changing on these Google Biz Kit work at home part time job sites, but the bad deals keep coming. It’s almost like as soon as I post about one site offering this work from home on the internet for $1 deals, another pops up in it’s place. Literally in the middle of writing this article the ad I found changed from linking to Mary’s Money Blog to Kevin Gets Green for Kevin Hoeffer and back again!
How do these earn at home working for Google blog sites work? Can you really make money online, and will it only cost $1 to find out how to make thousands of dollars a month working a couple of hours a day from home? And does Google really pay people to post links? Well, yes and no. For a detailed explanation of how the whole thing works, check out The Easy Google Profit Scam.
Why is this Google Biz Kit a scam in my opinion? And how can you, gentle reader, spot these types of scams for yourself?
- Check out the Comments section. There is no where to actually enter comments! They’ve all very likely been faked.
- Google does actually pay people, but only through it’s Adsense program. It’s what automatically puts context sensitive ads on websites and the most popular internet advertising program in the world. They pay out 30-60 days AFTER a link has been clicked, NOT 72 hours. And then typically they only pay out a couple of CENTS per click.
- For the Google Biz Kit and Internet Biz Kit, you only need to spend $1 and $1.95 for shipping, which should raise some flags. Shipping charge for an electronic delivery? What? What the blog fails to tell you is that likely before you figure it out, your “7 day trial” will be up and they’ll whack your credit card for $150 combined.
Check out the very very fine print at the bottom of the Google Start-up Kit page that Mary’s “blog” links to:
By submitting this form I authorize Fresh Keyword Ideas to immediately charge my credit card for instant access to the Instant Google kit. I hereby request that Fresh Keyword Ideas activate my account and authorize them to advance funds as indicated. Monthly Service fees will commence seven days from the date of this purchase, and will be billed monthly thereafter. After the seven day trial you will be billed seventy one dollars and twenty one cents USD monthly for the continued access to the software. No refunds will be given for failure to use the requested and provided services. You may cancel at anytime by writing to 51 W. Center St. #621, Orem UT, 84057 or calling 877-208-6571.
And hidden at the very very bottom of the www.my-internet-payday.com page:
* When you order the Risk Free Trial of My Internet Payday Program you will be charged only $1.00 (non-refundable) for access to the My Internet Payday training program. You will have a full 7 day risk free trial period from your original purchase date to decide if the My Internet Payday program is right for you. At the end of your 7 day trial period you will be charged $78.64 per month for access to the My Internet Payday training program.
Note, that is MY red highlighting above, certainly not the sites that you are giving your credit card to.
What do you likely get for your $150 combined? A bunch of tired old eBooks on how you could have made money 5 years ago using Google Adsense and Adwords? A pyramid scheme to sell other people the Google Biz Kits? Probably. I haven’t bought one so I don’t know. One thing is for sure, no worthwhile make money program would EVER need to trick people into paying $150 for it like this. That’s why it’s a scam in my opinion.
For more details on how the whole thing works, see our origimal article on Google Money Tree, Earn Google Cash, and Google Kits – Facebook Part Time Job Scams
In this case, here is the trail it seems to take you down:
www.marylifeblog.com takes you to Mary’s Money Blog, which has a link to a Google Biz Kit. When you click it you go to www.securecartcenter.com.
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. They never clearly disclosed the charges you were signing up for, so you have a case here.
- 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 a full 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 the current cards details you gave away.
I Didn’t Get Taken, But What Can I Do To Help?
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