The 11-day-old web site ScottsMoneyBlog.Com is selling an amazing money-making work-at-home business opportunity for only $1.98. "Would you like to make $5,000 a month posting a link on Google?" asks Scott Hunter in an ad I spotted today on the Drudge Report. "Get paid $5 to $30 for every website link that you post on Google. No one needs to buy anything from you or Google in order to get paid."
I'm not clear on what Scott means by posting links "on Google," but he's wearing a tuxedo, so he must be rolling in dough.
I was about to invest some money I was saving for Nigerian ex-government officials with cash-flow problems, but I noticed something weird about Scott's site. He says he's originally from Saint Augustine, Florida:
My name is Scott Hunter. I am originally from the Saint Augustine, FL area. Recently married. I lost my job as a boring account rep for a manufacturing company a few months back. But here is my story on how I make $5,000+ a month by just submitting small text and ads online on Google. Read my story to learn how I did it and how you can do the same.
He's my neighbor! But when you visit his site from other places, his hometown changes. Scott's using a script from MaxMind that repeats the name of the town you're currently in:
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If you're reading this in a web browser, there's something I have to get off my chest.
Clearly, Scott's making so much money that he's concerned about his privacy. He doesn't want money-grubbing relatives trying to get their mitts on the Google link fortune he has amassed over the past two weeks. Scott even had to change his name and become a bigamist just to keep these leeches off his trail.
Before investing in Scott/Corey/Jacob's business plan, please note the terms and conditions: "The initial shipping and handling charge of $1.98 S&H which includes fourteen (14) days worth of access to the online directories and training. After 14 days, you will be charged MONTHLY of $47.50 for the recurring monthly fee for the googleprofitsinsider.com membership. After the 30 day trial I will be charged $99 for the program."
You probably think that $1,118 in yearly subscription charges is a bit high, but think of it this way: If you're making $5,000 a month you can pay that charge and still clear more than $58,000 in yearly profit, minus whatever you spend on tuxedos, wives and bling.
Has anyone actually purchased this product? It would be nice to know the specifics of the scam to provide details to anyone thinking of purchasing it.
On a good note, the webpage you are currently on is #1 in the Google search results for googleprofitsinsider.com and scottsmoneyblog.com. Although, the URL googleprofitsinsider.com is only listed in the Terms and Conditions section of the payment processing site.
Just the statement that this person lived in your hometown has to be considered fraud. He is fraudulently representing himself as someone he is not. I filed a formal complaint with the FTC.
1. There is a monthly fee written at the bottom.
2. The site is fraudulent. The location is based on wherever you live. I just googled the page and saw he was from Fl, but on the page I saw, he was from Toronto ON.
You know, even as I was reading about the location script, I was still surprised that you picked Fargo, ND as the location of a kidney-thieving Rodeway Inn. Damn, that stuff works. A creepier use I've seen something like that city-locating script used in is some strange spam-like emails that ask if I'm OK, and then link to a "news" website, which contains an article describes a terrorist attack -- IN MY TOWN!
bx.bestusablog.com (don't click the video - it probably downloads something unpleasant to your PC)
I almost prefer the singles ads that show me all the hotties that live nearby in FARGO, ND.
I ORDERD THIS PACKAGE FOR 1.98, I HAD NO IDEA THAT I WOULD BE BILLED ANOTHER CHARGE AND I HAVE'T EVEN RECIEVED IT YET THAT WAS ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND I USED SOMEONE ELSES CARD TO ORDER IT. BUT WHEN IT SHOWS UP I WILL BE SENDING IT BACK. ITS A GOOD THING I FOUND THIS SITE OR I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN. SCOUT YOU CAN GO STRIGHT TO ----AND TURN LEFT WHEN YOU GET THERE, NOW I NEED TO KNOW HOW DO I CANCEL THIS CRAP. I HOPE SCOTT GET'S HIS REAL SOON.
99% off these money making systems are scams. Before purchasing anything, do your homework. I run my own internet based business. All these scams make it difficult for legitimate businesses to operate over the internet as people do not know who they can trust.
If you hate these scams as much as I do, make a difference and report them to the FTC, www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
I think the site www.scottsmoneyblog.com was taken down. If you can't figure out how to return or cancel this scam, place a hold or cancel your credit card.
Scott said....Rodeaway Inn, Manassas, VA.
Funny, there isn't any inn with that name in Manassas though he tries to match the hometown of everyone.
That alone proves that it's a scam. From anything to do with timeshare and money making schemes online is a scam.
Been scammed a few times. Not anymore.
there is no normal way to cancel this once you submitted the order, but you can call your credit card company to cancel your current credit card and replace it with another one, you will not be charged without your consent.
I live in Halifax! A couple of weeks ago I came across "Susan from Halifax", a blog. I thought this is great, I think I even thought maybe we could meet for coffee and she could tell me all about it! A couple of e-mails later with a response that she had no time to answer individual e-mails as she got so much, I got suspicious. And now I find my old friend Scott from Halifax. what a joke.
What a joke. Scott says he originally from the Shakopee Mn area. Funny enough, I live in Shakopee Mn, and there Is no roadway inn here. Good thing I decided to google his website. I found this page, so thank you, because I was thinking, 3 bucks is no big deal. If it doesn't work no biggie.
Beware, there is a site called Ed Gets Green, it's almost identical, 99% of the wording is exactly like Scott's page. Even the testimonials are identical, just the names have been changed.
# 24 | Alan 675 | 2009-04-08 10:52 AM | link | edit
guys, you are totally trolls, man. seriously, come on. look at my pic. look at how handsome and suave i am. please trust me. just look at my adorable wife.
your trustworthy and always loyal friend
sincere sanguine scott
Scott is no more real than Beth Fisher, the Christian mom who is making $5000 a month at home part time. Apparantly Christians aren't as smart and only make $5000 per month ... as opposed to the general population (Scott) who makes $12000 per month. Anyway, here is a link to Beth's website; this was advertised on Foxnews as you can see from the URL
The real people behind the Beth and Scott websites have tweaked the fine print at the bottom of the page ... it now says that "All persons mentioned on this blog are fictional examples of people who used the promoted products and is for demonstration purposes only." They also now disclose the additional fees that are charged once you sign up.
If Scott and his "wife" really look as good as he appears to in the various photo's of him, he should go downtown after dark, and hire on as a naked dancer in an all-ladies bar. He could make some real honest money there. Good punishment for scamming people. Scott, the little old ones do little things to you there. You can't hit them back for doing it. That's not nice to do.
# 29 | Reggie Danielson | 2009-04-13 03:03 AM | link | edit
first, Thanks for posting the warning.
second, thanks for posting the script, I was wondering why almost all the "twins" were from my town :-), I knew it was fishy, but...
third, you can bust a scam like that in 10 seconds using a reverse image search engine.
results? all the checks are identical, the original one is probably from Steven Weber.
beside the fact that Corey, jack & Jim, etc have all the same fingernails, (hey, they are twins) the check number remains the same :-))))
thanks also for the link to the FTC
Reverse image search= Tineye or drop me a line at easymactips.blogspot.com
# 34 | Alan Yantis | 2009-04-20 01:36 PM | link | edit
i live in miami, fl. Sure enough, scott says he lives in miami, fl.
there are a bunch of the same scam advertising on top sites such as forbes.com, newyorktimes.com, wallstreetjournal.com etc. 2 weeks old scottsblogmoney has over 1 million visitors from US already, amazing
check it out:
among many others...
I frequent online magazines such as Forbes and WSJ, saw those sites poping up everywhere, it charges 1.97 to get you in, then it charges $72 every month! It makes you impossible to unsubscribe from it, you end up having to call your credit card company to change to a new card !!
What a dirt bag. These guys, like Scott, don't know how to work or have never had a real job. This Google scam he come up with would only interest a complete fool, as I'm sure Scott is..a complete fool without any integrity. Poor guy.
this is one big scam. what comes around goes around. took 8 days to receive my kit. i called them found out about the trail on it after 7 days they extended my trail 2 days. when i did received his disk it was full of trojans. i called and canceled was easy to see this was a scam. i called google also they have nothing to do with this and have had alot of complaints and have already reported this person. times are hard people should not play with people like this. wonder what his mom thinks of him.
The long arm of the law is reaching out to Scott and about time too.
Actually his real name is Jonathan Eborn from Sandy Utah according to the legal documents issued by the Texas Attorney General.
More info here: strangelyperfect.tv
# 38 | Not Kevin | 2009-05-01 05:32 PM | link | edit
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YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO BE FUCKING RETARDED TO ORDER SOMETHING WITHOUT READING THE FINE PRINT, SERVES YOU RIGHT. I HOPE THIS SCAM ROBS ALL THE MONEY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND FUCK YOU UP FINANCIALLY SO YOU WILL KNOW NEXT TIME. THIS SHIT IS OBVIOUSLY FAKE. GOD AMERICANS ARE FUCKING RETARDED, YOU REALY THINK YOUR GOING TO MAKE MONEY SITTING ON YOUR FAT ASS? HAHA! NOTHINGS FREE, LEARN THAT.
I realized the same thing when i read the "blog" the first time, and said no no he isnt from around here. So I had people from different parts of the country check out his site and they confirmed my suspicions, also it is not possible to whois his information seeing as he uses a domain registar/host that is intended to block your name to the public and handle all the bull for you the person who wishes to remain hidden.
As someone who gets involved in money making systems it is hard to find real ones that work, Im confident in most of the things im in but you have to wonder what is what
I put all my info in my whois, I put my cell on my we It is a bad idea but I want people to have faith in the money making opportunities. There are real ones out there, the ones that are easy cost more then most of us have to throw around, the ones like MLM are hard to find people, and freebie trading ( a way of making money online where people pay you to try a trial of something so they can profit, therefore cutting you in on the commission of doing the trial as a referral of theirs) has to much scaming going on.
I didn't mean to advertise here but I might as well
I try to be honest with people, Im not going to lie, in these things I need my people to be successful so i can be too. It is so hard to market something honest.
ITS people like you, Cadenhead, that make my job a little easier I hope you dont mind I am going to use your blog article as a reference. It is so hard to decipher through the bull crap if you arent good at it.
And to anyone else, as far as my site goes the free people search engine is the most profitable thing on my site I have made $70 profit after $10 hosting fee and 35 in google adwords its pretty cool Im kind of addicted to watching the traffic on my site.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT BUT YAHOO IS RUNNING ADS FOR THIS SCAM!!!!!!
Up until now, I trusted YAHOO, but NEVER AGAIN!
I could not believe I'd been ripped off on something I purchased through an ad on YAHOO.COM
When I file my FTC complaint, I'll included YAHOO, but considering that the YAHOO is owned and operated by the same people who own the Federal Reserve (and the federal government) I doubt anything's going to happen.
The credit card companies no longer care about scams.
Welcome to hopelessness in 21st century America!
# 42 | Dean Allen | 2009-06-22 03:58 AM | link | edit
I don't understand how people cann fall for stuff like that. First thing when sth like that sounds too good to be true I check the source code for any scripts like this one with the town. What a coincidence that the person comes from your town, isn't it?! Sometimes they also put an expiration date on the page so you have to act fast otherwise you won't get money blah...that's when they use a script that updates the date on the page every day.
PLUS: If they can get rich with that stuff, why would they tell anyone!? Rich people tend to want more and more money...so why share with complete strangers?! Why invest time into making a website to tell others they don't even know?! Come on people...nothing is for free these days. Don't believe everything you hear/see and don't trust just everyone.
Yeah man. He got me. But he didn't know that my best friend works for an IT security company. Really sophisticated stuff. Long story short we located the address of the computer, got on a plane and went to pay these pendejos a visit. Oh yeah, we had some Glocks and a few street sweepers waiting for us. We loaded them up and drove to a fairly nice neighborhood. The house had about 6 flashy brand new sports cars sitting out front. While one of my buddies disabled the cars the rest of us circled the house. We looked through the window and saw the whole crew, putas included, sitting around a bunch of computers laughing their assses off.
The rest is not pretty. What we did to them made the shower scene from "Scarface" look like Romper Room. Blood everywhere, guts too. One pendejo was still alive so Antonio showed him how sharp his pearl handled razor was. Man, he squealed like that fat guy in "Deliverance". They won't be scamming anyone else anytime soon.
P.S. - Just kidding! But don't internet thieves deserve something like this?
# 44 | enrique bedoya | 2009-07-28 06:30 AM | link | edit
Hey!! I'm from Jackson, Michigan and we do not have a Roadway or whatever the name of that place was, Inn here.
If you want to help someone then go to my website at www.gretaart.com and click on the google link at the top of my web page so I too can make big bucks. Thank you. Oh yeah, and you don't have to buy anything from me, just click the link and enjoy the art.
I ordered this to check it out because I saw it on MSN two weeks ago. I got hit today with the 47.50 11 days after they bille dthe 1.97. Called and canceled the account and will fight the cedit charge on Mon when it is posted.