Month: December 2018

Is Gaming Jobs Online A Scam? Or Is It Another Sales Pitch From A Scammer?

Is Gaming Jobs Online A Scam? Or Is It Another Sales Pitch From A Scammer?

Is Gaming Jobs Online a scam? You be the judge, as we look into this program, and the people behind it all. Gaming Jobs Online has been around for quite a while now, and probably won’t go away for some time soon.

But continue reading to learn more about the site itself, why we think Gaming Jobs Online isn’t worth it, and how looking into a site’s content can help you clearly see what is really going on behind all the claims.


Product: Gaming Jobs Online (GJO)

Creator(s): Glen Anderson

Description: A site that supposedly gives you access to companies that will pay you to beta-test their video and computer games.

Price: $27

Recommended? No

Rating: 1 out of 10


GJO (Gaming Jobs Online) is a site that is rather like several others that we’ve reviewed before. Writing Jobs Online, and Photography Jobs Online, are two sites that have similar appearances, and one seems to be run by the same guy.

Both those sites were ones that weren’t to be recommended. But that doesn’t mean that we should throw GJO in the same boat immediately. Best thing to do is to see how the site looks before we make any recommendations.

Let’s Take A Look At The Site!

If you’ve read our articles about Writing Jobs Online and Photography Jobs Online, you’ll notice that the lady in the video is the same person on all three sites.

Nothing is wrong with that, it’s just that only two of the sites claim to be run by the same guy – Glen Anderson. Chris Page is the one that claims to be proprietor of Photography Jobs Online.

Why is the name Chris Page so significant?

It’s interesting that the name Chris Page is part of Photography Jobs Online. The reason is because the very first review is by a guy who calls himself that very name – Chris Page!

I won’t deny that two people can have the same name online, and be different. It’s just a little strange that you find the same name on related websites.

What’s interesting though is while searching online, I have yet to find a magazine called “Shoot Em’ Up Gaming”. So even with them being two different people, it’s hard to find both of them online.

Not only that, but as I was reviewing GJO’s site, I searched the image of Chris Page on Google, and found the same image on some Chinese site.

What was the image doing there, you ask? I don’t honestly know. I tried to use Google translate to see what was being said, but couldn’t quite make heads of tails of it.

What about the other testimonials?

I had some success with other sites showing that testimonials can be faked. Sometimes, if you upload the testimonial profile image to google, you can find other places it has been used.

Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?), when I looked at the other reviews, I wasn’t able to quite find where the first time the image appeared. But I was able to find the exact sales page on other sites.

There were probably 10 or so other sites that showed up with the same testimonials as the ones on GJO. Some were in English, and others were in other languages.

Nothing is wrong with finding the sales page on another site. It just means that other people promote this site, or that this site has multiple sites that promote the same product (all run by the same guy).

Gaming Jobs Online’s blog

Searching high and low on GJO’s site, I found that they do have a blog. But it doesn’t seem to have been updated for a while now.

With it being (nearly) 2019, it’s been 4+ years since anything has been posted on GJO’s blog. And that’s not a particularly good sign.

If you find a website that doesn’t have fresh content on their blog, that usually means that the owner isn’t taking care of the site, and that he might have abandoned it altogether.

The owner seemed to be actively posting in 2012, but then only posted once since then (the one in 2014). More than likely, the person behind the blog isn’t that active anymore.

Is the site updated?

While the blog doesn’t seem to be updated, or managed, the site has been updated somewhat. At the end of their sales page, they show several games that they claim GJO users have worked on.

I’m no video game expert, but from my best searches, it looks like the majority of these came out in the fall of 2018. Which means that the site has had to be updated since 2014.

Unfortunately (once again), just because a site looks up to date, doesn’t mean that it is. As I was scrolling through GJO’s latest job page, I noticed that it needed something new.

GJO’s job page

When going to the Job’s page, the first thing you read is “Video Game Test Jobs” with the current date. So, for example, it’s December 31st, 2018 when I went to the site (as seen in the screenshot above).

But words can be deceiving.

You see, I’ve dabbled in some computer programming, and coding, and as I was looking at the source code of that specific page, I found a script that updated the text to the current date that is shown.

So if I browse to that same page tomorrow, it will show tomorrow’s date. I’ll spare you the script that I found, but what I won’t spare you is what I found out farther down in the source code:

In the screenshot above, you’ll notice that there is a date that is circled (or more precisely, ‘squared’) in red. That date is August 2017.

You see, as you read GJO’s job site, they have a wide variety of jobs listed. But when you look at the source code, it shows that those jobs were added over a year ago.

That seems to be right, since when I searched for the jobs, I wasn’t able to find anything online about them. The companies are legit, but the jobs are no longer available.

Does the site get any worse?

Well, I don’t know about getting worse or not, but I do know that their earnings-disclaimer helps clear up a few things. Below is part of the disclaimer:

ANY CLAIMS MADE OF ACTUAL EARNINGS OR EXAMPLES OF ACTUAL RESULTS ARE
NOT TYPICAL. YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS IN ATTAINING THE RESULTS CLAIMED IN
OUR MATERIALS DEPENDS ON THE TIME YOU DEVOTE TO THE PROGRAM, IDEAS AND
TECHNIQUES MENTIONED, YOUR FINANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND VARIOUS SKILLS. SINCE
THESE FACTORS DIFFER ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUALS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR
SUCCESS OR INCOME LEVEL. NOR ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF YOUR
ACTIONS.

MATERIALS IN OUR PRODUCT AND OUR WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT
INCLUDES OR IS BASED UPON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING
OF THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS GIVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OR FORECASTS OF FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN
IDENTIFY THESE STATEMENTS BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY
TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT FACTS. THEY USE WORDS SUCH AS “ANTICIPATE,”
“ESTIMATE,” “EXPECT,” “PROJECT,” “INTEND,” “PLAN,” “BELIEVE,” AND OTHER
WORDS AND TERMS OF SIMILAR MEANING IN CONNECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF
POTENTIAL EARNINGS OR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. (source)

In other words?

What you see on the sales page isn’t exactly typical earnings of what you can make with gaming. And the testimonials could also be showing how much they are projected to make, meaning the number they give is how much they’ll make, if they keep making the same amount of money they’re currently making.

So nothing that you’ve seen on the sales page is what you will probably make if you choose to sign up to his business.

Is Gaming Jobs Online A Scam?

GJO isn’t a site that I would recommend. I wouldn’t call them a scam, but neither would I call them something that is worth your while.

Their site hasn’t been updated in a while, they haven’t posted to their blog in 4 years, and the jobs they have are no longer available. Definitely not something you should look into.

Can you make money with gaming?

Making money with gaming isn’t as easy as it may sound. If you can get a job at an actual gaming company, my guess is that you can actually make enough money to live off of. But I doubt you could be a freelance game tester.

While gaming is fun, I would recommend looking for other ways to make money online, as there are probably just as much ‘fun’ type of online jobs out there.

If you are interested in making money online, feel free to check out my review of the best scam-free program that I’ve found so far!


Is The Viral Money Method A Scam? Can You Really Make Video’s Viral?

Is The Viral Money Method A Scam? Can You Really Make Video’s Viral?

The Viral Money Method is a product that you can choose to buy to ease all your financial woes, and secure a quick way to making your own money – or is it?

Is the Viral Money Method a scam? Or are they selling you worthless tools, products, and other nonsense so that they’ll make money from you?


Product: The Viral Money Method (VMM)

Creator(s): Matthew Neer

Description: A program that will help you create viral videos. These videos will be able to make you money because of the many people watching them (and thus, you make money from the ads/high viewership of your videos).

Price: $97 (discounted from $997)

Recommended? No

Rating: 1 out of 10


VMM (Viral Money Method) has been a product that been promoted for some time now. Like most other scammy looking sites, VMM makes bold statements immediately to draw in your attention.

It’s always amazing to me how people like to put exactly how much you can make – $4,598.73 per day. What if you want to make more than that? What if you want to make $4,598.74 per day? Will the system still work?

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a look at the website, and see what we can learn from it!

What Does The Website Reveal?

When you go to the product’s URL, you’ll find what you normally expect for a sales page. Bold claims, and a long video. But this time, the sales page was actually interesting.

You see, when you land on the sales page, you’re met with a video, and a timer that is counting down from 15 minutes.

What’s so interesting about the video?

I’ve reviewed other sites that have videos on them, and honestly, those videos put me to sleep. But not this one. For what-ever reason, Matthew Neer (or whoever the guy is in the video) kept me engaged to the last moment.

Not because I actually believed him, but because I wanted to see how he would pull off getting people to buy his product. And he does it in a marvelous way.

You see, as you start watching the video, Neer starts to explain what is program is going to do, and how you can make so much money with viral videos.

But then he explains what the timer next to the video is for.

The timer is counting down for you to see if he’ll allow you to sign up for his VMM program. In the video, he explains that he only offers it to 10% of the people who are watching. The other 90% will just have to try again another time, or try something different.

And guess what? I was one of those lucky few!

I’m part of the 10%?

As usual (when you’re working with reviewing products), I was greeted with a Buy Now button, and the choice to pay with a various number of ways.

Oh look, it’s also discounted to 10% of the original price. (Okay, so in reality, 97 is actually 9.729187562688065% of 997, but I think you get the point).

I don’t think there is actually anything special with it being discounted 10%, other than it makes it seem like you’re receiving a bargain.

Wait, so only 10% will get this Buy Now option?

I highly doubt that only 10% people get the offer. In fact, if you leave the page and come back (or just reload it), you’ll be greeted with the timer again. And if you wait another 15 minutes (for the timer to count down again), you’ll probably be shown a Buy Now Button again.

At least that’s what happened to me.

Most likely, the video tells you that only 10% get it so that you will think that you’re special when you see that you get access to it. That gives you more incentive to buy the product.

But in reality, that button is probably given to everyone who waits for the timer to count down.

What happens if you buy the product?

Typically, I don’t buy products that I don’t find useful, especially if it’s near $100. But I always go as far as I can freely do so. And when trying to purchase this (to see where it took me), I was brought to an interesting page….

500 Internal Server Error
If you are the administrator of this website, then please read this web application's log file and/or the web server's log file to find out what went wrong.

So I can’t even buy the product?

I don’t know what happened, but I guess the product just isn’t currently functional. Either that, or Neer needs to fix his site so that people can actually buy the program.

Some website links don’t seem to be working…

When you go to the bottom of the page, you’ll notice that they have some links – Affiliates, Members, Terms & Disclaimers, Refunds, Support.

Why, I don’t know, but for whatever reason, the only links that work are Members, and Refunds. The other links give you a 404 (not found) page.

Finding the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

I always love reading those long-winded Privacy Policies to see how they keep your info private, and if they actually sell it/give it away to others.

TOS (Terms Of Service) are also fun to read as well, since it explains what and how you’ll need to behave if you want someone’s service.

It took me a while, but I finally found pages for them. Unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be anything substantial on those pages.

So, I’m not exactly sure what the message is that they’re trying to bring across to us, but their pages seem to be lacking in a major way.

The only word I found on both pages was the word ‘content’. That doesn’t quite explain much about their Privacy Policy or TOS. But maybe that is just how they run things…

Who Is Matthew Neer?

Matthew Neer is a guy who seems to be active on the internet. Or at least he used to. He’s made several other sites, basically with the same idea as VMM – if you buy the product, you can make quite a bit of money every day.

It took me a while, But I actually finally found him. While reading another review site, I saw that Neer had commented on that site. All I need to do was trace the profile picture he used, and it was easy enough to find him all over the internet.

He doesn’t seem to be that active at the moment. According to his Twitter page, he has only tweeted once in the entire year of 2018 (and that was in November).

Interestingly enough, his profile picture (the one I found somewhere else, not the one above) has been used since 2008, and I’m not entirely sure it is him or not.

Whether it is or isn’t him doesn’t overly matter. It would just be nice to have a new, updated image of him, especially if it’s back from when he was 10+ years younger than he is now.

Is The Viral Money Method A Scam?

VMM definitely gives off the appearance of a scam. With links that don’t work, outlandish claims, and buttons that don’t seem to work, it definitely is something that I wouldn’t recommend.

Plus, a guy who uses a picture back in 2008, and a site that doesn’t have any TOS or Privacy Policy isn’t one that you should really want to buy a product from.

That’s not to say that it is a scam. But I doubt you’ll find much help from this product, even if you did find a way to buy it.

Why?

Think about it for a moment. Neer claims that he can make viral videos. So why isn’t this program a ‘viral’ video? Why aren’t there videos out there that talk about this program, that have a lot of views with it?

Additionally, if one person has found out how to do something, like make something viral, then why haven’t others figured out how to do it? If someone claims to have something that no one else has, then usually the person doing the claiming is lying.

Moreover, making a viral video (or content for that matter) isn’t as easy as Neer makes it out to be. Creating viral content can’t be set to a simple program or script that will do everything for you. It just doesn’t work like that.

A much better, and free, alternative

In the sales page video, Neer claims that he’ll give you a program that will help you create viral content. And he also tells you that you won’t have to do any coding or programming, storing your products, inventory, or other things like that.

Since I can’t recommend you VMM, I can recommend the best scam-free program that helps you make money online. And that’s Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money by becoming an affiliate marketer, and using a website to generate income. And the best part? They offer a free membership for those wanting to learn.

They’ll help build the initial websites for you, show you step-by-step instructions on how to make money online, and give you legitimate ways to find financial freedom.

No need to program or code a website, or buy a large inventory and sell it. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to build and run a business pretty much for free and easily less than $100 a year.

So what are you waiting for? sign up today, and start learning on how to make money online immediately!

Is Photography Jobs Online A Scam? Can You Really Make Money Selling Photos?

Is Photography Jobs Online A Scam? Can You Really Make Money Selling Photos?

Photography Jobs Online is a site that looks almost exactly like another site we reviewed recently – Writing Jobs Online. In that article we came to the conclusion that Writing Jobs Online wasn’t something that people should take part of.

But what about Photography Jobs Online? Are they a scam? Or are they more legit than they seem to be? By the end of this article, hopefully you won’t want to do business with Photography Jobs Online.


Product: Photography Jobs Online (PJO)

Creator(s): Chris Page (or is it Glen Anderson?)

Description: A site that claims you can make up to $25 per photo, and make as little or as much money as you want.

Price: $27 per month

Recommended? No

Rating: 2 out of 10


PJO (Photography Jobs Online) is a program that has been doing these types of scams for a while now. We recently did a review of another site just like it, that is probably run by the guy behind this one, and that site was called Writing Jobs Online.

Both sites have the same type of layout, and have pretty much the same sales page. Make a lot of money in a short amount of time, and with a short amount of work.

But both sites offer virtually nothing that will actually help you make money online.

What Is Photography Jobs Online?

PJO claims to be a site that connects you with the best places to sell photos online, and with clients who are willing to pay for your photos.

They claim on their website, that several people who have bought their program have made full-time incomes, just from snapping photos, and selling them.

But claims can be deceiving.

Our site, We Get Scammed For You, can claim to be the best at getting scammed, but without proof, that claim of being the best at something is just that – a claim.

So where exactly is the proof of the claims that PJO is a good program?

Testimonials Have The Proof – Or Do They?

Ah, yes! My favorite thing to talk about. Testimonials.

A testimonial is usually a 1-3 paragraph of a person explaining why a product, person, or program was helpful to them. Testimonies usually testify that something is good and true.

Sadly, in the day and age we live in, many testimonials are faked, and are made up just so that the real people will believe the testimonial claims.

Let’s take a look at several of the testimonies on PJO:

Christian Thomas. The very first testimonial you read on PJO’s website is by a guy named Christian Thomas. He claims to be living in the USA, and in only three weeks time, he made over $700.

However, several things don’t add up.

When you look up Thomas’ photo on Google, you’ll notice that he shows up on several other sites. According to Anxiety Centre testimonials, you’ll find Thomas’ photo about halfway down the page. But when you read the testimonial, you’ll notice that he says he lives in the UK, and his initials are P. G.

But, sadly, that’s not the only place you find him either. If you go over to dubinorthodontics, you’ll find the same photo on that site as well.

Conclusion?

Christian Thomas is probably not real, and his photo is probably one that people can buy on the internet (or use for free). So his testimonial shouldn’t be taken as credible.

But maybe, just maybe, that is a real person, but didn’t want to give his real photo, or real name. How about the other testimonials?

Scott Paterson. Paterson also claims to be living in the USA, specifically in Nevada. His testimonial claims that he is making $13,000 a month. Paterson also claims that he was able to replace his day job with all the money he made from PJO.

And just what is day job?

Why, it was being a photojournalist, and getting kidnapped by a Somalian! According to a ABC news report, some guy with the same picture as Scott Paterson was kidnapped and held for ransom.

The photojournalist in the news article is actually called Nigel Brennan. And he doesn’t live in the USA. He actually lives almost at the opposite end of the world – in Australia.

Once again, this testimonial shouln’t be taken as legit. Most people don’t go uploading other people’s faces on the internet, especially when you’re writing a real review (assuming you’re trying to write a real review).

But Paterson and Thomas aren’t the only ones who use other people’s photos for their testimonial image.

Daniel Carter. Oh Carter, Carter, why do you try to deceive us?

Carter, like the others, claims to make enough money from his photos that he can travel the world and take pictures of all the place’s he’s been.

And like the others, his testimonial photo also shows up on other sites as well. According to a private blog, you can find the same image of Carter. Only, like the others above, the guy in the photo is called something different – Shuja.

I could probably go on down the list of the testimonials and show you, person after person, that each aren’t as real as they seem.

What does this mean for PJO?

Clearly, they either have a lot of people who pose as fake people on the internet, or PJO itself is faking the reviews. I’m leaning towards the latter.

What About The Owner, Chris Page?

Chris Page is a very interesting character. When I found a photo of him on Facebook, I wasn’t easily able to track it anywhere else. This is good, and bad.

It’s good, in that it’s not an image that has been widely used (like the other testimonials above). But it’s bad because Chris should use that same image if/when he uses other social media accounts, to make sure his followers recognize him.

I wasn’t able to find Chris on any of the other social media platforms. While I was able to find a Chris Page on LinkedIn, it was with a completely different image (and the guy on LinkedIn was a little more legit than the guy on Facebook).

Because there is so little out there about Chris, it’s not easy to trust him, his website, nor his claims.

What Are His Claims?

You see, Chris claims that his site can make you a lot of money. His logic goes like this:

  1. You upload a bunch of photos.
  2. You get people to buy your photos daily.
  3. You make a lot of money monthly.

If you sell 5 photos a day (for 1 dollar per photo), you’ll make around $150 per month. You sell 50 a day, you’ll make 1500 a month.

But to sell photos, and actually make money with it, you need to be a good photographer. I don’t care who tells you something else, people will only pay for good photos. If you’re taking pictures at wrong angles, or have images that are blurry, you’re not going to make much.

On top of that, it’s not easy to get 5 photos sold a day. It’s not even easy to get 1 photo sold a day. And if you need to sell 50 a day, well, good luck, and best wishes to you.

PJO’s claims are just that – claims. While I won’t deny that it is possible to make money selling photos online, the likelihood of you personally making a lot of money isn’t high, nor probable.

So Is Photography Jobs Online A Scam?

I wouldn’t outright call PJO a scam. You see, they do give you something (even though it’s pretty worthless). While I didn’t buy their product, my guess is they are going to give you a list of sites where you can go to sell your photos.

But honestly, a quick search on the internet is a whole lot easier and cheaper to do. There are dozens of places you can go to sell your photos online, for free.

So overall, I wouldn’t recommend you purchase PJO’s products, as their site clearly needs some help. From faked reviews, to bogus claims, PJO is definitely something you want to steer clear from.

After writing this article, I stumbled upon another site, onlinephotojobs(dot)com. Interestingly, it has the same claims, and also it uses one of the same images/testimonial as well. And as I was playing around with the site, it led me to several pages in another language.

I highly recommend that you don’t use PJO to try to make money from your photos. If you really are interested in making money with photos, then feel free to take a look at this article from CNET.

Is Writing Jobs Online A Scam? And If So, Are There Better Alternatives?

Is Writing Jobs Online A Scam? And If So, Are There Better Alternatives?

Writing Jobs Online has a site that been on the web for several years now. And unfortunately, it’s still actively promoting the under-rated products that they have on their site.

Is Writing Jobs Online a scam? That’s what we’re currently leaning towards. But why take our word on it? Why not keep reading to find out for yourself?


Product: Writing Jobs Online (WJO)

Creator(s): Glen Anderson

Description: A site that hosts a number of writing jobs that you can apply for to make some on-the-side copy writing money.

Price: $27 per month

Recommended? No

Rating: 2 out of 10


There seems to be very little on the site itself about the
person or plan behind WJO, which adds to some difficulty on being able
to review the site effectively.

But what is on the site shows
enough to not think too highly of WJO, especially with it’s rather bold
claims of making a lot of money online.

What Is Writing Jobs Online?

Writing
Jobs Online shouldn’t be confused with Online Writing Jobs. While they
have the same words in their name, they are completely different.

There
are a lot of online sites that go by the words of Online, Jobs, and,
Writing. The one we’re specifically looking at can be found at
writing-jobs(dot)net.

WJO is a site that brings you writing
jobs that will make you money. According to their website, you can make
up to anywhere between $1000-$5000 per month.

As with most sites,
they have a video displayed right at the beginning to tell you all about
the site, and how you can make the money that you’ve been wanting to.

And, as usual, the video isn’t to be trusted. The lady might sound like she knows like she’s talking about, but to believe her would be a tragic mistake.

Why?

Because, if you head over to photography-jobs(dot)net, you’ll find the same lady, and almost the same exact page as the one on WJO!

And the even stranger thing is both sites have different owners! One claims to be Glen Anderson and the other one is calls himself Chris Page.

Both sites claim that as to this date, they’ve paid out 8 million to those who have joined their programs. But both sites have the same exact number? The odds of that happening, especially with two supposedly different sites, are not high. They are actually pretty low.

Joining A 7-day Free Trial?

WJO advertises that you can join their site for 7 days as a trial week, but unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be free. You’ve got to pay 1 dollar to join up.

Why is this so bad?

Because you have to pay money to see what they are really selling. A good company, and a good product can be marketed for free in some way, either with a free-trial, or by just giving part of the product away for free.

But WJO entices you to pay 1 dollar, which in reality isn’t that much, so that you’ll fall for the next trap.

You will have a $27 payment in a week after your trial. Most programs will do this intentionally. They’ll have you sign up for a small amount of money, but have your settings to automatically pay for the next month.

If you’re not careful, and don’t change your settings, you’ll pay for a month membership of WJO without intending to. So while it seems like it’s a pretty sweet deal, for only $1, you’ll have a larger bill awaiting you if you’re not careful.

An Affiliate Page For WJO… That’s Not Updated?

Another great thing to look at is a sites affiliate page to see what their commissions are, what they’re promoting, and how much an affiliate marketer can make off of them.

I honestly don’t take any of this stuff into account when I review a site (as to whether I can make money off of them or not), but it’s always worth-while to take a look none-the-less.

Unfortunately, the affiliate page hasn’t been updated for some 3 years, according to my best guess. And if a site hasn’t been updated in that long, then it’s a good chance that you’re looking at a site that you probably should be using.

What was it that I saw?

Well, they say that for the months of June through December, if you make so many sales, then they’ll give you a $100 bonus to you, sort of as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for getting people to their site.

Nothing would be wrong with that, if it wasn’t for the fact that it says that it’s only going on through the months of June 2015 – December 2015.

In case no one as noticed, as of writing this, we are currently headed into the year 2019.

Glen Anderson – The Man Behind The Site

Once again, like most scam sites, there seems to be very little of the person behind WJO. Maybe that’s because he’s not a real person?

The only thing I could really find out about Glen Anderson was that he was a great hockey player, who in 2008 became part of the Hockey Hall of Fame for, well, playing hockey.

But I don’t think The Hockey Glen is the same guy who made WJO.

With there little credibility on who Glen Anderson is, and no source outside of the WJO site that he exists, it’s probably safe to assume that Glen isn’t a real person. Which means, if he’s not credible, then there is a high chance that his site isn’t credible as well.

Is Writing Jobs Online A Scam?

From everything thing we looked at, WJO looks really scammy.

With a video that shows a woman that you can find at another site, and claims that seem too good to be true, it’s not a site that should be believed too quickly.

And when you see that their affiliate page seems to be a little outdated, and you can’t find the owner online anywhere, the word ‘flee’ seem to be coming to my mind.

Whether you want to call WJO a scam or not, it’s definitely not a program that I would recommend. There are plenty of other free online gigs you can look for to make money writing online.

Feel free to take a look at Fiverr.com, freelancer.com, guru.com or Upwork.com to find writing jobs to make some money with. They’re free to take a part of, and a whole lot more recommended than Writing Jobs Online!


Is The Covert Cash Conspiracy A Scam?

Is The Covert Cash Conspiracy A Scam?

Covert Cash Conspiracy is a product that has been around for several years now. And unfortunately it is still taking people’s hard-earned money with its bold claims and outrageous guarantees.

Is the Covert Cash Conspiracy a scam? Don’t be fool by what the creator tries to tell you. Listening to his lies, and believing them will leave you with less money, instead of more money.


Product: Covert Cash Conspiracy (CCC)

Creator: Matt Benwell

Description: A program that claims to generate you thousands of dollars within the week you start, without any prior experience.

Price: $17 (knocked down from $37)

Recommended? No

Rating: 1 out of 10


Like most other programs, CCC (Covert Cash Conspiracy) makes bold claims to draw your attention to their ‘secret’ method for making money online.

Don’t be fooled by people who make claims that seem too good to be true, because they probably are. You’re not going to be making much money if you follow these types of programs.

What Is Covert Cash Conspiracy?

CCC seems to be a product that will offer you a lot of money in a short amount of time. In other words, it’s a get-rich-quick scheme.

I’ve written about get rich schemes, and how they don’t work well for people who try them. Get rich schemes rarely work, and when they do, it’s for those who created the get rich scheme, and not for those who are part of the scheme.

CCC’s sales page is a typical way to get people to buy a product. A one-page sales funnel to their product, offering discounted prices, ‘proof’ of income, and everything in between.

Starting out their sales page, CCC grabs your attention immediately with the words ‘shocking underground method’ that generated the owner over 25K in 7 days.

Unfortunately, this ‘method’ isn’t going to be that effective, especially if it is an ‘underground method’.

Welcome To The World Of Black-Hat Formulas!

When someone talks about underground techniques, they’re usually talking about techniques that are called black-hat techniques.

Black-hat techniques, while they may work for a while, will at some point work no longer, and if you continue to follow them, you’ll actually lose money instead of gain money.

Black-hat is a term that is usually referred to being on the other side of the law, or to be more on the unethical side of things, usually when talking about hacking and penetration testing.

Now I don’t think that CCC is saying that they are actually giving you unethical methods, but their methods are ‘underground’, so it’s hard to know what they are actually going to give you.

What’s Wrong With Black-Hat Techniques?

Black-hat make-money-online techniques are techniques where you usually get access to loop holes in algorithms, and use those loopholes to your advantage.

For example, there could be a loophole in Google’s search engines rankings, and if you use the loophole, you’ll be able to rank quickly with Google (something that can help generate a lot of money).

What’s the problem with this?

Loopholes stay open for only so long, and when they close, it’s usually fast and sudden. On top of that, if you’re using the loophole, you can sometimes get penalized because of it, meaning losing all the money, traffic, and content that you generated.

In other words, black-hat techniques aren’t around for long, and if you choose to use them, you’ll end up chasing them one after another, leading you to eventually lose money through fake loopholes, and fraudulent schemes.

CCC’s Proof Of Income

CCC has several screenshots of the money that the owner has made over the months. Unfortunately, very little is actually given to take the screenshot as credible.

Yes, the numbers do add up to the total, and everything seems to add up. But unfortunately, you’re left without knowing how the owner made the money.

You’ll notice on the sales page that there is a list of blurred out ‘account nicknames’. What does that mean? Does it mean that the owner has several accounts that are generating him money, or does it mean that you need to promote several different accounts to make money?

Images showing proof of income can be easily faked, and so it’s never a good idea to blindly trust them. I wouldn’t trust them especially if and when the owner of the image claims to have made that much money in less than 7 days of starting something new.

Who is the owner, anyways?

Matt Benwell is the creator of Covert Cash Conspiracy. And that’s about as much as can be known by him. There is very little about him on the internet, assuming he’s a real person.

He supposedly has a help desk area, but when I went to that site, it said it was under construction.

Let’s think about this for a moment.

A guy who claims to have made money, and a lot of it, and has been doing this for several years, can’t have his help desk website up yet? He must have been working on it for at least a couple of years now.

It’s just more proof that this program, and the man behind CCC aren’t what they appear to be.

So, Does That Mean That CCC Is A Scam?

Calling something a scam would mean that you’re not getting anything out of it. But, when you sign up, you will get something. It may not be anything worthwhile, but you won’t be completely scammed out of your money.

When you purchase CCC, you get a 60-month money-back guarantee, so you should get your money back, assuming you don’t like the course.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this program. There isn’t enough said about the program, nor how you actually make money. Plus, it’s always best to not buy into get-rich-quick schemes, as they don’t work.

Making money online, and a lot of it, can happen, and I’ve seen it happen. But it requires a lot more time and hard work than most people are willing to give.

If you are serious about making money online, and making it in a legitimate way, then I would recommend you check out my #1 recommended scam-free program called Wealthy Affiliate. You can check out my review of them here.

They offer a free membership, so that you know exactly what you’re getting into before you purchase their premium membership. And unlike CCC’s creator, who takes several years to build his help desk website, Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to make a website in less than 30 seconds!

Check out Wealthy Affiliate today, and learn how to find success in making money online.

Is Project Life Mastery A Scam?

Is Project Life Mastery A Scam?

Project Life Mastery is a site I stumbled on a while ago, and was hook. With courses covering nearly every type of making money online, and with hundreds of positive reviews, Project Life Mastery comes highly recommended.

Is Project Life Master a scam? We’ll be looking into just that question as we examine the man behind the business, as well look into some of the course the site has to offer.


Company: Project Life Mastery (PLM)

Creators: Stefan James Pylarinos

Description: A site dedicated to helping you find ways to master your life, not only financially, but spiritually, and mentally as well.

Price: Ranges from $1 – $1000+

Recommended? Yes

Rating: 8 out of 10


PLM (Project Life Mastery) is a site that was brought about to help teach people the art of mastering their life. And not just mastering their financial life, but also the other sides of life as well. Spirituality, meditation, love, happiness, giving back, and kindness.

While PLM talks most about the financial side of things, they do help you understand the other aspects of life as well, bringing them all together to help give you a life you were meant to live.

What Is Project Life Mastery

PLM came about back in 2012 when a guy by the name of Stefan Pylarinos wanted to start a site that would help people in all walks of life, and in all directions of life.

Out of Stefan’s dream can PLM. Since it’s inceptions, it has help millions find answers to questions they had about their lives, whether it related to relationships, self-improvement, or passive income.

PLM brings you 10 or so courses that will help you learn to make the most of your life’s potential. From courses that explain Kindle Publishing and affiliate marketing, to courses that help with mediation, PLM has answers just for you.

Like many other sites, PLM also has a long list of resources that are used by Pylarinos himself that he recommends. Hundreds of positives reviews and testimonials, and great store apparel, PLM brings out the best of us through their website.

Who Is The Creator?

Stefan James Pylarinos is an entrepreneur, life coach, and world traveler with the mission of helping people reach their full potential. Back in the days when Stefan was 17, he started looking into self-improvement, and mastering his life.

He wasn’t always like he is today. Growing up, he was your normal guy, doing normal things. He couldn’t seem to hold relationships for very long, didn’t do too well in school, and seem to be failing miserably in the thing called ‘life’.

That’s when he decided to change it.

It’s not until you get to the end of your rope that you finally realize that you need to pull yourself out of the pit that you are in. It’s not until you hate your life that you choose to do something about it, and change the way of your life for the better.

And that’s what Stefan choose to do.

With himself being sick of his current life situations, he choose to learn more about mastering his life, and bring out the full potential for himself.

And it worked. In less than 3 years of building his online business, he because a millionaire, being able to do what he wanted to do, when he wanted to do it, and with whom he wanted to do it.

And you know what he chose to do? He choose to help those who are in the same situation as he is. Stefan is all about giving back to the community and teaching others with the success that he’s had.

Testimonials From Some Pretty Popular People

Like most sites, PLM has a testimonial page, where you can learn from other’s about the success that they’ve had. You’ll read/watch people talk about how they were able to change their life, as well as their financial situation, by going through one of PLM’s courses.

Testimonials can be good. But they can sometimes be bad. You can get testimonials from people who you have no clue who they are, and just have to trust what their saying, which is usually the case with most sites.

But with PLM, they have reviews and testimonies from people who are known in the online world.

PLM has reviews from people like Gary Ryan Blair, founder of the 100 day challenge, and Anik Singhal, an author and entrepreneur.

You can read the testimonies of others, including Dan Lok, author of Millionare Mentor, Wade T Lighheart, 3X Canadian Bodybuilding Champion, Darren Jacklin, a professional speaker, and Trevor Turnbull, founder of the 30 Day Sales Machine.

These types of reviews, reviews from authors and entrepreneurs, aren’t easy to come by, nor are they easily faked. Which means that PLM, and the guy behind is, are legit and real. So the courses are something worth taking a look into.

PLM’s Courses

According to PLM’s website, the courses and training they have to offer is offered in step-by-step instructions. Being updated regularly, and given a 30-month money back guarantee, you’ll be able to check out these courses, and see it works for you.

Below are just a few of the courses:

K MONEY MASTERY 2.0. K Money Mastery is a course that takes you on a path all about Kindling publishing, and how to make money with that.

You’ll learn how to write your own books quickly and cheaply, as well as how to publish and make some money. Stefan was able to use Kindle publishing to generate himself 6 figures in revenue from his venture.

The course currently costs $97 as a one time payment. But they are offering a $7 deal, where you can get access for 7 days, and if you think it’s worth it, then you can pay the $90 after the 7 days are up.

Affiliate Marketing Mastery. With Affiliate Marketing, Stefan as made over $5 million, promoting products that he doesn’t even own, and enjoying every bit of it.

Affiliate marketing is where you simply write about a certain product, and if you get people to purchase that product by having them click through your link, then you’ll make a percentage of what the customer paid.

This course is a free masterclass that you’ll be able to watch and learn from Stefan himself.

Life Mastery Accelerator. Starting only at $29 per month, you can get access to a course that will help you navigate all areas of your life. You’ll be given access to monthly coaching, that includes the chance for questions to be answered.

You’ll also be given the Life Mastery training series. These series cover a large number of issues, including, How To Master Your Emotions & Create Unstoppable Confidence, How To Start Investing For Financial Freedom, and Mastering Meaning: How To Find The Good In Everything.

You can also purchase this course for only $297 per year!

Is Project Life Mastery A Scam?

Stefan James is a man of his word, and a man who brings meaning to your life. He is no scam artist, trying to get your money, but one who is interested in helping you get to where you want to be in life.

PLM is great for those who are interested in starting out in the realm of making money online or wanting to improve their life in some way.

Explore Project Life Mastery today, and learn to live the life that you can master!

Top 4 Ways To Identify A Scam

Top 4 Ways To Identify A Scam

The best way to prevent yourself from getting scammed online, on the phone, or through email, is by identifying the scam before you get caught in it. There are many ways to find clues to tell if you a thing is a scam or not. But there are only a few that can really give you the truth of the certain thing you look at.

The Top 4 ways to identify a scam, in my opinion, are:

  1. The misrepresentation of truth
  2. The owner’s authenticity
  3. The previous customer’s reviews
  4. The findings on other websites


These top 4 ways aren’t independent of each other. What I mean is that just because the first one makes a program look like a scam, doesn’t mean that the program actually is a scam.

You won’t know until you take a look at all 4 ways, and have each one answer whether the program is a scam. If the majority of them agree, then that is the best probable answer.

If two seem to say one thing, and two identify the program as another thing, then you’ll have to use your best judgment, trust your gut, and get swayed by the evidence that is most compelling.

While this is by no means an exclusive list of ways, it is a list of the best ways to identify a scam. Follow each clue to the end, and you’ll find out whether the program is a scam.

1. The Misrepresentation Of Truth

The very first thing to identify a real program from a fake program is by what they tell you. And many times it’s not easy to see through their false claims.

Whenever you look into programs, emails, or websites, you always want to have an open mind, and be very thorough in your research about said thing you’re looking into.

I would even go further and say, you should treat everything a scam until proven otherwise. Why, you ask, should you be so strict?

With so many scams about, and some being very flawless and hard to determine their truth, it’s best to say something is a scam when it’s not, rather than say something is legit when in reality it is a scam.

Scams have cost people millions of dollars – yes, there are scams out there that are that severe. And if you don’t have millions of dollars, it may cost you your bank info, credit card number(s), personal info, even your SSN.
So it’s always best to treat all programs and products as scams to stay as safe as possible.

What exactly are you looking for when searching for any misrepresentation of truth?

Anything and everything the program says should be researched and seen if it really is true. A good example is if a program tells you that millions have found financial freedom from their program. Look around, and see if you can find ‘millions’ of people.

Now granted, you don’t need to find an exact million, but if you can find several thousand people who say that the program helped them, then there is probably truth behind the program’s claims.

And it doesn’t need to be as far-fetched as the above example. If the program says that it started in a certain year, or was created by a certain person, then look those things up and see if you find proof of that.

There was an email scam that I got once that claimed I had gone to a ‘naughty site’, and they had video taped my reactions when I was watching the certain videos on the site.

Why did I know it was a scam email?

Because I looked at the facts they claimed, and looked at the real facts of my own life. I don’t go to those types of sites, and even if I ever did, I have my webcam covered, so it is nigh impossible for them to videotape me, even if I did go somewhere ‘naughty’.
When looking into scams, it’s best to leave no stone unturned – meaning, make sure you do as much research as you can about the program you are look at.

2. The owner’s authenticity

Every creation needs a creator. It’s the law of BioGenesis, and it’s accurate when talking about scams. The creators for programs should be looked into as carefully as you look at the program itself.

If the owner of a program says they did such-and-such, then check it out. If they say they’ve done military service, look them up and see if it’s documented. If they claim that they’ve lived in a certain town, or worked for a certain company, then search around and see.

One person I reviewed made some pretty powerful claims for their scam program, but very little about themselves. It was extremely hard to find anything out about the creator. There was so little evidence, that the creator seem non-existentant.
This is a good example of someone making a fake profile for themselves, so that they don’t get charged with anything when their program goes wrong.

Scams are often created by ‘fake’ people. The real creators do this because there are obviously many laws against scamming people out of their money. Also, if that same program doesn’t turn out to be too successful, then they’ll just stop using the fake name, and create a new alias and a new scam program.

People can be hard to find out about. Just because there is very little about a person, doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. There are many who create programs or books, but never get out on social media. Because of this, there can be a hard time tracking these types of people down.

When this happens, it’s best to continue looking into what the creator claims about themselves – where they lived, what happened in their lives, who they’re married to, why they created the program, and where they are currently.

Also, look into the creator’s previous business ventures. Sometimes, you’ll find an owner who has made other programs beforehand. Take a look into those programs, and see if they are doing well, or if they look scam-ish as well.
There was an email that I received one time, and after searching around, finally found that this person had been scamming other people for about 4 years previous to my getting the email.
They had changed their email address, and subject line, but left the entire email body the same. And the person (if I remember correctly) claimed that they were on their deathbed too!
As you look throughout all this information, continue to keep an open mind of all the information you are looking into. If the information all checks out, then the creator is probably a real person.

3. The Previous Customer’s Reviews


If there is anything that helps or hurts programs more than anything else, it would have to be reviews. Reviews from famous people can be the make or break of your business, and getting 1 star ratings from them are anything but positive.

If a program makes claims about certain things then look into those that went through the program. Do they also make the same claims? Do they tell the same thing as the program? Or do they tell a different tale?

If you notice a lot of negative reviews, or a lot of people telling you that a program is a scam, then you most likely have found a scam.
Customers are going to give you the real deal of what the course is really about. There will be times when there are fake reviews, but if that happens, there probably won’t be a lot of negative reviews, which should tell you something about the program.

If you think that a customer’s review is faked, then look up the customer, and see if you can find them, or their picture, online else where.

I remember one time I was looking into a certain book about something, and noticed several pictures of customers who reviewed the book.
A day or so later, looking into a book on another website, I found those same people, and their reviews on the sales page. In the end I found out that the two books were put out by the same scam artist – hence the same fake images and reviews.

Don’t be hesitant to go to the customers, and contact them (if you can), to get specific answers for the program you’re looking into. Ask about how the program functions, what the pros and cons were, and why they had success/failure. Also ask them about the creator, and if they’ve talked with creator personally.
Like while checking out the creators, make sure to be thorough with the customer’s backgrounds as well. See if they have social media accounts, if they have their own website somewhere, or if they have an online presence.

Customers will help give you a good clear idea of whether the program is the best for you or not. They can help show you the positive sides to programs, as well as anything negative.

The Findings On Other Websites

It’s always best to look at other sites and see what they say about the program that you are look at. For example, this site, the site that I run, looks for scams and tries to expose them. We’ve found a few, and we’ve found some that are legit.

We Get Scammed For You isn’t the only site out there that helps to expose scams. The Federal Trade Commission is government agency that helps expose scams and keeps everyone safe online. You can search on their website and see if the program shows up.

If the program is part of an actual business, or is a business itself, then you can take a look at the business, and see if any complaints have come against it. A good place to go would be to the Better Business Bureau. Like The Federal Trade Commission’s site, just search for the business, and maybe something will pop up.

You can also search for the program on your favorite search browser, and see if it is talked about on any forums or in the comments of sites. You can gather more information from a large number of people that way.

For example, there was a memory program I was looking into, and I found it being talked about on a certain memory website. I also found a google email group chatting about it as well. From those two sources, I was able to get a better idea of how the course was as a whole.

Another great idea is to look up alternatives to the program you’re wondering about. Sometimes you can find buyers guides, or articles explaining why certain programs are better (or worse) then you one you are researching.

Taking a look other sites that speak about the program is another useful way to get a good idea of how the program actually holds out upon itself. If other sites are saying good things about it, then it’s probably not as likely to be a scam.

Identifying The Scams

Once you have looked through each of these 4 different ways, you’ll be able to better spot the scams. But you shouldn’t stop there. There is another step you should take when identifying a scam.

That next step is telling others. Don’t keep the answer a secret to yourself or to others. Tell your friends, family, and others who you think might be looking into that certain program. Get the word out about the scam, so that other’s won’t fall for it themselves.

Have you found a scam, and ready to share it? Let us all know by writing it out in the comments section below!

Is Magic Of Making Up A Scam? Or Can You Truly Get Your Ex Back?

Is Magic Of Making Up A Scam? Or Can You Truly Get Your Ex Back?

Magic Of Making Up claims to be able to help you get your ex back. But are their claims really valid? Whether you’re dealing with breakup, divorce, or cheating, making up is never easy.

But is Magic of Making Up a scam, or does it really give you the way to bringing back the one you love into your life?


Company: Magic Of Making Up (MOMU)

Creators: T. W. Jackson

Description: A book that gives you ideas and solutions to getting your ex back after a break up.

Price: $39 (Or For Free)

Recommended? Maybe – The more I looked into it, the better it seems.

Rating: 8 out of 10


MOMU (Magic Of Making Up) is something that I have mixed feelings about. It’s definitely not one of those normal program that I usually look at. But it is a book that talks about a pretty basic topic that most people have to deal with – breaking up.

Break ups can be hard to take. Some deal with it by throwing themselves into their work, shutting out everything else in their life. Other cope by not thinking about their ex, and just trying to move on with life one step at a time.

Some break-ups happen tragically, and others by mutual consent. Some happen on a whim of emotion, and others by careful, calculated planning.

But how or why they happen, one thing is clear. Break ups happen all the time, and can be painful to go through. And many times, the person who was broken up with is left wondering what they did wrong, and what they should do next.

MOMU comes to those who need that help. And more specifically, they come to help those who want to try to get their ex back. Whether it was a mutual break up, because of cheating, or divorce, MOMU brings sound advice to try to help bring back the one you loved.

What Is Magic Of Making Up?

MOMU is book that you can purchase to help ‘make up’ with those who broke up with you. The table of contents give a good idea of what the book is about:

  • Chapter 1: Understanding Why Your Relationship Ended (And Why It’s Not Over Just Yet)
  • Chapter 2: Don’t Panic – Your Key to Winning Back Their Love (Getting Your Head On Straight)
  • Chapter 3: Removing the Splinter in Your Relationship (Where Do You Stand?)
  • Chapter 4:Re-Igniting the Spark of Passion and Desire (The Plan)
  • Chapter 5: Dates and Lovers – How Other People Can Actually Bring You Back Together With Your Ex
  • Chapter 6: Easing Back Into Your Relationship to Solidify Your Love
  • Chapter 7: Maintaining the Fun and Love Without Dredging Up Old Wounds and Arguments
  • Chapter 8: When Your Relationship Can’t Be Saved – Moving On With Grace

T. W. Jackson – The Creator Of MOMU

T. W. Jackson is the one who created the book. He’s been selling it for over several years now, and has helped quite a few of people with his advice.

Jackson comes from a military background. He’s lived in several countries while on tour, and used some of the techniques found in the books as he taught US Navy Officers.

From the various videos of Jackson on his site, he seems like a pretty laid-back kind of guy. Open and honest, Jackson is just trying to help you get through the hardship of break up – and tries to help you get it back together, if that is possible.

Will This Help You?

There are a lot of reviews out there that give mixed results about whether this helps you. Some have found that this book gave them just what they needed, and were able to change the heart break into them coming back together again.

Others talk about how the course didn’t do anything for them, that the techniques don’t work, and that the ideas behind the whole idea of MOMU are trash.

It’s not easy to know whether this book will really help you. Break ups happen for so many different reasons, and some break-ups were because you or the other person deserved it.

I do think the book does outline some key ideas that will help you move on, if making up doesn’t work out. And if that’s what you need at this point, then the book may just be for you.

Don’t have the money to buy the book? Read on to the end, where I’ll explain how to get it for free!

The Site – Giving MOMU A Detailed Look Over

While I believe MOMU isn’t a scam, that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t point out several things found within the site, and how they relate to it looking like it’s a scam.

This product definitely isn’t a scam, but with an outdated sales page, and pages/links that don’t seem to work, MOMU can come across as looking scam-ish.

The Sales Page

MOMU has a one-page sales page that doesn’t seem to be up-to-date with today’s modern way of getting people’s attention. In fact, if I had to rate it on the sales page alone, I would have called it out as a scam.

The sales page is a long-winded, very scammy looking sales page, with a link to the book every 5-7 paragraph. And when I mean long-winded, I mean loooong-winded. Jackson doesn’t quite seem to know when to stop writing.

The layout of the page is pretty basic, and was initially used back in the early 2000s. With today’s easy-to-use website creators and landing pages, MOMU’s sales page could use an update to making it more visually appealing.

But, ’nuff said.

Affiliate Page

I looked into their affiliate program to see if I could become one, and make a little money if I promoted this product. Unfortunately this didn’t seem to be working properly, and thus, I’m not making anything by promoting Jackson’s MOMU book.

They said there was a place to put your email, and more directions would be given to you. I search and search, but have yet to find that spot on where to put that email address. It definitely doesn’t help their site if things are working properly, and ranks the site less in my eyes.

Video Propaganda

The few videos on the site were actually very interesting to watch. Not that they had cool graphics, or colorful words dancing all about. It was because Jackson presented himself as he was.

Most people, especially scammers, will try to make everything perfect on their video. That way, those watching will trust them just a little more. But Jackson doesn’t do that.

You get a sense of who Jackson really is, and the how and why of him writing this book and selling it. If being unprofessional in his videos are a ploy to scam people of their money, he’s definitely duped me!

I Don’t Have The Money!

If you don’t have the money for reading this book, then take heart! Interestingly, I found it online for free.

There are dozens of places online to find books for free, and many of them are scams, which is why I don’t often find books for free. But this specific book, Magic Of Making Up, I found for free at a rather interesting website.

I found it for free on MOMU’s website!

I don’t know if this is supposed to be available for the public, or if something else is going on. But you can take a look at the book for free right here!

Give the book a try and see if it works. If it doesn’t, then no worries. At least you didn’t lose any money. If it did work, then congratulations on making up with your break up! Feel free to share you success, or failure, within the comments below!


Is 99 Bitcoins A Scam? Learning About Bitcoin In Simple Terms

Is 99 Bitcoins A Scam? Learning About Bitcoin In Simple Terms

Is 99 Bitcoins a scam? What do they exactly do? Is it safe to visit their website? 99 Bitcoins is a great place to go to learn about what exactly bitcoin is, how it came about, and how you can use it.

In this article we’ll take a look at what 99 Bitcoins has to offer, as well as a little behind the mission of the site. Central money control, a fiat system, bitcoin mining. All these and more you can learn about by visiting 99 Bitcoins.


Company: 99 Bitcoins (99B)

Creators: Ofir Beige

Description: A site dedicated to putting bitcoin jargon into everyday terms, so that everyone can understand what bitcoin is about.

Price: Free

Recommended? Yes

Rating: 10 out of 10


With today’s modern day technology, and all the jargon that is passed around, 99B (99 Bitcoins) comes to the relief of those interested in learning about cryptocurrency, but are at a loss of where to start.

With their free crash Bitcoin course, you’ll be taken through the realm of bitcoin, mining it, and the various kinds of bitcoin as well. And all of this is broken down into a way that most anyone can understand it.

What Is 99 Bitcoins?

99B is a website that came about after a certain fellow wanted to bring answers to the world about what exactly bitcoin was. And that fellow was Ofir Beigel.

His initial interest in bitcoin started back in 2013, where he started learning all he could about the subject. As he was learning, he noticed that a great number of tutorials just weren’t in non-technical terms. Many of them were written to those who knew a lot about bitcoins already.

And so, Beigel started his website.

It really only started out with Beigel writing about the various ways to buy bitcoins. Because of the way that bitcoins are digital, and other reasons, it can be a challenge to actually purchase a bitcoin easily.

Beigel offered several guides on how to purchase bitcoins, all in non-technical terms. From there his site slowly grew into what it is now.

According to the website, 99B now has over 1 million new bitcoiners visit their site each month. Beigel also has 5-7 people working for him as well, to help with the volume of traffic.

Today, 99B offers simple-to-understand guides and tutorials on nearly everything relating to bitcoins. They talk about what it is, how you can mine it, equipment to use, and the various types of bitcoins.

Their In depth Guides

The guides that they put out are pretty in depth. I was just reading about how to buy bitcoin anonymously. It’s a rather interesting concept. As you go through this guide, you’ll learn how to not only buy bitcoin anonymously, but also other preventive measure to take.

Basically, to buy something anonymously, you need to be anonymous. And 99B goes into depth on how to do that. From browsing with Tor and picking good passwords, to using Tails and going through a VPN.

And they don’t only guide you through anonymous stuff. They give you ways to buy bitcoins with PayPal, credit cards, and even other bitcoins.

The Bitcoin Crash Course

They have a Bitcoin crash course that gives you an immense amount of knowledge in 7 short days. By signing up, they’ll give you a guide to something new each day for seven days. You’ll be able to learn quickly and easily just what and how bitcoins functions and what you can do with them.

And the best part?

They also offer videos for you to watch. With the world going video more often, this is a great way to learn by simply watching. Or if you’re a reader-text kind of guy (like me), they also provide the transcript as well.

In just the first crash course you learn:

  1. What is money?

  2. What is the Double Spend Problem?

  3. What are the problems with Centralization?

  4. What is Bitcoin?

  5. How does Bitcoin compare with banks?

  6. Who accepts Bitcoin?

  7. Conclusion

As you go through the course, you’ll learn why bitcoin started off the way it did, and how money and fiat currencies played a part in it as well. You will also see how to use bitcoin, and be shown several places that allow you to use bitcoin to purchase something.

Who Is 99 Bitcoins for?

99B is for those who want to learn about bitcoins, but just doesn’t have the technical expertise to understand what exactly Bitcoin is.

You see, bitcoin is based off block chain technology, and uses a lot of protocols and hashes to get what needs to be done, accomplished.

Make sense?

If you’re like the average human, the above probably didn’t make sense (it doesn’t quite make sense to me!). And that’s where 99B comes into play.

They take all that hard-to-understand stuff, and dumbs it down for us who would like to learn but can’t understand. Breaking down each word, and helping you actually understand what they’re saying is what 99B is all about.

So if you’re one of those people who likes to stay attuned to what is happening in the world, especially about money and the online world, then 99B is just for you.

No need to dig through whitepapers or forums, with people explaining new concepts, and arguing over every little detail. Just go to 99B, and they explain everything that you need to know about cryptocurrencies and bitcoins.

The Trust Factor Of 99 Bitcoins

When dealing with other people’s websites, and especially websites that explain topics that are hard to understand, it is important to make sure that their actually teaching you the right concepts. You have to make sure that you can trust them.

Trust Pilot is a great site to see how trustworthy a site is. And they put 99B’s trust at an ‘excellent’ trust level. With over 500 reviews, and most of them 5 star ratings, 99B isn’t a site that is a scam.

Of course, as you read through the reviews you’ll find a few negative ones. And nothing is wrong with that, since no site is perfect. In fact, it’s actually good to have a few bad reviews – it shows your human and make mistakes.

Also, 99B tries to answer those negative reviews, which helps show that 99B tries to do that right thing, even when they do make mistakes.

Is 99 Bitcoins A Scam?

99 Bitcoins is a site that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about the world of bitcoins. 99 bitcoins is definitely not a scam. It’s a great website to understand just how cryptocurrencies work.

If you are wanting to break into the bitcoin world, don’t understand a technical aspect of cryptocurrencies, or just want to learn more about bitcoin, then 99 Bitcoins is a great place to start.

How To Know If Something Is A Scam – Learning To Choose Rightly

How To Know If Something Is A Scam – Learning To Choose Rightly

With scams all around, it can be hard to find which products are actually true, and which ones are scams. It takes time, and sometimes getting scammed a few times, but if you learn from you mistakes, you’ll know how to tell if something is a scam.

Much of what I’ve looked at, on this site, and on others as well, has helped me find patterns and clues as to whether something is legit or not. The best way to avoid scams and other online frauds is to be very cynical and ask a lot of questions.

Just how hard is it know if something is a scam? Continue reading to find out!

1. What Does This Program Guarantee You?

The very first thing you need to look at, is what exactly this product, program, or site is going to give you. Some sites make outlandish claims to draw you in to buy their program.

For example, some scams will tell you that if you buy their program, you’ll make millions of dollars without having to break a sweat. If they tell you that, there is a high likelihood that program is a scam.

Claims That Are Too Good To Be True

If you think the claim they’re making is too good to be true, then it probably is. You don’t want to trust luck or ‘fate’ to see if a certain product is actually going to work. Many of these products will run in the thousands of dollars, and losing that type of money isn’t something you want to have happen.

Now, I’ve looked at several programs that had pretty outlandish claims, but were pretty decent when you actually used them. Sometimes, using the following methods below will help give you more insight to what you look at.

How Does The Program Present Itself?

Some programs you can tell right off the bat that they’re scams because of the way their pages are laid out, or because of the many grammatical mistakes that are on their website.

As you look at the various programs that you are checking to see if they’re scams, make sure to check the Privacy Policy, or the ToS (Terms of Service), as that can help give you a more clear idea of just what and who this program is for, and if they’re going to keep your info safe.

What about SSL? Do they run their website through a URL that starts with HTTPS? Or when was the copyright last dated? I’ve found some site that have a copyright on their site that was dated several years ago!

Unfortunately, these also can’t be clues in and of themselves. I have a friend who owns a site that doesn’t have SSL. I also reviewed something recently that was legit, but also had a dated copyright notice.

Are The Statements True?

When reading what the course or program is about, what exactly are they telling you? If their ‘evidence’ credible? Is it founded on science?

It can be even more simple than that.

Do they say one thing on one page, and another thing on a different page? For example, I reviewed one program, and they had two different prices, all on the same page!

What about names? Do they several names that they go by, or is it one name that is all throughout the program. One time, I received an email from someone, and they forgot to make sure to use the same name. They sent me a letter with two different names on it (that scammer wasn’t too bright…)!

2. Who Is The Person Behind The Program?

Oftentimes scammers will create fake names, and profiles, so that if the scam get shown for what it is, they can throw away their fake alias, and create a new one.

So it’s always a good idea to check and double check who the person is behind the program that you’re looking into. Some people you’ll find to be well-known, and verifiable – i.e. you can find out about their life, and their being talked about by other people (in a good way).

Others won’t be so well-known, and you’ll have to dig through old websites, and older articles to piece together who the creator really is.

Are Their Stories legit and real?

Many of the creators will give you a bit of their background to help make a connection with you, so that you’ll trust them. Listening to their story can be very helpful to see whether the program is a scam or not.

How can you tell?

Most scams will have videos for you to watch, and they take the majority of the time talking about themselves, and why you should buy the product or program, without talking about the program itself. They may say like it’s ‘secret’ or ‘hidden’, and give you only a tiny glimpse of what you think it is.

But if they don’t tell you exactly what they are going to give you, then it’s probably not worth it.

Also, see if you can find if their story lines up. If they’ve lost things, went through divorce, or lived in a certain area, check it out to see if it’s true. You won’t always be able to find the answer, but if you do, that can help give you a better idea about the program.

How Long Have They Had The Business?

Some businesses have only been around for a year or so. Others 10 years. Still others, 100 years. The longer the business has been around, the less likely for the scam.

While there are scams out there that have been around for a long while, most scams are relatively new. Check to see when the creator started their program or business, and you could know whether it is legit or not.

If the program has been around for 10 years or so, and there aren’t a lot of people telling you that it’s a scam, then mostly likely it is an okay program to join.

Do They Offer A free Program?

One of the best ways to see if something is legit or not is whether they have a free membership for their program. Even if it’s only free for 7 days, it can be helpful to see what exactly you’re getting.

With something free, you’ll be able to test drive the actual thing you’re interested in purchasing. With some programs, you’ll even be able to interact with the creators, giving you a chance to further see how legit the owners are.

3. What Are The Reviews Saying?

Positive reviews and negative reviews are all around us. Many of them are legit and from real people, but some are actually created by the creators themselves to get ‘positive’ reviews for their product!

So the best course of action when reading reviews is to keep an open mind, and take everything with a grain of salt.

Are The Review Positive?

If there aren’t any reviews of the program that you are looking into, or if they are all negative, then there is a high chance that it’s a scam, or that it’s just starting out, and you’ll want to wait until some reviews come out about it.

Many people will see negative reviews and think ‘that will never happen to me!’. Sadly, most likely that is what exactly will happen to you if you purchase a program that has a lot of negative reviews.

Are The Reviewers Real?

If there are a lot of positive reviews for a certain course, then good! The only thing to do next is check out to see if the reviewers are actually legit!

How would you do that?

Look up the reviewers name, and see if they have social media accounts. If they have an email, send them an email asking to know more about them. If they make claims in their reviews (like making a lot of money, or making a website), see if you can check those facts to know if it’s true.

For example, if you have someone who claims that they went through a program, made a website, and a lot of money, then go check out the website. See if they are actively posting on that site. Learn how many articles are on their site, and how popular they are.

All the above will help you discern whether the person is real or not, and hopefully whether the review is true as well.

How To Tell If Something Is A Scam!

Follow the above, and you’ll soon be able to notice the various clues that show up when something is a scam. You’ll be able to pick out scams in no time!

Sometimes, legit programs do have typos, and other things messed up with their programs and websites. So it’s always best to look at everything as a whole, and then make a decision.

If a lot of what you look at is scammy, then it’s probably best to look for another program to join. If it looks mostly legit, then the chance of you getting scam is less likely.

One Last Way To Tell If Something Is A Scam!

Feel free to take a look at this site. I look for scams on a regular basis, and try to get scammed, just for you! I’ve looked at many courses, websites, and programs of all shapes and sizes.

The product that I most recommend to those looking for a scam-free program to make money for you is Wealthy Affiliate. You can check out my review here.

In short, it checks out on all accounts. It’s creators are well-known. The business has been around for a while. There are plenty of people who review that it’s a legit program (including me). Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t have outlandish claims, and I have personally talked with the creators.

So overall, Wealthy Affiliate is a pretty legit program. Sign up today, and learn from one of the best scam-free sites I know of!