Month: February 2019

Is ScamAdviser A Scam? Or Is It A Site That Will Advise You Wisely?

Is ScamAdviser A Scam? Or Is It A Site That Will Advise You Wisely?

ScamAdviser has been around for a number of years – it’s actually a site that I’ll go to at times to check out whether they think a certain site is a scam or not. But in this article we’ll take an in depth look at just what ScamAdviser Is.

Is ScamAdviser a scam? It’s actually sort of funny that we’ll check to see if something that points out scams would be a scam, but stranger things have happened. So follow us as we review the website, ScamAdviser.


Website: https://www.scamadviser.com/

Product: ScamAdviser (SA)

Creator(s): Marc, (Owned By Ecommerce Foundation)

Description: A site that will try to show the legitimacy of another site by running figures and checking data from the other site.

Price: Free

Recommended? Yes

Rating: 8 out of 10


ScamAdviser's Homepage

SA (ScamAdviser) is a site that was started all the way back in 2012. Back then, Marc had just gotten scammed from trying to get some golf equipment. Of course, when things went south with trying to buy the certain product, Marc decided to do something about.

So he started SA, a site that tries to help others from being scammed. In the 6 years that it has been around, it has grown, and been established as one of the go-to sites for people interested in looking up a scam.

Now, obviously, We Get Scammed For You doesn’t think that this site is a scam, but we thought it would be interesting to put a legit site, especially one that looks at scams, under our microscopic view, and see what exactly turned up!

How Does SA Work?

When you go to SA’s website, you’ll be able to search and have them check the authenticity of a website. They do this by pulling as much data as they can about the certain site your interested in, and then give the site a ranking based on all that data.

There are several things that they take into account. What type of domain the site is, what they’re promoting, how long their site has been active, the country that the website seems to come from, etc.

We took the liberty of checking our own website, and found that we don’t even have a 50% rating!

Our site's ranking

As you’ll notice from the screenshot above, our site has a trustscore of 45% – and for good reasons too. They give us such a low rating because our site is still relatively new.

Many scammers will setup an online scam, and then leave their site and redo the whole process again, all in a matter of a few months. So its little wonder that we’ve received a low score. It’s almost to be expected.

Additionally, since no one has commented on our site, nor since we have yet to claim the website, it continues to have such a low score.

So that is primarily how SA works. But let’s take a look at the site itself, and see if anything scamm-ish appears.

SA’s copyright notice

We enjoy pointing this out, but it really doesn’t really prove anything. If you scroll down to the bottom of the website, you’ll notice that SA’s copyright notice is 2018, when we are currently in 2019:

Copyright Notice

Like said before, it doesn’t prove anything, just that SA needs to update their website’s footer.

Speaking of copyright notices, SA does have a Copyright Notice page, as well as a Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer page.

The Disclaimer page shows what you would expect to find in most disclaimer’s pages. Basically it states that this information on the website should be taken as a suggestion and not as something with complete accuracy or up-to-date. They do this just to keep themselves from being sued over a bad review (typical for most companies).

Their Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions pages did leave an interesting clue as to who actually owns the site – the Ecommerce Foundation.

Who Owns SA ?

As you’ll notice from the screenshot above, the privacy policy page says that it’s ‘an initiative of the Ecommerce Foundation’.

Doing a quick look around the web, you’ll learn that SA was bought out by the Ecommerce Foundation back in the fall of 2018, a little less than 6 months of writing this article.

Both pages are your typical standard pages, telling you how they’ll keep your data safe, who they share it with, and how you can use the site. It’s pretty straight forward.

Is The Site Up-To-Date?

With a copyright notice that is sort of out-of-date, there could be potential speculation that their site is out-of-date. But taking a look at their social media accounts, as well as their reviews, shows us that nothing could be further from the truth.

Social Media

SA appears to be on three platforms, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. While they haven’t had much success on YouTube, and don’t appear to post regularly on it, Twitter and Facebook do seem to have recent activity.

As you can see from the screenshot above, SA seems to be very active on twitter, with over 3000 tweets, and 10K followers. You’ll also notice that the last tweet sent out is just a few days ago.

This helps show that SA is still active, and gives them more legitimacy in our minds. When you take a look at Facebook though, you can find something slightly different.

SA's Facebook page

As you notice in the screenshot above, SA has a 3.5 out of 5 rating. Why in the world is that? And does that mean that SA could be a scam?

The short answer is that it doesn’t really prove anything. The long answer is that we don’t know, but we can only speculate.

As we’ve said before, SA uses an algorithm to figure out how to give a certain site a trust score. Now, let’s take our site, for example. You’ll remember that they gave us a 45 out of 100.

If we didn’t understand that SA is just trying to predict sites by a bunch of data, and isn’t completely right every time, we may go on to Facebook, and give them a low rating. And that’s our best guess as to what has happened time and time again.

Many people have gone to SA, or one of their social media accounts, and given them low ratings, because they didn’t quite understand what SA is. They thought that SA gave complete and 100% accurate results.

Oh, SA tries to do that, but when you’re looking at a lot of scam websites, sometimes, legit websites fall into the mix as well. It sometimes happens, unfortunately.

So, the low rating doesn’t really give us any indication to believe that this is a scam site. Additionally, If you scroll down on their Facebook page, you’ll find that they have over 80K following them, as well as an updated wall with relevant information.

The Reviews Left At SA

SA has a rather cool feature of allowing people to comment on sites, and leave reviews of them. They allow this, so that people can give a positive or negative review of sites that they’ve dealt with.

For example, if you came to our site, and got scammed (which we hope will never happen), you could go to SA and leave a review about how you got scammed and how bad of a site we are. That would then help others who were curious about our site, and wondered whether it was a scam.

(Note: On the flip side, if you do find this site helpful, and don’t think it’s a scam, feel free to leave a review on SA’s site about us. We always love hearing from our audience!)

And if you take a look at SA’s reviews, you’ll notice that they have a lot of reviews, and ones that are quite recent as well.

As you can see above, the latest review that we could find was just three days ago. Now, one could argue that their reviews are faked, and they just add some every few days to make it appear that the site is legit.

While it is entirely possible that they may be doing that, it’s not entirely plausible. How would they know which sites to leave a review for? How would they know what to say?

A few answers come to mind when you try to answer that question, but most aren’t very constructive. SA would have no reason to be faking reviews on their site for no purpose what-so-ever.

Has SA Been In The Press?

We will admit, there’s not much you can find about SA that seems to show they are a scam. Everything seems to stand up to what they say.

SA does claim to have been in the press. In fact, they have a whole page dedicated to it. Unfortunately, it only lists two websites.

SA In The Press

As you notice from above, out of the two sites, only one of them is in English, and that one is actually from the company that owns SA!

Of course, that is two sites more than how many We Get Scammed For You has been on. But it just seems a little ironic that you would list your own parent company as one talking about you being ‘in the press’.

Is ScamAdviser a scam?

So what are our thoughts? Is ScamAdviser legit, or is it just a scam website, leading everyone astray with inaccurate data?

SA is definitely legit, and, of course, they have a website to prove it. They try to be as accurate and authentic as possible, even though that may not always come out as they wish.

Many people give SA a bad rap because they find one site entry wrong, or another site with a bad rating. But you can’t blame a site solely on one wrong review, or certain data.

Overall, SA is a great place to go to check out a website, and see if it is a scam or not. They can give you some initial leads as to whether you’ll want to do business with the certain site you’re checking out.

If SA doesn’t give you enough information, then feel free to let us know through our contact form, and we’ll take a look at it for you.

How Successful Is Affiliate Marketing? Can You Actually Make Money?

How Successful Is Affiliate Marketing? Can You Actually Make Money?

Affiliate marketing is becoming more and more popular in today’s society. All you need to do is get your own website, start blogging, promoting those products that you enjoy the most, and you’re in business.

But how successful is affiliate marketing, and can you really make money with it? These are the questions we’ll take a look at several people who are successful with their affiliate marketing. We’ll also learn a few key points from these successful men and women.

Successful People In Affiliate Marketing

In this day and age, many people will quickly pop up a website, claim that they are a ‘guru’ in a certain way of making money, like affiliate marketing, and promote themselves just as that. Unfortunately, many people fall for those types of people.

So who are some real people who are actually legit, and know what they’re doing?

In this article, we’ll be looking at three different people. One is the owner of a six figure business, another is leveraging their knowledge with affiliate marketing to do local SEO for companies, and still another is the co-owner of a website that helps people make money with affiliate marketing.

So let’s take a look at their success!

A Proud Owner Of A Six-Figure Business

Ralph - Six Figure Business Owner

Ralph was your normal guy. He was doing some part-time work as a kick boxer trainer, and had thousands of dollars of debt still to be paid. And so, he chose to find a way to make more money.

Finding a program called Wealthy Affiliate, a site that is dedicated to helping people make money with affiliate marketing, he joined it and decided to see how much he could make.

He joined in September 2016.

His first year, the year of 2017 was a learning year for Ralph. His first 6 months were like most beginners, with every little sales and very little traffic. But Ralph stuck with it.

Slowly his traffic increased, and slowly he started making more sales. Of course, Ralph publishing content after content, and article after article. He kept promoting the affiliate products, and stuck with his site.

A little over 18 months after he started, Ralph started making more than what he knew what to do with. You can read about it from himself here.

In short, Ralph made a connection with a certain company, and was able to get an explosion of traffic and sales through them.

As he continued with is business, Ralph was able to make over 24K in the month of December 2018, making his business a six figure business. He explains in his post here how in the days after Christmas, he made over $17K of sales, making it his best month ever.

So what can we learn from Ralph’s success?

Keep pressing on with your site, even if you don’t see results. Ralph had to work for over 18 months before he actually started seeing the success that most people want. Are you willing to put in many hours, and be determined to press through hardships, even if you don’t see any money being made?

Are you will to sacrifice things, like entertainment and luxuries, so that you can spend time building your business? You may need to do that in order to find the success that Ralph did in his affiliate marketing ventures.

Building connections can help your success. It’s so easy to want to go it alone with Affiliate marketing. But building connection can really work to help you gain success with affiliate marketing.

Notice how Ralph was able to get on one of his promoter’s websites, and actually get traffic back from their site. After that, he was able to establish a relationship with this other business, and thus bolster his affiliate promotions even further.

And sometimes, that is just what you may need to do to gain more success with affiliate marketing.

I read of one guy who found fellow bloggers within his certain niche, and he asked if he could guest post on their website. With that guest posting, he was able to get his name out there more, and in the end, became even more successful.

Using The Skills Of Affiliate Marketing To Land A Job

Debs - profile

Deborah is also another who had success with affiliate marketing, though her success is a little different than most. Instead of creating a business where she promoted products and programs that other people sold, she created a business and used the skills of an affiliate marketer to promote herself!

That’s right, she promotes herself and gets to keep all the money she makes, instead of just a small commission that most affiliate marketers get.

What exactly does she do?

Local SEO (Search Engine Optimization). You see, there are many local businesses out there that don’t quite understand how to rank well in search results, or how to make their website appeal to an audience.

And that’s where Deborah comes in. She uses her knowledge of those things, things that most affiliate marketers would know, and applies them to local businesses, so that they can rank well in search results. And as they rank well, they get more traffic, and more traffic means sales.

Just last month, in the month of January 2019, Deborah made over 3K worth of sales from her own business. And that’s just the start. With her previous success, she’ll be moving onward and upward in terms of goals and success. I won’t be surprised when she passes the 10K per month mark.

Deborah’s success teaches us something valuable about success in general.

Be creative in how you make your money with affiliate marketing. Deborah didn’t actually do much with affiliate marketing, in terms of affiliating and commissions. But she did take those skills that she learned as an affiliate marketer, and used them to make her own business.

There are thousands who are actually doing this, and is a great business idea if you are interested in hard work and helping local companies out.

Success won’t come immediately, but if you do well, and work hard, you’ll be able to make over 3K in no time. Just continue giving quality content in whichever field of affiliate marketing you chose to be a part of.

Owner Of A Multi-Million Dollar Company

Kyle From Wealthy Affiliate

Kyle and his friend, Carson, started a website called Wealthy Affiliate. Yup, that site that helped Ralph (and actually Deborah as well) to make the money they currently are making.

Kyle and Carson were both going to college for a Computer Science degree. Back in the early 2000s, everything needed to be coded by hand. If you wanted a website, or a program, you would have to do it all yourself. There were no programs out there that did it for you, like there are today.

It was around that time that both Kyle and Carson got interested in affiliate marketing. Both started their own website, and soon, within a year of starting their sites, they were making nearly a full-time income from their websites.

Using their knowledge of programming, as well as their understanding of affiliate marketing, they started Wealthy Affiliate in 2005, creating a company that still goes on to this day.

I honestly don’t know how much Kyle makes per year, but its definitely in the millions. The cool thing about Kyle though, is that he’s a pretty down-to-earth type of guy. You’ll regularly see him on his site, interacting with the community there, and all the new people.

I remember when I first started using his site. I had a question about something, asked it, and he responded within a day, and answered me personally. It was a pretty nice experience of interacting with an owner of that large of a site.

Which leads into one of the most important things we learn from Kyle’s success.

Be helpful with your audience, and they’ll be helpful to you. If you are seen as one who tries to push you to make a sale, or to click through a certain link, you won’t be portrayed in a favorable light. You’ll be seen as one who is just interested in money.

But if you are helpful, and are trying to give good results, then your audience will more likely agree with you, and ‘do’ what you say in an article – like buy from a certain product, or purchase something from a specific company.

So, for success to happen as an affiliate marketer, you need to make sure that you are successful in helping your audience to the best of you ability. Give them legit information, and as much as you can, so that they can see that you’ve done your research, and want to help them. In the end, you’ll be rewarded for it.

Take The Success Into Your Own Hands!

I myself am a member of Wealthy Affiliate. You can check out my review of them here. There are hundreds of success stories that have been cataloged from that one particular site.

When you join, you’ll be able to use that wealthy of success to your advantage by asking question, and have people respond. There truly is a great community there.

Additionally, you’ll be able to interact with the co-owners, Kyle and Carson, as well. You’ll be given the same training as what made Raplh and Deborah successful.

Check out Wealthy Affiliate today!

What Is The Key To Affiliate Marketing? That Key Ingredient That You’ve Been Looking For!

What Is The Key To Affiliate Marketing? That Key Ingredient That You’ve Been Looking For!

the key to affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing shouldn’t isn’t something that you need to wonder about. It isn’t that type of thing that will be hard to master. Affiliate marketing should always be easy to replicate within your own ideas and financial goals.

But, as is often the case, many wonder if there is more to affiliate marketing that they’re missing. They wonder whether they’ve got everything figured out, or if they need more information, or more knowledge.

In this article, we’ll be addressing just what is the key to affiliate marketing, and how, if you can get this one key ingredient down, your ability to make money with affiliate marketing with grow tenfold.

And just what is that key ingredient?

Consistency. Being consistent within your marketing ventures will help you convert traffic to sales much better, keep your audience more engaged, and having yourself look more authentic. Being consistent in all areas of your affiliate marketing endeavors will get you to the place you want to be in no time.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing isn’t anything complicated. It simply means that you promote a certain product or program. You become an affiliate of something, and market that certain thing.

How does this all work?

Well, let’s take the example of Amazon and their affiliate program. If you join their program, you can promote nearly anything on Amazon, and make a commission on it. Amazon will give you a unique URL to that specific page or product that you want to promote, and if you get someone to click through it and buy something, you earn a commission of what they pay.

For example, if I was interested in promoting dolls, I could link to a Ball-jointed China Doll, and if you choose to buy it, then I would make several dollars off of the sale.

Most people in affiliate marketing will promote with a blog or website, but you can use podcasts, email lists, or even videos to make money with affiliate marketing.

Why Is Consistency Key?

Consistency is the #1 key ingredient for most things – because if you don’t have the balance of everything within a certain project, or don’t have the right mix of the core ideas, you’ll lose much more potential than you could have.

I liken it to cake batter. If you don’t mix it up well, and don’t get that consistency to a rather smooth, runny, cake batter, then your cake will turn out rather badly.

And so it is with affiliate marketing.

You can do a lot of things right, get good traffic from different places, and make a website that looks desirable. But if you miss keeping certain things consistent, you’ll flop with your affiliate marketing ideas, and in the end just lose time and money.

There are three specific areas where I’ll be looking at consistency. And that is:

  1. Consistency with your niche
  2. Consistency with your audience
  3. Consistency with your writing

Consistency with your niche

giving someone keys

A niche is just a fancy word for a topic. Your niche is usually what your whole website revolves around. So, for example, if I was into promoting china dolls, my niche would be china dolls.

Now, when deciding what you want your niche to be, you want to make sure that you choose a more narrow niche, rather than a broad niche.

For example, going back to china dolls, you’ll want to have a niche talking about china dolls only, and not other types of dolls, like barbie dolls, stuffed dolls, etc.

The reason you don’t want to do this, is because you want people to stay on your site, and read as much of your content as they can.

If people come to your website, chances are that they came because they’re interested in china dolls, and nothing more. So if they see an article about a barbie doll, they most likely won’t click on it and read it, because they’re only interested in china dolls.

How does this apply to consistency?

You need to make sure your consistent with what your writing about. So if you choose to write about china dolls, then make sure you stick with that and not something else.

Most people will come to affiliate marketing and say “I want my niche to be health”, or “I’m going to make a killing with my sports website”.

The problem is that those two niches are too large. You can write quickly enough to write enough to keep all of your audience engage.

If you write about soccer one day, and then basketball the next, very few will be interested in both subjects. But if you talked solely about soccer, and was consistent with that niche, you would have so much success.

That’s why it’s so important to choose a niche that isn’t too broad, and make sure to be consistent with it.

Consistency with your audience

Being consistent with how you interact with your audience is the #1 key ingredient to making more sales. And when I mean being consistent with your audience, I mean how your write for them, and how you answer any of their questions.

If you write short articles about the certain things that you are promoting, and don’t give a lot of information about the thing you want them to buy, except for a link to the product itself, the chances of you making money isn’t going to be likely.
consistency with the key

The people that come to your site are there to learn and (in a sense) take in knowledge, and that is what you should make sure you are giving.

For example, if you were writing about china dolls, don’t just give a brief description on the doll and then post the affiliate link. Why not read some of the reviews, and write more about what other people thought about the doll. You can write about how it was made, or with what different dresses/Apparel is comes with.

You can even go one step further, and write about your personal experiences with the certain doll, assuming that you’ve had those experiences.

Whatever or however you write, you want to make sure that you don’t come across as one who is only in affiliate marketing for the money. If your heart isn’t in it to actually help people pick out the best product or program, then your audience will see this, and choose to go through someone else’s affiliate link.

I myself, with this site, We Get Scammed For You, make sure to do just that. If I was interested, I could find a lot of high-end commission programs, programs that you have to pay thousands to get into, and promote those.

I personally don’t do that because I don’t think they’re beneficial in the long run. I don’t promote them, because I think that my audience should get something better (rather than a copy and paste website that is found on dozens of other websites).

Additionally, if you interact with your audience, either with comments, social media, or even a contact form, make sure that you are consistent with helping them.

I regularly get people who come to my site, and ask me if a site is legit through my contact form. Each and every one I get, I make sure to take a look at, and give them my best reasons why I think it’s legit or a scam.

I don’t try to find an affiliate site, and send them to it, to make money. Neither do I try to get them to buy into something else (unless I’ve already recommended it in a certain article that I’ve written about).

In all I do, I make sure to connect with my audience, and remain consistent in helping them with their answers. If you are always trying to give them a link to a certain product, or if you are seen as being one who constantly pushes affiliate links towards them, then you’ll most likely rub them the wrong way, and they’ll leave your site.

How does consistency help with you making money?

If people see that your authentic, then they’ll more than likely go through those links that you recommend. Additionally, if your site was helpful, or your audience likes the interaction that you gave them, then they’ll share your website to others, thus giving your more traffic.

More traffic to your site brings more ways to monetize your site. Whether it’s through ads or building an email subscription list, traffic is vital to making money with your site.

That’s why being consistently helpful with your audience is a key ingredient to being successful to making money with affiliate money. You’ll get more likes, clicks, and sales. And on top of that, people will promote your site at no cost! How much better can it get?

Consistency with your writing

Being consistent with your writing, and how often you post an article, is key to becoming an authority in a certain niche, and coming across as not looking scammish.

Let’s be honest. I come across a lot of articles where they seem to be posted several years ago, and find a lot of blogs that their last article was from a year or so ago.
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Those sites don’t come across as looking like an authority in their specific niche that they’ve chosen. Why, you ask, does this matter?

If you want to do well in affiliate marketing, you want to make sure that you write in such a way that people will see you as one who knows what they’re talking about – i.e. an authority.

For example, I am one who is slowly being known as an authority on getting scammed. I can look at a site, and give you key points on why or why not it’s a scam.

I say I’m slowly being known because it takes time to build your authority, and part of that depends on how much your write, and how well-known you are.

I personally haven’t written as much as I would like, nor am I out there (yet) as the authority on getting scammed. But I’m getting there.

And I’m getting there through writing regularly, and getting my writing out there so people find me, and see if I’m authentic or not.

Writing regularly will also help the search engines see if you are a scam or not. Many sites (scam sites) will make a website, but then not do anything with it. Additionally, with many turning to affiliate marketing, there is a lot more content out there. Because of this, search engines wants to make sure that you’re in this for the long run, and not short term.

Why does this all matter?

If you are seen as an authority by the search engines, you’ll rank better in the search results. What that means is that you’ll get more traffic to your site, and more traffic means more sales.

That’s why being consistent with your writing, and make sure to write regularly, is a key ingredient to making money with affiliate marketing. If you make sure to write regularly (no less than once a week), then you’ll do a lot much better than if you just write sporadically or when you feel like it.

Unlocking Your Success With The Key

Unlocking the lock with the key

Now that you have the key to affiliate marketing, all you need to do is use it to unlock your success. It’s not as easy as unlocking a regular lock, but you will be able to gain success if you follow the key of consistency.

It may take a year or two. It may take less than 6 months. It all depends on how much time you choose to spend on your affiliate marketing website, and how determined you are to see it through.

But if you remain consistent with your writing, your audience, and with your niche, you’ll be that much closer to success than the majority of affiliate marketers.

I personally learned all this through a program called Wealthy Affiliate. Feel free to check out my review of them here. In short, they are a site dedicated to helping people become successful with affiliate marketing.

I have since chosen to go with their premium membership, but they do have a free membership which offers you two free domains to start practicing on, one of their core training courses, and a community of fellow marketers (including myself) who are always ready to answer any questions you might have.

Whether you look into them or not, if you follow this key ingredient of consistency, you’ll find yourself making more money a lot sooner than if you didn’t. Write well, stick with your specific niche, and be as helpful for your audience as possible. That is in essence the key to affiliate marketing.

Is E Vaporizer UK a legit site? Our Thoughts On E-VaporizerUK.co.uk

Is E Vaporizer UK a legit site? Our Thoughts On E-VaporizerUK.co.uk

We recently received the following inquiry through our contact form, requesting us to take a look at a certain website:

Hello, I want to make a purchase to this site and i would like to know if it is reliable.

http://www.e-vaporizeruk.co.uk

Thank you in advance

E-vaporizerUK? Interesting name, and an even more interesting site. One that definitely comes across as a site that has something to do with e-cigarettes, or so was the inital thought. But, as we’ll soon see, E-vaporizerUK is a site dedicated to something completely different.

What is E Vaporizer UK?

I will admit, when I opened my email today, I looked at this submission, and asked myself, what have I gotten myself into? Here I am, looking at some site that I have no clue about, and my report could be the potential make or break of this site (okay, so I don’t have that much power, but bear with me).

On top of that, I thought it had to do with E-Vaporizers, of which I have no clue on. But as we’ll see below, this site has nothing do to with vaporization. What it does have to do with, is shoes.

EVUK's front page

Yes, you read that right. This site is all about shoes, specifically Adidas shoes. And if there is anything that I know less about than electronics, then it would have to be shoes (I personally don’t wear shoes often – but that can be for another time and place).

Thankfully, the question asked about the site itself, and not the products that were being sold on it. So let’s look at what I was able to find while examining the site.

What Does The Site Reveal?

The very first thing that should be pointed out, is the lack of similarity between the domain name and the products being sold.

You have a domain name that has e-vaporizer in it, and you have shoes being sold on the site. So the domain gives an appearance of something different from what’s really on the site.

When domains have been around for a while, their domain will usually get sent around, and placed on other websites. When this happens, it creates something called backlinks, because the URL links back to the original domain. Now because of this, these sites can sometimes be seen as more valuable.

These backlinks bring traffic to the site naturally (because they’re spread all over the place). Many times, people will buy a used domain that has a lot of backlinks, in order to have more traffic come to their site. And that’s my best guess as to why e-vaporizeruk is selling shoes.

In other words, while this seems strange, it’s been known to happen before, and so shouldn’t be a major ‘red flag’ that would turn us away from using this site to buy these certain shoes.

But there is more to look at.

The Privacy Policy

Looking at the privacy policy can help reveal what exactly is going on with your data, and how it is handled. While there isn’t anything wrong with this certain privacy policy, there are some rather strange English wordings that makes me wonder if something else is going on.

the Privacy Policy

You’ll notice that in the above screenshot, I’ve highlighted 3 different places where the wording of the privacy policy just doesn’t quite make sense.

Once again, this doesn’t really mean that this site is a scam, but it definitely gives it a bad reputation. The privacy policy especially should have proper grammar, so that we can all understand what they’re really talking about, right?

The Lack Of Social Media

I’m not overly worried if a site isn’t on social media (my site isn’t on it as much as I would like), but what I do worry about is when the site looks like it advertises that they’re on social media.

Lack of social media

As you can from the above screenshot, they have social media buttons on their site, which, if you choose to click them, should direct you to their social media accounts.

Unfortunately, those buttons are just for good looks. If you click one of them, it just redirects you to the social media platform itself, and not to anything related to E-vaporizerUK.

So why are the buttons on the site? If they don’t help with the site, then get rid of them (or at least that’s my personal opinion). Of course, this also isn’t exactly a ‘red flag’, as these buttons could just come with the website theme they choose to use, and thus they’re stuck with them.

What-ever the case, it does seem a little strange that they have social media buttons on their site, without a social media presence.

Can You Use PayPal To Pay For Things?

If you look at the bottom of the page, you’ll see that PayPal is a supposed method for paying for a product.

PayPal as a payment method?

Weirdly enough, when you go to actually make a purchase, you don’t seem to be able to use PayPal as a method for paying.Billing MethodsI tried this on three separate products, so it definitely doesn’t look like it’s a fluke. They clearly say that they accept PayPal, and then they don’t actually live up to that.

Also, I don’t know why the billing method has two different payment methods (which are just the same). Maybe another error on their end (we seem to be seeing a lot of those)?

Creating An Account And The Email Associated With The Site

When I created an account on the website, I received an email, letting me know that I had just registered an account on e-vaporizerUK:

The Email I Recieved

This email left me with some more questions: Who is this supposed Emily? And why does she use the email address altoncostq(AT)gmail(.)com?

I don’t know, but a quick search reveals quite a bit about the email address.

search results

Rather interesting. If you do the search yourself, you can scroll down further, and find quite a few more sites where this particular email address can be found on.

What does this all mean?

Well, it means that in the past, altoncostq@gmail.com has been used on other sites that were potentially (or actually) fraudulent websites – websites that were scams. Which means that that doesn’t bode well for e-vaporizerUK.

Is E Vaporizer UK A legit Site?

After finding out about the email address that’s connected with the site, I would say that this site isn’t legit. Or at least, I personally wouldn’t use this to buy shoes from.

The email address, and Emily person, seem to be connected to too many scam sites to have E-vaporizerUK be legit. On top of that, their privacy policy, lack of social media, and faulty PayPal system all add to this site’s illegitimacy. So I personally wouldn’t recommend this site to shop at.

As always, it was a pleasure to take a look at this site, and examine it for its legitimacy. If anyone else has a site they would be interested in We Get Scammed For You to take a look at, feel free to let us know via our contact form.

What about you? Have you had any dealing with this site or Emily? What are you thoughts about this website? Don’t hesitate to share your answers in the comments section below!

Is Kids Earn Money A Scam? Or Can You Actually Get Paid?

Is Kids Earn Money A Scam? Or Can You Actually Get Paid?

With the internet getting larger and larger, its little wonder that there are more and more sites popping up that claim you can make money with them. And Kids Earn Money is no exception.

Is Kids Earn Money a scam, or is it a legit site? That’s the question we’ll be looking at as we look at this latest craze online. Kids Earn Money, as well as it’s partners, Kids Paid Money, and Kids Get Money, are all sites that have some rather questionable, well, questions, on it. So let’s dig in, and see what we can actually find!


Website: https://kidsgetmoney.co/ [UPDATE: It actually now redirects to https://kidsearncash.com/]

Product: Kids Earn Money (KEM)

Creator(s): Unknown

Description: A site that claims you can get paid to refer people back to the original site and make money doing it.

Price: Free!

Recommended? No!

Rating: 1 out of 10

Alternative Recommended Site: Wealthy Affiliate


KEM (Kids Earn Money) is actually just site that redirects to the main site KidsGetMoney(.)co. Which means the real question should be whether Kids Get Money is a scam or not.

Kids Earn Money In Search Results

redirection websiteAs you can see from the above screenshots, if you click through the search results, you’ll end up on Kids Get Money, instead of Kids Earn Money. Which means, something strange is already going on with these two sites. But, as with many other cases, redirections are all around, so let’s continue and see if anything else is strange. [UPDATE: It actually now redirects to https://kidsearncash.com/]

KEM’s Website

KEM's Frontpage

Unlike other sites that I’ve looked at, KEM gives an appearance of one that seems pretty legit. Of course appearances doesn’t mean much, but they do have a testimonial page, terms of service, privacy policy, blog, and even an about us page. Or at least they claim that they do.

Before we look into those, let’s take a brief look at how they say you’ll make money from this site.

The Claims Of Making Money Quickly

KEM claims that you can make $2 dollars for every person who you get to come to their site. How does this work?

KEM will give you a unique referral link. Basically, when you register, they’ll stick your username on the end of their URL, and if you share it, and people click through it, KEM will be able to give you the money for that particular person.

Additionally, KEM claims that you will make $10 dollars if you get someone to sign up through your link. You can see how this would add up quickly. You just need to get 10 people to sign up, and you’ve already made $100 dollars.

But how does KEM make money, so that they can pay you?

They claim that they have advertisers who will pay them, and they in return will pay you. They explain it like so below:

We are an influencer marketing platform. We connect influencers (you)
with top advertisers and brands, such as Target, Epic Games, Amazon,
Apple, and more. We essentially pay you to bring traffic to our site
which will, in turn, build exposure and awareness of these brands.
Basically, advertisers pay us to pay you to bring traffic and awareness
to our site and their products.
Once you invite a friend and they become
a member, they are exposed to our advertisers’ products in our members’
area.

You see, we’ve been in the business for quite a while.
When we first started, we used to pay our influencers $0.10 for every
referral they had. However, since then, our service, advertisers, and
clientele have grown and the value of your referrals have grown.

As our ad revenue and popularity increases, we pay you for the
traffic you bring to our site ($10 for every referral). On top of this,
members get paid by our partners by trying new products and services.

(Source – Bolded words compliments of We Get Scammed For You)

It’s very interesting that they say they have advertisers. Strangely enough, I have yet to find them anywhere. I’ve looked high and low, in the member’s section and else where, and have yet to find an advertising agency.

What’s even more disturbing is that they make the claim that they’ve been in business for ‘quite a while’. Why is this so disturbing?

Whenever you buy a domain, it goes on public record as to when you registered that domain. And, according to public record, it says that Kids Get Money was registered on February 2nd, of 2019, seventeen days from writing this article.

Whois information

Kids Earn Money, as well as Kids Paid Money (domains that redirect to Kids Get Money) were both registered about 2 or so weeks earlier than Kids Get Money.

So when they claim that they’ve been around for quite a while, they must mean something else, since the domain we’re currently looking at has only been up for about 2 and a half weeks.

On top of this, some of the testimonials claim to have been using this site since 2016!

The Testimonial Page

Testimonial page

As you can see from the screenshot above, one of the users claims that they’ve been a member since 2016, and another from 2017.

You can learn a lot from testimonials. They’ll help show all the pros and cons of a certain product or program. Unfortunately, all too often, testimonials will also be faked so that things appear like they’re actually legit.

One could argue that this company has been around for a while, and has just changed their name, to which I would ask what their other name is, since I have yet to find it anywhere.

Not only that, but on the top part of the testimonial page, they have their recent pay outs. To an untrained eye, nothing seems wrong with the pay out section. But when an in depth eye takes a look, well, there seems to be a whole lot of issues.

The Pay Out Section

The Pay Out Section

Nothing seems too out of the ordinary is we just quickly looked at it. But taking an inductive look at it shows something quite revealing.

You’ll notice that there are 4 columns: Date, Username, Amount, Status. If you take a look at the Username column, you noticed that there is a name there being paid out twice!

Of course, this might not be that strange, if it wasn’t that the user is getting paid differently each time. One time their getting paid through Western Union, and then immediately after that, their getting paid through a mailed check. Why on earth would someone get paid one way and then another?

But that’s not all.

When you receive your account after signing up, you’ll find that you’ll get paid everything all at once. There is no way to divide your funds, or say how much you want to pull out. Which means that this is either faked, or that this certain user would have had to have 36+ users sign-up to KEM, so that they could request another pay out.

But there’s even more bad news. Remember I told you that you get paid $2 dollars for a click through your link, and $10 for a sign up? Well, it’s time to do some math…

You see, when you create an account, they give you $25 dollars to start off with. Now, 25 is an odd number. If you add an even number to an odd number, you always get an odd number. So why did this user who is shown twice have a pay out of $300 dollars (which is an even number)?

Of course, one could argue that the minimum threshold for pay out is $150 dollars, so if someone got to that, and paid out, then they would start having a balance equal to an even number (since 0 is an even number, and an even + an even = an even number, and since KEM pays out everything in your balance, or so it seems).

But even is this is true, then how did this person request another payment (the one above it), with an odd number balance? Clearly, something doesn’t seem to be set up quite right.

Now, if you refresh the page, you’ll notice that the list updates to completely new list of people. Or are they new people?

I kept refreshing the page until I found the user again. And low and behold, I found him!

The User again...

This time, the user is requesting a payout through Cash app. Also, they’re requesting nearly $500! That’s over $1000 that this user has supposedly made, just in this day (and I haven’t been refreshing the page very long).

Whatever the case is, this clearly doesn’t seem like something that is as legit as they say. But maybe they’ve just got a faulty testimonial page. Maybe, just maybe, their other pages will be better.

What Do The Other Pages Reveal?

The Privacy Policy and Terms of Service pages don’t reveal much, as they’re written in a pretty standard format, and there doesn’t seem much to say about it.

The About Us page does seem to have peculiar answers. Or rather, it has no answers, which is peculiar in itself.

About Us Page Not Found

Um, okay. I guess there is actually no real page. Maybe because it’s such a new registered site they’ve forgotten to do this. Or maybe they just like their privacy and anonymity.

The blog pages gives us a little more, but still leaves a lot to be desired. They only have 3 articles on their blog, and they’re all published within a four-day period. And the earliest article was published December 30th, 2018.

earliest date of article

What does the blog page show us?

Well, for one thing, they haven’t posted in a long while. The last post was January 2nd, which means that they haven’t updated anything for about a month or so. If you’re going to be a blogger, you want to have content to publish regularly (I should know, since I am one).

For another thing, their first article is in December 30th of 2018. What about those supposed previous years that they claim that they’ve been online? Why don’t they have an even earlier article published back in 2016 or 2017? I don’t know, but it is a valid question that is worth an answer.

What About Social Media Accounts?

KEM claims that they are on social media. They say that they’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and even LinkedIn. They seem to continue to have their facts wrong, as all except Twitter show up as saying there isn’t a user or business by that name.

And even Twitter leaves you with more questions (I sure seem to find a lot of questions to things, don’t I…).

KEM's Twitter Page

Look at that! Some more false claims! I’ve looked, and have yet to see them featured on any of those news sites. Once again, something isn’t adding up here.

And as you’ll notice in the screenshot above, you see that they are in the United Kingdom. If you look on their site, they actually show you their complete address:

KEM's Headquarters

So why, when I do a quick search of it, are three other search results showing that they have claim to that specific address?

Search ResultsIs Kids Earn Money A Scam?

You know, I could go on, and on, talking about this and that, and showing you fact after fact about what I’ve found. And nothing adds up.

I have yet to find anything online, besides for KEM’s site that shows proof of pay outs from KEM. They seem to be lying about their testimonials, how you get paid, and even that they have more than one social media accounts!

They claim to have been around for ‘quite a while’, but I can’t find them anywhere else proving that they’ve been online that long.

Kids Earn Money is clearly scam-looking, if not a complete scam. They, as well as Kids Get Money and Kids Paid Money, are sites that shouldn’t be used to make money, because they won’t pay you. Feel free to go ahead and try, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

This all comes back to get-rich-quick schemes, and how many people will flock them, even when they are scams. That’s why it’s so much better to go with sites that don’t make false claims of making a lot of money in a little amount of time.

UPDATE: As you should have seen several places through out the article, the site actually now redirects to kidsearncash.com – which is essentially the same site/layout (just with different graphics, etc). Switching your domain name again and again doesn’t bode well for a site’s authenticity

(it would be okay for it to be once or twice, but several times [?!] )

A Much Better Alternative Site To Make Money From

I know, I probably crushed everyone’s hopes and dreams by showing KEM for what they really are. But take heart! I have another recommended program that can earn you just as much as KEM and even more, if you put work into it.

Enter Wealthy Affiliate, a site that is dedicated to helping people learn how to make money with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing, in its simple form, is using referral links (called affiliate links), and promoting programs, sites, and products that you enjoy and love.

You usually do this through blogging, but you can do this through podcasting or video marketing, like YouTube. And yes, you can get paid for promoting those things that you like!

Wealthy Affiliate offers a free starter membership, where they’ll give you a free trial to their premium membership, as well as two free websites that you can start blogging on. They help you pick out what you want to promote, as well as help show you how to easily set up your website.

Check out my Wealthy Affiliate review here!

Is MCM Backpacks Outlet Online A Scam? Should I Use That Site?

Is MCM Backpacks Outlet Online A Scam? Should I Use That Site?

Here at We Get Scammed For You, there can be times when we’ll get a request from our Contact Form about a specific product, program, and/or site. And if the site is worthy of a review (meaning we’ve found enough to publish a full-blown article), then we’ll do so.

In this article we’ll be looking at a place that claims you can buy MCM Backpacks for a pretty decent amount. Is MCM BackBacks Outlet Online a scam, or do they really sell legitimate products? Continue reading to find out!


Website: https://www.mcmbackpacksoutletonline.com/

Product: MCM Backpacks Outlet Online (MBOO)

Creator(s): Jack Sparrow(?), Wu Vilin (?)

Description: A site that sells MCM Backpacks, as well as a wide variety of products, all at seemingly discounted prices.

Price: Dependent On What You Buy

Recommended? No

Rating: 1 out of 10


I personally don’t know how much these types of Backpacks go for, so I can’t really comment on what the price is, and whether it compares to a ‘really good deal’. But I can comment on the site’s authenticity, and whether I would personally buy from it.

So without further ado, let’s go take a look at that site!

MBOO’s Site

MBOO's Front Page

As you can see from the screenshot of the front page above, MBOO sells a lot of different products. They sell backpacks, bags, belts, and other accessories.

of course, for those of you who know me, I don’t overly care too much about to top as much as I enjoy taking a look at what the footer, the bottom of the page, shows us.

What can be found at the bottom of the page?

Footer of MBOO

As you may (or may not) be able to tell from the footer, while they do have a Copyright notice, they don’t seem to show which year it is. They do give an email though, which brings even more questions.

On the bottom right-hand side of the site, you’ll find their email address – MCMBackpackOutlet(AT)outlook(DOT)com.

Using an email that isn’t from your own website usually makes your site look a little less legit. And so using an outlook email, instead of one that came from MCMBackPacksOutletOnline, starts to make the site look like a scam.

Now, of course, some people have to do this because they don’t have the money to get their site to use email, as it usually costs money to do so. So let’s not throw MBOO completely under the bus just because of this.

Another thing the bottom part of the page at MBOO shows that they also have a Privacy Policy and About Me Page, which can help us learn more about them.

Does the email reveal anything?

I first sent an email to MBOO’s email address, seeing if I could glean anything from their answer as to whether it was a scam or not.

I asked a pretty legit question – whether I could use PayPal to purchase anything. The quick answer I received left me with even more question:

Email Resonse I recieved

(Note: Those dark blue squiggles are just me trying to continue to learn to draw in a straight line with the very limited tools I use. You definitely have to have fun when trying to cover things up!

As you can see from the screenshot above, it doesn’t look like PayPal is an option. But what’s interesting is who sent it to me, and with what email address.

Jack Sparrow. For those of you who don’t know. Jack Sparrow is the name of the main character in the popular movie series Pirates Of The Caribbean. I mean, I guess that a guy could be called that, but it’s not entirely plausible.

On top of that, Mr. Jack sent me an email from a completely different email than the one found on MBOO’s site! This one came from hotmail (another free email provider), and has the address as CustomerOnlineHelp.

When you search this email address online, you’ll find it linked another site, that is a high risk site, according to ScamAdvisor:Another place the email is found

With this information, MBOO has dropped even further down into the scam section. But, maybe that email address somehow was given to Mr. Sparrow, who is currently using it for MBOO. That could be the reason right?

Well, possibly, though after I received his first email, I told him I worked for a site that looks into scams, and asked if he had any information to prove otherwise. He has yet to respond (probably because he’s compiling a whole list of information, and it’s taking him a long time…)

What does the About Me page reveal?

Welcome to www.mcmbackpacksoutletonline.com Cheap MCM Outlet Sale
Store, we specialist founded to supply all our customers with the latest
fashions mcm bags at the greatest value! Here it is always the best
place for you to find the latest and bestest MCM Backpacks, Bags,
Wallets, Belts, Accessories, iPhone Cases and Clothing at a reasonable
and affordable prices
. We have promised to provide shoppers with an
unprecedented selection of today’s fashions, always changing and always
in style.

These MCM Backpacks, Bags, Wallets, Belts, Accessories, iPhone Cases
and Clothings we are selling all are based on its excellent designs and
bestest quality, 100% satisfactions guaranteed. Even if you are not very
satisfy to these cheap Backpacks, Bags, Wallets, Belts, Accessories,
iPhone Cases or Clothing you had received, we also guarantee to return
your money after you return your ordered items, there is nothing to
worry about shopping, buying and receving.

(Source – Bolded words compliments of We Get Scammed For You)

The above is just the first two paragraphs of the About Me page on MBOO. I’ve bolded certain words to help show something. And that is the lack of grammar and English usage on this page.

  • We specialist founded (Should be we specialists founded, though then again, I’m not entirely sure what they’re trying to say.)
  • bestest (The ‘best-est’ isn’t a word – should be best.)
  • a reasonable and affordable prices (should be price is, and not prices)
  • bestest (They sure like this word. Maybe they mean to something about testing bes?)
  • 100% satisfactions guaranteed (should be satisfaction, and not satisfactions, though I guess if you have a split personality, then the plural form would be acceptable to use)

My guess is that they copied this page from another language, and thus have the rather striking English errors in it. Because of this, their ranking seems to be continually going down in my scam-viewed eyes.

I would also like to add how this page, and many of the others, including the Privacy Policy, don’t seem to have much life too them. What I mean is they almost seem like they’re written in a monotone way, where they’re just spouting jargon and rhetoric. It’s not very engaging personally.

Before we completely write this site off as one not using, let’s look at one more thing, just to make sure we’ve looked at as much as we can.

MBOO’s Social Media Accounts

MBoo seems to have several Social Media accounts. They can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and even Google+.

Each on of them seems to leave a rather strange tale, and gives even more questions about what exactly MBOO is and who is behind it.

MBOO’s Facebook Account – Need To Log In?

Unfortunately, I can’t give much info on this one. I currently don’t have a Facebook account, but Facebook is requiring that I sign in to see the address:

Facebook needs you to log in

Thankfully, the other social media accounts don’t need you to do this, otherwise, I would be making a lot of accounts. (I’m not exactly sure why I can’t see their Facebook account – it’s either MBOO’s settings, or Facebook just doesn’t like me poking around…)

MBOO’s Twitter Page, And Lack Of Posts

MBOO's Twitter page

As you can see from the screenshot above, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of followers, or tweets, from MBOO. And actually, they haven’t tweeted something since April of 2016, almost 3 years ago.

But that isn’t the only weird thing that you can find on their Twitter page.

If you look at the left-hand side, you’ll notice that they have a site called MCMBackpackStore(DOT)com linked to this account!

Usually, you’ll link your website, and not another’s, to your Twitter account. So why are they linking to this other site?

I don’t know why they link to it, but when I went there, I received a message that my ISP (Verizon) couldn’t find it, which probably means that it is no longer a valid website to go to:

Can't find the website

Once again, I’ll give MBOO the ‘benefit of the doubt’, and pretend that this was a minor slip up on their part.

MBOO’s Pinterest! With no pins…

When you go to Pinterest, you don’t really find any pins from MBOO. But you do find a name with the Pinterest account – Wu Vilin.

Wu Vilin's Pinterest Account

Doing a search of the name doesn’t bring much up about the person (is it a male or female, cause I’m not exactly sure…). The only thing that is connected with Vilin is the website, MoschinoOnlineSale.

Once again, we find a certain social media account with a different website attached to it! Clearly, MBOO seems to need some help with their social media presence.

But where does this site take us?

Site Unsecure!!!

Hmm. Welp, I guess I won’t be visiting that site. As you can see from the above screenshot, my browser stopped me from going there, as it doesn’t believe it’s a secure site.

That’s two sites, out of four (one of which I wasn’t able to look at), that have different websites connected to the social media account. Sadly, MBOO’s Google+ account is the same as the others.

MBOO’s Google+ Account

MBOO's Google+ Account

Two things stand out:

  1. Last posts September 1st, 2017
  2. Another. Completely. Different. Website.

Their G+ account doesn’t seem to have been updated for a while, much like their Twitter account. This doesn’t overly bode well for MBOO, as it shows that they haven’t been quite active since that time (about a year or so).

But what’s even more remarkable is that there is a completely different website linked to this account, and it’s not even the same as any of the others that we’ve seen before!

Just where does MCMBackpacksOnSale take us?

Blocked by my internet filter

Okay… Well, as you can see from the above screenshot, the internet filters that I use seemed to not like that site – or actually, it doesn’t like the redirect site.

As you can see above, MCMBackpacksOnSale redirected to Park(dot)Above(dot)com. What that site is exactly, I don’t know, and don’t really care to know.

But what this tells us is that MCMBackpacksOnSale is no longer a working website.

Is MCM Backpacks Outlet Online A Scam?

So where does all of this leave us?

Well, from what we’ve seen above, I personally wouldn’t buy stuff from this site. There seems to be too many red flags going off.

There are grammatical errors on their website, they have customer service by a guy named Jack Sparrow, and their social media accounts have completely different websites on them.

With out-of-date social media accounts, and using free email addresses, as well as a host of other reasons, I would definitely not recommend purchasing from this site.

Unfortunately, I can’t really give you a recommendation on another site that provides as cheap MCM products, as I don’t know much about MCM Backpacks, nor why they seem to be all the rage (I never was into fashion nor the latest craze).

But I know that Amazon does have them, and that they have yet to be called a scam website (well, they haven’t been called a scam site by us.)

Special thanks goes out to Jonathan for sending us this inquiry about this specific website. As always, if you are interested in We Get Scammed For You looking into a certain site, then don’t hesitate to use our Contact Form and let us know about it!

What about you? What are you thoughts on MBOO? Do you think they are a scam, or are they a legit site? Have you dealt with them before? Feel free to give your answer in the comments section below!

How To Spot A Romance Scam – Red Flags That An Email Isn’t As Steamy As It Seems

How To Spot A Romance Scam – Red Flags That An Email Isn’t As Steamy As It Seems

Here at We Get Scammed For You, our inboxes get full of many emails, both good and bad. But quite recently we’ve seem to have an influx of romance scams, and have decided to help educate our readers on how spot one before you go too far, and end up getting scammed.

And what better day to talk about this than on Valentines day! Romance can seem to be all around us, and many times, the scammers are just hoping that you’ll feel lonely, so that you’ll fall for their schemes. But don’t let that happen! Sit back, relax, and learn just how to check whether an email is a romance scam or not!

Spotting A Scam A Mile Away

The very first thing you’ll want to check is who it is from, and to whom it is sent. Many scammers will send emails out from emails that you don’t know. and if you don’t know them, then it’s probably not an email that you should responding to

As you can see from the above email that I received a little while ago, it’s from an email that I don’t specifically know, and from a person that I don’t know either.

Diana? Who’s she? On top of that, the email shows that it’s coming with a .fr extension. That means that the email is from France. And currently I don’t know anyone who is in that country, especially one who is named Diana.

Also, notice who they sent it to. Undisclosed Recipients. What does this mean? Basically, this scammer found a bunch of emails addresses, BCC all of us, so that we couldn’t see each other’s emails, and then hoped that one of us would respond.

If ‘Diana’ did receive a response, then ‘she’ would reply back in turn, and try to scam you.

Extreme Forward-ness In The Email

Another tall-tell sign that an email is a romance scam is if the person comes out and tells you they want to make out with you, before they’ve even met you. Preying on those who want romance in their lives, scammers will go at lengths to write obscene and provocative things, in order to essentially raise your lusts to do what they want you to (like click on a link)

Hello my name is Diana i hope you have a good mood
for our acquaintance with you, if not, then I will try to raise
you his and not only mood. I will tell you not much about myself I am 29 years old
I came here not so long ago and almost no one met.
in general, I still don’t have a guy here with whom I could practice
love without which nights I feel very bad and is no longer tolerable.
I increasingly began to wake up at night from the thought that someone who would not have had me from him.
You know, I myself would have had you now, believe you, you would not forget me for a long time.
I really hope that I will do it with you very soon and in the meantime I will dream
how [Redacted for obscenity and because of potential younger viewers]. please write me what poses to like
to you so that we can try to make each other nice before the meeting
wait for an answer from you. I registered on this dating site [Link redacted] before the meeting
Diana.

As you can see from the above email, this person Diana really wants me to click on a certain link, and meet her on a certain dating site. She tries to entice me by writing a rather poorly worded, but ‘romantically sweet’ email for just that purpose.

Of course, the link is one that has been shortened, so you don’t know where exactly you’re going, if you were to click on the link (which I didn’t). My guess it went to some adult dating site, hoping to get you to join (and pay some fee), and the scammer will receive some commission for doing that.

In any case, if anyone sends you a rather provocative email, and it’s the very first one, then it is clearly going to be a scam. Trust me, typical people don’t start off saying that they’re eager to meet you and want to hop in bed with you.

When looking at the message of a email, you can typically look for three things to see if the email is a scam:

  • Does the email write in a suggestive way (like the above)?
  • Does the email say specifically where you live or who you are?
  • Does the email make sense grammatically?

These three things can help you determine a broad scope of email scams. Many scams will write as broadly as they can, in order to make it sound like they’re talking to you, when clearly they’re not. Looking through the email and seeing what they say is essential to finding a red flag that will show you it’s a scam.

Look at the email above again. You’ll notice that it never speak of a name, nor where I live! Diana just hopes that you’ll get excited, click on a link, and do who-knows-what on the site.

You’ll also notice how poorly written this email is. I will admit, even in my own writing there can be grammatical mistakes, and punctuation errors. But in Diana’s case, it seems like she missed out on those English classes completely!

Many of the sentences don’t quite make sense, nor are they structured quite right. On top of that, the email seem to add extra words at certain places where they should be left out. My guess is that whoever wrote this used a translation tool, like Google Translate, and then just posted it into an email.

So all the above to say, make sure that you carefully read an email, and not get caught up too much in the emotional appeal of it, but rather review it with a very cynical mind, and you’re sure to spot whether it’s a scam or not.

They’re Sending You Images?

If they’re sending you an attachment with the email, then you know immediately that this email just isn’t for you.

Attachments are one of the ways that scammers will get viruses onto your computer. They are able to embed a script into the attachment, whether it’s an image, text file, or something else. If you download the attachment and open it, then the virus will get on your computer, and, well, who knows where it will go from there.

Scammers, especially romance scammers, probably aren’t sending you viruses. But that doesn’t mean you should go look at the image! Unless you know, with 100% certainty, that it doesn’t have a virus, then you probably don’t want to open it.

More than likely, it be an image of some hot babe that the scammer found on the internet. This is all a ploy to get you more enticed in the person who is emailing you, and do what they ask you to do (click on a link, email them back with your info, etc).

Honestly, whenever an email comes into my inbox, and it has an attachment with it, I immediately know that it’s a scam. That’s how big of a red flag an attachment is.

Everybody Wanting Money

Sometimes, what happens, is that you accidentally started emailing the person, and they started emailing you back. And with the various emails that you talked about, they really seem like legit people.

But even then, there are still scam warnings that you can look for, to see that the person you emailing doesn’t truly want what’s best for you.

I regularly reply back to scammers to see what they’ll tell me, how far until they slip up, or even, when they’ll ask me for something in return. And for this one lady, it took about a month before she asked me for some money.

I’ve been emailing Evgeniya for about a month now, and the scammer sure seems to present themselves pretty well. They would write about how they would be going away for a few days, and stop emailing, and then pick it back up. They would continually ask me questions to try to learn more about us (which we deflected with vague answers).

Getting scammed really does have a certain art to it, let me tell you.

In any case, just recently Evgeniya told me that she needed money for her visa so that she could come see us (now, I’ve never really told her where I live, except that I live in a place called Atlantis. Good luck if she makes it there)

As you can from the above screenshot, she seemed pretty desperate. Once again, this scammer is trying to prey on my emotions to send them $300 dollars, so that they can use it for what-ever they want (contrary to what they say in the email).

Of course, I didn’t send any money. But the point is made clearly: If you have been emailing someone, a person that you don’t really know (or only know through online means), and they ask you for something, then it’s time to get out of that relationship. Seriously.

People fall into these types of romance scams year after year, and the scammers make thousands from those scammed. Sending them money would be a fatal mistake.

Why?

Because if the scammer knows that you’ll send money, then they’ll most likely ask for more. Think about it – if this person saw that you sent money, they might then ask for you to send money so that they can buy other traveling expenses, luggage bags, clothes, food, etc.

Whether you’ve been emailing them or not, if they seem to suddenly start asking you for money, then you definitely know if it’s a scam

How To Spot A Romance Scam

Whenever you receive a new email, and are wondering if it’s a new scam, always ask yourself the following for questions, you’ll soon see how legitimate it is:

  1. Do you know who the email is from? Who did they send it to?
  2. What are they writing in the email? Is it provocative and obscene in the very first introductory email?
  3. Are they sending your attachments and images with the email, trying you to open them?
  4. Are they asking you for money, or asking you to go to a certain site?

Answer these four questions will help you find many red flags in a romance scam. They’ll be able to help you from losing a lot of money, from infecting your computer with viruses, and from wasting your time on scams.

Don’t be duped ever again.

I’ve written another article on how to spot an email scam, which I recommend you check out, as I go more into depth on things to look for and things to not do.

Wherever you are in the scamming phase, I hope that you’ll stay safe this Valentines day, and find the romance that you’ve been looking for soon!

Is Cash Flipping A Scam? Or Can You Really Make More Money Than From What You Started With?

Is Cash Flipping A Scam? Or Can You Really Make More Money Than From What You Started With?

Cash flipping

Though I look into scams on a regular basis, I’m always amazed at all the latest scams out there, and how even still, some people will fall into them.

Is cash flipping a scam? It’s definitely not something that I would recommend that anyone take part of. But let’s take a look at what it is exactly before we draw such sharp conclusions!

What Is All The Rage With Flipping?

There have been many popular ‘flipping’ make-money type of ideas out there, and cash flipping tries to piggyback off of those, to find legitimacy.

So what exactly is flipping?

Flipping is a term where you put a small amount in (usually in terms of money), and get a much higher return at the end. You flip from small to big, or from bad to good.

For example, house flipping is where someone will buy a house, a used and beat up house, and sell it for twice the price they bought it for.

They do this by fixing it up, pumping a couple of thousand dollars into the house, and then selling it for a higher price. There have been several TV shows that have come out following people who do this for a living.

Another example of flipping is domain flipping. Domain flipping is where you buy a domain that you think someone will be interested in, and then try to sell it to them for more money than what you bought it for.

And there are quite a few sites that will go for a lot of money. Just recently, California(dot)com sold for a mere $3 million dollars! Most don’t sell for that high, and many times people will actually lose money with domain flipping as it is a highly competitive market.

So what is cash flipping?

Like other type of flipping, cash flipping is where you put in a small amount of money, and your returns will be 10X greater. So if you put in $100 dollars, you should get back $1000 dollars.

You might be thinking, “where do I go to sign up for this?” Before you do so, let me tell you how all this cash flipping usually works.

Typically, someone will tell you to give them a prepaid debit card, with so much money on it, and then they will return to you 10X the amount that you gave them.

Of course, this will always end up with you losing your money, and the scammer laughing their head off because they found someone else that fell for their sinister scheme.

Watching Out For The Cash Flipping SchemeCash flipping schemes

Now-a-days, with it being so easy to spread disinformation, and target people with ads, this cash flipping scheme has been seen more and more. Scammers have been targeting social media specifically, with claims that they’ll give you a better return of your money, if you send them a hundred bucks or so.

And unfortunately, it works.

People will often weigh out the odds, and decide the risk is worth it. If you can give 100 dollars, and make 1000, then why wouldn’t you do it?

Of course, $100 dollars isn’t a lot in our modern society, and so most feel that the risk is minimal. And so, people send that 100 to someone, hoping that they’ll get a good return.

They will soon find out that their money was probably well spent on the scammer them-self, and they’ll see none of it again.

Never Send Money To Someone You Don’t Know

There are always exceptions to certain rules, but a good rule of thumb is to never send money, especially when you can’t guarentee that you’re going to get anything back, to anyone that you don’t know.

If someone tells you that your going to inherit 1 million dollars (like common email scams claim), but all they need is your banking info, your personal information, and a $500 down payment, don’t trust it!

And the same applies for any cash flipping system. If someone claims that you can make a lot more money, if you wire them some money (or in modern cases, give them a pre-paid debit card), stay as far away from those people/sites as possible.

Never Take Testimonials Too Seriously

Testimonials have their place one websites, and are good to help people see a certain thing from the customers viewpoint. faked testimonails

But many times, especially with scam programs, the testimonials are faked. Not only are the words faked, but the screenshots of how much they’ve made are faked as well.

Cash Flipping will many times draw people in because of the visual aids that they have displayed with their system. You see the large piles of money, or the guys bank statement, and want the same results.

But just like I said previously, those images and reviews have all been staged so that you, and others, will buy into the scam, and send them your hard earned money.

Cash Flipping Is A Scam!

Like many get-rich-quick schemes, cash flipping is a scam that will get you no where. Although the claims may say that you’ll make a 100% return investment, you are really going to lose 100% of what you paid.

Cash flipping isn’t something that I would recommend to anyone, even a scammer! (Okay, maybe I would suggest it to a scammer…)

If you do have some cash that you’re willing to spend, then I would recommend that you invest it into something that will help give you more return in life.

If you have over a one grand, I would recommend that you buy a pre-made-website from Human Proof Designs, and use that website to bring you passive income.

Or, how about investing your cash into a memory program, like Phenomenal Memory, where they teach you to memorize 10X faster, and memorize entire books (of which I can attest to personally)?

Or you could use the money to find a program that will teach you how to make money with affiliate marketing (like Wealthy Affiliate), and learn to make recurring commissions from your content for years after.

Whether you choose one of the above, or something else, there are plenty of ways to invest your money, and get a much better return on your investment than cash flipping. Cashing flipping is, and always will be, a scam.

Is Part Time Job Online Legit? Can You Really Make Money From It?

Is Part Time Job Online Legit? Can You Really Make Money From It?

As more and more look for online work, many find rather unusual sites, claiming that you can find work on their website. Unfortunately, there has been a rise of many scam work sites, and which makes many hesitant to use certain ones.

Is Part Time Job Online Legit? Or is it one of those scams that is all talk and no show? Read on to find the answer to what is really behind Part Time Job Online.


Website: http://parttimejob.online/

Product: Part Time Job Online (PTJO)

Creator(s): Unknown

Description: A site that claims that you can make money, in a relatively short amount of time, all by just having people click through your referral link.

Price: Free

Recommended? No

Rating: 1 out of 10

Recommended Alternative Website: Wealthy Affiliate


As you can see from our quick overview above, PTJO (Part Time Job Online) isn’t a website that we would recommend. And it’s not because we don’t like the owners – we don’t even know who they are!

The anonymity does add to the mystery, but isn’t the only strange thing within the website. There is registration forms, grammatical errors, and also pages that should be on the site that can be found no where.

What’s Wrong With PTJO?

Instead of asking what’s wrong, we would ask what’s right! Of course, when you look at any site, you can be taken in with its claims of how much money the owners make, and the screenshots to prove it.

Strangely enough, we don’t see either of these.

All we see is claims that you can make money by working 1 hour a day, and still in pull thousands of dollars a month.

PTJO's Bold Claims

How do you get money from this site? Well they say that they’ll give you a referral link to their website, and if you get someone to click through that link, then they’ll give you $5-$10 dollars.

Of course, this is way too high a commission to pay out to someone who only brings you a unique visitor. This is a rather large red flag, as it were, that something on this site isn’t really right.

Grammatical errors

There are also grammatical errors on the site that need to be addressed. Their very first paragraph is filled with these errors, and can be rather hard to understand.

PTJO's Front Page

Been around since years? Has over thousands members? Most will just write this off as translation error, but grammatical, punctuation, and English errors should be taken seriously when looking at the legitimacy of a website.

On top of this, they claim (even with their broken English) that they’ve been around for years (plural), which means that they need to be around for two or more years.

If this is true, then why is the copyright notice saying that they’ve only been in existence for one year?

Copyright Notice

Now, one may argue that 2018 is equal to one year, and 2019 is equal to another year, and thus that makes two years. So, some may say that PTJO isn’t lying about anything.

But that’s not completely true.

Whenever a site is created, that information is logged into a public file that anyone can view. What this means, is that anyone can find the date of when a particular site is created. And it just so happens that PTJO wasn’t created until the 21st of July, in 2018.

Whois Information

As you can see from the screenshot above, it was registered on 2018-07-21. So PTJO isn’t two years old, nor even one year old. It’s barely 6 months old, as of writing this article.

So clearly, PTJO is lying about how long they’ve been around. And if they’re lying about that, then what else are they lying about?

Where Is The Privacy Policy?

As you continue to look around, you’ll notice that there is no privacy policy on their website. A privacy policy is usually a page that tells people what exactly they are going to do with your data (what they collect from you, etc), and how they’ll keep it ‘private’ and secure.

But with no privacy policy on the site means that they could essentially do anything with your data, and you wouldn’t know. They could give it away, sell it, or even use it for something else they want.

Now of course, it might not overly matter, right? If they’re not really collecting any information from you, then you don’t need to worry, right?

Well, if you create an account, and follow what they say exactly, then you will be giving them quite a lot of information to them.

The Registration Errors And Flaws

Registration process

As you can see from the screen shot above, you’ll notice that they want you to register with 5 different pieces of information:
  1. User Name
  2. Password
  3. Email
  4. Address
  5. Cheque Pay To (Your Name)

Most can understand the first three. You obviously need a username and password to log in, and you need an email address so that they can verify your account.

By why the other two – your home address and your real name?

They ask for these, because (supposedly) they may pay you with a check (or cheque, depending on how you spell it). And if they’re going to do that, they need to make sure they send it to the right person and the right address.

Now here is where things get weird and interesting.

We’ve done a little testing, and noticed that if you fill in the first two forms (the Username and Password), put only one character in the third form (the email address), and leave the last two forms blank (address/real name), the site will register an account for you!

It’s true.

And when you log into your account, there is no where for you to enter your home address or real name. With this type of faulty registration, this site just isn’t worth your time.

But It Says It Pays It’s Members, Doesn’t It?

Last payout to members

When you log into your account, you’ll find a little display saying when the last payment was sent out to a member. In the screenshot above, you’ll notice it was 59 minutes ago.

Below are three screenshots that I did in rapid succession of each other (by refreshing the page), and you’ll notice some rather bizarre behavior take place:

Screenshot 1 - 35 minutes ago

screenshot 2 - 30 minutes agoScreenshot 3 - 60 minutesYou can notice the time of when each screen shot was taken. There is a 30-minute difference between the second screenshot and the third.

What does this mean?

It means that there is some script in the background that grabs a random number and adds it there whenever someone logs into their accounts. They do this, so that it looks like the times are different every time you log in (which they are), and thus, you think people are getting paid.

Is Part Time Job Online A Scam?

Believe it or not, but we’ve actually written for a while on sites just like PTJO, and have found around 40 sites that are exactly like PTJO, they just have a different URL.

It was on some of these sites that we tried to make money with the site, to see if they would pay out. Even after we generated over $600 dollars worth of money for ourselves, we found that they wouldn’t pay us.

They claim that you have to fill out a payout form. In order to get to that form, you need to fill out a survey. After we did that (with much hassle and pain), we came to a page that claimed there was no pay out form!

No Payout Form

So yes, PTJO, and sites like it, are a scam, and shouldn’t be trusted. They are around just to deceive people, and get them to give them their information (and fill out surveys). So PTJO is a scam, and one that we wouldn’t recommend.

But if you’re looking for ways to make money, feel free to take a look at our review of Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money with affiliate marketing, which is basically just promoting a product that you enjoy and love.

They’ve got a free membership that you can start out for – completely free! We use their program on a daily basis and love helping those who join, as they become more successful with affiliate marketing.

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How Can I Earn Money With Blogging? 4 Fast Tips For Converting More Sales Online!

How Can I Earn Money With Blogging? 4 Fast Tips For Converting More Sales Online!

Earning Money

Now-a-days, it’s very common for you to see people who write about their life, post pictures of what’s going on, and even make a video blog (called vlogging) about their successes and achievements.

But what isn’t as common is making money with those blogs, and making sure that you do it right. We’ve written before about different ways you can make money with a blog. If you’re interested in specific ways, make sure you check out the article.

But in this article, we’ll be specifically looking at tips for converting your traffic into sales on your site. You may be asking, “How can I make money with blogging and all the traffic I’m getting”? If that is you, then continue reading to maximize your conversions.

1. Finding Your Specific Niche

The very first thing you want to do, to maximize your sales for your blog is by making sure that you’re blogging about one specific topic.

You’ll find a lot of blogs out there, and they seem to be all over the place. One day they’re writing about their favorite snack bar candies, and then the next day they’re writing about their favorite Football team.

While these blogs are great if you’re a celebrity who has a lot of followers, this won’t work for the normal, every-day person.

You want those who come to your site to spend as much time as they can on your site – not to go to other people’s blogs, but to stay on yours. And so because of that, you want to write about one topic (or niche), so that people will continue reading your blog posts.

For example, if you blog about men’s swimwear, and have a blog post about popular Speedo’s, another blog post about men’s swimming trunks, and another that discuss the pros and cons of Speedo’s vs swimming trunks, you can easily link those articles together.

When you link them together, your visitors will be able to naturally click through each link, and read more. On top of that, because your visitors came for the men’s swimwear, they’ll most likely stay if they can find more posts on that same specific topic.

So make sure that you’re writing for a very specific niche. That way you can keep people on your site longer, engaging them with potential things to buy, and thus have a higher conversion rate at the end!

2. Writing For Your Audience

audience

If you want people to purchase things through you (or have them make money for you), then you don’t want to sound what I would term, “sales pushy”.

What I mean is, make sure that your central focus for writing this blog is so that you can help people out with whatever your specific niche is.

For example, I don’t get scammed all the time because I make a lot of money – I do it so that I can help those who are continually getting scammed, and helping them find out how to tell what is a scam and what’s not.

Of course, at the end of the day I need to make money, but when I write content and engage with my audience, I make sure to try to do it in a way that it doesn’t come out like I’m constantly telling them to buy some new product.

Also, it’s a good idea to have a vision of what your ‘target’ audience is. Are they Millennials? Or an older generation? Having a vision of who you’re writing for is a great way to help get your points across in your posts, as well as help get people to do what you want them to do (whether it’s a certain action step, or purchasing a product).

If I have a blog on where I write about the latest technology, I’m going to write quite differently for the many different generations out there. If I write for those who are 60+ years of age, I’ll most likely ‘dumb down’ the jargon that I could use for other younger generations.

So another great way to get people to trust you (and thus buy your products) is to not be so pushy with any sales/action steps, but try to write in such a way, so as to engage with the specific generation that you are trying to bring to your site.

3. Building A Contact ListContact List

If you don’t want to constantly be promoting your blog, so that you continually get organic traffic to your site, then it’s best to start building a contact list. Most people do this in the form of an email list.

Email lists are great ways to engage your audience and continue to bring more conversions to your blog. The process is very simple.

You build an email list, and periodically email them about an article that you wrote recently (or one that you wrote a long while ago). If you write a review post about a certain product, you can easily send it out to a large number of people via your email list.

If you email out to your contact list about a review about a set of kitchen knives, and see that it converts a lot of sales, in the next email send them a review about kitchen utensils, or cutting boards, and you’re sure to convert a few more sales.

With an email list, you don’t have to wait for people to find you blog organically, and then wait to see if they’ll do what you ask them to do. All you need to do is just email your list that you have a new post, and many will check it out and decided within a few days, if not a few hours.

Generally, it’s been said that you should wait until you have about 100 visitors into your site daily before you start building your email list. But it really doesn’t matter. You can start as soon as you can!

How best to get people to subscribe to your blog?

One of the best ways is to offer something in exchange for their email. Take some of your old articles, bundle them up into a simple PDF or e-book, and give it away ‘free’ on your site.

In the end, it’s a win-win situation. The visitor is giving you their email (which is what you want), and you’re giving the visitor something of value basically for free (which is what they want).

So, all in all, make sure you start building out a contact list at some point. It will be extremely instrumental to converting sales later on down the road.

4. Find The Converting Stage And Target It

If you’re making money by promoting products on your site, oftentimes you write some review posts. What I mean is an article that is called something like “The [product_name] Review – is it worth it?”.

People who are close to purchasing a product are usually the ones who are looking up review posts. So writing those types of posts are essential to maximizing conversions.

Now, that doesn’t mean that every single one of them should be a review post. You do need other content on your blog Converting Stage

besides those. But if you truly want to convert your traffic, then write a few review posts every now and then, so that you can convert that much faster.

If you interested in the life cycle of a purchasing customer, then I highly recommend that you check out this article. In it, the author goes through the difference cycles that people go through as they decide whether to purchase something.

In it you will also learn of several other ‘action steps’ you can take to continue to maximize your conversions. It goes much deeper into the emotional side of articles, and how to target people much better.

If you can find the converting stage of your customers, you can also try to use ads to help bring in even more conversions. Of course, ad campaigns can be a challenge at times. But at the end of the day, if they work, it’s easy to scale them.

Targeting a group of people with ads, like Facebook Ads, has been known to bring more conversions to people’s sites – even when you have to pay for the ad.

On the flip side, this way of maximizing your conversions can turn out to be a disaster. Many have misjudged their target audience, and converting stage, and been left with a large bill, and little to no conversions.

It may take a few tries before you find the right target. But who knows? You may be one of those lucky ones who gets it on the first try!

To summarize, make sure you target your audience in the best converting stage they are in. Make sure to write review articles, try some ads, and you’ll be able to maximize your conversions even further.

Finding Help With Earning Money

There is many tutorials and courses out there with people who claim they can help you with earning more from your blog. And most of them probably can help you in some way or other.

But the one I most recommend and would choose above the rest is Wealthy Affiliate. Specifically, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to make money with affiliate marketing.

But Wealthy Affiliate is much more than that. Inside, there are thousands of fellow people who are earning from blogging. In Wealthy Affiliate, you can find training and tutorials that will help you convert your sales and maximize your results even more.

Check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate today!