Our site is of course not a scam, but we thought it would be fun to take an in depth look into our site, and see how much it compares to our standards.
Is We Get Scammed For You a legit site? Or are we just trying to scam people out of their money by getting scammed for other people? Guess you’ll just need to keep reading to find out!
Product: We Get Scammed For You (WGSFY)
Creator(s): Andy Calvin, and his fellow team members
Description:A site that is dedicated to helping people not get scammed – as the motto states, we get scammed for you, so that you don’t have to.
Recommended? Of course! (It would be pretty strange if we didn’t recommend our own site.)
Rating: 10 out of 10 (I mean, we would rate it higher, but that might show some bias….)
WGSFY (We Get Scammed For You) was started by a guy named Andy Calvin (that’s me!). According to the website, he started this site because he wanted “to help people not get into the same situations that [he’s] been put into. More specifically, [he doesn’t] want others to get scammed.”
That’s great in theory, but does it really prove anything? Not really. Unless, of course, you know the person personally (I’ll tell you, getting stuck with him can be a pretty arduous ordeal at times).
Let’s take a look at the man behind this website, and see what we really can uncover.
Who Is This Andy Calvin?
I’ll tell you, from the inside scoop I have, they actually have to take nearly a dozen photos, just to get the image they currently have on the website. Personally, it doesn’t really look that great. But, hey, I’m not the photographer, so I just (try to) smile and say it looks great.
Anyway, there doesn’t seem to be much about Andy Calvin online. Doing a quick image search with this image didn’t reveal anything substantial. But with a few targeted searches, I did find myself several other places.
As you can see from the above image, it appears that I am on Quora. Quora is a popular place where one can can ask questions, and others can answer them.
Going to Quora, I found that I’ve been on the site for a few months, helping answer people’s questions.
Same picture too (it looks like I’m tired or something). It also appears that I’m pretty active on Quora as well, since the last answer I gave seemed to be two days since writing this.
It took a little more digging (okay, not really, but bear with me), but I was also able to find myself on Twitter. And that led to some surprising questions:
You’ll notice above that WGSFY has posted over 25 tweets, but doesn’t have any followers (!?). Looking at that, makes WGSFY appear to be more scam-looking (I know, I look scammy, don’t I?) Adding that to a mental note (in order to ask myself that later on), I noted that it appears that WGSFY also has a YouTube channel as well:
On YouTube (as we saw also on Twitter), it appears that WGSFY does post regularly and frequently, which is a good sign that they are at least active.
Additionally, they do have a few more subscribers on YouTube than Twitter, but even still, four is pretty low.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that I was able to dig up upon myself from these social media accounts. I mean, I could start waxing poetically on how I interesting I was, but I doubt that’s what you want to hear. (His face is handsome, regal, majestic, lovable… a cuddly face).
So I guess I’ll just need to take a look at WGSFY and see if I can dig up anything else on, well, myself!
What Does The Site Reveal?
WGSFY seems to have written extensively about getting scammed. It seems to have several articles on how to not get scammed from emails and how to make sure something is legit.
The site does seem to expose a broad number of scam sites. Sites range from ones that sell shoes to products that claim you can get viral traffic from YouTube.
The site seems to deal primarily with sites that make money, and also promotes heavily a website called Wealthy Affiliate. Taking a quick look at it, I came to find, once again, myself!
Doing another quick search on Wealthy Affiliate, I came to find that I’ve been on the site for a year or so now.
Hmm, a genius who’s behind the times. That sounds like me…
Going back to the WGSFY website, I continued to search for any clue that would help lead me to the man who was behind the website. (I guess I’m looking for a way to find myself. Most people align that with something similar to a spiritual experience. I doubt looking within myself will help here.)
What I was able to find was only some contact form, where I could contact them, and ask questions. And so I did!
My Contact Experience
I sent myself a note, with a couple of questions, to see if he (or I, in this case) would answer them. I’ve found that many scammers won’t usually answer questions about themselves or their sites.
(Interestingly enough, it is at this moment that I find out that my email isn’t currently working. Grr. Thankfully, it was an easy fix, and nothing was lost.)
I had to wait for a while to get a response, because, well, let’s just say that the guy behind the website had to get support to fix his email, as well as reply. But that’s pretty typical when I’m dealing with myself.
I don’t mind answering your questions.
Is your name really Andy Calvin?
Yes and no. It is my first and middle name. My team and I were actually collaborating on who should be the face, and what name we should go by, and so we decided to go with my face, and my name.
The reason I don’t add my last name/go by Andy Calvin is because I deal with scams and scammers. There have been many instances where scammers try to get back at those exposing scams, and so I try to protect my identity as much as I can. Our team realizes that this makes us less legit looking, but, well, I guess you can’t please everyone.
Why don’t you have a lot of followers on social media (you don’t have any on Twitter…)?
Yeah, I don’t know that reason personally. I have a team-member (my brother) who deals primarily with those things. I think it’s just more a matter of getting our name out there, and having people get to know us. We’ve only been around for a few months, so I don’t expect a lot of followers yet.
Also, we just got on Twitter a week or two ago (I think). So I’m not really surprised that we don’t have any followers. Plus, we’re still trying to get the hang of social media (I know, I know, us youngsters having to get the hang of social media…)
Do you have an email subscription that I can subscribe to, so that I can get daily deals?
We don’t usually do daily deals (I’m not exactly sure why you, or then again, I wrote that…). I actually have been wanting to get subscriber’s list going, but have been extremely busy. The screenshot below is one example of my busy-ness (all those emails are from people who want me to check out certain websites for them…)
So as of right now, we don’t have one, but stay tuned, as we’ll hopefully integrate that into our website soon.
If you could prove yourself in one way only, how would you prove to everyone that you’re not a scam?
Good question. I think I would prove myself by my website. I’m not currently selling anything – in fact, I take a look at websites for free! So, I would turn the question around and ask, how would I be scamming anyone?
Hope I answered your questions good enough. Note, as you well know, there will be an article out soon about whether We Get Scammed is really a scam!
Andy, owner of We Get Scammed For You
(As you can see, I forgot to proof-read that last sentence… It should be We Get Scammed For You. Oh well. No one is perfect).
That’s definitely a lot of websites that I, er, Andy takes a look at. I can sort of see why he is busy.
The email I received does have a rather good point. WGSFY (as of writing this article) doesn’t really have anything they are selling. Yeah, they are promoting certain programs, but if they were going to promote scams, people would find out about it soon enough.
Is We Get Scammed For You A Scam?
Well, according to us, and according to what I was able to find, I would call this site a legit one. I seemed to reply to my email fairly quickly, and the site is actively on social media (though we still have yet to get more followers).
Additionally, WGSFY isn’t selling anything, so even if we were a scam, we’re doing a rather poor job at it.
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