the google work at home starter kit

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the google work at home starter kit chargers 3/20/09 4:22 PM
I almost fell for it until I read two people's background stories. They had the same story. Both worked for a pipe manufacturing place and before that they were working for a mortgage lender, also had the same picture of their google check. So it has to be a scam. By the way, forget contacting google there is no customer service email to ask them if this is a scam.
Re: the google work at home starter kit maxbill 3/23/09 2:21 AM
Do you have any more information on this scam? any links leading to the story? I can do a post on this if you want.
Re: the google work at home starter kit chargers 3/24/09 5:52 AM
just punch up google starter kit in google
Re: the google work at home starter kit maxbill 3/24/09 6:57 AM
Hi Charger
Yeh i came across a few links that weren't very frothcoming, the links were from Australian users saying how they got ripped off. Couldn't find anything else about the actual culprit though!
Re: the google work at home starter kit maxbill 3/24/09 7:04 AM
This link http://www.marketinghub.info/google-home-business-kit-free-trial/?t202id=248&t202kw=google%20kit really dosen't help a lot.
I think for total newbies it is no hoper, there's no obvious information about the product. The landing page is nice and shiny, but i guess people will
allways get sucked into this type of scam. I wouldn't touch it with a barge poll!

Address

4240 West Flamingo Rd. Suite #201, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Re: the google work at home starter kit ldm4 3/24/09 12:38 PM
I did a WHOIS for the url www.work-home-google.com, which is the main site, this is what I found...(it seems pretty bogus)...


Domain Name.......... work-home-google.com
Creation Date........ 2008-11-26
Registration Date.... 2008-11-26
Expiry Date.......... 2009-11-26
Organisation Name.... You wish you knew
Organisation Address. 12334 vista serrento
Organisation Address. 
Organisation Address. san sorreno
Organisation Address. 22222
Organisation Address. WI
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... You wish you knew
Admin Address........ 12334 vista serrento
Admin Address........ 
Admin Address........ san sorreno
Admin Address........ 22222
Admin Address........ WI
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email.......... youwish...@yahoo.com
Admin Phone.......... +1.5559999999
Admin Fax............ 

Tech Name............ YahooDomains TechContact
Tech Address......... 701 First Ave.
Tech Address......... 
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94089
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... UNITED STATES
Tech Email........... domai...@yahoo-inc.com
Tech Phone........... +1.6198813096
Tech Fax............. 
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com
Re: the google work at home starter kit chargers 3/24/09 1:13 PM
This info really should be on Google's home page to alert people from being scammed. But there are 5,000 dept.'s  to go through to alert them.
Re: the google work at home starter kit maxbill 3/24/09 2:33 PM

Wow! The mind boggles, Google is such a pain when it comes to proper support> It seems to be their whole ethos, relying on people to interact and do the hard work for them. Your right about Google taking more responsibility, I guess they are more concerned about making profit than giving up valuable real estate to warn people.

Thanks for your input

Re: the google work at home starter kit Ic3M4n 27 4/1/09 11:55 AM
here are more of those google scam sites
 
 
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit Zephyr199 4/1/09 12:40 PM
That kevin blog... go and listen to his little story right?
http://www.kevinlifeblog.com/nopop.php?sub=vccpa

There is another site with a girl names maria or something with the same story.. Just change the kids.. hell even the comments posted are the same.

Bad scam is bad

Re: the google work at home starter kit toadtester 4/3/09 3:08 AM
when you go to sign up, read a small print on their site. It is $1.95 to go in, but after 7 days they automatically charge you $70+ per month. The $70+ is not mentioned anywhere in the main ad, so they would catch anybody who is not reading small print. Only way to cancel subscription is through postal mail address, so they can claim that letter was delayed etc.
Re: the google work at home starter kit lushking 4/3/09 7:29 AM
I wondered about this too. Made to sound very user friendly and immediate so less incentive to dig deeper. Various sites found when doing a search of kevinlifeblog turns up no site for kevinlifeblog.com.  But there are various other sites which look to verify it, including a virtual stock site which shows stock in the company going from 0$ per share two weeks ago, to over $1900 per share, today Apr 3. So it draws you in and gets you excited. But having now found this page I too believe it's a scam. The hidden $70/month fee mentioned elsewhere in these replies is a definite red flag. Bottom line: don't do it. You'll be sorry.  
Re: the google work at home starter kit revelationsgifts 4/3/09 12:15 PM
I was almost sucked into this also...and like Charger and Zephyr199 mentioned above the stories and check pics are the same on the pages they just change the names (that's what caught my attention)..I emailed and left comments on the two websites I found and they never did reply, when I checked the website to see if they replied to my comments (regarding the monthly fee) they had deleted it.  That certainly set up the red flags....it's a scam.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Brummell76 4/3/09 5:45 PM
 
Its not a scam. Just a few hidden extra fee's. There is a 1 (888) number that is below in text after it reads in small all the big hidden fee's.  I called. The work from home google part? I cant say. This has Google all over.
Re: the google work at home starter kit toadtester 4/4/09 9:55 AM
 
Two different web sites, but check number and date are the same.
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit toadtester 4/4/09 10:15 AM
if cheque is the same in two different sites, one can safely assume that all the used photos are fakes, i.e. they are not showing either Kevin nor Scott.
Re: the google work at home starter kit dixiejharvey 4/12/09 10:49 AM
Are you all saying there is no work at home programs for google and they are all scams???? If not which arent???
Re: the google work at home starter kit scariot 4/27/09 11:27 AM
The Google ads are WITHOUT A DOUBT SCAMS!! Read the fine print one of them says"I DON'T WORK FOR GOOGLE NOR ARE THEY AFFILIATED WITH ME" yet they show a check from Google? This is a Classic MLM or Ponzi type scam. I didn't pay but I figure it works like this , you post the same links to buy the program like everyone else and you get paid from the JACK on your credit card every month, like all the postings say its the same ad and same check.But remeber they pay for these links on espn and such so much per click from .25-2.00 so I figure to click a hundred plus per day everyone should do it so they feel like they are getting scamed...
Re: the google work at home starter kit COSResident 6/3/09 2:50 PM
Here is where I almost fell for this also:

Jobs: Is Working Online At Home The Next Gold Rush?

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Sarah Palin

Many sites showcase people making as much as $300 a day working online from home on their computer.

By Scott C. Baker
Published: 6/3/2009
Office Location: Phoenix, AZ

Are online jobs the next big thing? For Mary Steadman it sure is. Mary, a mother from Phoenix, AZ is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession working in the comfort of her own home.

From her website: "I get paid about $25 for every link I post on Google and I get paid every week... I make around $5500 a month right now"

Mary's story is a very familiar one in these tough times. She lost her job as an account rep for a manufacturing company and a few days later her husband also was laid off from his job as part of cutbacks due to the bad economy.

"We knew we had to do something, so we put our heads together and started trying online job opporuntities." Mary and her husband Kevin wound up getting caught up in a few get rich quick business opportunities that were nothing more than pyramid schemes before finding something that really worked.

"I realized the best thing to do is instead of hoping that a company that you are looking at is going last, why not go with a big, reputable company. After looking at several different companies, I picked the safest bet... Google!"

Online giant Google is a publicly traded company and is worth an estimated $100 Billion (with a b). The company has pioneered online search and has changed the way we use the internet.

In a matter of weeks Mary and David had a steady stream of income coming in via checks that were delivered to their home. They happened upon a system called " Google Starter Kit" that taught them how to make money posting links online.

Google Starter Kit is a free course that can teach anyone, regardless of computer skill level to start making money online. It's available for free at Google Starter Kit.

"We were doing pretty good and then we discovered the real trick to making money. We combined " Google Starter Kit " with another free course called "Google Speedy Cash " that's where we really learned the extra tricks so instead of making a couple of hundred bucks here and there we started maximizing the amount we made."

For those of you that have seen the 'scammy' sites on the internet that promise you can make millions of dollars online Mary warns that this is not the promise being made here and that most of those sites are false representations of earnings you can make.

"We never tell anyone they'll make millions of dollars, in fact I think this is the ONLY online system that says you probably WON'T get rich overnight, but you can generate a legitimate income from home like I do that replaced my full time job."

Getting started is simple. Following these simple steps below is all you need to do to get started.

Step 1: Get Google Starter Kit

Step 2: Also get Google Speedy Cash . This is key. I think you pay $1.95 for shipping or something. to post. Start posting those links. Google tracks everything.

Step 3: Follow the directions on Easy Google Starter Kit that basically shows you how to and set up a Google account. You need them both. Then they will give you the website links to post. Start posting those links. Google tracks everything.

Associated Links:
Google Starter Kit
official site

Google Speedy Cash official site

http://theusadailynews.com/?t202id=11381&t202kw=

Re: the google work at home starter kit divagirl 6/4/09 8:05 AM
Went thro the same above website and was almost about to be scammed. Was wondering what is the job to get paid? Finally found out that it is a scam and saved myself. Thanks for opening my eyes.
Re: the google work at home starter kit holacomoestas 6/8/09 6:19 AM
hi all, thanks so much for your info,Im a nebee on this stuff, I am real scared now I actually fell right in after I read that article, I cant beleive a newspaper would post an article about a scam. I also cant believe Google itself wont have warnings baout these thing on their sites I think they are part of by not informing the public they are promoting it indirectly!!

So I went and clicked on the links and gave my credit cards, 3 of them cause they were all declined even thought they are not! I could not understand why would they show "declined"... so now I dont know if they stole my personal info, or if just by being in Europe they would not go through and thus I am saved... I hope this is the case. does anyone out there know what could have happened? or does anyone who actually fell for it and got charged their credit cards can tell me if they got confirmation of signing up once they did it?

Please help...
thanks.
Re: the google work at home starter kit glennthepower 6/8/09 2:15 PM
It looks like they're now calling it Google Money Master.  All of the above comments/experiences sound extremely familiar having just nearly signed up for it.....but yes it did sound too good to be true but it did sound like and look like a google product.  Until I did a search - initially all very positive about it but dig deeper and you find the real stories.  I followed a link from facebook:-  https://www.6ftoverhead.com/ODU5N3wyMjYzfDMxNTk2Mnx2Mg==/bqe1n4b9/g  so clearly not a google URL.  I'm delighted to say that I didn't sign up, although very nearly did. 
Re: the google work at home starter kit noraloveira 6/11/09 1:33 PM
Are sending me an email to work with google from home, I want to know if this page is not fraudulent
 
 
Me estan enviando un e-mail de trabajo para google desde casa aqui les pego el link, Quiero saber si esta pagina NO es fraudulenta.
 
 
thanks
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit noraloveira 6/11/09 1:35 PM
are sending me an email to work with google from home, I want to know if this page is not fraudulent
 
 
Help please
Re: the google work at home starter kit iluvlatinas 6/11/09 10:15 PM
I started filling out the info, but decided to search further. So tired of scams!  Well turns out it does have most of the warning signs of scam.  The fake blogs have ads that mimic adsense ads and they all go to the same place.  Whois is all cloaked no matter what site you check out. Nothing wrong with cloaking because it helps with twitter if you use several accounts, but not every site is going to know how to do that.
So save your money. Build a site with something that people will buy.  Then send traffic to it.  I sell twitter management and following software.  Twitter hates it but tough.  I started making money selling 2 good products the day after I started. And the twitter traffic is free.  I have not ben successful at all with adsense or adwords. The cost of adwords for significant traffic is just too cost-prohibitive for me to make real profit.

Hope this helps
ilu...@roadrunner.com if you have any questions
Re: the google work at home starter kit micstar 6/20/09 11:28 AM
well, here's another one - Mitch Jackson - that we can add to the list
 
 
Only wish I read this before spending the $1.95 for info. Been on hold with the 24/7 support toll free number listed to cancel now for over 1/2 an hour and still no answer.
 
I was looking for a way of supplementing my own legitimate work from home business during the ebb and tide. It's not only unfortunate that these people are taking advantage of people looking to make some extra income during the economic difficulties but also for the legimate work from home programs to get thru to people, most are skeptical. What has our work ethic come to...greed? Shame on them, how do they sleep at night? 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit micstar 6/20/09 11:33 AM
omg, just got thru to someone at the toll free nbr and they offered me a free vacation!!!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit NativeSonKY 6/22/09 7:58 AM
Well, the same "Mary Steadman" as listed above as being from Arizona, was also the exact same name and story, except she was located in Lexington KY, which just happens to be a city VERY close to my Zip Code   :-(   Fortunately I DID look all the way down at the bottom of the page and read the small print that said "This site is in no way affiliated with Google.com" and that's when I stopped. I feel sorry for the people who get scammed like this, at a time when NONE of us can afford it. I have been on unemployment from the Printing Industry for almost 9 months, and sure could have used the income. I'd love to get off the "Government Tit" and was hoping this was the ticket. Fortunately I'm going back to school in August (at age 50!) to learn Medical Transcription and Coding - maybe that occupation will last until I type my last keystroke...I hope!

Good Luck All & Sorry to those who got scammed. Your state Attorney General office would be the next folks to call, after you get that vacation!!

John in Kentucky

P.S. Don't you hate the way they can even track WHERE you are from and "custom make-up" a story for you to suck you in more? The Steadmans weren't even in the phone book LOL!!
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Re: the google work at home starter kit cascritic 6/28/09 10:02 PM
yes it is a scam
Re: the google work at home starter kit rola1280 7/10/09 6:43 AM
It is a huge scam, and to tell you the truth very well thought.  I just received this link from my sister
it looks just like an article from a newspaper, but I am a web designer and just right away I could tell it was a scam.  These are signs that you need to look at before going clicking and giving your credit card to some site because you think its a legit article from a known newspaper ( this newspaper the new york tribune did exist that is why it might sound familiar but it was closed on 1967)
1.  Check the main domain - for example www.the-newyork-tribune.com before the / that would be the index page of the site where you would get all the headlines of this "newspaper" what you get? you get the same scam page
2.  There is no navigation - if this is a legit newspaper how do I see other finance articles
3 it doesnt matter where I click if I click on the pictures it would always send me to the - google kit store page
4. The funniest think is that the post is "closed" due to spam posts
 
Be careful, you can make money using adsense from google, however that is posting on your site as  a webmaster.  I am a webmaster and we dont pay google to add adds on our pages, we need to do it ourselves, I am not sure if big companies would pay for it, but why google would pay random people to just post adds somewhere.  There is NEVER easy money, if this was the case all of us would be millionaires by now
Re: the google work at home starter kit Araaon 7/10/09 1:10 PM
Well guys here is yet another. I am quite tht through when looking through things like this and was one click away from ruining a great friendship as we were going to do it together. This scam page was worked quite well, they even have a reply board up with people saying how well they are doing with someone pointing to their computer screen, logged into a google site showing their "earnings".
 
 
Looking back Here is the best way to figure out the google scams,
 
apply for a job working from home for Google here are the three steps:

Step 1: Get the Google Work From Home Kit, only pay the $2.95 for shipping. (The shipping cost allows Google to screen for serious people).

Step 2: Follow the directions on your package and set up a Google account. Then they will give you the website links to post. Start posting those links. Google tracks everything.

Step 3: Google will send out your checks weekly. Or you can start to have them wire directly into your checking account. (Your first checks will be about $750 to $1,500 a week. Then it goes up from there. Depends on how many links you posted online.)

 

Now when you click the link to create the Google account, you DO NOT go to a Google page, you go to the scammers page! hmmmm could be bad!

Re: the google work at home starter kit Araaon 7/10/09 1:13 PM
P.S. yes there are typos in my post, but i am quite gramaticaly correct. So are your Journalists and news papers, they have to be. Look for their errors ;-)
Re: the google work at home starter kit DennisJS 7/13/09 7:32 AM
This is a total SCAM. Make sure you click on and read the terms of service before you give them your credit card number, after 6 days they are going to charge your card $89 and then $49 a month there after so buyer beware. The only way to make any money is to get some other sap to give you their card number.
Re: the google work at home starter kit maurii 7/15/09 6:39 PM
wow,.....
 
now Im really worried.... I gave them my credit card number.... How can I stop them from getting all that other money...
 
shit...  I hate this scams
 
help help
Re: the google work at home starter kit zathrus 7/17/09 3:23 PM
Could google PLEASE sue anybody who posts this crap on their website?  particularly "the new york tribune"?
http://the-newyork-tribune.com/finance/google-now-hiring-in-canada.html

I'm disgusted
Article links to https://secure3.profitcenterlearning.com/gord/?offer=go_13_hg&hg=61468&id1=[=SUBID=]&id2=[OPTINFO]&session-id=038f3a9beec8ce623756746aa386d40e which should be mailed a cease and desist letter as well.

Sadly I think a lot more people are going to be fooled by this one before it's over.  Especially in the current more desperate economic climate.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Mar08 7/19/09 3:42 PM
Know I thought that I was a pretty savy internet user and consider myself to be a very cautious when it come to surfing the net but this one...really got me! And not only that I think I clicked on the newspaper link I think even AFTER I scrolled down to the end of the page and so the not affiliated with Google disclaimer!! I need to stay on top of things!! But I was fortunate enough not to enter my credit card info.
 
Now, I know that times are rough and we are looking for some what of an easy solution but the bottom line is that no matter what you do it requires WORK! My pastor calls says to some people this is a 4-letter curse word! But anyway, I am just like you all trying to find a way to make money and work from home and I have been a part of MANY, MANY networking marketing companies and I have to admit that I am attracted to them!! I am ok with that though! Because really at the end of the day its about finding the one that works. So if you are interested and I mean no disrespect by posting this here, visit www.opportunitylanes.com. This is a very safe site. Its a really cheap MLM that business owners like myself can use on their own websites as well as being able to use it on facebook and myspace and bebo. Its a really great tool and its cheap!! Once you join I'll reach out to you and we can chat.
Re: the google work at home starter kit gabrielsetis 7/20/09 8:15 AM
Yeh, mine came from a news website, it had "as seen on tv", about 2000 posters with different names, and the city was tulsa oklahoma instead of phoenix.

MAN you have to admit, they are getting smarter with scams. --- posing as News Websites, saying they went on TV?? The site looked legit too!  Oh yeh, same Mary too, $5500, lost her job, manufacturer, blah blah blah.
Re: the google work at home starter kit gabrielsetis 7/20/09 8:18 AM
Oh yeh if you read the fine print in their little payment terms box below the sign up (don't click instant access or sign up, unless you want to get scammed), they charge $77, 7 days later if you don't cancel.
Re: the google work at home starter kit freedomlass 7/20/09 9:00 AM
I really wish I had seen this before as I am one of those that has been scammed, I did this about a month ago thinking the minimal charge for the info was all I would get as I never got any sort of confirmation and never took it further, it was only today when I got my credit card statement that I found out, I even spoke to them on the phone via the c/c company I now feel so stupid for having falling for it as I am usually so careful, they did tell me that I would get a partial refund on the latest payment but not the first as it was more than 30 days ago, but only just.  If Google themselves are aware of this then they should be able to help as it is abusing their name, as for me I wouldn't trust anything associated with Google not even Google themselves.
Re: the google work at home starter kit cschultheis7 7/21/09 7:57 AM
This is definitely a scam. I signed up for the "free" google starter kit, for $1.97 shipping and never received anything, plus they didn't even charge my credit card with the 1.97. But a few months later we noticed all these weird charges on our credit card from Grant Masters, Grant Finders, EAuctionlab, and Product Resources that totaled up to about $200 a month. They all had 800 numbers behind them and when I started calling, you can cancel the accounts, but they wouldn't refund your money cause its "out of range". Evidentally there is a 7 day return on these products, which they never send you. I am trying like heck to find a way to get these refunded. I think my credit card company will do it, but the only thing right now is to cancel the credit card immediately and get a new one.
I would really appreciate any information on this or how to go after these people. The charge that was on my card today was refunded, but the credit card company said it was from Egypt.
I am currently unemployed, and it really sucks that they go after us. My husband thought it would be a great opportunity for me to work from home, since I can't find information technology work around here, yea, they are sending it all over to India and Pakistan and Egypt so they can scam us all!
Re: the google work at home starter kit FireSign 7/22/09 5:27 AM
Aww that sucks..
 
Google should take them to court or something for impersonation or something... Thats just cruel, targetting the unemployed to get their money.. Who does that anyways omg their so dumb..
Re: the google work at home starter kit jackbros 7/22/09 4:27 PM
Hi everybody, google work from home kit is 200% scam and ripp off. Initial fee, though below 2 dollar, when collected from 100,000 innocent victims online, they collect a great fortune. I tried putting some fake zip on the forms and tried to chat online with supposedly customer service, they were hell bent on selling it forcefully. Don't fall for it. Shame on Google for not alerting the users.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Common-sense 7/23/09 7:36 AM
Oh come on! There are a few little clues here:

1. The New York Tribune was an American newspaper, first established by Horace Greeley in 1841, which was long considered one of the leading newspapers in the United States. In 1924 it was merged with the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune, which ceased publication in 1967...

2. A "new" New York Tribune debuted in 1983 in New York City. The paper, which later changed its name to The New York City Tribune, was published by News World Communications, Inc., owned by the Unification Church. It was published out of the former Tiffany building at 401 Fifth Avenue until it printed its last edition on January 3, 1991...

3. The web site claiming to be a newspaper site  <a href="http://the-newyork-tribune.com/">
has no index page!</a>

4. This looks just like every other get rich quick scheme out there.

Just think about it for a microsecond: If it seems too good to be true... It is.
Re: the google work at home starter kit plwxtwo 7/23/09 10:47 AM
I WAS ALMOST SUCKED INTO THIS SCAM. TOO BAD FOR GOOGLE! THANKS TO ALL THE FOLKS OUT THERE WHO POSTED ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit jennifer espinoza 7/23/09 10:56 AM
I have reached the point of not believing anything online when it comes to making money online. All of them are lying.
Re: the google work at home starter kit suttonleo 7/23/09 6:42 PM
I thought it was all google! and so for under 2pound for postage costs... i trusted it and went along with it!! =/   A week later 37pounds is removed from my account.. now I learn from you guys this is gunna happen each month!!??? how do i stop it!??  I dont know what good phoning my bank in the morning will be.. what a mess this feels!! 
Re: the google work at home starter kit suke 7/28/09 10:06 AM
Don't know where this pop up came from today - http://the-newyork-tribune.com/finance/google-now-hiring-in-the-uk.html  But bearing in mind the New York Tribune ceased publication in 1967 it was evident it was a scam!
 
It looks as though it's legit though but if something looks to be too good to be true it normally is!  Just beware of even more legit looking posts.
Re: the google work at home starter kit marleydarlin 7/28/09 4:51 PM
YES SCAM. They do charge you 1.99 then they GO RIGHT BACK INTO YOUR ACCOUNT 5 days later and take out 72$.  We fought with our bank and google to get it back. We had record on tape that we asked if they would ever charge the card again ( we asked before the 1.99 transaction) = they said 'no'.
I am sure a lot of people do not catch the second charge to their account. As sure as I am that hardly anyone will get a refund back like we did- we fought with these people for literally hours on the phone.

Hope this help someone else not get scammed. I guess I am not the only one who has fallen for this.
Re: the google work at home starter kit coolsmoke 7/29/09 6:30 AM
If the real Google website has no reference whatsoever to a product claiming to be theirs (which the Google website doesn't.  Anywhere), then it isn't Google's product.  This is a fairly typical Internet scam riding on the back of a well-known and respected breand name.
I've no doubt Google themselves are looking into this and other parasitic money-making schemes.
 
Just remember the Golden Rule: If it looks too good to be true, it is!
Re: the google work at home starter kit dbahen 7/31/09 9:37 AM
This is, most likely, a scam, where they are asking for your credit card number. DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM! Check out the following story on Snopes, for additional backgrond information.
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit ThorsFoundry 8/1/09 6:06 AM
Google's page for contact info is http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/
Yes, They SHOULD put up a thing on their home page!  (If not for any other reason than to lessen their emails "warning"them about scams like this that are using their good name..)
Re: the google work at home starter kit anonymous_poster 8/1/09 9:22 AM
I would definitely define this as a scam.  Submit the form, and you'll lose over $80 in the first month alone.
 
Like the other people say, READ THE FINE PRINT (a copy of the fine print and the costs are below).  The site is not related to Google at all.  Plus, Mary Steadman sure does move around a lot!
 
On this page, it says you will be charged $2.95 delivery fee (refundable), then $59.95/month for the google search.  You will also be enrolled in a 14 day "free" trial to a fraud protection ($6.95./month), and a 21 day "free" trial for identify theft protection ($9.95/month).  You have to cancel the Google search within 3 days to get your "Delivery Fee" refunded.  You have to cancel the fraud protection (at a different number) within 14 days.  You have to cancel the identity theft protection (at still another site) within 21 days.  No matter if you cancel or not, you will be charged a $1.00 "Delivery Fee" for each of the additional services, which is not refundable. 
 
Initial costs $2.95 + $1.00 + $1.00 ($2.95 is refundable in first 3 days, $2.00 is not refundable).
 
Ongoing monthly expenses: $59.95 + $6.95 + $9.95 = $76.85.
 
 
This link http://theusaweeklynews.com/e1/?t202id=23544&t202kw= says Mary lives in Happy Valley, Oregon
 
By Scott C. Baker
Published: 8/1/2009
Office Location: Happy Valley, OR
 
Are online jobs the next big thing? For Mary Steadman it sure is. Mary, a mother from Happy Valley, OR is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession working in the comfort of her own home.
 
This link http://theusadailynews.com/?t202id=11381&t202kw= says Mary lives in Los Angeles, California.
 

By Scott C. Baker
Published: 8/1/2009
Office Location: Los Angeles, California

Are online jobs the next big thing? For Mary Steadman it sure is. Mary, a mother from LA, California is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession working in the comfort of her own home.

 
 
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Re: the google work at home starter kit 301hawaiilvr 8/1/09 4:14 PM
To those of you who unfortunately fell for this, see snopes.com at http://www.snopes.com/fraud/employment/google.asp. This is unfortunately a scam as most of you already figured out. Snopes.com is a great website to search if you come across anything that sounds suspicious. They have usually researched the scam/topic before as these scams are usually perpetrated over and over.

If this scam charges your credit card account, you can contact your credit card company to dispute the charge. Your card company will usually remove the charge from your balance and will act as a liason between you and the company that charged your account.  You will generally not have to pay the charge unless the dispute is settled in favor of the merchant/scammers.  You can do this for any item charged on a credit card that you feel you should not pay or which was incorrectly charged, not just from scams. Obviously check with your card issuer for it's rules regarding disputed charges.

You may also want to talk to your credit card company about closing that card and opening another account with a different account number if you can't prevent the monthly charges from posting to your account. The credit card company can usually just transfer the balance to another account number, everything else will be the same. You would have to destroy your current card and wait until the credit card company issues you a replacement. I know they will do this for lost or stolen cards, they may be willing to do this for a customer who has been scammed. The scammers cannot charge your card if the old account is closed and they won't know your new number unless you tell them.

Good luck, I almost fell for this as well. Thankfully I came to this website first and then checked on snopes.
Re: the google work at home starter kit cardine 8/4/09 9:19 PM
Even though it is kind of a scam, they never do lie to you. I am involved in internet marketing, and I know people who first learned how to market based on the information that they received from one of these Google Kits (and he actually makes $7-8k each month from these techniques).

The information they give certainly isn't worth the $70/mo rebill, or the other shady marketing tactics, but to say that they don't provide what they promise is untrue. They will send you step by step information to make money with Google, and Google will actually be the people paying your checks. It uses a program called Google Adsense (go to google.com/adsense and you will see it is real).

It just isn't nearly as easy/pretty as the people promoting the site make it out to be.
Re: the google work at home starter kit osodum 8/12/09 8:42 AM
I still beleive it is not a scam
Re: the google work at home starter kit xxbabyblu3eyesxx 8/13/09 5:03 AM
ok i admit i was dumb enouigh to buy into it and now i saw someone said there was a 70$ a month hidden fee....whhat do i do????!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit msallwrld 8/13/09 11:47 AM
I almost got sucked into this just today. I saw an add advertising this on craigslist. When I clicked on the link it took me directly to a newspaper site that spoke of someone by the name of "Olivia" who was making $15,500 a month. The story sounded very convincing so I clicked on the link on the newspaper site that took me to the actual page asking for my $1.97 to sign up. I read it in it's entirety and noticed at the bottom it stated that after the trial period they will charge your credit card, I think it was $70 or $80. I didn't do it because I figured it was a scam because this to me was way too much to have to pay. When I tried to log out a box popped up with a live online representative trying to get me to sign up for only $.99 instead of the $1.97 that they origianlly asked for. I closed that box and got off of that site quickly. I googled scams for the google work at home kits and found these posting. It's always good to google scams any time you think that something may be suspect. Hope this helps!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit bojosh 8/18/09 2:19 PM
I clicked on the scam link right off the Google home page! "sponsored link" but it was positioned on the Google home page like it was an ad from them. I went back to Google to find more info from them about it and found this forum. <Glad I did!!> 
It is a real shame that Google doesn't do anything about this scam, but to have it right on their home page is even more appaulling!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit Gonzalo feo 8/20/09 4:05 PM
Please read the disclaimer on the main page. "*Google™ does not endorse or sponsor this site and is in no way affiliated with this offer.

By submitng this form you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

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https://secure3.profitcenterlearning.com/gosu/?offer=go_38_jm&jm=101946&id1=googlehiringyou&id2=08_38850397_85699f98-250a-4196-838e-cb601d619a98&session-id=09ca5c51713ceebe26b4af2915c4cbc2 

Re: the google work at home starter kit eazy 8/24/09 6:08 PM
Any offer that pressures you to sign immediately is a scam. I almost fell for this scam today, until that box popped up.I told the agent I needed to discuss with "wife" first before signing.The agent quickly reminded me that the offer might change when I checked back.That was the signal for me. I signed off immediately and googled "google works" surprisingly I could not trace the link.I looked at articles on google works scam and behold, I hit a jackpot.
 
One other way to recognize these scam sites is that they ask for your information immediately.If you do not end up signing with them, they still  have your info which they will sell to 3rd parties. So beware before giving  out your personal info online.
 
One of them was actually posted by Google distancing itself from these easy make money fast websites. Google recommends reporting these sites to them or to FTC or Internet Fraud Check.You can also report these sites to your state attorney or the FBI. Let the websites know that you are going to report them, if they do not refund your money.
 
Hope this helps.
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Re: the google work at home starter kit cardine 8/24/09 9:51 PM
As I stated before, nothing illegal is going on.

They send you a product that does tell you how to make money online. It teaches you how to create ads on Google, which if done properly, can make you millions of dollars. In addition it explicitly tells you about the rebill.

The trumped up claims and the small fine print might annoy you, but everything about these offers is completely kosher.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Jaime 8/31/09 12:43 PM
Hi all -- this thread has pretty well covered the topic of scams and how to avoid or report them, but since this seems to be such an active discussion, I wanted to link to a new resource. Google recently participated in Good Morning America's special report on these work-from-home scams -- you can find the video as well as a useful article on the ABC News site:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/story?id=8450172

Thanks for looking out for one another.

Best,
Jaime
Re: the google work at home starter kit Yanel 9/8/09 10:33 AM
I dont get it when i did it it said nothing that wouldnt be there i even got a contact number and info and alot of information although they say its a scam. u can try calling this number 18003517415 for a adam or dustin. i left a voicemail and am going to keep insisting.
Re: the google work at home starter kit deepwhitesea 9/10/09 9:58 AM
So, all said and done...is there a legitimate work-from-home opportunity out there?  I am desperate to leave the 9 to 5 life, but I still need to earn a living.
Re: the google work at home starter kit danielroofer 9/10/09 11:19 AM
@ deepwhitesea

heres the jobs google has to offer:  http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

cant comment on jobs offered by other sites/companies - lots of scams out there so i would be extra careful.


Re: the google work at home starter kit riseup429 9/10/09 3:18 PM
If you look at the bottom of their page...it said that this offer is not part of Google.... that right there told me that it wasn't google doing the offering.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Shawn76 9/16/09 9:05 AM
Here's another link: https://www.securesiteoffers.com/googbk/090509/index.php
Re: the google work at home starter kit MeanJean4 9/17/09 6:07 AM
This is most definately a rip off. They charge a minimal amount for the information. Then some guys call to "start your business". When I told them, "please cancel", they didn't call anymore, but inspecting my charge card statement, I kept finding new charges that I have to try to get rid of. One of the companies told me that in small print, it told me about these charges and I could have avoided them by going over the small print. Guilty, I didn't go over the small print, but, the operator did tell me an email address for me that I have never heard before, and that is where they sent the warning about the charges. I will have to file a police report to get rid of those charges. My advice..... STAY AWAY. BTW, why can these scams happen, and our charge card companies don't have an alert to them? (In my opinion, you should be able to telll your charge card company not to accept charges from a certain company.)
Re: the google work at home starter kit saucy1578 9/19/09 8:10 AM
Wow....I clicked on the link I was sent after I read all your comments and this is just amazing to me.  The small print on the home page for the "Google " work from home kit  is.....*Google™ does not endorse or sponsor this site and is in no way affiliated with Master Internet Profits....Wow.....Are you kidding me?????
And this is just a bunch of bull.......

*Earnings Disclaimer - Your level of success in attaining the results claimed in our materials depends on the time you devote to the program, ideas
and techniques mentioned, your finances, knowledge and various skills. Individuals have been remunerated.
 
I hope people don't fall for it.
Re: the google work at home starter kit saucy1578 9/19/09 8:16 AM
Oh and this is the fine print.....Your 5 day trial membership costing you $1.95 will entitle you full access of the Site for 5 days starting on the day you submit your trial membership application to the Site.

4.2 You agree that if you do not send us notice of cancellation of your trial membership at least ONE DAY from the expiration of your trial membership term, we shall automatically and without further notice:

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renew your monthly membership to the master internet profits Services for successive periods of one month each at the then current standard one-month membership rate of $88.97.

Re: the google work at home starter kit koreanbach 9/21/09 1:21 AM
another site found for the scam...
heres a link i found and apparently i was stupid enough to sign up, but i was curious and then i looked around and i canceled it right after i signed up and i payed only 1$
i was able to call a number 1 800 454 4891 for customer service and a person named anna has picked up and asked for my client id number and apparently it worked, is this an actual scam????? or is it just misunderstanding, because i cant figure it out, and im more on the scam side, but then again she was weird and was saying i was giving false info about my region of time when i asked her what time it was in hers but apparently she wouldnt tell me anything it was very odd...... first of all time doesnt matter.....
 
customber service with number that was given above 888-651-9891 has been picked up by the same exact person.
if you werent able to get a whole of them my time i called was 11pm-12am alaska time
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Re: the google work at home starter kit Dr.Hawass 9/25/09 2:03 PM
I'm from egypt and i wanna work at home for google.....help ..?? any advise
Re: the google work at home starter kit BSkyra 9/27/09 5:00 PM
I thought my dad had found it for me & left it open for me to read & then I started noticing things weren't aligning. It said it would cost $2.95 but when you enter your infrormation it says it will cost $0.99- then I noticed how scamie the whole thing seemed, Don't fall for it.
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit jonathan parra 9/27/09 5:04 PM
i agree with u guys unfortunately i fell for and ha to pay $50 to cancel it  this thing is just  scam  i recommend using adsense\im making soe money with it
Re: the google work at home starter kit cyrix 10/2/09 3:03 AM
This Google Money thing stinks like a garbage dump. I saw two blog ads by "Kevin Hoeffer". However, the picture of "Kevin" was a different person in each ad. Plus, "Kevin's Story" was different in each ad. God, couldn't they at least make up a new name when they come out with a new ad.

Here are the links, funny as hell:

http://www.kevinlifeblog.com
http://www.freewebbizkit.com
Re: the google work at home starter kit enap66 10/3/09 12:21 PM
I can't believe people still fall for this type of stuff!  Unreal.
Re: the google work at home starter kit jones_torra 10/5/09 7:07 AM
Im going to sign up for it this week and i will tell you guys how it goes.  ok
Re: the google work at home starter kit Kaleh 10/5/09 7:39 AM
@jones_torra

Your'e kidding?  Right???
Re: the google work at home starter kit Sampathuj 10/6/09 10:22 AM
I found this post from a spammer..

http://www.sarahsgooglemoney.com/?t202id=722&t202kw=
Re: the google work at home starter kit bmuskiet 10/6/09 12:45 PM
I found this spam site for google work at home kit:
they also have there "online training" at:
Re: the google work at home starter kit AlmostScammed 10/8/09 5:33 AM
Well, I almost got scammed by this Google Starter Kit. I signed up for it, said it was $1.95.... had no idea there was a $79 a month recurring fee, until I got my credit card bill for this past month. I couldn't remember purchasing anything at that price. The merchant line started out with an 1-877 number and so I called just to find out what I had purchased. Lo and behold, I had to call twice because the first time a recording came on stating someone would be right with me. The recording simply announced itself as, "welcome to customer service. all of our operators are busy right now but stay on the line... etc..." and then the line rang once and for about 8 minutes there was nothing, so I hung up and redialed again. This time I got someone and I asked what this charge was for and was told the "Google Starter Kit". I told them I had not ordered that and I would be calling my bank to contest the charge, which I did. About 2 minutes after I made the 1-877 call, I received an email stating that my membership had been canceled per my request. If you have been scammed, Google won't help you, there are no customer service people for Google. Just call this number 1-877-339-7489 and tell them the same thing I did. And then call your credit card company.  Also, I just noticed on Craigslist the name of one of the scammers.... goes by Jon Lewis. Beware!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit mbliss 10/8/09 8:28 PM
Well, the offer caught my eye when it apeared as a pop up today, I guess it was the Google affiliation that made me take a second look. But it failed the too good to be true test for me, and when I took a look at the site, it just didnt have the graphic "signiture" of a genuine Google site. No way, my scaqm radar pegged. I bet it makes somebody some nice money though. Well planned and timely scam!
Re: the google work at home starter kit a fool 10/9/09 12:04 PM
I am a fool, I have been scammed...Here is the new link for well planned scam...the link is at the bottom of the left side from this website...
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1856580,00.html
How foolish I am, I should check out the info before I gave out my credit card info...
Now, I have to call my credit card company to report this incident and I hope this will help others staying away from this scam.... I learned my lesson!!!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit 96blackfan 10/13/09 11:51 AM
well i was once scammed, about 10 yrs ago, that make my self more cautious after that.
whenever i found something that i have to give my info specially credit card i check the legitimacy of the company or person ofering
whatever it is I'm looking at and interested for. I did find the same ad and read about it, follow the link found that they say it's $1.95
for shipping but right after you give them some info they ask for your credit card and there's where people have to pay attention, because in
the fine print it say you are going to be charge a hole lot more than $1.95.

please be careful, and I don't thing Google has any responsibility on this since you can do the same but the Google user agreement states you're responsible
for any thing you post on the site. we are  the ones responsible for doing more research on stuff like this. they make it look really attractive specially
 in this economic time.        
Re: the google work at home starter kit 96blackfan 10/13/09 12:06 PM
here is where we can send any info we have about this scam.

the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm, call 1-877-FTC-HELP,
Re: the google work at home starter kit smurfberry 10/13/09 5:48 PM

Look at how blatant these scams are with their lies, even claiming to quote Google!

"Google Now Hiring People To Work From Home
Google is Set To Hire A Group Of Americans To Work From Home In The Next Few Days. Thousands Of Jobs Available, Anyone Can Apply. "


"Google has now released a new "Work From Home Program" that will allow Americans to work for the titan from the comfort of their own homes.
"

"The way this works is very simple, Google says.

First you will need to apply for their work from home kits. Google has release a limited amount of kits, all distributed through local websites in your area, which will cost $2 of shipping and handling to the public. " 

From: http://www.news3insider.com/finance/google-hiring-you.html


Come on Google - this has been going on for months now - why don't you sue out of existence these sites which abuse your brand like this?

You are allowing the trust in the Google brand name to be damaged by these affiliates of the cpa networks who create these flogs (fake news sites/blogs) full of lies.



Re: the google work at home starter kit 96blackfan 10/13/09 11:52 PM
Every one that want to go back to the scammers site, once you there you can share the page. To this address.                  sp...@uce.gov.                              that will go to the FBI in charge of this problems.
Re: the google work at home starter kit SamuelOsunkoya 10/14/09 5:32 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen there is so many ways you can get rich online, but you have to know the kind of person you are dealing with and they have no mercies to scam you but if you come through google you are save.
Re: the google work at home starter kit debobrien 10/15/09 11:20 AM
Mary is now living in toronto working from the comfort of her own home, as stated in the "Wall Street News Online" weekly news.
a while ago I was concidering this and clicked on the link, and it took me to this other place, when I tried to leave that otherplace its like wait! we would like to offer you a discount, talk to this "live" person so I go and talk to her, and she says click here to order like a dozen times, and I do and it brings up a page not found or some other stuff, but when I try to tell her that she just keeps insisting that I 'click here' to order, Im like, are you a Robot? am I even talking to a Real person? I just Told you that the link won't take me anywhere! and she says I am a live person or some BS and again insists that I click here to order. oh yes, I asked about the 1.95 shipping, and she says there is no shipping, as it is a virtual thing, not something we mail, which is so not what the other page said. I say it was a bot just sending responses to what you typed from a list of preprogramed things that try to respond pertinently to your questions. I should get on there and start using all kinds of cuss words, or say nonsense things and see what the bot does LOL
Re: the google work at home starter kit debobrien 10/15/09 11:28 AM
ok, I did it- the conversation went like this lol
 

John Says:Hey Wait! Before you go, I have been authorized to offer you a discount on setup. If you sign up now through this chat, you can claim your Fast Cash From Google Kit and pay just $1.95 setup! Just CLICK HERE.

John Says:Just type 'Hi' to chat with me today... :)

John Says:Remember this is 100% Risk FREE, so you can order today in total confidence. This kit was created for ordinary people to make money using Google! So why not take this limited opportunity? Just CLICK HERE

You:this is a scam

You:how do you people sleep at night?

John Says:There are limited Fast Cash From Google Kit's available today so if you want to make money fast I suggest you CLICK HERE as soon possible, before someone else does. All that we ask is that you cover the small set-up fee of just $1.95 (normally $6.95).

You:I clicked on the link and it says not found

John Says:If you have a pop-up blocker on, try holding down Ctrl and CLICK HERE

You:it wont go

You:it pops up a window alright but theres nothing in it

John Says:If you CLICK HERE now, you can claim you discounted set-up, just $1.95 (normally $6.95). You are guaranteed to get a 100% risk-free Fast Cash From Google Kit. Which will teach you step-by-step how exactly to make money through Google.

John Says:On top of your Google Kit you'll also receive instant access to Express Business Funding and Network Agenda..

You:robotrobotrobot I* am arobot

John Says:Our RISK-FREE Kit contains everything you need to know about how to make big money through Google EVERYDAY! Today this can be shipped directly to your home or office within a matter of days.

John Says:You will also have all the tools and resources you need to gain a constant source of money quickly and easily. Simply CLICK HERE to start now.

You:are you a robot?

John Says:I am a live virtual agent :)

John Says:So do you want to take advantage of this great limited time offer?

You:then how come you havnt responded to any of the things I say like a real person?

John Says:I am a live virtual agent :)

John Says:So do you want to take advantage of this great limited time offer?

You:live virtual agent hmmm? so is that fancy speak for robot?

John Says:A virtual agent, isn't really a human, but an automated Artificial Intelligent agent, here to answer your questions and offer you special last minute offers.

John Says:Would you like to check out a last minute offer?

You:thats what I suspected

John Says:If you are a little skeptical about using our Kit just remember it's only a $1.95 (normally $6.95) as well as being 100% RISK-FREE. So you have nothing to lose when applying, so why not CLICK HERE and you can start immediately.

I purposly said robotrobotrobot because I knew it wouldnt recognize the individual word in there if it really was a robot, which it is

Re: the google work at home starter kit StevenOptimized 10/16/09 12:40 PM
These are the same scammers that sell you an info/access package for $1 and in the 6pt fine print TOS they'll be billing your card $40-80 each month unless you call their number (which they won't answer) for nothing more than a template builder. All of this is done unde the guise that they are somehow affiliated with Google and that their system is foolproof.  If you see an ad that exclaims "Housewife from "YOUR_CITY" earns $2-300 a day with Google" <<<this is a trap
Re: the google work at home starter kit danielroofer 10/17/09 3:40 PM
When i see a product/service etc on the web and it looks tempting i always do a few searches first to check what other ppl are saying about it, it also helps to add the word "scam" next to the search word or phrase - you can get to the truth pretty quickly that way.

post links for google scam shows up a ton of links suggesting its a scam see here:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&hs=Plc&q=post+links+for+google+scam&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

google work from home scam  is the same, see here:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&hs=jSx&q=google+work+from+home+scam&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1

google biz kit scam = http://www.google.com/search?q=google+biz+kit+scam&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

I know this is old hat to most ppl but IMO if everyone did a search like this before they handed over credit card details then the number of ppl getting scammed would be reduced - some ppl hate Google for not coming down harder on scam sites but i think educating ppl about ways to use the search engine to research what they are getting into is a more practical way to protect themselves - not just from scams that use Googles name but all scams in general.

~Daniel

*tip*  try doing a search on this forum for the word "scam" (this forum is indexed by Google too)
Re: the google work at home starter kit drouzy 10/21/09 1:43 PM
Any help for someone that fell for this scam, know how to get money back?
Re: the google work at home starter kit xXPOISONXx 10/21/09 3:01 PM
hi guys i need some of your help!!! i found another site sounds pretty real i mean i read all of it but im not sure if its a scam the website is workathomerecruiters.net i havent signed up but i sent them a few emails to their customer support about this product but they havent replied and its been 3 dayz so far they charge  97 dollars but they say you post things on ebay and you make money for every posting is 13 dollars i believe

workathomerecruiters.net      is it real? 
Re: the google work at home starter kit bobwolg 10/21/09 3:13 PM
drouzy if you signed up for the online cash kit call 18664514235, I luckily found out before my 2 day free trial was over.  The guy was not at all surprised that I wanted to cancel. 
Re: the google work at home starter kit proserv394 10/21/09 4:10 PM
They probably will get your CC INFO and then charge it multiple times. that is usually what these scamers do!
Re: the google work at home starter kit chellero 10/22/09 5:43 AM
Hello everyone, well me a difference from you, I did gave all my info....! grrrr

BUT in the credit card confirmation was that my card was not valid... then stupidly tried an other one and same storry, should I call my bank and cancel mu cards?
I went to see if any transaction was made and it was all normal no payments to internet thing... should I be worried? what can I do I live in New Zealand...

Thanks
Re: the google work at home starter kit jacquet.n 10/24/09 8:09 PM
rechellero

Cancel your cards.... asap
Re: the google work at home starter kit templeisme 10/26/09 11:26 AM
I fell for it and called my credit card company immediately after I made the purchase. They recommended calling the company and having the transaction cancelled. They also recommended getting a Cancellation # because that is the only recourse the credit card company has if it ends up not actually getting cancelled. Under Terms & Conditions there is a Customer Service # 877-340-4694. Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm EST. I held for 10 minutes. Told them I changed my mind. They asked why. I told them I read about it being a scam. He said it was not a scam but understood my concern. I told him I wanted to cancel it. He gave me a cancellation #. I then asked for a refund for my $1.97 and he gave me a Refund Confirmation # as well. The credit card company said if you end up writing a letter to cancel it make sure to send it with a "Proof of Return" which confirms it's delivery, and they can't say they never got the letter. Good luck!
Re: the google work at home starter kit kyguy05 10/28/09 4:55 PM
I know Google doesn't pay people to work from home. But if you Google, "Work from home" the top sponsors in the right hand column are all pushing this idea that Google is paying people to post. These sponsors are paying a fortune to come up first in the search "work from home" and they are showing bogus checks you will receive from Google for $5000.00. I know they are paying a fortune to Google to be the top sponsors but you would think Google would look at this and not allow them to do this. Ive read that Google wants to stop these people. They are right there.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Kaleh 10/28/09 5:25 PM
>the top sponsors in the right hand column are all pushing this idea that Google is paying people to post.

If you run across sponsored links that are inappropriate, please report them here:

Feedback on AdWords advertisements
http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/request.py?display=feedback

You can also report trademark violations here:

Google's Trademark - Report violation
http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/request.py?contact_type=g_trademark&ctx=contactpolicy


Re: the google work at home starter kit Attic 11/1/09 8:41 PM
http://www.news3insider.com/jobs/google-hiring-you.html
Re: the google work at home starter kit dw817 11/8/09 9:30 PM
It's really a shame .. I can afford $1.99.  I'm getting in and reading this late I know.

Received pop-up
http://www.localtribune.org/WorkAtHome/?from=spkus2#

Even if I just got scammed for the $1.99 but you folks are saying it's $80 a month and up.
Can't GOOGLE like royally sue the pants off these conning weasels since the charlatans have zip to do with GOOGLE itself ?

dw817

Re: the google work at home starter kit moeeee 11/10/09 7:04 AM
duddddddddddde i was going to but my card in there
 
ohhhhh man. goooooogle must make alrt for thoes scam sites
Re: the google work at home starter kit texasbornandbred 11/10/09 5:05 PM
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT FALL INTO THIS!!!  They will suck you in for a mere 99 cent charge.  No big deal right?  However with most "too good to be true" scams, there is a ton of fine print.  Unless you are an attorney or have a lot of free time on your hands to read the crap, you'll miss the valuable part that explains that if you don't call a number that returns an incessant busy signal to cancel after 3 days of paying said 99 cents, they will begin charging your card $74.95 a month PLUS an additional international transaction fee PLUS $19.97 for a 3rd party service that you knew nothing about PLUS another international transaction fee for THEIR crap!  Yeah, so $100 later (per month, mind you) you have fallen prey to a very profitable scam that isn't going to SEND you money.... oh no.  They are going to TAKE yours!  And the hits just keep on coming!!!
Re: the google work at home starter kit Lannae 11/12/09 8:00 AM
YES IT IS A FRAUD!!!
When ever you have to PAY for something it usually is a fraud, you should NEVER have to pay for a job! This includeds shipping. Just like every corportion they do not hire anyone. You send in your resume, then either interview, or video conference. They don't just hire anyone who submits. Once they have your resume, or have talked to you, they will send a package at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
They make the shipping so low, so it seems as if it a fantastic deal so you can not say NO..However, read all small print, and do not give your credit card over any website you have not looked more into such as BBB,etc.Or look into their secure website..If  you have done this,and they have your information, the best way is to either send in written letter as soon as possible, or talk to your credit card and say this is a fraud and you need to have this removed, or if you have not been sent anything, you still need to be in contact with your credit company, this way it does not get used 3m down the road.
Once again, if you win something, or job postings, you should never have to pay.
 
Good luck..Protect yourself first!!
Lannae
Re: the google work at home starter kit Lannae 11/12/09 8:17 AM
to the one lady who was asking about workathomerecruiters, same as my above post, you should never have to pay. Larger companies, all have sites listed for careers, of you can contact them and find out. Or most companies will either post their own, or hire an agency. They will PAY them already. Then they will look for employees, which is free of charge to you. They will then check backgrounds, resumes, etc.
There may be some companies out there who do charge you, but once again look at the fine print,do they guarentee a  job, and if so, by when, rate of pay,etc..and then before you pay, you should have a contact name and info, and a contract saying what they will do for this fee.
Anything that requires you to pay. You have to protect yourself and find out all details, and also check your BBB, for any complaints.
Good luck!!
Lannae
Re: the google work at home starter kit kten7eleven 11/12/09 2:05 PM
I got pulled into this scam and when I called the number to cancel I was put on hold for a long time before someone answered. Then there was so much noise in the back ground they couldn't hear me? I called again from a different phone and the same thing they could not hear me. I waited a few hours and called and finally talk to someone who tried to talk me out of canceling. He gave me a code and told me to email a message to cancel along with the code and that did not work they are not going to let you cancel before they start charging your account the full amount. In fact they had already charged my account same day I ordered it for .99 so they have no intention of allowing you to cancel. I called my bank card and was able to have it removed. You also have to cancel your card or they will keep on charging you.
Re: the google work at home starter kit do_good 11/15/09 2:46 PM
The following email addresses send you the google stuff as response to Craiglist posting...



Re: the google work at home starter kit vincent_g 11/15/09 11:48 PM
I just got this scam ad as a pop up. Looking through it, I noticed something odd that really marks it as fraud: one of the "testimonial" was allegedly posted June 31 !!
What next? January 42nd?
Why can't they be shut down?


Re: the google work at home starter kit bobu 11/16/09 10:46 AM
I found another Google work from home scam.
it is posing as a fake news site, with an article saying Google is hiring people to work from home.
how do I know it is fake?
if you click on any of the headers like home, weather, sports, etc. they all go to the same page, the signup page for the work for home kit.
I did a search for tv stations in Boston and there is no channel 6.
the whois says the news6boston website was just created 2 weeks ago and is owned by someone in Arizona.
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit kten7eleven 11/16/09 2:03 PM
At PopEater.com under there sponsored Links the article
 "Busy Mom Makes $73/Hr Working At Home Mom makes $8,673/Month Part Time Special Report To See How"
This is a fake article There is no such place or business as the Wall Street Gazette and WallstreetGazette.com is the fakers own web site they created to take your money. Don't click on anywhere on this article or it will take you to the sign in site. How can these people have there articles under a sponsored site? Has anyone from PopEater.com checked who they sell these spots to? I wonder how much they have made scaming people?
Re: the google work at home starter kit celogan 11/17/09 3:27 PM
What An Absolulte Rip-Off, in several different ways.  You could get hit many times depending on how many clicks you hit to sign up for whatever they popped up at you. The FINE PRINT tells you they're Not Google, and read closely and you'll see how much money AUTOMATICALLY is going to hit your credit card unless you cancel within THREE Days.
 
Here's the fine print, Read It Through I've tried to highlight the main parts where you get shafted
 

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Google is in no way associated with this website. The Publisher and Author disclaim any personal liability, loss or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the offer, either directly or indirectly, of any advice, information, or methods presented in this publication. Individual comments are unedited and not the opinion of Author or Publisher and not liable for their comments and opinions.  

INCOME CLAIM WARNING: Testimonials do not result typical result. Photographs or images are depiction of individuals and payment methods. These income examples are representative of some of the most successful participants in the program. Some individuals purchasing the program may make little or NO MONEY AT ALL. These claims are not a guarantee of your income, nor are they typical of average participants. Individual results will vary greatly and in accordance to your input, determination, hard work, and ability to follow directions. No person or company can guarantee profits or freedom from loss. Any and all use of this website certifies you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions

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*Google Home Income Pro: Terms and Conditions: In consideration for the Online Products you receive from QuickOnlineCashProTM, you agree to pay the Fees (as defined below). You pay the Fees via the credit that you provide as part of your Application or update as a later date ("Active Credit Card"). Your Trial Offer (when available), a bandwidth ("Delivery") fee of Two dollars and Ninety-Five cents ($2.95) ("Delivery Fee"). When our Offer is indicated to be "Risk-Free" we mean that by providing the ability to fully cancel and stop future payments, we eliminate the risk of incurring unwanted charges or commitments.

Offer Details: Clicking the "Submit" button will activate your trial membership with QuickOnlineCashPro. To activate your trial membership to QuickOnlineCashProTM you will be charged the refundable Delivery Fee, you will then be granted instant access to Member Services. After your three (3) day trial period you will be charged Fifty-Nine Dollars and Ninety-Five Cents ($59.95) per month for your QuickOnlineCashPro Membership. Remember, you can chat with live operator by calling (888) 541-0915 or (866) 989 8950 within the first three (3) days to arrange instant cancelation, and you will not be charged. At the end of your trial period your Membership will be automatically charged each month at the then-current membership fee on or about that same date to the Active Credit Card. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, chat with a live operator to arrange for immediate cancelation of your Membership. You have also been enrolled into a fourteen (14) day trial to the Fraud Protection Resource Center and twenty one (21) day trial to Identity Theft Protection (collectively "Additional Services"). Should you choose not to cancel your Additional Services, you will be billed six dollars and ninety five cents ($6.95) each month for Fraud Protection Resource Center (shows as "FraudProtection") and nine dollars and ninety five cents ($9.95) each month for Identity Theft Protection (shows "IdentitySecurity"). Prior charges for Additional Services are non-refundable and a monthly one dollar ($1.00) transaction fee applies to each. Subscription to Additional Services can be cancelled and future charges stopped at any time by calling toll-free 1-800-712-7226 for Fraud Protection Resource Center and 1-877-205-7023 for Identity Theft Protection.

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Re: the google work at home starter kit NeRdFuL 11/17/09 3:58 PM
I am an idiot. I reported this scam to Google just now, I was trying to help. Now I see it's well covered here already. Therefore I was actually a nuisance as now it's an extra message someone has to read. Sorry!

Thankfully I have been a member of Adsense for many years and they have been very good to me. I basically do work at home for Google, but I let people know Google lets anyone sign up (they just need to spend a couple years making some decent low cost sites for the ads to succeed or make one very popular site right off the bat and pay to advertise it).

THE REAL GOOGLE WORK AT HOME KIT:

#1) Go to www.google.com/adsense/ and make a free account.
#2) Add couple ad codes to each of your NON adult (porn/gambling/illegal/hate/spam) web site pages (in the HTML code).

Re: the google work at home starter kit cynmed 11/18/09 2:10 PM
Someone from "Google Money Masters" actually just phoned me -- I just found out I had been scammed and blocked my card and Wells Fargo is looking into the charges for me.  THE POINT HERE IS:  The guy on the phone was a 16-year old smart*** , arrogant and laughing through the whole thing.  That they are a legitimate, multi-million dollar business. He said it was my fault for not reading the fine print (that part is unfortunately true) - but WE ALL KNOW that the message is designed to get you to sign up "quick."  I told him that he knew what he was doing was deceptive advertising, that he wasn't selling a product and HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH GOOGLE.  I asked him for his phone number, he gave me a bogus one.  He actually said he was in the Bahamas, sipping on a marguarita!   It amazes me that Google has not come down hard on these people.  Told him I had reported as an Internet Criminal Complaint, was going to call Google (anybody know the right number?) and would continue to follow through. 

The fraud dept at Wells Fargo knew exactly what had happened, even knew the names of the company..and yet it still goes on!!!

I am lucky in a way as they just got a little over $60 from me - but I am WONDERING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HIT HARD BY THIS.  GOOGLE, ARE YOU LISTENING?

Thanks, and good luck to all!   


Re: the google work at home starter kit lobo.eliana 11/20/09 3:24 PM
Google why do you allow these conmen to make money off YOUR name"
 
Here are the sites:
http://www.news3insider.com/finance/google-hiring-you.html
 
AND
 
Given the difficult financial circumstances many people are currently in, it seems reprehensible to me that you at Google do not ban this type of bait and switch from your domain. Unless of course, you too are making a profit off the misery and misfortune of others. It's the only way I can see you as a corporate entity allowing someone else to profit off of your corporate identity. The logo use should be a matter for litigation unless you have actually given permission for these con men to hide behind it...
 
 
Re: the google work at home starter kit Deacon Frost 11/20/09 4:49 PM
A lot of you are attacking Google's standpoint on these scams, and while they are horrid, you must realize that Google is already doing everything they really can in these circumstances. The sites offer legitimate information, merely at a rip off price with lots of fine print. While this is illegal, it's not Google's responsibility to take action, and if they did, they'd only be out of money.

As for putting links on their home page warning people about it, they don't need to. Any time something like this is reported, if enough people join together, Google will blacklist the website, and it won't ever appear in the search engine again. They are quite kind when it comes to things like this, and do take action against the site. However, instead of drawing attention to the fact that they exist, they merely remove all data related, which protects the average user moreso than informing them of the scam's existence.

As for work from home on a steady income goes, it is possible, yet you will need a good skill set. If you're willing to dedicate a month of your time to learning something useful, you can make ends meat online. Advertising is nice and all, and can bring in quite a bit of money, but it's more work than simply marketing a skill that people need. Just do a Google search :P.

I recommend learning web development, design, or something like that. There's lots of sites out there that will help you get started in learning something new, something that will make you money with enough effort. However; there's always Get-Paid-To sites, but those never pay well enough. So, learn something new, get good enough at it to market yourself, and then start. There is NO immediate, permanent fix to financial problems, everything takes work and dedication.


If you're interested, here are some key phrases I'd recommend searching in Google:

"How to make your own website"
"How to make an effective website"
"How to optimize your website for Google"
"How to use Google Adwords"
"w3schools"
"GIMP image editor"

etc... find something that works for you :).

See ya in the real world, freelancers.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Amrosharafeldin 11/21/09 12:59 PM
I want to know how i can go to work online that all
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Re: the google work at home starter kit kten7eleven 11/23/09 9:44 AM
It is illegal and not a game. If anyone should be torn apart its the the person or persons that created the fake articles to scam money from people trying to make a legal living. 
Re: the google work at home starter kit cardine 11/23/09 9:49 AM
It is not at all illegal. Do a google search for 'negative option billing'. Simply because you are unable to read the fine print does not make something illegal.
Re: the google work at home starter kit DazzleEm 11/24/09 11:51 AM
Unfortunately I signed up for this then found this forum, I have since cancelled my card and notified my bank to ensure the scammers cannot access my bank account for any future payments.
Re: the google work at home starter kit munchkin78 11/25/09 9:45 AM
this link is going around facebook! http://sidehomegig.com/ on some of my friends statuses I think it is a hack or worm or something...
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 11/25/09 3:10 PM
I know someone who is out $60.00 for an outfit calling itself Sare Services LPD (seems to have many names)
PO Box 2100  East 26th Ave  Aurora Co. 80019...$60.00+ to this person is a lot of money.
How can someone help stop this outfit and /or get thes folks money refund on a credit card. Any help here? 
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 11/25/09 4:32 PM
It seems that the Sare Services LPD is a service company for many "Google Work At Home" outfits..just a few are:
www.onlinecash.com........quickprofitkit.com....and many others of this type.
Here lies the setup...Sare is just the "service" for them and cannot give out company names/address/phone nub's.
Also cannot refund ANY credit card charges..cancel in any way for a refund of any type.
This is no more then a front for many of the "Google Work At Home" rip offs.
The phone # for Sare Services LPD is 866-407-4020 if someone has a need or for the law to followup on.
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 11/26/09 4:15 PM
Found one more bad web site for "Google Work At Home"....outlinecashsuccesskit.com
Sare Servies LPD which is the "service" outfit for these web sites and others has now been
reported to Denver BBB Office and may bring an end to these misleading ripoffs.

Re: the google work at home starter kit munchkin78 11/29/09 10:33 AM
That's good news whitehawk
Re: the google work at home starter kit fainkm 11/30/09 11:58 AM
I posted something on craigslist and someone told me to go to this site http://fresno-online-gazette.com/ and it looked real. but after having a bad feeling about it i looked on google cause there was nothing that said google in the url of the page it sent me to and figured out that it was a scam. the fresno gazette site looks really put together except any where you click it sends you to http://www.internetrichesguru.com/ they are getting tricky.
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 11/30/09 1:59 PM
These web sites things are popping up all over the place and the links are money down the drawn
for anyone going in for ANY part of it....BEWARE...many ways to get sucked into this ripoff.
I now think the FBI maybe looking into a few of these online setups under some laws.

Re: the google work at home starter kit tammy07 11/30/09 8:49 PM
google starter kit is not working.....is it?
how can i use it.............plz reply
Re: the google work at home starter kit n0mmn0mm 12/2/09 1:20 PM
WELL!

LIKE CHEEKS AND CHONG SAID
" IF IT LOOKS LIKE "...." AND IT SMELLS LIKE "...."!
IT MUST BE SH.."

AND BOYO DOES IT REEK!
GUESS WE HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

SHAME ON YOU "GOOGLE!"

Re: the google work at home starter kit CBS News 12/2/09 1:29 PM
I'm a producer with CBS News.  We're working on a story about Google Cash scams and are looking for victims willing to share their experience.  If you're interested please email me at gay...@cbsnews.com 
 
thanks,
Josh Gaynor
Re: the google work at home starter kit CatValle 12/2/09 4:35 PM
Did I fall for it?? I was super excited about this when I got the site from a friend, when i went to put in my CC info it was denied it said so i tried again. knowing my card has money on it. I live in the US.. don't see why it would be denied... Then after I thought about it I read the bottom and saw what it said so I continued to look into it and found this site... Sucks its a scam... but should i cancel my card now or what? It did say it was denied.. that it didn't go through...

Thanks guys,

Re: the google work at home starter kit dont take it 12/2/09 6:51 PM
I purchased a Visa gift card and when the balance was 4 dollars I tried to used with those scam web sites of google home money and they didnt acepted I checked at  the visa gift we and they didnt even try, when some stores or places try and declined, I can see that they tried also I see that the place declined but this google scam people not even try, they want to hook you then pooom!!! they take all that they can from you.
 
So the teach is dont even try it 
Re: the google work at home starter kit fahey 12/2/09 8:19 PM
Of all those that signed up to this did any one actually make any money?
Re: the google work at home starter kit Banker.Banker 12/2/09 9:32 PM
I saw one such work from home link and happen to the image of a check, which "appears" to be issued from Google, Inc. THe image can be found at this link : http://news11nyc.com/finance/2.php?t202id=11482&t202kw=adsonbiz Well, i do this for a living and personally I wouldn't deposit this check into my account even if it was made payable to me. There is  more than one thing wrong with the check.  The routing number for the Citi Bank on the aforementioned check image seems invalid. This seems like a classic example of check fraud. To verify the routing numbers of the financial institutions visit : http://www.fededirectory.frb.org/search.cfm
Re: the google work at home starter kit cardine 12/2/09 9:44 PM
That check is legitimate. It is using Google Adsense (http://google.com/adsense). I get paid by Google Adsense a lot and trust me that is a legitimate Google Adsense check.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Banker.Banker 12/2/09 9:50 PM
@cardine - Thank you for your input. I am really trying to understand this now. This is interesting. Would you mind checking the numbers at the bottom of your legitimate adsense check and post a reply to let us know if routing number is correct? Thanks! 
Re: the google work at home starter kit cardine 12/2/09 10:45 PM
It is a legitimate check (the routing number is correct). Do a google images search for "google check" or "adsense check" and you can check other pictures of adsense checks for yourself. The site you linked to probably just took one of the pictures of an adsense check on the internet and pretended it was their own. So the check is legitimate, but it probably has nothing to do with news11nyc.com
Re: the google work at home starter kit dkincaid 12/3/09 7:34 AM
Google is aware. Check out this link. http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/07/13/google-warns-users-of-google-scamshere. There are links to the "official Google blog" and links to reporting mechanisms to crack down on the scammers.

Is this a scam? Obviously. We have to take responsibility for our own decisions. Big brother will not always be there to save us from ourselves.

Good luck and be well.
Re: the google work at home starter kit DWCustomz 12/3/09 6:28 PM
The Google starter kit is not a scam. They do offer information, but nothing that could be found out on the web anyways. They just charge an arm and a leg for almost useless info. The best way to buy any type of service like this, is to buy a Visa Gift card and charge it to that. When you find out that the information that was provided was useless but the organization already started their payment schedule as soon as you log in. I fought these guys off and block them from getting to my money by disputing with my bank. My bank says," We see this all the time." So I believe they are some type of service but the cost does not nearly justify the amount of product you acquire. Do your research. If it has a Google logo, it's affiliated with googlr,right? WRONG, it clearly states thst they are not sponsored and not afiliated with google. I'm really suprised that google didn't stomp on these clowns. All i have to say is Fake address and gift card if you suspect a scam.I am definately putting this under scams and shams in my site. We have to crush thses people before they almost get another person.
Re: the google work at home starter kit Johnson_NJ. 12/3/09 7:48 PM
So what is the way to make money online, because I been reading some of the coments and it look like every thing is a scam. If some one knows or working online right now making money please give me some INFO
 
 
 
 
 
Johnson_NJ.
Re: the google work at home starter kit jake62 12/3/09 8:25 PM
Here is the fine print at the bottom of the page I encountered. It looked good when I read the article . After some simple investigation I learned it was bogus. Took about 5min.
"Copyright © 2007-2009 Wealth Connection - All Rights Reserved. You must be 18 years or older to participate. No income is guaranteed and this is not a job offer.
Results may vary. The trademarks belong to their respective owners. This offer is not endorsed or sponsored by Google or any news organization shown herein.
Submitting this form shows acceptance of the Privacy Policy / Terms and Conditions of this Web Site."
Come on, do you really think Google wants to spend the resources that it would take to begin this type of mass endeavor?
Re: the google work at home starter kit crjjjjjj 12/3/09 9:17 PM
Hey, Serge and Larry!! You guys own the internet, so isnt it possible for you guys to ram these scammers up against the wall and make sure they never ever get online?
Their ads and pages starting to look very convincing now!!  check this FAKE page out: 

http://consumerstandardnow.com/finance/trends/google/snr/?t202id=63025&t202kw=snr 


Re: the google work at home starter kit ryan41985 12/4/09 12:49 AM
this is the fine print that i found from one of the scam sites...
 

DISCLOSURE REGARDING ADVERTISED PRODUCTS
READ AND AGREE TO PURCHASE TERMS ON EACH ADVERTISER'S WEBSITE BEFORE ORDERING.

This website is for informational purposes only.

The products discussed on this website are the property of third parties. We do not make any representations regarding the use of such products and your individual results may vary from the experience described on our website. Because we do not manufacture or sell the products discussed on the website, it is important that you review all the information on the linked websites including their terms and conditions and privacy policies. Such terms and conditions and privacy policies are substantially different from ours. When you click on one of the links on our website, you will be redirected to the owners of the products.

THE STORY DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL.  RATHER, THIS STORY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED.  THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS.  THIS PAGE RECEIVES COMPENSATION FOR CLICKS ON OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FEATURED ON THIS SITE.

* Google Profit Club T&C

During times when trial memberships are offered, you agree to accept the trial membership to the Site and by accessing the GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB Services you authorize the charges set forth below and agree to the following terms and conditions:

4.1 Your 5 day trial membership costing you $3.95 will entitle you full access of the Site for 5 days starting on the day you submit your trial membership application to the Site.

4.2 You agree that if you do not send us notice of cancellation of your trial membership at least ONE DAY from the expiration of your trial membership term by calling us at 800-273-0068 or 772-205-3384, we shall automatically and without further notice:

convert your trial membership to a standard recurring monthly subscription to GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB Services at the standard one month membership rate of $74.93.

renew your monthly membership to the GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB Services for successive periods of one month each at the then current standard one-month membership rate of $74.93.

4.3 Subscription and Membership fees to the Site are subject to change at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of Company. The official standard 5 day trial member ship for the GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB services as of June 1, 2009 is set at $3.95. The official standard one-month membership rates for the GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB Services as of June 1, 2009 is set at $74.93.

4.4 To cancel automatic renewal at the end of the paid trial membership period, you must notify GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB at least one day prior to the end of the paid trial period, by contacting GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB by telephone at 800-273-0068. International users please call: 772-205-3384. We are open Monday through Friday 9AM-8PM EST. You can only cancel between those times.

4.5 To cancel your monthly membership you must notify GOOGLE PROFIT CLUB of your cancellation by telephone (800-273-0068) (International users please call: 772-205-3384) at least 5 (five) days before the expiration date of your then current membership term.

Re: the google work at home starter kit kten7eleven 12/4/09 7:13 AM
Watch out the three or five days to cancel  won't work for everyone. I tried to cancel the day I signed in after I found out they charged my card over $80.00. I called  and they put me on hold for a long time and when they finally answer they tell you they can't hear you because of to much noise on the line. I kept calling and finally this guy answered and told me to write a email message with the word  "cancel" and my membership number and that didn't work. I finally called my bank and they took care of it. 
Re: the google work at home starter kit alicia9777 12/5/09 3:13 PM
This ad KEEPS popping up and opening another browser on my computer at least every 30 min or so.  I haven't signed up for anything and just close the browser when it opens.  I have firefox and have everything set to block pop ups but this google ad just continues to pop up.  Does anyone know what I can do to stop this?
 
:)Thanks :
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 12/5/09 4:47 PM
It needs to be REPORTED to anyone and everyone that you can think of or find online for site reporting.
Without folks calling and emailing on this stuff...it will never stop....do some homework and stop it .
Many reporting these sites in in past have in fact ended a great many.....Good Luck
Re: the google work at home starter kit dwight.stegall 12/8/09 7:03 AM
Google is now taking these con-artists to court.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/fighting-fraud-online-taking-google.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FMKuf+%28Official+Google+Blog%29
Re: the google work at home starter kit Isaakinho 12/10/09 10:59 AM
How about if someone is traped by this situation, what would be the next step to do?...
Re: the google work at home starter kit chargers 12/10/09 12:23 PM
Cancel your credit card
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 12/10/09 3:12 PM
ALSO FULL REPORT TO THAT COMPANY'S AREA BBB OFFICE...BBB CAN IN FACT STOP A LOT OF THIS..ONLY WITH REPORTS.
Re: the google work at home starter kit danielroofer 12/14/09 12:54 PM
>>>How about if someone is traped by this situation, what would be the next step to do?.

Contact your card issuer/bank and seek further advice, try to get the monthly debit canceled by contacting the company making the charge, if they refuse or you cannot contact them then the card may need to be canceled - best to discuss this with your bank and of course read the small print of whatever scheme you signed up to.

Some links about reporting scam sites can be found on this page:http://www.google.co.uk/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=9110

~Daniel
Re: the google work at home starter kit foothillreptiles 12/29/09 3:45 PM
I almost fell for it today as it came from an add on MSNBC and went to this news6 article. Then it got to good to be true. Just wanted to warn everyone that this onlinenews6.com is a fraud.
http://onlinenews6.com/job-report/?t202id=71126&t202kw=
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 12/29/09 5:08 PM

You have that right...His is really out of hand now...more ways to get sucked into these outfits.
Beware of any of the following named web sites:

identityvault...quickprofitkit...onlinecaskkit...onlinecashsuccesskit...and many,many more.
Each one of these are coming out of the SAME office under many company names and phone nub's
using PO Box nub's in Aurora Co. If you join one and c/c pay you will in FACT be billed for 3-4 other
outfits that seem to be all under one roof in this town and refunds if you can are a B-----.

Keep eyes wide open and have a GREAT NEW YEAR................................................................
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Re: the google work at home starter kit upweb 1/11/10 5:58 AM
""when you go to sign up, read a small print on their site. It is $1.95 to go in, but after 7 days they automatically charge you $70+ per month. The $70+ is not mentioned anywhere in the main ad, so they would catch anybody who is not reading small print. Only way to cancel subscription is through postal mail address, so they can claim that letter was delayed etc"""
 
 
USE A CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR "ANYTHING" ONLINE , YOU HAVE THE POWER PEOPLE ,IF YOU GET SCREWED  DO A CHARGEBACK ,,IT COST YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY ON AVERAGE $1200 TO LAND A CARD CUSTOMER ,THEY WANT TO KEEP YOU ,,THEY WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK AND THE SCAMMER WILL GET HIT WITH CHARGEBACK FEES ,,,THAT IS HOW YOU FIGHT THESE SLUDGE PILES , IF ENOUGH PEOPLE DO CHARGEBACKS THEY WILL LOOSE THEIR MERCHANT ACCOUNT ! 
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 1/11/10 10:46 AM

Yes..good ways to cover your butt

May I add this outfit and others are in FACT MORE then one company.
You go in for #1company at $1.95...#2 company hits you with $48.95 #3 company hits you with $28.85
You WILL be billed each month and canceling  after you find them on your c/c bill takes far to much time.
IF..IF you can get it done by the company doing the billings...you must sit aside some time to do this.

Please report these outfits as they come up...(there are many within one company ) go online for reporting sites.
This will never stop without full reports to the right places.
The list of the BAD ones are to long to list....just report ANY and ALL..
Re: the google work at home starter kit teresa57 1/11/10 4:48 PM
I read the story of the mother who lost her job and they live in Gaylord and made food money after starting the google work at home and try to get you to order form a link on there site. Well i lived and still have family in Gaylord,Mn and there is no Marie Thompson. So I suggest people really do thier homework before believing any stories
Re: the google work at home starter kit YFWTWG Jr 1/20/10 10:37 PM
I honesty made a mistake but I got all my money back. I never put a pay stop or a charge back. I not event called my bank. How i did it. I traced all this people phones, servers, saved fake ads, triangulate their location etc and let them know my findings. This is a small portion of what I have:

Company Web Site:
http://www.sipandmm.com/ (But they change their strategy coincidentally after I send them my letter. Now they tell people to make money with Google etc. blah, blah, blah. . .  they don't offer the "Google jobs ad anymore")
Company E-mail:
sup...@sipandmm.com
You can try to cancel by calling here but they don’t answer the telephone or make it hard for you to cancel: 866-919-2556. They don’t provide verifiable physical address so in order to trace them I used a different confidential old NSA “path tracing trick”.
Some of their other phones are:
1-800-405-8582 ext 500 “so called corporate offices”
 (801) 542-8598
(888) 681-9905 ext1115
(800) 405-8581
(888) 681-9905
(800) 405-8582
(888)-681-9905 ext 1078

Some of these phones could be patched to cell phones tagged with names. This last information cannot be verified at this moment but will be shortly.
Their "corporation" has grown fast making money scamming people. They have being able to contract a bunch of yams with ties that are working for them as clueless slaves. Some of their scammers will give you the following names:
1) Their answering machine who says “corporate offices”. No description!
3) Daniel Beninfield (sell himself as Google casting member)
4) Adams that say he is from “Google Casting”.
5) Dustin Ridge (which I think is Adam with a blond hair wig).
6) Todd
7) Clay Taylor
8) Jon MC Kay
Any way this family of morons is located in Utah and this is the people or company behind the scam.
Company is owned by:
Peter Jeppson and Alan Williams
MoneyMastery.com; Mars Hill Media LLC, 3051 W. Maple Loop, Suite 125, Lehi, Utah 84043, MarsHillMedia.com 
(This is on the Ashton Blvd by the Club House Dr)
and (Money Mastery) Time & Money LLC 1403 South 600 West, Suite A, Woods Cross, Utah 84010 
Phone: 888-201-2524 Fax: 801-951-5115.
Email: al...@moneymastery.net
in...@moneymastery.com
custome...@moneymastery.com
Toll Free:
(888) 292-1099
Phone:
(801) 292-1099
Suzanne Kimball Rekow (Publicity Manager)
Owners: Peter Jeppson and Alan Williams 
http://www.moneymastery.com/AboutUs/default.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/peter.jeppson

I have even photos of them and also some of the people that works with them too + their addresses, phones etc, just in case!

To cancel you can do what ebizman say or do what I did. Create a file with all the details for the FBI and submit it until it drags them few meters face to the floor. I send this company an e-mail telling all the information I have and also specifying all the contractual violations they had incurred in detail, prior to send my report to the FBI. No joking! They answered me in 30 minutes and my money was back in my bank 3 days after that.
Re: the google work at home starter kit whitehawk 1/21/10 4:56 PM
Update

dazzlewhitenow...netaccess...kitaccess...dazzlesmile

vibrantsmiletraykit...onlinecashkit...quickprofitkit...successkit

identityvault...sup*powerplatform...onlinecashsuccesskit and MANY others.

All under just ONE company with many,many names.
Sare Services
Dazzle (many more names)
22100 E 26th Avenue #100 (POBox)..one of many PO Box Nub's
Aurora Co 80019
866-528-6214 (one of many phone nub's)

Some very good information on posts above on how to handle this ripoff stuff
and without reporting each and everyone of them...nothing will change..EVER.




Re: the google work at home starter kit cynmed 2/17/10 5:38 PM
HERE IS SOMETHING THAT WORKED FOR ME IN GETTING MY MONEY BACK: You might try your BANK FRAUD department. Wells Fargo Fraud Department fought with these guys and credited back what they took ($59.74).  It took months, even though they knew it was fraud, but they still had to pin these guys down.  (note: I had cancelled in the 3 days, they didn't acknowledge it and instead charged my account). I had to change my account number or they would have kept charging it. These guys were bold and brash and even called me.  Good luck out there, and I, for one, am much more careful now when using my credit or debit card on the web!  
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