BBB Accredited Scam?
In my research travels for BBB Accredited business opportunities within the BBB online website that I could review, I came across this website called World Profit.
Now first and foremost I need to inform you that not all businesses accredited by the BBB are completely scam free! Only real due diligence into the business type and into the actual business itself along with a search on some forums will you get at the truth. This is what I do for you!
This is what I did as an undercover agent (sounds cool) so you don't make the same mistake, and I MEAN mistake! Now lets continue on to the comedy. (Hint: I wouldn't trust this guy!)
My Experience With World Profit!
While I was happily plodding around looking for some BBB Accredited work from home programs I came across World Profit. Your first impression would be “looks like a good trustworthy site”, at least. And it's BBB Accredited A- so I figured what the heck I'll check it out.
So to continue with my research I signed up for free and was brought to a live screen-cast with one of his cohorts sitting there and immediately he says “Hey Rob, please say hello”. So I type in “Hello” as asked. On the right side of the screen-cast there is screen with all of the people that are signed in at the time that they talk to.
“Hey Rob, are you interested in making money online?” was the first question, so I said “Yes, Of course”.
“Good, then will you take a look at the 15 minute video by clicking the link below and then come back here for a real special deal!“.
So I did and proceeded to watch the hyped up sales message “Video” which started to talk about all the really really cool stuff (actually really crappy stuff!) you can sell and get commissions on and you'll get 50,000 free visitors to the website of your choice (BS) and a lot of Blah, Blah, Blah and to hurry up and go back to the live screen-cast because we have a great deal for you (Phfffft). At this point I was saying to myself “What a joke!” and went back to see this “Great Deal”.
Let The Comedy Begin!
This gets really funny! So now I'm back at the screen cast and immediately (I forgot the Bozo's name) says to me “So Rob, did you see the video?”.
“Yes I did” I responded.
“So you see the really great stuff we can do for you to help you make money online”.
I said yes just for the fun of it knowing full well this whole thing is a scam. Before I proceed I want you to take a look at the image below to see these guys.
Now you tell me, do these guys look like a couple of Dork's or what? Talk about first impression! These Bozo's don't even care about their appearance or that they are sitting in their living room. Take a look at “Jeffrey Lant's” so called office behind him, it's a wreck! What a pack rat! If I were trying to scam you out of money I would do my very best to at least “Look” professional, wouldn't you?
Would you like a good laugh? From time to time I'll just go this web address 20incomestreams.com to watch this comedy. Don't worry, if you are not logged in they can't see you or know you are there, just click on “Attend Live Webcast” on the left to watch and listen to their so called “sales pitch”. You'll be stunned!
Okay, here is the continuation of my brief “conversation” with them:
“Okay Rob, are you ready to make some real money online?”
“Of course I am.”
“Good, we have a special deal for you but it's only going to last 2 minutes. If you sign up right now you'll get 10 “Associates” under you and you'll get 50,000 free visitors to your website for only $99.95, are you ready to start making money today?
“Is that $99.95 a one time payment?”
“No, that is $99.95 per month and you will get great deals every month that you are with us and we close the deals for you, are you ready to get started because we can't have this special deal for forever, it's only good for the next 2 minutes.”
This is where the fun begins! 🙂
“I really don't have any money, can't I just sell your stuff and make a commission?”
“No, you need to become a member and you'll get access to all of our great (Yea, right) products, just click on the link that says “Goodie Bag” and see what we have to offer and come back here and we can sign you up right away, but don't take too long otherwise this offer will go away forever.”
So I went to the so called “Goodie Bag” and took a look around. Nothing but a bunch of garbage e-books and promises. So I went back to the webcast as a naive person just looking to make a few bucks on the internet. It continues as follows…
“That's quite a bit of stuff you have” (knowing of course that it is all crap)
” Well it looks like you are a smart person, you have to take this offer now before it goes away, are you ready to sign up? Remember, we do all of the selling for you.”
“I don't have any money” (this is where it gets good)
“WHAT? What do you mean you don't have any money? Look in your pockets, you've got to have some money! Are you living on air? You have to have money, how much do you have right now?”
“Okay, I have $50.”
“Okay that's great, now you just have to come up with $49.95, can you do that?”
“No, that's all of the money I have right now.”
“You mean to tell me you can't come up with the $49.95?”
“That's it, I'm flat broke”
“You're not broke, I know you can't just live on air. You must have a credit card with enough on it for $99.95. You MUST have money otherwise how do you live?”
” I lost my job and live day to day”
“This is why you need to join up today so you can start making money right away, go to a friend or neighbor and borrow it if you have to.” (Can you believe this guy?)
“I'll have to check my accounts to see if I can do this.”
“Okay, I'll hold this special deal for you until 2:00 so check your accounts and come back here and we'll sign you up so you can start making money right away.” (It was noon at the time)
Did I return? Absolutely not! This wasn't the whole conversation because I was really F***ing with them for a while and they got extremely impatient with me and told me in not so many words to stop wasting their time and they were going to “remove” me from their database and that I was not a good enough business person to join their “club”.
Forget it, don't even go near this place at all unless of course you want to play with their heads like I did. It was a bit of fun though! 🙂
How they got on the BBB Accredited list is beyond me. Are they paying someone off? Do they keep starting up new companies and when they start to get a poor rating, close it and start another? Whatever the case I would highly recommend that you stay away.
Go to Google and do a search for “Jeffrey Lant Scam” and you will see a list of sites pretty much telling you the same thing. Here is one that has a list of the other Jeffrey Lant network of websites to stay away from. He calls him a “pathetic little troll with glasses” which I thought was pretty appropriate.
I hope this little story enlightened you and gives you some idea that even BBB Accredited businesses are not the only legitimate online business propects. Like I've said before, I'll only review good solid online business ideas and marketing programs that work will work for you.
Until Next Time,