Google Home Business Kit Review
Is the Google Kit a Scam...?
Recently there has been a wave of work at home programs all claiming that
they can show you how to make money from Google. They all sell a Google
Home Business Kit for a low shipping and handling fee from $1.99 - $3.88.
These programs consist of a CD, and a membership website that hosts the
courses. The lessons teach you how to use Google AdWords to place advertisements
for programs that you are an affiliate for.
They also advocate setting up fake blogs and websites to advertise the same
Google Kit that you just bought. You may have seen ads like these on
Facebook and MySpace. Don't be fooled by these and other sites claiming
that you can make money from these programs; any income they're receiving is
simply from referring more people to join these sites.
So Are These Google Biz Kits Scams...?
The catch with all these programs is that once you submit your billing info
to pay for the S&H you automatically agree to their membership program.
When you apply for the Google Home Business Kit you're also authorizing them to
charge you a membership fee of up to $70 a month.
This is why these Google Home Business Kits have been called out as serious
scams. Most people don't see the fine print which they have cleverly
hidden throughout their site. Then a month later they're shocked to see a
fee of $70 which they haven't authorized.
There have also been thousands of complaints made against these Google Kit
companies, by people who've been charged the monthly fees without even receiving
the CD's and membership info.
Now, the guys running these scams are not stupid and are obviously very good at
what they do. They've taken many measures to ensure that they can keep
operating their scams long term. This includes hiding their
websites' URLs and consistently changing the names of their programs.
When one product is no longer selling they simply change the
name and viola they have a new Google Home Business Kit to sell. For
instance they've just switched the name to Google Money Master.
By the time there're enough complaints and articles exposing them they've
already moved on to a new name and website. I want to show you some
examples of these Google Kit sites which you should avoid, I'm also including a
long list of program names that they've used in the past along with a collection
of fake affiliate blogs that they use to promote them.
Examples of Earn Google Cash Sites to Beware of...
These websites were advertised through a series of fake blogs set up specifically to sell Google Biz Kits. Most were filled
with pictures of a young person, their big checks from Google, and fake comments towards the bottom.
Recently, these scammers have switched to using fake news paper articles to promote the Google BizKits. They often use names (and even logos) like the Los Angeles Times or ABC News and feature a top "story" of how you can make a fortune by simply purchasing one of these Google Kits. You should be wary of any such news articles as they're popping up everywhere.
Here's an example of these fake blog and news sites...
If you see an ad for one of these blogs or "newspapers" save yourself the time and don't
visit them, as they'll only redirect you to one of these Google Home Business
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2:50pm on November 9th, 2011
I rated this product, Google Home Business Ki dreadful because of what I discovered on his site. A friend of mine, who is woefully broke and can't find work, asked me if I heard of this. I did not. But we did a Google search and found this site. She read it and said thank you for saving me money. As tacky as it may sound, I offered this person a free business I promote and she is working that right now with the knowledge she will make money in time but it takes sweat equity to build your own business.Waht if she doesn't like it? No problem, she has no investment and no links to any credit card or bank account, just some time.
Town Tinker Thornhill Ont. Canada
3:28am on May 25th, 2011
Nothing but a scam.
8:35pm on February 20th, 2011
this is crazy how so many scams are out there. What i don't get is why they never get caught? its crazy!!!
6:18pm on February 1st, 2011
I gave them my name, email address and my cellphone # and they kept calling me back but I was always to busy to talk so I decided to get more information about this job and I realized that they called me like 5 times within 2 days and it was always the same lady with a Chinese accent, so it was difficult for me to understand her. So she transferred me to talk with the supervisor and I asked him to specifically explain what I would be doing and everything and he did as told but he kept asking for my account number and I said I have no money at the time and he said if there was any way I can used my parents or a friends just to get me started and I said I might have the $5 tomorrow. So I can't wait to talk to them again haha
I have a question.. Since they have my email address is there anyway they can hack my email or something like that?? should I change my password?..the reason why I'm asking is because I buy things online and I have my account number shown whenever I receive my confirmation email.. anyways Thanks for the advice ppl
9:33am on November 3rd, 2009
What an idiot I am! I called the company back within 48 hours after researching and spoke to a customer rep who asked me if I wanted to cancel my subscription! DAHH! $84.86 already has shown as a pending charge with the cc company. I already have disputed the charge. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT BE ENTICED!
8:17am on November 3rd, 2009
These people stated that I could get this kit for $1.00 and that I had a 48 hour trial period, this was Sunday evening. By Tuesday morning, they charged my account an additional $79.86 which I never saw coming. When I tried to cancel believing that I still had time within my 48 hours, they told me that they were sorry but my time had ran out. Meanwhile I haven't received anything from them after they took my money. It seems that I have no recourse; so this company can just take our money and walk away free and clear. Someone has to do something about this type of bad business, but even more importantly, as consumers we must be vigilant and read all fine print; better yet DO NOT BUY ANYTHING ONLINE UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT IS A REPUTABLE COMPANY AND BUSINESS.
Nicolette Conklin Nevada
2:12am on November 3rd, 2009
well i didn't read this until after i applied for the cd. but i canceled my account before i did anything with google adwords or any of that stuff because i read that you dont get paid for posting things on google adwords. you pay them. they cant take money from me because i have no money in my bank account. lol. so what can i do with the cd?
11:33pm on November 2nd, 2009
These guys are now using craiglist ads to send out their scam emails. I posted an ad for a car I want to sell on craigs list and received two different emails from these scam artists.
5:27pm on November 2nd, 2009
I too never received a kit,CD,nothing but was also charged $70.00. I finally reached someone on their toll free number for them to only argue that it is in the fine print that if not canceled within 7 days you will be charged. I wish I would have done my research.
2:01pm on November 2nd, 2009
I almost fell for this one! thank God for google! haha i googled the google kit and what do you know? i came up with this website with all sorts of people saying that its a scam! and i believe it now! i got really suspicious when i went to put the credit card number in! i wanted to know if it was real or not. thank y'all the information! i know not to believe everything i see on the internet now!
Linda Farmer Brea, CA
11:02am on November 2nd, 2009
Do not fall for this scam. It costs you $74.95 per month and that's before you even get any information. It is not simply $1.97 for S&H. DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THIS SCAM!
12:58am on November 2nd, 2009
hi guys...can anyone help me out.i have signed for this stupid thing, google internet kit..i even lost money..can anyone help me out with their working customer service number coz i have tried all numbers which i found here....really need help plzzzzzz
10:44pm on November 1st, 2009
here is the site that i found google biz kit at http://brit-job.com/
sounds real, thanks to site I didn't fall for this scam. there is even youtube videos about making lots of money.
Chris Santa fe
6:44pm on October 31st, 2009
WARNING they steal your money!
I've closed my debit card and I'm filing a FRAUD report with the police
They hacked my business partner FACE BOOK account and misrepresented that he was recommending the service. I signed up then they refused to give me my money back THEY ARE THIEVES!
4:02pm on October 31st, 2009
Yeah, but when you call to cancel they give you the run around. They don't let you cancel and still charge your card every month. I have reported them to the BBB.
11:43am on October 31st, 2009
Well I too was looking for extra $$ to help with bills, holiday shopping etc, and got taken for $79+ and thankfully got that refunded, but in a few days got charged $35+ for different item, I didn't order, but I lost that bc it had been 2 days longer than 7 which is cutoff, they said it was canceled, but I didn't trust them so I went to my bank and canceled my card and put stop on any further withdrawals from my acct.
My bank too said that they were receiving numerous complaints from fellow customers, why don't they contact their customers when they see such charges that seem out of ordinary, guess they're just too busy (you reckon?) At anyrate, these scammers can't take anything else from me!
I urge all of you to go to Canadian and US BBB and file complaints using the info you have (if you have any ie., #800/type #'s even if you think they will have changed names and locations) and file complaints with them, US Attorney General, and any other entity out there that you can think of to complain to, besides these blog, and research sites (because while good help, they are basically venting sites)
We all have to stand up and stop these crooks in whatever means available to us.
To the gentleman who has a sick child with H1N1, and can't afford meds, etc, struggling to make ends meet, I hope everyone who has contributed complaints here, will promise to pray for you and others among us who are struggling to stand up under the financial pressure our govt., has inflicted and will continue to inflict on us until we make our voices heard and say we have had enough, we want our jobs to come home from the foreign fields, we want America to work for Americans again.
Sorry about the venting, but I'm righteously indignant, and as a Christian, who fell for a quick get rich scheme instead of trusting my loving and giving God to take care of me. From this point on, I am going to pray over each and every financial question and decision in my life. We live from paycheck to paycheck, but I plan on being a better steward of what He provides than ever doing something so foolish again.
Well, I won't continue any longer because I have much housework to do, after I spend devotional time with Him. God bless all of us, and let's pray that He will guide us through the short time we have left here on this earth. Trust me people, it is much shorter than most of you want to believe. Enough preaching for now, hope my words of encouragement have helped in some small way.
sherry see malaysia
5:20am on October 31st, 2009
I have just been scammed. Instantly my credit card was debited twice for USD60-00 by one co. named JMH Media. I was so dumb and gullible to believe that that is from Google. For this I will learn to surf for details first before signing anything. Lucky my credit card bank authorization called to inform me.To hell with all these thieves.sigh....sigh....I dont think I will see my hard earned money back.
Erica Blair UK
1:28am on October 31st, 2009
I gave them my details over the web and I've been charged every month since. This was 10 months ago. I called my credit card company and they said they can't stop it as they've checked and I agreed to it. I can't call USA on my phone (international calls are barred by my telco as I was having problems paying them; this is partly why I fell for this scam) so I wrote to them but no reply.
I said to my credit card company I'd cancel the card and I did but the debt still accumulates even though I haven't got the card no more.
I am a single parent with 6 kids aged 1-15. I am living on benefits only now and I am my wits' end. The kids' dads don't wanna know either.
Avoid this company.
SirSteffan internet town
7:37pm on October 30th, 2009
Check this out folks!!! at the bottom of their ad!! IS THIS!!!!
This publication provides the Author's opinions and neither the Publisher nor the author intends to render legal, accounting, financial, business or other professional advice with this publication. With regards to licensing of a business enterprise, any legal accounting or tax matters. Author and publisher is an Affiliate of the company offering the business opportunity and are remunerated by advertiser. Author and publisher strongly suggest that the reader seek the services of appropriate licensed business, financial and or legal professionals before proceeding with any actions and comply with the local, state and federal licensing and guideline requirements which the reader resides or conducts business.
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
*By submitting an order, You automatically receive a 5-day trial to the Google Start up Kit. Your 5-day trial begins immediately upon placing your order. You will be billed $0.99 up to$1.97 at the time of order submission. Once Your trial is active you have 5-days to decide whether to accept Your Subscription. Prior to the expiration of the 5-day trial period, You may cancel Your subscription by calling toll-free at 1-800-440-4397. Should You fail to cancel your Subscription within the 5-day trial You will be billed $84.84 at the completion of the 5-day trial and $35.47 every month thereafter for continued services and hosting of your internet web tools software unless canceled by You.
IN MY OPINION THIS IS MAJOR FRAUD AND A SUPER BIG SCAM!!!!!
2:20pm on October 30th, 2009
MUST READ THE FINE PRINT...
One the screen that asks for your credit card information, scroll down and read the DISCLAIMER at the bottom, it's designed not to be visible in the initial window. It tells you that agreeing to pay the S&H for the kit AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLS you in the Membership Program after a 3 day trial period (witch is about how long it takes for the kit to arrive at your address I should guess).
Don't fall for the hype of getting something for nothing. Be cautious and ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT!
Good luck out there.
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