I responded to an article on Yahoo, Claiming a full time income could be earned by working from home on-line

I was called at 9.00pm (GMT)by a skilled salesperson who pushed extremely hard to sell me a package costing approximately US$1200, when I hesitated, he tried to reduce the price which eventually became US$1000

Now looking at my account I have paid $1000 +$700 +$995 all for one thing, “Training package” $2695 seems excessive! when so many ‘free’ packages exist

I did receive Live traing over the telephone but that merely followed the on-line package provided; other included items were ‘Traffic (5000) and ebay super seller, neither of which has had any impact

My total expenditure is now $28140, with zero income after 3 years, UWC  have now stopped billing me for hosting fees ($29.95?month) as a gesture but I am still $28140 out of pocket with no prospect of retrieving any of my outlay.

I cannot even sell the website. nobody will buy a site with zero income

Promises of a regular reliable income have only put more money into the account of UWC

The article was posted on September 09, 2015


Beware of This Phone Scam Mentioning Amazon

Source- http://www.theworkathomewoman.com/phone-scam/

By Holly Reisem Hanna

Just the other day a reader asked me if I had heard of the Amazon Phone Scam. Having an unpublished phone number, I rarely receive any unsolicited phone calls, so I wasn’t aware of it. So, I decided to do some research and see what I could find on it.

First let me preface this post with … Amazon is a legit company that offers individuals three different ways to make money from home. First is through their affiliate program, where publishers make an advertising fee off of items that are promoted and sold on their websites. The second way in which  you can make money on Amazon is through, Amazon Mechanical Turk which is a platform where individuals complete short tasks for money. The third way you can make money from Amazon is by using Amazon’s FBA Program. Basically, Amazon acts as a fulfillment center for your business. You sell stuff, then they pack and ship it for you. They take a 30% cut of the total sales and the rest is your profit. There are no fees to take part in any of these programs, they are free to join.

Now since I have not received this phone call it’s difficult for me to say what exactly it is … and I’m unable to find the landing page for the promotion of this work at home scam. All I have to go on is testimonials from other individuals on forums and blogs. But I think this is the gist of it …

There are work at home ads circulating online, when individuals click on the ad, they are brought to a landing page that requests their name and phone number for additional information. Then the scammers call the individuals with a hyped up pitch about how much money they can make with Amazon. They then ask for your credit card number for a startup fee and this is when they get you. Amazon has nothing to do with this fraudulent opportunity, these are just crooks using Amazon’s good name to promote their scam — the same sort of thing has happened with Google — you can read about it here.

While I was unable to listen or view the promotion for this opportunity, other individuals have mentioned these companies as being affiliated with it: Affiliate Business Group (which has an F rating on the Better Business Bureau website) and Ace Marketing Group, LLC.

Below you can view the various posts and threads on the Amazon Phone Scam.

So what warning flags should you look out for when looking for work at home opportunities?

  • Vague job descriptions.
  • Lack of contact information.
  • High payouts with little or no work.
  • Poor ratings on the Better Business Bureau website.
  • Deceptive marketing and advertising practices.
  • Boasting fake affiliations and partnerships.
  • Negative reviews.
  • Too good to be true offers.
  • Having to pay a fee upfront.
  • Giving personal information over the phone, social security number, bank account info, or credit card information.

Have you received a phone call offering this scam? What else have you heard about it?

UK to tighten law on Cold Calling (and what this means for UWC Corp)

Companies that make unsolicited calls to consumers are to be hit with heavy fines under new laws in the United Kingdom. (click here to read the article)

The proposals will focus on companies which offer financial products and utility companies which use third party lists to target consumers, says the Government.

Powers to impose hefty fines will be granted. Nuisance callers such as PPI firms which gather information from unsolicited calls or texts and make spurious claims over payment protection insurance face fines up to 20 per cent of turnover.

The Nuisance Calls Action Plan, launched by the Department of Culture, has been developed with the help of the Information Commissioner’s office, Ofcom and consumer rights champion Which?


Culture Secretary Maria Miller said last night: “Nuisance calls must stop. At best they are an irritation and an unwanted intrusion. At worst they cause real distress and fear, particularly to the elderly or housebound. People need to feel safe and secure in their homes. The rules are clear; people have the right to choose not to receive unsolicited marketing calls.”

Also if you’re in the US and you’ve registered under the National Do Not Call Registry, then UWC Corp are breaching certain laws by calling you. If that is the case, you can file a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission.

Users register for a website with Universal Web Consulting through this site- http://apply.onlineincomesolution.com/index.php

Here is a disclaimer posted on the site-

*Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our product(s) and its potential. Any claims made or examples given are believed to be accurate, however, should not be relied on in any way in making a decision whether or not to purchase. Any testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, don’t apply to the average purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation–as well as other factors not always known and sometimes out beyond your control. There is no guarantee you will duplicate the results stated here. You recognize any business endeavour has inherent risk for loss of capital. By ordering the Income Infuser membership package or any related products/services, you agree to all terms. Please read all agreements, notices and disclaimers before purchasing anything.

To quote, “Every effort has been made to accurately represent our product(s) and its potential. Any claims made or examples given are believed to be accurate,” So those fraudulent claims in their ads of people earning around $500 a day are “accurate”? Take note, you can use this in your complaint against them as they have blatantly lied to you.

This is the link to their Terms & Conditions-


Nowhere does it say on their Terms & Conditions that you will receive phone calls by a UWC salesperson to hard sell their $1K+ “packages”, nor that you are agreeing to such calls by registering.

Incidently, the same website offers a 60 day money back Guarantee, providing you allow a minimum of two weeks for results, if the program isn’t working for you, in which case you would get a FULL REFUND.

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But, chances are, you HAVE tried to get that refund, and UWC Corp have refused it. By law, UWC Corp MUST honour their guarantee, however they would make up all sorts of excuses not to honour it, like how you didn’t follow up on their training or you never really gave them a chance.

More likely then not, they will claim the website through which you register is NOT owned by them and is a third-party entity, in which case they are admitting liability for breaching rules against cold calling.

Either way, file your complaint to the Financial Trade Commission. Or if you reside in the UK, complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

UWC Corp will HARASS You

Source- http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-623-385-8207

27 Nov 2012
got a call from this no , all the guy was intrested in was for me to give him my credit card no inorder to pay for a website where i can sell prdts for amazon,sony.com,real network and unbeatable sales .com as an affiliate marketer online. i think it was a scam to make me pay $474 for this so call amazing website they were going to help me design.he claimed to be working for universal web consultants.
carebear10ca replies to doris
27 Nov 2012
I just got the identical phone call. I told him that I couldn’t afford more than $200 and his “as low as $100 to start” became $179.99. He got annoyed when I told him that I didn’t have a working credit card. I told him to call back next week or to leave me a phone number so I could call him because I needed to talk to my husband about it since it was such a large amount of money at christmas time. He started to pressure me and I politely asked him to stop. He pretty much told he to suck-it-up because that is how businesses are run. I promptly hung up on him. He instantly called back and my husband spoke with him. He was pushy and rude to my husband so he hung up as well. The guy instantly called back again. We told him to “lose our phone number” and hung up again. He called back AGAIN in which we had to tell him that his phone number would be blocked and he would be reported if he continued to harrass us. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a scam even if I did get his company information from a respectable site. I will be calling the anti-fraud hotline tomorrow to let them know about my phone call.
harrassed in canada by jerk in arizona
7 Dec 2012
My adult child signed up for information on this money making ‘venture’ while she was visiting us. She provided our home phone number. He called her while she was at our home and she told him that she didn’t have time to talk to him and that she wasn’t interested afterall. He pressured her on the phone until she hung up. Well he called our number a couple days later. I told him our daughter doesn’t live with us, that this is not her phone number, that I would pass along a message to her if he wanted to leave his name and number and she would call him. He hung up on me without a word. He called back this morning assuming that I was her when I answered. I told him that she doesn’t live here, that this is not her phone number, that this is not her address and I would appreciate it if he’d just stop calling. He told me that I can not make that request, that he will only stop calling if he is told by my adult child. I tried to explain to him again that she doesn’t live with us and that this in NOT her number and that he will have to just accept that and stop his calls. He kept telling me that I had to listen to him and I had to let him speak. I explained that this is my phone and NO I don’t have to listen, he needs to listen and stop calling. I asked to speak to his supervisor, he refused, I asked for his name and he refused. that’s when my husband took the phone. My husband agressively told this man to stop harrassing me and that he needs to take our number off his list. The man kept insisting that my husband needed to just listen to him. Using extremely ‘strong’ language in a loud deep angry voice my husband made it clear that we did not in fact have to listen to him, that he has to stop calling. The man became childish and antagonistic but would not agree to desist in future calls. We have spent the last few hours tracking his number…. we have also discussed some very fun and creative ways to deal with him should he be stupid enough to call our number again. It only takes a few minutes to trace someone and plug it into google earth 🙂
p.s does anyone have the website this parasite operates from…. It would be a very useful tool for us to know what this scam is that he’s been calling about.

Don’t give UWC Corp your Details!

Source- http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Universal-web-consulting/internet/Universal-web-consulting-Scam-Bugs-Internet-Internet-829875

Found a very appealing invitation on internet a couple of months ago saying if you want to earn a profitable business online. So I sign up, but when they ask for my credit card or debit card details, I cancel the registration not knowing they have saved my details. A few minutes later someone phone me about it from Phoenix persuading me to try it with only $1.95 for the whole month. With all the promising videos and talks on the phone I gave up and fell into the trap. I developed my websites and promote stuffs for Amazon.com like a merchandiser with them telling me how to do it. My websites looksamazing and very professional. I was then anticipating my earning like what they show in the videos: Once you’re online you’re website will start earning! Well then I was full of anticipation, hoping that this will work and I can earn money from home.

Unfortunately, day after day I check my website’s earning and to my dismay it’s $0.00! Every night I have received a phone call almost from different agent telling me to improve the website. And to improve it I have to pay this and that. They are asking me how my financial situation is and I told them I got no job and I need an income especially towards Christmas. They take advantage of my situation telling me if I invest time and money to my website they will be helping me to reach my goal and dreams, (which all a sweet words from scam bugs of course)! I was so naive to believe those people, and pay almost 400 for an online course to improve my website and providing the guaranteed 2,500 visitors to my website in 6 months. And every night they still phoned me and telling me to give them more money so my website will start earning! I was frustrated of listening to them after a while and I realized I’ve been scammed! Phoned my bank to cancel my card. I don’t know how long they closed my website because it is now inactive!