UWC Corp’s Online “Career” Package

Source- http://usaconsumercomplaints.com/miscellaneous/508877-online-career-package-uwc-corp-mymonthlywebfeecom-.html

p.s The toll free numbers most probably aren’t toll free. Your Cellphone number has probably been bugged too (plus you will receive e-mails), read more below…

Introduction (These are all part of the same thing):

1. Online Career Package Review (Created by them) – http://onlinecareerpackagereview.com/

2. Online Income Solution – www.onlineincomesolution.com
http://join.onlineincomesolution.com/index.php?s1=370045&s2=201||&s3=foreignredir

3. The Cash 1234 System – www.the-cash1234-system.com
http://www.the-cash1234-system.com/idea.php?ref=sooper

4. Melissa Johnston (Scam) is in many other countries.

5. ” Career Journal Online (Scam) ” http://www.careerjournalonline.com/newsupdate/workfromhome/vcrebill/nz/

6. ” Online Career Package (Scam) ” http://onlinecareerpackage.com/qvx/?publisher=CD1624&sub_id=AFFvcbizrebillnz

7. ” My Monthly Web Fee (Scam) ” mymonthlywebfee.com

8. ” UWC CORP (Scam) ” http://uwccorp.com

Yesterday I stumbled across ” Online Career Package (UWC CORP, My Monthly Web Fee) ” but it has many names.

This is the web address journey they took me on, but I imagine this thing has many more lines to it. I went from:

1. ” Career Journal Online (Scam) ” http://www.careerjournalonline.com/newsupdate/workfromhome/vcrebill/nz/ (Melissa Johnston from Nelson is also the same Melissa Johnston in many other countries).

2. ” Online Career Package (Scam) ” http://onlinecareerpackage.com/qvx/?publisher=CD1624&sub_id=AFFvcbizrebillnz

3. ” My Monthly Web Fee (Scam) ” mymonthlywebfee.com

4. ” UWC CORP (Scam) ” http://uwccorp.com

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I received these emails after proceeding with the package that they offered: (I chose “All 3 Revenue Boosters (Sony Store, Real Networks, Accutrak)$89.85”)

I have attached 2 e-mails below.

1st Online Message after transaction

Your purchase transaction will be shown
on your credit card statement as follows:

mymonthlywebfee.com 1.95
mymonthlywebfee.com 89.85
Your Receipt
Online Home Income System$0.00
Exclusive 5-Day Trial Activation$0.00
Instant Access to your Online Website Business$0.00
Over 1 Million Preloaded Products & Services$0.00
Video Tutorial$0.00
Toll-Free Support$0.00

All 3 Revenue Boosters (Sony Store, Real Networks, Accutrak)$89.85
Sub-Total: $89.85
Activation Fee: $1.95
Total: $91.80

EMAIL 1: Orders at cbhostfee.com “Thank you for your online order!”

Dear ‘James’,

Congratulations! Your purchase is approved and instant access to your online business has been successfully enabled.
Important – Please read and then write down the following information. Or, print this email – before closing this page.

We know you’re anxious to start making money, and we’re excited to help you get started. So as soon as you log in, follow the simple prompts to activate your new online business. In just 3-easy steps, it’ll be ready to start making you money right away!

Log into your Back Office at: http://uwccorp.com

USERNAME:
PASSWORD:

Don’t delay logging in to your Back-Office! Follow the simple prompts and put your website to work for you today! And just a reminder… if you would like to change the card we will use for your $29.95 monthly hosting fee, click the “My Account” tab after you login to your back office.

Regarding your credit card statement: Your purchase transaction will appear on your next credit-card statement as shown here: $1.95 cbhostfee.com.

We want to hear from you anytime you need assistance, so we make that easy for you too. We encourage you to call us toll-free, using the number shown below.

If you’re calling from:
US: (888) 230-7531
CA: (888) 230-7531
UK: (0808) 234-3469
AU: (1800) 607-928
NZ: (0800) 452-364
ZA: (0800) 981-427
IE: (1800) 550-499
SE: 020-793-292
DE: (0800) 181-3943
NO: 800-10-674
SG: 800-130-1952

Our Customer Support Hours are:
Mon – Thurs 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Fridays 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sat & Sun 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

To view the current time at our offices copy the link below and paste it into your browser’s address bar:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=197
To Your Success!
Your Customer Support Team

EMAIL 2: Customer Support ” ‘James’ Trying to reach you…”

We would like to welcome you on board with us, and would like to confirm that you have received the Express Set-Up Email of your new business. If you have not received the Express Set-Up Email, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Your Username is:
Your Password is:

Click or copy the following link to go to your back office now. (http://uwccorp.com)

Thank you again for choosing us as your home business resource. We encourage you to call us toll-free anytime you need assistance. We promise to provide you with the most pleasant and thorough customer support you’ll find anywhere.

Your Customer Support Team:
US: (888) 230-7531
CA: (888) 230-7531
UK: (0808) 234-3469
AU: (1800) 607-928
NZ: (0800) 452-364
ZA: (0800) 981-427
IE: (1800) 550-499
SE: 020-793-292
DE: (0800) 181-3943
NO: 800-10-674
SG: 800-130-1952

The Cellphone/Phone Part

If you have added your cellphone number during registering for this web package, credit will quietly disappear from your phone without you even noticing.

Not long after registering for the web package my cellphone went off saying “You do not have enough credit to send that txt message, please go to bla bla bla…”

(The standard message you get from your provider when you are out of credit)

Only.. I hadn’t sent a txt.

I called my provider and they looked up on my recent phone activity and it showed I had just been interacting with a cellphone number in the UK. It wasn’t even a subscription and there was nothing they could do to stop it. They said they hadn’t seen anything like it before.

**New Credit Card
**New Sim Card

I talked on the phone to an operator from (spammy):

http://www.careerjournalonline.com/newsupdate/workfromhome/vcrebill/nz/

This is the New Zealand targeted link.

The most convincing part is the comments section at the bottom of the page, all written by the same people. Asking and resolving questions at the same time.

http://www.careerjournalonline.com/newsupdate/workfromhome/vcrebill/nz/

“Does this really work guys..? I’m a bit skeptical.. how much effort do I have to put?”

At the bottom of the page you will notice that it says “Leave a Reply” then following… “The comment section is closed.”

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I called the NZ 0800 number that they provided (0800 452-229) and talked to an American guy there. I calmly said I have just signed up but have decided not to follow through with the scheme and is a refund possible (not expecting anything). He asked for the same contact details were entered earlier and said that someone would be in touch with me in the next 24 – 48 business trading hours, but if I hadn’t heard from anyone just to call back.

I did call back an hour later to try and get the code to deactivate the “subscription” that they had added to my cellphone, but they disconnected while I was still in the waiting line.

Just now (some hours later) I have received an email from F.Lukas “frefobiz@stopwastingtime.info” saying “‘James’ want to ‘ger’ your cellphone to pay you?”

You will also notice that the New Zealand number to call on pages mymonthlywebfee.com & http://uwccorp.com are both different. And the number they e-mail upon registration is different once again being 0800 452 364

Toll free…. lets wait and see what the next phone bill is going to be. (:

As of 2012, the careerjournalonline.com link and its’ bogus comments has been taken off the internet.

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UWC’s “Work at Home” Scam

Source- http://electronplumber.com/dailynews7-com-and-the-home-income-system-scam/

Months after the famous FTC deadline for disclosure on affiliate web sites, the online money making scammers are back at it, this time more brazen than ever.  Now we have DailyNews7.com pushing something called the Home Income System, where for only $2.97 you too can become part of the American dream and work from home in your spare time “posting links online”.

homeincomesystem-dailynews7

Interesting use of the geo-targeting there, just saying they are from your state rather than drilling all the way down to the town where your internet service provider is located.

Since it’s almost certain they are breaking the law in the US, these guys seem to have thrown all caution to the wind and just gone for it.  The FTC has clearly set forth the rules for online disclosure and factual proof of earnings potential the AVERAGE user would have with this system, as well as disclosure of all costs associated with the system.

DailyNews7.com does none of these things. No where does it say it’s an advertisement. It has a quote from Larry King that he most certainly never made about the “Home Income System”. It has a Photoshopped cover of Newsweek as well. It even has a fake ad for Dish Network that brings you to the offer page for the Home Income Kit if you click on it.

Our old friend Kevin Hoeffer’s sister Mary is apparently been dragged into it too, with a random photo of a check for $5000 attributed to her.

Why do we think this is a scam in our opinion?  Besides the unsubstantiated income claims that are against the latest FTC rules, no where on the DailyNews7 sides does it say anything about the true cost of the “Home Income System”.

All it says is “First you will need to apply for a work from home kit. There is a small charge of $2.97 for shipping and handling, Judy explained that “this charge is made to cover shipping costs but also to separate the people that are serious about working from home.”

Which is complete bunk.  The real reason is in the hopes you won’t notice the fine print.  What is the fine print?  Click on through any of the links and you land on internetprofitsuccesssystem.com, where you can fill out your name and address and phone number (which I would NOT suggest doing) and read the small text to find:

By placing my order I agree to the Terms of Offer, which explain this order includes the above for just $2.97 shipping and handling. If you enjoy your trial, just pay a monthly membership fee of $79.86. You may cancel anytime by calling: (877) 834-4449.

Yeah, that’s right, they are going to whack your credit card for $79.86.  There is no checkbox or opt-in for this, which is also against the FTC rules.

Click on the actual Terms and Conditions link and you find this:

which is that you, the buyer, are not entitled to a refund that may or may not have been charged to you for delivery of said product, or services, or subscription. Furthermore, any free trials that may or may not be offered with this product are only free during the said allotted time of the free trial period, the free trial period is 3-days starting on the date signed up. If you have not cancelled the free bonus within the free trial period (if offered on product purchasing), you are agreeing to purchase the bonus material and/or service at a monthly reoccurring cost of up to $79.86 (seventy nine dollars and eighty six cents USD. This can be cancelled by contacting BlogMaster Profits customer service at (877) 834-4449 and stating your desire to cancel said bonus material. However, in order to not be charged any future reoccurring cost, please give ample time (2 business days) to be cancelled out of any reoccurring billing system before the next scheduled charge to your account (this does not apply during any trial period). Not canceling trial programs constitutes authorization, by you, the buyer, for any charges (as outlined) for the associated bonus service until your request to cancel has been received by our customer service staff. By not canceling the bonus program during the trial period or prior to two days before a scheduled billing cycle, you agree that any reoccurring charges billed to you will be non-refundable. You also agree that by purchasing this product, you will be given access to digital material outlined in the members area. No physical  product will be sent to your home or business address.

That’s right, no refunds.  And you have to cancel your three day trial within two days to be eligible to stop the billing.

Continue on through the site and terms and you will find NOTHING about the company’s physical address or email, just a phone number that was closed when we attempted to call it.

Now we haven’t read any specific complaints about internetprofitsuccesssystem.com, but it sure as hell looks like all the other Internet money scams out there that trick you into coughing up your credit card  thinking you are only paying shipping and handling.

How To Cancel The Home Income Kit?

Well, they do provide a phone number you can call.  HOWEVER, a number of people have suggested that calling their number is not the right thing to do.

If you call to cancel, they now have a record of you contacting them and if you later try to dispute the charge with your credit card company, they can show the record of your call to your credit card company as proof of the transaction.  Only go this route if you can’t afford to cancel the card in question or if it is a debit card which is much harder to dispute.  You’ve been internet mugged here, don’t take it lying down.  It is our opinion based on the FTC guidelines that these people are breaking the law, plain and simple.  You wouldn’t call a mugger to ask for your money back, you would go to the authorities.

Here is what we recommend:

  1. Don’t feel bad! Seems like hundreds if not thousands of people have been taken in by these sort of “negative option” offers that trick you by not clearly disclosing you are signing up for monthly charges. You were tricked, it happens to the best of us.
  2. Call/write your credit card company, dispute the charges and report the card stolen. Since this site does not meet the FTC requirements for clear disclosure for the charges you received, consider your card stolen.  This will make sure they can’t charge you any more and that they can’t sell your credit card number to anyone else. If they tricked you once already, what makes you think they won’t try to squeeze every penny out of you they can?
  3. Start ID theft monitoring right away! Click here to sign up for Experian Protect My Id monitoring. You just gave some shady website your name, address, phone number, credit card and secret 3 digit card number.  You can get Experian ID Protection for $1 for 30 days, then it’s $9.95 a month. I’d suggest signing up for AT LEAST the first month to check your credit report  and make sure no one tries to change your address or open a new card using the current cards details you gave away.

“Daily News 7” and all of Universal Web Consulting’s other fraudelent “news” sites have been taken off the internet as of 2011.

UWC’s “Money back guarantee” lie

Source- http://www.scamexposure.com/scam-report/universal-web-consulting-universal-web-consulting-c85419.html

On 4/29/11 I took a $1.95 trial period which would turn into a $29.95 per month and a money back guarantee in 30 days. I was not able to do anything at all with this product because of a heavy work schedule. On 5/5/11 they charged me $29.95.
On 5/17/11 I called Terrance and requested a refund. He told me that a supervisor would look into this and call me within 2 days.
On 5/20/11 since no one called me I called them again. I spoke to a clerk, who told me that my claim was investigated and that I would not get a refund. I asked for a supervisor and a Pete came on.
Pete told me that I had ordered a website (total lie) and could not get a refund. I told him that I never ordered any site from them, and again asked for my refund. He then gave me a name of a site ( something that I never heard of or could have dreamed up and said that is the site that I ordered.
These people a scam artists. They give you a super short “trial period”, claim that you ordered a site, bill you and steal from you.
Then when you speak to them they say there is no refund policy. Do Not get stuck in their scam. As you can see from the other reports on them they are TOTALLY Dishonest. Stay away.

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