Source- http://www.justanswer.com/consumer-protection-law/7k9qy-started-uwc-corp-ith-everyone-saying-i-ll-start.html

I have started with UWC Corp. W ith everyone saying I’ll start selling right away and then kept getting phone calls to help up date my web site for a fee and training which I have been receiving. Have not made a cent and was promised that Christmas would be good. I fell for this, how stupid was that. It is selling for different companies for a %. That would be okay if hadn’t gone into debt thinking I would start paying that down within a couple of weeks. I write the company I said I was dissatisfied and thought it was a scam. I did get a call right away but much was not done except drop my monthly fee of 30.00 for 6 months. Started training to but high products on my site. I still fell like I have been scammed. I am in debt at the tune of $ 8000.00 over this. Can I do anything. Thank you

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law

Expert: stevewlawreplied 1 year ago.

stevewlaw : Hi [USERNAME], my name is XXXXX XXX I will do the best to help you. My advice is general only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. I just did some quick online research on UWC Corp., or Universal Web Consulting. There are many reports that this is a scam and a ripoff. I see they are located in Phoenix, in the State of Arizona. I don’t know what the contracts or agreements look like that you signed with them. I presumed you signed something before you gave them $8000. I would let them know that you want a refund and will return everything to them that they provided to you, but that you want out of your agreement. You need to let them know that the statements and “guarantees” that they made to you were blatantly false, and that the services they provided to you were not worth anything near the $8000 that you have paid. In order to establish fraud or misrepresentation, you need to establish that they made false or misleading statements to you in order to induce you to do something, i.e., spend $8000. You need to establish that you relied on their false statements, and that you have been damaged because of that.

stevewlaw : If they do not willingly refund all or a significant part of your money, I suggest that you report them to the office of the Arizona Attorney General. They don’t take kindly to con men who pray on those on a fixed income looking to make an easy return on their money. I believe that the AZ Attorney General would take a serious look at UWC. That is the best way for you to start. You may very well have to file a justice court complaint against UWC in order to get your money back. You may be able to find a lawyer to take the case on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing until you get a recovery. You can look up the Maricopa County Bar Association referral service to find an attorney who might be able to help you.

stevewlaw : I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I was speaking with a woman last night in a similar situation, who became very leery of the business when they asked her for $5000 and said they would give her the documents after she sent them her money. This was, of course, after taking her for $1200 already. I feel your pain. Companies like this should be shut down for good.

stevewlaw : I hope this information is helpful to you. Please let me know how things turn out. Please don’t forget to provide me with your positive feedback. Steve

stevewlaw : I just found this on Just Answer as well. Please read. I am sorry and wish I had better news for you.

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UWC Corp charges your Credit card without your consent

Source- http://www.scamexposure.com/scam-report/universal-web-consulting-sold-me-for-1-95-a-three-day-c83819.html

Universal Web Consulting sold me for 1.95 a three-day period. After that, they creative web consulting team, extended all without my consent and began withdraw money($89.85) from my credit card without my consent too.
I canceled my credit card and asked refund my money back. I never give at Universal Web Consulting my credit card number again.

How does UWC take your money?

Source- http://www.scamradar.com/reports/2702/universal-web-consulting-scam.html

Universal web consulting is a scam company that take your money and give you very little in return. Universal web consulting will suck you in with claims of earning money and lots of it. They will tell you that they will help you every step of the way with one on one consultation. The truth is you get one hour a month of one on one consultation. The fact is they are too busy to care about who you are or whether your online business will work for you. Universal web consulting sales people become uncontactable soon after they have your money. I was told I can replace my income and pay off my debts with this business. They tell you they are selling you a training package however you get little training and little direction. I spent a fortune and would like to warn you of their tricks. They offer a website with templates and Amazon commission affiliate account. This makes you no money because why would anyone buy from you on your amateur estore. Just as realise you are not selling anything and something needs to be done. Another sales person phones you they have a solution for you and that is to give them more money and they will sent you up with drop shipping suppliers and high profit selling. Universal web consulting make it sound so good and so easy the light bulb goes off and you think thats it I need this to succeed. Then you realize they do not have enough trainers to train you so you get people who read off training cards and give you a couple of suppliers at a time. The problem is most of these suppliers are not very good and you will be lucky to sell anything. Once again UWC is not to be found. The only way you will learn is to teach yourself by research and reading. Their training packages start at $2500 and go up to $5000 for 12 months unlimited one on one consultation. This is a blatant lie Universal web consulting will not make you money they will show you how they make money. Please be warned.

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The same statement was also posted on this site- http://www.scamexposure.com/scam-report/universal-web-consulting-universal-web-consulting-universal-web-corp-uwc-will-take-c25322.html

Make Money Posting Links On Google Scam

Source- http://www.workathometruth.com/blog/2009/04/17/make-money-posting-links-on-google-scam/

Over the last year alot of buzz (mostly negative) has came out about sites that claim you can make money posting links on Google.  A word of warning straight out of the gate:  Do not fall to the temptation to even try programs that tell you you’ll make money by posting links on Google.

Let me explain this in a little more detail.

There are 2 ways to get links to show up on Google’s search engine and that’s it.  The first way is organically.  The second way is to pay for a link using Google Adwords.  If you’ve ever seen those advertisements at the top and right side of the screen on the Google search engines, those are Adwords links.

Let’s first talk about Google Adwords.  This is the paid way to get links to any website listed on Google.  It’s also the easiest and the fastest way.  However, it cost money and I do not recommend doing this for beginners.  The object is to show up on the first page of Google.  Most beginners who try to market using Adwords fail and end up spending alot more than they make.

There are many factors that will help you rank when doing PPC (pay per click – a.k.a. Adwords) marketing on Google.

#1.  Quality Score: This score is a combination of several factors that include your landing page and more importantly the title and keywords that are on your landing page.  There are other factors that are involved but those are the basics of it.

#2.  Price: How much you’re willing to pay per click.  Some words cost more, some less.  If your quality score is low you’ll spend more for your clicks.  If the keywords you’re bidding for are very competitive you’ll spend more as well.  If you’re quality score is low and you’re in a competitive field, Good Luck!

So that’s one way to get links on Google.  The next way is organic.  This means to rank you’re site naturally in the rankings without paying for the clicks.  It would be impossible for me to sufficiently explain how to get and profit from free search engine traffic (visitors) in this post. If you like that idea better than the idea of paying to get traffic from Google and other search engines you might consider taking a look at a system like  Niche Blitzkrieg that guides you step by step and has a helpful forum for you in case you get stuck.

Organic is a much cheaper route to go unless you are having someone do all the work for you.  As I mentioned earlier in the post if you’re a beginner you should steer away from PPC until you know what you’re doing.  Once you understand how to rank organically in the search engines and understand the concepts PPC shouldn’t even be an option.

I want you to keep in mind that these are the only ways to get your links in Google.  Any system out there that is being promoted that all you have to do is post links on Google to make money is, in my opinion, not worth even looking at.  Systems like Niche Blitzkrieg teach new folks how to rank organically and make money.  Once you’ve mastered a course like that and learned how to design your site and get found in the search engines you can consider starting a PPC campaign.  Getting your links posted on Google can actually happen but not the way many programs are telling you it can.

Note from Paul Schlegel, Founder, WorkAtHomeTruth:

I’ve posted about these types of sites before, but in case anyone wonders what Michael is talking about many of the following sites claim that you can “Make Money Posting Links On Google” or “Make Money Posting a Link On Google”:

Click here for the list.

This article was posted on workathometruth.com in April 2009. UWC no longer uses this scam to lure in clientele as of 2011 due to Google complaining about its name being used.

The “Mary Steadman” Scam

Source- http://www.workathometruth.com/blog/2009/06/05/are-fake-news-sites-the-next-gold-rush/

Are fake news sites the next big thing? If the alarming number of fake news sites with fake stories about fake blogs are any indication – the answer is a resounding yes! Most of the fake news sites talk about a fictitious woman named “Mary Steadman” who claims “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”.

One thing that the fake news sites DO get right is that “Mary’s story is a very familiar one in these tough times”. That’s true since there are over 1000 fake blogs perpetuating the myth that you can make big money “just by posting a link on google”.

If you want to see a list of over 1000 of the fake blogs, Click here to read Michael Brown’s article called “Make Money Posting Links on Google Scam”.

Some of the fake news sites do post disclaimers like “This publication is an article advertisement for Google Profit Kits”, “This publication is an article advertisement for Easy Google Profit”, or “This publication is an article advertisement for Google Biz Kit” (I noticed that many of those are now redirecting to a product called CashSecretClub).

But one of the stranger things about these fake news sites is that they have an “ADVERTISMENTS” section ON the advertisement itself and to my eye the word “ADVERTISEMENTS” on the right is quite a bit bigger than the advertising disclaimer on the top (note, not all sites have the disclaimer).

I haven’t determine how many of the fake news sites are similar to the actual newspapers in that area. If anyone lives in one of the area that the following fake news sites claim to be from it would be interesting to know if they sound like a newspaper in your area. You can post that information in the comments section if you like. Here’s a list of the fake news sites I’ve seen:

Click Here for the list.

Below are example images of the fake news articles-


“The Washington Chronicle”/”Saint Louis Daily News” (?)


“NY Times”/Miami Gazette News” (?)

The article from workathometruth.com was published in June 2009. These fake news sites are no longer up and running.