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


UWCCorp (Home Cash Package) exposed on Youtube

Note: The video does not belong to me.

UWC’s Ghost Traffic

Universal Web Consulting sold us what is known as “guaranteed traffic” as part of their packages. It may be misrepresented as a free side package on your UWC receipt (see screenshot taken from Scamradar, below) but, as a UWC representative will tell you, you HAVE paid for it as part of the package. So what is guaranteed traffic? Contrary to what UWC claims as blasting your website globally to webservers in the form of those annoying pop-up ads (which can get blocked anyway provided the users have the right software, included in many anti-virus packages), guaranteed traffic is bogus traffic. They use bots that visit your website, pusing up your “hits”; no human will ever see your website. Guaranteed traffic does not help with search engine rankings or Alexa ratings, it is purely fodder for the hit-counter.

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You can find guaranteed traffic suppliers and get far more reasonable deals just by typing “Buy online traffic” on a search engine, assuming you would want to waste money on such a thing. But just how legit is the guaranteed traffic provided by UWC? Here is a comment posted on whocallsme.com on 18 November 2010-

The hit-counter on one of their clients websites still stuck on 29412 for the last 10 days now.  When they went through the marketing spiel with me they asked me how many hits my site had had and then asked me to check how many hits one of their client’s site had had, but as I said previously the 29412 hits on the internet site www.bandtcottage.com is just bogus.  Other points to watch for.  1. It is true that they will set you up will an affiliates programme with Amazon, but any Tom, Dick or Harry can do that themselves by simply going direct to the Amazon web site and join their affiliate programme directly, so UWC are not giving you any added value there. 2.  You can check out very limited information on Univeral Web Consulting by going to the following internet link and typing in Univeral web consulting in the company search box :  http://starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wsbroker1/connect.p?app=names-report.p

And another comment from the same website, dated 25 December 2010-

I listened to the representatives spiel and how do you explain the high pressure selling techniques????? How do you explain a phone call from a number that belongs to a company called “World Market Systems”????? I thought you guys were Universal Web Consulting????? How do you explain the “BS” bandcottage website and the fact that it is still at 29412 visitors????? It’s been like that since November!!!!! Do not try and mess with our heads because you know what, it is not working. For all the others out there who are reading this message, you are hearing me loud and clear. DO NOT GET STARTED WITH THIS PROGRAM!!!!!

Coincidently, you may have noticed the comment in the screenshot saying the same thing about a different website belonging to UWC. And here is a comment from the same website, whocallsme.com, which provides some interesting reading (21 November 2010) –

I found that the hit counter would go up overnight, sometimes by 50 hits, sometimes by 75. I had a counter from another site which shows all the details and last night there was 15 hits and UWC had put up my counter by 50. Tomorrow I will be going to my bank to stop any further payments. I have found on my bank statement that payment goes to different companies. Some of these company names are : Internet Solution.  Sour Peoria. Biz Peoria. The big payments go to UWC Corp.
Once again, be very careful people.

So a hit-counter from another site shows different figures to that of UWC’s. Maybe UWC are just cutting corners and simply tweaking their hit-counter?

As of 2012, possibly due to some legal reasons, UWC got rid of their hit-counter. Where their hit-counter used to be now has the small print, “[domain name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”

Shouldn’t UWC refund our money that was supposedly spent on “traffic”?

UWC “Training” a waste of time

Source- http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Universal-Web-Consulting/Phoenix-Arizona-AZ-850/Universal-Web-Consulting-Not-a-good-company-to-get-involved-with-Training-substandard-F-943951

From my own personal experience, I was originally looking for work and stupidly excepted the promises of this company, they stated that they would get me earning money. “That on hindsight was the wrong thing to believe” after a period of working on this website they sold me which incidentally was full of banners from affiliate links from Amazon, Sony etc being a complete newbie to the web I knew no better, but quickly learned this was not going to work. I phoned the sales rep who assured me that all I had to do was follow the training in the back office this I did and it got me nowhere so I phoned again with the sole intention of stopping the subscription but gullible me listened to them.

The next thing they threw at me was if I expected to start earning any money I would be advised to take there one to one training package which would put me on the right road and I would then start to see commissions the one on one training consisted of one session 15 minutes long per month and the excuse I received was they had a shortage of trainers and lots of people to train I queried them and stated that that was not my problem as I had paid them good money on the promises they made and requested a refund.

An hour later I had someone on the end of the phone stating that he was one of the upper management offering me a renewal on my domain name free of charge and he would stop the monthly payments until I began earning which they would ensure happens.

I went along with that but on thinking about it if they were doing this to everyone else the amount of money they were getting under I deem as false pretences, then this would not be a short fall to them.

I haven’t heard anything from them since and the very last time I spoke to them they said they had no recourse in refunding me because of what they had given me. that to me was just a way of pacifying me by doing what they did they where actually admitting liability.

I since have read of other people getting short changed by them, so I would suggest that anyone thinking of going with this company to think again and leave them well alone!

Because I am UK based I can’t use the BBB as their form does not accept English post codes, Telephone numbers, or state so other than venting my frustrations out here I am stuck! And they must have laughed all the way to the bank. some other smuck ripped off.  

*The complainant posts a further statement to his original report-

As I stated in the original report I have tried to get my money back from this company and they have responded negatively, after spending money I did not really have and having to borrow most of it to the tune of nearly a $1000 on the product web hosting, domain name, website, and rubbish training that they had the audacity to charge for.

I being green and believing them to be a genuine company who stated that they would not risk their companies reputation by not giving me a good service and guidance in making a success of the so called business they had sold me into They are very good at taking your money and leaving you to your own devices.

Their training consisted of telling you to search the internet for other peoples reports on marketing, showing sites that they claim where making good money that actually had broken links to the products that where supposed to be making the sales. stating that the website I had created was excellent by buttering me up this way they must have thought I would leave them alone, if they had only given some constructive criticism and proper guidance, proper training and a more honest approach not B.S their reputation would not get a kicking as it has, dishonesty seems to be their rule.

I am only stating the above to make others aware.

I really would like to get My money refunded but not being a US citizen I am finding it really difficult to find an organisation that would have the knowledge and representation to approach them on my behalf, the better business bureau are unreachable unless you reside in the United states and I now feel that the company has had my money B.S’d me on what they had given me. 

Beware of UWC’s Phishing Scam

Source- http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/UWC-Universal-Web-Consulting/Phoenix-Arizona-85085/UWC-Universal-Web-Consulting-they-used-my-friends-emails-to-sell-me-websites-and-SEO-serv-884306

Im writing you because all attempts to talk to Amex customer service, dispute department, as well as complaint department were exhausted. This letter regards a charge that I disputed on October 10th 2011 value of $2,667.09
October 4, 2011-Everything started when I received e-mails from my friend Suzanne Chan (see attached copies), with whom I exchange e-mails since 2008. In these e-mails I received, (she?) was inviting me to buy a business website and try, because she already tried it and she is very successful and happy with the money and the cheques she receives every month.

October 4, 2011-At first I was indifferent for (her?) invitation, but when I received the second e-mail from her, because of her persistence, and I know very well that my friend Suzanne is very careful and calculating person when it comes to making money. I decided to give it a shot, and I clicked on the link included in the e-mails (nowadays these links direct you to inexistent websites). And I signed up with UWC Universal Web Consulting to buy a website which was charged to my Canadian Tire VISA Card (see attached statement).

October 5th 2011-The next day, I have received a call from UWC offering me a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) service to promote the purchased website, which I agreed on and I was charged on my Amex Card (see attached statement).
October 4th & 5th 2011-Meanwhile, I kept received emails from my friend Suzanne inviting me to try the website, although I sent her an e-mail thanking her for her referral and asking her for some tips. It strikes me then. I knew that something is wrong. I send her an email asking her if she sent me all these invitations for this website, she answered me saying that her email address was compromised and someone hacked into her email and contacts is sending all these invitations. She apologized and  was obliged to change her email address.

October 5th 2011-Soon I found out that was a scam, I called UWC and I cancelled their services. They accepted and they refund me the website cost and other charges attached to it (see attached statements from Canadian Tire VISA), except the SEO charges, which I disputed with Amex October 10th. In return, Amex sent me a letter informing me that within 6-8 weeks I will be receiving a letter with the outcome of the inquiry. To my total surprise, until now this letter is not received yet, and someone from Amex Dispute Dept informed me that the suspended amount was released to UWC, a verdict that I rejected and I wanted badly to provide my facts to counter and reverse Amex decision.
December 6th 2011-I called Amex in following up on the outcome of the inquiry. Amex email me back saying the case was closed and documents of the investigation were sent on Dec 1st, which I never received. I called in many times December 2011 and January 2012 and the letter still not received. Although everyone I talked to, in Customer Service Department and the Dispute Department promised they will send these documents ASAP. Im outraged, and asking for your help.

The dilemma Im facing now is that with all this delay in receiving the outcome of the inquiry, I have to pay the charge, and I lost the opportunity to re-open the file and dispute the charges again based on facts that I possess: e-mails credit card statements showing the refund, proving that UWC should refund the SEO charges as they did to the original website.

The question is obvious, how can you promote a website which is no longer belongs to me?
In their letter addressed to Amex, UWC did not mention that the website was cancelled and refunded to me.

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