On 7/28/10, I created an account with Project Payday. I thought it sounded a little fishy, but I looked them up on the Better Business Bureau website and they had a rating of B+, so I figured it was legitimate. I was told that if I signed up for a number of "free trial" offers at the website freefactor.com, I would receive $50 the very NEXT DAY from Project Payday through Kelly Martin. They called this the "First Fast Fifty" program.
I signed up for 2 trial offers to gain an account with Project Payday. Then I signed up for 6 more trial offers in order to qualify for the $50. Most of these offers were not in fact free, one of them was $17 but I figured it would work out when I got the $50. Again, I was told that I would receive $50 in my PayPal account the next business day.
The next day, I received an email stating that the money was in my PalPal account! I was so excited. [continued below]....
..... But then I checked my PayPal and the money wasn't there! I tried to contact Mr. Martin several times by phone, and was never able to get through. Via email, Mr. Martin then told me I had to "verify" my account with PayPal. I had previously been told that I could get the money the very next day, but now I was being told that I would have to wait while PayPal verified me, which took several additional days.
I did in fact get verified with PayPal, and I did not in fact ever receive a dime from Project Payday. I emailed Kelly again. He suggested I did not receive the money because I typed in my email address wrong. Not true. I emailed him again. By time time it had been almost a week. This time he said, and I quote, "Impatience is not a problem of Project Payday or Free factor, that is user error".
Not only am I out $25 bucks on non-free trial offers, I wasted COUNTLESS hours of my life trying to get by money. I cancelled all my free trials and filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.