Joined an online social group for entrepreneurs. Saw a message from a man named Jay who offered to help people looking to make extra money. I contacted him to inquire. He referred me to two different online companies: MaverickMoneyMakers.com & surveyvault.co.uk.
Asked many questions, exchanged several emails, and then I figured out that this man was up to no good. Thankfully, I didn't sign up for either program (they both require you to pay to join). Here are some of the emails exchanged:
"one of the other sites i use to make money online is called survey vault,
You basically get paid $5 - $30 for filling out 10 minute paid market research surveys online.
They're just a bunch of questions from companies like burger king, virgin and Kodak etc. about products of theirs.
They tend to send out new ones every day so I usually sit down and fill a few out first thing in the morning and that makes me around $95 - $145 on good weeks....
The problem is there's a small processing fee of something like $25
But i know of a way to get around it if you need to so you don't have to pay.
As soon as you're a member you can earn it back within a few minutes anyway.
would you like me to find you the website link?
and if you're unsure about either one i wouldn't be offended if you asked me for some proof.
I would totally understand with all the scams that are out there these days.
"thanks for sending me that link..... you mentioned that you know how to get around paying for the membership fee? how would i go about doing that? also, if you wouldn't mind showing me some kind of proof....i see that survey vault pays through paypal? thanks a lot for your help!"
"The way i got around paying the fee was i signed up and then asked for a refund straight after.
The friend who told me about it said they will give you lifetime free access as a gift to say sorry that
you were not satisfied with their service and it worked, i got free access and still do to this day.
survey vault proof should be attached. Its a screen shot of my paypal account but there might be a few ebay
transfers on there as well. if you want proof for maverick money makers feel free to ask.
"copied from their website disclaimer:
'Please take into account before joining that the Survey Vault Admin/Processing fee is non refundable.'
also, how come when i went to the contact page and clicked on "skype me" your email address popped up?????"
"you mean on the contact page? it comes up as 'surveyvault' on mine.
And i read the disclaimer too, i think you have to ask for the refund within the first week of joining.
After that my friend says they start declining refunds.
Are you sure you read that skype button correctly?
it shouldn't come up with any email addresses, it should just be names.
"from the FAQ page:
'If you have any other questions please visit the contact page to email me or skype us.'
when i clicked on skype, 'nosplashback' username came up!"
"Well that's very strange.
On mine the user name is 'surveyvault'
maybe you should use maverick money makers instead
if the surveyvault disclaimer has made you feel uncomfortable.
MMM have a 60day refund policy you can blatantly see on the front page.
And it makes me $13,000 - $27,000 a month. but its not one of those get-rich quick schemes so don't expect
that kind of money to fly in overnight without any work. but once you've set everything up it can be very rewarding.
""well thats very strange" indeed!
i really hope that whom ever you have scammed money out of finds out about you and your shady business practices! i will be going back on yahoo groups and warning everyone about you and the affiliates that you mentioned i join.
what a crock! all i can say is what goes around comes around!
FROM JAY (THIS IS THE BEST PART):
"F*** you, with a chainsaw.
I was trying to get referrals. I make 90% of that joining fee whenever someone signs up under my link. Thats why my name was on the contact page. But it doesn't matter now. You're clearly not going to sign up so stop wasting my time.
The links i sent you had my referral ID in them, and i would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for you meddling kids.
SCOOOBBYY DOOOOBBYYY DOOOOOOOOO......"
As you have read, this man is a charlatan working for these companies....he said it himself! Please do research before you invest your time and money into a company. Anytime it promises "$11,259 dollars a day" or similar, or asks for startup costs or membership fees, it is most likely a scam.