Report: #143209

Complaint Review: Referralware

  • Submitted: Wed, May 18, 2005
  • Updated: Mon, October 27, 2008
  • Reported By: hudson New Hampshire
  • Referralware

Referralware they said I shall conact 'em no address)\ to terminate de scam menbership, Internet

*Consumer Comment: Rebuttal to the somewhat idiotic person who left the complaint above.

*Consumer Suggestion: referralware caution flag is warranted but for different reasons

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Sat, 14 May 2005 04:05:59 -0700
From: "referralware Add to Address Book
Subject: Your automated money making website activation is now complete... you can now login.

Dear Octav
Congratulations! Your financial future is now finally in your own hands.

What you now have is a Fully Automated System for generating yourself Multiple Streams of Income. We know you've heard this before... everyone says they are automated... but we really mean it (you'll see for yourself the moment you login to the member's
area >. This new system is truly and completely automated for you... we know you are looking for
another JOB. It truly does all the work FOR you.

Members are earning full-time incomes in as little as 3-4 months, (working less then 30 minutes a week), and so can you!

Plus, just as our way of saying "Thanks" for taking a look, you will also receive more than $500.00 worth of valuable products nd services in addition to what you asked for... all 100% FREE!

It's all been made available to you from Referralware.

Your Referralware membership is FREE for 30 days. It's fully functional, we're not holding a single thing back.

To login to the member's area and see how this amazing system will work on your behalf to make you a full time income, (and grab your free marketing tools), click on the following link and enter your new User ID and Password:

User ID = 14447*****
Password = ******

If clicking any of these links doesn't launch a new web
browser, just copy and paste the link into your web browser by hand... and click the "go" button with your mouse.

To see your new Referralware home page, click here

The person who referred you to this powerful system is:
Steve Duran and can be reached at


It is very important that you attend 2 live training calls. This is an added service to insure you get started correctly and maximize your success with Referralware.

You'll get expert advise from actual members who are using the Referralware system. Many are earning full-time incomes and will show you exactly HOW they do it.

Don't put this off!! The sooner you attend, the quicker you'll be making a great income.


Fast Track Schedule & Call Number:

1-580-474-3370 w/ passcode ****

Fast Track Overview Call Schedule - All times are (PST)
Mon Tues Wed Thurs
9:00am 9:00am 9:00am 9:00am
1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm

Fast Track Training Call Schedule - All times are (PST)
Mon Tues Wed Thurs
7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

Fast Track Product / Income Stream Opportunity Call Schedule -
All times are (PST)
Mon: EMM Tues: PRT Wed: Thurs: HFT
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm

Scheduled speaker:
Master Distributor:
Chris Molinari Master Distributor:
Matt Morrow Scheduled speaker:
President of Juvio:
Paul Burke or Co-Founder 167:
Scott Wacker Scheduled speaker:
Owner of HFT
Michael Bianco
Time Zone Translator: http
You can also access these conferences via telephone by dialing:
1-580-474-3370 w/ pass code *****




From: "Referralware Help" Add to Address Book
Subject: Fw: [help] Feedback Submission
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 20:09:03 -0700

Your membership has been cancelled per your request.

Please note that each Business Opportunity is separate and if you wish to terminate your membership/billing with them, you will need to contact them directly.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 4:27 AM
Subject: [help] Feedback Submission

> Submitted 05/14/2005 04:27:15 from IP address:
subject: General Feedback
textfield: no, i don't want you.


Submit: Submit Feedback Information
the_action: send_feedback
first: octav



hudson, New Hampshire

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#1 Consumer Comment

Rebuttal to the somewhat idiotic person who left the complaint above.

AUTHOR: Chris Molinari - (U.S.A.)

First of all, NONE of the people named above had ANY ownership in any way, shape or form in the Company Referralware.

ALL of our names should be removed. All of us were merely MEMBERS of Referralware and like everyone else we paid for our memberships. We did however, manage to actually MAKE money. Those that failed because they did NOTHING but want a FREE ride, get rich quick and a "just join and make money" mentality are the FIRST to complain in every company I've ever been in.

You can see by the way the person writes they are basically illiterate. People have a way of playing stupid when they find out they actually have to WORK to make money.

Not ONE name on this report is of any of the owners of Referralware. Our names should be removed immediately. We were listed as "Master Distributors" because we went to work and created an income for ourselves.

Before anyone's name is listed on this site, you should each "report" out and find out WHO owns the company before you start disparaging people!
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

referralware caution flag is warranted but for different reasons

AUTHOR: Wolf - (U.S.A.)

I don't think Referralware a/k/a 1.67aday is a ripoff, but caution is needed to get past a lot of their website and followup hype with regards their Internet programs.

Speaking from personal experience, and now with hindsight, Referralware probably best serves Internet marketers who have an ongoing business or a strong sense of one they want to establish.

To that end, Referralware provides a lot of good marketing tools and systems that streamline monitoring customers and multiple business income streams.

But enrolling in Referralware's "biz ops" and making enough money to retire from your day job in 4 months is a bit more ambitious and probably unrealistic, especially from a cold start.

Rather I found myself carried along under the constant excitement extolled by the website and stirred up by email notification that other people have joined one or more biz ops in your downline.

Simply put, you have to buy product or services to keep your foot in the various biz op income streams. Your gamble is that you can encourage/sell enough people to do the same downline from you to offset your monthly outlays for products and admin fees. This may only mean "recruiting" a few people under you, who in turn do the same as you, but finding those people may come easy or hard depending on your marketing skills and advertising budget. It is not an overnight project, and I think for several months, you will have more money going out than coming in, depending on your marketing skills.

Unless you already have a database of potential buyers, you are relegated to buying qualified leads from Referralware and then pursuing those leads by follow-up email, which is not an automatic process as it's made out to be, especially in this day of avoiding being a spam sender. I think the leads primarily come from all those peripheral questions you see in conjunction with Internet offers, the part where you are asked if you'd like to operate a home business.

Not having a business of my own, I signed up for three biz ops thru Referralware, and in conjunction with advertising leads I bought, my first month expenditures were over $250 with no offsetting income. Be prepared to spend that or more every month, and not see immediate significant results.

The chat rooms were good, but didn't ask the tough questions, and rather dealt with how to get yourself setup and up and running in the Referralware system. Questions about actual results for members who quit their jobs because of their Referralware success were derailed as being impolite.

It was particularly irritating, though I recognize hype is part of the MLM world, to have the CEO of Referralware extolled as having achieved some sort of special status. Well, if anyone should make it to that "diamond" plateau for having people "downline" from him (ie. the entire Referralware membership)he would be the one. And I'm sure my humble $250 plus helped.

Concluding, like any other business, Internet or not, understand your potential commitments. Slow down and don't get caught up in crowd hype. And despite all appearances or implications to the contrary, Referralware's and other programs are going to take time and oftentimes money, so be realistic in your expectations and budget there too.

Again, I don't mean for this to be construed as a "rip-off" report, but did want to raise the flag of caution for people who think it's an easy and quick road to a truly home based business. Don't quit your day job just yet.
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