Her name is Kelly Simmons… and let me tell you, she’s a
stock photo struggling mom.
Ms Simmons once worked very hard just to get by, living pay check to pay check. She did everything she could just to survive and provide for her young daughter. It was a struggle.
But things got much worse for her:
I remember crying for hours that day. I didn’t know what I was going to do to pick myself up, it felt like the end and if it wasn’t for my daughter I do not know how I would have had the energy to fight and go on. I knew I had to do something and quick before we were homeless and living out on the streets.
What did she do to overcome this terrible situation?
She had a “chilling day that changed her life” and pondered on all the things she ‘wanted’ in a job. You know, as you do when you don’t even have enough money to pay the rent.
But things worked out ok for here, because she “met a man in a doctor’s office” that revealed his secret ‘work from home strategy’ to her. Fast forward to the present, and Kelly is now a “millionaire working from home” and is able to buy anything she wants.
Incredible. So what’s here secret? What is this incredible strategy to make money from home she has found?
She started posting links on the internet.
Profound isn’t it? If only I knew how to post a link on the interweb… I’d be rich!
Okay okay… I’ve had my fun 🙂
I’ve seen this story a (literally) over a hundred times by now and I know it’s fake, so forgive my lack of empathy. While this was certainly a very touching story, not one single word of it is true.
This is the same story used across many identical scam websites, and many different alias’ that have ripped off everyday people to the tune of $100’s of millions. I’m not kidding.
Do you still feel sorry for her? She’s laughing all the way to the bank, by ripping people off.
But don’t take my word for it, read on to see proof of what I’m saying.
The Kelly Simmons Scam Exposed
On the majority of these websites I’ve come across, this is the picture of Kelly Simmons:
Quite an attractive and friendly looking woman huh? Here’s the same woman under an entirely different name and program:
The program that was taken from is now defunct, but it’s one of many replicas. But even legit people use an alias right? Correct. So we need to dig deeper.
Here’s a screenshot from the disclaimer page of one site she’s featured on (click to enlarge):
As you can see, everything about Kelly is fake.
Yet, she insists her story is real and always says it was “that” program that changed her life. Funny, she says the exact same thing about many other programs.
Here are three near identical programs she supposedly created:
I go into more detail about the program itself rather than Kelly in the reviews above, and a quick Google search reveals a long line of identical sites she’s associated with.
Also worth checking out is a program I reviewed called 37 Clicks which was supposedly created by Kelly Scott. The sales material is different on this site, but they both use an identical disclaimer and Ms Scott also had a “chilling day” that changed her life.
To say this is one hell of an elaborate scheme, is a gross understatement. When you really start digging into this, it’s nothing short of crazy.
But how do I know it’s a scam? For one thing, there’s no such thing as a link posting job.
Perhaps the common thread among sites she claims to own, is a promise to teach people how to post links within their Wealth Development Center. I published an article about this explaining how anything connected to the WDC is part of a long running scam the FTC has been working to shut down for years.
Once you read the above article, and see what the FTC has to say, there will be no doubt in your mind as to what this is really about.
How Can These Scams Keep Running?
It is very difficult for authorities to stop these websites from appearing given the global and somewhat anonymous nature of the Internet.
They normally run these websites until there’s enough reviews on the front page of Google to warn people and/ or the authorities do catch up with them and shut down their web address (AKA domain name).
What do they do once they get shut down?
They normally just change the name of the website, the fake persona, a few images and/or the domain name. The scheme they run stays the same though, it’s a bit like cutting off one head and having another three take it’s place.
It will likely never stop. They just change a few details around and keep scamming.
The Bottom Line
Kelly Simmons is not real and she never has been.
She is nothing more than a fictional character designed to suck as many people as possible into the rubbish programs these people promote.
They often use the whole ‘single mothers on struggle street who’ve become financially free’ as a way to connect with people and build trust. Just like how they often try to affiliate themselves with known celebrities and publish fake news stories.
It’s all fake from the comments to the testimonials and everything in between.
These scammers will continue to prey on people who are desperate for money, but there are legit ways to make money online. The most important thing is to do your homework, and never hand out money to a program unless you are sure it’s the real deal.
One strategy that has served me well, is to look for programs you can start for free before having to pay anything. It’s not a fail safe, but if you can see inside a program before paying you’re essentially tipping the odds in your favour.