Website: Career News Online (located at: poweredbywealth.com/?pub=CD2041&sub=3682)
Review Summary: There is no product, it links people to a bogus directory website known as the ‘Free Bucket’, the very same thing they do in the Profit Streams Online scam I recently reviewed. There are many reasons this should be totally avoided, needless to say I do NOT recommend this rubbish.
The Fake News Website- A Closer Look
In no way shape or form is this a legitimate news website, let me show you a few reasons I say this:
- All links point to their promo page including the Facebook ‘like’ button lol
- The comments are fake, they use these on all of their websites
- Kerry Johnson is not real, she is a made up alias and uses stock photos
- The income claims are totally unsubstantiated and the same picture of a check used across many similar websites
- They make you think it’s a local opportunity when it’s really just ‘geo targeting’ software
I’ve reviewed a lot of these scam websites and one in particular I recently did stands out. It’s an almost identical website using the exact same success story, except it’s being told by an entirely different person named Melissa Johnson.
There are many variations of this site all run by the same people. They do this to make it harder for people to find genuine reviews about their scheme since by the time we catch up and create enough noise about them they’ve already ripped several hundred/ thousands of people off.
This strategy also makes it easier for them to allude the authorities. It must be working. They’ve been doing it for many years and will likely continue doing so.
Yep, it sucks!
I read a complaint by someone recently about these sites and it turns out they are actually hacking into peoples social media and email accounts and contacting people pretending to be your friend to invite you into this crap! It’s hard for me to prove this of course but let me know below if this has happened to you.
Here’s that geo targeting I was talking about:
Now take a look after I accessed the exact same website through a browser that makes my location undetectable:
If I was writing this review from Canada for example, Kerry would be from Canada.
Why do they do this? To gain more trust and credibility with people on their website. The more you trust them the more likely you’ll buy. It’s really that simple.
Oh… and it helps to justify their nonsense about ‘limited spots available’ that they always carry on with. That statement becomes a lot more believable when you think it’s a local gig.
In fact, their attempt to gain your trust goes way beyond that. They show pictures of news logos and videos that have zero to do with their program. They are old clips about home business in general. It’s just a marketing trick.
Think about it like this for a moment…
When was the last time you watched the news and thought it was a scam and everything the reporter was saying was made up?
The media has been known to sensationalise things so I guess some people might think this lol!
But the majority of people watching the news believe they are getting the truth, it’s a natural instinct to watch (or read) the news and believe that the information you are getting is mostly reliable. It’s a trusted source of information.
They are using this strategy successfully because this lowers a persons natural defence mechanism to being ‘sold something’ and makes it much easier for them to sell you into their rubbish! But what exactly are they selling you into?
They Sell Your Personal Information
After you click through you get taken to a website known as ‘Powered By Wealth’.
Once you fill in the details you get taken to that bogus directory I mentioned at the outset, where they make commissions when you buy stuff through it.
Their primary objective, however, is to get your personal information.
Because they can rent, sell and share this to other marketers which means they make money from you even if you don’t buy anything!
Hmmmm… no thanks!
They also have a telemarketing team in place ready to convince you to buy a lot higher ticket items. Coaching is one of the more popular offers and they can range well into the $10,000’s with little chance of getting a refund.
I could go on and on about this but what I have said covers the main points. I do NOT recommend this (or anything even remotely connected to this) in any way, avoid at all costs.