Product: Simple Financial Success
Owner: Emily Hudson (fake alias)
What appears to be an exciting home based business opportunity with national media coverage, is actually just an old scam with a new name. They use all kinds of tricks to suck people in including fake testimonials, fake income claims and fake endorsements. Read on to learn more.
I really should nickname this the "never ending scam" because it truly is just that.
This would have to be the single most recycled scam on the internet, and it has been exposed many times over the years. The only difference this time, is they are using a new name. Rest assured, there is nothing new about this and more importantly, there is nothing legitimate about it.
That said, unless you are a regular reader, we don't know each other, so I don't expect you to take my word for it. Pay close attention as I present the facts to help you make your own decision...
What Is Simple Financial Success?
According to the sales page, this is an amazing new system that provides everyday folks a way to take advantage of a link posting job opportunity online. They say you can make $100's per day by simply posting links online and that the demand is huge...
Unfortunately, no one is paying you that kind of money because the whole story is made up!
In the very technical sense, you can get paid "posting links" and it's called affiliate marketing, however, it is not as simple as posting a link! And by no means is it some kind of "job". Affiliate marketing is totally legitimate, but it is a business. As such, it takes time to build and grow.
Either way, there is nothing real about this job, and they don't teach you how to build a real business.
The Red Flags
Given this has been around for so long and they continue using many of the same old tricks, it is quite easy to identify their games and expose them for what they really are. I'll show you what I mean below...
Fake News Endorsements
Perhaps the most common thread connecting all of these sites is how they pretend to be featured on the news. They have never, and will never, be featured on the news. Plain and simple.
The news clip they use is a compilation of existing ABC news videos on the subject of "working from home". That's it! There is nothing (and I do mean nothing) specifically mentioning their system.
The original news video was published years ago, long before this program was even created!
Emily Hudson Isn't Real And Neither Is Her Story
The name Emily Hudson has been used online with these fake sites for many years. Here are just some of the programs associated with her alias:
- 37 Clicks: read my review
- WAH Edu: read my review
- Ultimate Home Profits: http://ultimatehomeprofits.com/lp-cb/info/info.php?AFFID=&C1=&CID=&pid=83063
As you will see, the above sites are all linked to Emily Hudson and other known scam sites such as this Fake Donald Trump news website. It really is quite an elaborate setup.
Also worth noting is how Emily's profile picture is fake, I found it on a stock photo website called iStock:
They have never once used a real picture of a real person on any of their sites which is odd. I get privacy concerns, but when you weigh this up amongst everything else, it does't add up.
If you thought the testimonials were real, think again. Not one of the testimonials are actually showing real people.
For example, apparently a "single mother of 2" called Kimberly is making $40k per month with this. According to a website called TinyEye.com Kimberly is also a stock photo used across hundreds of other websites.
Every testimonials they are using is canned and uses a stock photo and their stories have been used for years across their other sites. So, how could any of them be making money with this program if that is the case, and why is everything so secretive?
If it really is that revolutionary and newsworthy, why can't they show you real testimonials?
Pressure Sales Tactics
Right from the get go they are using sales tactics on you such as "limited spots available in your area" and "only 3 copies left" among other things. I can assure you, there is nothing limited about this. If you go back to their website every day for the next year, it will still say the exact same thing! It's a trick.
The Hidden Dangers Of Buying Into This
Probably the most obvious drawback is paying 97 bucks for very average training you could find anywhere online for free. That's all good and well, until it comes time to get your money back. In my opinion, the guarantee is far from trustworthy.
They do use all the 'trust' symbols of being verified, but under normal circumstances those images would be clickable links. In this case, they are not which means they've likely just been copy and pasted.
For example, if you click on the "get started" button on the body of their site, you get this:
The 'Trust Guard' security verification is not valid, and has not been since 2010!
The main "get started" button at the very bottom, you get more outdated security measures that they have no account with. This one hasn't been updated since 2012:
This is seriously sketchy stuff guys. No legitimate company operates in this manner and buying through their website is a very real concern. I personally didn't buy this becaise it's a carbon copy of their other (known scam) websites and I am not giving my credit card to these jokers. Not a chance.
So long as you don't give them any more info than this, you'll probably just end up getting spammed. Annoying, but not too big of a deal. Given they are not using a secure third party checkout system and clearly intend on sharing your personal information, it could get much worse than spamming though.
The last thing I wanted to mention is their hidden agenda. You see, their primary goal is to call and call... and call those who have signed up and purchased the product, in an effort to sell high ticket coaching programs
In itself, there's nothing wrong with upsells, but I seriously question the quality of this coaching. I've personally seen many complaints about their so called "success advisors" over the years. The bottom line is that they're only goal is to get you to 'upgrade' your account, and if you pay for whatever they are pitching over the phone, you are almost certainly going to lose that money for good.
I've reviewed a lot of these websites, and been burned more times than I'd like to admit. This is why it's so easy for me to see right through their BS claims and fake tricks. I know making money online is possible, but it's nothing like the story they are selling people.
Unfortunately, they prey on people who are new to online business and desperate to make money quickly. The good news is that you can build a real online business, but it simply doesn't happen overnight and you need the right tools, training and advice. None of which this program provides.