How It Stacked Up: This website is a front for getting a persons name, phone number and email address. It is supposedly owned by ‘Jennifer MPiasecki’ and has nothing but negative consumer reviews. Communicating with these people comes with some very real risks to your back pocket as I will now explain.
Overall Score: 0/10
What Is Weekly Marks?
This website appears to be some kind of ‘career planning’ resource but delivers a series of generic and overall useless information. They are not selling anything or providing any real value whatsoever.
In fact, the information is so generic it’s almost funny:
There’s only 1 reason this website exists:
- Getting people to put their information into the contact form
Selling or renting a persons information is big business these days and is primarily what these guys are about. Right after I put my email in I was hit with a barrage of emails from tons of different sources over the coming days.
Lucky for me, I have a dedicated email that I use for these kinds of websites so I’m not really affected by it. If you’ve already given them your details you could try a simple unsubscribe at the bottom of each message and/ or flagging it as spam.
Unsubscribing only works if you are dealing with legit people!
If 10 other people have your info who also rent, sell and share it then unfortunately that ain’t going to cut it. If you are receiving a never ending flow of crap to your inbox it might be time for a new email address.
When you scroll down a little further the truth becomes very obvious:
This looks very much like a well crafted and carefully placed ‘pro spam’ policy to me.
Does that mean everyone trying to get your email address is a schemer? No way! The vast majority of companies and legitimate websites do this to add value to their visitors.
I personally send my website visitors free training and other cool stuff relating to home business when they ask. I offer people useful and relevant information that actually helps them get started online. I never sell or rent a subscribers information for any reason.
What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
Best case: It’ll be super annoying, time wasting and won’t give you any value.
Worst case: They potentially use your name, email and phone number to poach yet more sensitive information out of you for things such as credit card fraud and identity theft. I am not saying this will happen for certainty, but it pays to be extremely careful with websites like this.
The kinds of offers they push on people are outright scams such as valueless ‘coaching programs’ costing well into the $1,000’s, fake link posting jobs and a host of other deceptive schemes.
They may not be actively selling you something but do not be fooled by this, there are many risks involved. These kinds of websites prey on the unsuspecting and make millions every year from people in a variety of sketchy ways.
Unfortunately, internet scams like this aren’t stopping anytime soon so it’s important to educate yourself and warn those you know and care about.
Most of all, guard your sensitive information to avoid becoming their next target. Hope this helps!