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Work at Home: Beware of Phony Rebate Processor Job Scam

Updated on October 27, 2015

Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011..

Rebate processor jobs: This scam is geared as a work at home opportunity and advertised to entice people by claiming that the company placing the ad is looking for people to process rebates for other companies. Allegedly no so-called applicant will be rejected because of the vast number of rebates that need to be processed; however, applicants must pay a one-time fee to handle account activation and training provided by Virtual Training Solutions, this payment is designed to discourage individuals who are not serious about the opportunity.

Since this hub was originally published, the link to the RebateProcessorJobs.com site has stopped functioning, which most likely means that the site has moved because of bad press. I will post the new link when it surfaces.

Serious applicants pay the fee expecting immediate training on how to process rebates. What the training includes are instructions on how to set up a ClickBank account to market electronic products, such as the training from Virtual Training Solutions, for a commission. The rebates that need processing are those created when the serious applicants make sales. The applicants are also shown how to set up PayPal accounts. PayPal is the method used in this swindle to pay the rebates. Yes, you pay the rebates using your own money then get a check from ClickBank. However, you will not receive a check until you make the minimum amount of sales necessary for pay out. So, after paying out hundreds or thousands of dollars of your own money in rebates and the amount paid for the job; you still may not get anything back.

The ClickBank program is not a scam in itself. There are people who earn money in an honest manner using the program. What makes the Rebate Processors Job offering a scam is the misleading manner in which this ClickBank strategy is presented.

One final note, the instructions mentioned in the advertisement on how to fill out the forms is not included in the training materials for Rebate Processors.

The World is in Your Hands
The World is in Your Hands

The Changing Face

 

The original Rebate Processor Jobs site was published by an individual going by the name of Angela Stevens. There are many steps that schemers take in order to separate the unsuspecting Joe from his money and Angela may have helped write the book. One method is to change the domain name of the site and the advertisement used to generate money or change the name of the individual publishing the site. For instance, I received two e-mails promoting a new data-entry program that looks very similar to the rebate-processor jobs. The first email led to a link that had been removed from the domain due to spam complaints. This is probably the reason for the second e-mail. I checked out the link, not because of interest, but I was curious to find out if I had seen the offer before. Sure enough, the advertisement looked almost identical to the rebate processor scam. You even get access to the same worthless training that was offered in the original ad. The reason I say worthless training is because most of the opportunities are ways to con other people out of their money; I see no ethical value in that.

If you receive any email from a Chris Borge (dataentrybucks6463@gmail.com) promoting the site http://www.dataentrybucks.com/, stay away. This is another site designed to take money from unsuspecting victims.

One of the readers of this page discovered a page that looks identical to the Angel Stevens site but the name has changed to Angela Penbrook. The motive is simple: change the look of the advertisement to draw attention away from any bad press. The intention of the creators of these sites is not to help deserving people to earn money but to separate the money from those deserving people. Do not fall for a scam because the offer is made from an obscure individual.

 

 

November 13, 2010: They are still in Business

I have been looking around to see if the fraud that I fell for in 2005 still exists and lo and behold, I found it promoted again. Now, with a new and improved look, new web site URL and a new promotional name.

The new name is Andrew Gaswint and the site looks identical to the original rebateprocessorjobs site, which promoted the scheme that I fell for. Andrew Gaswint created a promotion, or borrowed it, complete with all the lure of a classic get-rich-quick scheme. He claims to have made over $10,000 in just under two weeks by simply filling out forms.

The site creates the need for urgency by showing a count-down timer. Allegedly when the count down timer runs out, the "special offer" ends. This need to act urgently is one of the classic signs of a scam. If you locate a web site like the site promoted by Andrew Giswint, you can test the scam theory for urgency by going away from the site and returning a day later. You will see the same count-down timer whenever you visit the site.

The site uses an image of a happy woman at the beginning of the promotion to provide the illusion of success. The site also relies on the story of Andrew Giswint to provide the illusion that if he did it, you can too. Pictures of an expensive home and of a man standing in front of an exotic car, presumably Andrew Giswint, help build the dream of achieving something for nothing for the prospective victim.

The real killer is that I located some of these promotions right here on HubPages. I am sure that the administrators of the site simply have not noticed the spam sites containing the promotions and sooner or later these sites will catch their attention. However, in the meantime I am including links to these hubs to provide examples of promotions not to fall for. Visit the hubs if you like and read them but do not take action or fall for the offers; you will be sorry if you do.

Another name that appears on advertisements promoted on the hubs is Jessica Allen.  The site promoted by Jessica Allen is almost identical to that promoted by Andrew Gaswint.  Jessica Allen, however, uses some different graphics in the promotion but it is obvious that the advertisements were probably written by the same copywriter.

Trojan Promotions

Most people these days are familiar with the term Trojan as in the original Trojan horse and the contemporary use of the term relating to malware. The offers discussed on this page could be considered a form of Trojan-marketing. The people behind the various versions of the Rebate Processor Jobs scams have earned plenty of money by promoting their fraudulent programs and they have very large advertising budgets so they set up promotional sites to lure more victims.

Malware writers are known to set up numerous sites that promote their malware and linking them through blogs they create and various social-networking sites. They have the resources to create so many of these links that their own sites show up in Google searches way ahead of the listings for sites created to fight the threats.

The promoters of Rebate Processing opportunities seem to be learning tactics from the malware writers to create sites such as SiteReviewAuthority.org to lure readers into believing that the promotional sites are legitimate and the promoted opportunities are real. This is not the case. Do not believe the words of Dr. Richard Andrew Stera, the Chairman of SiteReviewAuthority.org.

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FHA Rebate Scam

 

There is also a so-called Rebate Processing opportunity being offered by a company claiming to be affiliated with the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).

This opportunity appears legal but not necessarily worthwile and the information you pay for is free if you look in the right place.

This is a repeat of another envelop stuffing scheme that was popular in the 1980s. Back then they called this opportunity Refund Locators and the idea was to locate people who had outstanding refunds coming from the FHA for overpayment of mortgage insurance. You received a mailing list with names of individuals and the amount of their refund. You would contact these people and arange for them to get their money. In exchange for helping them receive money they did not know they had coming, they would agree to pay you a finder's fee, usually between 10 and 20%. The fee was agreed two by all parties involved so the amount could be any percentage.

Looks prety good, right? There are some catches, though, which are:

  • The FHA does not deal with third parties, they only deal with the individuals actually receiving the refund.
  • The FHA checks go to the individuals receiving the refunds, not the processors.
  • Processors must convince their clients to sign a note stating that they agree to and will pay the finder's fee.
  • There is no guarantee that any refund recipient will pay the finder's fee.
  • The provided lists are names of people who the FHA cannot directly contact, which means that the names and addresses may not be any good -- processors must research the new addresses.

One final note: No individual needs to pay a company to participate in this program. The recipient lists are available directly from the FHA.

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      Dumbledore 6 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Andrew Gaswint has created a new site that is a duplicate of the original scam. I do not believe that he is for real.

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      nena 7 years ago

      can you please tell me if this guy named andrew gaswint is for real or just a scam artist he is a rebate processor

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      kgrayland 7 years ago

      Sorry you lost your money to these humans , my question is have you managed to find any paying work on the net that is legit apart from selling on ebay or are they all just looking to rip us all blind . I am a tradie and would love to try something that gives me less aches and pains !

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      jim smith 8 years ago

      I got on one site where the lady said she got in the rebate processing business because here husband died of liver cancer.

      I think the truth is that his wife drove him to drink because she was an internet scammer.

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      Elizabeth-Ripped Off and angry 8 years ago

      I registered for the Agel Stevens rebate proscessor before i realized it was to late. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get my money back or is it a lost cause???

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      Cliffd 8 years ago

      Thanks Dumbledore.

      your site has just made me $39.00 richer. These bastards should be prosecuted.

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      Patsy in Colorado 8 years ago

      Patsy in Colorado Thank you for this web site. I too almost signed up for the Angel Stevens rebate processor. It did sound to good to be true but was very tempting. Thank you again.

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      Suman 8 years ago

      I too fell for this site.. but i then thought not to trust them soo early and thus do some investigation.. Here I found this site and i am glad that I took the decision of investigating about them first

      Thank you to all those ppl who commented here... I am happy that this world is still blessed with some honest and helpful ppl

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      quantumphase 8 years ago

      Fell for the $39.00 "rebate processor" scam before I saw your site.

      I'm partially disabled and we're a single income home.

      It hurts to know that some humans continue to become more and more corrupt and immoral in support of their own wallets!!!

      Thanks so much for this site. Wish I'd seen it sooner!

      Be smart and heed the warnings here!

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      Tim 8 years ago

      Wow, what an eye opener. I've been unemployed since October and the job market is bad right now. I looked into the Angel Stevens site and it looked very good! Guess it has to if it's a scam. I was about to pay for it and someone suggested I google it because when it wouldn't let me leave the site, I tried asking questions and just got back an automated response. I'm sure glad I googled this or I would have been a victim!

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      MEL 8 years ago

      GOD BLESS ALL YOU HONEST PEOPLE HERE! AND WHOEVER STARTED THIS POST, A SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU!!! GOD HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN RESERVED FOR YOU! I have been unemployed for 2 years and refinanced my house just to pay my medical bills, buy food and the bare necessities. My friends told me to apply for disablity because I truly deserve it. I have worked my whole life and one drunk uninsured driver took me down financially and physically. My medical bills are 6 figures... 3 times what my automobile insurance covered. I thought, maybe, just maybe I would try working from home. I really do NOT want to rely on the Government for anything including disability! I ALMOST fell for Angel Stevens. YOU WONDERFUL HONEST PEOPLE SAVED ME! I got another email from JESSICA DAVIS and CURRENCY EXCHANGE CASH. I checked them out and I think they are probably scams, too. BEWARE!! JESSICA doesn't know how to spell or use punctuation! That immediately turned me off. CURRENCY EXCHANGE CASH... ENOUGH SAID. Stay away from anything outside the United States. You definitely have no recourse against those companies. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL YOU HONEST, WONDERFUL PEOPLE!! I SINCERELY HOPE THAT GOD BLESSES ALL OF YOU!!! All of you have restored my Faith that HONEST PEOPLE do still exist!! THANK YOU AGAIN!! YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO ME!!! MEL

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      8 years ago

      thank

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      mat 8 years ago

      whew! thanks for this post.. i almost became a victim of this scam.. although once I have read the email I know that the site is not for real. Thanks again!

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      Dumbledore 8 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Josh,

      We are talking about fraud.

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      josh 8 years ago

      i made alot of money a dont know what your all talking about!!! 6,000 a day!!!!!

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      Supes 8 years ago

      Well, somevery interesting ready concerning this topic. And am I glad I came upon this because I have been considering just such a venture this past week for extra income. Thank you all for your insight.

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      Robert - Kenya 8 years ago

      Thanks for the comments in this site about these scum, I almost fell prey to these 'suckers' . One such site is dataentrybuck.com be aware they are all fakes.

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      Richard  9 years ago

      Absolute Scam. Thanks to websites like yours for revealing them for what they are. While researching this I also came across another article at http://www.reviewopedia.com/angel-stevens.htm which has over a hundred people talking about their experience with angel stevens. I can't believe I lost $200 to this scam!

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      alexander 9 years ago

      ok let me see what is this cause i need money

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      ANITA 9 years ago

      IM GLAD I READ THIS I ALREADY SENT MY MONEY IN S I QUESS IM A DUMMY THANKS I SHOULD HAVE READ THIS FIRST

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      Praygirl 9 years ago

      Thank you for the information. I was just that close to order those products (S39 or S197). This money will be put to use elseware. It really does help to research.

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      adetay 9 years ago

      Thanks to you all for the rescueing info, I was almost falling for these wicked souls, but for the fact that my country was nit listed in the provision, each time I tried to ask for the way out (by Chatting) the person at the other end seems to be interested only in my signing up. that is what delayed me this far till I stumble on this good site of your. Pls if you know of any genuine Online Business, I'll like to know. My email address is given below. May God bless you richly.

      adetay_j@yahoo.com

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      R.LO 9 years ago

      THIS ANGEL STEVENS ALMONST GOT ME TOO, AND THE DR.RICHARD STERA O WHATEVER HIS NAME IS WHO POSTED THE 3 "REAL" WORK AT HOME COMPANIES THE YOU CAN TRUSH, BUT I USED MY COMING SENSE AND GOOGLED HIS NAME, THEN I SEE THE SCAM. SAD BUT REAL, IS NO WAY MAKING MONEY THE EASY.

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      JANE 9 years ago

      I am for the first time in my 67 years, truly dsperate for money to eleviate foreclosure. This sounded too good to be true. My honest to God thanks to all of you for proving that it was!

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      Serina 9 years ago

      Some people want super easy jobs, and rebate processing is super easy. That is the lure of this. You don't have to be smart.

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      Robin 9 years ago

      Another Dorkmyter here! Had my card out and ready to buy, but for some reason I decided to look more into Rebate Proessing. Somehow I stumbled onto this site and read all the comments from other people who almost lost out on $197.00..Thank YOU...Thank YOU...I dont have a job right now and could not afford to throw that money down the drain!

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Peter,

      Glad to have saved you a little grief. I am also considering click-bank; when I can find the time and an appropriate product.

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      Peter J 9 years ago

      I just recieved this scam on my email address (fromCindy Dalton) and, although the preamble looked believable the peripherals stank -"recent" bank statements two years out of date, a clock ticking off the time remaining, etc., so,into Google and check them out! Fortunately your site came to hand directly and your dissection of them saved me possible woe. Many thanks.

      Incidentally I'm a click-bank affiliate at the moment. No fee, no pressure, no worry. They seem above board, it's a pity that characters like this use them for their own devious purposes.

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      TJ, Florida 9 years ago

      I was just about ready to sign up with Angel as well... but I know to do my homework first... sorry for all of you with good intentions that were taken... many thanks to Dumbledore for creating this site.

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      Matt 9 years ago

      It amazes me how all these scams exist. EVERY SINGLE ONE IS A SCAM. THERE IS NOT ONE LEGITMATE WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITY!! LOL Why can't people see this. All their sites play to the emotions. To me it's just common sense that they are all scams but many people out there are vunerable or want to make easy money-- hello??? life doesn't work that way. Again, EVERY single one is a scam.

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      Carlos A. Estremera Jr. 9 years ago

      Thanks for the heads up guys. But is there really any legitimate honest work at home jobs out there?

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      Linda 9 years ago

      I, like you, was caught up in it for a few minutes but am glad I googled Angel Stevens and found this great site. I've read almost all of the posts and several people have said, "there must be something real out there." But I'm assuming no one that has posted a note here is aware of any real internet income opportunities? I guess we'd all like to have that information.

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      jen 9 years ago

      I was already holding my card and ready to sign up..Man! her words were very convincing, thank God my husband came in the room and asked me a logical question on why do i need to pay for it if it's legite?, I came back to my senses...... then i decided to google it online....THANK YOU for all of your advises!! ....

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Thanks, Steve.

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      Steve 9 years ago

      You need to be real careful these days. The 39 dollar scam was posted in a jobs search engine called New York Jobs.com as a google advertisement. As I read into it, I was looking at when they were going to hit me up for money as I knew it was a scam. Sure enough walaa.

      Dumbledore,, you're a good person for setting up this web page. You saved many people from losing their hard earned money! Good luck to you always.

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Lawrence,

      I am glad we could help. Thank you for the kind words.

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      Lawrence 9 years ago

      I found several e-mail messages from someone like Susan, Jennifer, etc. introducing Angel Stevens' so-called Affiliate Rebate Processing Marketer, and other skeptical job terms. I have often requested rebates from companies like Norton, Circuit City, Sony, HP, etc. and thought I might be able to make some money with her program. But the more I read their messages, the more I became skeptical about the truth of this job opportunity because she (the Angel?) used quite a lot of different terms for this job which made me think the job doesn't sound like a real rebate processing job. So I put "fraid vs rebate processing" in Google's searching field and, thank God, I've accessed your most helpful website and gladly found that Angel Stevens is a real Scammer as I doubted. I'm glad I didn't sign up and pay what she was trying to scam on me.

      In addition to my deepest thanks to you, I would express my respect to you guys who have done a really good job in helping innocent people to avoid being scammed. Keep on and you will be mor than thanked and blessed as well.

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      I have no control over the ads that appear on my pages; they are controlled by Google. However, SiteReviewAuthority.org is a site created to promote the Rebate Processor scam. By claiming to review sites, the good doctor places himself in a position to sell whatever he wishes. If you look closely at the site you will not find any meaningful reviews; just more sales jargon.

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      RayS137 9 years ago

      OK, now I am extremely confused. At the very top of this page is an advertisement to beware of processing rebate scams. When you click on it, it takes you to a page by someone claiming to be

      From Dr. Richard Andrew SteraChairman, SiteReviewAuthority.org

      an organization that reviews work from home scams. He then goes on to recommend the exact one that we are slamming in this forum as a scam. He touts it as the #1 legit money making opportunity. What the hell???

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      Free Money 9 years ago

      I was suckered into buying this program and was angry and annoyed when I too didnt just find a list of people wanting rebates and all I would have to do it sit here and punch a few keys on the keyboard and make $15 for each one I did.

      But being the positive person I am I actually read the material and did find it educational. Its information that I could have found out on my own if I did more digging. The information will teach you how to make money, its not difficult to write an ad and you dont really have to offer the rebates if you dont want to. (FYI there are free sites that you dont have to pay any out of pocket money for. YOU just have to do a little more work. I used just one of these sites and made up a 4 line ad with no thought what so ever and within the day I had 20 hits on the ad. So yes these do get used.)

      To me this was misleading, although if you do set it up you will be processing rebates. Unfortunatly most people want all the work to be done for them and just reap the rewards. When they discover this isnt the case they scream *SCAM*.

      There is NOT any get rich quick jobs, no one is just going to do all the work and let you make free money. You can work from home, all this information is true and will work if you actually do some work.

      No business has ever been easy to start and make money on. If youre looking for that type of income, play the lottery because you have a better chance of winning that then you do EVER finding a lazy way to earn money and sit on your couch.

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      buy absinthe 9 years ago

      great info thank you

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      Shannon 9 years ago

      Saw the Google ad for http://www.rebateprocessorjobs.com/ and wondered "what's THIS scam?" Glad others are posting too. I want to get as many particulars out there on this one as I can so that people searching for info on scams and Cindy Dalton and Rebate Processor Jobs can find what they need here. ;>

      View the source code from the page and you'll see that they use a Javascript function to display today's date, making the page seem more current and more urgent than it really is.

      var months=new Array(13);months[1]="January";months[2]="February";months[3]="March";months[4]="April";months[5]="May";months[6]="June";months[7]="July";months[8]="August";months[9]="September";months[10]="October";months[11]="November";months[12]="December";var time=new Date();var lmonth=months[time.getMonth() + 1];var date=time.getDate();var year=time.getYear();if (year < 2000) // Y2K Fix, Isaac Powellyear = year + 1900; // http://onyx.idbsu.edu/~ipowelldocument.write(&... + lmonth + " ");document.write(date + ", " + year + "</b>");

      At the bottom of the page you see that the offer is only good until today's date - that's right, displayed using the same Javascript that displayed the date of Cindy's letter at the top of the page, plus a simple countdown function. The countdown is not tied to the rebateprocessorjobs website. It's just a countdown, displayed in the page to make you think that you'd better push that button Right This Second or you'll lose out.

      Finally, that "Click Here To Order Now" button takes you to eSellerate.net, a legitimate company that has nothing to do with rebate processing. All it does is take and fulfill orders of the $39 package.

      Not gonna say it IS a scam - I have not sent them any money and have no personal story to share. But it smells like one, and given what I have discovered above, I won't be going there.

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      koolpic08 9 years ago

      I fell for it hook, line and sinker. But I

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      Richard C. 9 years ago

      I came here 4 months ago after almost being scammed myself. I was one of the lucky ones that found this site before throwing my money away. I appreciate the fact that a site like this exists. I am glad that I take the time to research something before I get involved with it, and that is how I wound up finding this site. I could not believe how many people have come here because they were scammed, or they found out in time not to get involved in something. Over the last 4 months I have been searching out something that would not be a rip off, and something that my wife and I could do from home. I have found a great home based business that is run by a legitmate long term company. I have done all of the due diligence (research) that I could on this company and it is bullet proof. Since this forum is filled with people that are looking for something that will work, and for something that is legitimate, and for something that will not be bogus and rip them off - I want to be able to share this with all of you. Drop me an email at: shiftmanager2002@yahoo.com. and I will answer all of your questions. My name is Richard, and please feel free to contact me at any time.

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      Irene 9 years ago

      I have been blessed to have read this website and all the testimonies. I was so close in signing up to be a rebate processor under Angel Stevens website. Thanks for opening my eyes and thanks for this website.

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      James E. Smith 9 years ago

      WELL, Here is another supersillious, naïve,stupid, countrybumpkin, who is 73 years old and have actually OUT LIVED MY MONEY AND I HAVE NONE TO WASTE ON SCAM ARTIST.. BUT I DID BUT LIKE I SAID I'M 73 AND I DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE..

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      Ronv 9 years ago

      I'd just like to say that I too fell for the Angela Stevens Scam 1 week ago and soon learned that it did deliver what was promised. For the past week I have phoned and emailed several times and received very vague responses. This is the latest that I received today:

      Hi, Thanks for contacting us. We would like to inform you that The certificate program is a 7 week Rebate Processor training program. At the end of the 7 weeks you will receive a certification as a rebate processor. Members of the program can start processing rebates as soon as they complete there 7 week training program. As soon as you training gets over you will be provided with the list of companies for which you can process the rebates and earn $15 to $50 per rebate. And there is no limit for processing the rebates. We can certainly assure you that there are enough good opportunities in there once you start working on our program. Please try it and feel free to contact us. Thanks !Armanda (I work with Angel) I intend to call tomorrow 1-888-514-6001 press 2 and ask for a refund and pursue it further if necessary. Good luck all.

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      2 good 2 B true 9 years ago

      "Angel" Stevens- Sounds innocent enough to me, until I read the fine print about Nicosia Cyprus and looked it up in the world atlas. She has a good sales pitch. But doing business in a third world country usually means trouble to me. I wonder if her name is in fact "Angel?"

      Thanks Hub Pages

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      I think that there are very legitimate and rewarding ways to earn money online. However, like anything else in life you need to put in the effort. Get rich quick scheemes have been around since the beginning of trade and have taken the money from the people who fall for them. You need to look before you leap. As Barnum said "you can't cheat an honest man."

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      PEERA 9 years ago

      First A big Thank you goes out too all of you who submitted the very important facts and stats about the rebate scam. If you are still wondering " there gotta be a way i could Make QUICK AND EASY money ONLINE" the answer is NO!!!!! there isn't a way that you could make money online without putting a lot of time and some decent bit of work!!! Just browse the internet to see how many sites got very generous deals for you! Thousandas and thousands! most of the sites require you to pay a payment in the form of a "ONE TIME", OR "REGISTRATION TO GET UNLIMITED.." to get started with. as advertiesed if you could earn so much why would they take so much of effort and put on a lot of success stories to mould your mind into register to their particular program? they would take the minimum effort and require a lot of commitment from you ! right? according to those sites if one could earn so much of an income why would they even try an charge a "joining: fee from you? they could cut the free from you once you've earned it! just think about it....

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      Peera 9 years ago

      First a Big Thank you goes out to all those wonderful people with the important information. And if you are the typa one who still think "there gotta be a way to make quick and easy money online" the Answer is NO,THERE ISN'T

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      Peera 9 years ago

      First a Big Thank you goes out to all those wonderful people with the important information. And if you are the typa one who still think "there gotta be a way to make quick and easy money online" the Answer is NO,THERE

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Ms Queen,

      Is bluezebra.com your site? I checked the site out and the design is very nice.

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      ms queen 9 years ago

      hi everyone. most work from home opportunities are a scam especially if they ask you to pay for anything! but there are a few legit ones. check out bluezebra.com not a bad site

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Karen,

      If you know a bit about computers and am not shy of a little hard work, check out the hub I just posted at http://hubpages.com/hub/Computer-Disposal-Leading-...

      This is an opportunity that I have been contemplating for some time, so that hub will be an ongoing project.

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      Karen 9 years ago

      WOW - so glad I googled too. I have tried a few online things and each one has been a pay to apply or enroll and then you end up having to pay more for training or whatever. I just wish, as others have said, that I could find a legitimate work at home job. Not looking to be a millionaire - just comfortable. If you know of any, let me know.

      nemtkar@gmai.com

      Thanks again,

      Karen

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      comet45142@yahoo.com 9 years ago

      Is there any real online jobs out there?

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      jamesinnocent,

      I do not know. I will check out the site and let you know.

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      jamesinnocent 9 years ago

      THANKS FOR THE HEPFUL INFORMATION... I NEARLY GOT INTO IT!!! IS THIS SAME WITH JOE KERZ? SFI-BIZ.WEBS.COM? THAKS AGAIN

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      StarBlaze 9 years ago

      Today (30/04/2008), I received an email that linked me to www.processathome.com which I found intriguing. But after reading through it, I was a bit dubious about rhe truth so I typed in "Angela Stevens" and this is one of the sites I found.

      So, be careful. That scam of a webpage has apparently move 'address' again.

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      vatj5169 9 years ago

      I have spent years looking for work at home jobs so I can relate to many of the members who have been taken in by these scams. I have been a victim and I have felt the anger and the helplessness. So, what I want to say is heed the advice others have posted. If the potential employer is asking you to send money, it's a scam. Work at home positions are available for free to anyone. Finding them is the tricky part. To give you all an idea of what to look for check this site http://www.workathomespace.com Most os what is available is for different types of transcriptionists but there are other jobs listed as well, like legal researchers and secretaries. I hope this gives those of you who so desperately need it some hope. I was so glad to find this sight so I will be checking back from time to time and pray for the very best for all of you, especially the founder of this sight.

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      Juliana 9 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I received the e-mail from Chris from dataentrybucks.com and now I now it's a scam!

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      Zahida Hussain 9 years ago

      VOILAAAAAAAAAA, almost like a dream coming to life, but my gut feeling said, if its so eaasy to make this much money in a few hours, why is the population going to school to have a decent earning????? every one can just process at home while munching on their pop-corns, well take care you all and keep up the hard work, you cannot fail!!!!!and at the end of the week you will know you deserved every penny of what you made....

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      Dacook78 9 years ago

      I got caught whit process rebate at home burned 197$.A 7 week program,I'm going to go all the way just for u guy's and will post again.Peace

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      ian 9 years ago

      Remember the old adage: If seems to good to be true..... Besides, if this were true I could do all the rebates myself in one day and become a billionaire!!!!!!!But it did sound at first like the real deal, it pretty much made sense, but then the old scam clues started showing up ie; send money, three month guarantee, hurry now, limited time, second email in two days, and besides if this was soooo fantastic, wouldn't you keep it a secret and have a guaranteed income for the rest of your life? Yes these individuals should be exposed and destroyed! But remember that this is how banks, big businesses and politicians operate also!!

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      Mariah 9 years ago

      I think it is funny that there is a google ad for the website your saying is a scam on your web page.

      WTF

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      flick 9 years ago

      i have a advice to you all. please check the disclaimmer.....

      the whole thing is routed through Nicosia,Cyprus(a greek island in the E.med.sea invaded by the turkes/british.

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      flick 9 years ago

      no one will prosecute all these criminals on earth, ...........

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      Kristian 9 years ago

      Thank you all and I'm glad I google it. I received an email from lifechanges@workfromhomedirect.info with name: Ashley Redmond. She sendt me 2 short links http://shortlink.co.uk/s3xhttp://shortlink.co.uk/s...

      I have learned. So I check the website and glad I found out that it was a scam. I'm from Norway. I'm really sorry for those who lose $197. The people behind this pages sholud be in jail. But together we can try to stop this.

      Remember people, I you do not get a real product or service is a scam or if you have to pay to get access to information on how to earn money online, I guarantee you that is a scam or this pepole do not making any money therfor they want you to pay for information.

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      Julie 9 years ago

      I am so glad I found your warnings - I've been looking for a work at home situation and have looked at alot of them - I looked to the BBB RipOff.com and finally when I chose the one's that I thought might be right I e-mailed them with questions NONE of them responded. Know that I've seen your warnings I'm going to give up on working from home. Once again THANK YOU!!!!

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      Diogenes the Cynic 9 years ago

      Sad but true. YOU LISTEN TO BRAH DUMBLEDORE, HE BEEN AROUND!

      Things that should tell you it's a scam:

      The Web page is long on promises of how much money you will receive, short on information about what they want you to do or how the system works.

      And, even more critical, one that should always raise red flags and start alarm bells ringing: they want you to send them money. That's not how a legitimate job offer works. If you want me to work for you, you give me money. I don't give money to you. WOOP WOOP WOOP BLAT BLAT BLAT, it's a scam! Run Forrest run!

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      VERA OLIVER 9 years ago

      I received this email from angel penbrook and printed it out to do more research and stumbled upon this site to find out that she is a scam thanks for informing us all of this scam and my heart goes out to those that did get taken in by this lady.I to like to do a research before I committ to anything.

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      momof3boys 9 years ago

      GOOD NEWS!!!!

      I have been reading through all the posts and I must say that I am so glad to have done like so many here and done a search. LOL ....

      But the good news is this... I did a search on typing from home and it lead me to a site that had some decent listings on it.( I cannot remember the addy right off hand but just hang in there for a couple more lines). I do remember seeing quite a few ads on there that were refferral sites (where you pay a small fee and they send you to the employers suposedly), but there were also real work from homes as well. One was www.wahm.com.

      I did apply for a survey position with Public Opinion Research.com and believe it or not they actually do pay. Now the pay is by the call but the lowest I have encountered was 1.50 per completed survey. The work hasn't been really what you would call steady over the last few weeks, but it is easy and simple to do. And YES!!!! I did receive a check.

      While I was checking in to see if there was upcoming work one day(from the interviewer page there is an employee meebo room so we can compare notes and chat with other workers). I checked the back log to see if I had been left any messages by anyone and I saw a post in there where 2 people had been talking. And a girl I like referred a new guy to a site called www.ratracerebellion.com. That is one awesome site. It is an actual work from home reference tool. They actually call out the frauds as they are brought to their attention and post for others to see. So far I haven't found too much I didn't think should be on there. Mind you it is jobs and no you may not qualify for the position you really want because a lot of the jobs offered on there have strict qualifications. But you could get a customer service position on there taking inbound calls for a few hours a day to help you have a little breathing room from one month to the next.

      Another site I was told about is www.chatandshare.com. This is an inbound customer service position. I like what I have seen so far. But I must admit that I am in the application process. They seem to be really serious about their requirements and what they expect from their employees.

      I would be more than glad to talk with anyone about the different work from home opportunities that I have came across out there. Just remember that if it seems to good to be true then it is. To be able to make excellent money, you have to work hard to earn it. Nothing in this life is gonna be easy or free. Well, nothing worth having anyway. My grandma taught me that. Feel free to email me or hit me up on yahoo IM if you would like.

      Angela Patterson.....( NO NO NO NOT PEMBROKE Huzzy!!!) I live in statesville nc and am darn tootin proud of it!!!!!!!!!lol)

      clayzmom28677@yahoo.com or hotmail.com either one works

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      I am happy to see that not everyone is falling for the scam as I did. Taking the time to post this hub is worthwile if I have helped a few people avoid losing their hard earned money.

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      Happy to have my $197.00 9 years ago

      Angel Stevens almost got my money, too. Sounded too good to be true, so I googled. Thanks for all the information

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      Dizzyme 9 years ago

      Another scam, one that I fell for was from that Pandaresearch. I have never gotten all of my approvals from the companies. And it has been half a yr. Plus, one of the surveys was for the AMAZON DIET. Total scam. What they did was robbed my bank acct. My stupidity on that part was giving my acct. #. But I thought in order to make money from that survey I had to provide it to get the product for the survey. Well, I had to open a whole new acct. And never got my money back from them. They should be shut down. And in jail for robbery as far as I'm concerned.

      Dizzyme

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      TDEAN,

      Many of the money transfer scams that you mention originate from the country of Nigerea and the FBI's website includes a special section on Nigerean scams. Thans for the post.

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      tdean 9 years ago

      I've come close to making that mistake - some times temptation can blind us to what is really going on... please read on, maybe this might help some of you... I'm always leery of emails that tell me I can make a lot of money. But I wasn't always that way. There are many, many different ways that these kinds of individuals will try to get your money. Be very careful. One such manner I have seen numerous times, and almost fell victim to is as follows; a few years ago I received an email telling me of the death of a possible relative somewhere in Africa. Supposedly this 'relative' left 'millions of dollars' in a bank account with no known relative to release it and receive the inheritance. The person who contacted me needed my help, stating that if I opened a bank account, sent the account information to him, signed a few forms stating I was a relative, his bank, where the 'millions were', would transfer the funds to my account in my bank. I could then keep a percentage, the rest would go to him. At first it sounded ok. I even started thinking about what I could do with my share. Millions of dollars.... WOW!! Even the name of the plane my 'relative' had died on was for real..... but, it just did not 'feel' right. So I started investigating. I even contacted the FBI, and it was then I found out that this was an ongoing scam. I even found several sites dedicated to warning people of this kind of scam. I forwarded a copy of the email to the FBI and sent an email to this scammer that I had done just that. Since that time I must have received at least 100 different variations on the same theme, plus a few 'sad' stories. If you receive an email telling you of the possibility that a relative, with the same last name has died and left millions in some foreign bank, and you are asked to help, don't! It's just another scam..... There are many variations, including sad stories about dead parents; a loved one tragically taken from someone; etc. This list goes on and on... so.... try to remember these few simple rules when it come to emails - 1. If you don't know them - don't believe them....2. Never, ever give out any personal information, especially information about your finances. These people will try anything to get you to part with your money. Don't buy into it.3. If ever in doubt, don't! Usually, and we've all heard this before, 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.'4. Investigate, investigate, investigate. (Or Google if you like.)5. Remember, if you have an email account somewhere, usually that account is on someone's mailing list. Physical mailing lists are sold all the time, as are email accounts. Scamming is just an internet word for 'bulk mailing'. It serves the same purpose. Even if just 5 people out of every hundred that were sent these mailings respond positively, that's 5 people too many. Besides, unlike bulk mailing, scamming costs virtually nothing. Profit, profit, profit.6. Lastly, unless one wins the Lottery, there really is no easy, fast way to make lots of money - and that is what these people ply us with - to quote; "you too can make as much money as you want, as fast/or slow as you want, from the comfort of your own home.... "Be safe, careful and know who you are dealing with ...... tdean

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      RUSSELL 9 years ago

      HOW DOES SOMEONE GET THEIR MONEY BACK FROM ANGELA STEVENS, UNIVERSITY OF SCAMOLOGY, I WOULD LIKE MY REFUND, AND MY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. ANY ANSWERS ??

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Scam operations like RebateProcessors stay in operation because they are able to skirt prosecution. Although their tactics may not be illegal, they are unethical. The best we can hope to de is inform the public and try to prevent the success of the scammers.

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      dotymed 9 years ago

      I am sorry some of you were scammed. What a world! greed and thievery. I am a disabled carpenter and father trying to survive. I went to her "disclaimer" site and saw that all claims against her had to go through the Cyprus court system.

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      glenn  9 years ago

      when is the world going to wake up to theese scams , the people who put theese scams on the computer should be jailed for computerfraud just like they monitor kidde porn , somewhere out there there are millions of people being scammed out of their hard earned dollars looking for abetter way to make end,s meet and being taken advantage of , theese people should be strung up on a tree and hung, and for the government they should get off their assses and protect the consumers

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      reba wright 9 years ago

      Stores on line is another one to beware of.

      there is far more to it than they advertise.

      we lost several thousand dollars to them and their affiliates.

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      Lynn,

      Contact your credit card company to get the transaction cancelled.

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      lynn raber 9 years ago

      I too got scammed and ended up paying the $197.00 with a credit card. I e-mailed and asked for a refund before the transaction went through and never heard. The money was taken out and I too need to know what to do for a refund. What a lousy dishonest individual. What can we do to stop this?

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      lynn raber 9 years ago

      I too got scammed and ended up paying the $197.00 with a credit card. I e-mailed and asked for a refund before the transaction went through and never heard. The money was taken out and I too need to know what to do for a refund. What a lousy dishonest individual. What can we do to stop this?

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      Debbie says: 9 years ago

      Thank you all, I almost got taken in by that rebate scam, If anyone has any lagit at home jobs let me no. Thanks again..

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      Len 9 years ago

      Thanks for the info. "Angela..." almost got me too.

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      Roberta Mudville 9 years ago

      I feel like I am "connected" to all you good people as many of your comments could have been made by me. The only "angel" in this deal is DUMBLEDORE-- (aside-- I love his "world is in your hands" theme--as I feel it it truly is-- we are riding an exponential curved wave with the net; it is sad to realze that the greedy "moneychangers" will be among the 1st to benefit)...THANK YOU Dumbledore--we need a few more thousand like you

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      kenjaycorp 9 years ago

      I think the Process at Home program could be made to work if you had additional resources with which to expand. I purchased the program, reviewed it and decided that it was not what i wished to Pursue. I requested a refund via a note to Angel Stevens and ClickandBuy promptly refunded the entire purchase price of $197.00 in about three days. I don't see why everyone is so negative about this company!

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      dataminer 9 years ago from Ninety Six,SC

      Nice and informative hub exposing this scam. You can find a number of ideas, free and low cost bizops here.

      https://hubpages.com/money/Make-money-from-home_2

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      Danny 9 years ago

      i've been looking for a work from home business for years i bought a few of them john becks , don lapre .......... programs anyway this morning i tought i should search some more see if i will find something i found this site www.sitereviewauthority.org and it sounded good i tought this was it something didn't sound right about Mr Dr Mike Stera something told me to google this i mean i got burned so many times it's not even funny anymore i know there is at least one out there that is not a scam and i am going to find it when i do i wil let u know . And if u find it pez let me know i am just trying to pay my debt here not buy a damn lamburghini i want a decent life not a plane anyway thanks my e-mail is dannycwd@gmail.com and my id is DannyCwd @ yahoo so feel free to contact me anytime peace and thanks again Dumbledore i owe u one by the way did u ever found a real business oportunity ???

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      peter 9 years ago

      in my opinion.. any site that asks you to send them money first and then they will start making money for you.. is a big red flag.. i knew angel stevens was a scam when she promised i would make a lot of money and all i had to do was send her 197 bucks... i knew then that she was the only one that was going to be making money... she didn't get any of mine...

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      Jaime 9 years ago

      I have 3 kids to feed and am on government assistance trying to live. I want a real work from home op so bad. I almost fell for it too. That 197 is 3 days groceries you know. So glad i came here first. Thanks for sharing and if there are real work at home jobs like forbes said where are they?

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      Rhonda 9 years ago

      I wish there was something legitimate out on the internet where I could work from home. I really need to earn some money and I have to work from home. It is hard to trust anyone these days.

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      Dumbledore 9 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

      smijjen,

      Always research an opportunity before diving in. I am glad you did not fall for this one.