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Is Streetwise Publications a Scam?

Updated on November 22, 2010

Is Streetwise Publications A Scam?

Is Streetwise Publications A Scam?

Is Streetwise Publications a scam does anyone know? Apparently the same company as Streetwise Marketing? Well, it looks like i opened a can of worms when i asked anyone for opinions on Andrew Reynolds! Wow! Well i think i have definitely been put off spending any of my money with him, but my journey has now taken me in the direction of a company called Streetwise Publications, which i think is owned by a man called John Harrison. I don't have any experience of these people as yet, so i am putting it out there to see if anyone has any opinions , good or bad please!

I have done a bit of reading on a few review sites, and some people seem to be saying that it's a fine compamy, whilst others are saying that they don't honour their refund policies or something. Bit of a contrast huh?

From what i can tell, they send out business opportunity details to people, and they seem to have been around for a good number of years. I dout if they are a scam company if they have been around for that long, but again this does seem balanced by the negative comments left online. I don't think i am going to even see what they are about, but any comments good or bad would still be welcome. Maybe i am wrong and they can help me. Come on guys help me here to make a decision! Is Streetwise Publications a scam or not??!!!


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      Matt Cockton 11 months ago

      Have dealt with Streetwise many times over the years and they have always been helpful and when necessary they have always honoured refunds.A reputable company in my opinion.

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      Max7777 22 months ago

      Purchased Cash Magnet system and paper traded it for a month and it lost thousands of pounds to a £50 stake. Showed all my bets to Streetwise but no refund. Stay clear of them and warm your friends. If it sounds too good to be true then it usually is a scam.

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      Jzames 24 months ago

      Definitely a scam. I made the mistake of paying Streetwise Publications £ 297 for the Loophole System, which states that on a bad day you break even (you are not supposed to ever lose!) and that on a good day, you make a lot of money. The system is about picking horses in certain types of races that have a good chance of being placed. You back them each way with a bookmaker, and then lay both the win part of the bet and the place part of the bet with betfair. The profit is supposed to come from winning on the place part of the bet, as they claim (wrongly) that you can lay at a lower price on betfair than the equivalent back price from the bookie. It does not work. The small booklet explaining this states that, if you have any problems a person called Nick, who allegedly invented the system will assist you. I emailed Nick as suggested, on several occasions I did not receive a reply. Eventually a person called Julia, anoperations Managerwith Streetwise said that she would help. Shedid not!!! Indeed, her selectionsdid not even comply with thesystem!!! Inaddition, she did not evenaddress the issueof not beingable to obtain low lay prices--presumably because she knewI was correct in what I was saying. She then asked me to return the booklet, as she said refunds are not givenunless you do that. I returned the booklet by recorded dlivery. When she receivedit, sheSTILL would not giveme my money back. Instead, she started to list other things that I should do to disprove the system--much more work than she had done to try to prove it. It became clear that they had no intentions of returning my money. DO NOT DEALWITH STREETWISE, is my advice to anyone who receives a mailshot. Do not waste your money---and time as well. I wrote several times to John Harrison--but, as another writer stated, I received no reply, nor my money. The Harrison way of dealing with complaints is quite simple--ignore them! How unethical a company is that? It should not be allowed to trade any longer, if it feels that it can get away with treating customers in this very unethical manner.

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      Mary 2 years ago

      Scam comes to mind - requested refund so many time but they chose to ignore and \I eventually gave up.

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      A J 2 years ago

      I have bought their products many times since 1998. They are excellent on refund. I always return the stuff within specified time by a recorded or even by registered post. Recently I subscribed through them nearly 30 quid a month course. Lost over £ 200 because the 'I Am Great Man " cut off my course because of his own "Charitable " nature. This Teacher answers your questions in one line evasive sentences. Yes I am going to to start my own publishing set up. Thousands of 30 day return will make me fair amount in interest or other form of money down games.

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      JamieBlack 2 years ago

      @Steve RE: 30% deposit to buy a house.

      Where do ya live BURNLEY? OR you are Streetwise Publications posting here!

      google: moremoneyreview this forum has testers and tells ya about ALL Streetwise Publications products AND yea they are BS crap!

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      Steve 3 years ago

      I've purchased a couple of schemes/ money making tools call them what you will from them over the last couple of years and although I've not made my millions yet I have managed to get together a 30% deposit to buy a house.

      If you have faith in the system and believe in yourself then you can make money but not without commitment. The way I look at it is if you go into something looking for a way out ie (refund) before you've even started then it's never going to work because your not fully committed.

      Just my opinion however must say John Harrison's books are very good a good motivational tool for when you feel like the whole worlds against you

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      reginald 3 years ago

      i have been a customer for quite a few years ,most of the stuff they send you is a load of old tosh, i recently bought the dvd set for 147 pounds and i cant see how you can make any money like they tell you it does apart from cleaning windows r.e. g

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      Peter 3 years ago

      Over 10 years ago I bought a couple of trial items from them and they were solid on their refund offer - so I would always consider them in the future. I have only 2 questions I'd raise with them: 1) If even one of their ideas was half as good as they say it is - why are they still sending out offers from Yorkshire and not on one of those Caribbean boats they inspire us with? 2)The 'bumf' they send out as a 'hook' is usually 20 pages long. It is amongst the most repetitive stuff I've ever read - just constant reminders of "how I earned £1m / drive a Bentley / imagine lying on a beach / in your yacht etc." This drones on repetitively for about 10 pages and then you read this (a direct quote) ""of course I can't say too much about the contents as I just don't have the room in this letter, but it is suffice to say that it's exactly..." and then they go on to repeat the previous 10 pages of "imagine your Bentley / yacht / Rolex etc." The one thing that puts me off is that this marketing insults the intelligence of average intellects: Perhaps if they gave more of an inkling as to what the latest road to riches scheme was, rather than getting us to imagine the high life, then we could make more of an informed decision. That said - they will, in my experience, refund you within their stated timeframe.

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      bobbydavro 3 years ago

      Come on guys, lets get serious. Why would somebody who knows of a perfect way to generate money, legally, allow others to be told by them on how to do this, come on, think about it. And if it can claim you can earn so much per month etc why do they feel they need to CHARGE you for the information, ah yes, this is where they make their money, you buying rubbish material that means nothing. As they always say, if its too good to be true, then it is...The person/company would be doing it all themselves and not sharing it with others. Do not waste your money.

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      Lodestone 4 years ago

      Anyone had experience of the latest offering called "Golden Key"

      Lots of emotive hype , flowery build up - but it does not say what is is

      Nearly £200 and no refund policy

      Cautious -or too good to be true

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      Andrew.W 4 years ago

      I brought one product that was very poor quality and not worth the money. By the time the first monthly mail subscription package arrived and I saw how pathetic it was, compared to what I paid, it was convienently just past the 30 day refund period. I wrote requesting a refund & followed up a lot but, no refund. This company is a rip off company! The products you get are not worth the money & many people will fail to meet the refund requirements, which is how they make their money. Avoid this rip off company.

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      alan 5 years ago

      i have only had good experience with streetwise publications uk. i had purchased the risk free betting guide and the property auction news both were informative and worth the investments but the risk free has other things that one learns with time and the service has changed since i was using it so proceed cautiously on the future effects........

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      OLIVEROKEYDOKEY 5 years ago

      Streetwise have been around for 25 years. Great products and great service

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      Richard Walton 5 years ago

      Are you all talking about The Streetwise Publications that

      promises a small gadget called the Midas Key will earn you over £362,9556 in 37 days and countless other extravagant amounts over the next few weeks AND a Jackpot coming up of £68,392 in first 24 hours!!!! Somewhat hard to believe. If John Harrison is making so much why does he need other people's money up front and why is he so generous as to give away all that could be his alone.

      Personally wouldn't touch it with a bargepole......unless someone can persuaduade me otherwise.

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      CJ 7 years ago

      I have bought a number of books/manuals over the years; some good & some poor. However, as per other comments here, I have always received a prompt refund with no questions asked.

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      oliverokeydokey 7 years ago

      I have dealt with streettwise for over 17 years now. Always have something new to offer. Some great. Some I don't like. However, when anything didn't suit I have always got my refund no problem. They have been around at least 20 years and definitely one of the best in the market.

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      paul 7 years ago

      I have not purchased anything from them for years. Originally, you could send a '30 day from receipt' post-dated cheque when applying for one of their business opportunities, and out of a dozen I sent for I only ever sent 2 back and my cheque was sent back uncashed. But they stopped doing that and their guarantees became something on the lines of '30 day money-back guarantee and also if you decide to keep it we will give you £100 if you fail to make £xxx from this system after 6 months. I sent something back under this 'guarantee' and was presented with a list of conditions as long as my arm, that I had to have abided by to get my money back! An example of these conditions where (no word of a lie!) 1# provide reciept for the blah-blah product that you need to operate the system (around £100 15 years ago!)2# send in copie(s) of press release and communications with local newspaper. I written to them saying these where 'impossible to meet' conditions, and they automatically sent back my biz-op with no word of communication. I have never bothered with them since.

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      Andrew Phillips 7 years ago

      I purchased a few items this organisation and was refused a refund on one because I had just gone over the 30 day period by a day!!

      In addition I received a refund on another item and mislaid the cheque only to find it several years later when it would be eaten by inflation!However when I wrote to Streetwise explaining the circumstances and requesting that they issue a new cheque to me they ignorerd my correspondence! Follow up letters were also ignored so although some of their publications may be ok I would warn individuals to use caution when dealing with this company.

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      Barry Moss 7 years ago

      Streetwise are not a scam, at times they do come up with some outlandish ideas that will never work but their returns policy is excellent and whilst 99 out of every 100 money making ideas won't work for me I am happy to purchase them knowing my money is safe if I want a refund and to date they have never reneged on a refund, I will continue to purchase from Streetwise in the future in case they come up with something that works for me, but take it from me they are not scammers and your money is safe provided you ask for a refund in the allotted time, I have never gone beyond the alloted returns time, but I reckon if you are only a few days late they may still refund, to do anything other than this would ruin their credibility.


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      Dave Rogers 7 years ago

      Think they've been around since the late 80's. I've bought about a dozen things from them over the years. A couple weren't great, and I got my money back on those, but the rest were excellent. Haven't made my million yet, but their stuff has helped me a lot, and I've made quite a few quid with it. From what I've seen they're fine and honour their guarantees. John Harrisons books are very good as well. Hope that helps.


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