I’ve been tracking down numerous seemingly fake websites that are promoting various products that are generating a huge number of complaints.
One of the products many of those sites are promoting is a product called EarnFastCashWithGoogle. So let’s take a look at why EarnCashFastWithGoogle is generating so many complaints.
3/28/2009 update: This is NOT an endorsement or NON-endorsement of EarnCashFastWithGoogle, but I still cannot understand how people can miss the information disclosing monthly charges on their sites disclosing the terms of their offer. When I checked it was on ALL of the following sites that are used to promote this offer:
- GoogleProfitTree – The version I looked at showed the monthly charges in a big blue box at the bottom of the page BEFORE the first step of the order form.
- MakeCashFastWithGoogle – The version I looked at had “Risk-Free Trial Information” in bolded green letters DIRECTLY to the left of where you enter your credit card information. The monthly charges were spelled out there.
3/3/2009 Update: It is still baffling to me how people are missing the disclosures on the EarnCashFastWithGoogle site. This is NOT an endorsement of the product, but from what I’ve seen EarnCashFastWithGoogle’s method of disclosure has to be one of the most consumer-friendly one that I’ve seen. I have to agree with what they’ve now detailed in their advertising policy link which you can read here.
However, I don’t like the fact that you have to take ALL 3 services instead of being able to select – buffet-style.
I did just notice a separate issue: The second page of the EarnCashFastWithGoogle site is displaying the HackerSafe logo on the order page. The two issues with displaying the HackerSafe logo are:
- HackerSafe was bought out by McAfee and ultimately changed the HackerSafe logo to McAfee Secure. Click here to read about the HackerSafe change to McAfee Secure, which be reading the comments looks like was done AUTOMATICALLY.
- A security seal like HackerSafe (now McAfee Secure) is supposed to be clickable so that you can verify the last time the site was scanned on a trusted 3rd-party site.
FIRST – I want to be clear that we have NEVER recommended the EarnCashFastWithGoogle product and based on what I’ve seen based on the sales page alone it would NEVER a chance of getting anywhere near our Top 10 Recommended Home Businesses list.
I just saw a lot of complaints about their “Earn Google Cash” type product and wondered what they were about.
2/4/2009 Update: While the sales page certainly has some strange things about it that I discuss below, one thing I can’t understand is how people don’t know they’ll be charged monthy after the trial period. On the page I looked at there was a gigantic blue box describing the terms of the offer – DIRECTLY above where you start entering your information. Is there a different sales page that I don’t know about?
Strange wording and bad grammar is available for “all who qualify”!
O.K. On page 1 I see that I “may qualify” for one of their free kits. I’d like to know who DOESN’T qualify for one of EarnCashFastWithGoogle’s free kits.
Also, the following sentence doesn’t even make sense in the context of the page:
“Google has earned people millions of dollars, time for you to get your share! See if you qualify for our free kit and start today!”
I can’t imagine what “Google earning people millions of dollars” has to do with EarnCashFastWithGoogle. While PEOPLE might be able to earn money by learning to use Google Adwords through a legitimate system like Matt Levenhagen’s CampaignBlast’s Training…The company GOOGLE isn’t earning ANYONE millions of dollars except maybe some of their employees and shareholders.
To “Qualify” for My “Free Kit” I just have to “Order Now”. Huh?
Now, I know this is typically “marketing-speak” but it just seems alarmingly bizarre in the context of the previous claim that “I may qualify for one of their free kits”. So in order to qualify for my “Free Kit” I guess I just have to PAY.
You might also qualify if you habitually use poor grammar!
On the first page of the EarnCashFastWithGoogle.com offer I noticed this disclaimer by a testimonial from Kelly T. (Maybe he’s related to “Mr. T”?):
“*Results not typical.
Individuals has been remunerated.”
Well, at least they did put a dislcaimer, even if it’s grammatically incorrect.
“Important Notice” from EarnCashFastWithGoogle Limiting the Number of “Hand-Held” Experiences Available! Whaaat?
According to the “Giant Red Box”:
“Unfortunately, we cannot offer this to everyone. I am really sorry about this, but the offer is extremely limited!”
Hmm. I wonder if it’s only limited to people who ORDER? 😉 I guess those are the people who get the “excellent hand-held experience” mentioned in the “Giant Red Box”:
“The Earn Google Cash system ensures that you will have an excellent hand-held experience”
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve actually been spending a significant amount of time trying to figure out what a “hand-held experience” could possibly be. Also, I hope I don’t drop it. 😉
A REAL Two-for-One Deal: TWO baffling sentences on ONE page!
OK. On the SAME page I see these two sentences:
Sentence 1: “See, even though we are releasing this for FREE initially, we are only giving away an undisclosed number of 14-day trial packages.” I wonder if the “undisclosed number is related to Graham’s Number?
Sentence 2: “Why Am I Giving Away This Earn Google Cash System For Free?”
Now Sentence 1 makes it seem like EarnCashFastWithGoogle will EITHER be free OR it will be a “14-day trial package”. And then Sentence 2 makes it seem like CURRENTLY the EarnCashFastWithGoogle system is free.
Let’s see if the EarnCashFastWithGoogle system is really free (don’t hold your breath)…
Amazingly, EarnCashFastWithGoogle actually puts the offer details right on the front page in a big blue box, although the print is pretty small. Even though I’m not at all impressed by their bizarre sales page, EarnCashFastwithGoogle’s disclosure of the trial conditions on the main page is WAY better than what most similar products do (other similar productst tend to link to the Terms & Conditions where you have to hunt down information about the additional fees).
So let’s see what the additional charges are:
- $1.00 refundable processing fee
- After your 7-day FREE trial period it’s $29.95 per month (automatically charged monthly at the end of the trial period).
- A FREE fourteen-day trial and twenty one-day trial to the Fraud Protection Resource Center and Identity Theft Protection for just $4.95 and $9.95 a month thereafter (shows as “FraudProtection” and “IdentitySecurity”) should you choose not to cancel.
OK. So even though they initially presented a lot of baffling information at the beginning regarding whether their system was free or a 14-day trial, now they’re at least putting the offer details directly on the main page…although NOW it’s a 7-day FREE trial (I’m not sure what happened to the EarnCashFastWithGoogle free 14-day trial mentioned previously). Also, what if I already have fraud protection and don’t want theirs?
Although based on this page alone there’s ZERO CHANCE I would ever recommend this “Earn Cash Fast with Google” product to anyone, except maybe one of my competitors. 😉
For example the product I recommend on the site for learning to make money with Google Adwords is Matt Levenhagen’s Campaign Blasts Method and here’s the remarkable thing about Matt’s sales page: it actually makes sense ALL the way through – unlike EarnCashFastWithGoogle.com’s sales page which seems to be a mix of nonsensical phrasing, contradictory statements, followed FINALLY by the REAL terms of the offer (at least they did get THAT part right).
OK. If for some strange reason I did actually get this product, how would I cancel or make a refund?
- For EarnCashFastWithGoogle it says: “you can chat with live operator by calling (866)341-7163 within the first 7 days to cancel, and you will not be charged.”
- During the PAID membership of EarnCashFastWithGoogle it says: “If for any reason you are dissatisfied, chat with a live operator, and you’ll no longer be charged.” OK.
- OK. For the “Fraud Protection Resource Center” it says: “You have also unlocked a FREE fourteen-day trial and twenty one-day trial to the Fraud Protection Resource Center and Identity Theft Protection for just $4.95 and $9.95 a month thereafter (shows as “FraudProtection” and “IdentitySecurity”) should you choose not to cancel. Prior charges for bonus are non-refundable but subscription can be cancelled and future charges stopped at any time by calling toll-free 1-800-712-7226 and 1-866-342-2994.”
Fine, but I still want to know how EASY it is to REALLY get the services canceled.
Now I’m going to have to rely on feedback from other people on that because I have ZERO INTEREST in even reviewing this EarnCashFastWithGoogle offer based on what I’ve seen so far.
So if anyone wants to let other people know their experiences with canceling the EarnCashFastWithGoogle offer, let them know here.
Update: 2/1/2009: So far it seems that customer service handling EarnCashFastWithGoogle has been very helpful and prompt.
Also, if you initially signed up through a page other than the “EarnCashFastWithGoogle.com” page, I’d be interested in knowing what that page was.
Form on First page:
First Name :
Current Marital Status :
Annual Household Income :
Time At Current Residence :
Employment Status :
Note: I’ll be finishing the rest of this page later, but I’m going to go ahead and publish it to see what kind of experience people have had canceling and/or refunding EarnCashFastWithGoogle and how hard or easy it is to cancel and/or refund.
Note: Now there are some sites that seem to call this The Google Easy Cash System.
- Brads Money – Where’s that Government Check?
- Google Money Tree Complaints
- Internet Income Initiative & Google Pro Kit Complaints
- C’Mon Everybody – Leave Chedda Alone
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