MyGooglePayday Charges Explained

Note: This is NOT a recommendation of MyGooglePayday by Joel Comm, although I have found some of his information useful in the past.

4/17/2009 update: The My-Internet-Payday (formerly MyGooglePayday) sales process has gone through a major overhaul and has implemented the following changes:

  • The Hackersafe logo issues has been fixed.
  • The text next to the asterisk now states: “This is a $1 Trial. After trial expires additional monthly fees apply see terms and conditions.” (Note, you can find the terms and conditions at the bottom of the second page – the page on which you enter your payment details).

3/24/2009 update: BBB logo issue has been fixed

This is an explanation of MyGooglePayday $78.64/Month charges that start AFTER the free $1.00 trial as apparently this product is being more heavily promoted now and I’ve already had people ask me if this MyGooglePayday product is legitimate and I know in the past people some people have skipped over the details of the monthly charges on sites like this.

March 3, 2009 Update: I just noticed that MyGooglePayday.com is redirecting to My-Internet-Payday so I’ve posted a new discussion for My-Internet-Payday here.

Since I do not know the product, but I have bought OTHER products by Joel Comm in the past (Adsense Tempates which included a copy of one of his Adsense books) the only thing I can suggest is:

1) Go get the Adsense Code at your library or bookstore and read that first and decide if Joel Comm is the right person for you to learn from. If your library doesn’t have it, you should be able to get it through inter-library loan.

2) Assuming you are impressed with the Adsense Code, read the following regarding the total charges to decide if you feel this would be a worthwhile investment for you:

Some issues I have with the MyGooglePayday sales page:

Again, this is NOT commentary on the quality of the MyGooglePayday product which I don’t have on the top 10 recommended home business list OR the not recommended lists. I would guess that the content is very good, but that would be ONLY based on my experience with his other information.

The following are issues I have with the sales page…

  • Joel Comm’s MyGooglePayday site is using a non-clickable Hackersafe logo. There are two issues with this:
    1. The whole point of security logos like Hackersafe is that you are supposed to be able to CLICK on them to confirm that the site referenced is contained within the MASTER DATABASE of companies that use the security logo.
    2. HackerSafe no longer exists as it was bought out by McAfee in late 2007. McAfee AUTOMATICALLY replaced the Hackersafe logos with McAfee Secure. You can read about the switchover from the Hackersafe logo to the Mcafee Secure logo here.

3/24/2009 UPDATE: The issue with the BBB logo discussed in the following paragraph has been fixed on the new version of this offer (My-Internet-Payday) and has been made clickable now.

3/24/2009 Start of original BBB information follows…(The following discussion of the BBB logo is no longer relevant but left in place for historical purposes).

  • The MyGooglePayday site is using a Non-Clickable BBB logo. Again, the whole point of using a BBB logo is for consumers to be able to easily verify the BBB membership by CLICKING on the logo which then takes them to the BBB member company page.

3/24/2009 End of the original BBB discussion (no longer relevant but left in place for historical purposes).

Anyhow, let’s take a look at how the $1.00 trial for MyGooglePayday works:

Page 1 of order process for MyGooglePayday:

In HUGE letters on the left in a graphic box it states:

Try it NOW for only $1.00! and then:

  1. Simply fill out the form.
  2. Click ORDER NOW.
  3. And begin making…MASSIVE PASSIVE income.

The first page form:

I did notice a “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” sentence at the top of the form. I spent quite a bit of time searching the first page but I can’t find what that “*” references. The only two places on the page I found with another asterisk were:

  1. Above the “New York Times Best sellers box” where it says: *Adsense is Google’s Program which pays website owners to display ads for Google’s advertising clients.
  2. In one of the testimonials that includes the words “Holy @*%$ Joel!”

But neither of those seem to really relate to the $1.00 trial offer.

OK. So I entered some data in the form on page one and clicked the “ORDER NOW” button and now I’m on:

Page 2 of the MyGooglePayday order process:

Well, I see the “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” at the top of the order process again. And then a guy (that I think actually IS Joel Comm) is talking to me telling me to fill out the form on the page completely because for just $1.00 I’ll get access to some incredible information. I was thinking he might mention the monthly fees for the MyGooglePayday membership.

I really want to know to what that “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” asterisks refers. Sometimes that information is in the Terms and Conditions and sometimes it’s down at the bottom of the page.

Personally I like it best when a company puts the information about monthly fees directly by the order form without having to scroll which seems to be more in alignment with the disclosure guidelines put out by the FTC.

If anyone reads the document about disclosure guidelines referenced above, I’d love to hear your feedback on it, especially the section on “Proximity and Placement” and the subsection “Evaluation Proximity in the Context of a Web Page”.

I found where the monthly fees are disclosed (and what the asterisk goes to):

I scrolled to the bottom of the page and found what the asterisk by the “*only $1 to start making massive passive income” refers to. At the bottom of the page there is another asterisk that explains the monthly fees:

That’s where it says “At the end of your 7 day trial period you will be charged $78.64 per month for access to the My Google Payday training program.”

That kind of makes me wonder how many people would press the order button without scrolling down to the disclosure.

I’m guessing I’ll find out soon enough as I have in the past.

Once again…I would HIGHLY recommend you get the Adsense code from a bookstore, your library, or Amazon first to see if this is the right kind of material for you. I have little doubt that the content is of high calibre, but WorkAtHomeTruth has always been about the lowest-risk way of moving forward (see the BootStrapping Your Business plan) and reading the book first is probably the lowest-risk way…either that OR if you decide to proceed with this offer MARK YOUR CALENDAR so that you know when your trial period is up and make sure you know the cancelation procedure outlined here.

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Comments

  1. http://www.my-internet-payday.com
    And
    http://www.mygooglepayday.com
    IS FAKE AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD BE AWARE!!!
    DO NOT TRUST THIS WEB SITES
    http://www.my-internet-payday.com – OR — http://www.Mygooglepayday.com OR http://infomediainc.com

    IS FAKE AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD BE AWARE!!!
    DO NOT GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO, YOU WILL LOSS ALLOT OF MONEY AND THEY WILL GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO TO COMPANIES IN CHINA FOR PAYMENT, ALSO THEY MAKE IT SO FAST IN YOUR COUNTRY NIGHT TIME,
    THEY SUBSCRIBE YOU TO FEW WEB SITES THAT WILL USE YOUR CREDIT CARD AND BILL YOU
    The Thief name : Joel Comm ([email protected])
    +1.9702780011
    Fax: +1.9702780033
    1151 Eagle Drive, Suite 325
    LOVELAND, CO 80537
    US
    74.54.224.99 IP address location

    IP address: 74.54.224.99
    IP country code: US
    IP address country: United States
    IP address state: Texas
    IP address city: Houston
    IP postcode: 77002
    IP address latitude: 29.7523
    IP address longitude: -95.3670
    ISP of this IP : THEPLANET.COM INTERNET SERVICES
    Organization: THEPLANET.COM INTERNET SERVICES

    Read This Page
    http://www.workathometruth.com/blog/2009/02/25/mygooglepayday-charges-explained/

  2. The $ 76 dollar i lost, i will pay more at the top of it, $800 for flight to USA and $200 for 2 night at the hotel, i will catch Joel Comm, after this i will be live in one of the USA jails,
    this my Justice
    i did buy the ticket and my flight after 5 hours.

  3. michelle says:

    i dont know what the heck i got into but this is crapola big time i had to cancel my bank card because of this i ordered two different things for this was supose to be google and something else to help with the google program and once i bought it i could no longer find the website to use it and it also is one of those that dosent state that it is a 15 day trial the two in time wise do not work together because one is 7 days trial and the other is 15 days trial and the google one takes 2 to 3 weeks to get it doesnt make sense to me im the dumb one i guess just wanted eveyone to know if you see one that says do google and another program with it for 1.95 there is now way to try it in the time period it says you have i was really hopeing this would be a lagite thing but as usual things that sound to good to be true usually are hope everyone gets there things worked out

  4. I HAVE GET MY MONEY BACK AFTER I MADE DISPUT TO MY BANK,
    every one should do this make a payment disput, reported it is fake and fraud,
    i even get new credit card with new account number
    and now back to normal life, no more dream of work from home

    good luck every one
    Adam From London UK

  5. I to was scammed into the 78 dollars on the my-internet-payday. I did get my money back without having to contact my bank though. I want to help as many people get there money back as possible so just email me at [email removed] and I’ll show you how I got my money back. I just want people to email me so I can see how many people I can help. Good Luck!!!

  6. Brian, in order to prevent any possibility of victim recovery scams, I’ve made it a policy to remove any personal contact information from replies.

    There’s no reason you can’t post the information here.

    For those who don’t know what a Victim Recovery Scam is, here’s one of the variations (there are many different variations):

    “Recovery Rooms. Scam artists buy and sell the names and financial information of victims who have lost money to “recovery room” operators who promise, in return for a fee that the victim must pay in advance, to recover the money lost in a worthless investment. These “sucker lists” are bought by crooks who know that people who have been deceived once are vulnerable to additional scams.”

    - Montana AGs office

  7. Gail Cannan says:

    I recently paid the $1.00 fee that is required to get the info pack off, my-internet-pay-day.com, a similar site that does the same thing. I also cancelled my membership because i found something better and more legitimate. This company took double the amount that they said the would and there was nothing in the small print about this. I am always somewhat diligent when it comes to things like this. Now i have to write to them, stating that i want my money back as i did not authorise in anyway that they were allowed to take double the amount. I believe this business to be a scam, as i followed the instructions to the letter. there is something also bothering me and that is there is in no way any contact email, where you can contact them there is only a postal address. you would think that there would be a more direct way to contact them, this also proves to be a scam for this reason. Now i believe there is no chance in getting my money back. There is no international number that they can be reached without paying unbelievable prices for the call. In this day and age, you would think that there would be an email address and a toll free international calling number, i was also told that i would be contacted within the next 72 hours. this has not been done. so all in all i have lost money by these F****N B******S without authorisation. ITS ALL A SCAM

  8. Gail Cannan says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET MY MONEY BACK, I WOULD BE ALRIGHT WITH PAYING ONE LOT, BUT DOUBLING IT? WHAT A CROCK

  9. Hi Claudio, i’ll joined you when you ready…they are a bunch of con artist and sleezy…

  10. Gail,

    I also believe that this business is a SCAM. I can’t imagine any internet or online without contact email address for trial or membership cancelation. This is a clear ploy so everyone will always lapse the 7-day trial
    period and they can charge even more for further delaying delaying the communication process.

    • Gail Cannan says:

      @JPJ: It cost me more money to try and contact the company, then to try and get my money back. I am not really a person that likes to give up on things like this. Also, did anyone start to get abusive phone calls? I did things by the book and then all of a sudden I had a person calling me everyday, wanting to know if I wanted to spend up to $1500 for peoples email addresses. This person kept hounding me until i had to change my number. People who run these companies should really put this on their advertisments. Get rich quick schemes, dont really seem to work for the people that really want to do something, such as own their own business.

  11. Brian, please let me know how you got your money back. I was got taken for three months before I realized I was being charged $78.00/month for a service I wasn’t even using.

  12. Catherine says:

    I have paid the $1 + $20 for the emails?? I have been charged but haven’t received anything in the mail nor have I got any emails. I would like to cancel my membership as I feel I am going to get sucked into something I really understand. I’m in New Zealand. Please provide me with an appropriate phone number or email addresses ? I do not want my card debited for something I haven’t received nor know very little about and am not making money from.

  13. Catherine says:

    sorry thats meant to read something I don’t understand.

  14. I paid the $1,oo charge when I saw what it was about I cancelled the subscription, however the $78 monthly charge has automatically come off my credit card, I do not have any login info and when prompted for my e-mail adress it states that the e-mail is not registered. This sounds like fraud to me, especially when I cancelled everything before the 7 day trial was up. I want my money back and want to know how to get hold of these people via e-mail. I have registered a fraudulent action against this on the net.

  15. John W Sims says:

    This myinternetpayday.net is BS, It does not have any contact information on the site. It only charges your account $78.00 per month for nothing in return. There service is BS. Nothing about that site is legit. I am refering it to the FBI. they are a real rip off.

  16. Just wanted to say something about the last comment – MyInternetPayday.net is a different site than the one discussed in this discussion.

    Also, GoogleProfitResource.com isn’t related.

  17. DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THIS, I SIGNED UP FOR THE ONE DOLLAR AND KEPT BEING BILLED FOR ALMOST 100 BRITISH POUNDS IT WAS NOT EXPLAINED AND ANY EMAILS I SEND KEEP COMING BACK….
    I WAS RIPPED OFF!!!!

  18. Hi Paul
    Yes I just left a message on this site – did you get anywhere and where/how do you complain? My bank did not want to know and I need the money back as I am broke…
    Thanks, Angie

  19. Nobody seems to earn money with this mygooglepayday thing..
    Great information Paul, and very useful comments
    (please excuse my poor english)
    Thanks guys, Zek

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