eMarketing Online System Review Of Red Flags

eMarketing Online System Warning

  • Note: All details of the Kim Stevenson eMarketing Online System sales page, terms and conditions, privacy policy, etc. as outlined in this post have preserved in multiple ways, including video recording.

This eMarketing Online system review of red flags covers numerous parts of the sales process you might want to consider if you’re considering purchasing this product.

Update: 03/24/2012 Tops Home Profit System appears to be related to a new site Big Profits University. The new warning is here.

eMarketing Online System Might Not Honor Refund Requests

One of the most important things you should know about is the eMarketing Online System refund policy, which states:

“It is important to us that you are 100% satisfied with the program. If you are not 100% satisfied with our online money making system then you should be entitled to a full refund of the money you spend on any of our products and services. However, it is important that you make an attempt to utilize all of the tools we have available. If you do not make a true attempt within 4 weeks of purchasing The eMarketing Online System, then our company takes no responsibility and we will not be held responsible for your lack of actions and a refund will not be granted.”

Read that closely. It says that if you do not make a “true attempt” that you won’t get a refund. But eMarketing Online System doesn’t say what a “true attempt” is. That’s called a conditional refund policy and you should stay FAR, FAR away from any product using one.

eMarketing Online System Offers A “Free” Consultation

Although a free consultation might sound great, it’s potentially the most financially dangerous aspect of the eMarketing Online System product.

Here’s why:

I can tell you that generally, during the past few years heard lots of horror stories from people being high-pressured to spend thousands of dollars after getting a “free 1 on 1 training consultation” – usually on very bad coaching or worthless traffic, so it’s a HUGE concern anytime I see terminology that suggests they might be contacted by phone by a “coach” to “help” them.

Maybe eMarketing Online System is different, but I doubt it.

Summary Of Other eMarketing Online System Red Flags

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #1) “As Seen On” claim

eMarketing Online System uses the claim “As Seen On” on the first page and then lists these logos:

  • Fox News
  • abc
  • CNN
  • Fox Business
  • MSNBC
  • USAToday

The phrase “As Seen On” eMarketing Online System is meaningless. It could just mean that it was advertised on those sites – which is something anybody could do. Although, it’s also entirely possible that eMarketing Online System was never seen on those sites at all.

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #2) Security Seals Are NOT Clickable To A 3rd Party Site

Security seals should be click out to a 3rd party verification site – otherwise they are meaningless. eMarketing Online System uses the following seals that do NOT click out to a 3rd party verification site:

  • Verisign Secured
  • McAfee Secure
  • Verisign
  • GeoTrust
  • TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #3) Headline #1 Used By Questionable Sites

The headline of the first page of eMarketing Online System makes the claim:

“In The Next 90 Seconds – Gain Access To A Work-At-Home Job That Can Earn You Up To $87 An Hour.”

That exact claim has been used by hundreds of questionable sites that all look extremely similar to eMarketing Online System.

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #4) Headline #2 Used By Questionable Sites

The headline of the second page of eMarketing Online System makes the claim:

“If You Can Spare 60 Minutes A Day, We Can Offer You A Certified, Proven And Guaranteed Home Job To Make $379/Day From Home!.”

Once again, that exact claim has been used by hundreds of questionable sites that all look extremely similar to eMarketing Online System.

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #5) Bogus Income Projection Table

eMarketing Online System displays a table so that you can imagine all the money you can make by posting links. The problem is that the table isn’t based on reality…not even close. Why? Because the only way you get paid in a program like eMarketing Online System is if someone finds your link, clicks on your link, then takes an action such as buying product, filling out a form (such as filling out a detailed insurance quote form that will allow an insurance company to follow up with them).

In other words, just because you PLACE an ad containing a link, does NOT mean you’ll get paid from doing so. In fact, most of the time you WON’T.

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #6) Bogus Karl Goodard Story

The exact same Karl Goodard Story has been used across numerous questionable websites. The only difference is the fake name of the person the story is about. I’ve made a small sampling of that in this video:

eMarketing Online System Red Flag #7) They can’t keep track of the fake names they use

In addition to using fake spokespeople for their product, eMarketing Online System can’t even keep track of the fake names they use as you can see below:

 

eMarketing Online System Fake Names

eMarketing Online System Can't Keep Track Of It's Fake Names

Spencer Adler mysteriously becomes Kim Stevenson in a matter of seconds!

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Comments

  1. Bill says

    Thanks for the info Paul. This crap is unbelievable. I get these kinds of offers all the time in my emails and wind deleting them. Like i said nothing but crap! Honest hard working people like myself can’t even get out of the rat race and make a living with these scumbags around!!

      • Shawn says

        Paul, intersting that you ask that, I rarely got any stuff asking me to participate in these types of programs until I started exploring on-line education opportunities, If memory serves me, I inquired with Phoniex University and also explored finacial assistance programs, ie grants, student loans and such through links they provided (or at least popped up after opening thier site). I remember after completeing a brief form answering a few mundane questions all heck broke loose. Once I opened up the can of worms from the finacial side, all kinds of stuff like Kim Stevenson and others came flowing into my box… not to mention a cornicopia of other education providers.

        After everything I’ve read here today, I feel like Cyber-bait, there is blood in the water and the Sharks are in a feeding frenzy.

      • Tricia Webb says

        My email came from someone I had done business with o n eBay. This is unethical, as far as I am concerned. Just because you have my email does not mean I want to be sent SPAM!

  2. Gloria says

    Thank you for your information. Filtering out bogus opportunities makes my life easier. I am interested in a legitimate at-home opportunity preferably using the computer or phone work. Do you know of any that you would recommend that could provide monthly income of $2000 or more depending on effort? Thanks in advance for your reply.

  3. Donna Shaner says

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note in 2012 thanking you for your diligence in exposing the scams out there. Your helped me find a great group for helping me develop my interest in online marketing. That is Ed Dale and the challenge. Amazing group and I thank you again for the info.

    Cheers,
    Donna Shaner
    aka Bella Solaris

  4. eMarketing Online System says

    Thank you for all of the info! It’s very stressing to have to empty my inbox so often! It’s like it never ends!

  5. Joanna Williams says

    I purchased the product from Kim Stevenson on Saturday based on the promo. After purchasing, I found out that the only way for me to get paid is if others purchase a product. I have been calling every 877 number associated with the company since Saturday for a refund and no one has answered the phone. I have left several messages. I am about to contact BBB but I don’t know where Kim Stevenson is located. If anyone knows, please leave a comment. Thank you.

    • Rhonda says

      Joanna,
      I purchased it also the other day. Had I known what it was actually about, I wouldn’t have tried for the 8th time finding a good work at home opportunity. I emailed Kim (I thought) at least the email was supposibly from her. Anyway, I emailed that I wanted a refund. I got a reply back that I had to call. Well, I called the number several times, and NO answer. Looks like she made 29 bucks from me. Try Googling her. Her name comes up several times. You might have luck that way find her. I guess I’ll just chalk it up to another loss. Does anyone know of a legit one that you don’t have to spend a foriune on and don’t have to spend hundreds on a website for it to actually be seen on the internet? (Oh, don’t get me started on that either! LOL

  6. Brenda says

    I am so glad I saw this info. I am truly looking for a real opportunity to work at home. I can’t believe I was almost a statistic in the “online work at home scam industry”!!!
    Thank you so much for putting this out there for people like me

  7. says

    My wife, a physician, was injured in a rear end car accident several years ago and has not been able to resume her practice.
    I had to completely change careers so I could be her care giver.
    My business is internet based and I have learned much about legitimate online business opportunities, (very few) and the seemingly endless sites similar to emarketingonline.
    My wife had a link to the site e-mailed to her by a friend.
    Posting links looks at first glance to be a great way to make some extra money and the catch is someone either has to click on the link and be re-directed to a site or buy something.
    I am not an expert on these businesses and I know enough to realize there are many ways to be paid.
    A work at home person can be paid by someone clicking on the link they have posted.
    The amount paid per click is very small.
    If someone clicks on a link, goes to a site and buys something, the person gets paid more.
    Again, my basic understanding.
    My wife called me last night, cautiously excited, and I went to the site to have a look see.
    A lot of red flags went up for me also.
    As an honest person who has been around the block and spent money on programs that promised much and delivered little, I look at any opportunity offered on the internet with a mixture of “hey looks interesting” to let’s do some digging..
    I decided to do some research on Kim and her ‘opportunity’.
    Found your site, perused the critique and the comments and found them informative.
    No matter how great the opportunity, I always go by the 80/20 rule: 20% of the products and services in the market place, live up to their hype. Eighty percent do not.
    With the wild west show going on with internet marketing, I consider the ration to be closer to 90/10.
    I have found that to be true in my industry.
    I am going to steer my wife to 1 or 2 of the work at home sites suggested in the comments and encourage her to do some further research.
    Sorry for the length.
    My website is being upgraded.
    Once that is done, I will provide a link to your site.
    The site will be back up in about a month.
    If so inclined, take a look and if you like what you see or don’t, let me know your opinion and I would appreciate a back link to my site, if you do that kind of thing.

  8. Eve says

    I just wanna say thank you for the information its nice to see honest people like you n so glad I found this page cause I was by to buy the Emarketing program n spend the little bit of money that I have but thanks to you Im not going to.
    Thank you

  9. Shawn says

    Thank You, I too was thinking about the Kim Stevenson e-mail I got. It touted a young lady living in my town that had been sucessful at using the sysyem, she was down on her luck with kids Blah Blah Blah and by a stroke of luck she found Kim”s system and tried the site and bam!!!! money out the whazooo. Sooo, since I have access to a large data base (I work in the Criminal Justice System) I decided to find and check with this lady that lives here. Bummer, I can’t find any such individual living here and ALL of my pointed inquries to Miss Kim have gone un-answered. Sorry, I’ll not be authorizing a “One Time Payment” to her, even at the 50% discounted rate she offered as I exited the site. Dang crooks!

      • Shawn says

        Paul,
        I read that you wanted “Honest” feedback to your information. Well honestly I want to Thank You for this site. BUT, I’m curious, how are you compensated for the time and effort spent in researching and posting all of this information? From what I see, it can’t be easy and it certianly has to be time consuming…… AND, how do you keep the aligators off your butt when they find out many people are steered away when they read your publishings?

        Just curious, no reply really nessesary.

        Again Thank You.

        • says

          A few ways: there’s a store here. Anything I’m compensated for here has a big Store Header above it. I also have local clients and other sites that bring in revenue. And there’s Adsense on this site, although I have pulled it and put it back on several times depending on how well Google is doing screening the ads on their end.

          That helps fund the site (me) and some of the help I pay for some of the people who help do research (plus I get people posting/sending quite a few free tips).

          I also use a great deal of automation to get the data. You can see that on the Tools page here:
          Competitive Intelligence Tools And Techniques.

          However, ultimately it IS an enormous undertaking to run the site. Plus I often help people privately (without charging them) with trying to get their money back. Many people who are embarrassed to admit to having lost a tens of thousands of dollars to some of the scams (often the backend boiler room side of many of the lead products like eMarketing Online System. Those often take up MUCH more time than some of these write-ups).

          It’s been a long time since I’ve received any cease and desists actually. All of them are meaningless anyhow, since I have the documentation and the companies obviously don’t want to open themselves up to a discovery process.

          The first time it happened, I did a TON of research and luckily also had a friend who used to be an attorney at the MO AGs office who pointed me in the right direction.

          Also, the main page of the WorkatHomeTruth site includes information about how I helped the FTC to take down one of the top 100 spammers in the world, information about documentation about an extensive cross border scam that I provided to the Secret Service at their request, and the fact that I provide documentation on a regular basis to http://www.eagleresearchassociates.org on a regular basis. Lyndell Edgington who runs that site works with numerous Assigned Federal Agents.

          You can see one example of the research I’ve provided here:
          Quick Profit Kit Entities Chart which is still only a small part of the information I provided (I provided an additional 300+ websites in addition to the Corporate/Main player connections on that chart.

          • Shawn says

            Very impressive. I’m not actively searching for the “Money at Home” option but it was interesting exploring the possiblities as an avenue to supplement the bank roll as I approach the retirement age. Of course these days retirment is a bit scary to say the least.

            I’ve signed up for the e-mail news letter you provide and as time goes by I will explore the sites you reccomend worthy of research. I think I’ve spent over 3 hours browsing this site and it appears that I have merely scratched the surface.

            Bravo!!!

            I am Most respectfully,

            Shawn

  10. Shawn says

    Sorry Paul but i had to come back here and post this, It seems that NOW just hours after little Miss Stevenson tried to scam me there is an Anthony Morrison sending me info on yet another emarketing proposition. I assume you’ve busted him as well?

  11. Terry says

    Paul,
    Why is it truly so hard to find honest and valid jobs where people can work from home…? I know that there are tons of companies that offer work from home jobs, but all we see are these scams coming across our emails and websites…I wonder if there really is a website with a list of companies that offer REAL work at home jobs…What a valuable find that would be!!

  12. Shawn says

    Hey Paul,

    Seems now that Kim Stevenson is using some guy named John to soliciate participation to work at the “On-Line Survey” program for $97+ an hour. WT………….heck. I sent her an e-mail telling her that she was, well in a non-profane way for this site, a damn fraud, yet now I get this crap. Are you aware that she as taken an additional path to scam folks? Sorry but I deleted the e-mail so at this juncture I don’t have a link for you.

    Most respectfully,

    I am,

    Shawn

    • says

      They use the same fictitious names across numerous scams. Here are some frequently used name.

      Marilyn Chambers
      Mark Christianson
      Patricia Emmerson
      Michael Harris
      Patty Joyner
      Michelle Matthews
      Jeremy Miller
      Michelle Miller
      Kelly Nelson
      Michelle Owens
      David Palmer
      Janet Rhodes
      Kelly Richards
      Michelle Starr
      Jennifer Smith
      Amanda Stevens
      Mary Stevens
      Michelle Stevens
      Kim Stevenson
      Diana Thompson
      Michelle Valdez

      …used to promote scam after scam.

  13. Allan Herbert says

    Paul,
    I have been looking for something to do online. I currently work at home but business is extremely slow and looking to get into something online that can be built into a reasonable income. I watched the video you had on your site done by “Michael S. Brown”. Are you suggesting that this is a legitimate opportunity with accurate financial outlay details supplied by Michael?. I,too, received an email and opened it to find a story about Michelle Miller (who’s name changed to Dianna in seconds).
    Like your site.
    Cheers
    Allan Herbert

  14. Joe Stellabotte says

    I got an email this morning from Kim Stevenson’s Online Income Access. The email appeared to come by way of my brother. Thinking it was legit I went to the website and the claims being made seemed all too good. I later texted my brother to ask why he sent the email to me. His response was quick saying to block it and delete it because it was spam. Paul after reading you blog to do a little more research I’m glad I did not go any further with this. If there are truly legitimate work at home e-businesses could you point me in their direction. I also would want to check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if there are any red flags against them

    • says

      The only time I use the BBB is to check complaints. I’ve seen too many instances where they give outright fraudulent companies A+ and great companies with NO complaints Fs. I think most people now know after NUMEROUS stories – abc, CNN Money, and many others, that the BBB is basically a pay-to-play racket. They keep claiming that they’re cleaning things up, but the stories KEEP coming.

      They do an incredible job tracking complaints and complaint types, though, and work with the FTC to help them gather complaints.

      You might want to start with your local SCORE organization. They are MUCH better than they used to be. You can find an office here:
      http://www.score.org/

  15. norma gray says

    thank you for the info because i got a call from a person asking me to do work online with the kim stevonsons online job! glad i read this and now i will not loose out on my ssi money they wanted some of, THEY WILL NOT GET IT NOW THANK YOU SO MUCH…

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