Update 5/17/2012 The testimonials on the sales page for this “product” have been changed. Of course all it’s already documented with html files, video, and .png image files. So why they even bothered to change the testimonials is a mystery, since they’ve already been busted…again.
MASSIVE FINANCIAL DANGER AHEAD…
I’ve probably warned people hundreds of times about the kind of coaching scams that are sold on the back end of work at home programs like Home Profit Masters. I’m talking about people who have lost, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000…even as much as $40,000. And it’s only then that they realize that they’ve been scammed. It’s only then that they realize that a simple search on Google for the so-called “business opportunity” could have saved them from massive financial loss and heartache.
And while getting a refund on the initial “lead product” can often be done by disputing the charge with the credit card company or bank, it’s MUCH harder for people to recover the significantly large amounts of money that they lose once they’ve been swindled out of their money by a “coaching floor” (a.k.a. boiler room operation).
Announcing! The Latest Phillip Gannuscia Scam!
Pay careful attention to this requirement of the Government Action:
“a) comply with all requirements of the Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act, Telephone and Facsimile Solicitations Act, and Telephone Fraud Prevention Act, and all other laws and rules administered by the Division that are applicable”. I’ve posted the full text below.”
…and keep that in mind when you read the following on the Home Profit Masters sales page:
“Your free one-on-one consultation with a success advisor”.
Almost always, that’s a ploy to get you to spend thousands of dollars on coaching or products of dubious value.
Wow. Proving that a site like Home Profit Masters is completely bogus is just getting way too easy. Let’s start with the testimonials. These testimonials can be found all over the net being used by all kinds of questionable websites. Not only that they are suspiciously similar to the ones used by a company called “Penbrook Productions” which the FTC shut down in 2009!
I remember Penbrook Productions well, because I helped abc’s 20/20 with quite a bit of research for it:
So it was immediately obvious to me that Home Profit Masters was simply ripping off the old Penbrook Productions Sales Page. In facts there are tons of scammy sales pages using all of the same sales elements within the Penbrook Productions sales page – a page which the FTC HATED.
Penbrook Productions Vs. Home Profit Masters Testimonials
Take a look at the following testimonials – the one on the left is from the Penbrook Productions Scam. The one on the left is from Home Profit Masters. Notice anything strange about them…like that they are the SAME?
Or how about these 2 Testimonials…
Or How About SEVEN Testimonials – All Nearly Identical In The EXACT SAME ORDER?
You Know One Thing The FTC REALLY Hated About The Penbrook Productions Scam?
“More so, by posting 15 links in 60 minutes a day…5 days a week…you can put $58,500 year-after-year into your account, so the financial value you’re receiving is enormous! Think about it, you invest $97 once, and you receive back $58,500 over and over again!”
Promoted By Spam & Fake News Sites
As somebody in the comments section has already noted, this so-called “business opportunity” is being promoted by spam & fake news sites. In fact, I originally found this scam from a blog spam comment promoting the fake news site Financial-Reports.org which in turn promotes Home Profit Masters – as you can see in the following video:
It’s Also Being Promoted By The Nefarious Fake News Site NewsDaily7.com
If you’re not familiar with this fake news site, you can read my detailed analysis of it here.
Does Angela Bussio ReallyEndorse This Product??
The site uses a video of Angela Bussio which makes it looks like she endorses the program. Maybe she does – or maybe she doesn’t. Most likely she does as she has been used as a spokesperson for numerous products run by the same comments.
Fake Plimus Order Page
The order page for this scam uses what I believe to be a fake Plimus order page. Here’s a snapshot of part of the order page below:
Here’s the problem with that order page. Plimus stopped accepting business opportunity and Internet marketing products around June of 2011. Obviously, that means the page was faked. More importantly, it means that the McAfee SECURE security seals, VERIFIED by VISA, and MasterCard SecureCode have nothing to do with Home Profit msters either.
Watch Out For Phillip Gannuscia
Phillip Gannuscia is a full-time scammer behind some of todays biggest business opportunity scams, including the following:
- Clicks To Cash – ClicksToCashSystem.com
- Education Training Online – EducationTrainingOnline.com
- Online Profit Masters System
- Income Masters Institute
- Income Cash Machine