Work At Home University Review Of Red Flags

Note: All details of the Michelle Withrow Work At Home University sales page, terms and conditions, privacy policy, etc. as outlined in this post have preserved in multiple ways, including video recording. WahUniversity.com may also be related to other sites I’ve warned about in the past including:

  • Simply Click To Profit
  • Stay At Home Revenue
  • Work At Home Revenue

There are multiple red flags I see on the Work At Home University sales page. Here are the two biggest red flags:

Quick Overview Of Work At Home University Red Flags (Read The Full Post For Details):
  • “Free One-on-One Consultations” are typically used to get you to talk to a high pressure sales person trying to get you to spend thousands of dollars you do NOT need to spend.
  • Use of Conditional Refund language
  • Potential waiver of Do Not Call List rights.
  • Michelle Withrow is a stock photo
  • Security Seals on the order page are non-clickable to a 3rd party verification site (which makes them meaningless).
  • There is NO SUCH THING as a “Certification Course For Search Engine Link Posting”.

Red Flag # 1. The “Free One-On-One Consultation” Trap (WATCH OUT!)

Watch out for what Work At Home University claims is “A Free One-On-One Consultation With A Success Advisor”. This is almost always a gimmick to get you to talk to a high pressure sales person who will try to sell you expensive coaching/training products.

My recommendation is that you don’t talk to these sales people at all, but if you do decide to talk to them:

  1. Have an attorney review their contract before shelling out thousands of dollars to them. If you can’t afford to have an attorney review the contract, you can’t afford to spend money with those sales people.
  2. Heed the following warnings…

IMPORTANT WARNING #1! If the sales person asks you for your credit card information before showing you the contract, HANG UP.

IMPORTANT WARNING #2! Be VERY wary of any person who tries to find your available cash and credit.

Be VERY skeptical if you are asked questions like the following:

  • How many credit cards do you have?
  • “What most of our students will do is designate their highest limit card for their business-like a 10-15k card. Not that they’re going to ever use that much credit-they probably won’t. But it just gives them more options to run a business than say a $1000 card would. Do you follow that? What kinds of limits have they granted you here?
  • They ask you if you want to be one of their “success stories”.

IMPORTANT WARNING #3! Be carful of any contract that includes any of the following:

  • Seems to be focused primarily on preventing you from getting your money back.
  • Includes information that contradicts what you were told on the phone.
  • Requires you to pay for Binding Arbitration in case of a contract dispute (at least be aware of WHAT the fees are BEFORE you sign the contract).
  • Says that it does not allow refunds for any reason (the contract will often try to claim that it does not allow refunds because you are buying educational materials that can be easily copied).

Red Flag #2. Use Of Conditional Refund Language

Work At Home University says the following in it’s terms:

“4. REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

4.1 MEMBERS WISHING TO CANCEL OR REFUND THEIR MEMBERSHIP MAY DO SO FOR UP TO 60 DAYS FROM TIME OF PURCHASE, PROVIDED THEY FOLLOW OUR PROCEDURES AND CREATE A SUPPORT TICKET AT HTTPS://WAHUNIVERSITY.COM/CONTACT.PHP. ONCE TICKET IS CREATED OUR STAFF WILL ASSIST THAT MEMBER MAKING SURE THEY HAVE FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS AND SUBMITTED TO THE OFFERS PROPERLY. ONCE OUR STAFF HAS ESTABLISHED YOU HAVE FOLLOWED PROCEDURES AND STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY MONETARY OR PRIZE AWARDS, WE WILL REFUND YOUR MEMBERSHIP 100%.”

I recommend you avoid any product with such conditional refund policies – for numerous reasons. At the very least, keep in mind that as the staff is allegedly “helping you” follow procedures, the amount of time you have to file credit card/debit card disputes is running out.

Red Flag #3. You Are Potentially Waiving Your Do Not Call Rights

I don’t know who might call you, but I’ve seen enough horror stories from people who have bought into programs that look VERY SIMILAR to Work At Home University to make sure that you understand the following:

Here’s the portion of the WorkAtHomeUniversity order form with the checkbox saying “I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions”

Work At Home University Terms Check Box

 

Here is the part of the Work At Home University Terms And Conditions (which references Simply Click To Profit) that says you are waiving your Do Not Call rights:

 

Red Flag #4. Michelle Withrow is a stock photo

In case you hadn’t noticed…Michelle Withrow is a model from iStockPhoto. Click Here to verify.

Red Flag #5. Work At Home University’s security seals are NOT clickable

The security seals on WorkAtHomeUniversity’s order page are not clickable to a 3rd party verification site – non-clickable security seals are meaningless.

Red Flag #6. Claims To Offer “Certification For Search Engine Link Posting”

I’ve been warning about sites that claim to offer “link posting” opportunties since 2008.  There is NO SUCH THING as a “Certification Course For Search Engine Link Posting”.

Bottom Line: My personal recommendation is that you AVOID Work At Home University.