Easy Google Profit Scam, Google Biz Kit / Treasure Chest / Money Tree Scams
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Hundreds of people a month are searching for the phrase “Easy Google Profit Scam” and “Google Biz Kit Scam” on Google and Yahoo. About 8000 per month find their way onto my article about search engine submission being a scam so I decided it was time to create a real page explaining what the “Easy Google Profit Scam” is all about.
The basic principle is that a system, called Easy Google Profit I believe, promises to make money using Google. I’m not entirely sure what it does because the text is onÂ a sales letter page and I haven’t read one of those for years.
What I do know is that people are adding the word “scam” to the end of the search term which probably means they don’t trust it.
Perhaps anybody finding this page can shed some light on what the system does in the comments.
Update: May 11th
The BBB has more details:
On April 24, 2009 the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced charges for operating a fraudulent work-at-home scheme against Infusion Media Inc, GoogleTreasureChest.com, InternetIncomeInitiative.com, and Jonathan D. Eborn (“Defendants”), whose “GoogleMoneyTree.com” promised six-figure earnings for conducting specialized Google and Yahoo Internet searches. According to the state’s enforcement action, GoogleMoneyTree failed to clearly inform purchasers that they had been enrolled in monthly memberships and had only seven days to cancel their trial membership. Purchasers who failed to cancel within seven days were automatically charged $82 on their credit card statements each month. In addition to the unexpected credit card charges, customer complaints obtained by state investigators indicate that GoogleMoneyTree failed to actually send the “free kit” and refused to honor customer refunds. The state is seeking an injunction, civil penalties of up to $20,000 per violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as restitution for purchasers.
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