|Give up all hope ye who enter their real info|
Blowhards on TV and radio have been touting an “amazing” way to make money using IncomeAtHome.com. Ignoring the humming of my skeptical radar, I took the time to find out how little ol’ me could make a “six figure income” just by doing a little work. To my utter non-surprise, what I discovered is how this company is making millions feeding on gullible people.
It starts with a visit to IncomeAtHome.com. The site immediately starts with a voice recording from various radio personalities telling you how awesome this company is. You can’t stop the commercial voices. They play until you are compelled to give up your money. If you try to exit the website it will throw up one of those annoying boxes that read “Are you SURE you want to leave this website?”
The website is just like the radio commercials in that it gives you absolutely no clue how you can make money. To find out more, you have to give up your name, email address and a phone number. Once I entered some fake info, the site took me to yet another flashy page that explains that financial independence is within my reach. To find out how, I must purchase their “kit” for $9.95 that will explain it all. I love you guys but, honestly, I wasn’t about to give up 10 bucks to a suspicious organization just to satisfy your curiosity so I did some online research to find out what would happen if I continued. Turns out the Internet is filled with angry people who have reported their findings.
When you order stuff over the internet, do you ever read the “terms and conditions” that you must agree to before clicking “place order”? Yeah, me neither. But if you bothered to read the one at IncomeAtHome.com you would see that you are agreeing to this: “We will charge you $9.95 for Shipping & Handling for the kit. You will have (14 days) to decide if our method is right for you. If you decide to keep it, we will charge you $39.95 for the price of the kit.” That’s a total of $50.
|These people are happy with their brochures!|
The “kit” includes more lofty promises and flashy print material that tells you how much money you can make but still gives no clue what they expect you to do. No, to find out more, you have to schedule an appointment with a “mentor” (aka “high pressure salesperson”) who will deliver even more empty promises before they finally reveal the Big Exciting Secret.
The exciting secret is this: “IncomeAtHome” is a front for Herbalife multi-level-marketing (MLM) products. They sell herbal supplements that are supposed to help you lose weight. They also have a skin and hair care division. Herbalife has been in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission for “inappropriate business practices” and have been the subject of numerous class action lawsuits with accusations of running a “pyramid scheme” to contaminated products to and ripping off their own “distributors.”
The bottom line is that IncomeAtHome is simply a bogus way to extract $50 from the pockets of gullible and often desperate people. Shame on them.