Home Income Cash Machine is a work at home opportunity selling a course that will train anyone to be successful and make money with link posting or, as they say, being a “Search Engine Agent.”
Home Income Cash Machine says that major companies will pay you an average of $15 for each link you post for them, and that each link takes about 4 minutes to post. This means that you should be able to do 15 links in one hour, for $225 an hour.
All you need to get started is to pay $49.95 for their Wealth Development Certification Program, which is the only certified link posting program in the world, according to their website.
What is The Truth About Link Posting?
First, link posting is actually a form of affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when you partner with another company to promote their goods and services online. One way to do this is to post links.
However, Home Income Cash Machine significantly misrepresents this opportunity when they say you are “paid to post links.” You are not paid to post links. You are paid when the link you post results in a sale for that company. Unfortunately, that is very different.
Instead of being paid every 4 minutes for the link you post, you would be paid every time a sale goes through, which unfortunately is not likely to be every 4 minutes.
What You Should Know About Home Income Cash Machine
Home Income Cash Machine is selling a certification program for link posting. However, you do not need to be certified in link posting to work in affiliate marketing. It is an independent business opportunity, available to anyone.
Also, while their sales page says their program costs $49.95, the reality is that it actually costs $99.95. You have the option to get a $50.00 rebate if, when you receive the welcome email, you agree to take a survey. If you do not take the survey, you will not get your rebate.
Finally, they have a very specific and difficult refund policy. While they claim to have a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, the truth is that to get your refund, you must following their training and use their program for 60 days, exactly.
If, at the end of 60 days, you can prove you used their program the entire time and failed to make back the money you invested in the program, then you have 7 days to request a refund. Additionally, the Home Income Cash Machine website states that were you to request your refund before you have tried the program for 60 days, you would forfeit your ability to qualify for a refund.
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
Thanks for thinking of me, Susan (oh you didn't!!!) This is NOT your email address - just a similar one extrapolated from my computer addresses.
Actually, another “friend” sent this to me last May - or so the email informed me. But they didn't - my computer had been invaded. Before realizing it was a scam, I had applied, but I quickly reneged a few hours later and told them to take my name off everything.
Of course they didn't, so for the past 7 months, I've received daily "click" emails and horrendous phone calls from fake job offers. I've tried very hard, but it's not possible to end it. This time I won't quit.
I'm forwarding this to my isp again today, I'm reporting them to the MA Attorney General's Office and the F.C.C., and I’m going on every Google site possible to make others aware of what they are doing.
It is perfectly clear that the MO of this company is to frustrate you to the point of giving up, and letting them have the $97. That's exactly what I am going to do. Why? Because there is nowhere else to go to try to get it back. This was a $97 lesson that I couldn't afford. Desperate people who are trying to make ends meet are the victims here. I should have known better.
I could not log in and had to email for support. Surprising they called back and set me on my way.
After a few more days pass the calls start in and the fun begins. They have proceeded to solicit between 8 and 11 thousand dollars for "tuition ". A supervisor is going to call back tommorow with all the information that I will need to enroll and make a commitment for the next 6 months to a year. I am so excited to tell them stories, they will think I am a nut job! LOL
When I called their Customer phone # I was really given the run around. Conversations were mostly people who had no knowledge of what I was asking about. I needed information on how to begin..Yet days later a salesman would contact me, that was when the qualifying bit came in? No one ever knows the other person who called they say they don't work for the company. Talks about qualifications for the wealth institute...WHAT? I DID NOT WANT THAT? then after I hung up on that rep my next calls were frustrating to say the least. tried to get money back now they say I am over my time limit had o deal with someone who was reading a script from INDIA. They refuse to return my money. Now, tonight a male salesman called with intimidation practices....He identified him self as a rep from cash machine. Hey, I only filled out one application? what the hell is going on???
I am very disturbed with the company practices. First off the FCRA in 1970 mandated it is a federal offense to run a credit report without authorization. Under the fair credit reporting ACT I did receive my $19.99 back. These people had no rights to run my credit!!!! if this has happened to you then my suggestion is to fill out reports with your local bank first they can advise you as to your next steps.....especially if you feel you have been scammed. Now I am not saying these companies are like that I can only tell you what happened to me & the way the salesmen disclosed themselves on the phone to me. Last sales representative was downright rude and intimidating. He just kept laughing at me! Frankly, I believe the FBI needs to monitor all internet businesses to make sure they are doing what they publish. There always seems to be a catch clause in all of their docs. Good luck to all!