Scam Alert Website Lists

Below is a list of websites that were seen advertising in early 2009, offering such promises as thousands of dollars a month at home. Many offered friendly pictures and testimonials, and virtually all were fake affiliate blogs.

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Many of the sites below were created by the same people, often using the same pictures of checks, phony comments, etc. They bank on the fact that it’s “only $1″ so most people will take the bait. That dollar gets them your contact info, which they will hound to no end. Notice how all of the URL’s are very similar.

Most of these sites were pulling bait and switch tactics, where you were signed up up for something you couldn’t cancel easily.

So if you are considering giving any amount of money to the sites listed below, you may regret it. Read this first-hand account of how much of a headache dealing with these scammers will be if you take the chance.

Many of the websites below use the same pictures of checks on their sites. They are all related, running the same scam, and heavily advertised.

List of the “$5000 a Month on Google” & “Government Grants” scam websites from 2009

2009stimuluschecks.org – Various subdirectories advertising on Facebook Feb 2009. I saw some based on the “Kevin Hoeffer” looks, while others were using the ryan-craig template. Either way, it’s all bogus still peddling the same products.
adamsmoney.com
Fake check pics, fake comments predating the 12/7/2008 site creation date. Uses the name “Adam Davis.”
adamsmoneyblog.com$5000 check, $5300 check, Daniel W. Hynes check; site created 12/7/08.
akabeezy.com – They relied heavily on the rarely used cheddasblingblog.com template. Same Daniel W. Hynes check seen everywhere, new layout and photos, but same old products. Advertising on Facebook 2/3. This writer finds this site racist.
allenstrauss.com –
Lots of reused elements, and same picture as “Jake Miller.” This one also sells Video Professor, along with the heavily peddled Google system. Fake check, story, and comments. Uses the name “Allen Strauss.”
amysincome.com
$5000 check, $5300 check, site created 12/8/08. Uses the name “Amy Blevins.”
andrewsblog.grantmoneyforyou.comA typical green blog using the “Kevin Hoeffer” version 2 photo. Name used is “Andrew Hudson” in one place and “Andrew Jackson” in another!
andrewlowell.com – Saw this new look on Facebook 2/25/09. Problem is… same check, sends you to one of the same landing pages as many of the others here. Uses the name “Andrew Lowell.”
anthonyisgreen.com
“Anthony Hoeffer” same green layout, same check pictures, same text, same fake photos and comments. Says he’s married to Audrey.. wait I thought that was Kevin’s wife!
apply4grants.org – All the hallmarks of a suspicious grants page. It has three glowing reviews, all of products with a free CD that you only pay shipping. Advertised on Google 2/13/09.
beckysmoneyblog.com
A slightly updated look, but really still a generic fake blog with the same fake photos (such as the often-used Katie Couric pic), 2-part product scam, uses the name “Becky” mother of 2.
benbanksit.comA “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, with a different picture and using the name “Ben Miller”
bethsmoney.comTreasury check, $5300 check, fake comments, fake date on site predating actual site creation date of 12/13/08. Uses the name “Beth Fisher.” Popup on closing window makes it difficult to leave the page. By 3/5/09 site has been redesigned and advertised on Myspace. Now with a cross and says “Christian Mom Making Money At Home.”  Despite the revamp, it’s still a phony blog.
bethsmoney.netMirrors bethsmoney.com
bethsmoney.orgMirrors bethsmoney.com
billgetsmoney.com - $5000 check, check from Daniel W. Hynes, same layout, reused comments (such as user Kellyboy596, for ex.), uses the name “Bill Ledford.” Advertising on Myspace on 2/3/09.
bradmakesitrain.comAlmost exact copy of adamsmoneyblog.com but using the name “Brad.”
bradsbailout.com – Typical blog layout, same Google/Grant products. Clicking sends you to a cryptic page for Grant Access Club which will charge you $58.61 after a SEVEN day trial (read the terms people!).
bradsmoney.com
$5000 check, guy-with-dog picture, $5300 check, Daniel W. Hynes check; site created 12/7/08. Ads seen on Myspace 2/4/09.
bradsmoneyblog.comExact copy of bradsmoney.com; site created 12/17/08. 2/19/09 picture now changed to one of the Eiffel Tower Hoeffer pics.
briangetsmoney.com$5000 check, Daniel W. Hynes check, reused comments (such as Kellyboy596); site created on 12/25/08. Uses the name “Brian Hoeffer.”
briansmoneyblog.comAlmost exact copy of anthonyisgreen.com but using the name “Brian Maslow.”
brians-money-blog.com – Slightly altered template, but same fake Google check, same Daniel W. Hynes check, same “just pay shipping” bait, uses the name “Brian.” Advertised on Google 2/4/09.
carlasmoney.com
$5000 check, $5300 check, Daniel W. Hynes check, fake comments predate site creation date of 12/18/08. Uses the name Carla Elthridge.
carlcreatescash.com – Typical “Eiffel Tower” Hoeffer clone blog with the name “Carl Erickson.”
cashfromgrants.info –
Almost exact copy of ryan-craig.com and yet another site using that same Daniel W. Hynes check photo. Advertised on Facebook 2/3.
chadgetsgreen.com
$5000 check, phony comments; site created 12/13/08
cheddahustleblog.comCopy of akabeezy.com, using the name Russel “Chedda.”
cheddasblingblog.comCopy of akabeezy.com, using the name Russel “Chedda.”
conniesgrantstory.com – Closed by 2/19/09.
coreycash.comClone of billgetsmoney.com but using the name “Corey Hoeffer.”
coreyhasmoney.comTypical fake blog template of the “Kevin Hoeffer” family. Reused text, photos, comments. Nothing original. Uses the name “Corey Sullivan.” Advertising on Facebook 2/4/09. By 2/19 name was changed to “Corey Matthews.”
coreysmoneyblog.com – Clone of all the “Kevin Hoeffer” blogs found here, using the name “Corey Donahue.” Advertised on FoxNews on 2/20/09. Includes a disclaimer that mentions the short trial period, but not the fact that the photo, testimonial, and comments are phony. Disclaimer indicates a connection to mygrantsite.net.
craigsblogsite.org
A mirror of Kevinblogsite.org. In fact, it says thanks for visiting my site “kevinblogsite.org” – so who is Craig??
craiggetscash.comYet another “Kevin Hoeffer” template, with the same photo and the name “Craig Davidson.” And yes, it’s all phony.
dangetsgreen.comCopy of ericmakesmoney.com but uses the name “Dan Pellington.”
danielgetsgreen.comOffline by Feb 17, 2009.
danielsmoneyblog.comSame layout, same text, same offers. Uses the name “Daniel R.”
darrylgotpaid.comTypical overused green blog template, reused and rehashed text and comments, uses the name “Darryl Collins.” Advertised on Myspace 2/4/09.
davegetsgreen.com – Exact “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site but using the name “Dave Williams.” They forgot to alter the phony check picture – which still says “Kevin Hoeffer” on it! haha.. I had to take a screenshot before they notice that one. Saw advertised on Facebook 2/12/09
davegetsmoney.com
$5700 check, reused comments (Kellyboy596, ex.), same layout; site created on 12/13/08. Uses the name “Dave Steinberg.”
davidscreditstory.comSame fake check photos, typical Obama references, same layout, same offers.
davidsmoneyblog.comAnother “Hoeffer” clone site, using the name “David Scroeder.”
debt-free-dave.comTypical fake blog layout, fake checks, fake bio, 2-part product scam, and phony comments. Uses the name “Dave Collins.” Funny note that it says “2 comments” but 10 comments follow. That is usually an automated process, so it shows more fakery. Same comments used in debt-free-debbie and the original debt-free-dante, which now forwards elsewhere.
debt-free-debbie.com – Almost exact copy of debt-free-dave, but with a female and the name “Debbie Collins.”
debtdownthedrain.com – Not working as of 2/17/09.
debtfreekelly.com – Same blog layout, same products. Fake family stock photo found elsewhere. Uses the name “Kelly” from a city near you. Advertised on Facebook 2/17/09.
downbutneverout.com
Typical fake blog using the name “Ryan Keagle.”
earncashfromgrants.comThis is a slightly different approach, somewhat more corporate rather than the “fake blogs” seen prevalent here. 
earnonlinesite.ch.tf  – It’s an odd url, but saw advertising on Facebook 2/26/09. It is an exact copy of kevinsmoneytree.org.
easyincomeblog.com –
Same Google and Daniel Hynes checks, same Google/Grant combo. 
ericmakesmoney.com –
Same Google offer, same fake Google check, advertising on Facebook on 2/6/09. Uses the name “Eric Pellington.” 
ericsmoneyblog.com –
Slightly updated template, but same Eiffel Tower picture, same offer, reused text, same check photos.
fastgooglecash.info –
Yet another based on the original Kevin Hoeffer template but apparently “borrowed” a different family’s photo. Same text, offers, comments – all phony. Uses the name “Jon Gardner.”
freddysblog.com
Fake check pictures, fake comments; site created 12/25/2008. Uses the name “Freddy Hanes.”
get-money-online.com – Typical fake blog, using the name “Kevin Peters” from a town near you.
googlekits.com
$5000 check, fake comments; site created 12/15/2008
governments-grants-2009.com – This site is discussed in detail in this post. Site offline on 2/17/09.
governmentstimulusgrants.com – A new emerging blog look for late Feb 09, this one seen on Google ads… same bogus offers and fake stories, using the name “Jake Miller.”
govgrantcash.com –
Almost exact copy of grantmecash.com. Saw advertised on Google 2/9/09.
govgrantscenter.com
Exact copy of the original “Kevin Hoeffer” site.
govtmoneygrants.com – At first glance, it has an updated look, not quite as blog-like, yet upon further inspection we find the same reused photos, and links to the same scams found everywhere here. Saw advertised on Google 3/6/09, using the name “Tom Anderson.”
grantnow.com
Linked to by dubious apply4grants.com, has the usual “As seen on” major networks (which is mostly likely wasn’t seen on), testimonials that look like models. You will be automatically signed up for a $60 service if you don’t cancel the trial.
grantsreviews.org
grantsforyounow.comA different site, appearance-wise, but has been linked in with the “Kevin Hoeffer” scams, and apparently also charges nearly $100 to unsuspecting customers. This site has the figurehead of “Lisa Fitzgerald”
grantmecash.com – Site created 12/25/08, has only one page which was posted on 12/28 and wants us to believe it was “seen on” 6 major news channels by early Feb 09. Three positive reviews, all free with shipping cost. Yeah right. Ads on Google 2/8/09.
grantreviewsonline.com
A deceptive “review” site, with misleading references to various news organizations. As with most “review” sites, we only see a couple positive reviews of similar products that only require shipping. Clicking the offers (2/8/09) takes us to a site that was parked less than 2 months earlier and immediately attempts to get your contact info.
greggetsgrants.com – Site offline 2/17/09.
internetearnonline.int.tf – Another copy of kevinsmoneytree.org, advertised on Facebook 2/26/09, with that odd .tf domain.
jakecutler.com –
Familiar blog layout, text found on dozens of other sites, same check photo found everywhere, same comments found on dozens of others here (SallyM and Tywall, et al). Same Google/Grant products which lead to the same products many of the others here peddle. Uses the name “Jake Cutler.” and site created January 2009.
janetsdebtblog.com
A new scam, but added to this list for now, and almost the same as one of the wrinkle scam blogs.
jasonberinski.com – Usual green layout, one of the “Kevin Hoeffer” photos, same Google scam, same text and comments, using the name “Jason Berinski.” Thanks to the commenter who found this one.
jasongetsgrants.com
Same layout with a new picture. Same text, comments, fake checks, “just pay shipping” scam. Advertising on Google’s AdWords on 2/4/09. Uses the name “Jason Dodd.” Love the fake Google-looking ads at the top of the page! 
jasongetscash.comTypical blog, same fake Google check, same promotions. Uses the name “Jason Moore.”
jasongetspaid.com
jasongrants.com – Another over-used template based on the original “Kevin Hoeffer” version, this time using the name “Jason Donahue.” Advertising on Facebook 2/3
jaygetsgreen.com –
Standard green blog template, same offers, reused text, reused photos, reused comments. Uses the name “Jay Collins.”
jaygotmoney.com –
Exact copy of jeffgetsgrants.com, including the name (which is odd to have the name “Jeff” on a url with the name “Jay.” By Feb 17, they fixed the name to be “Jay Williams” from a city near you.
jeffgetsgrants.com
A subdirectory of this site is currently being advertised (1/24/09), using the “Kevin Hoeffer” layout/fake photos, etc., but using the name “Jeff Donahue.” Pops up a window making it hard to navigate away. Fake Google ads on the side. The main page used to forward to earncashfromgrants.com, which itself could be a scam if it’s associated with these sites.
jeffgetsgreen.comSimilar to the “Kevin Hoeffer” pages, minus the photo. Same fake checks, text, comments, etc. Uses the name “Jeff Taylor.”
jeffreysgrantblog.com – “Kevin Hoeffer” clone grant site but uses the name “Jeff Donahue.” Saw advertising on Google 2/8/09 and again on 2/27/09.
jeffsgrant.net –
Almost exact copy of the original Kevin Hoeffer template, with that same photo. Uses the name “Jeff Donhue.” Popups make it hard to navigate away. Advertising on Facebook on 2/3.
jennysathomejob.comStandard reused layout, fake checks, text. Uses a photo of a woman and the name “Jenny Elthridge” who like so many others here is married with 3 kids. Was offline on 2/17/09.
jeremymadecash.comA “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, using the same pictures, text, comments, and scam. This one uses the name “Jeremy Parker”
jessicasmoney.comSame fake checks, same 2-part product scam, reused text and comments. Uses the name “Jessica.”
jessicasmoneyblog.domlander.comExact same text and comments, same fake Google checks, uses the name “Jessica Dawson.” 2/17/09, site not working properly.
jillsbusinessblog.comTypical Grant/Google fake blog, using the name “Jill Pearce.”
jimgetspaid.comSame over-used template with different pictures. Same text, same comments, same fake checks, same scam. Advertised on Google’s AdWords on 2/4/09. Name says it’s “Jim (Jeff Donahue).” But a different Jeff Donahue than other sites using that name.
jimgotmoney.comTypical “Kevin Hoeffer” clone – appears incomplete on 2/4/09. Reused text, comments, photos. Uses the name “Jim Donahue.”
jimmygetscash.comCheck from Daniel W. Hynes, $5300 check, comments borrowed from other sites listed here; site created on 1/15/09.
johngotrich.comTypical green blog template, same Google/Grant promotions, using the name “”John Albert.”
johnsavescash.com – Reused template, same offers, exact same comments found elsewhere. Uses the name “John Tucker” and another one married to Audrey.
johnsgrantsuccess.com –
Typical fake blog, fake check photo, reused text and comments, uses the name “John Harris.” On 2/17/09 site was being parked.
johnsmoneyblog.com –
Another “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, using the name “John Hoeffer.” Interesting disclaimer says site is based on a true story but with the names changed. That doesn’t explain the deceptive checks, phony/reused comments (kellyboy596 strikes again), or auto signup scam. On 2/17/09 site was giving a 403 and 404 error.
jonsunemployment.com
Almost an EXACT copy of bradsmoney.com – same pictures, text, and comments (only the name and a few words changed); site created 1/3/09.
jordangetsgreen.com – Uses the same green blog template, same photo as “Kevin Hoeffer” #1, same check photos, same comments, nothing new. Uses the name “Jordan Thompson” from a city near you. Saw advertised on Facebook 3/4/09.
justingetsgreen.com
Same fake $5000 check, same layout (including exact comments and text) as many others on here, site created on 12/8/08. Uses the name “Justin Collins.” Ads seen on Myspace 2/3/09.
justinsmoneystory.comA classic! This one has two completely different pictures of who “Justin” is. Otherwise, typical Google/Grant fake blog.
kellygetsgreen.comReused green blog format with the name “Kelly Greene.” The picture used is the wife of “Kevin Hoeffer” in some versions of his pages.
kevinblogsite.orgA typical “Kevin Hoeffer” site – but with yet a different picture. I’ve now seen three different pictures of who “Kevin” supposedly is.  Same layout, same text, same comments, same scam. Advertised on Myspace 2/5/09.
kevingotcash.com$5000 check, “Kevin Hoeffer”, same layout; site created on 1/3/09
kevingetsgrants.com$5000 check, “Kevin Hoeffer”, same layout; site created 11/28/08. On 2/17/09 it was directing to a login page.
kevingetsgreen.comOn 2/17/09 it was directing to a login page.
kevingoesgreen.comTypical “Kevin Hoeffer” template, but with one of the other pictures often used for these “Kevin” sites. A subdomain being advertised on 2/6/09 on Myspace is mylife.kevingoesgreen.com and has picture of a different person than the main url, but the text and offers are mostly the same.
kevingonegreen.com
kevingotgreen.com - Treasury check, “Kevin Hoeffer”; site created 11/27/08
kevingothisgreen.comAnother “Kevin Hoeffer” site with fake check, same story, Google promotion.
kevinhoeffer.comSame fake $5000 check,  fake comments; site created 12/13/08. He changed his photo by late Jan 2009.
kevinsbigmoneysecret.comClone of the original “Kevin Hoeffer” site. Looks incomplete as of 2/4/09. On 2/17 clicking on his grant offer takes the visitor to webfetti.com!
kevinsfatstacks.com – Yet another “Kevin Hoeffer” clone, this one using the “Eiffel Tower” version of Kevin.
kevinsgotgreen.com
Another “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site. Advertised on Facebook 2/10/09. The guy in the ad on Facebook was different than the picture on the site!
kevinsgrantstory.com
kevinsbigmoneysecret.comAnother “Kevin Hoeffer” site. Fake pictures. Phony checks. Scam products.
kevinsgotgreen.comAnother “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, with the original “Kevin” picture still in there. Advertised on Facebook 2/3.
kevinsgreen.com
kevinsmoneysecrets.com – Exact copy of kevinsmoneytree.org.
kevinsmoneytree.org –
Generic green blog, same offer, same Google check, reused comments. Using the name “Kevin Collins” and advertised on Facebook 2/19/09.
kevinsnewlife.com
One of many “Kevin Hoeffer” sites, this one the “Eiffel” version of Kevin.
kevinsrich.comAnother “Kevin Hoeffer” site. Fake pictures. Phony checks. Scam products.
lisashomebiz.comOffline on 2/17/09.
lorigetspaid.comThis is “Lori Hoeffer” – married to Jason. Apparently part of the larger “Hoeffer” clan. Luckily Kevin allowed her to use his template, text, comments, check photo, etc. Odd that she shows her with her husband – in the same photo that many Kevin Hoeffer sites claim is Kevin… yet she says it’s Jason. Hmm..
makecashmonies.com – Based on the ryan-craig.com template, same Daniel W. Hynes check, Google cash offer – nothing new. Advertised on Facebook 2/6/09. Feb 17, 09 now forwarding to EZ Grant Source. 2/22/09 back to a blog format, using the name “Tom Steinbach.”
makemoneyonline.ru.tf –
Another exact copy of kevinsmoneytree.org, advertised on Facebook 2/26/09.
marksgotcash.com –
Updated looking template, but still uses that same photo as the original “Kevin Hoeffer” – using the name “Mark Hoeffer.” Same fake story, fake photos, “free shipping” bait. Website didn’t exist until 1/19/09 yet the blog date shows 11/26/08. Fake! Noticed in Google AdWords on 2/4/09.
mattsgrants.com
Almost exact same site as the “Kevin Hoeffer” pages but using the name “Matt Perkins” with a different picture – same scam, same comments, same text.
mikegetsmoney.comA “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, using the name “Mike Hoeffer” – yet both are married to Audrey. Awkward…
mikemakesmoney.comDifferent layout. Uses the name “Mike Corrigan.” Same Google/Grants “only pay shipping” scam. Same fake check pictures.
mikemintsit.com – Standard reused blog template, photo, phony check, text, and Google cash scam. Advertised on Facebook 2/26/09.
mikesgmoney.com –
Apparently a UK version. The main page has nothing on it but the subdirectory “/u” has a similar blog and text feel with the same “Google Kit” the others are all peddling. Uses the name “Mike Kingston.” Thanks to commenter Lee for pointing this one out.
mikesmoneymatters.com –
Familiar blog feel, reused check photo and text, same “Just pay shipping” ploy. Uses the name “Mike Donahue.”
momonies.com –
Standard green blog, much of the same text found on many of the other sites here. Uses the name “Dan Manachilli” with a fake family photo which is just a stock photo used all over.
mygovtbailout.com –
Uses the stale green “Kevin Hoeffer” template, pushing grants, same Daniel W. Hynes check, reused text and comments, uses the name “Jim Stevens”
mygrantdollars.com
Appears to be related to the Lisa Fitzgerald crew, using the small “shipping” fee to get your credit card and tack on large hidden fees.
nickgetspaid.comOver-used green “Hoeffer” template, but using the name “Nick Barrett.”
mygrantstory.com – Ads pointing to a subdirectory with the typical fake blog feel, using name “Sandy Marshall,” same Daniel W. Hynes check, etc. Long disclaimer at bottom, but doesn’t cover fake checks or persona.
mygrantstory.net
Another “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, no disclaimer as of 1/31/09.
mylife.kevingoesgreen.com – See kevingoesgreen.com.
my-money-journey.com – Same overused fake green blog template. Same Google/Grant “only pay shipping” scam, reused text and comments. Uses the name “Robert Christian.” Advertised on Google’s AdWords on 2/4/09.
nicksbusiness.com
Main page looks like an incomplete “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, but advertisements are pointing to a subdirectory that is a ryan-craig.com clone site. On 2/17/09 main site only has “Hi mom” on it.
nicksgreen.comSame fake Google check, same template, same 2 products. Advertised on Facebook 2/8/09. Uses the name “Nick Peters” though the 2/5/09 cached version on Google had the name “Nick Granger.”
nicksmoneyblog.comSame template and photo as “Kevin Hoeffer” but with the name “Nick Finnerty.” By 2/22/09 the name was “Kevin” in one paragraph and “Nick” in another. Oops!
nirvanadance.com$5000 check,  “Nirvan Hoeffer”, same layout, some borrowed comments from other sites (Kellyboy596, ex.). Site displaying a directory 2/17/09. By 2/22/09 site is working again, but name is now “Nirvan Sandler.”
obamaseconomicstimulus.comAdvertised on Facebook 2/25/09, new look but same old tired phony offers. Uses the name “Jake Miller.”
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onlinegoldfinder.comStandard green blog template, using the name “Justin Collins.”
onlineincomeonlineonline.at.tf – Further proof that they are caring less and less about using memorable url’s. This was advertised on Facebook 2/26/09 and is an exact copy of kevinsmoneytree.org.
partnerwithpaul.com
Sent to this page when attempting to click away from tomscash.com on 2/6/09, which to me is a red flag about this site. I’ve read it is a Herbalife/MLM operation, and saw quite a few complaints about it. Only included in this list because it is tied into sites here.
paulgetspaid.comFamiliar blog with same Google cash promotion, using the name “Paul Steinbach.” Advertised on Facebook 2/25/09.
peoplemakingmoney.net – Main page is different than the Facebook-advertised subdirectory, (saw advertised 2/26/09) both of which resemble the original ryan-craig.com template. Subdirectory uses the name “Robert McCabe” while the main site uses the name “Josh.”
richgetsrich.com
Uses the Kevin Hoeffer template – phony checks, phony “Rich Tucker” persona, phony comments, 2-part product scam. By 2/22/09 the name is simple “Richard.”
richstudent.netSlightly modified template, and a different picture of the “Kevin Hoeffer” persona. Same text, same reused comments (included our beloved kellyboy596 seen everywhere). No obvious disclaimer as of 1/31/09. By 2/6/09 it was back to the usual “Kevin” photo and advertising on Facebook.
rickysfastcash.comCopy of freddysblog.com, but uses the name “Ricky Hanes”
robertscashblog.comSame blog layout, reused text, same fake Google check. Uses the name “Robert Nelson.” 2/12 layout seems updated and being advertised on Foxnews.
robsgrants.com – Updated layout, but same fake checks, same Daniel W. Hynes check, same fake blog, same deceptive news references, two-step “trial” offers. Uses the name “Rob Johnston.” Advertised on Google’s AdWords on 2/4/09.
robsmoneyblog.com –
Uses the picture of a firefighter, perhaps to play into the “honest guy” angle. Name is “Rob Anderson” from a city near you, same photos, same grant offer. Saw ad on FoxNews 3/2/09.
ryan-craig.com
A different-looking template, but same promises, same 2-part product “only pay shipping” bait and switch, same check from Daniel W. Hynes, same fake blog feel. No disclaimer as of 1/31/09.
ryansincomestory.com
ryansmoney.comPhony Google/Grant blog using the name “Ryan Keagle.”
sarahsdebtblog.comExact same template as sarahswhiteteeth.com, but switched to pushing a Mastercard. Deception = scam.
sarahsgrantmoney.com – Typical greenish fake blog, from the Hoeffer family of templates, but using the name “Sarah Jameison.” Fake ads at the top, overused fake check photo with a really bad attempt to superimpose her name on it, same comments. Saw advertised on Google 2/27/09.
scottsjobhunt.com
Same overused fake blog template, same deceptive photos, reused text and comments. No disclaimer as of 1/31/09.
scottsmoney.com
stevengetsgreen.comAnother “Kevin Hoeffer” clone site, but using the name “Steven Campbell.” Gotta love the fake Google ads on the right. Advertised on FoxNews on 2/13/09.
stevesmoneyblog.com
stimulus-grants.org – Typical green blog template, phony blog story, using a picture of a friendly lady and girl, using the name “Barb Lance.” Same check pictures used on dozens of fake blogs here. Ads seen on FoxNews 2/9/09. Typical 2-part grant offer with shipping only. Small disclaimer implies you only have a 7-day trial period.
success-diary.com –
Yet another site with a green blog and “Kevin Hoeffer” peddling his Google scam.
tomscash.com –
Exact copy of ryan-craig.com. By 2/6/09 it had that familiar “green blog” look and was being advertised on Facebook. Attempting to click away from the page forwarded to partnerwithpaul.com, which tells me that site is crooked too. Offline on 2/17/09. Back online, advertising on Google 2/27/09 with the “Kevin Hoeffer” template using the name “Tom Donahue” from a city near you.
tomsjournal.comExact copy of ryan-craig.com, but only a subdirectory is active. 2/20/09 page has changed to a more familiar fake blog, with the name “Tom Steinbach” and a subdirectory advertised on Facebook.
tonysgrants.comTypical phony blog using the familiar “Kevin Hoeffer” photo, but with the name “Tony” from a city near you. Ads seen online 3/6/09.
tylersmoney.com
usgrantguide.orgThe fact that it’s using that same fake check in its ads, it has the same “just pay shipping” bait, has 3 glowing reviews, and has the same promises as the others – it must be considered a big ol’ scam like the rest of ‘em.
wealthresource.org – Standard green fake blog, using the name “Jim Stevens.”

 

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  • Rogers Family

    Thanks for listing these. Is there a way to stop them?
    The reason I ask is because at least 6-10 of these sites are using pictures of my family without permission and it’s really frustrating. It’s making our life very difficult.
    THANKS!

  • Elsa

    Just got here from a comment you made on Cranky Fitness back in January 2009 and I wanted to say that I got caught by the $5000 a month scam. I cannot believe I actually gave out my credit card number to these people but in a moment of insanity, I did.

    They immediately put through a charge of $1.00 U.S. OK fine, so I should be able to access their magical how-to info, right? Wrong! So I tried to contact them by email by replying to theirs. No response.

    So imagine my lack of surprise when I noticed that they had subsequently put through a charge for $100.00 U.S.!

    I was very lucky! I contacted my bank and they reversed the charge, explaining that there was nothing they could do if the vendor produced proof within 45 days that I ‘owed’ the money. Of course, they didn’t/couldn’t, so I’ve only lost the original $1.00. But I still check my credit card statement regularly, just in case.

    Oh and yes, I have learned my lesson.

  • MERRY Mary

    That Kevin H…. Green guy used the same last name as mine when I was initially contacted.
    This is pretty darn near a fraud deal 2 me. I don’t think these low-lifes can even spell the word “ETHICS”

  • Machinist

    I’m really wondering, with the economic situation the country is in right now, why an attorney has not filed a suit against those that bilk monies from hard working Americans, leading them to believe they have the answer to their financial crisis……..OUGHT TO BE A LAW against it

  • Nick

    Google Adsense uses commas on their site. So if you see a screen shot for $1256.09 it is a lie. Should be $1,256.09.

    Keep that in mind.

  • Stunned

    How do these crooks get away with it? I saw an “article” on Yahoo Finance today, 09/04/09 about freebies and one of the “freebies” discussed is the “Google Free Money”. This article leads you to believe that everything is free but when I followed the link, it turns out you pay a nominal fee of about a dollar AND in the fine print, you find out that there is a substantial monthly payment after the free trial. I may not be real smart, but I wasn’t born yesterday. Freebie????? Okay, face it. If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. It is a shame these people can take advantage of others so easily, especially in these hard economic times. Thanks for your article, I wish everyone would read it before falling for this scam.

  • oggo

    The worst thing of all this, is that they are allowed to just continue this.

    It is so obviously a scam, but they are not stopped!

    It’s funny how these scam sites always have the exact same layout. No subpages, just one long page, with pictures of money and checks, pictures of people and their testimonals.

    I don’t get why people are still stupid enough to fall for it, but what’s worse is that they are not stopped. It should be piece of cake to stop them.

  • Asa B.

    Even though this list is getting old, I still found a site on here that I saw advertising today. Crazy. Well thanks for posting this.

  • Valerie Tobin

    Another scammer is Kavit Haria and his program Insider Internet Secrets. Enrolled in his program, wanted a refund, he agreed, but have been chasing him ever since. Been a few months. Stay away from this guy!

    • Lynnee

      Yes, I too have had the same experience!

      Kavit Haria is a producer of online marketing courses and materials. He advertises his materials through facebook and e-mail marketing. His latest course, Insider Internet Success, comes with a 60 day full money back guarantee if a buyer is not happy with the materials.
      Well, I signed up for the course because it sounded good.
      The course was supposed to be delivered over a 6 week period, during which time Haria said he would be personally contactable.
      But instead, the course was delivered through pre-recorded seminars and Haria was never able to be contacted personally.
      On the one occasion when I did manage to get hold of him, he was very rude on the phone and definitely did not want to spend the time to advice me, although he says in his pre-sell that he is prepared to spend ‘even up to an hour to help, if that is what it takes’

      I decided to request a refund because I was not receiving the help I needed from this man.
      When I made an initial request for a refund, he immediately began making all kinds of excuses via e-mail, suggesing that I hadn’t followed the course materials. The last reply I received from him was on 17th August and since then, he has not bothered to even reply to my numerous e-mails requesting a refund.

      This man is a sham!!

      He has been reported to Trading Standards and

      I am on his case and will update you on the outcome.

      • Pete

        Hi Lynnee

        I had EXACTLY same experience with Kavit Haria. No answers after you contact him for a refund when you are not happy with what he sells.

        Yes, I have to agree with you: Kavit Haria is a scam. Anyone can contact me for more information and if you would take your case further, I am happy to help.

        Any updates on your report to Trading Standards?

        Thanks
        Pete

      • Michaela

        Hi – same thing with me. My 60 days money back guarantee were up 8 days ago, I have sent him mail after mail and he does not even reply. He did not ever stick to his promises – actually he lied. In his Internet Insider success program he says he’ll write the first book for you and publish it, and send it to me for reviewing, but he never did. I mailed him numerous times about this and he said he’d resend. Needless to say he never did, although all his other advertising mails reached me just fine.
        What can I do to get my money back?
        Thank you
        Michaela

    • Bridget

      I just agree with you. Yes Kavit Haria is a scam and liar. He ripped me off too. Hopefully one day he will get what he deserves for scamming people. I will send my experience with him to the Trading Standard office too. I would strongly advise stay away from him.

  • waffles

    Could you tell us more about this experience Anji?

  • Jack Smythe

    Conservative AM radio stations are chock full of such deceptive ads. The “income at home”, “secret income”, and magic night cream type adverts don’t disclose the real truth behind these adverts.

  • Greg Gasser

    Just found out I just got scammed back in June. I received a text message that I thought was from Walmart telling me I had won a tv for signing up for a walmart credit card. Now almost three months later I find out that my grandmothers credit card (her information is on my account from prior use)was charged for the tv(almost $2000). Don’t know what were going to do since I cannot find no prior tv scams online.

  • J Roberts

    Gold Scam through Kulani Resouces and Mining in Africa.The seller was called Ahmed Tan (probably a fake name)and the gold was apparently of Sierra Leone origin. He had a 10kg sample, in Bangkok and the plan was that me and my partner would fly there and pay half of the $15,000USD in logistics fees to get it to China. Once in China, the goods would be tested and the seller would be paid. When we got to Bangkok, we rented a room and Ahmed and his partner (James) brought the gold to the room. It looked ok but I am not a gold expert and I was not expecting to be scammed. My partner and I selected some nuggets at random for testing but we stupidly made the mistake of letting Ahmed carry the nuggets when we went to the testing center. I believe he must have carried some real nuggets in one pocket and the fake ones in the other pocket and pulled out the real nuggets for testing. The testing was fine and the nuggets they tested were real. We then went back to the hotel where the gold was. We gave his partner (James) the $7500 to pay for the documents and he went to get them leaving Ahmed with us and the gold at the hotel. Shortly after Ahmed received a phone call and went outside the room to take the call. When he didn`t reappear we realized the gold was fake and they had been scamming us for just $7500. We took the gold to a jeweller who told us it was fake and we then went to the police who were very helpful. Ahmed and his partner were all over the hotel cameras so hopefully in the future they can be caught.The scam originated from Kulani Mining and Resources in africa who verified the deal.

    • Jolene

      Good day

      I would just hereby like to verify that we did at the Head Office’s of Kulani Mining and Resources were not aware of this “transaction” taking place. For more information please contact us via our website where we can provide you with all the correspondences proofing so.

      Regards,

      • karl

        i also was scammed by kulani mining and resources in a similar transaction

        • waffles

          Can you give more details of this?

        • Eugene

          Karl, who are you? The office has never dealt with you my friend. People out there must be aware of so called gold buyers operating from China going under various aliases such as Roy / J Roberts / Mr Roy then claiming they have been scammed, then they try and solicit US$7,500 from you. If you refuse they have a team badmouthing your name on the net.

  • Michael

    I`m sure Kulani mining were well aware of this scam taking place. They are well renowned for this and have a cover company called preciousmineralslimited who they use for gold and diamond transactions

  • Arthur

    It is so easy to point a finger at another when you have been scammed. What are you doing in a hotel room trying to buy Gold? Gold is “legally” sold in registered refineries. If you are stupid enough to pay over money in a hotel room that is your own fault! Kulani provided all information received from the so called sellers and passed it onto the buyers, does that make us part of a scam, I doubt it? Our reputation is impeccable and we have a traceable reputation. It is easy to post comments but why don’t you supply facts or better still meet us in court; we would be more than willing? Preciousmetalsltd has never been a part of us, we are not aware of this entity. Should anyone require any information regarding this post they are more than welcome to contact us, we will not resort to slander on a public forum.

  • James Richardson

    kevinhoeffer.com is spam I have heared lot of issues about them from my frineds guys beware. buddy thank you for this list it makes us ware of these spammy sites

  • Safely Not Scammed

    Laura Green who was overseas to work with UNICEF was her name she was using when she obtained my information off of craigslist.

  • Carol

    Same thing happen to me! I sign on to his Social Media Immersion program and got ripped-off_Kavit Haria never refunded me the $997 I requested within his money-back policy. Have written to him multiple times asking for a refund with no reply back except some b.s. excuse that he is in Africa and email reply will be delayed. It’s been more than 4 weeks since. Total scam. If you look at the reports on this guy, merchant: kavit haria, (and I wished I did sooner) he has scammed other clients in similar fashion: not honoring his refund policies even when his clients send request well within the 60 days refund period. He has a tendency to reassure client that refund will be processed, and then not do it or make excuses for ‘delayed response’ , to delay client from taking action otherwise. Then he denies that he received any message from the client after deadline expires. Kavit Haria is a scam, he reassures client to delay further action, so if the client tries to resolve it via Paypal, and it is 45 days past their policy it cannot be resolved via paypal or if 2 months have gone buy, the client will have a more difficult time resolving it with their Bank.