136HBB.com: Business Opportunity or Scam?

Review of 136HBB.com Work from Home Scam

136HBB.com is busy advertising on cable and satellite television starting in early 2007. Like many work-from-home schemes being hawked on tv, radio and the internet; they scream about how much money you'll make but offer no details at all.  And like many of the scammers, they want to give you their cd for free!

What are work from home scams?

"Imagine owning your own business, being your own boss, working only a few hours a week, but still making lots of money - all from your own home ..."

As good as the "wages" sound, the promoters don't give the full story. The schemes are often no more than phony get-rich quick schemes - where you're not the one getting rich!  In fact, our own investigations show that almost ALL work-from-home schemes, "passive residual income", make-money-in-your-spare-time and other get-rich schemes are pyramid schemes, scams or simply worthless.

What happens if you go to www.136HBB.com?

We tried it. Here's their website 136HBB.com - This will open in a new window - just close it when you are done. Notice that they want your name, address, phone number and email. You can probably count on getting a lot more junk calls, mail and email! So far, they claim everything is free. By the way, www.49getmoney.com is advertising the same, and their website appears to be almost identical. 

Next - Order Your "Free" Package

After you enter your contact information, the next page presents the first catch, you need to give them a credit card (WARNING!) to pay for the shipping!  Why a warning?  Once someone has your credit card number, they can charge anything to it and you'll have to dispute it with your credit card company! Click here to see that page and find out what happens!

If you have purchased this cd, please click here to tell us about your experience and opinions!


How to check out a work from home scam

  • Ask for a street address, not just a PO Box, and find out as much as you can about the company and its operations.
  • Ask to talk to other employees - and to ensure they are for real, visit them to see what type of work is involved and how they are organized.
  • Ask to see examples of the final product and the work required.
  • Ask what materials are supplied, or not supplied.
  • Ask how you will be paid - and in what currency.
  • Ask where the business is incorporated and has it's business license.
  • Research the product - is it a viable money-maker, and are the proposed returns achievable?
  • Do your sums - ask yourself whether the time required to do the job, in conjunction with the start up or material costs, match the returns to be expected.
  • Use common-sense: if you have never heard of the product, or their products are very expensive or there is a fee to sign up as a "distributor" or "consultant", those are tips that it is a multi-level-marketing scam.

Click here to check out these scam, fraud, or just plain worthless work-from-home schemes

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!

 

 


 

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