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    [Job listing] freelance-home-writers.com / homefreelancewriters.info

    Anyone have any input about this company/website?

    http://freelance-home-writers.com

    Comes off as kindof a scam. Nothing seems to work unless you put in your email address.

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    http://freelance-home-writers.com

    Comes off as kindof a scam. Nothing seems to work unless you put in your email address.
    Ahh, the old trick...get that mailing list padded out the easy way. Good eye for the games! Of course, you could always start a gmail account for the spam and have a look around. That's one of my favorite counter-spam tricks. My favorite is the one I never got around to registering:

    "GoAhead-And-Spam-Me-I-Wont-Read-It-Anyway@gmail.com"

    or "SpamLord666@gmail.com"

    Heh.
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    I always put in asdf@yadoo.com

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    100% Pure Hyperbole

    I entered an email addy for laughs at the previously mentioned website. Check out THIS breathless prose:

    "You're just minutes away from making great, easy money from the comfort of your home, just from writing simple articles, easy blog posts, or (if you want the really BIG bucks) by writing short fiction and non-fiction stories... Thousands of smart people just like you are are already brining in an easy $1,000, $2,000...even as much as $5,000 every single week just by doing this easy writing in their spare time...and now it's your turn!"

    Unquote.

    Well, DAMN, what am I wasting my time doing all this WORK for? Clearly I am in the wrong end of the writing business. I just called all my editors and told them to sod off, I've got THIS cash cow to see to now! WH00T!
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    "Only 8 articles a day." holy crap!

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    No, wait, it GETS BETTER:

    "Get Started Today For JUST only $2.95!
    The special low price will be ending soon so hurry and take advantage of this discount offer!"

    Drop EVERYTHING! RUN!

    Sorry. I can't stop myself today.
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    So...they're writing porn in the nude on cam sites to get that amount right?

    The way today is going, I'd be tempted. Eh, ok, no I wouldn't.
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    I had a good laugh over their FAQ page: http://www.freelance-home-writers.com/faqs.html
    Why do these sorts of "deals" always include so many exclamation points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenwriter View Post
    I had a good laugh over their FAQ page: http://www.freelance-home-writers.com/faqs.html
    Why do these sorts of "deals" always include so many exclamation points?
    I love how the first question is:

    How do I know this isn't a scam?
    Answer: Absolutely not! We wouldn't be able to do business online very long if we were only here to blindly take your money and leave you high and dry. We've been online for nearly 6 years now and are very proud to be legit!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtonTheCat View Post
    I love how the first question is:

    How do I know this isn't a scam?

    Answer: Absolutely not! We wouldn't be able to do business online very long if we were only here to blindly take your money and leave you high and dry. We've been online for nearly 6 years now and are very proud to be legit!



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    Too Legit 2 Quit

    Yeah, this site has given me a ton of laughs today....I'd blog about how crappy they are except the wind gets taken out of my sails since they don't have an email addy to send my "love" to when I'm done--seems bit of a waste of time since I can't send a personalized "you suck" to them. A "writer beware" on the other hand...
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    So do you think this belong in the Beware room?

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    Here's the email forwarded to me by a friend. It has an email contact for you just incase you would llike to give them your 2 cents worth.

    FORWARD:
    Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 04:24:23 -0500 (EST)
    From: Katherine Locke <email@unparalleledmarketing.messages4.com>
    To: p
    Subject: Re: Your Work at Home Application


    Hello p,


    I have just filtered out the perfect work at home job for you
    p... This opportunity is for anyone who has an
    internet connection & understands English as a first language..
    Based upon your request for more information about a work at home
    job I can confidently say that your search for work at home employment
    is over after visiting the following website

    Click Here For More Info

    This company is aggressively looking for applicants for the new year.
    This is the best time to get started so start off the new year right.

    Click Here For More Info

    Regards,

    Katherine Locke
    Work at Home Group Chief Editor
    To Unsubscribe From Further Mailings Click Here
    P.O. Box 332
    Winnebago, IL 61088

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwallace View Post
    I entered an email addy for laughs at the previously mentioned website.
    I did too, and went all the way to Step 3 (Step 1--LOGIN. Step 2--JOB DESCRIPTION. Step 3--START GETTING PAID!). When I tried to back click from Step 3 to see the previous screen, a little window popped up--supposedly, an IM from someone called Summer--with the following:
    Summer Says:HEY WAIT! My name's Summer and on behalf of the team here at Freelance Home Writers I've been authorized to offer you an additional discount so you can start making money for just $1.87(Normally $69.95). That's OVER $65.00 off our original asking price! To take advantage of this one off deal just CLICK HERE

    Summer Says:What's more if you aren't 100% satisfied with Freelance Home Writers, simply contact us and we'll send you a prompt refund! And, we'll even let you keep your membership and all the bonuses included!

    Summer Says:We're making no secret that this is the NUMBER 1 FREELANCE HOME WRITING JOB ON THE INTERNET. And you can get started RIGHT AWAY for the tiny fee of just $1.87 - just CLICK HERE to get started.
    There was more, but I got bored.

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    I just love these scams...everyone needs a good laugh! I recommend using a mailinator address with them (just make up any word @ mailinator.com).

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    Internet Writing Scam? or no?

    We've all seen sites like this, where they tell you you can make money if you just give them your credit card number and click <here> ...but if they tell you it's only 2.95 (usually scams ask for Alot more) and if you're not satisfied you get your money back. What should one think?

    Here's the link:
    http://www.freelancehomewriters.com/...&stID=69&new=1

    All comments welcome!!!
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    You should think that $2.95 times thousands of writers is a lot of money. And then you shouldn't think about it anymore.
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    Anyone deal with Freelancehomewriters?

    I've been getting a lot of spam from these guys lately, and I was curious if anyone had dealings with them yet...?

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    Looks to me like the Internet version of the well-known work-at-home scheme. You're promised income from something that allows you to work at home--the catch is that you have to buy materials, or a kit, or instructions, in order to get started. From FreelanceHomeWriters' FAQ:

    Can you guarantee that I'll make money using your system?
    Answer: The simple answer is no. However, I promise you that if you follow our instructions 100%, and do not make money, we will refund your purchase right then and there! Because we're so confident in our system, we have made a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee.

    More detailed information about what you'll have to pay is here. You can "get started" for the low, low price of $2.95--but watch out. You'll also have to pay a $47 per month membership fee.


    And check out the Disclaimer.

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    freelance home writers

    as far as they got with me was wasting more than 45 minutes of my morning. i was really intrigued but suspicious when i also noticed grammar problems with their website and suspicious promises... long story short, cause i have real work to do, i noticed no one here had definite experiences or answers to what the deal was... so here is a link to some people that acutally tried it:
    http://www.aboutus.org/Freelance-Home-Writers.com
    also, if you want to complain, here is their BBB page:
    http://www.seflorida.bbb.org/Busines...anyID=92011869
    from what i could see, no one has complained there yet... so, pass this along and tell people to do it! this is the first place id' check for a businesses' legitimacy.

    hope this helps future investigators of this alleged service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakedoctor View Post
    here is their BBB page:
    http://www.seflorida.bbb.org/Busines...anyID=92011869
    from what i could see, no one has complained there yet... so, pass this along and tell people to do it! this is the first place id' check for a businesses' legitimacy.
    The BBB is utterly useless as far as filtering out writing scams. I know of frauds who were still A-Okay with the BBB on the same day the cops were in their offices boxing up everything to use as evidence.

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    Red face Yea & check their math!

    Quote Originally Posted by Potluck View Post
    "Only 8 articles a day.
    " holy crap!
    If you wrote 8 articles a day @ $20 per article = $1280 per week or $5120 per month or $61,440 per year!

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    The aforementioned Writer Beware blog post re: FreelanceHomeWriters.com and their ilk: http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2008/1...writersco.html
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    freelance home writers dot com?

    I keep getting mail from them in my junk folder, but out of curiousity, I just had to ask if anyone had ever heard of them.



    Edit: Ok, sorry I didn't find this thread before posting mine. I think I have my answer about freelance home writers.com now!
    Last edited by gophergrrrl; 02-03-2009 at 12:43 AM. Reason: Topic moved

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