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Ron Jamieson has a twin named Bill Standford...hummmmm
Posted By: Ral In Response To: Re: Web Promotion Specialist Certification (Steve MacLellan)
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 9:19 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Web Promotion Specialist Certification (Steve MacLellan)
Well, I just bought the course...and then came across this site and got me worried. Then, look at what I have found...these 2 links with That Jamieson dude is an exact copy of another/different consumer reporter named Bill Standford!!! AND...notice on those pages none of the hyperlinks work!! Yes...the ads are scams...but Im hoping the business still works...I will try it for a few weeks and see. Here are the two same links with different writers supposedly yet exact same words!!! I am worried at this point!
Here is Jamiesons: http://www.wrwdtvreporter.com/
And here is Standfords: http://onlineconsumerreporter.com/
Scam heaven...but I fell for it!
>> Hmmm! It cost $249 for 6 hours of training and you can earn $125,000
>> your first year. I bet all those people who have multiple degrees will
>> have wished they read this ad first before spending years in university
>> and thousands of dollars on their education ;-)
>> It says:
>> "The work that web promotion specialists do involves typing
>> articles that reference the products and services of the companies they
>> work with. The key is in knowing where to find the right websites and web
>> services where these special articles need to be placed."
>> Most of these "special places" are places like this forum,
>> my forum, Willie's forum, etc... It might be hard for some of these people
>> to collect their pay though on boards that are moderated and zap the
>> messages quickly.
>> One woman claims to have earned $84,000, working an average of 10
>> hours a week.
>> It says to click here to read a newspaper article about this company
>> in the Chicago Employment Weekly. The Chicago Employment Weekly website
>> domain name was registered 6 days after the Computer Career Institute
>> website, and the ONLY story it shows is the one about the ad you're
>> looking at. It would seem a bit odd that the only article a weekly
>> employment newspaper would have is one article from June.
>> I get a kick out of all the noise the promotion makes about you might
>> be able to get hired by a Fortune 500 company. With six hours training,
>> about the only work you would get is delivering pizzas, as long as you
>> didn't mess up finding the correct office wanting the pizza.
>> Barb, save your money.
>> Best Regards,
>> Steve MacLellan
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