Detecting Online Scams

Avoid the scams online

Detecting-scams-onlineOut of 10 people who joined a work at home opportunity in hope to escape the rat race, 9 people got scammed and never made a single cent. The internet have become a breeding ground for these ruthless online marketers who uses deceitful methods to squeeze every penny out of you.

My main purpose for creating this website is to help you avoid these online scams. I can’t stand seeing someone giving their hard earned money away to these unscrupulous scams.

There are so many scams out there on the internet and only a bunch of legitimate ones. So how do you avoid all these scams?


Tell tale signs of a scam


Scam Alert 1: A “Holy Grail” system – No effort, High profit

Whenever any online marketer or product claim that they can make you tonnes of money with little to no effort, its definitely a scam. There are no such “Holy Grail” in this world that can create your success for you. Success can only be craved by your own effort and hard work.


Scam Alert 2: Keeping you in the dark

Products that have a sales only video and do not show exactly how you are going to make money is most probably a scam. Most of these scams use this strategy to grasp your curiosity. There are probably no substance in its paid contents that can validate its effectiveness.

The worst thing you can do is to buy a product without knowing what you are getting into. The next time a product which paints a rosy picture for your future with a one page website and a sales only video, stay far away from it. You can help me save other people from the scam by reporting it here.


Scam Alert 3: Constant Downsells and Upsells

The Downsells

Whenever you encounter a program or product that offers you a special discount whenever you try exit its sales page, its probably a scam. If a program or product is so good, why would it so desperately want you to join?

The best explanation could either be further upsells once you join its program or lack of quality information or contents for its users.

The Upsells

Programs that requires you to buy products after products once you become a member is definitely bothersome.

You will first be introduced to the whole idea of making money online and once you join as a membership in its program, you realise you need to buy another product to learn more about something, and you need buy yet another product to gain further knowledge.

There are just no end to your spending. By the time you realise that you are being scammed, you would probably realise that you have spent over thousands of dollars on these products.


Scam Alert 4: Fake or Scammy photos or testimonials

There are many programs out there that uses fake testimonials and they will use a small worded disclaimer to say that the product testimonials are not 100% genuine. Beware of those.

Product owners who claim they made a fortune online and claim that they will teach you how to do it, but uses fake names and photos to cover their identity definitely have something to hide. So please stay far away from those products.


Scam Alert 5: High pressured sales

If a product or program tries to convince you that this is a “limited time” offer and you have to act now. Don’t! Take your time, it is just a marketing gimmick.

I’m not saying that all the programs that uses this marketing technique is a scam. I’m just saying that you should take your time to fully understand what you are signing up for before making a decision.


Scam Alert 6: Does not offer support

Product support is one of the most important factor to judge the worth of the program membership. Always test the product support feature in the program. It is always good to know that you will be well taken care of once you become a member of the program.

Any legitimate program would spend extra effort to reply to all your queries. As a guide, a program is worth joining if you can receive a reply to your queries within 2 days (the quicker the better).


Scam Alert 7: Impossible to Contact

If a program or product do not provide any contact information, Run! Run far far away from the program. High chance that it is a scam.

If you would have paid money to join the membership, and even worst, the membership payment is a recurring payment, Bad luck for you. Hopefully you can cancel the subscription through your credit card company.

No legitimate business will hide their contact information from you because credibility to a legitimate business is paramount.


Scam Alert 8: Flaunting images or videos of Mansion, posh cars and etc

Do not be fooled by all these nice “toys” the “gurus” display to you. All these are just a way to entice your inner greed to want the things the “gurus” have.

Always take interest in the product itself and not the sales pitches or all the flashy “toys” the gurus flaunt to you.

Most legitimate programs will offer free trial for you to test the product. Always take your time to test it before making a decision.


A Rule of Thumb

Always do research before joining a product or program. You can start your research by typing the following into Google:

  • is product_name scam
  • is product_name a scam
  • does product_name work
  • product_name review
  • product_name reviews
  • product_name training
  • how much does product_name cost
  • product_name legit
  • is product_name worth the money
  • is product_name any good
  • product_name complaints 

Do not only read the positive reviews on the product or program , read the negative reviews as well.

Act with caution if the product or program hits any one of the scam alerts listed above.

Leave a Reply 23 comments

Marcus - Reply

Hi jack,
Just wondering if you have reviewed” THE ACEINITIATIVE”? could you tell me a little more about these guys and what sort of scam this is? Your help and insight would be appreciated 😊

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hey Marcus,

    Thank you for requesting a review on Ace Initiative!

    You can read the Ace Initiative review here.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

scamreport - Reply

Fraud Conspiracy Ring; The players:

Self Proclaimed ‘Resource Allocation Consultant’; JAMES PETERS; EMail:; (443) 500-7195

MICHAEL HIRSCHTICK, SR of National Credit Rescue (NCR), Email:; (602) 930-3887

SONJA LEE COPELAND-BRUMFIELD, Vanver Capital Inc;; (310) 745-7908

ANONYMOUS Collateral Provider; won’t give his name; he’s “too important” but boasts he can ‘deploy millions of dollars worldwide in a few days’.

The scheme:

James Peters refers Vanver who will offer a ‘Lease Purchase Contract’ for a $100M blocked funds account at an AAA rated EU bank if you (as applicant) will place $3M into the NCR escrow account at Wells Fargo Bank (WFB). They provide a contract that about $25M will be given to you in 60 days after PPP trading. The ‘collateral provider’ keeps the rest. You must give them a CIS, PP and POF to start.

Background info reveals:

James Peters touts he will get paid ‘at closing’ and has ‘closed many deals’ with Vanver. He also says he will send money to a charity in Africa from his commission. He cannot provide any documentation he has ‘ever’ been paid by Vanver for a successful transaction nor donated any money to charity.

Michael Hirschtick, lives in an apartment (15509 N. Scottsdale Rd, #4011, Scottsdale, AZ 85254). He filed a personal bankruptcy in 2016 (AZ District Court Case# 2:15-bk-02946). WFB will NOT confirm he has an account with them. He is not an attorney with the AZ bar, was disbarred in Illinois and ordered to pay $83k in restitution (IL Supreme Court Order M.R.21668 on 9/18/2007) . He WAS an officer in Vanver Capital when registered in Nevada. Vanver LLC Nevada license was ‘revoked’ in 2015. (vs dissolved or non-renewed)(
NCR was investigated by WFB in November 2016 for receiving a fraudulent SBLC for $500M (Case FCI 2016110800622).

Sonja Lee Copeland-Brumfield, AKAs:

Sonja Smiley
Sonja L. Smiley
Sonja Lee Smiley
Sonja Lee Parker
Sonja L. Copeland
Sonja Green
Sonja L. Green
Sonja L. Brumfield
Sonja Lee Copeland-Brumfield

Sonja was ALSO a member of Vanver LLC in Nevada (along with Hirschtick). Sonja used ID theft for various crimes in New Jersey in May 2008 (Oakbridge NJPD: Case 8016957). Sonja has outstanding liens/judgments/warrants/etc:

1. AZ court case 0702CV-0403959 in May 2004, civil judgement awarded against her.
2. IN court case 53C059912CF00793, criminal case for forgery/theft (case was dismissed by county)
3. CA court case CV03-02741FD, wage garnishment for civil case collection in 2005
4. AZ court case M-0741-3606564; arrest warrant for traffic violations not paid
5. VAN RU CREDIT CORPORATION has judgments against Sonja from 2007
6. Eviction from a home in Phoenix, Case# CC2007156834 in 2007.

The scam: You are referred to Vanver by Peters who arranges a conference call with you, Peters, Copeland and the ‘collateral provider’. The offer is to wire the funds to NCR, whom will hold the funds until the ‘blocked funds letter’ [BFL] is received by you. No ‘bank’ is identified that will issue this BFL. Once the BFL received NCR sends funds to Vanver. The BFL is “probably” fraudulent but your escrowed funds are ‘gone’. NCR claims no liability as escrow holder. Vanver says the BFL will now be used for ‘trading’ and you’ll get paid in 60 days. After 60 days they will “probably” tell you the trades are delayed, failing, banker problems, etc. You will “probably” never get any money nor your escrow funds back. Summary: An ‘anonymous’ person promises to get you $25M, yet uses people like Peters/Hirschtick/Copeland to sign contracts and escrow money in accounts…! hmmmm….

Use your own judgment….

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this!

lalay D - Reply

Hi, is MOBE a scam? thanks a lot !

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Lalay,

    In general, I don’t think MOBE is a scam, but it does cost a bomb to be in it.

    This is the review I have on My Top Tier Business (MTTB) which is the sales funnel that leads to MOBE.

    Honestly, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars just to learn internet marketing.

    If you want a structure approach to learn internet marketing, I suggest you check out this page.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Felix - Reply

Your website has saved me from some shady businesses and I was hoping for some feedback on Digital Genius Lab. There’s very little info out there on them. I tried your google search tips and come up with close to no info. Have you heard of them?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Felix,

    Thank you for your comment!

    I have not heard of the program. Would you be able to provide more information, like the sales page or domain name? It seems that there are several companies using the same name.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Marjourie Ann - Reply

Hello Jack!

I am a very new fan of your site and I have not missed a day since I started visiting. I find it very helpful and I am also am able to help others that want to know if a site or program is a scam or not by directing them here .

I am still waiting for your USI-Tech review 🙂

I would like to ask if you could kindly look into rh-gold dot com (Updated by Jack: Site already down) ??
I can hardly get info about this site that I can actually understand

Many thanks and keep up the great work of helping others!

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Marjourie,

    rh-gold’s website seems to be down. I guess this is the end of the program?

    Anyway, I’ve updated the USI Tech review.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

debo browne - Reply

Could you please take a look at USI Tech – a crypto Currency marketing company promoting huse returns on capital.


    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Debo,

    I’ve done a review here, and I need to update it in 140 days.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

obed - Reply

Is dollar tab a scam?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Obed,

    Thank you for your heads up! I will take a look into it and write a review on it soon.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Anna - Reply

Hi Jack is millionaire website ( legit?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    I have seen many programs like this, they are all scams. Just take a look at a few of the similar programs like Work At Home University and Web Master Fortune.

    I hope this puts into perspective.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)


I have been talking to National Wealth Center and have just read your review..I do not like having to bring in people to join..I would prefer my own system..however I do have a sense of urgency to creat an income stream of at least a 1,000 per you feel your suggestion of an affilate program would work for me with the pressure to make money within ashort time frame of about 4 months

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Jacqueline,

    Thank you for your comment!

    Well, I’ll be very honest here. There are no such way to make quick money online. Those programs that promises you that you can make lots of money in a short period of time are most likely a scam. Online businesses, like any kinds of business, takes to build and grow, and there are no guarantees. So if you are looking to make a quick buck online, I am sorry to say that this opportunity is not for you. You need to get your mindset right before you start your own online business. Feel free to communicate with me here if you want to find out more about Affiliate Marketing.

Brian - Reply

Have you looked at World Profits. Its been going for 20 years

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thank you for this! Will check it out soon.

george brown - Reply

is google sniper is a scam site or true?

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