Rebate Processor Jobs, Scam or Work At Home Miracle?

Let me start off by saying how much I love communicating with you guys because you keep me up on “what's hot on the streets”. Every question or comment you make lets me know what's been on your mind. You may not realize how critical that is. But it's very important to get your comments because it helps me come up with better posts for you to read like this one. This is a tremendous help to our little community here. So keep your comments and questions coming in my articles. Good or bad, I want to know.

In any event, in the last week or so I've received tons of emails and comments about these Rebate Processors Positions listed all over the web. It's seems to be the new hot thing on the web right now. Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while knows that I do my best to keep it real and help people avoid work at home scams. I know a lot of people are very hopeful about this whole processing rebate opportunity but I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Basically like many of those typing and data entry ebooks that cost $39.95 on clickbank, rebate processors opportunities are just another misleading rip off. I can't call it a flat out scam because what they're teaching you can work but they're totally misrepresenting the information.

Here's What You're Promised As A Rebate Processor

The sky, moon and stars. Okay seriously you promised the ability to process various rebates for all different companies which can pay anywhere from $10-$15 per rebate processed. Training is allegedly provided and you'll be able to make money right away! Sounds pretty good? But of course you can't start this so called job without paying the going rate of $29-$49 bucks!  Hmmmm, something smells funny and it's not me this time as I just took a shower. I know, too much information Ed.
Here's How Rebate Processor Work At Home Positions Really Work.

  • The authors of these ebooks or systems provide you with a list of products to sell.
  • The companies that own these products offer you a commission for every one you sell.
  • You're then provided a list of free classified sites.
  • You're also provided with ads to put on these sites.

You're then instructed to visit these free classifieds sites and post ads which are basically designed to encourage people to buy the products you list. However in your ads you have a statement that reads you'll pay people that buy the products you list some money back. (also known as a rebate) Because you get a commission every time a product is sold, you can afford to pay these rebates to people that buy your listed products. That's the rebate processing scam.. I mean opportunity.

Now let's clarify some things.

Yes, it's true companies will pay you a commission for selling things or simply just for referring people to their sites without having to make any sales. I know this for a fact and make a very good living doing this (You can too, click here to see how!). I especially focus on the latter referring people to free sites. But the creators of this processing rebate ebook has done a horrible injustice by misrepresenting the opportunity. If they called it “make money selling stuff by encouraging people to buy your stuff by giving them some of the money you earn opportunity”, that would be a total honest representation of this work from home opportunity. But I'm sure many of you wouldn't really give it a second look based on that description. The creators of these ebooks know this so they cross the line and put a totally unbelievable spin on the opportunity.

So the problem lies more in the presentation and not the actual information. The techniques that they teach you can work. But they won't for most people because you're going in there thinking it's a regular work at home job when it's not. Obviously, this is going to piss you off. You won't actually try the techniques listed because it's not what you want to do. As a result, you're going to call this company a scam. But the scam of it all is how it's represented. The actual information listed is viable and legal.

Infomercials have a habit of doing the same misrepresentation. For God's sake our president did it too with the whole weapons of mass destruction nonsense. Now does that make it right? Hell nah! But marketers walk the fine line between marketing and straight up lying everyday. In cases of the rebate processors, data entry and typing ebooks they just flat out stomp across the line. So just keep that in mind any time you come across these systems or ebooks that cost $49.95. Chances are they're misrepresenting the opportunity or rehashing information that can be found for free like in the cases of paid surveys.
It's Spreading All Over Like A Nasty Rash!

Chances are you'll find these so-called rebate processor opportunities everywhere, even on some of your favorite legitimate work at home sites. (I think I've even seen them on some of my sites. ) Usually this occurs because the ads are automatically displayed by Google across thousands of sites. Google administers that ads that pay web site owners. I think in time they will get rid of these ads like they have been doing with the fake data entry and typing scams. But now you have the facts. So no matter where you run into this so called opportunity and no matter how good they make it sound, you'll know to keep your money in your pocket!

Are There Any Legitimate Free Rebate Processor Jobs?

Well I recently read an interesting concept online. Someone suggested, hanging out around major electronic stores and offering to pay people for their receipts and the UPC codes on the boxes of the products they buy as they walk out the store.
Then you just head home and process the paperwork and collect the rebate checks. I guess this is feasible because I know I rarely take advantage of the rebates printed up by my local Best Buy or Circuit City. But you really need to have a good approach otherwise people may think you're trying to scam them or something.
What's The Last Word? You Tell Me…

Now you have my thoughts about this whole rebate processor program. Depending on your point of view, I can totally see how some of you would think of it as a total rip off, fraud or scam. But that's not really for me to decide. I'm just giving you the information and it's up to you to run with it.

What do you guys think? Are you still willing to give this whole processing business a try now that you know how it really works? Are you open to the free version I laid out here? As always I'm interested in your thoughts. Who knows your comments may be the subject of my next blog post and can help others dispel some of the other crap that's out there! So leave a comment in the form below! By the way, if you're still looking for something legitimate to invest your time in,  you may want to explore a work at home career as an affiliate which is what yours truly does. If so click here for more details.

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  • Eddy: I haven't touched base here for over a year.
    I see you are still trying to help folks help themselves.
    There's that old saying that plays well here:
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
    To anyone that see's this.
    All the "information" you will need to be successful is here,
    However: The "stimulation" or drive to succeed is only found "inside yourself".
    You will need both to win.
    Good luck. from oldbuck

    • Oldbuck,

      Has it really been that long? Either way too much time has passed by! ;)
      I appreciate you chiming. As always you have a creative way of expressing the truth and your observations. It's definitely frustrating, sad and annoying when you provide folks the tools to help themselves and they just choose to ignore them because it requires just a little more effort on their part which on this site is nothing more than reading.

      But you're absolutely right if folks don't have that self motivating catalyst, there isn't much I can do than to help the folks that do. So thanks for reminding of that! Sad thing is someone will probably just ignore the great advice you just gave in this article. lol

      In any event, you're missed. Don't wait a year again to chime in. Your comments are always entertaining and useful.

  • @eddysalomon:
    hello fellow Eddy...
    You mentioned possible rebate scams...
    Do the The FHA or HUD rebates fall in this catagory?
    seems legit and can'r find many complaints directly tagetted at this particular rebate target.
    Do not promise the moon, but the 100 or so to start with them sounds reasonable
    until you think that maybe 100 people a day or week may be biting the bait...
    Any thoughts?


    • Hello Fellow Eddie,

      I don't know anything about the FHA or HUD rebates you're referring to. The only thing I can suggest is that you always do your research to know for sure. Follow the steps in my scam video: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and that should help you with your due diligence.

      In terms of the ads you may find on this site, the same advice apply. Do your research. Don't assume because an advertiser paid to be here or on TV, Newspapers or magazines that they're on the straight and narrow. I make it very clear what I personally recommend because I will write an article about it and usually have a video documenting that I have used said company. So never assume any ads on this site or any medium gives it legitimacy. Many websites have the same business model as your favorite TV network where the advertisers pay the bills so we don't have to charge our users. Hope this all makes sense.

      You can find my personal recommendations here:

      Good luck.

  • Hey! thanks!
    It is a company called Smart Tools. They process rebates for FHA and HUD that people are due on their homes.
    I have not seen any negative responces. I have watched the video and will continue due diligence...
    just thought you might have heard something...
    your a big help!!!
    honest ed

    • You're welcome. Nope, never heard of it. But as long as you apply the steps in the video and do your research, you should be fine. I'll say this though. I don't join companies that have no feedback whatsover because I don't want to be the guinea pig. There are too many perfectly proven legitimate opportunities out there for me to risk myself on something new like the stuff on my recommendations page or job leads page:

      Good luck either way.

  • Love the plan but hate the wait time of -6 weeks to get paid. Besides the fact of being arrested for solicitation or loitering is not at all appealing (then who would pick up the rebate checks?). I have a small question though aside from rebate processing bologna. I am a site owner with many affiliations and building but have no clue how to advertise without having to write long articles. I do not sell anything personally. I let the companies I give free advertisement to the opportunity for that as I try to get customers keyed into their products. However my site traffic is only me checking on the traffic. If you have any advice I would certainly appreciate it. I realize a big key is SEO which is a totally new concept to me but I'm learning it as I go. I found your site searching google for "work at home order processor jobs" as the 2nd listing. Thank you for the opportunity to read this informative insightful article. Happy affiliating!

    • You've answered your own question. You need to learn Internet marketing. SEO is key. That being said not writing articles will definitely work against if you want to be successful with SEO or your site in general.

  • It is good to know the twist. Everyone is out to make money, just some have no conscience. These people who have no conscience have not evolved with most of society.

    Kelly C.

    • Indeed. But as long as you do your research it's easy to avoid nonsense like this. If everyone did this then these guys couldn't make money.

  • Hmmm interesting how you put the rebate processing business down but then turn around and offer something of your own.

  • Uhhh, I'm just stating the facts about this so called "rebate processing" nonsense. And yes of course I'm going to provide legitimate alternatives that are up front about what they're providing you. Furthermore this is my site so I can recommend whatever I want. People come here looking for recommendations it's not something that I hide. Anyone that has read this site and taken action knows that my recommendations are legit, make them money and me money in the process. So this isn't a secret and nothing I'm ashamed of.

  • I was interested until you through in the comment about WMD's.  You might want to think twice about comments like that. 

  • Hi Eddy, I noticed there haven't been many comments lately, but wanted to add my own. I, for one appreciate the info you provided, the rebate processor position I was looking at seemed legit until I did a little research! I was happy to find your article that gave a very good summary of how they actually work. Lot's of double speak and out right lies about what can be reasonably expected. I call them "clickbank whores". So thank you for your help! I also decided to look at your link and I just signed up today. I'm impressed with all the information! Have a great day! (oh by the way WMD is weapons of mass distruction...I don't know why that poster took issue with you using that as an example, but anyway, that is what it stands for....)

    • Hey Shelley,

      I'm so happy to hear this article helped you avoid this scam. It's been quiet for this one because I assumed the scammers moved on to something else. But I guess they're still peddling this nonsense too. It's a good thing you did your research! I'm glad you decided to give my recommendation a shot and you like the information. You'll quickly see why I've been a member since 2007. Thanks again for chiming in. I appreciate it!

      • Oh no, lol they're still out there, and you wouldn't believe the emails I get asking me to be a "liason" between sellers and buyer in foreign markets!!! I had a company want me to receive 2 packages a week, open them up, take pictures of the stuff, reseal the shipping box, put the included shipping stamp on it and take it to the post office...these items came from places like California, Utah, etc...and then were shipped overseas! I notified the FBI on it and sure enough it was all merchandise purchased with stolen credit card numbers!! OMG!!! I can't BELIEVE the lengths some people will go to, to try to rip other people off!! I'm a humble, low income mother, with multiple chronic autoimmune diseases and as a result can't work out side of my home, I have no immune system to speak of..so it is especially tragic when people just like me want to believe they just found an answer to their prayers and instead get sucked in to a debt creating nightmare. I again want to thank you for being a "watchdog" I will definitely recommend this site to my friends, especially the one's who work from home like I do.

        • That's crazy. I guess if it still works then why stop, huh?
          Sorry to hear they try to hit you with the old reshipping scam. Man it's a nasty one where I've helped hundred people avoid but just as many or more have fallen victim because they found my article after the fact. I'm just happy I can be here to help some people escape this garbage.

          Thanks for supporting my site and sharing it with others. I appreciate it!